Pros: Big barrel and hits missels after about 300-500 hits maybe more.
Had kids that have never hit HR have with this bat. We used Combat witch is a very good bat to. We used the Demo CF Zen was great but got pulled. The green demo breaks way to easy
Pros: The ball just jumps right off the bat and into the outfield but even if you roll over the ball is still hit hard and looks like it is all good. My son has this bat and he shot up from a 8 hole to the 3 hole. He is hitting home-runes to all corners of the field. He say that this bat has the best feel, pop, and as zero vibration when he makes contact with the ball.
Cons: Had it sense the week after it came out but still don't know the durability. but by the looks of it, it should be all good.
Pros: The bat has excellent pop and the sound was so mean at contact that everyone in the cages at practice snapped their heads around. Living in the PNW hasn't given the opportunity to use it outside of cages yet, have indoor tournament in two weeks so we'll see then.
Pros: even end of the bat and closer to the handle hits get to the outfield. i am now a believer in end- weighted bats. also have my son has used it 4x a week around a hundred hits, 3 months and no durability issue yet.
Pros: My son is 13 and we bought this bat as a backup bat to his Lousiville Slugger. He has only had it 2 weeks now and he hit outside on 300â€™ fences for the first time last week and hit 7 home runs. i think his Louisville Slugger just became his backup bat.
Cons: Only had it a couple of weeks so cant speak to the durability yet.
Pros: Superb feel with end loaded power. Two piece composite construction is wound up tight with terrific pop & sound. The CXN Stopper & huge sweet spot barrel will allow both contact and power hitters to benefit from its performance. Easton continues to set the Standard... The bat's official name (BEAST XL) is quite appropriate...
Pros: The Ball just jumps off the bat has a great sweet spot. My son keeps hitting Home Runs and Doubles with it. You can see him on YouTube at Izzy Nieto watches Owen take one in the Ribs & then get Revenge. You can see how the bat sounds and how the ball jumps of the bat. He only uses it for game time.
Pros: My son is 8 and absolutely loves this bat. He replaced his CAT 6 with the 2016 HEX Alloy. It is a very well designed bat with tremendous pop right out of the box. No break in period required. This bat has great balance and a very large sweet spot. My son's confidence has even improved with the use of this bat. The sound it makes on contact is awesome. I have been approached by many coaches and parents at tournaments inquiring about how they can get this bat. Marucci has done it again.
“Marucci Hit it out the Park... with the Hex Alloy!”
Pros: Performance/Pop is unmatched. Great bat for any age...I have a 8 & 13 yr old that swing this bat, best alloy bat on the market.
Very durable, have been taking 500 plus cuts a week since January....no dents and pop is still as if it just came out of the wrapper.
Kids love the sound when the ball comes off the bat.
We have had several parents and coaches inquire about where to get this bat.
Pros: Excellent bat, I have bought multiple Marucci bats and this is by far the best one since the CAT5. My son plays on a 9U travel team and has been dropping bombs with the 29/19. He also has the composite Hex which is a good bat in its own right but he loves the feel of the allow and the ping.
Pros: i have purchased 10-15 bats for my boys. this is the winner. they love it. tons of pop. weighted very well. big fan of this bat.
marucci got this one rt. never have been a marucci fan till now.
other kids on team use it over their bat.
Pros: Both my sons play travel ball. My oldest had the Cat 6 32/27 and it has tremendous pop. The Hex alloy is a great bat. My youngest started hitting with it right away and the ball flies off the bat and has the awesome ping sound. Get this bat you won't be disappointed.
Cons: None so far but I have to see how durable the bat is.
Pros: My son is 8yrs old and has been using this bat since the summer. He old bat was a Easton Mako, he seemed to never get the drive off of his Mako. This Marucci has been a pleasant surprise. My son is not a bulky kid, he is actually small framed. But he is able to rip the ball with this bat. I watch him in batting practice with his coach and see a big difference with the way the ball travels off the bat now vs how it did with the Mako. I highly recommend this bat. The coach who is a former pro seems to be impressed with the bat as well after taking a few swings with it. The Marucci has been very impressive so far.
Pros: My son is 11, He has been using the Hex Alloy bat this fall and absolutley loves it. The pop in which the the ball come's off the bat is amazing. All the other players on his team is using it and they like as well. The bat is so well balance that it helps keep him balanced while swinging. Highly recamend this bat to all ages.
Pros: Just got this bat this past weekend for my son who plays 10U travel ball. We went up in size from a 28/18 to a 29/19 but since the bat is so balanced he didn't really seem to notice the change. The bat has a lot of pop and a big sweet spot. First time swinging it he drove a outside pitch opposite field to the fence for a double. Oh, one of the teams we played had probably five or six of their players swinging the same bat.
Pros: Great pop right out of the wrapper. My son has a lot of confidence hitting this bat and the old school ping and he is hitting harder/longer than he did with his previous Easton composite bat. Other Kids are already asking to use it and how to get one themselves.
Cons: My 11 year old son had this bat for 2 1/2 months. It didn't even see game use. Had great pop out of the box and gave him added distance over other alloy bats. Only used for training 2-3 times a week in warm weather and indoor facility. It got a 2 inch crack on the sweet spot. This was a replacement for the Elite, which he dented badly after 3 months of use. I'm done buying Marucci.
Pros: My 8 year old son loves the 27 17. We received this bat as a warranty replacement for the Cat 6 that dented after 11 months of heavy use! We have a hitting station in our garage and he's taken this to the cages three times. He loves it. The bat is well balanced and gets through the zone quick. The pop off this bat is ridiculous! He likes it better than the Cat 6 and it is hotter in my opinion. He took it to the field last week and is absolutely roping the ball!
Pros: My son used the Easton S3 '13-'15 models the last three seasons with great success. He's a line drive/power hitter that prefers one piece alloy over composite. The '16 Marucci Hex Alloy is very similar in performance and has held up well through many batting sessions so far. It's by far the most popular "hot" bat in the Houston area...seems like every team has a few in their lineups. The "ping" off the bat is a head turner!!!
Pros: I can't honestly rate the durability because the bat just arrived today but I have to or the site won't take my review. Our first time out I was diving for cover on the pitchers mound and watching my son send balls into the outfield or rip burning grounders. This bat is the real deal. One of our baseballs is now completely misshapen. This bat could add some serious fun to our season.
Cons: None that I can see, hope the bat holds up over time.
Pros: I will agree with other reviewing posts that the ball does have a lot more pop than the Easton S1 my son was using. It also has that distinctive sound that turns heads. The weight is balanced, but odd. The bat just cracked, but Marucci warranty has already contacted me about getting it back to them for replacement.
Cons: After 8 months of use my son literally opened up a 4 inch crack right in the sweet spot. He's not a power hitter and he doesn't share the bat with the team so this is all one kid use. We made sure that he didn't use it during cold weather and it was stored inside to eliminate environmental fatigue.
Pros: Great pop out of the box, balanced feel, good customer service
Cons: Absolutely no durability!
My 12 year old has destroyed two of these bats. First one was a replacement for an Elite, which dented in a half season's use. The first Hex cracked within 2 months of use. Good customer service sent us a second one, which was an exception to their policy. We took it out of the box last weekend, and it had two huge dents within the first 20 swings.
All hitting done in warm weather/indoor facilities with real baseballs. If your kid swings hard and has some power, avoid this bat! The pop and feel of this bat are great out of the box, but I will not be buying any more Marucci bats.
Pros: I coach a 10u team, and help out with a 12u team. Both groups have had amazing success with this bat. I have never left a bat review before, but this has been absolutely incredible. The pop and the durability have been terrific. We are careful with the bat - don't let it get too cold. And it's held up great so far, about 15 games into the season.
Pros: My son plays 9u ball and this is his first 2 3/4 bat. I purposely made him learn to swing on a 2 1/4 so he was not relying on a big sweet spot. When he used this for the first time with BP the ball jumped off the bat. The whole team, including myself was pretty amazed! Highly Recommended. We will see about durability. My son is not a hard swinger, but has very sound mechanics.
(Side note: this bat has so much pop I was pitching from the mount to him and he hit a liner right back at me. I had no time to react and the ball hit my wrist. I was impressed with the hit, mad I got hammered by a ball. I hope that this doesn't happen in a game and he hits a pitcher....)
Pros: Replaced a Combat with my older son (11U major) bat with this one. It's dynamite. I'm not sure I believe the research that says composite has more pop. This bat has such good sound the feedback is awesome.
Pros: My son loves the pop off of this bat. The pop and sound is noticeable. The barrel size for this bat is great. A very large sweet spot. I have not heard of one complaint from my son regarding vibration.
Cons: It takes a while to get used to the balance of the bat coming from a Demarini CF7. The tape used for the grip is a bit too thick but this is a user preference.
Cons: This bat is terrible, My 12 year old hit with it in two games and it already has dents in the bat for the price it's a rip off. It's a shame that these bat company's charge so much for there bats most of them are junk...............
Pros: i bought this bat when it first came out. it changed my game around completely. i now play on a travel team. it has perfect pop, itâ€™s extremly hot, the bat feels so lite it feels like you are swinging nothing. my friend ditched his cat7 to use this bat
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Is this bat legal for Little League?
Asked by mounchey
No, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK8) is not approved for play in Little League for 2018. It does not feature the new USA Baseball stamp.
My son is and 5â€™4â€ and weighs around 170 and he hits for power. Would you recommend this bat over a LS Prime 918? He is currently swinging a 32â€ -8 Marucci CAT 7 which has a balanced swing weight and we want to add a second bat to his arsenal. That or another bat choice you would recommend.
Asked by TJ
I would recommend the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8 if he is more of a power hitter since it is end loaded. The Louisville Slugger Prime 918 will be balanced and much closer to the Marucci CAT 7, so if you are looking for a different option the Easton MAKO BEAST XL would be a great choice.
My son is 6 foot 2, 155 lbs and can hit. We have the Mako 2016 for the past season looking to get him a new bat. What you recommend for him? He just turned 13.
Asked by Rick
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8 would be a great option for a player that just turned 13 coming off of the Easton Mako.
Can I use this bat in high school baseball?
Asked by john K
This 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK8) would not be permitted in high school play as it does not feature a BBCOR stamp on it.
Is this bat not available in a drop 5?
Asked by Randy Day
There was a -5 version of this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK8) available in the past. However, we sold out of all of the 2017 MAKO BEAST XL (SL17MK5) that has the -5 length-to-weight ratio on it. That is the reason why you are having trouble finding it for purchase on our site.
Will this bat be legal for 2018 Senior League play?
Asked by Darrell
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8 will be legal for play in USSSA in 2018, but not Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie Youth, PONY, or AABC.
Can this bat be used in USSSA 12U travel baseball in 2018?
Asked by AT
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8 is USSSA approved, and can be used for USSSA travel baseball in 2018.
Will this bat be legal for Little League in 2018?
Asked by BB
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK) will not be legal for Little League in the 2018 season because it does not have the new USA stamp required for Little League.
I want to see if it is good.
Asked by Annety Rubon
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8 is a two-piece fully composite bat with an end-loaded swing weight. This bat is a great option for a power type hitter between the ages of 12-14 before getting into high school.
Will it be legal for 14 year old travel for the 2018 season next year and will the BBCOR version be legal for 14 year old travel ball?
Asked by paul
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8 will not be legal for use in 14U USSSA next year; they appear to be moving towards -5 models or BBCOR for this age group.
My son is almost 13 years old. He is 5'1" and weighs 100 lbs (strong hitter). Which MAKO BEAST would be best suited for him the end loaded SL17MK8 or balanced bat SL17MK10B?
Asked by Kallen
Based upon your player's age, I would definitely recommend looking to the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK8) since it has a -8 length-to-weight ratio. If he is a strong hitter, then I think he will able to adjust to a -8 length-to-weight ratio and end-loaded swing weight.
What is the average break in time for the Beast XL?
Asked by Jacob
We suggest 150 to 200 swings off a tee or soft toss while rotating the bat in between swings to properly break in the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8.
Can you use this bat in 14u USSSA? or is -5 required?
Asked by jt13
Yes, you can use the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK8) in 14U USSSA Baseball.
Since USSSA recently banned the 2017 CF Zen Balanced (-8) 2 5/8" Baseball Bat I am looking for a comparable bat for my son. How does this bat compare to the CF Zen? Also does the Mako Beast need break in time like typical Mako's and if so how many swings? Last question - what would you recommend a CF Zen drop 8 user switch to? Thanks...
Asked by Jim in Chicago
The Mako Beast is arguably one of the closest bats to the CF Zen performance wise. It will require a similar break-in period since it is a composite bat just like the CF Zen. This Mako Beast is an excellent choice to look at, as well as other options like the Marucci Cat 7 or the Louisville Slugger Prime 917.
Does the 2017 version have a larger sweet spot than the 2016 version of the same bat?
Asked by Tony
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8 will have a slightly larger sweet spot compared to the 2016 model as this bat will have a slightly longer barrel (about 1.5 inches longer than the 2016 model).
What is the difference in the MAKO BEAST XL model and the regular MAKO BEAST model? Which model is better for a 5' tall, 90 lb 11 years old?
Asked by nole
The main difference in the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8 and the regular MAKO BEAST is the swing weight design. The MAKO XL models will feature an end-loaded swing weight design while the regular MAKOs feature a balanced weight design. For a stronger player with faster bat speed an end-loaded model typically is more beneficial as these bats will allow the player to generate greater barrel whip through the zone which can translate to additional power in the swing. A balanced bat like the regular MAKO is a better design for those players that are contact or gap to gap type hitters. For an 11 year old who is 5' and 90 lbs, we would recommend the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10. The bat listed in the question (2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8) is better suited for a player in 7th grade.
Does the MAKO BEAST XL have more pop than the 2016 MAKO?
Asked by AT
The big difference between the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK8 and the 2016 model will be the 1.5 inch extended barrel that the 2017 model features. This means a larger sweet spot which can potentially produce more pop.
My son is 5 foot 1, 90 lbs and can hit. We have the Mako 2016 for the past season looking to get him a new bat. What you recommend for him? He used a 30/19.
Asked by Chris
Based on your sons height and weight we would recommend getting a 31"/23oz 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK8).
I don't want to waste your time but will you have a cyber Monday sale on this baseball bat and is my 12 yr old son ready for a 24 oz? He is 5'7" and 136 lbs.
Asked by HardcoreBaseballFan
Based on your sons height and weight we would recommend a 32"/24oz 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK8). This bat will not be on sale due to how new it is we will have to sell it at the Manufacturers Advertised Price.
What, if anything, is actually new in the 2017 Mako Beast compared to the 2016 Mako models besides the paint job?
Asked by LVII
The biggest difference in the new 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK8) is the new Extended Speed Barrel, which is 1.5 Inches Longer than the 2016 MAKO.
My 13 yr old is transitioning from Little League to a high school prep squad. Question is, does he go to a -8 or -5 in the BEAST XL? He's 5'4" and was swinging a Mako XL TORQ -10 last season.
Asked by Nick
It really just depends on what he can handle. If your son can handle a -5 at this point that would be the ideal transition to -3. However, if he cannot handle the -5 this year using one will offer him no advantage. It will only hurt his swing. I would recommend going to a batting cage and swinging both of them and seeing what he is more comfortable with.
Is this bat legal for 13 year old Babe Ruth?
Asked by Merry
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK8) is NOT going to be legal in 13 year old Babe Ruth. This is because for a composite bat to be legal in 13 year Babe Ruth it would need to be BBCOR certified. This only applies to composite bats. With an aluminum bat you are able to use whatever size you would like.
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Do they make a 28-18? All I see are 27-17.
Asked by jerry
The Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 was made in a 28/18 but we have sold out of all sizes minus the 27/17. Since this bat is a closeout model we will not be able to restock any sizes.
How would this bat compare to the Marucci F5?
Asked by jbat
The main differences between the Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 and the F5 are that the Hex Alloy offers a sting free comfort knob to reduce sting on contact while the F5 will offer a multi-wall construction to expand the sweet spot and improve the overall durability.
I have a young 9 year old who is swinging a 28/18 with solid contact, however I worry a bit about bat speed, he is 52 inches/68 lbs. Does he need to stay where he is, or could he benefit from the Hex 27/17?
Asked by RJ
Per your son's height and weight, we would recommend using the Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 in a 28 inch model. If you feel his bat speed would be slowed down considerably using a 28 inch model then there is certainly nothing wrong with going down one inch and one ounce.
How does this bat compare to the 2018 Cat 7?
Asked by Angela
This Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) is similar to the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC7X10) in its basic design. Both bats are one-piece, all-alloy bats. However, the Cat 7 will feature advanced alloy material, a larger sweet spot and an anti-vibration knob.
Since this is an older model bat, and I have read the reviews about cracking and dents, does this bat still have a warranty on it?
Asked by coach
Yes, these bats purchased new will still have the 12 month warranty through Marucci.
Will this bat be legal with the new USA baseball bat rule in most leagues?
Asked by mk
The Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 is a USSSA certified bat. You will want to look for bats with the USA Baseball Stamp if you are playing in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony.
Is it made at 29 in length 17 oz?
Asked by nick
The Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 is a -10 length to weight ratio bat. Thus any 29 inch model would be 19 ounces.
What's the difference between this bat and the 2018 Marucci Hex Alloy 2?
Asked by coco
The main difference between this Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) and the 2018 Marucci Hex Alloy 2 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBHA2X10) will be the updated AZ105 Alloy on the Hex Alloy 2 that allows for thinner barrel walls, more performance and better durability.
Can I get this bat in a 29/19?
Asked by Jojo
Unfortunately we only have the 27" and 31" models left for this 2016 bat.
Can I use this bat for Pony league after the new rule for 2018?
Asked by dad
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) will not be legal for Pony league. The bats must have the USA stamp.
My son is 8 going on 9 and he's playing now in coach pitch but next year will be in kid pitch, so we need a good bat for him.
Asked by brea
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 is a great bat to consider for a player seeking a bat for kid pitch. This bat will feature a two-piece fully composite design with a balanced swing weight. The two-piece design will help ease the stinging sensation a player feels when not squaring up the ball and the balanced swing weight will make it easier for younger players to handle.
Is this bat durable enough for 9u kid pitch?
Asked by fullcount falcons
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 will be durable enough for kid pitch.
I am going into eighth grade baseball and I was wondering if this bat would be good? I am 6 ft tall. 31 inches 21 ounces?
Asked by Apierce5
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 would be a good bat for you. Although because of your height and age I would suggest going to a -8 or a -5.
What is the difference between the HAY and the HAX?
Asked by cj
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 has a 2 3-4 inch barrel diameter, whereas the MSBAHAY10 has a 2 5-8 inch barrel diameter.
My son is 10 years old and is 60" and approximately 100 lbs. What is the recommended bat size?
Asked by Robby
Based on your players height and weight, we suggest a 30" model in the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10.
Is this bat comparable to the 2014 Marucci One?
Asked by Tracy
Yes, the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 would be comparable to the Marucci One. Both bats were a one-piece alloy design. The Marucci Hex does use the new AZ4X alloy.
Do you have any word on this bat's replacement? I see they have taken it down from their website and I can't find anything about what's coming out.
Asked by Unhitchthewagon
We have not received any word on what may replace the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 at this time.
My 6 yr old son is playing 7U coach pitch and using a Easton Mako Beast 26/14. His league just banned the use of composite bats so his coach recommended the Hex Alloy bat. Do you recommend this bat or a Cat 6 or Cat 7 in 26/16? He will be playing kid pitch in a couple if seasons.
Asked by Ptepoe
If you wanted to use the bat for more than a couple seasons I would recommend the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) in a 27/17. If you were just planning on getting a bat for the end of coach pitch I would recommend getting the Marucci Cat 7 Junior Big Barrel in the 26/16.
How would this compare to the Easton S3 senior league 2.75 barrel in regards to pop and durability?
Asked by C
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 is similar to the Easton S3, as both feature the same construction design, one piece alloy.
Did Marucci drop this bat from the 2017 lineup? I can't seem to find a newer version, which is terrifying because this bat is so good!
Asked by Josh
No, Marucci did make the Hex Alloy for 2017. We have it in a -9 version, the MSBAHAX9.
My kid is 4'2" tall and he weighs about 82 lbs. He's 7 years old. What size should he use?
Asked by Tyson
We would suggest a 28-29" length of bat for someone his size.
My son is 5'3" and a slender 85 lbs. He swings his younger brother's Hex Alloy 29"/19 oz and hammers it. What size would be appropriate for him (I'm thinking 31"/21 oz)?
Asked by Mike
Based upon your player's height and weight, I think that a 30" length of bat would be good for him. Since he has been using a 29"/19 oz size and been doing well, I don't think you need to move all the way up to the 31"/21 oz size. However, we have this 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) in the 30" and 31" sizes. The 30" would be best for this exact point in time, but the 31" would last the longest for him into the future.
My son has been swinging an Easton MAKO for the past 2 years. He's 5'1" and weighs about 136 lbs. His current bat is a 29"/19 oz size. What size bat should we get?
Asked by Shane
Based upon your player's height and weight, you could consider moving him to a 31" length bat. I might suggest looking for a bat with a -5 or -8 length-to-weight ratio. This 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) with its -10 length-to-weight ratio might be a little light for him at his size.
What size Hex would you recommend for an 8 yr old, 4'9" 88 lbs? Have been swinging a 2014 Easton XL3 28/19.
Asked by SST
Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 in a 30 inch 20 ounce model.
I am looking at the 30"/20 for my 10 year old. Do you have another bat you'd recommend comparing to this one?
Asked by Arice
If you wanted another bat to which you could compare this 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10), I would recommend looking at the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 Senior League Baseball Bat (SLO516X). Both bats are 2 3/4" barrel, all-aluminum and both receive solid reviews from customers. I think a comparison of the two would be good to check out.
Can you use a 27" 17 oz. bat in kid pitch?
Asked by Brian Pichon
The 27" 17 oz. 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 is intended to be used for kid pitch. Since it is a senior league model, it has thicker barrel walls to withstand the pitching speeds of kid pitch.
(1) From my understanding, this can be used in Top Gun travel ball, but can not be used in Little League Recreation ball; is that correct? (2) Also, my son is 9 yrs old and he is 4'7" and 65 pounds. I was thinking about the 29"/19 oz size. Is that what you would recommend?
Asked by RALPH TURNAGE
(1) This 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) features USSSA 1.15 BPF certification and a 2 3/4" barrel diameter. Because of those features, it should be legal in just about all travel ball circuits, but will not be allowed in any division of Little League sanctioned baseball. (2) Based upon your player's height and weight, my general recommendation would be to go with the 29" length option as long as your player can handle the resulting 19 oz weight.
My son is just under 100 lbs and is 5'3" playing 14U this fall/next spring. We need a drop 5 or 3 - makes a lot of contact but doesn't hit for power. Used a 31/19 for most of the season and 31/21 when we faced slower pitching. We need something that is not end loaded. Was looking at this bat or any other bat you suggest. Also, do you think we should consider dropping to a 30" now that the bat is going to be much heavier?
Asked by Mike D
You could definitely drop to a 30" if you feel like it was needed. But I think he will be fine with a 31". I would highly recommend the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10. It is a very balanced bat and will feel light.
When does this bat commonly go on sale?
Asked by Tony
We can't put a bat on sale until a manufacturer allows us to drop the minimum advertised pricing. Marucci has not yet but there are getting ready to release a bunch of new models, so they may allow us too. Just not sure yet.
What is the difference in the 2015 Hex Alloy and the 2016 Hex Alloy? What size bat would my 10 year old, 56", and 83 pound son need?
Asked by Gtsmom
Actually, the only Hex Alloy bat that has been released is this 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10). There actually was not a 2015 model of the Hex Alloy. Based upon your player's height and weight, my general suggestion would be a 29" option of this 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10). As long as your player can handle the 19 oz weight of the 29" option of this bat, I would recommend that size option.
Can this bat be used in Little League?
Asked by Henry
This 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) has a 2 3/4" barrel diameter and will not be allowed for use in any division of Little League because of that diameter.
How does this bat compare to the Anderson Flex for a 12 year old? He is about 5' tall and weighs 95 lbs. Is a 30" or 31", -10 a better size?
Asked by cruz
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 and the Anderson Flex are two very comparable bats. They both feature one-piece alloy designs with balanced swing weights and have similar performances. Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 30" model.
My son is 4'5" and weighs 63 pounds. He's been hitting with the 28" MAKO junior 2 3/4" big barrel, but hasn't gotten nearly as much pop as with his former 28" Easton S3 2 1/4" bat he used last spring. Suggestions?
Asked by clark
Based upon your son's height and weight, I would recommend using a 29" 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10.
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What size bat do you recommend for my son. He's 4'10" and 75 lbs.
Asked by Batdad
Based on your son's height and weight, I would recommend that he swing a 30" length. That would be a 30" 20 oz. in this particular model of the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10.
If I am correct. a Junior Big Barrel bat has a thinner wall than a Senior League Big Barrel bat. Does this mean a JBB bat will be hotter and have more of a trampoline effect than a SLBB bat? If this stands true, the Marucci CAT 6 JBB will be hotter and have more trampoline effect than the Marucci Hex Alloy SLBB.
Asked by joe 1
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 will have thicker barrel walls than the Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC6. In essence, the Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC6 would be hotter as it will feature thinner barrel walls compared to the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10. However, the Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC6 is designed for coach pitch only leagues as these thinner barrel wall bats will dent very easily and become defective when velocity is over 40 MPH. Also, a Junior Big Barrel bat is designed for younger players who will not be able to generate as much bat speed as high bat speed can also lead to the bat becoming defective in a short amount of time.
My son is 13 years old. Is this bat legal for Pony League play? If so, is the youth version also legal?
Asked by fortheloveofbaseball
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 is not legal for play in Pony. Pony does not allow the barrel diameter to exceed 2 5/8". The youth 2 1/4" barrel option is legal for play in the Pony division of Pony though.
Is this a big barrel bat?
Asked by Sean
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 is a big barrel bat as it features a 2 3/4 inch barrel diameter.
What is the difference between the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat than the 2016 Marucci Hex Youth Baseball Bat?
Asked by aj
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 features a 2 3/4" barrel diameter while the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Youth Baseball Bat: MYBHA12 features a 2 1/4" barrel diameter.
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Is this bat more end loaded or evenly balanced compared to a Cat 6 or any of the Easton 2 piece bats?
Asked by Andre
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 will feature a balanced swing weight like the Marucci Cat 6 and the Easton two-piece bats that do not feature "XL" in the product heading.
Would this be a good bat for my 10 year old who's playing in the Majors Division of Little League?
Asked by alex
If your player is in the Majors Division of Little League, this bat will not be legal as it has a 2 3/4" barrel diameter. I would recommend viewing the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Youth Baseball Bat (MYBHA12) which has a legal 2 1/4" barrel diameter.
What would the difference between this bat (MSBAHAX10) and the MSBX1014-R Red bat that would make us decide between the two?
Asked by Banksy
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 is going to feature the AZ4X alloy construction; the construction of this bat will be more durable than the AZ3000 alloy in the
Marucci ONE Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBX1014-R Red. Other than that, both bats are good bats to consider and are going to perform similarly. Both bats are one-piece alloy designs with balanced swing weights.
What would be a benefit getting the 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter bat instead of 2 3/4"?
Asked by Rob
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 in a 2 3/4 inch barrel would give a player a greater chance of being able to miss hit a ball and still get good distance/feel on the batted ball. The benefit of the 2 5/8 inch barrel would be that this is the barrel size one would have to use in high school and college and also makes players focus more as a poorly hit ball on this barrel size will not be as forgiving as on the 2 3/4 inch barrel.
Would you recommend this bat for my son who plays 12u travel baseball for a AAA team? He's a good line drive and contact hitter but is looking for more power.
Asked by Ryan
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) is a one-piece alloy design and this design would be a good option for a power type hitter as the one-piece allows for a stiffer feel. If you wanted to get the "prototypical" power hitter bat, it would be a one-piece bat (either alloy or composite) with an end-loaded swing weight.
My 7 year old swings a 28 inch 18 ounce Rawlings 5150 with a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter and I was looking for a new one or switching to a different alloy. We will be sticking with -10 and was wondering if the Marucci would be an upgrade?
Asked by Cwick
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) compares well with the 2016 Rawlings 5150 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL5R34). Given their similarities, it would be tough to say if one would be an upgrade over the other as this would be a matter of preference.
Would you recommend this Marucci MSBAHAX10 or the new 2016 RIP IT for my soon to be 10 year old who is 4 foot 6 and weighs 70 pounds? The last two years he used a 28 inch black RIP IT from 2014.
Asked by Baseball Dad
Both the 2016 RIP-IT Element ONE Senior League Big Barrel Baseball Bat (SL10B) and the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) are nice options. They are extremely similar by design, so the preference would come down to which style you prefer.
My son is 55" tall and weighs 56 lbs. He is currently swinging a 27/17. What size do you recommend in the Hex?
Asked by Joe
Given his height and weight, I would recommend going with the 29" 19 oz. model of the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10.
What is the difference between the Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat MSBAHAX10 and the Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat MSBAHAY10?
Asked by blacksox
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 and the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAY10 are going to be very similar bats except the MSBAHAX10 features a 2 3/4 in barrel diameter while the MSBAHAY10 features a 2 5/8 in barrel diameter.
How does this bat compare to the 2016 Easton S3 Senior League model?
Asked by Brian H.
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 and the 2016 Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16S310 are both excellent baseball bats. Both bats are going to be a -10 one-piece alloy design with a balanced swing weight and similar price tag. The main difference between these two bats is that the 2016 Marucci Hex is going to have a larger barrel diameter at 2 3/4" compared to the 2 5/8" barrel on the 2016 Easton S3.
Will this bat dent with rubber cage balls? Is their a warranty against denting?
Asked by Mike S.
While the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) is covered for denting under warranty, you would still not want to use yellow dimpled cage balls with it as it can cause damage that you would not see with actual softballs.
How does this bat compare to the Marucci Cat 6?
Asked by u7 coach pitch
The Marucci CAT 6 and 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBAHAX10 are both very well balanced one-piece alloy bats. The CAT 6 will feature a higher grade alloy.
Which bat would be better for a 2 or 3 hole hitter who hits for contact but has power. My son is 5 foot 5 and weighs 117 pounds. Would a 31 inch 21 ounce be okay? Also, how does this Marucci Hex bat compare to the Rawlings Prodigy Hybrid with whip technology? The AZX4 alloy vs prodigy alloy?
Asked by Q
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) and the 2016 Rawlings Prodigy Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (SLRP34) compare extremely closely. That size should work well for your player. The preference between the two would come down to brand or style preference. Both are nice options.
Do you carry this bat in -9 or -8?
Asked by baseball
No, we only carry the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) in a -10 drop.
Could this bat be used for kids that want to hit to get on base and not a home run? My son is only 4 foot 7 and 75 pounds.
Asked by dean andrews
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) could be used by either a power hitter or contact hitter. It is well balanced and should be a light weight for a contact hitter to generate good bat speed and form with.
Is this bat BBCOR rated and what is the difference between Youth & Senior?
Asked by Grumpa
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) is not BBCOR certified. Youth Big Barrel and Senior League mean the same thing. It is a youth model with a big barrel diameter.
What is the difference in this bat and the Cat 6?
Asked by big show
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) uses a different alloy and has a different drop weight than the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC68).
Does the Marrucci Hex Alloy have a longer barrel than the 2014 Easton S3?
Asked by Los
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) and the Easton S3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL14S310B) have very similar barrel dimensions. They would compare very well in terms of barrel length.
Can this bat be used in a kid pitch league?
Asked by Ron
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) is a big barrel design, and will be durable for kid pitch.
How would this bat compare to the 2015 Easton S3 Senior League bat? What size would you recommend for a 9 year old 52 inches tall, 57 lbs?
Asked by BBD13
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) and the 2015 Easton S3 are going to be very similar in design. They both are a one-piece all alloy design with a well balanced swing weight. For a player with his height and weight we would recommend the Hex in a 28"
What exactly does "Maximum Barrel Length" mean?
Asked by justin12
Marucciâ€™s new AZ4X Alloy allowed the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) to be designed with an all-aluminum barrel that matches the length and size of most composite bats out on the market, but performs at peak limits right out of the wrapper without worrying about a break-in period. Generally, only composite barrel bats are able to be produced with longer and bigger barrel lengths without making the bat end loaded.
Will this bat be made in 2 5/8â€?
Asked by coach
Absolutely. The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) will be available in a 2 5/8â€ version, but release dates have not been confirmed yet.
What does â€œring-free barrel technologyâ€ do?
Asked by Oly
While other companies produce bat designs that incorporate aluminum or composite rings inside the barrel walls of their bats, Marucci takes the time and effort to engineer bats that have no rings or limiters / governors within their barrel walls. This feature allows the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) to offer players maximum trampoline effect and more power.
What is the â€œSting-Free Comfort Knobâ€?
Asked by cardsfan4
Marucci's "Sting-Free Comfort Knob" is a highly durable knob produced from a vibration-absorbing nylon material designed to help eliminate sting and vibrational feedback from hard hits on and off the barrel. The knob is also geometrically designed to contour to the bottom of playerâ€™s hands for nice, smooth, and ergonomic fit.
How long will the pop last in this bat since it is an all-aluminum bat?
Asked by Greg
Unfortunately, we're unable to estimate the exact life of any bat. But the performance of the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) will outlast most due to Marucciâ€™s new AZ4X Alloy. Through extensive testing, Marucci has developed their highest performing and most durable alloy to date in order to provide the best possible one-piece aluminum bat for all players.
Does this bat need to be broken in?
Asked by s
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) features an all-aluminum design and will perform at peak limits right out of the wrapper. There will be no break-in period, so you will get a substantial amount of performance instantly.
Is this bat for a contact or power hitter?
Asked by Travis
The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) will be a great bat for both contact and power hitters. With the balanced swing weight and the maximum length barrel, both contact and power hitters will be able to feel and generate full performance with the Hex Alloy.
Is this bat balanced or end-loaded?
Asked by Karl
Although the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) offers a massive barrel, it has a balanced swing weight.
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