Pros: Ball flys off this bat. Huge sweet spot. My son never complains about his hands hurting like he used to with his old Easton S3.
Cons: Pretty pricy for a bat that he'll probably grow out of in a year but worth every penny.
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Pros: Ball flys off this bat. Huge sweet spot. My son never complains about his hands hurting like he used to with his old Easton S3.
Cons: Pretty pricy for a bat that he'll probably grow out of in a year but worth every penny.
Pros: This is the bat to have. Great pop. First outside practice and my 14 year old son puts one over the 325' left field fence.
Pros: evrey thing
Pros: When you hit the sweet spot, the ball flies.
Cons: The sweet spot is small, and when you miss it, it's a ground out to short.
Pros: good pop, looks cool, good price, hits far
Cons: son at first said off hits were stingy. barrel shots eliminate that now. a lot if the kids like and use his bat. my son is 8 and can hit. heâ€™ll grow out of it next year. but for now, its perfect! good pop...
Pros: Bat sounds good at the point of contact, have not used outdoor yet but took it to the batting cages and the pop was good.
Cons: This bat vibrates really bad from what I can tell, 3 different kids used this bat with batting gloves and still complain about the vibration . I guess it might still need some breaking in
Pros: Love the balance and pop off of this bat. Has been a favorite with our 8u team. Would highly suggest the Cat 6 for players making that first jump to the big barrels.
Pros: Looks good, Kids love saying, "Cat 6...Cat 6...Cat 6"
Cons: The bat is dead. Small sweet spot. I got a 27/17 for my 7 year old and he doesn't use it any more. He went back to his older Easton XL3 27/17. I will throw a half bucket with the Easton XL3 and a half bucket with the Cat 6 and their is a noticeable difference in favor of the Easton. I read all of the reviews on bats and wonder, "how do 7 year olds put dents in bats??", well he did it in his first BP with the CAT 6. He's an average 7 year old and has slightly above average bat speed. I took it back to Marucci's head quarters since we live close to Baton Rouge. They offered to swap it out for free, but didn't have his size that day. I could bring it back, but I won't bother. He uses the Easton. With that said, I am a huge fan of Marucci items (helmets, fielding gloves, apparel, wooden bats), but pass on the Cat 6.
Pros: My son loves this bat. I haven't seen too many Marucci bats around, but I tried this one out and I am very happy with it. Great barrel and pop. My son can't wait for the season to start.
Cons: Haven't come across any.
Pros: My 6 year old son has always been an above average hitter. The pop on this bat is ridiculous... ball comes off hot and it's ready to go right out of the wrapper. After swinging Eastons and being displeased with the 2015 Mako, I decided to get him this bat. It is something special. Well balanced and ridiculous pop!
Cons: Little pricey.
Pros: not onlyvis the bat more amazing then we expected but the ahipping process was fast! definitly will be doing more buisness with thia company!
Pros: BAT SEEMS TO HAVE GOOD POP RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX . I CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE OLD CAT 5 AND THE CAT 6. WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE ABOUT THE DENTS .
Pros: Awesome pop. Great feel. Bat is hot right out of the shoot.
Cons: Too soon to tell. Prefer BBCOR bats and this aluminum - but it's been the real deal so far.
Pros: great grip, looks good, crushes the ball, batter doesnt have to swing out of their shoes to put the ball in the grass!!!!!
Pros: got bat for my grandson and had made a world of difference in his swing. bat is very well balanced and he loves it
Cons: nothing at all
Pros: This is a really well balanced bat! The weight is really evenly distributed which made it easy for my 7 year old to swing. He had trouble swinging other 27 drop 17 bats since he is tall and thin but not this one! It has great pop. It has less vibration than other bats tried by my son
Cons: None so far but we only have only had it about 1 month
Pros: good grip evenly balanced for my boy
Cons: aintfound one yet
Pros: So far this seems like a good bat. Have not had games yet, but in the cage my son really seems to like it. Seems to have good pop and balance.
Cons: Nothing as of yet.
Pros: great pop with little to no vibration in the handle no matter where on the bat my son hits the ball.
Cons: The bat grip has already started to wear off. First time in the cage and halfway through my son noticed the grip tearing up. Easy fix. We custom his bats with lizard skin anyway sonthis made it easier to justify to mom to go buy more baseball stuff.
Pros: my son likes this bat, great pop and for my 6 year old rookie it gives him big confidence.
Cons: nothing bad to say
Pros: good pop
Cons: none yet
Pros: My son loves the bat, he tried out for his Travel team and I must say the coaches were impressed with his hitting, This bat is well balanced and feels great. He made the team and looking forward to continuing hitting with this bat, he got the 27" Cat 6 and he is 8 years old.
Pros: Bought this bat for my sons 9u team and it has quickly become the go to bat!
Cons: none so far
Pros: A great bat for swing speed. Easy for the players to make solid contact, it is balanced for speed and control. Not as much pop as we hoped, but still has plenty of power.
Got a question about the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B ? Ask our team of experts, and they will respond within 24 hours.Ask A Question OR
I just ordered this bat in 25â€ 13 oz. for my 6 year old about to be 7. Is this bat too small for him?
Typically, at that age, players will swing a 27" Junior Big Barrel bat, so the 25" 13 oz. size of the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B may be a little small. I would look at something like a 27" 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -12 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB18GXHL12 at your player's age.
Is this bat approved for USA, the 2018 rules for Babe Ruth league?
No, this bat does not have the new USA Baseball certification stamp so it will not be legal for Babe Ruth play in 2018.
Is this bat BPF 1.15 Certified?
Yes, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B is USSSA 1.15 BPF certified and is recommended for players 8 and under.
My son is 6 year old. He's about to turn 7 and he's going to a start machine pitch/coach pitch in a month. Heâ€™s 48" tall and weighs close to 50 lbs. What type of bat is best for him to use?
Based upon your player's height and weight, I would recommend looking to a bat in the 27" length. Sadly, we do not have this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (JBB17MK12B) available in the 27" length at this time. However, we do have the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -12 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL18GXHL12) and you can get that in the 27"/15 oz size at the current time of your question.
I am a little confused in my last question I sent that is below in the comment section. I asked which bat would you recommend for a 10u player and the choices where the ghost and beast. You recommended the ghost and it clearly says the bat is made for 8u for coach and machine pitch.
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GXHL12 is best suited for players 10 and younger. The Ghost is a Senior League bat so it's meant for youth players that are allowed to use a big barrel diameter. The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B is classified as a Junior Big Barrel which is meant for players who are in coach pitch leagues and for velocities less than 40 mph. So, just to clarify, the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GXHL12 would work for your player. If the -12 is going to be too light, you could take a look at the 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GX10.
My son plays 10u AA ball weighs about 50lbs. We're between the Easton Mako Beast or Easton Ghost X HyperLite?
We recommend a Youth Big Barrel baseball bat for a player in 10u. The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GXHL12 would be a good option for your player.
Is this bat legal for Pony shetland division? (machine pitch) I have the 2 5/8th barrel at 15oz which is a little to heavy for him. I think the 13 oz is perfect but just wanna make sure its pony legal?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (JBB17MK12B) bat is USSSA certified. It would not be legal for use. The USA certifications are what you should be looking at.
My son just turned 8, he weighs 60 lbs. What size bat do you recommend?
Players usually swing a 29" bat at that age, so the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B may be a bit small. I would suggest checking out the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST HYPERLITE -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK12B or the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17MK10B.
Will this bat be approved for use after January 1, 2018?
Yes, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (JBB17MK12B) will be approved for USSSA.
My son is 6 about to turn 7. He is 41 pounds and 44" tall. Would I need a 26 or 27?
Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B in a 26 inch bat.
My son just turned 13, he weighs about 100 lb and 5'2. What size bat should I get him and do you suggest the MAKO BEAST?
The length your player should use is a 31". The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (JBB17MK12B) would not be a good option for your player. Since your player is almost in high school, he should be using a -8 or more preferable a -5. The new rules he will encounter in high school will be the USA rules and will only allow a BBCOR bat which have to be a -3. Getting a -5 bat would be a great choice to gear him up the new rules and make the adjustment to a BBCOR bat easier.
Is this bat legal for 8U Little League play?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B is not legal for 8U Little League play as the barrel has 2 3/4" barrel diameter. Only bats with a 2 1/4" barrel diameter would be allowed.
My son plays in a 8U kid / coach pitch league. They use the soft core level 5 balls. I know hard balls are not recommended but would he be okay using this bat with level 5 balls pitched from a 8U kid?
The the softer baseballs one could potentially use the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B and not experience the durability issues that arise from using a Junior Big Barrel bat with velocity exceeding 35 MPH. It would ultimately come down to just how hard a pitcher can throw as well as the bat speed a player can generate.
Does this bat have the USSSA 1.15 BPF sticker?
Yes, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (JBB17MK12B) has the USSSA 1.15 BPF Certification stamp.
Looking for a coaches pitch bat that has the most pop, with largest sweet spot. Kids on my team have all moved to the Marucci Cat 7. This does have a huge barrel and seems to have a lot of pop, right out the box. I have tried the Combat Vigor, and have hit a ton of balls off it but still no pop and the sweet spot much smaller. How would this Easton compare to the Cat 7 in size of sweet spot and overall pop?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B would feature a very similar sweet spot to the Cat 7, maybe slightly larger due to its composite design. I wouldn't be able to say one has more pop than the other, as performance between the two is very similar.
Why is the bat so small? I need a bigger bat but not over 200 dollars. Any recommendations?
The 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B is designed for coach pitch leagues only as a junior big barrel bat will have thinner barrel walls and cannot withstand velocity over 35-40 MPH. Due to the nature of how these bats are designed, they will feature smaller sizes and lower price points than a Senior League/Youth Big Barrel bat. Two-piece, fully composite bats like the Easton MAKO BEAST will cost more and it may be beneficial to consider the 2016 Easton MAKO to save on cost. Depending on the size you are seeking though some closeout models may be tough to come by.
My son is 6 years old, 49" tall and 51 lbs. What size bat would you recommend for him to use in a 35 mph pitch machine?
Based on his height and weight, we would suggest a 28" size, which wasn't made it the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B. I would suggest the 2016 model in the 28" size: JBB16MK12B.
Should the one piece Mako Beast be broken in?
Yes it does. To properly break in the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B, we recommend taking 150-200 swings playing soft toss or off a tee using real baseballs.
My son is a 7 year old playing coach pitch. He is 4'8" and 90 lbs. What size bat would you recommend for him in a drop 10 or drop 12?
Based on what you mentioned about your son I would recommend getting a drop 12 in the 28"/16 ounce 2016 Easton MAKO Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (JBB16MK12B), since we are not going to have the 28" in the 2017 version.
My son is 7 years old and he's playing travel ball kid pitch. Would you recommend this bat and size for him?
We would not recommend the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB17MK12B for someone who is playing kid pitch unless the velocity the player would be seeing is under 40 MPH. These junior big barrel bats have thinner barrel walls and would not hold up well with higher velocity.
My son is 9 years old and starting in travel league and minors. Both are entirely kid pitched games. He is 49 inches and 64 lbs. What bat would you recommend?
Because your son is playing kid pitched games we would recommend a Senior League bat, not a Junior Big Barrel Bat. I would recommend getting a 27"/17oz 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17MK10B).
My son is 6 years old, 4' tall and 63 lbs. (1) What size would you recommend? (2) Is this bat ideal for coach pitch?
(1) Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting a Junior Big Barrel bat in the 27" length. If he can handle the 15 oz weight of the 27" model of this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (JBB17MK12B), I would recommend that size of this bat. (2) Yes, this bat is a Junior Big Barrel bat and will be intended for use in coach pitch leagues.
My son is 6 year old. In games they use a soft core baseball, but the facility at which he practices, they use regular baseballs. Are there any issues with using this bat and real baseballs?
You can use this 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (JBB17MK12B) with hard baseballs. However, the velocity of those pitched balls should not go above 40-45 mph. If this bat is used with hard baseballs that are being thrown above 40-45 mph, the bat will most likely break down on the customer.
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What is the drop weight on this bat?
The Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6) will have a -10 length to weight ratio.
Can my grandsons (10 and 9 years of age) use this bat for recreation baseball in Georgia?
I would recommend checking with the league to ask if they are still permitting bats for use that have the USSSA 1.15 stamp on them. If they are permitting bats with that stamp, this Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6) would be fine for use. That being said, this CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel bat is meant for coach pitch and machine pitch baseball. If your players are playing in kid pitch baseball leagues, the CAT bat that you will want to view is the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC7X10).
Does this bat have the USA Baseball stamp on it?
No, unfortunately the Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC6 does not feature the USA Baseball certification stamp on it. This model is only certified with the USSSA certification stamp.
Does this have the 2 1/4 inch barrel?
The Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC6 has a 2 3/4 inch barrel.
My son is almost 7 years old, about 48" tall and a little over 50lbs. In the summer he plays coach pitch and now he started machine pitch for fall. Is there a bat that you would recommend for both?
It's hard to recommend a bat for both as coach pitch and machine pitch leagues can have different bat rules. If both of your leagues allow 2 3/4" barrel bats, then this would be a good bat to use.
My son is 5 and in coach's pitch this fall. Height is 44" and weight is 37 pounds. The CAT 6 looks like it has the best reviews. Your recommendations? Any other bats other than this one and recommended size?
It would be hard to find a better bat for a young player than the MJBBC6. Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest a 27" 17 ounce for that bat.
My son is 7 years old, 49" tall, and he only weighs 49 pounds. I was thinking about going with the 25"/15 oz size of this bat. What do you recommend?
Based upon you player's height and weight, I think that he could probably use the larger sizes of this Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6). I would probably recommend the 27"/17 oz size of this CAT 6 bat.
Can this bat be used for 8U machine pitch, I think it's at 41 mph?
The Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC6 is designed for coach pitch leagues and we would not recommend it for machine pitch at 41 MPH as this speed will damage the bat rather quickly.
Boy is 7, 49 inches tall, and 65 lbs. Do you think a 27/17 is too small?
Based on your son's height and weight I would recommend the 27"/17 ounce Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6).
Currently, my six year old is using an Easton Mako JBB (27"/15 oz) for his coach pitch league (swings it well). Looking to get him a new bat that is a -10. Looking at the Marucci CAT JBB (26/16) or the Marucci Hex Composite (27/17). Which direction should I go?
Since your player is currently swinging a 27" bat, I would recommend keeping him at that same length. Because of that, I would probably suggest getting the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy (MSBAHAX10) or the Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6) in the 27"/17 oz size. That 17 oz weight may provide a little bit of an adjustment period for your player, but I think he will be just fine with time. Both of the bats have been excellently rated bats and I really believe that either would be a great bat for your player. However, if you wanted to get the better deal, I would suggest this CAT 6 since it can be bought for cheaper.
Is this approved for USSSA?
Yes, the Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC6 does feature the USSSA 1.15 stamp.
My son currently hits a 26" Easton 2 1/4 -11 and has good bat speed and control. He is starting a coach pitch league and can use the 2 3/4 bats. Friend has the 27" Junior CAT 6 and my son borrowed it. He had an obvious swing speed drop and lost his control. Should I get him a 26" or let him learn to get used to the 27"? He is 50" tall and weighs 53 lbs and is a contact hitter. What are the benefits to this bat verses the Easton S3?
The correct size to get is really up to you. If he is having success with the smaller bat (26") then it would be wise to stick with this size with the younger player. If you are thinking about what to get for down the road then it would certainly be better to go with the 27" bat as he will surely outgrow a 26" bat between now and next spring. As for the comparisons between the Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC6 and the Easton S3, both of these bats are one-piece fully alloy designs with balanced swing weights. Hard to say which bat is necessarily the better one to get; we would defer to customer reviews as well as any personal experience you have with either of these bats to make your selection.
My son is transitioning into coach pitch and is 7. he will turn 8 during season and play on 8u team. He is more of a contact hitter and is 50" tall and about 53 lbs. He currently swings a 2 1/4 bat at 26" 15 oz. He gets around on it pretty good and has great control of the bat. He has tried his friends 27" CAT 6 and we saw a big difference in his swing speed and he had lost all the control he had. Do you recommend a 26" CAT 6 junior or go ahead and get the 27" and let him learn to swing it? I want to get him a 2 3/4 for the bigger barrel but don't want to kill his swing speed and control.
If he was not comfortable with the 27" bat I would not recommend getting it. It sounds like he should go ahead and get the Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC6 in the 26" version.
My son is coming out of tee ball using a 25"/13 oz sized bat and is going into coach pitch. Is the CAT 6 (25"/15 oz) going to be too heavy for him?
I would imagine that if your player has grown since last using the 25"/13 oz bat, he should be just fine using the 25"/15 oz model of this Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6) for use in coach pitch. If you feel like he will be wanting to use the bat longer into the future, I would maybe even recommend going to the 26"/16 oz size.
My 7 year old son plays machine pitch (35-40 mph). Can he use this bat? I'm considering purchasing the 27".
The Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC6 would not be advised for use in machine pitch leagues, as the bat is not built to handle speeds faster than coach pitch.
What is the diameter of the bat? Is it 2 3/4" or 2 5/8"?
This Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6) will come with a 2 3/4" barrel diameter.
My son is 7 years old and we need to upgrade his bat for 8U coach pitch. He's 5'3" and weighs 77 lbs. What size would you recommend?
Based upon your son's height and weight, I would recommend using a 30" Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC6.
Son is 6 years old, 7 in a month. Little over 4' tall and around 53 lbs. Which weight/length would you recommend?
For your son's height and weight we recommend a 28" length. For his age we recommend a -12 length to weight ratio which is 16 oz.
What size bat should a 10 year old who is 4 feet 8 inches tall use?
For their height we recommend using a 30" length bat. For their age we recommend a -10 length to weight ratio which is 20 oz.
Which length bat would you recommend for a 48" 7 year old that weighs 48 pounds?
Based upon your player's height and weight, I would recommend using a 27" Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC6.
Is there a pitch speed velocity limit on this bat?
I would not recommend using this Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6) at velocities over 40-45 mph.
Is this bat better than the new 2016 Easton S3 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: JBB16S310B? Since this bat is $179 and the Easton is $99.
Both of these are good quality bats. The Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC6 features anti-vibration technology and a longer barrel. It also has optimized wall thickness that allows for faster swing speeds. These components reflect the difference in price.
How will the swing weight compare to an Easton S3 2 3/4 jr big barrel? 27/17
The Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6) will feature a balanced swing weight like the 2016 Easton S3 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (JBB16S310B).
My son is 7 and plays on a travel ball team (coach pitch). He needs a 27/17 bat. Should he get the CAT 6 jbb or the Hex Alloy sl 2 3/4"? Which is the better bat? Does one bat have more pop than the other?
The Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6) and the 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) are both great bats to consider. The Marucci Cat 6 will feature thinner walls which will translate into more of a trampoline effect on the ball but the thinner walls make it more susceptible to denting as it cannot handle much velocity; which is why it's made for coach pitch. The 2016 Marucci Hex Alloy Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBAHAX10) will have thicker walls and less trampoline effect but can withstand velocity better and will be a bat that your son should be able to get more use out of moving forward.
Is it approved for Dixie Youth Baseball?
The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: MJBBC6 features a 2 3/4" barrel diameter and is not legal for play in Dixie Youth Baseball.
My 8 year old, 90 pound 50 inch tall player will be making the move to his first kid pitch this season (9u). Up to now he has been swinging an S1 26 inch 16 ounce in coach pitch. I wanted to try the Cat 6, but not sure if I go with a 26 or 27 inch for his first kid pitch season?
If he is playing kid pitch, you will not want to use a Junior Big Barrel model like the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6). Junior Big Barrel bats will dent if used to hit kid pitch style pitching. You would want to use a Youth model or a Senior League model. Based on height and weight, we would recommend a 29 inch 19 ounce size.
What is a good bat for machine pitch? The speed is about 45 mph. The bat diameter is 2 5/8 inches maximum.
For pitches of that speed, you will want to use a Senior League or "Youth Big Barrel" model rather than a Junior Big Barrel bat like this 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6). Here is a link to some models that would qualify: http://www.justbats.com/products/barrel%20diameter~2%205-8/baseball%20bats~youth%20big%20barrel/?sortBy=TotalSales%20Descending&size=24.
What is the warranty on this bat?
The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6) features a Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty from Marucci.
What bat is seeing more pop in younger players? The 27 inch 17 ounce Easton S1 or the 27 inch 17 ounce Cat 6? My kid has an S1, but I am hearing great things about the Cat 6.
"Pop" is more of a term associated with the skill of the player rather than a quantifiable feature of the bat. Due to the safety restrictions imposed on the bats, most models will perform very similarly at their peak the difference would be in the feel of the bat and the durability. The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6) and the Easton S1 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (JBB13S1) compare well in those aspects. The CAT 6 would be hot out of the wrapper while the S1 may require a bit of break-in to get going.
Does this bat come hot right out of the box or does it need to be broken in?
The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6) is an alloy barrel bat that would not need to be broken in. Only composite barrel bats will need to be broken in.
Would you suggest this bat for a 9 to 10 year old kid pitch league? If not, my son is 9 years old, 56", and 60 lbs. What bat would you suggest?
The barrel walls on the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6) might be a little too thin for 9 & 10 year old kid pitch which can lead to premature damage. If you are wanting to stay with the Cat 6 I would recommend the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC68). This bat will have thicker walls and will be able to withstand the pitching speeds better.
My son is 7 (coach pitch) 50" tall and approximately 55-60 lbs. My question is, should I get the 27"17 oz. or just stay with the 26"16 oz. model?
For a player of his size, our bat coach would actually recommend the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6) in a 27" 17 oz. model. Typically, most players are able to swing the drop 10 in that size fairly comfortably.
My son is 8. He is 53" tall and weighs 70 lbs. He wants a CAT 6. He currently uses an Easton MAKO 27/15. He is a power hitter. I am trying to decide if this would be a good choice for him or not. Any tips are appreciated.
The CAT6 models would be a great choice. The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6) is typically only used in Coach Pitch leagues. If he is in kid pitch I would check out this version: 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC68). The one-piece fully alloy design will provide a stiff feel and great performance.
I'm looking for a replacement for the CAT 5 (MJBB2) bat we had that is now discontinued. Is this the closest thing you've seen to that bat? What other bats would you recommend that are very similar? My son seemed to really hit the ball far with the CAT 5.
This 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6) would be the most comparable design to the CAT 5 Junior Big Barrel. For other -10 Junior models, I would check out the Easton S3 and Slugger Assault: http://goo.gl/67bfL9.
How did this bat compare with the Marucci Cat 5 MJBB2 bat? Is it the same material? Built similar? Same pop as the Cat 5? My son had great success with it and now, I've got another one coming up through the younger ranks.
The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6) will feel similar to the older CAT 5. The AZ3000 alloy material will be very similar between both bats. The new CAT 6 will eliminate more hand sting and vibration due to the anti-vibration technology.
Is it evenly balanced or end loaded?
The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6) will definitely be evenly balanced and have a light swing weight.
What size CAT 6 would you recommend for a 6 year old that is 44" tall and weighs 45 pounds?
Based on your player's height and weight, we would recommend the 26" model of the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6) - (http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/).
Is this senior league or coach pitch bat?
The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC6) is designed mainly for coach pitch.
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