The Rawlings Raptor is perfect for any young player looking or their first bat or so. Once you graduate from tee ball and coach pitch, you want to find a bat that will last for a couple of seasons. As a parent, when buying young kids equipment is always a hassle. You never know when a huge growth spurt is going to come, or they just give up on baseball. Rawlings has solved this problem in the bat department. They have created the Rawlings Raptor that sells for around $22. So, it is very affordable. It will also last your child for seasons to come. This bat has a lot of pop for a drop 12 bat and will do your child justice. The colorway on these bats is also very eccentric. If you child likes to stand out from the crowd or likes a vibrant green than this bat is perfect. All roads lead to the Rawlings Raptor for your young slugger.