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Features

  • 2 3/4 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • -8 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

  • Free Shipping!

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • One-Piece, All-Alloy Construction for a Traditional Feel

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

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

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

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

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

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 that features 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 -8 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 Travis parent

Pros: Big pop, balanced feel, no vibrations or sting. Great looking bat. Great price. Feels like a drop 10 11 year old swinging it and absolutely loves it . Great pop Took it to field first night, hit a six or seven out with the first bucket.

Cons: It's a loud bat if your not swinging it in a indoor facility

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Great bat Jacob Jones Player

Pros: Great bat

Cons: None

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Great Bat Daniel Coach

Pros: Good pop. Good feel. No vibration

Cons: Only comes in 2 3/4 and is loud

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Balanced Bat Jerrod Coach

Pros: Balanced bat, feels a lot lighter in your hands than other bats tested at the same weight. Does have good pop would definitely recommend for a line drive hitter.

Cons: Bat is loud when working in cages, son does not like the grip as much as his LS Prime.

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Great Bat! George Parent

Pros: Balanced bat with great pop. Have been using Marucci bats for the last 5 seasons. Marucci always makes a top notch bat. Highly recommend!

Cons: None

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Sweet bat! BK Parent

Pros: Great sounding, and live off the bat

Cons: Concerned about durability of cap and possible denting, as it notes don't use below 60 degrees, but fingers crossed

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Cat 8 C. Taylor Parent

Pros: Feels good, sounds good. Love it!

Cons: None so far

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Best Bat Yet! Dan Coach

Pros: Bought my son this bat after several hours of reading reviews on all makes and models on several different sites not jut this one. I have always been a fan of the Demarinni Zen series of bat for travel ball until now. I was very hesitant to purchase this bat over the coms available on the market this year but so glad I did. My son is 52.5” weights 115 and swings this bat very easily, especially against faster pitchers. My son was hitting the 2018 cf zen and as far as I am concerned this bat is way better. Right out of the wrapper the bat has great pop! No sting on miss hits. Perfectly balanced for a -8 31”.

Cons: None at this point.

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Do not buy Alex Coach

Pros: Can’t think of any!

Cons: Overpriced for an under performing bat. Do not buy!

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Worth the money A Page Parent

Pros: Seen great improvement with this bat!

Cons: All the other boys want to use it,

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Cat. 8 Charles White Player

Pros: Great pop

Cons: None

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Great Bat! Kenny Foster Player

Pros: Had it for a few months as a ‘game bat’ only and it has held up well. Has a lot of pop, but not the best out there.

Cons: Dosent have pop like the DeMarini CF Zen. (Note: The cat8 has better durability than the cf zen though..)

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Contact bat Ale Player

Pros: Feels good and can last

Cons: Has no pop, if u are a player with power it will turn you into a player who has no power

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Best bat I have ever used AJ Player

Pros: Everything about this bat is amazing.

Cons: None

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Pop and balance Matt Coach

Pros: Feels like a drop 10 it is so balanced. 11-year-old crushing the ball with it.

Cons: None

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Baseball Casen Player

Pros: Four weeks into the bat and already has dents in it but a really good bat

Cons: Great pop

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Enmanuel Beltre Enmanuel Beltre Parent

Pros: The Best Bat -8

Cons: The Best Bat -8

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Great pop Dustin Parent

Pros: This bat came out hot right out of the wrapper. Everyone on my son's team has used it. Love the sound it makes.

Cons: None except no other parent has given me money for letting there kid use it

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Zach’s baseball review Zach Mascolo Player

Pros: Great bat overall had amazing pop probably one if not the best bat I’ve ever used had a great feel to it I hit 8 home runs with it and if you barreled a ball the ball flew. In the cold I never felt a sting, as i did in the past. It wasn’t just one part on the bat the end of the bat too was amazing I was able to hit a line drive on a outside pitch with the end of the bat. I do recommend this bat.

Cons: I did notice as the season went on the bat did kinda lose some pop honestly it was a great bad nothin really there was to fix

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bat review Larry Levinson Coach

Pros: very low vibration

Cons: too end heavy

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Great Bat! Danny G Coach

Pros: Same great brand. Lightweight, nice pop/sound and durable. 1/2 my team swings w/a Cat 7 or 8. My son graduated from a Cat 7 -10 to his new Cat 8 -8!

Cons: None!

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Great Bat Chad Parent

Pros: Great drop 8 bat for my 11U player. Huge sweet spot. The first game he played with this bat he hit his first home run.

Cons: None so far.

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Great Bat R. Metz Parent

Pros: Good balance, excellent grip, lots of pop

Cons: None

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Amazing Nick Player

Pros: None

Cons: None

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Posey Cat8 performed LeeD Coach

Pros: Bat has performed great. Used winter hitting lessons. Only had two spring tournaments. Two over the fence HR,3triples, two doubles,3singles in 12 Abats. Bat had greater exit velocity than Zen Voodo on travel ball hit trax simulator 12u. Great bat for less cost.

Cons: None

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CAT 8 USSSA Drew Tolfree Player

Pros: bat feels great and had pop right out of the wrapper. also love the sound

Cons: none yet

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Drop 10 to Drop 8 George Coach

Pros: My son plays 10u baseball, has always used a drop 10. We had been using the cat 8 Marucci for the the past year, moving from a 29/19 to a 30/20. We recently moved to a 30/22 and can honestly say my son has not had issues with faster pitchers do to the 2 oz. jump but HAS gained at least 10 ft from a max of 210 to now at least 220 at his best.

Cons: Have not found any as of yet.

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11U AAA Bright family Parent

Pros: Perfect for transition between drop 10 and drop 5. Excellent performance and balance. Everything you would want in a bat when drop is too heavy and drop 10 is too light.

Cons: Light colored grip looks dirty quick and cost is on high end of bats.

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Excellent Bat Eli Berry Parent

Pros: My 12 year old used this bat this season and had the best hitting season of his life. We've had several bats over the years. Trying to find one that we liked as much as the old Easton S3...the black and orange one. This bat surpassed that one. Great bat. It will do it's job.

Cons: We bought too short. It swings so well, don't be afraid to go a little bit longer.

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Good buy Kb Parent

Pros: So far it is working good

Cons: None yet

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Awesome Bat! Ron Coach

Pros: Best Bat since HEX Alloy!

Cons: NONE

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Big sweet spot Stevie Parent

Pros: Big sweet spot, great sound, Excellent pop, my son move from another brand 30-10,to 31-8 cat 8, he has hit 8 home runs this summer over the fence with and aveg, of 260 feet plus and he is 12 years old.

Cons: I have to replace the Grip, after one month of use.

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Great bat no name guy Player

Pros: The bat has a lot of pop at the start and doesn't lose pop very fast. great bat for solid hits but i wouldn't call it a home run bat. right off the bat the CF zen -5 has more pop. Has a huge sweet spot and an overall great bat. when you get jammed the vibration stinks, same with the end of the bat

Cons: would rather use the CF zen

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Best bat ever Pluck ploo Other

Pros: Overall best bat you can get good pop big sweet spot Balanced

Cons: Nothing I have no problems with the bat

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Have a question about the Marucci CAT 8 -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC88? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

Can this bat be customized with players name or number?
Delia Acero
Unfortunately, we do not currently have the ability to customize any of Marucci bats, like the Marucci CAT 8 -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC88, at this point in time.
Tyler
Hi, my son currently swings a Marucci Cat 7 30 inch/22 ounce -8 bat. He says it's too short and too light. He turned 12 in September, and is 5'7 and 135lbs. Should he get the -8 32 inch Cat 8 or should he move up to the Cat 8 -5 bat in what size?
Heather Wied
With the size specs provided for your player, we would suggest a 32" option. The Marucci CAT 8 -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC88 option in 32" would add two ounces of weight. The jump to a 32" model of the Marucci CAT 8 -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC85 may be too big of a transition for your player; however, we do see most 12-13 year olds swinging -5 bats.
Daveron
Does this bat come in a 2 5/8"?
Laura
The Marucci CAT 8 -8 USSSA Baseball Bat (MSBC88) will only be available in a 2 3/4" barrel diameter.
John
Mariucci notes this bat has lower MOI and a balanced feel, as do some reviews, but I have also seen some reviews suggest that it is end-loaded. What are your views on how balanced this bat really is?
Paul
The Marucci CAT 8 -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC88 is going to be a balanced bat. However, if you are moving up from a -10 it will feel heavier to swing which could be where individuals are getting the idea that it is end-loaded.
Tyler
My son is 65 lbs 4.6 ft tall. Currently playing with a 29/19 -10 marucci. He needs a 30” but I’m not sure what to buy him. He wants this bat but could it be too heavy for him? Do you know if the specifications USSSA is approved for all fast pitch baseball?
Monika Prewett
The Marucci CAT 8 -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC88 could be too heavy for him at this moment, but we do have the 30'' 20 oz in the Marucci CAT 8 -10 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC10. That would be the model that you are looking for based upon the information that you have given me.
Max
Is it ok to hit the Cat 8 in cold weather?
Vinnie
While there is no definitive set of guidelines for bats being used in cold weather, we generally recommend avoiding using your best/game bat once the temperatures get to about 40-45 degrees and below if at all possible. Colder temperatures make the ball a bit more dense, so it causes a bit more stress on impact that normal.
Kyle J.
My 12 year old presently swings a 28" -10 bat. He is 4'11" and 85 lbs. He's in the 6th grade. I wonder whether he should size up to a 29" -8 bat such as this Marucci CAT8 -8?
Billy Q
Around that age is a great time to start transitioning into a heavier bat. The -8 Cat 8 would be a great option with the well-balanced swing weight to ease the move into a heavier bat. Also based on his specifics, a 29" model would be the ideal length.
Tyler
Trying to decide between the CAT 7 and CAT 8 for my 10 year old, 4’ 8”, 77 lbs. What are the enhancements that give the CAT 8 an advantage over the CAT 7?
BADtheDad03
The biggest difference between the Marucci CAT 8 -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC88 and the Marucci CAT 7 will be the AZ105 alloy and the 2nd generation AV2 Anti-Vibration Knob. The AZ105 alloy will be the strongest aluminum on the Marucci bat line and will allow for thinner walls, the 2nd generation AV2 knob will reduce the vibration that a typical one piece alloy will vibrate the hands immensely.
Max
My son is 4'10" and 85lbs. He is 11 years old playing 11U travel. I believe 30" is the correct length, based on your bat coach tool, but am trying to decide between the drop 8 or drop 10. What do you recommend?
Dave D
Based upon your player's height, weight and other players around his age I would recommend swinging a 30'' 22 oz in a Marucci CAT 8 -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC88. He most likely has been swinging a 29'' 19 oz and the added weight for an 11 year old should not be an issue.
Max
Debating on this bat for our 11 year old. We just received the Cat 8 -10 and he says it feels light. He is 5’1” tall and 112 lbs. Any advice is appreciated!
Tami
Either size should be fine. We typically start to see players using -8 model around age 11 or 12.
Kyle
Is it necessary to break in my sons new Marucci CAT 8 baseball bat?
Daniel Ries
The Marucci CAT 8 -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC88 features an alloy barrel and does not need to be broken in like composite options. This bat is ready to go out of the wrapper.
Daveron
My son has an older Marucci Hex 31"/21 oz. He is now 12 and about 5'4" tall, 135 lbs. I am considering moving him to a heavier bat like a drop 8 and going to a 30" bat as he has to transition to a drop 5 next year. Is the Cat 8 going to be the most similar to the Hex and what would be others to consider in a drop 8?
David Bybee
The Marucci Cat 8 would probably be the most similar to the Hex, and is one of our best reviewed models and a great option. Some other options you could also consider would be the DeMarini CF -8, the Rawlings VELO -8, or the Easton ADV 360 -8.
Kyle
Will the Marucci CAT 8 be legal in NCAA tournaments as of 2020?
Victor
The Marucci CAT 8 -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC88 is not legal for NCAA as it is not a BBCOR bat. As of 2020, white BBCOR bats are not allowed.
Cameron
Is the size of "large sweet spot" in this cat 8 -8 the same as the "sweet spot" for the Buster Posey model? Are the dimensions of barrel the same?
Charles
The size of the sweet spot will be the same for both the Marucci CAT 8 -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC88 and the Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBP288S.
Jack
What is the difference between the CAT 7 and the CAT 8?
David
The Marucci CAT 8 -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC88 features a new alloy compared to the CAT 7 for thinner barrel walls and a higher response rate.
Cameron
What is the best drop 8 for HR derby? I'm thinking the CAT or Zen, I might be wrong on both. Or, is there something else?
Stephen
The Marucci CAT 8 -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC88 is one of the highest rated bats in terms of performance and durability in the -8 USSSA category. With that being said, if seeking a bat strictly for a HR Derby competition, then the Zen would be hard to pass up. This model has consistently rated near the top in performance measurements. For game play though, it does not hold up as long as some other similar models.
Cameron
Is it true that the bat is not suppose to be used below 60 degrees?
Ernest
The warmer the weather the better, that goes for any bat, not just the Marucci CAT 8 -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC88. With that being said, the Marucci CAT 8 -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC88 can certainly be used in colder weather than 60 degrees.
Cameron
How does the CAT -8 compare with the Louisville Slugger Prime 919 -8 in 29 length?
Justin
The Marucci CAT 8 -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC88 is a one-piece all alloy bat while the LS Prime 919 is a two-piece all composite. Both bats are balanced with 2 3/4" barrel diameters.
Cameron
How does this bat compare to the Marucci CAT 8 -8 composite?
Vinny
While both bats are balanced models, the Marucci CAT 8 -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC88 is a one-piece alloy bat while the CAT 8 Composite is a two-piece composite. Any two-piece bat will offer the most vibration control from an off-centered hit.
Cameron
Any difference from Cat 8 drop 8 or Posey pro metal drop 8?
frank
The Marucci CAT 8 -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC88 and the Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBP285S are almost identical bats. Both feature the same alloy and one-piece balanced swing weight design with the AV2 knob. The main difference between the two would be the colorway and the Posey28 may not feel as balanced as the CAT 8 based on the slight barrel taper difference.
Cameron
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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 -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC88
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 - 8
Material Aluminum
Price $200 - $299.99
Series CAT8
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Marucci
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