Rawlings wood bats instill a sense of confidence in any player as they dig their cleats into the dirt and get set up in the batter's box. For the 2018 season, the VELO baseball bats were created with average sized barrels for players who want a faster, more balanced stick. The exceptional balance enhances overall control through the zone to increase the chances of creating solid contact, while the immaculate wood offers premium pop, insane durability, and a feel unlike any other. Each Rawlings VELO also comes with unique bat features that need to be taken into consideration before buying. With a variety of different turn models, cosmetics, and wood types, there's a wood baseball bat for everybody. Rawlings: The Mark of a Pro! This Rawlings VELO Composite Wood Youth Baseball Bat (Y151CV) features a 2 1/2-inch barrel diameter, a drop 5 length to weight ratio, and a Vulcan advanced polymer bat grip. Due to the barrel size and drop, this model is mainly recommended for players who are about to make the transition to high school.