Take your game to the next level with the new and improved Marucci bat lineup. The CAT 8 USSSA Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat's The CAT 8's look and sound is as impressive as its engineering, and the big barrel makes a big impression when your coach-pitch player makes solid contact. 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. This bat has 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 Junior Big Barrel Bat features a -10 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!
Pros: Bought the 27" CAT8 bat for my 7 year old. He has used it for 3 months and loves it. Excellent pop. Several other players on the team have now purchased the same bat and are getting great results also.
Cons: Very slightly end loaded, but still has great balance.
My son is about 4 feet 6 inches tall and 65 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?
Based on your son's height and weight, I would recommend getting the Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 in a 29''.
My son 7 years old and is 48" tall. What size bat and which Marucci Cat7 or 8 would you recommend?
We would recommend either a 27 or 28 inch bat. A Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 features the new stronger alloy which allows for thinner barrel walls.
You cannot go wrong with a Cat 7 or 8. Both are durable one piece alloy options. With large sweet spots.
My son is 7 years old, 55 pounds and is 4"2'. What length should he swing?
Based on your player's size and weight, I would recommend a 27" version of this Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8.
My son is 48 inches tall and 50-55 lbs. What size do you recommend for him?
Per your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 in a 27 inch model.
Hi, whats the difference in this bat and the MSBC810 both in 27/17?
The Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 in constructed to only be used in coach/machine pitch leagues at velocities lower than 40mph. The Marucci CAT 8 -10 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC810 can be used in kid pitch and used at higher velocities.
What has more pop the Cat 8 or the Cat Composite?
Right out of the wrapper, this Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 will have more pop because of the alloy material used in its' construction. However, once the composite model breaks in you will see a very similar performance level from both as they are certified USSSA bats.
What bat size would you recommend for a 9 year old kid playing kid pitch? He's 48 inches tall. I was looking into both of the 27 inch models in Senior league and Junior big barrel, and I'm still not sure what the best choice is?
For a 9 year old playing kid pitch, you will want to go with the Marucci CAT 8 -10 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC810 as it is a more durable model constructed to withstand the higher levels of velocity than the Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8. Considering his size, I would go with that 27" model you've been looking at.
Hello, I have a six year son, I'm trying to find him a bat. He plays in the Pony Baseball Shetland Division and trying to find him a good bat, and this brand caught my attention.Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.
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The Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 would be a great choice for young players. The only concern would be the potential of this bat being too heavy for players in a tee ball league.
My son is 8 years of age and in kid pitch. He swings a 27/15 composite bat now, but what size Cat 8 do you recommend for him? Also, should he swing the jr. big barrel or the USSSA bat? He is about 53” in height and about 80lbs.
Given your player's specifications, I would recommend a 28 or 29" bat for your player. Considering he is 8, it will depend on the style of baseball he plays in on whether or not he should swing a Junior Big Barrel or USSSA bat. For a player in machine/coach pitch, this Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 is recommended. However, if your player is already in kid pitch, you will want to go the route of the USSSA bat.
Can the CAT 8 be used for coach pitch and kid pitch?
The Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 is best served for coach pitch only. For kid pitch the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 will be a better match; you will get better durability from this bat during kid pitch competition.
It sounds like our league is using a soft-core, t-ball style ball. What balls are these bats made for?
This Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC8) can be used with regular baseballs as long as the velocity of the pitches is at 40 mph or below. Because of that, you should be able to use this bat with soft-core baseballs.
Is this bat just for coach pitch leagues? My almost 8yr old son is starting a 8u travel league where kids pitch. Is this bat good for that? what are your thoughts on this vs a carbon bat?
The Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 is designed for coach pitch leagues with low pitch velocities. For live pitch baseball, you'd want to check out the Marucci CAT 8 -10 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC810. When trying to choose between alloy (such as these two bats) or composite, it just comes down to player preference. I would personally lean toward the Marucci CAT 8 -10 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC810, but other players may prefer the two piece feel of the Marucci CAT 8 Composite -10 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCCP10. (NP)
What is the true weight of the 27-17?
The industry standard for a bat's true weight is for it to be .5 - 2 ounces heavier than the listed weight. This is across all manufacturers. The Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 comes in about 1.4 ounces heavy. The 27" will weigh about 18.5 ounces.
My son currently has the CAT 7 has had it for a couple years. Is there a major difference between that and the new model to where it's an absolute must to upgrade? Current bat is starting to look pretty torn up just, cosmetic though.
The Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 will feature an upgrade to the AV2 knob, the AZ105 alloy upgrade, giving the bat a lower M.O.I. and a higher response rate compared to the previous CAT 7. Whether or not to pick up the new CAT 8 would depend more on what the current bat has to offer still. If your CAT 7 bat is still performing well then we would recommend continued usage until such a time as it becomes defective.
My son is 8 years old, weighs 78 pounds and close to 4 feet tall. He is going into his first year of kid pitch, would this be a good bat for him to start with?
This Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC8) is actually a Junior Big Barrel bat and really only meant for use with coach pitch or machine pitch baseball. I would recommend getting an item that is listed as "Senior League" or "USSSA" as those bats are meant for kid pitch use. I would recommend checking out the Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC7X10) in the 28"/18 oz size.
Is the junior barrel going to have same pop as the senior league barrel?
A Junior Big Barrel bat, like the Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8, is best served for younger players between the ages of 6-8 that are in coach pitch leagues. With a JBB bat, the barrel walls are not designed to handle anything exceeding 40 MPH with regards to pitch speed. If your player can find a Senior League bat in the length and weight needed, then we would recommend going that route to gain better durability.
My son is 6 years old and 4 feet tall and 56 pounds, what size bat does he need?
Per your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 in a 27 inch model.
My nephew is 10 years old, 4'10", 94 lbs with an athletic build and very strong. He is on his 2nd year hitting with a 30 inch -10 drop and will grow 2 inches before next season. I'd like to get him something he can use for the next 2 years. What size should I consider?
Per your nephew's current height, weight and age, we would recommend getting the Marucci CAT 8 -10 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC810 in a 30 inch and 20 ounce model. The Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 is designed for coach pitch, ages 6-8, where the velocity is less than 40 MPHs. You can always go to a slightly larger bat at 31/21 or 32/22 but this could result in a lower performance.
I see there is a CAT 8 -10 in model number MSBC810 and they make it in a 27/17. The price is about $50 more, was wondering what the difference is between the MSBC810 and the MJBBC8? My son needs a 27/17 and just wanted to verify if one is different than the other for the price difference.
The Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 will be cheaper as this is a bat designed for coach pitch leagues only, ages 6-8 ideally, where the velocity is under 40 MPH. These bats will have thinner barrel walls compared to the Marucci CAT 8 -10 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC810 and will break down much faster if used in kid pitch leagues, if the velocity is exceeding 40 MPH or if the player is strong enough to generate a high rate of bat speed.
What is the difference between the $179.99 CAT 8 and the $229.99 CAT 8? Looking at the 27/17.
The Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 is a bat designed for coach pitch leagues, with players between the ages of 6-8, and where the velocity is under 40 MPH. These bats are made in smaller sizes to accommodate the smaller and younger players in coach pitch leagues. For someone that is playing kid pitch or is a stronger player at 7-8 years of age, then the Marucci CAT 8 -10 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC810 would be a better option. This bat will hold up better for a stronger player and against velocity exceeding 40 MPH.
My son is 6 and is 44” tall and about 50lbs. (He’s small) He’s currently in a 25/15. He’s playing on an 8U kid pitch travel team with hard balls. My dilemma is the senior bats are too big but the junior bats aren’t recommended for kid pitch. I’m torn what would you recommend?
This is indeed an unfortunate situation; it does put smaller and younger players at a disadvantage. As junior big barrel bats are not recommended for anything outside of machine/coach pitch of 40mph. For this specific situation, a Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 in 26" may be the best option, if your player is unable to use a senior league option in 27" and choke up. In this, you do risk potential durability issues as your player continues to face higher velocity pitching.
What is the difference between the MSBC810 and the MJBBC8 besides the price?
The Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 is designed for players between the ages of 6-8 for coach pitch leagues. This bat will be designed for velocity below 40 MPH. For kid pitch leagues, the MSBC810 would be the bat to use. This bat will hold up better at higher velocities as well as players who can swing a bat at higher rates of speed.
My son is 5'1 (10 years old) and about 100 lbs. What size bat should he get?
Based on his height and weight, I would recommend a 31''. A -10 is the appropriate weight range for his age. I would not recommend getting the Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 as Junior Big Barrel bats are designed specifically for tee ball and coach pitch and are not meant to hold up against kid pitch. I would recommend looking that the Marucci CAT 8 -10 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC810 instead.
What's the difference between the 27" drop 10 MJBBC8 bat and the 27" drop 10 MSBC810 bat ? (Youth big barrel vs Junior big barrel even though they are the same weight, length and diameter)
The Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 true weight will come in less than the MSBC810. The junior big barrel bats are constructed for coach/machine pitch. These bats are not constructed to see pitching above 40mph. The standard youth big barrel (MSBC810) is constructed with a thicker barrel for kid pitch.
What is the difference between Junior Big Barrel and Youth Big Barrel?
"Junior Big Barrel" is a term used for bats that are designed for coach pitch and machine pitch only, dealing with pitch velocites around 40 mph or lower. Youth Big Barrel bats are designed for kid pitch and can handle faster velocities over 40 mph without the increased risk of durability issues that a Junior Big Barrel model would.
My son is six years old; he will be playing baseball this year for the first time. His talent is natural. What bat should you recommend that doesn't cost me a fortune but a good quality bat?
Marucci's alloy models like this Cat 8 are some of the best value bats you can buy right now. They can perform like top of the line models without the high price tag of a full composite model.
What’s a better bat the cat7 cat8 or the f5?
The Marucci Cat 7 & Cat 8 are very similar and a step above in performance from the F5. The Cat 8 will be slightly end-loaded compared to the Cat 7, which is the main difference between the two.
My son is almost 8. He is 50 3/4" tall and weighs about 70 pounds. Which bat would you recommend?
If your 8 year old is playing coach pitch, then the Marucci CAT 8 -10 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC8 would be a good option to consider. If he is in kid pitch, then you want to consider the Marucci CAT 8 -10 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBC810 as these bats will have a barrel wall design equipped to handle velocity of 40 MPH or greater. As for the size to consider, based on his height and weight, we would recommend a 28 inch 18 ounce bat.
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