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2021 Rawlings Quatro Pro Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated August 2, 2022


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 Video

2021 Quatro Pro Video

2021 Quatro Pro Models


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.

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

General Recomendations

The Rawlings Quatro Pro in BBCOR or USA is made for the player that wants a huge barrel profile, light swing and a flexible feeling on contact. In terms of performance, the bat does as well as any in its class. The bat’s sound is hollow. For some, the more flexible handle won’t be preferred—they’ll like the stiffer feel of a single piece or tighter two-piece like the META. But, for those base hit type players that want the best Rawlings has to offer, the Rawlings Quatro Pro is it.

Model Recommendations

BB1Q3

BBCOR Review

Quatro Pro BBCOR Ratings (key)
1 5 3 2 4 4 5 5 4 4
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
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.
Sizing: 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2020
Serial: BB1Q3
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
See other BBCOR Bats
US1Q8

USA Drop 8 Review

Quatro Pro USA Drop 8 Ratings (key)
4 5 2 1 5 3 3 5 3 3
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2020
Serial: US1Q8
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
See other Drop 10 USA Bats Bats
US1Q10

USA Drop 10 Review

Quatro Pro USA Drop 10 Ratings (key)
3 5 2 2 5 5 2 4 5 5
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
Sizing: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2020
Serial: US1Q10
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
See other Drop 10 USA Bats Bats
US1Q12

USA Drop 12 Review

Quatro Pro USA Drop 12 Ratings (key)
3 5 2 2 5 3 3 3 4 3
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
Sizing: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2020
Serial: US1Q12
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
See other Drop 10 USA Bats Bats

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.

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

The overall rating uses seven different weighted metrics to determine our overall score. Half of total rating comes from the player and our exit speed tests (Player Rating: 25%, Performance: 25%).The other categories are Relevance (20%), Demand (10%), Durability (10%), Resell Score (5%), and Tech Specs (5%).

*: When a bat is denoted by a star (*) it is a preliminary rating. Expect it to be updated as we learn more about the bat and gather more data.

(PlaRa) Player Rating: We measure player rating from user reviews. Those users include our own hitters that we test at the lab as well as reviews we find online.

(ExVe) Performance: Performance measures the exit speeds and distances we capture in our hitting lab with HitTrax using these bats.

(Relv) Relevance: We measure the number of sizes and the MOI of the bat. Bats with a wider range of options get a better score.

(Dmnd) Demand: Demand is measured by consumer sentiment and the buzz around the bat.

(Drb) Durability: A bat’s durability is measured by user reviews as well as feedback from manufacturers.

(ReSl) Resell Score: Based on the price the bats go for used. Higher prices mean greater user demand which means, generally, a better bat. A resell value closer to its original price means a higher score.

(Tech) Tech Specs: We rate the bat on its technological advancements from previous years and compared to the industry at large. This is our chance to reward companies who are trying to innovate.
MOI
MOI or Mass Moment of Inertia is a measurement of bat swing weight. This quantifies how difficult it is to swing a bat. The industry often refers to this as things like End Load or Balanced but those words have been overused to the point of meaninglessness. We measure the actual swing weights of each bat we test using the industry-standard pendulum period, balance point, and scale weight. You can read more about that here.
Price
The price is the original MSRP price of the bat.
Type
The types of bats are single-piece alloy (SPA), two-piece composite (TPC), single-piece composite (SPC), hybrid (Hyb.), and wood (Wood). Hybrid bats are made of composite handles and alloy barrles.
Date
The estimated date the bat began distribution.

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