The 2022 Rawlings Quatro Pro is a great option if you’re looking for a new BBCOR bat.
There are two different models. The Quatro Pro is a contact-oriented build that features a balanced swing-weight. The Quatro Pro Max is more end-loaded.
Aside from their swing weight, both models are the same.
Rawlings had a great idea by including space for a motion sensor at the end of the bat. With how all of baseball is buying into the analytics game, we think it’s a great idea to allow young players to use the motion sensor to analyze their swing.
Our verdict on the 2022 Rawlings Quatro Pro BBCOR 4.34
Some could argue that our pricing rating isn’t entirely fair. While we understand your point, we think that this bat only reaches its full purpose with a $630 price tag which is entirely unacceptable. That’s a key factor in the score the Rawlings Quatro Pro ended with.
Aside from that, this is a contact-focused bat that isn’t going to give you much pop. This bat is fine, but if you’re looking for a power-oriented bat, we’d recommend looking elsewhere.
The Quatro Pro series is a two-piece composite bat that features a re-designed F2 collar. It has a stiff feel and was designed to be lightweight.
Overall, the bat is well-built, but we take significant issue with Rawlings almost requiring a hitter to use a motion sensor.
Functionally, building a bat that has a hollow spot if you don’t add an optional sensor seems like a design flaw.
Rawlings did a great job of trying to design a bat that was incredibly comfortable in a hitter’s hands. The F2 collar really minimizes the feel of vibration and negative feedback in a hitter’s hands.
The Lizard Skins tape on the handle offers a bit of cushion and tackiness to help the hitter get a good grip.
Generally speaking, players liked most of what the bat had to offer. A few players said they didn’t like how light the bat felt.
We watched players take batting practice with and without the motion sensor attached. The sensor isn’t large, but some players did say they could feel a difference.
We didn’t deduct points for that feel, but wanted to point it out.
This bat was able to handle everything we threw at it. It passed the test against high pitch speeds and it shown the ability to handle thousands of swings.
Our biggest concern with its durability is the sensor. While the bat will consistently perform for you, during a game situation, you could damage the sensor if it lands just the right way.
Considering that the key feature that stands out is its motion sensor, we wanted to point out that it could be a concern.
The Rawlings Quatro Pro is a contact-oriented bat. Because of that, you can’t expect to get a ton of power out of it. It was designed to provide good bat control, be lightweight, and offer good barrel control.
The pop in this model seems to be similar to the DeMarini CF. In a head-to-head competition, the Quatro Pro probably offers a bit more pop.
If we’re accounting for the Quatro Pro Max, the end weight does offer a bit more power. Because of its end-loaded swing weight, we’d increase the Pro Max to about 4.15.
At $480 this is a tough bat to recommend. It sits perfectly in the middle of the market with five big-name bats that are more expensive and five big-name bats that are cheaper. So, as the middle price model, we can’t fault Rawlings too much.
However, we found a pretty significant fault in the pricing given that it doesn’t do anything special. It’s a fringe top 10 bat that doesn’t really stand out for any of the categories we graded it on.
What the Rawlings Quatro Pro is known for is the fact that was made to attach to a motion sensor. While that’s an awesome piece of technology to have, we take issue with the fact that you’ll have to pay an additional $150 for the sensor itself.
So, if you’re buying this bat with analytics in mind, it’s actually a $630 model which easily outpaces the competition.
Compared to other BBCOR bats
Here are a few alternatives to consider in comparison to the 2022 Quatro Pro. For more great options, check out our picks for the best BBCOR baseball bats.
Rawlings Quatro Pro vs. DeMarini CF
These bats are very similar. They’re both two-piece, all-composite models that offer a balanced swing-weight. They’ll offer great barrel control and a light build that should increase swing speed.
Overall, the CF is about $30 cheaper (not accounting for the motion sensor) and that’s enough to sway us in favor of the CF.
Rawlings Quatro Pro vs. Easton ADV Hype
The Easton ADV Hype is another quality model. It’s a two-piece, all-composite option that a comfortable grip and stiff feel. Easton has brought back their old school TCT technology and it makes a big difference.
You’ll find that the Hype has a better build, is more comfortable in a hitter’s hands and has more pop than the Quatro Pro. Because of all of that, it’s also a much better value, even at $500.
Overall, we prefer the ADV Hype on a pretty consistent basis.
Rawlings Quatro Pro vs. DeMarini Zoa
The DeMarini Zoa is another two-piece model. It’s contact-oriented and designed for barrel control. The Zoa is our most disappointing bat and it’s not even close.
The Quatro Pro offers more comfort and pop while also providing a better value. Somehow, the Zoa is also more expensive, again, excluding the motion sensor.
But the reality is, we’d take the Quatro Pro even if it were $75-$100 more expensive than the Zoa.
Who is the 2022 Rawlings Quatro Pro BBCOR best suited for?
This is the perfect bat for players who are really into the analytics of the modern game of baseball.
Someone who wants to be able to get solid reads on bat speed, launch angle, etc. would do well to consider this bat. It’s also a solid bat for contact hitters.
- Barrel control.
- Light weight.
- Balanced feel.
- Designed to work with a motion sensor.
- Motion sensor creates an additional fee.
- Priced as a premier bat.
- Lacks pop.
Overall, this is another quality option. We don’t think that you’ll be disappointed, but it just doesn’t stand out for anything that you should be focused on when buying a bat.