2023 Rawlings 5150 Review

The 2023 Rawlings 5150 is an under-the-radar bat that performs as well as any bat on the market in its class. Its dominating feature is its lower price point, which gives some pause. It also wings heavier than bats of its class. But, it comes in a BBCOR, drop 10 USSSA and USA drop 11. All of which can work well for the right hitter. Specifically, those how are fine with a stiff feeling bat, a smaller barrel with a bit of an end load.

2023 5150 Models

Models Overview

If you know what you like, a single-piece alloy with an endload, then this 2023 5150 might be the perfect fit for you. It’s an inexpensive bat but it can hit the ball hard. Many NCAA players use it when they have to choose from Rawlings. It doesn’t have the appear or feel of most other bats, but it performs at the limit and gets the job done.

General Recommendations

Simple, no frills, and to the point describes the 2023 Rawlings 5150 in all its models. The BBCOR, USSSA, and USA all swing a bit heavyfor their class. They are also stiff and have an average-sized barrel. It hits the ball as hard as others in its class in all those cases, but you must get used to the unforgiving barrel and the smaller profile. But, if you are down for those things and like an under-the-radar bat at a reasonable price, this is for you.

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Comparable Bats

Single piece bats with a moderate load are commonplace. Look for a bat like the Omaha and Easton ALX for similar swinging single piece alloy bats.

Previous Bats

There are no substantial changes from the bat’s 2021 version, also called the 5150. They did change the grip to have a little more cushion, but we didn’t notice that until we read about it.


The 2023 Rawlings 5150 USA baseball bat (Item # RUS3511) offers is an end-loaded bat. With a barrel diameter of 2 5/8 inches in BBCOR and USA certification and a 2 3/4 in USSSA, it is suitable for high school and youth players. The bat features a 1-Piece RED Alloy construction and incorporates 3D Wall Technology for a bigger barrel profile. They shape the inside of the bat’s thickness to improve barrel size while still meeting the limit.

Our Parting Pitch

Here’s our best take on a marketing pitch for the bat:

Unleash the raw power of the 5150 bats and dominate the game like never before! Engineered from aerospace-grade RED alloy, these bats offer a level of performance and durability matched by only the best. With the thinnest walls possible and a massive barrel, the 2023 5150 bats deliver maximum power with every swing. The end load ensures you can use your raw power and weight to drive the ball deep into the field. To top it off, the premium REVGRIP provides unrivaled cushioning and tack, giving you complete control over your swing. Elevate your game with the force of a 5150 bat and leave your opponents in awe. Get ready to unleash your true potential and experience the thrill of wielding a true powerhouse.