Rawlings' maple wood bats prove effective at the professional level year after year.
Hit like a pro with Rawlings' popular Pro Preferred 460 profile (model number P460M
This wood bat features a high-gloss, ultra-protective clear finish and a U-shaped cupped end. The cupped end takes weight out of the bat, making it lighter and moving the balance point toward the hands.
It is made with a flared knob, a 15/16" handle and 2-1/2" barrel. It is available in three lengths: 32”, 33” or 34”.
RawlingsGear.com customer AXIOM has enjoyed using his Pro Preferred 460.
In an online review, he wrote: “This new bat has served me well. Great bat balance and light weight allow for superb bat speed in the box!”
Only the best 5 percent of ash and maple is perfect enough to be considered for bats labeled “Pro Preferred
All Rawlings' Pro Preferred wood bats are individually inspected, with the length, weight and balance point (-2 average) written in the cupped end.
In addition, the maple bats carry the Pro Ink Dot Test on the handle.
Major League Baseball requires this test because of the way maple bats shatter when they break. The ink dot bleeds in the direction of the wood grain, allowing the straightness of the grain to be measured. According to MLB, the straighter the grain, the stronger the bat. These bats should be hit on face of grain.
In addition, when you order through RawlingsGear.com, you can have your name and number engraved on any Pro Preferred wood bat.
or contact a Rawlings Gear Customer Care representative at (866) 678-GEAR(4327) to purchase your Pro Preferred P460M wood bat