When looking for advice on where to buy a bat a 9 time All Star, 6 time Silver Slugger, 3 time MVP, and a 2 time Gold Glove Winner is a good place to start. Albert Pujols has long been one of the most feared hitters in baseball. He recently has partnered with Marucci to help design some of the best bats in the game. Albert’s hand print is all over the new Marucci Black. Pujols really challenged Marucci to create one of the most balanced bats in the game. Albert has always stressed the importance of having a balanced bat in order to keep the bat level through the zone. Well, Pujols’ request did not fall on deaf ears. Marucci went a step further and created the MOST balanced bat on the market with an extended barrel. Sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. In fact, its swing weight is modeled after some of the exact bats Albert uses. This means players can rest easy because the Black’s extended barrels will not result in reduced swing speeds like they have seen in many competitor’s designs. But don’t take it from us, take it from Albert himself.