Pros: Anti-Vibration knob, Hot out of the wrapper.
2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10
My son was using a combat 27 -10 and we switch him to Cat 7 and you could tell the immediate difference
great out of wrapper, my son loves it
Pros: Anti-Vibration knob, Hot out of the wrapper.
Pros: Switched my son from a Mako to this Marucci for 11U travel and what a difference! His confidence has already increased significantly. The sweet spot seems larger than the mako and has a lot more pop with less vibration. Every time he's finished in the cages, the other players are trying to get their hands on it. It's worth the money!
Cons: None yet...curious how the 3/4 will hold up after a few games but so far, no CONS at all. Great product...very happy.
Pros: Great feel. Big sweet spot. Lots of pop. Looks cool and makes a great sound. My 11 yo went from Rec/All-Stars to travel and wanted a big barrel. This has a great weight on the swing and the transition to a heavier bat was seamless. Hit his first ever homerun (dead center) in his 3rd time up. It has become very popular with his teammates too.
Cons: None yet
Pros: price already dropped from poor sales
Cons: tiny barell bad size translation price already dropped from bad sales do your self a favor and get the posey the barell was an inch and a quarter longer at its max point
Pros: AV2 knob
Cons: Barrel is a little shorter than the Posey. However the AV2 knob is the whole reason to buy this bat. My son used his Posey and dealt with the hand sting all last season. After this tournament with the Cat 7 I asked if he had any desire to use his Posey again and he said no. He stated the Cat 7 didn't sting his hands once. As for the negative comments about barrel length, the Posey isn't exactly the longest barrel either. If your looking for a longer barrel get the HEX connect. If you're looking for a solid bat for a confident hitter this is a great bat to consider.
Pros: My son is 9 yrs old and had a cat 6 and has been a very good bat. The bat has a very good sweet spot. I would recommend very highly.
Cons: none at the moment.
Pros: My son was using a combat 27 -10 and we switch him to Cat 7 and you could tell the immediate difference. The balls fly off this bat and has become a team favorite. So much so that a couple of kids have gone out an purchased these bats for their own.
Pros: AV2 knob Sweet Spot I'm not going to get on here and say this bat made my kid hit big home runs or triples galore. In an honest review, this bat has improved my kids confidence. The sting from his previous Mako and even the 516 are gone. We have probably hit about 800 baseballs with this in practices and he has used in 6 games so far. At no point does he tell me his hands are stinging from hard contact with the ball. This improved confidence has helped him overall improve his avg and slg percentages. He was so worried about the sting from the Mako Beast that he stopped using it. Not with the Cat 7 so far. Marucci has put out some great bats for older and younger leagues but glad this came out now to hit the 9-12u range of kids that just could not swing a -8 or -5 yet or needed a longer bat than a 27. We have the 29/19.
Cons: I dislike white bats-really the only problem so far is being white and showing every stain.
Pros: Bought this for my 10 year old who plays travel ball. Homerun first game used. Multiple other hits to the fence and line drives.
Pros: Light weight , drives the ball farther.
Pros: Good pop. All around great feel and bat.
Cons: Nothing bad.
Pros: It does perform well. My son swings it like it's weightless. He has very quick hands.
Cons: I specifically asked Just Bats was the sweet spot as big as the sweet spot on the Cat 6 and Cat 7 from coach pitch. You can see my question right here online. They said it was comparable/the same. Oh no it is definitely smaller. The bat is too skinny just like the F5. Also the price dropped from $225 to $199 like 2 days after I bought it. But my son still hits deep w this bat. Looking to get a Hex Connect now. A bat w a real sweet spot.
Pros: This bay will not disappoint. Hot out of the wrapper like the old Cat 5. My 11u son put one out 225ft and he is not a big kid barely 90lbs.
Pros: 11U son always prefers 1 piece, but with that comes some sting on occassion. when Cat 7 with the anti-vibration knob came out, we tried it out. Bat diesnâ€™t make the players better hitters, practicing good mechanics and confidence does. in my opinion, this bat allows for both.
Cons: Nothing yet. cannot comment on durability yet, but thatâ€™s why these bats have warranties.
Pros: great out of wrapper, my son loves it
Cons: none yet
Pros: My 9u son absolutely loves the new bat! First pitch at batting practice he laced to LC fence!! Every ball hit was a solid line drive. I jammed him intentionally and he didnt complain about stinging his hands. Kid cant wait to use in tourney. Good job marucci
Pros: Great pinging sound. Can be used in any temperature. Seem to jump off bat with zero vibration. Sons favorite after buying Easton Hyperlite ghost X(2018), Louisville 918(2018) and Marucci F5 (2018).
Pros: The bat has a awesome feel to it, I love it and so do my teammates!
Pros: Great pop and lightweight!
Cons: none yet
Pros: ready to go out of the box
Pros: This bat has a ton of pop!! The ball comes off the bat hot.My son is excited for the season.
Pros: great pop out of the wrap first weekend used ball jumped off the bat second weekend hit it even better very satisfied with the bat.
Cons: none yet
Pros: My son is on the small side. I have tried several bats: the Voodoo, CF Zen, 618 SOLO. I found with him Aluminum bats worked better, but he didn't like the vibration. The only bat that closely compared to this bat was the 618 SOLO, and even though the 618 doesn't vibrate as much, it doesn't have ad much pop as the CAT 7
Cons: Smaller kids like my son will love this bat, but stronger hitters will want to go with the -8. Vibration is a little harsher than the 618 Solo, however it is not bad at all.
Pros: lots of pop, evenly balanced
Pros: great pop out of the wrapper by far the best out there so far
Pros: this is the best model bat in the market hands down. ive purchased several high dollar bats for my son over the last couple years and none come close to the cat 7. our whole 8u team uses either a 27â€ or 28â€ version of this bat. you simply wont find a better bat for the money.
Pros: bat has a lot of pop, well balanced, very distinct noise, son likes it
Cons: no idea about durability yet, a little pricey
Pros: Light weight, good all around feel for the kids. so far no cons. but we have only used in 2 different tournaments so time will tell. so far so good. we are happy with the bat!
Cons: none to mention as of now. solid bat!
Pros: bat feels good in your hands. Can hear the difference when you hit it flush.
Cons: None so far.
Pros: No vibration Awesome pop
Pros: Great pop and wide sweet spot. My 10 yo son loves it!
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Do they make this bat in a 31" version?
This bat was made in a 31" model, however we are out of stock in that size at the moment and do not have an estimated date on receiving more from Marucci.
My son is 8 and plays travel ball. I bought the drop 8 version of the senior league model in a 2 5/8" barrel because some of the leagues will not let the kids use the 2 3/4" barrel, and the -10 is only a 2 3/4" barrel. He can swing the drop 8 but is a bit heavy for him and his teammates but if they square it up it's a nice hit. Any chance Marucci will make a drop 10 version in the 2 5/8 barrel size?
We have not heard of any plans for Marucci to make a 2 5/8" barrel diameter model for their -10 bat at this time.
Is this bat hot out of the box?
The 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 will be hot out of the box since it is an alloy bat with no break in required.
Is this bat hot out of the box?
Yes, this 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC7X10) features an alloy design to it that will be hot out of the wrapper!
My son is 7 years old, 4'2" an 56lbs. What size Cat 7 Senior would you recommend?
Based on your son's height and weight, I would recommend getting the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 in a 28''.
Does this bat require some breaking in?
Since the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 is constructed of alloy material, it does not require any break in.
Is the balance on the 2018 CAT 7 better than the POSEY28 metal? What are the main differences for these two bats? Which one would you recommend?
These two bats are essentially the same model just with different cosmetics. The only main difference is the Posey model will not come with the AV2 Knob technology that is in the Cat 7 that helps prevent vibration.
Is there a significant difference in performance and durability from Marucci's CAT 7 27"/17 oz (-10) MJBBC7 versus 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat MSBC7X10? And lastly, which bat would you recommend?
The Junior Big Barrel model is designed for coach pitch and machine pitch, while the Senior League model is designed for kid pitch. A Junior Big Barrel model will not hold up in a kid pitch league too long, as it has thinner barrel walls designed to offer good performance, but at slower pitch speeds. If you play kid pitch, go with the Senior League model, but if you play coach/machine pitch, then the Junior Big Barrel model would work for you.
Is there any difference in performance or pop with this bat because it's a drop 10 as opposed to the drop 8 CAT 7? Also is there a better alloy bat out there in your opinion and what is the best composite bat? Trying to buy a new bat for my son.
Assuming the player can handle the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 and the CAT 7 -8 model the same, meaning the bat speed does not change, then a player would experience better results with the -8 model as this bat has more mass to throw into the ball. As for alloy bats in either size, -10 or -8, the Marucci CAT 7 models will check out as some of the best options to consider but it is hard to say if they are the best or what may be better as this is very subjective and could really only be determined by those players that have used the various options.
Iâ€™m looking to move up my son to a CAT 7 28/18 -10 from a CAT 7 27/17. But Iâ€™m undecided because somewhere I read the Marucci Hex 2 28/18 has a longer barrel or sweet spot. Is this correct? We are use to the CAT 7 junior big barrel and wouldnâ€™t want to get the CAT 7 28/18 over the Hex 2 if the sweet spot is bigger. Can you confirm this? Local stores donâ€™t carry them so I canâ€™t go out to compare.
Unfortunately we are not aware of the sweet spot size with regards to the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 in comparison to the 2018 Marucci Hex Alloy 2 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHA2X10. Both bats have checked out well based off of consumer reviews so in our opinion either option would work well for your player.
I understand that the senior league bat is designed for kid pitch. What I don't understand is how the performance differs from the junior bat in coach pitch situations. My son is in coach pitch now. Why would I want to choose the junior bat model?
The main advantage of a Junior Big Barrel bat is that they are available in smaller sizes than Senior League models, and the barrel walls are slightly thinner so they give slightly more pop in coach pitch. Some players in coach pitch/machine pitch need a bat in the 25"-27" range, and those are very hard to find in a Senior League model. If your player is large enough/strong enough to use a slightly larger model that is a Senior League bat, I would probably recommend that as it would be a bit more durable overall and would offset the small performance difference.
My son currently is a 5 foot, 120 lbs., ten year old in 10u. He has swung a 31" 20 oz 2016 Easton MAKO for the last two years. I am seriously considering getting him the CAT 7. Should I get the 31 inch 21 oz or the 30 inch 20 oz? Another kid on our team has the Posey28 Metal in the 30 inch 20 oz.
Looking at your son's height and weight, would recommend getting the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 in a 30 inch model. If you feel he can handle the heavier size of 31/21 then there is certainly nothing wrong with getting that size of bat. With the CAT 7 being a well balanced bat a size bigger may not affect his swing.
Can you hit with a senior league bat in USSSA league?
You can think of "Senior League" synonymous with USSSA kid pitch bat. Therefore you can use this 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 in any USSSA sanctioned league.
What length/drop should I get for my son who plays 10u travel ball? He is about to turn 10 and is 4'10 and weighs 60lbs. He is swinging a Marucci Cat 7 27/-10 now.
Given your player's specifications, I would recommend either the 29" or 30" option of this 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10. Furthermore, given your player's age, I would not look to move to a -8 option until they are a little bit older and have had a chance to strengthen their swing.
Is this bat weight balanced or end loaded?
The 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 is a balanced bat.
What is true weight on this bat?
The actual weight on the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 is about 1.2 ounces heavier than the listed weight.
I'm trying to decide between the Hex Alloy 2 and this bat. My son is a contact hitter looking for a balanced swing. He's coming from a Rawlings 5150. Which bat would you recommend?
There are two main differences between the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 and the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10. The first is the material used in the barrel. The Cat 7 will utilize AZ4X alloy that will offer increased strength and a higher response rate, while the Hex 2 has AZ105 alloy to allow for thinner barrel walls without any durability sacrifice. The other notable difference is that the Cat 7 will come with an anti-vibration knob to cut down on negative feedback on contact, unlike the Hex 2. Because of these features, I would personally recommend the Cat 7.
How does the 2018 CAT 7 -10 (30"/20 oz) swing compared to the 2017 CAT 7 -8 (28"/20 oz)?
Both the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC7X10) and the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBYC78) will have a balanced swing weight. The main difference between these bats will be the drop weight and that the 2018 CAT 7 -10 will have a 2 3/4" barrel diameter and the 2017 CAT 7 -8 will have a 2 5/8" barrel diameter.
I am looking at this bat for my 10 year old son. The last two reviews about the barrel size have concerned me. How does this bat compare to a Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 with a 2 3/4" barrel (drop 10)?
In terms of barrel length and size, the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC7X10) and 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 Senior League Baseball Bat (SLO516X) are going to be very similar.
My 8 year old is 4'10" and 85lbs. What length bat would you recommend?
I would recommend a 30 inch bat for your player. That would mean 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 in a 30" length will weigh 20 ounces. In my opinion, this option might be slightly too heavy for your 8 year old player. If that is the case, I would consider going down one inch and one ounce to a 29/19.
Which bat would you recommend for a kid looking to hit for more power? The Cat 7 -10 or the Hex Alloy 2 -10? Or will they both provide the same amount of "pop"?
They both should provide very comparable amount of pop and performance.
Does the Buster Posey model have the AV2 knob?
The 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 does feature the AV2 knob but the Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBP28X10 does not.
How do you think this bat compares to the Louisville slugger Solo 618? Which would you recommend?
Both the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 and the Solo 618 will offer you the same one-piece alloy construction. The Cat 7 is going to offer you an AZ4X alloy barrel to provide an extremely high response rate. Furthermore, the newly optimized barrel design has created a sweet spot twice the size of the Cat 6. I think the Cat 7 is a terrific bat and would certainly recommend it.
Does this bat or the Hex Alloy 2 have a longer barrel length?
The portion of barrel on this 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC7X10) that measures out to the full 2 3/4" diameter will be slightly shorter in length on this bat when compared to the portion of barrel that measures out to the full 2 3/4" diameter on the Hex Alloy 2.
What is main difference in this bat and the hex alloy 2? Which one is better?
The 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 and the 2018 Marucci Hex Alloy 2 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHA2X10 differ in two distinct ways. The first is that the Cat 7 has an AV2 knob to reduce negative feedback on contact. The second is that the Hex Alloy 2 utilizes AZ105 alloy to thin the walls for better performance without sacrificing durability, while the Cat 7 uses AZ4X alloy to increase both strength and response rate. I would not say one is better than the other, rather it comes down to what you/your player's priorities are with in a bat.
What's the difference in this bat and the F5 besides price?
The Marucci Cat 7 has better barrel optimization for a large sweet spot as well as an anti-vibration handle design that the F5 will not.
I understand this bat is made for kid pitch. Would there be any worry about using this bat for coach pitch also?
The 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 could be used in coach and kid pitch leagues with no worries.
Does this bat have the AV2 knob?
This 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC7X10) does feature the AV2 knob that delivers a smooth feel on the bat with less negative feedback on miss-hits.
What are the differences if any between this bat, the Posey metal bat and the 2016 green Hex alloy?
The cosmetics will be the biggest difference in all three models. All three bats will feature one-piece alloy designs with balanced swing weights. The AZ4X alloy offers increased strength with a higher response rate in all three models.
If my 8 year old son currently has the 2017 CAT 7 that is 27"/17 oz with a 2 3/4 barrel would this be the equivalent in moving him up one inch in length?
The 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 is the most equivalent model to what your player has been using most recently. The main difference is this bat is designed for kid pitch leagues with higher velocity.
My son plays travel 11u and currently using a MAKO 30/20. I'm interested in the CAT 7 however he plays with a 2 5/8 barrel. Looks like Marucci only makes the CAT 7 in 30/20 2 3/4. Thoughts on the size difference? Does it really matter to stick with the 5/8 or ok in your opinion to switch up the the 3/4?
The 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 is a limited release Marucci has done for the -10 length to weight ratio and unfortunately it will only be available in 2 3/4" barrels. For an 11U player there is nothing wrong with using a 2 3/4" barrel. This barrel size typically allows for better performance but does sometimes show lower durability.
What is the difference between the Marucci CAT 7 -10 vs the Marucci MSBHA2X10? My son is playing 9U. Also, what weight of bat do you recommend? He is about 72 pounds. Last season he played with the green Hex Alloy 29/19.
The 2018 Marucci Hex Alloy 2 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHA2X10 features a newer alloy that allows for thinner barrel walls resulting in better performance. The 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 features the AV2 knob for less vibration and negative feedback than a traditional one piece alloy bat would allow. At his age and size, I would suggest sticking with the 29/19 size.
Could you please explain the differences between this bat and Marucci's Posey Pro Metal?
The only difference between the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 and the Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBP28X10 is the maple wood grain cosmetics featured on the Posey metal model.
Is the length of the barrel and sweet spot as big as the 2017 Cat 7 Junior Big Barrel? I have noticed the 2018 bats such as the F5 are being made with significantly smaller barrels. My hitters need that big sweet spot.
The barrel and sweet spot should be very similar between the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC7X10) and the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC7). In terms of durability, if your player is playing kid pitch, you will want to use this Senior League CAT 7 instead of the Junior Big Barrel CAT 7.
For the 27", any difference in the Junior Big Barrel vs this new model?
The inside of the barrel of this 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC7X10) will be designed to withstand the velocities thrown by a kid pitch player (45+ mph). The 27" Junior Big Barrel CAT 7 is only meant for use with coach pitch or machine pitch baseball where the pitch velocity is below 45 mph. The 27" version of this 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC7X10) should be able to be used with pitch velocities that are above 45 mph.
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