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Bat Review: Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat

Bat Review: Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat


There's something to be said for being popular. Everyone loves you, you get the most votes, pats on the back, medals, and adoring fans. Popularity is okay. Marucci's Chase Utley maple wood youth baseball bat (CU26YB) knows everything about being popular.

Marucci baseball bats are 100% handmade or turned in small batches from an original design, then finished and detailed by hand. This craftsmanship has been noted by professional players, such as Andrew McCutchen and Albert Pujols, who have allowed Marucci to use their game-day wood baseball bat designs. Of course, so has Chase Utley.


Released in 2011, the Marucci CU26YB quickly became a popular baseball bat among Little League coaches, parents, and players. To this day, the wood youth baseball bat remains one of the best reviewed and most popular bats on JustBats. Here's what some players have said about the bat:

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"This bat has a lot of pop. My son led the League in homeruns, including a walk-off grand slam with this bat. When all his other teammates' bats break, the Marucci stays solid. After 10 months of play with this bat, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this bat or it's design."

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"Great pop, very balanced bat. My 11 year old love it. He has hit the center field 300 foot gate twice. White ball marks are hard to get off, but that is to be expected."

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"Bat helped me bat .320+ and it was used by several kids on my team. I used this throughout a travel baseball season and it didn't disappoint. It felt pretty good in my hands, every game in a 20+ game season. The black paint job looked slick out of the box. The bat's paint job got a little chipped over the season, but that's really it."


Marucci baseball bats honor the game. That's why they take pride in their top quality wooden baseball bats.

Turning top quality wooden baseball bats in the same tradition and precise technique of the earliest bat companies, Marucci baseball bats are made to exact specifications to maximize balance and ease of handling. Have you heard about the Bone Rubbing technique that is used on the CU26YB? Bone Rubbing was done by Hall-of-Famers Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and others, who would spend hours in their dugouts rubbing their bats with old cow femur bones. This technique closes the wood's pores, compressing it and making it harder. Other features of Marucci's Chase Utley maple wood youth baseball bat:

  • 30 Day Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Modeled after Chase Utley's game-day design
  • 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter
  • Approximate -5 length to weight ratio
  • Black finish
  • Bone Rubbed to close pores and maked the wood harder
  • Handcrafted from top-quality maple wood
  • Pro cupped end - improves weight distribution
  • Well balanced bat
  • Youth model - meets requirements of most major youth baseball organizations

Marucci Baseball Bats

The CU26YB, made from naturally grown trees in Pennsylvania forests, delivers on the Marucci promise. Have you swung the Marucci Chase Utley maple wood youth baseball bat? What do you think?

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