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Baseball Bats | Rawlings

Rawlings Velo 2021

By Bat Digest | Last Updated November 19, 2020

The Rawlings Velo 2021 is one of the most long-running model lines in the bat industry. Aside from the Omaha, we can think of no other bat line that has proven the test of time. The 2021 Rawlings VELO builds on a long line of light swinging, extended composite end cap bats with a reasonable large barrel, great sound, and cult-like following. For 2021 it only comes in a BBCOR version---COVID pushed back the other models until next year. Jump to full review.Jump to the full review.

2021 Rawlings VELO Review

Overall VELO Line Review

Hitters who like the 2021 Rawlings VELO appreciate the light swing, long barrel, and loud ping of traditional alloy. For 2021, BBCOR players that want one of the lightest swinging bats per inch on the market will appreciate this. However, it’s single-piece design does give more feedback during mishits than some appreciate. Still, though, the player looking for a stiff, single-piece alloy with a light swing will be happy with the Rawlings VELO 2021.

Overall VELO Line Grade
Player Feedback (30%)
Performance (30%)
Relevance (20%)
Demand (15%)
Tech Specs (5%)
Total Weighted Rating 7.7/10 Total Weighted Rating 7.7/10

2021 Rawlings VELO Review

Overall VELO Line Review

Player Feedback (30%)
Performance (30%)
Relevance (20%)
Demand (15%)
Tech Specs (5%)
Total Weighted Rating 7.7/10 Total Weighted Rating 7.7/10

Hitters who like the 2021 Rawlings VELO appreciate the light swing, long barrel, and loud ping of traditional alloy. For 2021, BBCOR players that want one of the lightest swinging bats per inch on the market will appreciate this. However, it’s single-piece design does give more feedback during mishits than some appreciate. Still, though, the player looking for a stiff, single-piece alloy with a light swing will be happy with the Rawlings VELO 2021.

2021 Rawlings VELO Model Tips

The Rawlings Velo for 2021 in BBCOR is built for the early lineup hitter who wants as much bat speed as possible. Elite level hitters who can barrel up balls with the VELO will do as well with it as they can any bat. BBCOR bats have narrowed the performance gap considerably, so don’t expect the VELO or any other BBCOR bat to outperform their peers to any considerable degree.

Compared to the 2020, expect a thinner handle and a redesigned barrel for a different sound and a bit longer barrel profile.

2021 Rawlings VELO Review

Top of the order hitters and some of the middle power guys could like the stiff feel and light swing of the Rawlings VELO. It swings almost as light as any 2021 BBCOR bat. It gives more feedback on the hands than some of our hitters appreciated, but the better hitters cared less about that. We think the Velo is built for the elite top of the order hitter and the occasional middle power guy too.

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2021 Rawlings VELO Deep Dive Review

2021 Rawlings VELO User Reviews

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