RAWLINGS THREAT -12 (2 5/8" BARREL) USA YOUTH BASEBALL BAT
The Rawlings Threat USA -12 baseball bat will turn you into a menace at the plate! Engineered with a fine-tuned composite barrel design that lowers compression and maximizes trampoline, this bat delivers unreal pop when you connect with your pitch. On top of that, the ultra-lightweight construction gives you increased bat speed, allowing you to wait longer before pulling the trigger and deliver more force when you whip the barrel through the zone. The lightweight endcap also helps maximize swing speed in addition to concentrating mass in the sweet spot, helping create an incredibly smooth feel on contact. Get your Rawlings Threat -12 USA Bat today!
Size: 2 5/8 in
Frame: 100% Composite
Technology: Ultra-lightweight construction
Warranty: 1 Year
Barrel Length: 2 5/8" Barrel Size
Year Released: 2024
RUS4T12-27, RUS4T12-28, RUS4T12-29, RUS4T12-30
*Due to manufacturing tolerances, certification calculations and standards, or added materials such as grip tape or decals, drop is not intended to and should not be relied upon to calculate the actual weight of this bat as sold.
The following are tips and tricks to take care of your bat and make sure that you properly break it in for maximum performance. At the end of this post there are some illegal break in procedures that you should absolutely avoid. Some stores and websites offer to roll or shave a bat. We do not recommend this as both are illegal and can result in multiple issues for you.
Rotate your bat 1/4 turn each swing to distribute the hitting surface evenly
Limit the bat to individual use.
Do not use in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Do not store the bat in extremely hot or cold temperature areas. It takes about 4 hours for a bat to reach the temperature that it is in. You can use the bats in colder weather as long as they are stored in warm places.
Do not use the bat to hit the dirt off of your metal cleats
Use regulation leather covered baseballs and softballs. Avoid the dimpled cage balls. It's best to keep an old bat, wood or a cheaper alloy for practice.
Do not hit waterlogged balls
Routinely check your bat for any damage
Aluminum / Alloy bats do not require a break-in period. These bats are ''hot out of the wrapper'' and can be used in a game right away.
Composite bats may require a break-in period. If you feel your bat is not at optimal performance out of the wrapper, we recommend about 50-100 swings either off of a tee or by soft toss with a 1/4 rotation of the barrel after each swing. Some bats will require more break in, and others less but please remember composite bat life spans are directly related to how many impacts it receives. Each "Break In" hit takes away overall life of the bat! Once broken In, we recommend that you save you bat for Game Use Only.
Illegal Break In Services: Why Rolling Bats or Shaving Bats is Illegal and the Ramifications. Learn More
We recommend the longest and heaviest bat that you can swing without losing bat speed. Although the Feel of the bat will be the most important factor. You have to make sure it feels right to you. The more you like it the more confident you will be at the plate!
We usually start with a length based on a player's height and weight as seen above. As far as the best weight, it is difficult to make a recommendation because it will vary from player to player depending on one's personal preference, hitting style, bat speed, and strength. If you need some help please contact us or come into the store and we will size you for a bat. While bats can have the same measurements they often feel different and it's beneficial to take some swings with them at the store.
Baseball unlike Fastpitch Softball has certain Drop (Length-to-Weight Ratio) requirements per age group. It is important to keep track of these as there is a certain point over 4 years where you have to have a different drop each year. If you can swing the heavier earlier without hurting your swing it can be beneficial.
12 & Under (12u): Any Drop
13 & Under (13u): Must be a DROP 8 or Heavier
14 & Under (14u): Must be a DROP 5 or Heavier
15 & Under (15u): Must be a BBCOR (Drop 3)
High School (Regardless of Age): Must be a BBCOR (Drop 3)
The ''DROP'' as some may call it, or the number with the MINUS in front of it is the LENGTH-to-WEIGHT ratio. This defines the difference between the length of the bat in inches and the weight of the bat in ounces. The larger the number, the lighter the bat.
Thank you for your interest in shopping with us. Here are a few of our shipping guidelines:
Shipping is Calculated at Checkout based on Delivery Location
Orders placed after 2:00 pm EST will be processed the following business day.
UPS Shipping Days are based on Business Days (Saturday & Sunday are not included).
We ship Monday thru Friday.
Pick Up In Store: You can always select Pick Up In Store if you don't want your order shipped. We will pull your order and have it waiting for you upon your next visit!
We ship to the contiguous 48 States. Unfortunately we do not ship internationally or to P.O. Boxes.
IMPORTANT NOTE:UPS currently only guarantees Next Day Shipping. They do not guarantee 2nd Day Shipments.
Bats MUST BE in the Wrapper to be Eligible for Return. Our Return policy lasts for 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange. To be eligible for a return, your item must be in its Original Packaging, Unused and in the same condition that you received it. READ MORE