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Features

  • 2 3/4 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • 2nd Generation AV2 Anti-Vibration Knob Features An Upgraded, Harmonic Dampening System For Better Feel And Less Negative Vibrational Feedback

  • -5 Length to Weight Ratio

  • AZ105 Alloy, The Strongest Aluminum On The Marucci Bat Line, Allows For Thinner Barrel Walls, A Higher Response Rate And Better Durability

  • Features USSSA BPF 1.15 Certification

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  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Micro-Perforated Soft-Touch Grip With Extra Tack Improves Feel And Control

  • Multi-Variable Wall Design Creates An Expanded Sweet Spot And Thinner Barrel Walls That Are More Forgiving After Off-Centered Contact

  • One-Piece, Alloy Construction for a Traditional Feel

  • Precision-Balanced Barrel Results In A Lower M.O.I. And Balanced Feel For Precision And Control

  • Ring-Free Barrel Construction Allows For More Barrel Flex And Increases Performance With No Dead Spots

Description

Take your game to the next level with the new and improved Marucci bat lineup. The CAT 8 USSSA Baseball Bat features a maximized barrel length provides a wider sweet spot thanks to its longer surface area. One of the main differences from the CAT 7 is the new and improved AZ105 Alloy, the strongest aluminum on the Marucci bat line, allows for thinner barrel walls, a higher response rate and better durability. This Marucci bat's one-piece alloy design blends year-round durability with a traditional feel, and its ring-free barrel construction eliminates dead spots while improving flex. Its precision-balanced barrel provides a lower M.O.I. nd balanced feels that makes it easy for any style of hitter to enjoy their personal best results. The 2nd Generation AV2 Anti-Vibration Knob will feature an upgraded, harmonic dampening system for better feel and less negative vibrational feedback. Marucci Sports: Honor the Game.

This Marucci CAT 8 USSSA Big Barrel Bat features a -5 length to weight ratio, a 2 3/4 inch barrel, and the USSSA 1.15 BPF certification. The sting-free comfort knob is ergonomically-molded nylon engineered for best comfort and control, complemented by a micro-perforated soft-touch grip whose extra tack makes for a no-slip hold. Every element of the CAT 8 craftsmanship comes together to earn a sterling reputation: these Marucci bats provide simply the best look and feel with the most "pop" off the bat and the least vibrational feedback, making an ideal fit for any age and strength of hitter. Pick up one today and enjoy free shipping and a full one-year manufacturer's warranty. Don't forget, with our 24/7 customer service, we'll be here for you from click to hit!

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Great bat Ayden player

Pros: My 14 year old has used this bat twice now and he loves it!

Cons: None so far

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Great Bat!!! DAD parent

Pros: 13 y/o crushes with this bat. He doesnt complain about any sting at all. It seems like the ball jumps off the bat even more than the cat7.

Cons: I wish the bat came standard with a lizard skin grip. After a few weeks of use the grip seems to lose some of its tackiness (durability). But it is easy enough to change grip.

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good bat kdub Player

Pros: none

Cons: none

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Great bat baseballmom Parent

Pros: Easy to handle

Cons: Not a huge amount of pop

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Great Bat Lisa Faulkner Parent

Pros: My son loves this bat. Great pop and feel.

Cons: None so far

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Big dog Wade Parent

Pros: Nice balance great pop.

Cons: The hitting noise. It sounds like a bell.

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Bat Boy Jace Parks Player

Pros: Love the grip Excited to play a game with my new bat

Cons: None

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Great Bat! James Parent

Pros: My smallish 12 year old is using the -5 to prepare for middle school in the Spring when he has to go to BBCOR. The bat is so well balanced that it feels and swings much lighter than it is. The pop is very good as well and you can tell by the sound if he has hit it on the sweet spot. No idea on durability yet as he has only hit about 100 pitches and taken 100 swings off the tee but it seems to be solid so far.

Cons: None so far

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Good for youths facing 50-70 mph Jackson Griffith Player

Pros: Very good pop on the bat and is very durable. I broke it in during practices and now I hit nukes.

Cons: Wear gloves because otherwise there will be some sting. Also has a fairly small barrel, so just barrel it up.

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How can this bat be legal? Wyatt Collins Parent

Pros: My son is a 5’5 132 pound shortstop/pitcher. He is on a competitive travel team. He has been batting in the 9 position until he wrapped his hands on this bat. He has quickly moved up to “cleanup hitter”. It is amazing how hard the ball is coming off this bat, but most of the power is probably coming from his dedication in the weight room this winter. He max benches 120 pounds by the way. I feel for the pitchers who have to face kids with this bat in there hands.

Cons: Every kid on the team wants to use it. I might buy another for the team so people won’t wear down the pop on my sons bat.

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Great bat, fair price, Marucci delivers again! OZ Coach

Pros: Hot bat, with very good balance and feel with great pop! Looks good as well! It come with an engraving of his name and custom digital wrap. My son loves this bat. He is playing 14U and must use a drop 5 bat. The 31/26 Cat 8 with 2"3/4 barrel was perfect. He has been using a Marucci Cat7 drop 10, with a 2" 5/8 barrel up to this point and I did notice the extra distance with the heavier weighted bat at drop 5. I would recommend this bat.

Cons: None so far.

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Marucci doesn’t disappoint... again. Nick Parent

Pros: Our 5th Cat. Hot right out of the wrapper. My son loves the feel, balance and pop.

Cons: None

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Mariculture Cat8 -5 Zach Parent

Pros: Lots of pop. Well balanced. Bought for my 12 year old son who is extremely strong for his age. Homered in his second at bat of the season.

Cons: Grip took two weeks to wear through. This is the only reason I dropped the durability to 3 stars. If you buy this bat you might as well get a lizard skin with it

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Bad bat Case. Player

Pros: The bat jars a lot if you don’t hit it on the sweet spot I have a tournament at mineral springs and I’m not going to use it because it hard so much and my hand is all red because it hard so much

Cons: Oh

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Hits better than composite Adam Parent

Pros: Son plays 12U triple A. Started with Easton ghost X 31/23. Broke end cap three times within a month. Got a beast speed 32/22( figured hybrid might last season even though we traded down and lost 100$) Kid wouldn’t use it. Too light he said. Tried the Cat composite on a demo and he broke it. Realized he can’t use composites anymore we bought the Marucci Cat 8 32/27 . He loved it out of the box. Adapted to the added weight and length. Hit well first tournament with it. Second weekend got his first HR with it, along with a triple and a double. No complaints on sting or balance. Good bat

Cons: Grip...but that’s a preference and 11$ fix.

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Love this Scotty Player

Pros: Bat feels great in my hands. I love the sound it makes!

Cons: none

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As Advertised Paul Parent

Pros: Marucci makes a great bat right out of the box! My son is playing All-Star baseball this summer and will transition from -10 to -5 for Middleschool. The new CAT8 drop -5 is helping him transition easily and confidently. We are fortunate to have other teammates who have the same bat in drop -8 so if later in a tournament he feels the need to back off the weight, he can swing the same great bat. This is also his first all metal bat which feels close to a composite USABat but with more "pop." We are looking forward to great AtBats, especially as he gets stronger.

Cons: Quite possibly the best bat we have owned since those springy orange Makos.

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23 games into tournament season 12U major Adam Parent

Pros: Bat is excellent. Kid batting .511 23 games into season. All open tournament games not counting showcase. If your young one has fast hands this bat produces. Broke three composites during off season. Best alloy out there

Cons: None. Great bat

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Cat 8 Freddy Player

Pros: Vary balanced and has lots of pop

Cons: Dies within 1 year to 1 year and 1 half

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The best bat Baseball player5.0 Player

Pros: This bat has amazing pop no vibration an amazing feel an is the best bat I have ever swung. The ball jumps off the bat and flys far at an amazing speed. Also has a huge barrel.

Cons: The bat grip is soft but can rip your hands so you might need gloves

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Great bat for a great price Josh Stewart Parent

Pros: Large sweet spot Durable Great pop Price

Cons: Haven’t found any yet

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Excellent bat Jake Parent

Pros: - well balanced -good pop, large sweet spot -no sting My son loves his bat so far. Awesome pop on center hits, good pop on edges of sweet spot and no sting on hits off of the handle.

Cons: None that he or I have noticed thus far

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Best bat ever Hunter Player

Pros: Huge sweet spot every time you hit The ball it is hit hard

Cons: None

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Questions and Answers (29)

Have a question about the Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

My undersized 12 year old will be transitioning from -7 weight/length ratio to -5 standard for travel league play. His previous bat was 28 inches and my first question is why can't I find a -5 bat at 29 inches as the smallest at that ratio is 30 inches? He will be making a huge jump in bat size given his size so what 30/25 bat model would you recommend as I would think I would want to avoid end loaded models and get him into a more balanced weight distribution?
Self
Unfortunately the bat manufacturers, based on their market research, start their -5 models at 30 inches. Your thinking would be correct in that a balanced bat would be more beneficial for your player since he is having to jump up in weight. The Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85 would certainly make a great choice as this bat features a balanced swing weight design.
Cameron
What is the difference between this CAT 8 and the CAT 8 composite? Thinking about how the bat performs for the player, primarily, as well as if there are temperature restrictions unique to one bat and not both.
Oklahawg
The Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85 is a one-piece all alloy bat with a balanced swing weight while the Marucci CAT 8 Composite -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCCP5 is a two-piece all composite bat with a balanced swing weight; both have 2 3/4" barrel diameters. The composite model is best suited for the warmer weather but does not have any restrictions with regards to temperature. As well, since the composite model is made from a two-piece design one would get more flex and vibration control from an off-centered hit.
Cameron
What are the differences between the -5 CAT 7 and CAT 8 bats?
Tony6020
The Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85 features a new alloy barrel (AZ105) that gives this bat a lighter feel with thinner barrel walls for a higher trampoline effect when compared to the CAT 7. As well, the AV2 knob has been improved to further reduce vibration from an off-centered hit.
Cameron
Any issues with possibly damaging the bat if it is used with heavy practice baseballs like the Total Control Ball?
M.Estrada
There is a good chance one could damage the Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85 is using a heavier ball to hit with like the Total Control Ball. Would recommend using ones non game bat for this type of hitting.
Cameron
What is the difference between the CAT 7 and the CAT 8?
Andrea
The Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85 will have the upgraded AZ105 alloy, the strongest aluminum on the Marucci bat line, allows for thinner barrel walls, a higher response rate and better durability.
Max
I've heard that the Cat 6 actually has more pop than the Cat 7 or newer Cat 8. Does anyone have any first hand experience with this?
DLed24
No, I do not subscribe to that notion. The Cat 7 and Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85 have been two of our highest reviewed models to date. I do not believe that there has been any performance drop-off. If anything, the performance has increased.
Tyler
I'm 14 years old and have to use -5 bats this year before BBCOR. I'm 5’7", around 115 lbs, and am looking to hit for contact but also with loads of power. My narrowed down choices are the Cat 8, Beast Pro, and Ghost X composite (white and grey). What should I choose?
tommy rocket
All bats mentioned are great ones to consider. As for the size to get the Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85 in, we would recommend a 31 inch bat per your height and weight.
Cameron
Will the Cat 8 be certified for use by USA Bat?
Andy
The 2019 Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85 is USSSA certified for USSSA travel ball play, and will not be legal for play in any league requiring the USA Baseball stamp.
Logan
Is this bat okay to use this in a batting cage environment hitting the yellow dimpled machine balls or is there a possibility of damaging it?
Brad
We do not recommend using any of your new bats in a cage with the yellow dimple balls, and the Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85 is no exception. Those particular balls are heavier and more dense which can cause noticeable damage to any model.
Tyler
Are the handles tapered with a thicker handle near the knob on all CAT 8's or is that just the grip?
Brian P.
Based on the AV2 knob that is used on the 2019 Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85 one will notice that the handle is thicker or slightly flared at the base of the handle/knob. This design would be the same on all CAT 8 models.
Cameron
Will this bat be allowed for Babe Ruth? 13-15 years old?
debbie
Generally speaking, the Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85 will NOT be approved for Babe Ruth play as it is not USA certified. However, you will want to check with either a coach or league official to verify your league's exact rules.
Tyler
Is the 2019 Marucci Cat 8 (MSBC85) approved for babe Ruth 14 yr old and travel team play?
Ronald Coleman
This bat will not be approved for both Babe Ruth and travel league play. Babe Ruth requires either a USA stamped bat or a BBCOR stamped bat, and this Marucci Cat 8 -5 USSSA (MSBC85) does not have either of those certifications. It only has the USSSA stamp for travel ball play.
Kyle J.
I'm 14 years old and 115 pounds. I need a -5 bat and play in a league with no bat restrictions. I hit leadoff for my team but want to start hitting harder. Is this a quality bat?
Calvin Hapeman
The Marucci Cat 8 -5 USSSA (MSBC85) is an excellent choice if you are looking for a high performing model at a very competitive price. The Marucci Cat 7 was one of our best performers and sellers, and Marucci improved upon that model with the new AZ105 alloy.
Kyle J.
Does this bat have a break-in period?
Aubrey
The Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85 is an alloy model, so there is no break in period.
Logan
What are the differences in the CAT 8 and the CAT Connect? What type of hitter are they suited for and why?
Bill
The Cat 8 is a one-piece, all alloy model, while the Cat 8 Connect is a two-piece, hybrid design with an alloy barrel but a composite handle. The main difference is that the Cat 8 Connect will offer a bit better vibration dampening on mishits than the standard Cat 8 due to the two-piece design. These means the Cat 8 Connect is slightly more tailored to the contact hitter or smaller player who may struggle with vibration, while the Cat 8 is slightly more fitting for a stronger, power hitter. Both bats are well balanced models however, so the difference is not too great.
Kyle J.
Does the Cat 8 -5 come in a 2 5/8 barrel?
Jeremy Romero
Sadly, the Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85 is the only (-5) version releasing of the Cat 8 and will only come in a 2 3/4" barrel diameter.
Tyler
What is the best way to break in this bat?
Carlos
The Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85 is a one piece alloy bat. Alloy barrels do not require a break in period like composite options do. This bat can be used straight out of the box.
Daveron
Is this bat legal in NSW Australia?
Josh
From what I could find, it appears in little league, USA bats are required which means the Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85 would not be legal. I would recommend checking with a coach or official just to confirm.
Tori
I just finished little league and this is my first year in Babe Ruth. Would this bat be legal or would I have to get a USA bat or BBCOR bat?
Will Stidsen
This Marucci Cat 8 -5 USSSA (MSBC85) is not legal for Babe Ruth play. You will need a USA or BBCOR stamped model, depending on your age group.
Kyle
Is this bat approved for 13-14 age group Babe Ruth play in 2020?
Bill
The Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85 would not be legal for Babe Ruth play. As they require the USA or BBCOR stamp. This option is only legal for USSSA, travel tournament baseball. The heavier -3 option of the Marucci CAT 8 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC8 would be allowed for Babe Ruth in ages 13 - 18 years old.
Daveron
I am debating whether to buy this bat or the DeMarini CF Zen in a 32"/27 oz USSSA model for my son. He currently swings 32"/27 oz XL1 Easton but the bat is starting to lose its pop. He’s a big kid who will be 12 years old and I would say an above average hitter so I want the best bat for him as he is a power hitter. The XL1 is gonna be hard to top because it’s absolutely amazing but it’s life is about shot. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks, Gregg.
Gregg Huffine
Both the Marucci Cat 8 -5 and the DeMarini CF Zen -5 will be some of the top performers overall this year in my opinion, so it's hard to really go wrong either way. However, I would lean slightly towards the Marucci Cat 8 -5 as I think that will have a closer feel to the Easton XL1 than the DeMarini Cf Zen -5 will.
Kyle
What is the difference between a Cat 8 and a Cat 8 Connect?
Brandon
The Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85 is a one-piece balanced alloy design. The Marucci CAT 8 Connect -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCC85 is a two-piece hybrid design: alloy barrel with a composite handle. This option is slightly end loaded.
Daveron
Love the site. I know this is a drop 5 meaning a 30 inch bat list weight is 25 ounces. But what's actual weight?
BG
The Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85 will feature a weight of roughly the listed weight. We have a 32 inch model in the showroom and it came in at 27 ounces exactly.
Cameron
Since this is an alloy bat, will it break down or "lose its pop" the way a composite eventually does? Or, is that not a concern?
Jay G.
Like any bat, the Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85 will eventually break down over time. Unfortunately it is impossible to tell when that may occur, regardless if the bat is alloy or composite.
Cameron
Do these only come in 2 3/4 barrel or can you get it in a 2 5/8 as well?
Casey
Unfortunately, the Cat 8 was not offered in 2 5/8" barrel in the -5 option. However, the Marucci CAT 7 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC75 does feature a 2 5/8" barrel diameter in limited -5 sizing.
Daveron
If I ordered a 31/26 when would it be here? I would be ordering it on December 24th and I live in Michigan.
Me
If placing an order for the Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85 on 12/24 and using the free UPS ground shipping to MI, we would anticipate a delivery between December 30-January 2nd.
Cameron
Does this bat need broken in off a tee?
Martin
The Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85 features an alloy barrel. Alloy barrels do not require a break in period. Composite barrel bats need to be broken in before seeing live pitching.
Daveron
Does JustBats install Lizard Grips on bats?
Richard
Yes, for an additional fee we could install a Lizard Skin bat grip on the Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85.
Cameron
What will be the biggest difference between the new Cat 9 and last years Cat 8?
William
The new Marucci Cat 9 will feature new alloy technology that will provide better feel and forgiveness! There is also an added Longitudinal Groove System (LGS) that will go along the thickest part of the barrel to improve flexibility.
Frank
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About the Brand

At Marucci, we make our products the same way you play baseball: Hard work, determination, and attention to detail. This product is handcrafted. We are committed to never releasing a product before it meets the standard set forth by our wood bat. Our process is proven. The only way to achieve perfection is to accept nothing else. We first have gloves to Big Leaguers in our inner circle to break in and critique - knowing the extreme situations they would be put in. Players like Chase Utley allowed us to comprehend what a player needs and looks for in an ideal fielding glove. The Marucci player advisory board was integral in testing, tweaking, and ulitmatley perfecting the glove line to have the feel and features that matter to players. Understanding this professional standard of perfection has allowed us to handcraft a performance product that will last consistently maximize your game. Handcrafted, one by one, with the highest quality materials, for superior quality and feel, these gloves will require a gradual break-in period which provides a longer lasting form and shape. Professionally Inspired. Precision Crafted. Marucci: Honor the Game.

Bat Properties

Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85
Approved For USSSA
Barrel Diameter 2 3/4"
Baseball Bats Youth Big Barrel
Bat Construction One-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Red White
Deals Personalization Eligible
Length to Weight Ratio - 5
Material Aluminum
Price $200 - $249.99 $200 - $299.99
Series CAT8 CAT
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Marucci
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