Increase your swing VELOcity with the Rawlings VELO Wood Bat! Rawlings has developed the VELO line of bats to help players increase their swing speed, and ultimately their power. If a player is having trouble getting their bat around, it will negatively affect their mechanics and how hard they hit the ball. That's where the VELO comes in and helps create MORE POWER AT THE PLATE! This is accomplished through balance and a thin tapered profile that allows for more velocity behind every swing. The 2015 Rawlings Velo Matt Kemp Birch Wood Baseball Bat (MK27BV) is cut from Yellow Birch wood that creates a lighter/flexible feel with a hardness similar to maple. This model is designed after Matt Kemp's game model and provides players with a medium barrel diameter and 57/64 inch handle. New to the VELO Series this year is an Ultra Thin Tac-Grip that enhances feel and comfort.