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2021 Rawlings Quatro Pro Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated March 3, 2021

Our hitters like the flexible handle–although not as flexible as last year—huge barrel, and light swing of the 2021 Rawlings Quatro Pro. That holds true for both the USA and BBCOR versions of the bat. The Lizard Skin grip is a nice touch and the non flared handle was preferred by 2 of the 4 hitters.


2021 Quatro Pro Video

2021 Quatro Pro Video

2021 Quatro Pro Models
BBCOR
/10
USA –8
/10
USA –10
/10
USA –12
/10

We took the 2021 BBCOR and USA Rawlings Quatro Pro for a spin. After four hitting sessions and three different hitters over 500 hits, we put this 2021 Rawlings Quatro Pro review together.

2021 Quatro Pro Models

We took the 2021 BBCOR and USA Rawlings Quatro Pro for a spin. After four hitting sessions and three different hitters over 500 hits, we put this 2021 Rawlings Quatro Pro review together.

BBCOR
/10
USA –8
/10
USA –10
/10
USA –12
/10
BB1Q3

BBCOR Review

The 2021 Rawlings Quatro Pro in BBCOR is an ultra-light big barreled bat that sits atop Rawlings' lineup. The bat has changed shape over the years---going from our favorite in 2017/18 to one that doesn't feel as good anymore, at least to us. We think the focus on an ultra-light swing has brought down the value for the average high school baseball player. That said, those looking for the lightest swinging BBCOR bat and also want a huge barrel, decent feel, and a premium price point shoulder really like the 2021 Rawlings Quatro Pro BBCOR.

The 2021 Rawlings Quatro Pro in BBCOR is an ultra-light big barreled bat that sits atop Rawlings' lineup. The bat has changed shape over the years---going from our favorite in 2017/18 to one that doesn't feel as good anymore, at least to us. We think the focus on an ultra-light swing has brought down the value for the average high school baseball player. That said, those looking for the lightest swinging BBCOR bat and also want a huge barrel, decent feel, and a premium price point shoulder really like the 2021 Rawlings Quatro Pro BBCOR.


OVERALL/10
Quatro Pro BBCOR Ratings (key)
1/5 MOI
2/5 Stiff
5/5 Rating
5/5 Tech
4/5 Profile
5/5 EV
3/5 Durblty
4/5 Resell
4/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2020
Serial: BB1Q3
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
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US1Q8

USA Drop 8 Review

Quatro Pro USA Drop 8 Ratings (key)
4/5 MOI
1/5 Stiff
3/5 Rating
5/5 Tech
5/5 Profile
5/5 EV
2/5 Durblty
3/5 Resell
3/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2020
Serial: US1Q8
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
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US1Q10

USA Drop 10 Review


OVERALL/10
Quatro Pro USA Drop 10 Ratings (key)
3/5 MOI
2/5 Stiff
2/5 Rating
5/5 Tech
5/5 Profile
4/5 EV
2/5 Durblty
5/5 Resell
5/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2020
Serial: US1Q10
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
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US1Q12

USA Drop 12 Review


OVERALL/10
Quatro Pro USA Drop 12 Ratings (key)
3/5 MOI
2/5 Stiff
3/5 Rating
5/5 Tech
5/5 Profile
3/5 EV
2/5 Durblty
3/5 Resell
3/5 Relvnce
Sizing: -inch
Release Date: October 1, 2020
Serial: US1Q12
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
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Comparable Bats

Two-piece composite bats with a light swing and big barrel are the sweet spot of most major bat companies. Bats like Easton’s ADV, DeMarini’s CF, Louisville Slugger’s Prime and META, Axe’s Avenge, and so on focus on this niche. There is no shortage of light swinging two-piece composite bats with a big barrel on the market today (or yesterday). It is, to be frank, hard to make a real distinction between them.

For the 2021 Quatro Pro, the major advantage is the big barrel profile. It also has feel somewhere in between the stiffness of the CF and Meta.

Otherwise, lots of those bats are very similar and hard to distinguish.

Previous Models

The major change in the 2021 Quatro Pro is an updated connection piece. Rawlings calls this the F2 and it is a bit stiffer than previous year’s versions of the bats. Although to be sure, it still feels flexible. But it isn’t META or The Goods stiff.

Other wise, still the same “suspended” inner barrel, lizard skin grip, big barrel and sizing options as the 2020 Quatro Pro.


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Construction

The Rawlings Quatro Pro is a two-piece composite bat with a light swing, big barrel, and mildly stiff connection. In terms of bullet points, here’s what we got:

  • F2 Collar (This is the new connection that helps stiffen it up from 2020).
  • Very Light End Cap
  • “Suspended Inner Barrel.” Basically, they’ve inserted the barrel with some foam type material that keeps the inner barrel off the outside barrel. I’m sure the Rawlings engineers cringe at our description there. So, for what its worth.
  • Lizard Skin Grip

Overall Ratings Key

To keep consistent ratings across years, models and brands, we’ve devloped an aggregated rating system using 6 categories. As well, we track swing weight (MOI), stiffness and profile although they do not affect the overall score directly. The explanation of each rating is below.

  1. MOI: is the swing weight accurately measured at our bat lab. We score it 1 through 5. No score is better than another. This is a descriptive value. A lower number (1) represents a light swinging bat for its class, while a higher number (5) represents an endloaded bat.
  2. Tech: The tech advancements in the bat are 5% of its overall score. We award points for innovation even if the invention encourages the industry to try new things.
  3. Durability: The bat’s lifespan is rated at 15% of the overall score. We gather this information almost exclusively from the user and player feedback. More reports of a bat breaking then the lower the score.
  4. Stiffness: Stiffness is not counted towards the overall score since it’s a complete preference. The higher the number, the stiffer the bat, the lower the number, the more flex in the bat directly after contact. This is significantly correlated to how good a bat feels on mishits and hits.
  5. Profile: The profile does not count towards the overall score. However, we do track it. A high number means the bat has an extensive profile, and a lower number means it has a small profile.
  6. Resell: We count the secondary market of a used value of the bat as 10% of the overall score. We think the demand for the bat in the secondary market (eBay and SidelineSwap) are a good indicator of how well the bat is perceived to perform. It also shows a more excellent value for the owner as their bat retains more value and no longer becomes valuable to them.
  7. Rating: This is the player rating and represents 25% of the overall score. These are gathered from our hitters and reviews we find online and those we have contact with from other reputable sources.
  8. EV: Exit Velocity is the rankings we create in our exit speed velocity tests every year on bats. This score represents 25% of the overall score.
  9. Relevance: Relevance measures how applicable and available a bat is for consumers. The broader range of sizes and the more appropriate the swing weight for the masses then, the higher the score. This metric accounts for 20% of the overall score.

2021 Rawlings Quatro Pro User Reviews

10
Pop
6.7
Durability
10
Feel on Sweet Spot Hits
7.7
Feel on Mishits
9.2
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