Pros: Anti-Vibration knob, Hot out of the wrapper.
2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10
price already dropped from poor sales
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.
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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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