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2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Senior League Baseball Bat: SLCT17X

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Reviews for the 2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Senior League Baseball Bat: SLCT17X
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  • Vibration (8 reviews)
  • Used for 8 year old who began to hit the ball with better contact with this bat

    ABC4
  • my 7yr old swings it fast with good balance and it has some nice pop to it already and cant wait to see him hit

    keith watson

“Great Bat ”

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Pros:  Bat Speed, Balance, Control, Pop, No Vibration

Cons:  Bat operator.

“Great Purchase”

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Pros:  My son and I unwrapped this bat the night before his first tournament. He took about 20 live pitches in the warm up catches before the first game with this bat. First at bat was a solid shot down the left field line for a single. Second at bat was a rocket right past the second baseman for a double. He loves this bat and it has added some excitement to his at bats. My son is 8 and the smallest kid on his 9u tournament team, so the bat is the perfect balance for him. I purchased the 28/16.

Cons:  No cons at this time

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  Great pop. My son is 11yrs old and his 1st at bat with this bat he hit a 220ft HR!

Cons:  none

“louisville slugger”

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Pros:  hitting the ball better with this bat. probally hitting .500 to .600 avg. had his biggest hit ever today. on sale now at lower price. $139

Cons:  price i paid full price

“2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Senior League B”

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Pros:  Absolutely the best purchase I have made for my 10 yr old. He was in a 15 game hitting slump and since he has had this bad, he has gone 15-18. NO KIDDING! The bat, along with the awesomeness of the color, has got my son out of his slump and back to loving baseball again. WOW! Louisville Slugger, you don it again!

Cons:  Absolutely NOTHING!!!!!

“Great bat”

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  • Pop
Was this review helpful ? 1 0

Pros:  Used for 8 year old who began to hit the ball with better contact with this bat! The 29in 17oz was ideal for him.

Cons:  none

“good bat”

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  • Pop
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Pros:  my 7yr old swings it fast with good balance and it has some nice pop to it already and cant wait to see him hit.

Cons:  none yet

“boost in confidence”

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Pros:  Big barrel swing weight

Cons:  none

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Is this bat in new regulation for league play?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Senior League Baseball Bat: SLCT17X is USSSA approved for USSSA play. It is not approved for play in USA Baseball leagues such as Little League, Dixie, PONY, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, etc.

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Will the SLCT17X or SLCT172 be affected by the new bat rules for 2018?

Neither this 2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Senior League Baseball Bat (SLCT17X) nor the SLCT172 will be permitted in leagues requiring use of the new USA Bat certification. Since these bats feature the USSSA 1.15 stamp, they will be too high performing for leagues requiring the USA stamp.

Ben Expert
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What are the recommended ages for this bat?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Senior League Baseball Bat (SLCT17X) would be a good bat for those age 8+.

Mick Expert
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Do you prefer this bat for coach pitch? My son will be 8 years old next season and has one more year in coach pitch. Looking for the best bat available for him that's not too expensive.

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Senior League Baseball Bat: SLCT17X is a great bat to use for coach pitch leagues. It will feature a one-piece composite design with a balanced swing weight making it an easy bat to control for a younger hitter. The only potential downside is that since the bat is a one-piece model it will not be well equipped to reduce vibration from off-centered hits.

Cameron Expert
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How would you compare the Catalyst to the Easton Hyperlite Beast?

This 2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Senior League Baseball Bat (SLCT17X) from Slugger will essentially be the same offering as the MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE (-12) from Easton. Both bats are one-piece, all-composite bats with -12 length-to-weight ratios.

Ben Expert
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My son is using the 29"/17 oz size of the 2016 VELO. Looking for a bat to get right now since I see the 2018 VELO will be out in a month-or-so. Any recommendations?

If you guys are looking to get a larger bat, I think this 2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Senior League Baseball Bat (SLCT17X) would be a good option in the 30"/18 oz size. Typically as players get older and bigger, it is good to bump up a size so that the player can get used to swinging heavier bats. Typically, being able to handle a heavier bat allows for more performance!

Ben Expert
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Can this bat be used to hit cage balls? Also, I have heard these composite bats are not recommended to be used under certain temperatures.

We would not recommend hitting the 2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Senior League Baseball Bat (SLCT17X) with the yellow dimple cage balls as they as more dense than real baseballs and can damage the bat. We also do not recommend using bats in temperatures less than 55 degrees.

Carter Expert
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Does this need to be broken in?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Senior League Baseball Bat: SLCT17X is pretty hot out of the wrapper, but we still suggest a break-in period. Taking about 50-100 swings would benefit the bat.

Jason Expert
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In your opinion what bat would be the best option out of the LS, COMBAT (-12) and the MAKO (-12) for an 8 yr old (smaller kid) in kid pitch travel ball?

If you are looking for a Youth Big Barrel bat with a -12 length-to-weight ratio, my suggestion is going with a Catalyst model of bat. This 2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Senior League Baseball Bat (SLCT17X) is made the same way as the 2015 Catalyst (except for the paint) that garnered great remarks from customers. For most 8 year olds, we are suggesting a 28" length bat. Because of that, I would suggest going with a 28" (or 27" since he is a bit smaller).

Ben Expert
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What is the difference between 17X and the 172?

The only difference between the 2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Senior League Baseball Bat: SLCT17X and the SLCT172 is going to be the size of the barrel. The SLCT17X has a 2 3/4" barrel and the SLCT172 has a 2 5/8" barrel.

Cooper Expert
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I'm looking for a bat with some pop for my son. He is 10 years old and plays on a competitive travel team. He is 4'7" and weighs 75 lbs. Just wondering if this bat would be a great bat for 10U baseball. I like the -12 aspect for him. Also, what is the highest pitch speed that this bat can handle?

Louisville Slugger does not tell us the highest pitch speed this bat can handle, but it is designed for ages below high school, so it should be ok to comfortably handle speeds up to the 60-70 mph range. This bat would be an excellent choice for 10U baseball.

Kyle J. Expert
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My son is in machine pitch 8U typically 40-45 mph. Is that too high of velocity for this bat?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Senior League Baseball Bat: SLCT17X will have little issues handling 40-45 MPH machine pitch leagues. The bats that you would want to avoid with this velocity would be Junior Big Barrel bats as these bats have thinner barrel walls and typically do not hold up well at 40+ MPH.

Cameron Expert
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What is the main difference between the 2017 Catalyst and the DeMarini CF Zen 2 5/8 or 2 3/4? (30/20 in the DeMarini and 31/19 in the Louisville)

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Senior League Baseball Bat: SLCT17X will be a one-piece fully composite bat with a balanced swing weight while the CF Zen from DeMarini will be a two-piece fully composite bat with a balanced swing weight. A two-piece bat will flex more and thus reduce vibration more on off-centered hits (off the hands or end cap) while a one-piece bat can potentially offer more power due to less flex but will also vibrate and sting the hands more when the ball is not squared up. A 2 3/4" barrel will typically allow for more pop but also less durable while a 2 5/8" will be more durable but offer slightly less pop.

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2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Senior League Baseball Bat: SLCT17X
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Bat Features
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  • -12 Length to Weight Ratio
  • 2 3/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • 7/8 Inch Tapered Handle
  • USSSA 1.15 BPF Certification
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • One-Piece, Fully Composite Construction
  • C1C Composite - Lightweight for Quicker Bat Speed
  • Durable Synthetic Leather Grip
  • Great Option for Younger Player Looking to Maximize Swing Speed
  • Balanced Swing Weight
Description for 2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Senior League Baseball Bat: SLCT17X
New for 2017! Louisville Slugger has focused on improving their baseball bats year in and year out in order to help make players the best they can be. One of last year's hottest designs was the Catalyst and it is ready to jump start baseball players' games again this season! The Louisville Slugger Catalyst is made up of the high performing C1C composite material that offers an extremely lightweight feel. The feature that sets the Catalyst apart from most other youth big barrel models is the -12 length to weight ratio. This unique design allows the Catalyst to be one of the lightest swinging baseball bats on the market. Constructed into a one-piece fully composite baseball bat, the Catalyst is designed for a younger player who is looking to maximize swing speed. With a 7/8 inch tapered handle, a durable synthetic leather grip, and a massive sweet spot, this bat will feel amazing in your hands as you step up to the plate with extreme confidence. Louisville Slugger: Leave Your Mark!

This 2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Senior League Baseball Bat: SLCT17X features a -12 length to weight ratio, a 2 3/4 inch barrel diameter, and the USSSA 1.15 BPF certification. Furthermore, Louisville Slugger is backing this design with a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty! Pick up your own Louisville Slugger Catalyst baseball bat today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. We're here for you from Click to Hit!
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