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Bat Pack Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 and Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bats: BBO5173 and MCBC614

$339.99

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2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173

42 Reviews

Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614

115 Reviews
Reviews for the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173
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“Great Bat ”

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Was this review helpful ? 7 24

Pros:  My son says it's dingerz as it's an amazing bat. It has a great sweet spot. His first hit with it on his 14th birthday it flew over left field with bases loaded. Now I understand why he wanted it so much

Cons:  None

“Best bat ever”

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Pros:  Great pop great sweet spot .first swing with it I hit the ball 320 and it was deep

Cons:  None

“Amazing Bat!!!!”

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Pros:  This bat has amazing pop,everything about this bat is great. The first day i used it i went 4 for 4. This bat is just wow!!!!!

Cons:  None

“Excellent BBCOR Bat !!!!!”

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Pros:  Great pop. My son is 13 years old and he loves this bat. Ball flies off the barrel. Nice sounds with solid contact. Lighter feel than most BBCOR bats. Felt good when dad took a swing with it. Looking for excellent bat at a great price, get this bat.

Cons:  Nothing at this time.

“Not Impressed”

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Pros:  Looks sweet

Cons:  Sounded dead, no pop at all out of the wrapper. Literally sounded like a wood bat. My son had the same model but not a BBCOR and was a great bat. Very disappointing in the bat. But i do have to commend Justbats for their customer service. They told me to ship it back and pick another bat and credited my account back in full.

“Great Bat ”

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Pros:  It was very light and I felt like I had more control in the box. It is a one piece alloy design but when I made solid compact it felt and sounded like a composite bat. I love it

Cons:  none

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  Stiff. Powerful. Great looking. I can't say enough good things about this bbcor bat. It is exactly what most players who are looking for balance need.

Cons:  slight sting on mishits

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  This is my fav. one piece alloy. Great sound, great pop. Better distance than 5150 (not a fan of that bat as it was dead from the start).

Cons:  none so far

“517 Omaha LS 2017 ”

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Pros:  Pros -Not too expensive -Good quality Cons -Gets marked up easily The 517 Slugger was made for players who don’t want a top shelf super expensive bat but still with good value for legit performance.The 517 isn’t for everyone though.And the company doesn’t suggest that as well.There are a handful of bats and categories for players who don’t think the bat is a good fit. I personally received the bat for my birthday.The bat I got is a 33 -5 despite me having the same bat just an inch shorter.I’ve only been using the bat for 4 months now and I really like the fit of the bat and how it feels.?The major upgrade from the 2016 516 are an improved alloy for a lighter swing speed.The bat does come at a price of $200-$250 which is a pretty good price for a high quality bat that’ll last you around 2 seasons instead of purchasing a $400 bat that’ll last 1 season.Even though I just recently got this bat I’ve had good experience and can say it has quite a bit of pop to it from practices every Saturda

Cons:  Gets Marked up

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  Great bat overall, good pop and great sound

Cons:  None

“great bat”

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Pros:  i use this bat for highschool baseball games and it is the best bat ive ever had. great feel in your hands and lots of pop. i would recomenf this bat to anybody who is looking for a nice balenced bat

Cons:  slight sting on balls on the hands

“Amazing Bat”

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Pros:  Has amazing pop. Well balanced and my son loves it. He is a lil fellow and he can clear a 250 fence with it.

Cons:  Didn;t get it sooner.

“great bat, nice quality”

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Pros:  Bought bat for my 14 year old son and he loves it. You could tell a difference between the pop and sound of the bat. his hits have a greater distance also!

Cons:  nothing yet

“great bat”

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Pros:  great pop and very loud ping sounds great. also looks amazing

Cons:  if you make bad contact it can hurt but otherwise its great

“good/bad”

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Pros:  Got this bat shortly after Christmas. I hit around 2000 balls or more with it, and the feel and pop on the bat were great at that pont and time! It was evenly distributed weight wise.

Cons:  About a 3 weeks ago (3-03-17), I noticed the end cap starting to slowly come off and dent. Soon after that the cap came off hitting BP. Through the process of this the bat slowly started to loose its pop. Waiting now (3-26-17) to hear back from Louisville, just sent the bat back in

“Great bat!”

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Pros:  This bat is amazing! Hot bat straight out the package. I just hit a home run recently with this bat, it was my 3rd plate appearance.

Cons:  Little vibration on mishits

“High School Baseball”

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Pros:  This -3 bat was perfect for my son. He creates great speed through the zone. It's been fun to watch.

Cons:  Not yet...

“Best Bat I've Ever Had”

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Pros:  Best bat out there in my opinion not only is it cheaper than most but it also hits just as well one of my teamates who has a new mako that cost more. People say it has vibration when it gets to the inside of the bat but name another bat that doesn't. In my opinon Louisville Slugger is the way to go bot only with the 517 but the 617 and the 916 as well. Ball comes off the bat very, very well also

Cons:  Not a single thing

“SAVE YOUR MONEY AND TIME”

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Pros:  None

Cons:  Bat broke at knob. Turned in to LS. On April 11th told new bat to arrive by April 26th-27th. Really? Over two weeks? Bat was okay LS customer service horrible. Bought kid 5150 loves it and performs better with the 5150.

“Awesome Bat”

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Pros:  Amazing bat. Hit my first home run with this bat. I've used this bat all high school season dropping bombs. I batted .444 and most of my hits went over the outfielders head.

Cons:  Cap is starting to come off.

“quality for price bat”

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Pros:  feels amazing off sweet spot. lizard skin is great feel. most balanced bat on the market. stiff strong player feel

Cons:  vibration when not sweet spot isnt the best. when hit off the end of the bat it wont go far

“2017 Season”

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Pros:  great bat, ball flies off of it. the grip when you get the bat is very good, on the smaller side. stiff feel for the bat. love the design and the look of the bat.

Cons:  not much.

“WOW”

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Pros:  I have never been a fan of Louisville bats until I used my buddies. Wow is all I had to say, in practice I was hitting absolute bombs and was so excited I had to buy my own. This bat has great pop, and won't destroy your hands when you hit off the end of the bat. 10/10 excellent bat.

Cons:  None that I am aware of.

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  my sons swing has really improved tremendously!!!!

Cons:  n/a

“amazing bat!”

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Pros:  Every hit felt like I used the most expensive bat ever! Amazing pop and great feel overall. The grip is great taking that it is from Lizard Skin. I have been using Louisville Slugger bats for awhile and this bat did not let me down.

Cons:  Just normal scratches and marks on the bat. Very little sting, nothing to worry about. You can barley feel the sting.

“the bat”

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Pros:  light wieght

Cons:  the pop doesnt last long and the sweet spot is very small

“Great bat”

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Pros:  This bat has great feel and amazing pop. Also it looks very nice.

Cons:  Nothing

“great bat”

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Pros:  i could tell, from the first ball i hit with it, that it had pop. the feel of the bat reminds me of a wood bat.

Cons:  it is too pretty. i dont want to throw it on the ground after i hit the ball.

“13u killing it with this bat!”

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Pros:  really nice bat for mid - above average hitters

Cons:  none I can see yet

“best bat for the money”

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Pros:  Bought this at the end of the summer for my kid who is going into his senior year. He has been using a 5150 which he was happy with- and prefers a 1 piece bat even though i was willing to buy him any bat he wanted. 1st day of fall tryouts with the 517, he hits a bomb in a scrimmage for a HR. Next day, same thing. He hasn't hit a HR since he was on fields <300 ft. Now in BP he is hitting them regularly. I have no doubt that this 517 is a huge reason for the sudden flurry of HR bombs.

Cons:  none so far

“pleased”

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Pros:  overall youncant beatvthis bat for the price. good quality plenty of pop

Cons:  stings a little when its cool

“Solid Bat”

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Pros:  Overall solid bat and good value. lasted be about a season and a half with constant use. Doesn't have a crazy amount of pop, as it has a much stiffer feel, and doesn't create the same "trampoline" effect as a composite or hybrid. good durability as well, lasted about a year with nearly constant use. Also very affordable for a high end bat. Very little vibration, even when jammed, considering it's a one piece bat.

Cons:  Coming off of using composite bats, doesn't have the same kind of pop as eastons or demarinis, but more than the solo 916 or prime 917. Also has a very stiff feel, and gets stiffer and stiffer with more use. After about a year or so of very heavy use, it's now virtually unresponsive, even when you get jammed, so it's hard to tell when you really squared it up. Doesn't have much pop now either, but it was still a great buy for a more advanced/stronger player.

“Great 13U Starter Bat”

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Pros:  Balanced Good Price Point Great 13U Starter Bat for new BBCOR user

Cons:  None

“Omaha”

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Pros:  -Good pop, comes off the bat quick. Nice old school "ping" sound. Excellent feel. No Vibration at all

Cons:  NONE

“an ok bat”

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Pros:  not too expensive. comes with lizrd skin.

Cons:  not much pop/small sweet spot

“great”

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Pros:  all around awesome bat if you cant handle a little sting you shouldnt be playing baseball anyway this thing is juiced!

Cons:  people complaning about mis hitting balls amd it stinging if you want to go pro and hit one off a wood bat now thats stinging bone rattling sting suck it up this bats great

“best bat”

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Pros:  super light for small and not so strong players

Cons:  gets marked but what bat doesnt

“great bat”

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Pros:  great balance, feel, pop

Cons:  none

“best BBCOR out there”

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Pros:  pop

Cons:  none

“amazing bat”

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Pros:  Amazing pop. First day 3 for 3 with homers its just amazing!!!!!!

Cons:  It can give you a couple stingers on mishits, but that is it.

“Not the same as the demo we tried”

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Pros:  Grips are great and the bat looks good in warm ups. Also haven't noticed any scratches or dents, even with many mishits.

Cons:  WE demoed one a couple of different times and thoughts this must be the next bat for my son. But the new one we got just doesn't have the same pop. A lot of mishits off the end, nothing like what he was hitting with the demo bat. Can't figure out why, other than did we just get a poor bat. he has even borrowed the same bat from other boys and hits their bat similar to demo bat, can't figure this one out, we must have gotten a lemon.

“Amazing”

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Pros:  This thing is pretty solid, all BBCOR bats to me seem around the same pop but the weighting if this is unreal, feels as light as a 31, went 17/38 this season with it and highly recommend if you cannot afford the $450 bats.

Cons:  Lizard skin is great but gets ripped way too easily, get some replacement lizard skin ready on standby.

Reviews for the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614
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“The cat is back”

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Was this review helpful ? 10 8

Pros:  Great pop and feel to the bat. It is perfectly balanced and great for any kind of hitter

Cons:  The handle is a little thick do to the choke put under the grip tape

“Good Bat”

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Was this review helpful ? 40 16

Pros:  -Feels just like Cat 5! -Love it -Good pop, and gives a really smooth feel. -Easy to swing and get used to.

Cons:  All white

“Cat 6 Review”

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Pros:  -It's balanced out evenly. Great pop, feels good to swing! -Really great gap to gap.

Cons:  None

“more than what you barganed for.”

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Pros:  There is absolutely no vibration from anywhere on the bat. Massive pop. Slight end load when holding it but feels balanced when you swing it. The grip is very sticky even after being in dirt, no real need for gloves unless you prefer to wear them. Simple design. Personally gave me confidence at the plate. Hit a home run my first at bat with it. And now I constantly hit the fence. Extremely low price. Outhits 450 dollar bat

Cons:  Dirt does scratch the bat. Grip gets dirt colored. Everyone wants to use it.

“BEST FEELING BBCOR”

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Pros:  This bat feels and hits better than any BBCOR I have ever tried, and I have tried them all. I am too young to know how good the CAT 5 was, but I can't imagine it being any better than this!

Cons:  None so far

“Cat 6”

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Pros:  Balanced, great feel, and a lot of pop. Just like the CAT 5, only better.

Cons:  White grip does get dirty, but there is dirt in baseball.

“love the bat!”

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Pros:  Great pop and very well balanced the ball literally jumps off the bat!

Cons:  Gets dirty easily

“I LOVE this bat”

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Pros:  Crazy pop, so smooth through contact, never any vibration. This bat is the best.

Cons:  Not a single thing

“Cat is back better than ever!”

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Pros:  Soild bat with no break in with a ton of pop! This is my second Cat and I will not swing another bat. I laugh watching all these players with the expesive bats and then I get up and do the same thing or better!

Cons:  none

“Better than Cat5”

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Pros:  I swung the Cat5 BBCOR and it was the best BBCOR bat i ever had. I bought the Cat6 and it's even better. Feels so good at contact and the ball literally rockets off the barrel. And to top it all off, it's only $250... My friend is already selling his new mako to buy a cat6.

Cons:  My team mates won't stop asking to use it

“All about feel!”

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Pros:  Just how it feels. Ball comes off smooth and just feels so good. No vibration. Balanced how I like it with just a little more on the end. Best bat out. Price is also amazing! This is the bat you need.

Cons:  Nothing. Found my BBCOR for the Spring!

“Marucci Cat 6”

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Pros:  Best bat on the market. $250 for amazing BBCOR bat is unreal. You can hit it any where on the bat and it will not sting. It wil give a gentle little buzz. This bat is very balanced also. It hits so good, I am afraid they will make them illegal.

Cons:  The grip gets dirty and the white shows a lotta of scratches but its a baseball bat it will be used hard.

“Ehhh okay”

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Pros:  The bat is durable no vibration

Cons:  No pop

“Easily the best BBCOR”

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Pros:  My training facility has all the new kinds of BBCORs for demos and this is easily the best BBCOR out of all of them. Everyone is using this bat. It has so much more pop than the rest and it is so smooth. The vibration knob actually works too even on jam shots. Me and my brother are both ordering this bat soon. Marucci really stepped their game up with this bat.

Cons:  none

“This bat is awful.”

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Pros:  Nothing

Cons:  This bat is one of the worst bats I've had. After a week and about 400 cuts, the bat cracked. Hated the Cat 5, and hate the Cat 6.

“Should've got the VELO”

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Pros:  Good pop and sweet spot with minimal vibration.

Cons:  It says its balanced but it is a bit top heavy.

“CAT6”

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Pros:  Awesome bat. Great pop. Weight is very balanced and good for all hitters. I've taken over a thousand swings with mine and still gets great results. No vibration on contact. Highly recommend this bat to anyone.

Cons:  Absolutely none

“Perfect”

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Pros:  The best description for this bat is smooth. The overall feel is incredible...its very well balanced with just enough weight towards the end to give you power. Don't misunderstand...it is not end loaded, just perfectly weighted in my opinion. Cant say much for durability yet...but its a one piece aluminum so I can't see anything going wrong unless it dents or something. It has just as much pop as any other high end bat (thanks BBCOR). Its just a great swinging bat. Love the one piece feel. Also I think this is a fair price for a great bat. Anything 399 and above is too much for me.

Cons:  At least for me, the handle has a fairly large taper to the knob which I don't like. But its an easy fix. I just unwrapped the tape and removed the large rubber cone and replaced it with the small cone from my old bat. Now its perfect! Also the bat looks great new in white but I bet with time it will get pretty ugly looking. But who cares its a bat...as long as it performs I don't care.

“Amazing!”

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Pros:  This bat is light and quick throught the zone. He feels good after every hit and it sounds even better. I highly recommend this bat because its a bat with a good price and preforms better than voodoos and cf7s.

Cons:  Its white so i clean it often.

“Cat 6”

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Pros:  This bat is the most balanced i've ever swung. It also has tons of pop. The grip on the bat is extremely good too.

Cons:  There really isn't anything wrong with this bat

“pretty good”

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Pros:  it is a speed bat and has ton of pop

Cons:  when you drip it or anything it vibrates really bad

“Best bat I've ever used”

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Pros:  Very light, great pop, and no vibration felt what so ever.

Cons:  Absolutely nothing

“Great bat”

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Pros:  great bat. i will never buy another. feels like marucci wood, which is a really good thing, i never thought i would see a bat this great but, marucci pulled it off

Cons:  none

“great bat”

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Pros:  great bat, end loaded, pop comes from player not bat.

Cons:  as a high contact power hitter, have experienced alot of dents. been using for about 4 weeks and has significant dents, and flat spots on bat.

“broke”

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Pros:  the grip is good and u dong feel the vibrations

Cons:  When i got the bat is was dead and had no pop

“Do it”

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Pros:  My nephew favors basketball and was always intimidated by baseball, he took a few hard swings and hit one over dead center. He is joining my sons 14u travel team now. I was torn between the Cat 6 and the 15 Combat, no regrets after seeing what it can do. Ditch the two piece, the flex top affects power, go with a one piece.

Cons:  Same look as Cat 5, couldnt find a con.

“BEST BAT IVE EVER HAD”

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Pros:  The bat is just great, the weight is perfectly evened out. The bat has ton of pop, the ball just flies off the barrel, this is my first time using a Cat or a Marucci in general, and I don't think I will ever use another bat. Best of all, the bat doesn't cost near as much as all the other bats people buy.

Cons:  Nothing at all

“Great bat”

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Pros:  has no sting and has so much pop it doesnt feel like a bbcor bat! i had an easton mako and i am liking the cat 6 more than the mako

Cons:  my end cap is chipping a little but not worried about it

“Greatest bat ever!”

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Pros:  I just got this bat and I absolutely love it. The amount of pop with the great balance just gives it a great rating. No stings at all and just a great bat.

Cons:  Gets dirty easy.

“great bat just not for me”

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Pros:  this bay is great... if you like balanced bats

Cons:  perosnally ive learned that i like the end loaded feel like in the voodoo, but if youre a guy that like balanced swing weights, then this is one of the best bbcors for you

“CAT 6 REVIEW ”

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Pros:  good pop nice sound big sweet spot nice wrap hits tanks hit two dingers in one game yesterday best bat i have ever owned looks sweet friend andy loves it

Cons:  others like andy want to steal it

“CAT 6”

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Pros:  My son has been playing ball for about 10 years. i have purchased many bats all the {latest and greatest}. He has never been a so called power hitter. The first ball he squared up with the CAT6 one hopped the fence. He said I told you it was a good bat. Well today when he hit his first home run {ever} I am now convinced. For sure worth the price and no reason to spend more.

Cons:  After just a few swings makes a weird noise but doesn't seem to matter.

“Father of H S player”

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Pros:  Free shipping

Cons:  Bat had good pop when new . After about 6 weeks it lost its pop and stung hands . Marucci would not warrant bat they said it was performing as it should . I do not agree but am still out 299.99 They would not answer my emails for a better explanation. I do not recommend this bat !!!

“Parent of HS Player”

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Pros:  Free & fast shipping when purchased from Justbats.com. The bat had great pop for first couple of months.

Cons:  Bat had good pop when new . After a couple of months it lost its pop, sounded dead, and was ball was not coming off the bat good at all! Marucci would NOT warrant the bat even though it was only 5 months old. They said it was performing as it should and due to the new technology the "dead" sound was normal. My son has played baseball since he was in elementary and have had dead bats before so we know what they sound like when dead! Never had an issue with warranties before until now. We previously purchased the Cat5 and loved it so we figured the Cat6 would be even better. We were wrong about the Cat6 and are out 299.99. I do not recommend this bat !!!

“Great bat”

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Pros:  Just got this bat and im loving it. it has pop for years to come and it hasn't stung at all! first bbcor bat but im still loving the white.

Cons:  Sweet!

“Back to my cat”

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Pros:  Smooth swinging , great feel, hope it lasts longer than the original cat5 that died after a season. First swing , first high school home run second caught at fence. Third swing second hs hr. Awesome outta the wrapper

Cons:  None so far

“Great Bat!”

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Pros:  Awesome feel, great pop and huge sweet spot. I highly recommend this bat!

Cons:  nothing

“BOMBS!”

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Pros:  Bat has tons of pop!

Cons:  Nothing

“Entire team loves it!”

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Pros:  Crazy pop!

Cons:  nothing

“Bat performing well for 14U team”

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Pros:  - pop was good out of the wrapper - well balance

Cons:  - none to date, but the bat is only 2 weeks old

“Best BBCOR bat”

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Pros:  Tons of pop, endloaded for big guys, and thick grip. Everyone on my team was using it near the end of the season. 8TH grader and hit .500 on team.

Cons:  Not as balanced as promotions say.

“cat 6”

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Pros:  everything you would imagine in a good bat

Cons:  gets dirty..everyone wants to use your stuff

“cat 6”

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Pros:  Very well balanced, barely any vibration, great pop. i have been hitting many more line drives with this. Great bat!!!

Cons:  none

“best bat out”

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Pros:  Went from a mako to cat 6. Wow, what a difference in pop. the ball flies off this bat either in the air or on the ground.

Cons:  knob at bottom could be thicker. The whole team wants to use it.

“Honest review”

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Pros:  It swings like a wood bat, and like many other people have said, it is the smoothest swinging bat out there. There is absolutely no vibration.

Cons:  Has a muted feel because of the vibration dampening technology, this isn't a feel that I really like. It is a great option if you are a contact hitter, but absolutely terrible if you are a power hitter. I am a power hitter, last season I used an XL3 and I hit numerous bombs in the gaps and a ton of home runs and extra base hits. With this bat, I haven't hit a single ball like last season, and instead I'm hitting solid line drives into the outfield sometimes in the gap. I sometimes hit in the gap in the infield. The ball is hit hard, no question, and it is great for those 1-2 hitters, but not for those looking to have balls soaring over the outfielders' heads. I have mixed feelings about this bat, but I will definitely not use it next season (the season is almost over).

“awesome ”

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Pros:  great feel and tons of pop! I hit 2 dingers in my first game with it!

Cons:  everyone wants one

“Great bat!”

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Pros:  It feels a lot better than any of the bats we had previously. My son has used the bat for a few weeks now and loves how it handles. Would highly recommend this bat for anybody.

Cons:  None

“GET THIS BAT!”

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Pros:  great pop and general feel very balanced.

Cons:  Grip can get slippery when not using batting gloves and my teammates keep asking to use it.

“Dingers 4 Days”

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Pros:  I hit dingers pretty much every at bat, but the dingers I hit with the Marucci Cat 6 make the fans go wild. I mean, this bat is insanely good. I used to use the Mako and I liked it a lot, but it died rather quickly. When I hit the ball square, it's a dinger. I don't know, it may just be me and my skill, but the Cat 6 is a bat worth looking at. And my at bats are something worth looking at.

Cons:  You're going to have to go fetch my dingers in the woods

“dingers 4 Days”

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Pros:  hit 2 bombs first time i used this bat. Opposing skipper called to the pen on my second one. hit that thang 400 feet.

Cons:  to good for me, i am not worthy

“Amazing Feel”

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Pros:  Balanced swing. Soft grip. Absolutely zero vibration from this bat even when jammed. Pop is great. when i get a hold of one, it doesn't even feel like I hit the ball. The sound is great too. I love how the color is white.

Cons:  gets dirty easy, but hey, what did you expect with a white bat?

“amazing bat”

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Pros:  great pop you dont have to break it in good feel and hits a lot of dingers

Cons:  teammates wanna use it

“awesome bat! best bat we ever used!!”

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Pros:  awesome feel. lightning swing weight, no sting at all

Cons:  none

“great bat”

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Pros:  lots of pop great feel

Cons:  none yet

“legitness”

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Pros:  this bat has absolutly incredible pop. when you hit the ball on the sweet spot, which is quite large, you get that nice loud PING sound. the bat always has a vibration when you hit but its a good feeling vibration. Its not like a stinging vibration. this bat has the best grip on a bat possible. i would hoghly recommend this bat. extremly balanced

Cons:  the only con is that it gets really dirty. but thats what a bat for. it doesnt bother me but might be a bad thing for others

“dont get this bat”

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Pros:  none

Cons:  this bat does not live up to the swaggy mcswagswag look

“not as good as told”

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Pros:  bat had exellent pop when new but quickly ran out. I was a power hitter my hole life but my season with this bat has ended that

Cons:  pop runs out, grip gets slippery, bat scratches easily, doesnt even sound like theres pop

“Worth every dollar!”

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Pros:  This bat is absolutely awesome! I saved up for a few months and finally got it. Has great pop and can even hit into the outfield if you hit the ball on the handle. This is perfect for a power hitter as it is top heavy, but it does have a solid balance to it. For $250 it seems to perform better than some more expensive DeMarini and Eastons bats. People complain about the handle getting dirty, but that is part of baseball. I also recommend buying it new, because it looks great right out of the box. No break in needed.

Cons:  Nothingf

“baseballprodigy”

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Pros:  Nice size sweet spot.A ton of pop. I use it for my travel team and everyone uses it. Overall GREAT bat!!!

Cons:  Absolutely none.

“marucci cat6”

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Pros:  amazing pop, no vibration, very light just a very well made bat.

Cons:  none

“Never going back”

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Pros:  Using this bat made me never want to swing a different bat again. It has great feel and pop with a slightly end loaded weighting.

Cons:  Gets marked up easily, but that will happen. Has a thick stock grip, but that's easily changed.

“Aaron's bat”

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Pros:  seems to have good pop and feel

Cons:  as of now nothing to post

“marucci”

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Pros:  Just an amazing bat with super pop and great design. Grip is great and I love just how balanced the Marucci is

Cons:  none

“Best Bat Ive owned”

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Pros:  Amazing pop. You dont have to break it in it already has a ton of pop

Cons:  everyone wants to use it

“Good Bat”

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Pros:  Have had this bat for a while and still has great pop and has held up very well

Cons:  None

“Best Bat on the Market”

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Pros:  This is the best bat on the market right now. As soon as you pick it up it has a great feel. It's well balanced, the grip is nice, and I'm a huge fan of the one piece design. I used it my senior year of high school and had a great season with multiple dingers. Great pop. Will be using it my freshman year of college.

Cons:  Pitchers hate you

“not the best”

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Pros:  its looks cool.

Cons:  its has no pop and it broke after one mouth.

“Solid Bat”

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Pros:  It has great pop and the weight distribution is perfect.

Cons:  The sound off the bat isn't very pleasant and the tape wears out quickly.

“Great Bat overall”

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Pros:  Has a great general feel, i love the bat, Im a big marucci fan an have every new bat they come out with. It has a great color an the grip lasts. Good pop all the time, hasnt worn out yet. It may sound like a dud an seem dead when you hit it on the ground but man do those balls fly. 3 doubles in one game, first season with it i batted 400

Cons:  The grip gets dirty an the bats white finish will fade a little, Ive had mine for 2 seasons an it is more or a dirty white/ yellow hints too it.

“the dinger king”

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Pros:  bat drops dingers

Cons:  not a good bunting bat

“marucci cat 6”

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Pros:  great pop and a veryyyy balanced feel. grip is very nice which adds to the overall feel of the bat. also looks great

Cons:  some vibrations and doesnt have a huge sweet spot like an easton mako or all the demarini's

“HITS DINGERS”

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Pros:  a lot of pop, great feel, balanced, this bat was a teammates of mine in my first year of high school ball and i used for every single at bat and this bat just felt natural to me, all i did was hit the ball hard everywhere, this bat easily turned me into one of the best hitters on my team. i would definitely recommend this to anyone no matter what size they are

Cons:  none

“Quality bat”

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Pros:  good balance, increased swing speed. Even smaller middle school kids can get this BBCore through the zone. Good pop.

Cons:  None.

“Cat 6 is a sweet bat”

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Pros:  Pop, sound, balance, sweet spot

Cons:  None that I can find, this is my 8th Marucci bat, love each one a little more than the last. Really love this one!

“Best bat I've ever swung!”

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Pros:  Balanced, great feel! I'm really popping the ball!

Cons:  None

“Mr.”

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Pros:  Overall just a really nice bat. My son used Combat bats for years and really liked them but tried a teammates Cat 6 and loved it. Slightly end loaded but swings really nicely. Overall a very good bat for the money.

Cons:  Some vibration, but if the ball is hit correctly there is none. Haven't had the bat long enough to make an accurate statement on durability.

“not a great bat”

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Pros:  has a good look

Cons:  loses pop, grip gets dirty, and it's just not durable

“cat6 bbcor”

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Pros:  nice balance, great feel,good looking bat

Cons:  feels kinda lite, price went down 25.00 right after i bought my sons

“new marucci”

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Pros:  great pop and no vibration bat well worth the investment

Cons:  none

“This Bat Is Insane”

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Pros:  Every player knows, it's not the bat, it's the player. But a good bat never hurt anybody. This bat is a great bat. It gives you the confidence you need to walk up to the play every time, thinking you will get a hit. Been an Easton guy my whole life, switched over to Marucci, haven't looked back since.

Cons:  The grip can get torn a little bit. Also, the label on the knob popped off. Not a huge deal though.

“Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR”

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Pros:  Very well balanced in my hands and the handle feels right. Not a skinny handle. Ball flies off the bat on contact with 75% swing. No vibes. Paid $224.

Cons:  Gets dirty quickly. Have not tested for durability buy so far so good.

“love it”

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Pros:  all around good bat

Cons:  nothing

“Great bat”

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Pros:  Very balanced. No sting on mis-hits. It really dampens the vibration. One piece feels very durable. No flex at all, total power transfer.

Cons:  None. Great bat.

“Cat 6”

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Pros:  Balanced, durable, amazing sound, and good pop

Cons:  grip isn't my preference

“Impressive Bat”

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Pros:  Pop Balance Feel I purchased this bat (32/29) as a cage bat for over the winter for my 13u player. It was obvious as soon as he started swinging that the bat had excellent pop. He liked it so much that we purchased a -5 model also for him to swing in games. He was asked to guest play with a JV team this summer and his first AB with a BBCOR he one hopped a 370' fence with his CAT 6. Not sure I could ever tell anyone to spend more money on a different bat, this one is just as much bat at 1/2 the price.

Cons:  None that I have found

“marucci cat 6 ”

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Pros:  The ball goes when you hit it on the barrel.

Cons:  First of all it has a very odd feel to the bat when i used it i got jammed every time but with other bats i be hitting doubles on the same pitches very small barrel and sweet spot and stings very bad when jammed

“BEST BAT ON MARKET”

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Pros:  this bat is no doubt the best bat i have ever swung. The pop is rediculous the swing weight is unreal my friend swung mine in rhe cage today and is selling his cf8 to get one. i woukd recomend this bat to anyone and size any style of hitting whatever this bat is UN REAL

Cons:  NOTHING, if u cant hit with this baf u need to get in the cage

“cat 6”

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Pros:  Great bat with amazing pop and extremely balanced

Cons:  Every one wants to use it

“The cat6 can be better”

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Pros:  Very light,durable and has little to no vibration

Cons:  The grip setup, horrible pop and balance

“Greatest Bat Out There”

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Pros:  MAJOR POP and an all arond great FEEL I love this bat. And it looks sexy.

Cons:  Nothing

“bat”

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Pros:  looks good

Cons:  no pop, and feels dead

“Cat 6”

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Pros:  This bat is a great bat all around. i have just recieved it and used it for about a week in the cages. i have never ever batted this well. my bat speed is the best its ever been and ive never gotten my hands through as well. ive just been craking the ball with this thing.

Cons:  i only have one. if i could, i would have a new one for every game i played.

“Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR”

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Pros:  Feels really balanced and has wicked pop straight out of the wrapper. The handle width is perfect for me. Feels like I'm swinging a small tree. I don't prefer thin handle bats, so for me, the CAT 6 is worth every penny.

Cons:  Only the color white. Looks great brand new but gets dirty quickly.

“solid”

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Pros:  looks nice, grip feels good, lots of pop when you hit it right

Cons:  small barrel, sounds like glass when you hit with it

“BBCOR Marucci Cat 6 Review”

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Pros:  Bad has great pop right off he barrel and if you jam yourself or catch it on the end it still has some give that might will land you a single. Fantastic balance better than the cat 7 which makes it easier to move up in bat length which is what i just did. You will love hitting with this bat.

Cons:  If you hit it off the handle it has vibration but the only fix to that is to become a better hitter.

“Bat”

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Pros:  Good pop by big sweet spot

Cons:  The grip is thick and when u either get jammed or get it a the end of the bat it hurts

“cat 6”

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Pros:  Little vibration and big pop!

Cons:  nothing so far

“best bat on themarket”

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Pros:  great pop feel durability and quality. thisbat is hot right out of the wrapper. my old marrucci one black cracked right before my triple crown tournament so i had to get a new one overnight so i choose the cat6 and with the next day shipping justbats saved my life

Cons:  grip wares out easily

“excellent bat”

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Pros:  My son's batting has improved significantly as soon as he started using with this bat. Large sweet spot. Well balanced bat. Excellent value for price.

Cons:  not buying it sooner!

“Great bat!”

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Pros:  My son loved the bat. Was excited to use a one piece bat.

Cons:  None

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Pros:  The pop of the bat is the best for long ball hits

Cons:  None

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Pros:  great bat, feel, pop and looks

Cons:  grip seems to wear quickly

“No pop”

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Pros:  My son reports that it is a balanced bat.

Cons:  After only 1 hitting session, the tape is already coming undone and my son reports that "it is dead, no pop"

“Don't expect any long balls”

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Pros:  It's a nice looking bat and has a nice whistle to it! and Hits good grounders!

Cons:  The ball only travels about 60% of expectations with a good timed swing and when the sweet spot connects! Doesn't seem to have the drive it should. Disappointing to me especially after spending $250.00! You don't see this bat used very much "for some reason" with the more experienced Little League and travel ball players! I finally went back to store and purchased a composite core bat!

“buy this bat”

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Pros:  this is easily the best bat I have ever owned. no other bat ive ever swung can compare to this one. it feels so balanced and the pop is crazy good. it doesnt matter what kind of hitter you are, you cant go wrong with the cat6

Cons:  its too good

“okay..grip quality poor”

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Pros:  son likes it but not what he expected

Cons:  the grip tape fell apart the first week

“New Bat”

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Pros:  Couldnt be more happy I purchased this bat yesterday for my son and it just arrived today. right before leaving to his first hitting practice for Spring ball.

Cons:  Will be trying out today!!!!

“Nice Bat”

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Pros:  Good feel nice pop not too much vibration

Cons:  not many

“god teir bat ”

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Pros:  this bat feels amazing in the hands of a hitter, it is the perfect combination for people that rotate between contact and power hitters. The bat sounds great and looks great along with a great piece of metal it is.

Cons:  the grip after a minute gets worn but thas expected for a bat with as much use as mine has

“Great bat.”

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Pros:  Great pop, Zero vibration, and it's the best bat I've ever swung.

Cons:  No cons

“Three hits, you're out!”

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Pros:  Never got a chance to develop any pro's.

Cons:  On the third pitch/hit - the bat broke in half.

“dented bat on 5th hit just ordered it last month”

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Pros:  good feeling good pop nice sound.

Cons:  5th hit with it and i noticed there was a dent. just bought it last month. not happy with it. must be a defective bat or something.

“kid loves it.”

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Pros:  great pop. feels well balanced. alot less sting.

Cons:  none as of yet.

“Great pop!”

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Pros:  Feels lighter than a drop three! My son loves the pop. Also has a great sound to it.

Cons:  My son says the grip is failing pretty quickly! Only been using it for a few weeks.

“Cat 5”

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Pros:  overall a solid bat. The ball really pops off the barrel.

Cons:  The grip needs help. After 3 weeks, the grip fell apart and needed to be replaced

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146528 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat legal for leagues that require the USA stamp?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a BBCOR bat, which is the certification that regulates high school and NCAA baseball. Some of the USA leagues are allowing BBCOR bats as the performance off the barrel will be very similar. To get an exact answer to your question though, I would recommend reaching out to a coach or league official to see if your league will be allowing BBCOR bats.

Tyler Expert
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Does a 33"/30 oz sound like too much for a 4'11" 7th grader?

Yes, that does sound a bit large. I would look at a 31" length BBCOR model for someone of that height.

Kyle J. Expert
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Is this bat aluminum? Does it have good pop?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 features a one-piece alloy barrel and will have good pop.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 12 and weighs about 120. He is 5 ft tall. Is the 29/26 Omaha 517 BBCOR a good bat for him for middle school?

If your middle school requires BBCOR bats then the 29"/26 ounce 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a great option for him.

Carter Expert
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How does the Omaha 517 BBCOR bat compare to the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC7?

Both the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 and the Marucci CAT 7 are one-piece alloy bats with balanced swing weights. With the AV2 knob on the Marucci CAT 7 one may see slightly better vibration reduction capabilities compared to the LS Omaha 517.

Cameron Expert
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I'm having trouble deciding which model of the Louisville Slugger lineup to choose from. I'm 6’1 210 lbs and typically hit for power. Money isn't an issue, which model would you recommend?

The one piece construction of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 would benefit a power hitter, but if you're looking for something with a bit of an end load, I would take a look at the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS718B3 in a 33" size.

Logan Expert
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Do you know if this bat is okay for 14U Sandy Koufax League?

For the 14's Division of Sandy Koufax Baseball in 2018, you will want to use a BBCOR rated bat like this 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173). However, for the 13's Division, the league notes that a USA Rated bat must be used in 2018. I would recommend reaching out to a coach to confirm your division of play and the bat you will need for use.

Ben Expert
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I just bought this for my son. He is 13 and will be in high school next year. Does this bat meet the guidelines? Also for Babe Ruth 13 to 15 year?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is BBCOR certified and thus can be used in both Babe Ruth 13-15 division and high school; high school requires BBCOR models.

Cameron Expert
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My son is a 5'3" and 105 lbs freshman in high school. What weight bat is recommended for his size?

Based on your specifications, I would recommend that your son swings a 30" 27oz. BBCOR bat. Fortunately, this one-piece alloy 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is available in that size.

Tyler Expert
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Is it legal for senior league, junior high ball and travel tournament baseball in 2018?

This bat contains the BBCOR stamp that is required for high school and college play. It does not have the USSSA stamp. Some middle school leagues require BBCOR, and some only require USSSA stamps. We would recommend checking with your coach or league commissioner to see exactly what you would require. Senior League typically requires USSSA 1.15 BPF stamps on the bat.

Kyle J. Expert
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My son is 13 and he is 5'7 and 190 pounds. Should he be hitting the 32" or 33" in the Omaha BBCOR? This is his first BBCOR and is moving from hitting an Easton Mako last season

Based on your sons height and weight we would recommend a 33:/30 ounce 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 for him. That is just a general recommendation through, and he could definitely do a 32" if he was more comfortable with that.

Carter Expert
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I am 5’9" and 148 lbs. Is it good if I use a 33 inch of this bat?

Based on your current height and weight, we suggest a 32" model of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173. I am not sure I would suggest going up to a 33" model just yet.

Jason Expert
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How does it compare to the Marucci F5?

Both the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 and the Marucci F5 are one-piece alloy bats with balanced swing weights. They will compare favorably to one another in terms of feel, performance and durability.

Cameron Expert
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How does it compare to the CAT 7?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 and the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC7 will be very similar bats. Both bats will feature one-piece all alloy construction and both bats will have exceptional durability.

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I'm 14, 5'8" and 135 lbs. Winter training for my high school tryouts and open gym are coming up soon and I'd like to purchase my first BBCOR. I've been wondering if I should use a 32/29 or 31/28. I've been going to the gym for about a year now to prep for this and I've been using a 31 inch bat for a while now and I can for sure handle the weight of the bat but wondering if I should go with a 32/29 as if I feel that's what I need to do.

Based on your height and weight, as well as factoring in your age, we would recommend getting the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 in a 31 inch model. If you feel you are strong enough and can generate enough bat speed with a 32 inch model then there is certainly nothing wrong with getting that size of bat.

Cameron Expert
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My son is a small 7th grader trying out for middle school team and needs to move up to a BBCOR bat. He is a pure contact hitter who could use a bit of power on the bigger field. Was looking at either BBCOR Easton Z Core Speed or LS Omaha 517. Can you recommend one over the other? Is there a better bat suited for him (30"/27) ($200 budget)?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is an excellent bat to consider for someone that is a contact hitter. This bat features a one-piece alloy design with a balanced swing weight. When comparing this bat to the Easton Z Core Speed, one will find a lot of similarities in that this is another one-piece all alloy design with a balanced swing weight. Either one would make a great choice especially is wanting to stay within the budget mentioned.

Cameron Expert
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Could I use this bat in high school?

Yes, you can use the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 in high school baseball.

Carter Expert
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Will this bat feel more like the Rawlings VELO or 5150?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 may feel more in line with the Rawlings VELO to some. The sound off the bat will not be the same as that of the VELO and balanced swing weight may or may not feel more balanced; it all comes down to personal opinion. With that said, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a great bat to consider and compare to the VELO.

Cameron Expert
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Will this bat be legal in high school next year based on the new rules for bats?

The bat rules for high school baseball are not changing, so the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 will still be legal.

Logan Expert
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When will the price drop a little bit more?

Unfortunately we will not be able to say precisely when this 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) will drop in price. However, the 2018 Slugger bats have been released. There is always a possibility that the price could drop a little more. But we cannot make any guarantees.

Mick Expert
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Will this bat be legal for Junior League baseball in 2018 with the new USA bat standards?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) will not be legal by USA Bat standards as it does not have the USA stamp on it.

Carter Expert
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(1) Which is more balanced: the 2017 or 2018 model? (2) Does one have a bigger sweet spot?

(1) The 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBO518B3) features the new 6-Star end-cap that is designed to improve the balance of the Omaha 518. Because of that, I would recommend the the Omaha 518 as the more balanced bat. (2) Overall, the barrel material and barrel length between the two bats is pretty similar and I think the corresponding sweet spots should be similar too.

Ben Expert
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How does this bat compare to the Prime 917 in terms of pop and performance?

This 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) is a one-piece, all-alloy bat. The Prime 917 is a two-piece, all-composite bat. Despite the differing constructions, both this Omaha 517 and the Prime 917 will have the same potential for performance. Deciding on a model will be dependent upon the style of bat you prefer to use (one-piece, all-alloy *or* two-piece, all-composite?).

Ben Expert
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Where is it manufactured?

This 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) is manufactured in China.

Ben Expert
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Is it aluminum?

Yes, this 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) is made of aluminum material.

Ben Expert
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Is this bat a good choice for a power hitter who likes to feel some weight in the barrel?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a great bat to use for both contact and power hitters alike. The one-piece alloy design gives the bat a stiff feel on impact and the balanced design allows for easy barrel head control.

Cameron Expert
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Which bat is the lightest feeling -3 BBCOR bat today?

If you were looking for the lightest feeling BBCOR bat from Louisville Slugger, I would suggest the Solo 617 over this Omaha 517. The composite end-cap on the Solo 617 gives the bat a very balanced feel (even a more balanced feel than this Omaha 517).

Ben Expert
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I'm 5'5, 115 lbs and 13. In my league we either have to have an aluminum bat or a BBCOR. I would prefer a bat with just a little sting. So what would be a good bat for me?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 would be a great option with what you are looking for. This bat could be a little big at first for a 13 year old but you will adjust to the -3 weight ratio over time.

Max Expert
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I am 5'8" and weigh 110 lbs. I'm used to swinging a -10, but I'm going into high school. What size should I swing and am I going to feel my swing speed drop by the weight difference?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend going with a 30" or 31" BBCOR bat. Since you are used to swinging a bat with a -10 length-to-weight ratio, the move to a -3 BBCOR bat will be a significant change and could slow down the swing speed initially. However, with time, I think your bat speed will catch up.

Ben Expert
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I purchased this bat for my son and it has a rattle inside the bat, is that normal? Sounds like there are pieces of metal inside the bat that are loose.

Sometimes the end cap glue from the inside of the bat can become loose and cause a rattling noise in the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173

Max Expert
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Is this bat end-loaded or balanced?

This 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) will have a balanced swing feel to it.

Ben Expert
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Is the bat end loaded?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 features a balanced swing weight. It is not end loaded.

Jason Expert
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Is this bat weighted similarly to Old Hickory's Trout model?

The swing weight feel on the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 should be very similar to that of the Old Hickory Trout model.

Cameron Expert
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I'm a 13 year old who is 5'8" and weighs 145 pounds. Which size bat do you think I should have, a 32" or 33"?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend viewing this 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) in the 32"/29 oz size.

Ben Expert
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Is this bat more for a power hitter or a contact hitter?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 could be used by either style of hitter. The one piece design would offer stiffness that would benefit a power hitter, and the well balanced design would benefit a contact hitter.

Logan Expert
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I am 5'2'' 120 lbs and 13 as a freshman in high school. What length and weight would you recommend?

I would suggest a 31'' for the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173

Max Expert
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Does the Omaha 517 or the Rawlings 5150 have a lower swing weight?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 would feature a slightly lighter swing weight than the 2017 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB75.

Logan Expert
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I'm 14, 6 feet 220 lbs. I was wondering if this would be a good bat or is there something better?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 would be a great option for you with the one piece design offering more stiffness that would benefit you at your size.

Logan Expert
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I have a 16 yr old son who weighs 165 pounds and is 5'10", what size bat do you recommend?

I would recommend a 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 in a 32'' but if he feels comfortable could go up an inch to the 33''.

Max Expert
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My son is 5'8" and 180 lbs and 14 yrs old. Which bat would be best, 32 or 33"?

Based of your son's height and weight the best size option would be a 32'' in the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173.

Max Expert
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Is this good for a 13 year old and for high school?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) is a great option for a 13 year old and a high school player.

Carter Expert
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I am 17 years old 5'6 1/4" and 180 lbs, what size bat would be best for me?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173.

Jason Expert
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I am 6 foot 4 and 180 lbs, what size should I get?

I would swing a 34 inch in the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR model. If you have a slower swing speed I would look at dropping down to a 33 inch 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR model.

Max Expert
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My son is 14 and entering high school. He's 6'2" and 145 lbs. Looking for a BBCOR bat recommendation and size.

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 would be a great bat to go with. It is one of our most popular and highest rated BBCOR bats. Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest a 33" size.

Logan Expert
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I am 14 years old, 5'10" and 125 lbs. and was wondering if the Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR baseball bat would be a good bat and what size would be good?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a great bat, one of our most popular and highest rated BBCOR bats. Based on your height and weight, I would suggest a 31" size.

Logan Expert
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I'm 5'8" and weigh 115 and play for our school modified team and intermediate (50-70) and want to know which one of these bats would be the best for me.

Based on your height and weight, I would suggest a 30" 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 if you are required to swing a BBCOR bat.

Logan Expert
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I am a 14 year old who is 5'8" and needs a great BBCOR bat for high school. Do you have any recommendations?

For a player of your height and age, we would strongly recommend getting the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 in a 32 inch model. The Omaha is always a high performing and durable model featuring a one-piece, alloy design with a balanced swing weight.

Cameron Expert
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I am 6 foot and 133 pounds and am 13 years old. Would you recommend a 32.5 or 33?

Based on your height and weight, I would suggest a 32.5" 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173.

Logan Expert
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What is the difference between a 517 and 617 model?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 and 617 are very similar. However, the 617 uses a different alloy which offers a stiffer feel and makes the bat lighter weight.

Tori Expert
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I need to have a -3 bat for my senior league but I need a 32 inch 22 or 23 oz and I can't find one that low of a weight in a -3.

Unfortunately all BBCOR bats like the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 will feature a length to weight ratio of -3. Youth big barrel bats/Senior League Bats will offer the lighter drop weights of -12, -10, -8, and -5 (these are the common ones) with -11 and -9 offered by some companies as well.

Cameron Expert
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Does this bat feature an end-loaded swing or balanced?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a one-piece fully alloy bat with a balanced swing weight design.

Cameron Expert
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What bat is recommended for a 13 year old? He's 5'3" and weighs approximately 110 lbs.

Based on your player's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 in a 30 inch model. Since the player is only 13, we would recommend looking into a -8 model (Senior League Baseball Bat) unless his league requires the use of BBCOR bats.

Cameron Expert
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Weight?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 has a length to weight ratio of -3. For example, a 33 inch bat will weigh 30 ounces. Putting this bat on a scale, the 32 inch bat will weight roughly 30 ounces.

Cameron Expert
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My son is a high school senior. He is 6'0" tall and weighs around 185 lbs. What size do you recommend for the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR bat (BBO5173)?

Based on your players height and weight, we suggest a 33" model of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173.

Jason Expert
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Does this bat say on it that it is approved for Little League? My son is 13 and plays on a youth team but they have that requirement for bats.

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a BBCOR certified bat featuring a 2 5/8" barrel diameter, so it would not say that it is approved for Little League on the bat. You would be looking for a 2 1/4" barrel diameter.

Logan Expert
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I'm 6'2" and I'm 140 and 15 years old. Do you recommend a 33-30 or 32.5-29.5? I have a 32 and a 34 inch bat but the 34 is too big. What do you recommend?

Based on your height and weight I would recommend the 32.5"/29.5 ounce 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173).

Carter Expert
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How does the Omaha 517 BBCOR compare to the Exogrid 3 BBCOR?

This 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) and the Exogrid 3 are pretty similar bats. Both are essentially one-piece bats with an alloy construction. However, the Exogrid differs as it has composite inserts in the handle to bring the swing weight down a little. However, at contact with a ball, both bats will feature the same stiff feel and great performance.

Ben Expert
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What is the difference between this year's model and last year's model?

There isn't much difference between the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 and the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163. It's mostly the same bat, with a slightly different cosmetic scheme on the exterior of the bat, and a slightly larger sweet spot on the 517.

Logan Expert
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I am 5'8" and 160 lbs (junior). I tend to be more of a gap hitter than a power hitter. Would this bat be the best fit for me out of the Louisville 2017 lineup?

If you are wanting a balanced swinging bat as a gap hitter, then yes, I would recommend this 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173). It has a pretty balanced swing feel and one-piece, all-alloy design that has been very popular.

Ben Expert
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Which bat has a bigger sweet spot, the 2017 VELO or the Louisville Slugger 517?

Both the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 and the Rawlings VELO are one-piece alloy bats with balanced swing weights. Although the sweet spots are not the same on these two bats there is not going to be a significant difference between the two and, as such, both would be great options to consider.

Cameron Expert
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What bat would have better performance between the 617 and the 517?

You're really going to get the same performance out of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 and the 617, but the 617 will feel more balanced with a lighter swing weight.

Logan Expert
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I am a 13 year old baseball player who uses a 2016 Rawlings VELO. Kids have told me about Louisville Slugger and said I should get one. I told my dad I either want a 517 or a 617 but I was wondering which one was actually better.

The 617 would be a bit more balanced than the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173, but performance would be comparable between the two. If you were looking for something balanced like the Velo, I would go with the 617.

Logan Expert
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My son is 11, weighs 88 lbs. and is 4 foot 9. He wants a 30 inch Louisville Slugger. What do you recommend?

Based on your son's height and weight I would advise going with the 30" size for the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173.

Sean Expert
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My son is 14 and has been swinging a 32" -11 composite bat. He's getting ready to turn 15 and starting his freshman year of baseball. With him having to go to a BBCOR bat what size would you recommend if he's 130 lbs and 5'7"?

Based on your sons height and weight I would recommend a 31"/28 ounce 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) for him.

Carter Expert
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Is this bat end heavy? And is it good for a power hitter? I have the Easton MAKO and its too balanced for me that I'm starting to not like it. I'm 230 pounds and 6'0" senior so I'm trying to find something that will make my last year in high school a blast.

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a balanced bat, but would offer more stiffness than the MAKO due to it's one piece design. We do have the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 End Loaded BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163H in a 34" size if that interests you.

Logan Expert
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Is this bat balanced like the Omaha 516?

Yes, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 features a balanced swing weight similar to the Omaha 516.

Jason Expert
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My son is 6'2" and weighs 205. What bat size is good for him?

Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 in a 34" 31oz size.

Logan Expert
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Is it a big barrel?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 features a 2 5/8" barrel diameter as it is a BBCOR model. A BBCOR bat is what all high school and college players have to use and the standard barrel diameter is 2 5/8".

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat good for power hitters? How much pop does it have?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a one-piece alloy bat with a balanced swing weight making it a good option for both contact and power hitter alike. As for the amount of pop, this is not something that is quantifiable but consumers rate this bat highly from a performance and durability standpoint.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 15 years old and is 5'7" & weighs 190 pounds. What bat size do you recommend for him?

Based on his height and weight, I would suggest a 33" model of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173.

Jason Expert
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My son is a freshman in high school. He is 5'7" tall and weighs 160 lbs. What model would you recommend for the 517?

We would recommend a 32" bat for someone about his size, give or take 1".

Kyle J. Expert
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Is this bat's weight balanced or end loaded? I am looking at getting my son the 31 inch 28 oz drop 3 size bat and want to know if this bat would fit his body size. He is about 5'5" and 105 pounds.

The Omaha 517 is a very well balanced bat.

Kyle J. Expert
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My son is 15 years old and is 5'9" & weighs 200 pounds. What bat size do you recommend for him?

Based on your player's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 in a 33 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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Does this bat outperform the Louisville Slugger Assault?

The Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat BBO5173 is the model that replaced the Louisville Slugger Assault. They both are a one-piece all alloy design with a balanced swing weight. The Omaha 517 features Louisville Slugger's newest ST 7U1+ Alloy which will provide a larger sweet spot compared to the Assault model.

John Expert
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How would this bat compare to last years 516 model? Is there any difference between the two bats?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 features a newer alloy and a bigger sweet spot than that of the 2016 model.

Logan Expert
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My son is 13, 5'6" and weighs 154 pounds. What size bat should we be looking at?

Based on his height and weight, we would suggest the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 in a 32" 29oz. size.

Logan Expert
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How is the 517 Louisville Slugger Omaha on your hands? My son hates to use a bat that stings his hands when he hits. Also, I have noticed some of the players on our high school team using a smaller bat than what they would normally use because they feel with a smaller/lighter bat they can achieve a faster swing, which in turn helps them a little bit since they are having to use these BBCOR bats. What is your opinion?

Since the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a one-piece bat, there is a high possibility of sting or vibration. As far as the size of the bat, we suggest using the largest bat that you can control. The more mass you can put behind the ball, the more power you can transfer through the ball.

Logan Expert
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I am considering this bat, but am interested in how it compares to the LS 916 bat?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a one-piece alloy construction, whereas the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 is a three-piece composite design. The 916 will have more flex in the swing than the 517 because of the three-piece construction.

Linsey Expert
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My son is 13 yrs old and weighs 102 lbs, height is 5'4". What size bat does he need?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 in a 29 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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I am interested in purchasing this bat. I am 5'10" and 130 lbs (10th grade). I currently swing a 32". Would you recommend the 32.5" or 33"?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend a 32.5" option of this 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) over a 33" option.

Ben Expert
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Having trouble deciding between the 517 and 617? What's your opinion?

Both the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 and the LS Solo 617 are good bats to consider for a power hitter. The Solo 617 has a different balanced swing weight feel compared to the Omaha 517 and might be a better fit for some.

Cameron Expert
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Which bat would be better for a home run type of guy? This or the 917?

Both the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 and the 917 could be used by a power hitter and really comes down to personal preference based on balanced feel of the two bats, whether one likes the sound and feel of composite or alloy and the one-piece or two-piece construction. A one-piece bat will not flex as much and could offer slightly more pop.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 5'4" and approx 110 lbs. Do you think that a size 32 drop 3 would work well knowing that he is hitting his growth spurt?

Based on his size right now, we would suggest the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 in the 29" 26oz size if he needs the BBCOR certification. However, if you believe he could grow a couple inches and 15-20 lbs rather quickly, the 30" or 31" options wouldn't be too far away for him.

Logan Expert
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Would this bat be relatable to a 271 turn?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 will be different than a 271 turn model in the respect to barrel size ( 2 5/8" compared to 2 1/2" for 271 turn model). The handle diameter and weight distribution will be similar though.

Cameron Expert
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Is this going to a be a stiff flex or a regular flex bat?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a one-piece all alloy construction, so the swing would be more stiff than a two-piece design.

Linsey Expert
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Does this bat have the same 30 day return policy as the 2016 version if unsatisfied?

Unfortunately, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 does not come with the 30 day trial period like the 2016 model does.

Cooper Expert
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How does this bat compare to the DeMarini Voodoo One?

These bats both compare very similar to each other. Both are one-piece, alloy models and both will have very good performance. The main difference is that the Louisville Slugger comes with a custom Lizard Skin grip while the DeMarini Voodoo One will come with a more standard DeMarini grip.

Kyle J. Expert
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Would this bat be for a contact hitter or a power hitter?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) would be a great option for both contact and power hitters. But it is a one pice design and typically power hitters prefer one piece designs.

Carter Expert
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Does this bat have to be broken in, or is it ready for game play?

No, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 does not need to be broken in before game use. Then only bats that will have to be broken in are fully composite bats.

Cooper Expert
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Is the Omaha 517 better than the Solo 617?

It is really going to be personal preference. The 2017 Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBSO6173) is going to have the Lowest MOI & Fastest Swing Speed In Louisville Slugger BBCOR Line. But both are very good bats and whether someone preferred one over the other would be up to personal preference.

Carter Expert
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What is difference between the 516 and 517?

This 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) will be different from the Omaha 516 because of the new ST 7U1+ alloy material that allows for a big sweet spot and a stiffer feel at contact. As well, for this 2017 Omaha 517, Slugger will cease using the Flexband technology that helped keep older models of the bat within the requirements set forth by BBCOR certification.

Ben Expert
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Is the Omaha or the MAKO BEAST better?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) and the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) are going to be very different bats. The Omaha is a one piece aluminum bat while the Mako Beast is a two piece composite bat. Power hitters typically tend to prefer the one piece bats while contact hitters tend to prefer two piece bats. Both bats have been highly rated throughout the years and you really cannot go wrong either way.

Carter Expert
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Does this bat have good durability?

Yes, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 features a ST 7U1+ Alloy which is very durable.

Sean Expert
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My son is 14 yrs old and in 8th grade. He currently using the 30 in, 21oz.-9, 2 5/8 barrel Louisville Slugger Vapor SLVA159. He is transitioning to the next level. He is 5' and 90 lbs. Is the 30 in, -3 the right size for this change? Is there other options?

Based off of his current height and weight we recommend either a 29" or a 30". I think if he is currently using a 30" then I would stick with that but I would not recommend going up since he is already making a big jump in size from a -9 to a -3.

Cooper Expert
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How many balls does the Omaha 517 need to break in?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) is an aluminum baseball bat and will be hot right out of the wrapper. It does not need any break in.

Carter Expert
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Is this bat balanced or end loaded?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is a balanced bat.

Marcus Expert
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What is the difference in this and the 2016 Rawlings Velo?

Both the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 and the 2016 Rawlings VELO are well-balanced alloy bats. The biggest difference between the two is that the VELO features a composite end cap, giving it a slightly lower M.O.I. and swing weight.

Marcus Expert
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This bat can be used in high school, correct?

Yes, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 is BBCOR certified and it is approved for play in high school.

Jason Expert
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I have the 2016 and love it. What is the 2017 tech detail, feel and swing weight difference?

The new 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBO5173) and the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 Senior League Baseball Bat (SLO5160) are going to be extremely similar with only minor differences. The most noticeable difference is going to be on the 2017 version it has the New ST 7U1+ Aluminum. This is going to make it a little bit more durable than the 2016 model, and offer a little bit larger sweet spot. Another minor difference will be the 2017 version has a 31/32 Inch Standard Handle while the 2016 has a 7/8 Inch Tapered Handle.

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146378 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 5'6" and weighs 162 lbs. He's a power hitter currently swinging a 34" wood bat in intermediate 50/70. What size BBCOR do you recommend?

Based on your son's height and weight we would recommend getting the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 in a 33 inch model. If he feels comfortable using a 34 inch wood bat then there is certainly nothing wrong using that same size in a BBCOR model.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 13, is 5'8" tall and 135 pounds. What length bat do you recommend?

We would recommend a 31" length for your height and weight.

Kyle J. Expert
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We just got a CAT 6 drop 3. It came with the "Marucci" name written in grey. What's the difference between the red and grey Marucci?

There is no difference other than the color of the lettering. They are the same bat otherwise.

Kyle J. Expert
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I'm 5'11" tall and 140 pounds. What size would you recommend?

We would recommend a 32" length for your height and weight.

Kyle J. Expert
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Why is the CAT 6 design different? It has grey marucci instead of red and has red rings around the cat 6 logo on barrel. Will the original design come back?

The color scheme on the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 was changed in the last batch we received from Marucci. Is is just a color scheme change and nothing else is different with the bat. As far as we know, this is the only color scheme we will have from now on.

Tori Expert
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If I couldn't decide between CAT 6 and CAT 7, could I just order both, feel them and return one of them? If so, could I hit the balls but keep the barrel clean?

Both the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 and CAT 7 BBCOR bats are top of the line BBCOR models. Marucci changed up the alloy being used in the CAT 7 models giving this bat a slight edge in overall balanced feel. If unsure which one to get, you could essentially order both and take dry swings with them and leave the plastic on the barrel. Unfortunately you would not be able to hit with either, regardless of how clean the barrel is, and then return one or both if not satisfied. Marucci does not offer a trial period of any kind on the CAT lineup of bats and thus we cannot accept back a used bat for an exchange or refund.

Cameron Expert
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I have a 5'9" 204 lb. 13 year old who is playing 14U. Could he use this bat with the new stamp regulations for 2018?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is a BBCOR model, so it can be used in college, high school, the Intermediate, Junior League, and Senior League divisions of Little League baseball; all divisions of Dixie Youth; Babe Ruth; all divisions of PONY; Dizzy Dean; and 14U AABC.

Logan Expert
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I'm 5'9", power contact hitter, what size would be good for me? And are there other bats you would recommend?

Without knowing your weight it would be hard to recommend a size unfortunately. I would most likely recommend a 32"/29 ounce Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614.

Carter Expert
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My son is a high school sophomore, 6'3" and 220 lbs. What size would you recommend (he is fairly big and strong) and are the largest size legal for HS?

Based on your son's height and weight, would recommend getting the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 in either a 33 or 34 inch model; whatever size the player feels more comfortable with.

Cameron Expert
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Is this a .50 BBCOR bat?

Yes, this bat has the .50 BBCOR stamp.

Kyle J. Expert
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Would this be a legal bat for Little League Junior division based on note 2 of the updated bat rules?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is now approved for use in the Junior Division of Little League.

Cameron Expert
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Will you ever get this bat in a 31 in. 28 oz.?

With the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 being a closeout model, we will not be re-stocking any size.

Logan Expert
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Is this CAT 6 stamped USA approved?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 will feature the BBCOR certification only. Marucci does not currently make any USA approved models. As well, there are not going to be any BBCOR models that feature a USA stamp.

Cameron Expert
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Is there a recommended temperature to hit with the CAT 6?

It really isn't ideal to hit with the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 in temperatures below 60 degrees. With that being said, games do have to be played in those temperatures, you would just want to limit the use of a bat as much as possible in that type of weather.

Logan Expert
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Since this bat has the BBCOR label; is it legal for USSSA play in 2018?

Yes, this Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) will be legal for use under USSSA 1.15 restrictions.

Ben Expert
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Would the CAT 6 drop -3 be legal for 2018 season play in Pony or Little League?

Since the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is BBCOR certified it will be legal for play in every division of Pony but only legal in the Senior League division of Little League.

Jason Expert
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Does the 2017 CAT6 have the USSSA stamp?

No, the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is a BBCOR baseball bat and will not feature the USSSA stamp on it.

Carter Expert
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Does this have the USA bat logo on it that is needed this coming season?

No, the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 will not feature a USA stamp on it.

Carter Expert
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How many hits does it usually take to brake in the bat?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is an alloy bat which does not require a break-in period. These bats are “hot out of the wrapper” and can be used in a game right away.

Dan Expert
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Is the CAT 7 worth $100 extra?

I believe that there are some characteristics of the CAT 7 that are improvements over what is offered on the CAT 6 (larger sweet spot and updated alloy on the Cat 7). However, if you wish to save money and still get an excellently rated bat, the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat [MCBC614] is an great option of bat to choose.

Ben Expert
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Do you recommend the Prime 917 or CAT 6 for a big lefty with power?

For a power hitter both the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 and the Prime 917 from LS would be great options. The CAT 6 is a one-piece bat though and this may help increase a player's power potential ever so slightly.

Cameron Expert
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Is this better than the Prime 917 or no?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 has been a well rated bat and would stack up favorably with the LS Prime 917. This bat will differ in that it is a one-piece alloy while the Prime 917 is a two-piece composite.

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat balanced or end loaded?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) has a balanced swing weight.

John Expert
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My grandson is in middle school, he's 5'8" and 120 lbs. What length should he swing for the Cat 6?

Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest a 31" Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614.

Logan Expert
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Is this a drop 3 bat?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is a drop -3. All BBCOR standard bats are drop -3 with 2 5/8" barrel diameters.

Trevor Expert
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I bought my CAT 6 this year and love it, but the plastic piece in the knob fell out. Is there a warranty that covers the bat?

If it has been under 12 months from the purchase of this Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614), then the damage to the knob will be covered by Marucci. You can reach out to Marucci to get a Return Authorization to return the bat for replacement if you are under the year from the purchase. If your original purchase was from JustBats, please call us (866-321-2287) and we can provide specific directions to begin the warranty process with Marucci.

Ben Expert
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My grip tape is starting to wear down on my bat and I love the tape that comes on it. I know its the Marucci tape but do you know what size grip tape comes on this bat when you first get it?

The grip tape on the Cat 6 BBCOR (MCBC614) is of the thicker variety, which is generally tape listed as 1.8mm in diameter if you are looking to buy a third-part replacement.

Kyle J. Expert
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I just got a used Cat 6 from online, it looks well taken care of and was only used for 1 season. Obviously you wouldn't be able to give me a 100% accurate answer, but on average how long do these bats usually last before they start to lose pop and wear down?

Generally, most customers can probably expect 1-3 seasons out of a new bat that they purchase, assuming good care is taken and depending on how often they play/practice each year.

Kyle J. Expert
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How does this bat compare to the Easton Z-Core Speed BBCOR bat?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 and the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Speed BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZS are very similar bats. Both are one piece alloy bats with a well balanced swing weight, so it would come down to player preference on which bat to go with.

Logan Expert
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Is this a drop 3?

Yes, the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is a -3 BBCOR bat.

Jason Expert
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My guy is a young 15, 5'8" 140 lbs. Should we stay with the 32" 29 oz.? Or can we move up to the 33" 30 oz?

Based on your sons height and weight we would recommend sticking with a 32"/29 ounce Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614).

Carter Expert
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Is it okay to hit with the CAT 6 using the yellow cage balls or is it not good for the bat?

I would recommend against using this Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) with yellow cage balls. Those yellow cage balls are denser than regular baseballs and have the ability to damage the barrel of the bat.

Ben Expert
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Is this a balanced bat like Cat 7?

Yes, the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is balanced.

Tori Expert
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I'm 5'3", weigh 117 pounds and I'm 13. I'm stuck on what bat I should get.

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 in a 31 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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I'm 5'9" and weigh 165 but I'm split between what length to get.

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 in a 33 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat as good as other people say and does it have a lot of pop?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is a very good bat and received high marks and praises from those that have used the bat (durability and performance). Pop is always one of personal opinion but most would agree that this bat performs well.

Cameron Expert
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My son is almost 6 foot and about 225 pounds. He is a sophomore on varsity high school team and he hits mostly line drives or warning track power. What would be the best 2016 model year bat?

Based on your players height and weight, we would suggest a 33" model It is tough to say that one bat is really the best out there, but the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is certainly one of the best and would be a great option for your players style.

Jason Expert
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My grandson is 13 yrs old and in middle school. Which bat should I buy and how do I measure him for it?

If your grandson is being required to use BBCOR .50 bats for use in his league, this Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) would be a great bat to consider for use. I would recommend putting his height and weight information into the "Bat Coach" application on our home page (be sure and specify that you are wanting a BBCOR bat). You will be able to get a length suggestion for use.

Ben Expert
133780 Click to show/hide answer

My Cat 6 33" is more than 30 oz. What should I do?

You can send it back to us for a full Refund/Exchange if you would like. Click the "Returns" button on the top right corner of the page for more info. However, a lot of bats will weight slightly more than their listed weight, as manufacturers often weigh them before finishing touches are added such as glue, paint, etc.

Kyle J. Expert
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I ordered about a year ago. I've noticed that it has always been heavy and checked it with someone's CAT 6 and feels way heavier. Can I return it because it has been affecting me quite a bit.

Unfortunately the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 would not be eligible for return if the bat has already been used. If the bat has become defective it would be covered under the manufacturer's warranty if the purchase was within the last 12 months.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 14 and 6'1" 165 lbs, what size of bat should he use for middle school?

If he is required to us a BBCOR certified bat, such as the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614, then I would suggest a 33" 30 oz. size. If he is not required to swing a -3 bat yet, I would suggest a -5, 33" 28 oz.

Logan Expert
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My son is 10 and 4'9" and 75 lbs. What size and weight bat do you recommend for him?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting a 30 inch model. As for the weight to get this will be determined by the weight of their current bat and how well they have been able to swing this bat.

Cameron Expert
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My son is 14 weighs 120lbs and is 5'4". Last year he played with a Demarini 31 drop 8. Would a 33" drop 3 be too big for him right now? Thanks

At his size, if he is required to swing a BBCOR certified bat, I would suggest a smaller size, such as a 31" 28oz Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614.

Logan Expert
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Son is a seventh grader (13) must have a bbcor drop 3. He is 5 ft. 3" and 120 pounds. What bat would you suggest? Thanks

Based on your player's size, we would suggest a 30" BBCOR bat. Unfortunately, there is not any 30" Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 in stock, so I would suggest taking a look at the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 BBCOR.

Logan Expert
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son is a 6'0" 140 pound, high school freshman contact hitter. a 32 or 33" Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR?

Based on your player's height and weight, we would suggest the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 in a 33" model.

Logan Expert
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I bought this bat for a cheap price from someone and when I first used it I hit bombs (seemed like it would be illegal). My friend was surprised at how hard I was hitting the ball. He said that the bat must be illegal. Is this bat really banned from high school and college?

This Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) has not been banned from high school or college play. There may be a possibility that your friend is getting his Marucci CAT bats mixed-up. The 33" and 34" sizes of the CAT *5* (the CAT 6's predecessor) were banned from play back in the 2012 season.

Ben Expert
132336 Click to show/hide answer

Can this bat be used in 11u select baseball?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is a bat better suited for high school and college age players and would more than likely be too heavy for a player participating in 11U.

Cameron Expert
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What's the difference between the Marucci CAT6 and Marucci Elite Limited?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is a one piece full alloy design compared te the Marucci Elite Limited which is a two piece half and half design.

Cooper Expert
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I'm 5'6", 155 lbs and more of a contact hitter. I've been swinging a 31/28, what size should i move up to?

I would recommend moving up to a 32" model if you are wanting to use a longer bat.

Kyle J. Expert
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What's the difference between the Cat 6 and the Cat 7?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) features the AZ3000 alloy. The Marucci CAT 7 features the new AZ4X Alloy and will have a slightly larger sweet spot compared to the CAT 6.

Jake Expert
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I am trying to decide between the cat 6 or the velo 2016 model is there anything that stands out between either of the 2 bats that would them better than the other?

Both the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) and the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) are going to be very similar. I would say that if the loudness of the Velo would bother you to go with the Cat 6. But other than that they are both going to be very similar bats. Both are them also have great reviews. The Marucci Cat 6 is actually a little cheaper right now. That is another thing to keep in mind.

Carter Expert
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Would this bat be a viable option as a cheaper Cat 7?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is a great alternative to the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC7). The Cat 6 was actually one of the highest rated bats ever on JustBats.com and is a great option for a cheaper price.

Carter Expert
128425 Click to show/hide answer

What is BBCOR? Can this bat be used in Pony League?

BBCOR bats are typically used in high school and collegiate play and feature a 2 5/8" barrel diameter with a -3 length to weight ratio. If you are playing in the Colt or Palomino divisions of Pony League, you can use the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614. If you are playing in a younger age group, you will want to use a USSSA certified bat.

Angelique Expert
128005 Click to show/hide answer

Is there a drop 5 version of the CAT 6?

Marucci did not manufacturer the CAT 6 in a drop 5 model.

Cameron Expert
127974 Click to show/hide answer

(1) I'm 13 years old and just about 5'6 and 120 pounds. What size should I be looking for? (2) Also, should I be looking for a drop 5 or BBCOR bat?

(1) Based upon your height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting this Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) in the 31" length. As long as you feel you can handle the 28 oz weight of the 31" option of this bat, I would recommend this Cat 6 in that size. (2) If you are looking to use what will be needed for high school or are already required to swing a BBCOR bat, then I would definitely recommend a BBCOR bat like this CAT 6 (MCBC614). However, if you still need to work up to the BBCOR bats, a -5 model would be best.

Ben Expert
127909 Click to show/hide answer

My son is going into 14U this fall. He is 13.5 years old, 5'4" and 125 lbs. In two years, he will be in high school and has to use a drop 3. Do you recommend going drop 5 and then drop 3 or straight to drop 3? What length do you recommend? I'm looking at the Cat 6/7, but curious how it compares to the Voodoo Raw? Which other bats do you suggest we consider? Do you have a specific recommendation?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting a 31 inch Youth Big Barrel/Senior League bat. The weight of the bat should be 23 ounces if going into 7th grade and 26 ounces if going into 8th grade. This will make the transition easier going into high school and the BBCOR area. As far as the bat to look into, there are many great options currently on the market. The Marucci CAT 6 and CAT 7 will be balanced while the DeMarini Voodoo RAW will be end-loaded. An end-loaded bat like the RAW would be better suited for a power type hitter typically. To select the correct bat, the questions one should ask would be: Do I prefer a balanced or end-loaded bat?, Do I prefer composite or alloy barrels?, and Do I prefer a two-piece or one-piece bat? Once you are able to figure the preference then it becomes much easier to whittle down the field and select the best bat for your needs and personal preferences.

Cameron Expert
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When is the Marucci CAT 7 coming out to the store?

We will begin shipping out pre-book orders for the Marucci CAT 7 on 7/15/16.

Cameron Expert
127739 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'10" and 200 lbs. I am 14 years old and a power hitter. What size bat should I be swinging?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model in the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614.

Jason Expert
127650 Click to show/hide answer

I am about 5'8" and I weigh 150 pounds. Which size bat should I swing?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 32" model in the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614.

Jason Expert
127521 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'6" and I weigh 150 lbs. What size of bat would you recommend for me? I am a power hitter.

Based on your height and weight I would recommend a 32" or 33" Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614).

Jake Expert
127508 Click to show/hide answer

Which is better for a power hitter, a Marucci CAT 6 or a Rip-It Helium bat?

Both the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 and the RIP-IT Helium would be good bats to consider for a power hitter. Would give an edge to the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 as this bat seems to have less durability issues compared to the RIP-IT Helium per customer reviews.

Cameron Expert
127414 Click to show/hide answer

im 13 and i normally swim a 32 28 but would it make a difference to go up to the 32 29?

Typically bats do not come in a 32" 28 oz but if you were to just go up one once it should not make a huge difference. I think you should be able to get away with an extra once. If it feels too heavy for you I would recommend getting an inch shorter.

Carter Expert
127411 Click to show/hide answer

which would be better for a power hitter the Marucci CAT 6 or the Marucci black ops?

Both the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 and the Marucci Black OPS BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBRTBK are great options for power hitters. The Cat 6 has been the more popular option of the two and is the more high end model.

Carter Expert
127400 Click to show/hide answer

im 5'4 130lbs im a power hitter would the Rawlings velo or the Marucci CAT 6 be a better bat for me

Both the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) and the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRV3) are going to be very similar in the fact that they are both one piece alloy bats. Typically one piece bats are preferred by power hitters. Either one of these two bats would be a great option for you.

Carter Expert
127318 Click to show/hide answer

I am considering getting the CAT 6. I am going into high school and need a BBCOR. I am a contact hitter. Is this bat right for me?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is a one-piece fully alloy bat with a balanced swing weight and would be a great option for a contact hitter.

Cameron Expert
126953 Click to show/hide answer

What is the difference of the length in the barrel between a Marucci CAT 6 and new Easton Mako?

The barrel lengths on this Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) and the 2016 MAKO BBCOR (BB16MK) will be pretty similar. I will give the slight edge to the MAKO, but I think that overall the lengths will be pretty similar and that will allow for a similar sized sweet spot on both bats.

Ben Expert
126864 Click to show/hide answer

Does the CAT 6 have a thick handle?

The handle diameter of the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is similar to other BBCOR models. The taper of the grip tape in conjunction with where it meets the knob may be a little thicker but this is an easy fix with an after market grip tape if that is more to the player's liking.

Cameron Expert
126525 Click to show/hide answer

How does this bat compare with a Louisville Slugger. What size bat would you recommend for me? I'm 5'11" and 180 lbs.

Both the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 and the LS Omaha 516 would be comparable bats. Both of these bats are one-piece alloy designed bats with balanced swing weights. The Cat 6 will probably feel slightly more end-loaded when compared to the Omaha 516. Each of these bats have shown good durability. Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 in a 33 inch 30 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
126372 Click to show/hide answer

Would you recommend this bat to a contact hitter looking for a fast swinging bat?

This Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) has a balanced swing weight which will give the bat the ability to be swung very fast by contact hitters.

Ben Expert
126318 Click to show/hide answer

What would be the key differences between this and the Easton Z-Core Speed Whiteout?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 and the Easton Whiteout will be similar in the sense that they are both one-piece fully alloy constructions. The main differences is going to be the cosmetics as well as they features. This CAT 6 is going to feature the anti-vibration knob which helps eliminate sting while the Whiteout features the Z-CORE Internal Technology which provides an extended barrel for a huge sweet spot. Both models are excellent bats that will have their own unique features.

John P. Expert
126249 Click to show/hide answer

I am a 5'6" sophomore. I weigh 115 ponds. What size bat would you recommend I use?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614.

Jason Expert
126219 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'5" and about 180 lbs. What length do you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 in a 32 inch 29 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
126190 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5' 8" and 120 lbs, and a contact hitter. I want a bat I can grow into, is a 32" too big?

Based on your height and weight I think a 32" Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) would be a good option for you if you are looking for something to grow into.

Jake Expert
126188 Click to show/hide answer

Is this a power hitters bat or contact hitter?

Typically power hitters prefer single piece bats rather than two piece bats. This Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is a single piece alloy bat and is typically preferred by power hitters.

Carter Expert
126117 Click to show/hide answer

How much pop does this bat have compared to other high-end bats?

This Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) has received a lot of excellent reviews here at JustBats. Based upon those reviews, I would have to say that the "pop" (performance displayed off this bat) is on the same level as other high-end bats.

Ben Expert
126053 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'2", 105 pounds and I want to get a 32 inch 28 ounce bat that I can grow into. Would that be a fine size? Also, how big is the sweet spot on the CAT 6?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 in a 30 inch 27 ounce model. Going to a 32 inch bat will more than likely be too big and require shortening up on the handle to gain better control of the barrel head. The sweet spot is going to be comparable to other one-piece alloy designed bats with balanced swing weights.

Cameron Expert
126052 Click to show/hide answer

I'm a contact hitter but I'm trying to work on power. I'm deciding between the Cat 6 and the Select 716. I mainly want a bat that has good pop but almost no shock. Which bat would you suggest?

Typically, contact hitters will prefer a balanced bat. Both of these bats are listed as balanced bats but the Select 716 from LS will feel slightly more end-loaded. As for something that will reduce vibration/shock, you will find that a two-piece bat will be better equipped to do this as these bats will flex on impact. For power, there is really not one BBCOR bat that will provide more than another. An end-loaded bat can help increase power slightly but for someone that is more of a contact hitter it may not be the best fit. As for the bat to get, the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614, all things consider, is a better all-around fit.

Cameron Expert
126015 Click to show/hide answer

Is there a required temperature for the CAT 6?

Here at JustBats, we recommend not using the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 in temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

John P. Expert
126000 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'11" and 172 lbs. What size do you recommend?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend a 33" option of this Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614). As long as you feel you can effectively handle the 30 oz weight of the 33" option of the bat, I would recommend that size.

Ben Expert
125986 Click to show/hide answer

About how long does this bat take to be fully broken in?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is a one piece full alloy bat so there is not break in period required. This bat will be ready to use out of the wrapper.

Cooper Expert
125957 Click to show/hide answer

Is this allowed in high school play?

Yes, the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is BBCOR approved so it will be allowed in high school and college play.

John Expert
125895 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'3" and 125 pounds. What size should I swing?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614.

Jason Expert
125814 Click to show/hide answer

What size would I need? I'm 5'8 and I weigh 120 pounds.

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend using a 31" Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614.

John P. Expert
125791 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'4 145 and 13 years old what size should I get (I'm getting a new bat for the season that starts next year )

Based on your height and weight, I would recommend that you swing a 32" length.

Nick Expert
125699 Click to show/hide answer

Would this bat work for a 6'3 220 lbs. power hitter?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is a one-piece aluminum design which would be ideal for a 6'3", 220 pound power hitter.

John P. Expert
125535 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'6" and 130 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614.

Jason Expert
125407 Click to show/hide answer

Which bat is more balanced: CAT 6 or Prime 916?

Both the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 and the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 are balanced bats but would give a slight edge to the Prime 916.

Cameron Expert
125401 Click to show/hide answer

My grandson is a 12 year old power hitter. He is 5'6" and 150 lbs (he will be playing middle school ball next year). Any difference between the Marucci CAT 6 and the VELO for a power hitter?

Based upon your player's height and weight, my general length suggestion for a BBCOR .50 baseball bat would be a 32" option. As long as you feel that your player can handle the 29 oz weight of a 32" BBCOR .50 bat, I would recommend that size for your player. Both of this CAT 6 and the VELO are probably two of the top single-piece, all-alloy bats available on the market right now. As well, both bats display an excellent balanced feel. I would recommend getting this CAT 6 for your power hitter as it has been on the market for almost 2 years now and the consistency of performance that the bat has displayed has been very impressive. I think that your player would like it a lot if you went with this bat.

Ben Expert
125334 Click to show/hide answer

I am a contact hitter looking for a bat that is balanced and has a lot of pop in it. I was deciding between the CAT 6 and the 2016 Rawlings VELO. Which bat do you prefer?

Both the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 and the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 will offer a balanced swing weight and are highly reviewed in the pop category. There really is no bad choice between these two bats, especially for a contact hitter.

John P. Expert
125268 Click to show/hide answer

i just bought the cat 6. and inwas wondering about how many swings do i need to take to break in the bat

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 will come "hot out of the wrapper" and will not require a break-in period.

Nick Expert
125187 Click to show/hide answer

I will be 15 years old in June. I'm 5'8" and weigh 135 lbs. What size bat should I get? I had a CF7 last year.

For your height and weight we recommend a 31" length bat.

Angelique Expert
125156 Click to show/hide answer

Which bat is more balanced: CAT 6 or Select 716?

This Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) will feature the more balanced swing weight in comparison to the Select 716 from Louisville Slugger.

Ben Expert
125096 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'9 - 5'11 and weigh 155 pounds. What size should I use?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend using a 32" Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614.

John P. Expert
124917 Click to show/hide answer

How do I break-in my new bat? Should I take it to the batting cages?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 does not require a break-in period. It is a fully aluminum design and it is hot out of the wrapper. It is best to avoid batting cages that use the yellow dimpled cage balls.

Jason Expert
124856 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'9" and weigh 135 pounds. I am a freshman in high school. What size bat should I use

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 in a 31 inch 28 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
124787 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 6'1 and 240. What size bat should I use?

Based on your height and weight, I would recommend that you swing a 34" length.

Nick Expert
124503 Click to show/hide answer

Is the 33/30 version of this bat legal for high school ball?

Yes, the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 meets all the requirements and it is legal for play in high school.

Jason Expert
124446 Click to show/hide answer

What size do you recommend if I'm a 5'9.5" and 170 lb freshman in high school?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend using a 33" Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614.

John P. Expert
124402 Click to show/hide answer

I am about 6 foot 155 pounds what bat/size would you recommend for me?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 in a 33 inch 30 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
124391 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'10" and about 140 lbs. I narrowed my bat selection down to the 32"/29 oz Marucci CAT 6 and the 31"/28 oz Voodoo RAW. I like the feel of both of them, but don't know which one to pick. How would you decide?

Based upon your height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of going with a BBCOR .50 bat in the 32" length. When deciding between this Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) and the Voodoo RAW, I would make the decision based off the weighting that you prefer most in a bat. If you like a balanced weighting in a bat, I would recommend this CAT 6. However, if you prefer an end-load, go for the Voodoo RAW.

Ben Expert
124364 Click to show/hide answer

Other than the material, how will the ATt 6 compare to the 2015 Easton XL1?

This Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) will differ greatly from an XL1 model. This CAT 6 is a single-piece model and the XL1 is a two-piece model. As well, this CAT 6 comes with a balanced swing weight while the XL1 is end-loaded. There will not be too many things that compare between these two options of bats.

Ben Expert
124312 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 15 and I'm a power hitter. I'm looking for a bat under 300 dollars. What would be a good one for me?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is a one-piece aluminum design that would be ideal for a power hitter.

John P. Expert
124277 Click to show/hide answer

Does the new CAT 6 have the end ring that sometimes needs tapping?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 features a ring-free barrel for maximum performance.

Jason Expert
124171 Click to show/hide answer

Which is better: the CAT 6 or the CF8?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 and the DeMarini CF8 are both great bats to consider; these two bats though are polar opposites in design. The Marucci Cat 6 will be a one-piece fully alloy bat with a balanced swing weight while the DeMarini CF8 will be a two-piece fully composite bat with a balanced swing weight. The CF8 will reduce vibration more and can perform slightly better in warmer weather (70+ degrees Fahrenheit) while the Cat 6 will hold up better in colder weather and can produce slightly more power (being a one-piece bat, it does not flex as much on impact but one will feel more vibration from off-center hits). Composite bats will require a break-in period (CF8) before being game ready while an alloy bat (Cat 6) will be ready to go out of the wrapper. These two bats will sound different as well. The Cat 6 will produce the typically "ping" sound while the CF8 will sound more like a wood bat.

Cameron Expert
124109 Click to show/hide answer

Is the CAT 6 good for power hitters?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is a one-piece alloy construction which is ideal for a power hitter.

John P. Expert
124103 Click to show/hide answer

I am more of a contact hitter, but i was looking for a bat with a little bit more power. I was deciding between the CAT 6 and the DeMarini CF7. Which bat would you recommend for me?

Both this Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) and the CF7 will be balanced swinging bats. However, this CAT 6 does come with a single-piece design. That design allows the bat to be stiff at contact. A lot of times, players that want more power prefer the single-piece bats because they feel that the stiffness at contact allows all their power to be transferred to the ball. My suggestion for you would be this CAT 6.

Ben Expert
123850 Click to show/hide answer

I'm a 5'4" 110 pound freshman in high school. I'm a scrappy base hit kind of hitter and I bat lead-off! Would you recommend this bat? If so, what size?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend using a 30" Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614. I would absolutely recommend this particular Marucci model as it is an extremely popular one-piece, aluminum design with a balanced swing weight.

John P. Expert
123825 Click to show/hide answer

What wood bat turn model would be most like the CAT 6?

The two wood bat turn models that will be most similar to the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 would be the 13 & 243 turn models.

Cameron Expert
123799 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'7" and 139 lbs. What size would you recommend? Would you recommend this bat?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest 32" model in the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614. The CAT 6 is an excellent option for any hitter and it is absolutely recommended.

Jason Expert
123633 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'9" and 130lbs. What size should i get?

Based on your height and weight, I would recommend that you swing a 33" length.

Nick Expert
123451 Click to show/hide answer

I am having a hard time choosing between the new Easton 2016 MAKO and the Marucci CAT 6. Which would be a better bat for me? I am a freshman in high school. I am about 5'8 and 240 pounds. I can be a power hitter but I'm more of a contact guy. Which would be best?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend using a 33" Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614. This CAT 6 is a one-piece alloy design that features a balanced swing weight which would be ideal for someone who is both a power and a contact hitter.

John P. Expert
123364 Click to show/hide answer

I am going to buy a CAT 6 but do not know what size. I am 5'7" and 175 pounds.

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend using a 32" Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614.

John P. Expert
123272 Click to show/hide answer

I am 15 years old, 5'0", and 110 pounds what bat size should I get?

I would suggest a 30" bat length. Unfortunately the smallest size we have in the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is going to be 31". If you want to stick with a 30" I might suggest either the 2016 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBR53) or the 2016 Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB16Z). Both of these bats are similar to the Marucci CAT 6.

Jake Expert
123231 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 12 years old and about 5'0" and 140 lbs. As well, I'm a power hitter. Is the CAT 6 for me?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend this Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) in the 31" length. As long as you can handle the 28 oz weight of the 31" model of this bat, I would recommend that size option for you!

Ben Expert
123087 Click to show/hide answer

Looking to buy a CAT 6 for my grandson for select ball. He is 10 years old, 4'11", and 125 pounds. What size bat would you recommend?

Based upon your grandson's height and weight, I would recommend using a 30" Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614. I would verify that your 10 year old grandson needs a BBCOR baseball bat as these bats are typically meant for high school and collegiate level players.

John P. Expert
123049 Click to show/hide answer

I am a 5'10" 230 pound senior. I'm used to using the 2013 VELO and want to upgrade. Until last year I was more of a power hitter and I'm trying to work on bat speed. Would the CAT 6 be good for me? If so, what size?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is an excellent option for increasing your bat speed. It is extremely balanced and light swinging. Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model.

Jason Expert
122924 Click to show/hide answer

This bat is banned in Indiana and I just bought it and have been using it. Should I call Marucci or no?

The Marucci Cat 5 was added to the banned list back in 2012 in the 33 and 34 inch models. As for the Marucci Cat 6, this bat has not been added to the NCAA banned bat list. We would recommend checking as to why this bat is not allowed.

Cameron Expert
122919 Click to show/hide answer

Will this bat have as much pop as newer bats such as the Demarini Voodoo Raw?

Yes, the Marucci Cat 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 will feature very good pop and will compare well with any bat on the market.

Nick Expert
122792 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 5'7", 130 pounds. What length and weight do you suggest?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of a 31" model of this Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614). As long as your player can handle the 28 oz weight of the 31" length of this bat, that size option should be great for them!

Ben Expert
122775 Click to show/hide answer

I am a 6'3" 155 lb freshman. What size should I use?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend using a 33" Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614.

John P. Expert
122756 Click to show/hide answer

I am a freshman that is 5'8" and 140 lbs. What size should I get?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 32" model in the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614.

Jason Expert
122648 Click to show/hide answer

I am 6'1" 175 lbs. What size of bat should I get?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model in the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614.

Jason Expert
122577 Click to show/hide answer

I'm a 5'6" 160 lbs sophomore. What length do you recommend and when I swing I let go with my top hand will I have problems with that with this bat?

For your height and weight, we recommend a 32" length bat. I don't anticipate this bat causing any issues when you let go with your top hand.

Angelique Expert
122536 Click to show/hide answer

Should I not use this bat when it is below a certain degrees outside? If so, when should I not use it?

We recommend not using your game bat in temperatures below 50 degrees. In temperatures below 50 degrees the ball becomes harder and can cause more stress on the bat which increases the chance of the bat denting or cracking.

John Expert
122345 Click to show/hide answer

My son is a 6'3" high school freshman who weighs 185. What size would you recommend?

Based on your son's height and weight, I would recommend that he swing a 34" bat.

Nick Expert
122267 Click to show/hide answer

Does the bat come with a warranty?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 will feature a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty.

John P. Expert
122037 Click to show/hide answer

I am a 5'2", 105 lb 12 year old that is transitioning to Modified baseball in the spring. Would you recommend the 31 inch 28 ounce CAT 6 Marucci bat?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614.

Jason Expert
121973 Click to show/hide answer

Has the CAT 6 BBCOR been updated for 2016?

This Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) will be the same model released in the fall of 2014 for the 2015 season. No changes have been made to the bat.

Ben Expert
121957 Click to show/hide answer

How big is the barrel?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 has a 2 5/8" barrel diameter.

Marcus Expert
121935 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'10, 130. Should I get the 31in or the 32in. Thanks

Based on your height and weight, I would actually recommend a 33" bat. However, I would recommend using a 32" bat between those two options, if the 33" is too big of a jump in size.

Nick Expert
121825 Click to show/hide answer

Will the 2016 velo swing any differently than the cat six, which is faster, which has a larger sweet spot?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 has optimized barrel wall thickness that allows for faster swing speeds. The 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 features pOp 2.0 technology that creates additional barrel flex and a larger sweet spot.

Angelique Expert
121769 Click to show/hide answer

I am 6' and 170 lbs. What size would you prefer?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model in the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614.

Jason Expert
121478 Click to show/hide answer

I love the Marucci Black ONE . How will this bat be the same & how will this one be different?

Both the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 and the Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCB1 Black will be one-piece alloy designs, with balanced swing weights that will feature AZ3000 alloy. Main difference is the optimized barrel-end wall thickness for faster swing speeds that the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 will feature.

Cameron Expert
121299 Click to show/hide answer

I bought the CAT 6 last year. How do I know if it's still hot? It still hits good but when I hit the handle on the ground it has a dead sound?

We do not recommend hitting the handle of the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 on the ground as that will increase its' chances of becoming defective. If you do think that your bat has become defective, this particular CAT 6 does come with a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty.

John P. Expert
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Is the MCBC614 USSSA approved?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is BBCOR Certified and will not feature the USSSA BPF 1.15 Certification.

John P. Expert
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Difference between 2015 and 2016 BBCOR MODEL (32/29)?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 and the Marucci CAT 5 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCB2 are essentially the same bat. They made cosmetic changes and this would represent the major difference. The alloy material is going to be the same and both will feature their patented anti-vibration technology.

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat good for power hitters?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is a good option for power and contact hitters. The one-piece alloy design with balanced swing weight makes it a good bat regardless of the type of hitter one is. Typically, power hitters will prefer the one-piece design with an end-loaded swing weight.

Cameron Expert
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I'm trying to decide between the Cat 6 and the Rawlings 5150 for this season. I'm a power hitter that also hits gap to gap. I used the Cat 6 last season and loved it as much as any bat I've ever used, but I used the 2013 Rawlings 5150 and loved it as well. Didn't know whether to get the new 5150 and use my old Cat 6 if I didn't like it or if to just get the Cat 6 again.

Both the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 and the 2016 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBR53 are very good bats and similar; both are one-piece alloy designed bats with a balanced swing weight. With that said, if you had success with the Cat 6 we would suggest continuing using that bat.

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat top heavy?

No, the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is a balanced model.

Cooper Expert
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I am 5'8", 150 pound HS Junior. Would you recommend this bat for me? Not a power hitter. If so, what size? 32 in?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is a great bat for someone who is more of a contact hitter. The one-piece alloy design with the balanced swing weight make this bat a great fit. As for the size, we would recommend getting the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 in a 32 inch 29 ounce model based on your height and weight.

Cameron Expert
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My son is a 6'0, 170 pound HS senior. What size bat would you recommend? 33?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 in a 33 inch 30 oz model.

Cameron Expert
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I am 6 foot 1 and 210 pounds but only 13 years old. What size would be recommended?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend using a 33" Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614.

John P Expert
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I'm 5'3 weighing 165. What's better for me, a CAT 6 or an Easton XL series?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 will be a balanced bat while the Easton XL series will feature an end-loaded swing weight. Depending on what you prefer would dictate which bat would be the best for you. Typically, an end-loaded swing weight bat would be best for a power type hitter as the end-loaded swing weight can cause the top hand to drop and cause reduced bat speed through barrel lag.

Cameron Expert
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I am 5'10" and 120lbs. What size Marruci CAT 6 should I get?

Based off of your height and weight I would recommend either a 31" or a 32" in the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614.

Cooper Expert
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What is the barrel size on this Marruci Cat 6?

This Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) will have a 2 5/8" barrel diameter.

Ben Expert
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I'm 5'7 150. I'm unsure whether I should go with a size 31 or 32 in the Cat 6. What would you recommend? Also I'm going from an XL1 which is very end loaded to the Cat 6 which I hear is balanced. Will the Cat 6 feel light compared to the XL1? Thanks

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend going with the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 in a 33 inch 30 oz model. The Cat 6 should feel more balanced and lighter than the XL1 since it was an end-loaded swing weight.

Cameron Expert
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I'm 5'10 185lbs. What size do you recommend for this bat? My current bat is the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum NVS in a 32" and it's beginning to feel a little light. Would this bat have a heavier swing weight if I got it in the same size or should I go up a size?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend using a 33" Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614. Both the Marucci CAT 6 and the DeMarini Vexxum will feature a balanced weight distribution so if you were to get the CAT 6 in the same size it would have a comparable swing weight.

John Expert
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Is there any way to demo this bat by chance?

Unfortunately, here at Just Bats, we do not have the option to demo the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614.

John Expert
119517 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat okay for 11u USSSA?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) would be best suited for someone in high school or college as it will be a drop 3. We would recommend looking into a drop 8 youth big barrel bat such as the Marucci CAT 6 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC68).

Cameron Expert
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Is there any way I could buy this the Cat 6 in a different color or design instead of red?

At this time, the design of the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) only comes in the listed color scheme of white/red.

Cameron Expert
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Is the CAT 6 drop 5 a legal bat for the Babe Ruth 13-15 year old division?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) would be legal for that division of Babe Ruth play.

Patrick Expert
119109 Click to show/hide answer

What year is this model ?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 was released in 2014 but is a 2015 model.

John Expert
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Is this bat as balanced as the Vexxum NVS?

While the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is a balanced model, the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXVXC) would have a bit more balanced feel.

Patrick Expert
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How long is the break-in period and are there any special things I should know?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is fully aluminum and it does not require any break-in time. It is hot right out of the wrapper. It is best for the bat if you avoid using it in the batting cages with the yellow dimpled cage balls.

Jason Expert
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This bat looks like one of the best bats in the market based on it's reviews and all my research. Also, it seems that it's exactly what I'm looking for. Can I trust buying this bat online without feeling and swinging the bat first, or should I go to a local store and look at it myself?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is a great bat if you are looking for a one-piece alloy design with a balanced swing feel. You can go to a local sporting goods store to get a feel for the bat if you wish. With this bat we wouldn't be able to take it back for an exchange or refund if it was used but you could always keep the plastic on the barrel and use tennis balls or whiffle balls to take soft toss or dry swings would work as well.

Cameron Expert
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Is it normal for you to hear a ping sound when hitting the ball?4 Any input would be great. Thank you

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is an alloy bat and will make a "ping" sound on contact so this is a normal sound.

Cameron Expert
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My son is a College player, I want to get him this bat but he is undecided on the size. He is 5'6 weights 180 pounds and he is looking for a lot of bat speed, and he is a power hitter to. What would you recommend? He is facing pitchers at 90-93 fastball which would help the most in that case? Keeping in mind Power and A lot of bat speed! Appreciate your help. Thanks

I would suggest your son use a 33" 30 oz. Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614). A 32" CAT 6 would certainly help bat speed but unless he crowds the plate he may run into plate coverage issues with the smaller length.

Cameron Expert
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Is the Cat 5 legal for Junior?

The 31 inch and 32 inch sizes of the Marucci CAT 5 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB2) are BBCOR certified and would be legal for play. but the 33 inch and 34 inch would not due to previously being recalled. All sizes of the Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) are legal for play.

Patrick Expert
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Which one is better the Cat 6 or Cat 5?

The Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) and the Marucci CAT 5 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB2) will be extremely similar by design. Their would not be a big performance difference between the two.

Patrick Expert
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Does this bat come in a drop 5? And if it does, is it BBCOR approved? If not, what is comparable?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 is produced in a -5 model. That bat is the MSBC65, and you can find it here: http://goo.gl/AQlvXw. However, one of the requirements for a bat to become BBCOR Certified is that it cannot have a length to weight ratio greater than -3. So, no -5 models are BBCOR certified.

Mac Expert
116481 Click to show/hide answer

I was wondering if I could use the bat in 13u tournaments?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) has BBCOR certification which should make it legal for any tournaments at that age but if you are unsure, it would be best to check with a coach or tournament official.

Patrick Expert
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If I am 6 feet tall and weigh 180 pounds, what size bat should I use?

Based on height and weight, we would recommend a 33 inch size of the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614).

Patrick Expert
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What bat would you recommend for someone who is 5 foot 3 and weighs 110 pounds and is a freshman contact hitter that hits towards the top of the line up?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) would be a very nice option for what you are looking for. We would recommend a 30 inch size.

Patrick Expert
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I am 5 foot 8 inches and weigh about 190 pounds. I am a power hitter and I am wondering what size would be good for me? Also, is this bat suitable for a power hitter? Is another model more suitable?

This 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) would definitely be a suitable option for a power hitter and should work well. Based on height and weight, we would recommend a 32 inch size.

Patrick Expert
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I'm 5'8" and 130 lbs. What length should I get? If I'm a line drive hitter who hits doubles do you recommend this bat or the Voodoo Overlord?

We would recommend the 31" in the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) for a player with your height and weight. Both the CAT 6 and the DeMarini Voodoo Overlord are high performing models. The CAT 6 will be ideal for you due to the balanced swing weight.

John Expert
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Does it break?

Given the nature of the game, any bat we sell can break in some instances. The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) has above average durability but does have the potential to break given how it is used. That is why there is a 12 month warranty on the product to cover replacement if damage does occur.

Patrick Expert
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I'm 5'6 and weigh 130. Would you recommend a 31" or a 32"?

We would recommend a 31" in the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) for a player with your height and weight.

John Expert
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I am 5 foot 10 inches and 140 pounds. What size bat should I get?

Based on your height and weight I recommend getting the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) in a 32 inch.

Frankie Expert
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I am starting 60/90 in the fall and I need a good size that can last 2 years. As of now im around 5'4" and 120 lbs. What is the best size for me?

Based on your current height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614). However, a 32" model might be better for you if you are looking to get a couple of years out of the bat and want to grow into it.

Jason Expert
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I was wondering what size bat I should use if I am 5 foot 2 inches tall?

What size you would need of the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) would be based off of the combination of both height and weight. If you could provide your weight, we could more accurately size you.

Patrick Expert
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Is the Marucci CAT 6 composite at all, or is it just aluminum?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is fully aluminum and does not feature any composite.

Jason Expert
113659 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'5" and about 120 pounds. What size should I get?

For your size we would suggest a 31" in the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614).

Allison Expert
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Is this bat going to feel lighter or heavier than it really is?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is fairly true to weight. It is balanced so it will have a light swing compared to a bat of the same weight that is more end-loaded.

Patrick Expert
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i am looking for a bat that is similar to the 2014 easton xl3. i want a one piece alluminum bat that is slightly endloaded. is this a bat that suits these needs. if its not can you give me suggested bat that is similar to the 2014 easton xl3

The BBCOR model that would be most similar to the XL3 would be the RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR Baseball Bat (B1403). That bat features the one-piece alloy design as well as the same end loaded swing weight. The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is an excellent bat, however, it is the most balanced bat that Marucci manufactures, so it will not feel end loaded at all.

Tessa Expert
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Do you prefer this bat or the 2015 Rip-It BBCOR AIR Elite?

Both the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) and the 2015 RIP-IT AIR Elite BBCOR Baseball Bat (B1503E) are nice options. The preference would come down to what you personally like between a two-piece design or a one-piece design.

Patrick Expert
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Is it aluminum?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is a one-piece aluminum bat.

Jason Expert
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When can we expect the Cat 7 to come out ?

We do not have any information on the release date of the new Marucci line or if the newer version of the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) will be called the Cat 7. Their new line most likely will release later in the summer but we do not have a set date.

Patrick Expert
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Which bat is better overall: this or the DeMarini CF7?

Both the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) and the DeMarini CF7 are solid choices to go with. Ultimately, it will come down to a few things: alloy vs. composite and also a one-piece vs. a two-piece bat. Alloy bats, like the CAT 6, are best right out of the wrapper. They will not require a break in but performance will taper off the more the bat is used. Composite bats, like the CF7, require a break in before a bat will see its top performance. Once a composite bat is broken in, it will continue to get more responsive over time the more a bat is used. Lastly, a contact hitter will usually prefer a two-piece design because of the flex that it allows. Two-piece bats flex during your swing, causing a whip-like action that helps the head of the bat whip forward at the moment of contact, generating more inertia and power. A power hitter will tend to prefer a one-piece bat because the one-piece design isn't as forgiving as a two-piece. Two-piece bats with a lot of flex can be a bad thing for a power hitter because it can cause loss of bat head control and a late whipping action.

Tessa Expert
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What is the difference between the Marucci CAT 6 and the Marucci Black 2.0. I am a contact hitter.

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is a one-piece all alloy design with a balanced swing weight. The Marucci Black 2.0 is a seamless two-piece design. It will feature an alloy barrel and a composite handle. The Black 2.0 will have a slightly end loaded swing weight. We would recommend the Marucci CAT 6 model for contact hitters because of the well balanced design.

John Expert
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I am a 5'5", 135 baseball player who is looking for a balanced bat. I am using the Marucci Elite bat this year as a senior league bat. Next year we have to go to BBCOR bats only. Which bat would be better for me the Elite or the CAT 6? Also what size of bat?

Both the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC614 and Marucci Elite are solid choices to go with. The Marucci CAT 6 is actually the most balanced bat that Marucci manufactures, so if you wanting the more balanced of the two, it would be the CAT 6. Given your height and weight, we recommend a 31" bat.

Tessa Expert
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I am a college baseball player who uses the Marucci Cat 6 during the spring season, but am looking for a wood bat that will swing similar to it for a wood bat summer league. What would be some turn models that would be comparable options?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is the most balanced bat that Marucci manufactures. If you are looking for a wood bat that would feature a similarly balanced feel, we recommend looking at any bat that has a 110 turn. The 110 turn has the most balanced swing weight of the standard turn models. This is a great option for a player who is new to wood bats and helps ease the transition from a BBCOR model. The thick handle also adds to the bat’s durability. The 110 turn is a very popular choice among contact hitters who are looking for more bat speed through the hitting zone.

Tessa Expert
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Hello, I am 5' 8" and about 135 pounds. My current voodo overlord has great pop, but it is a little to end loaded for me. Would this bat help me get the barrel through the zone quicker. If so what would be a good size.

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) does have a more balanced swing weight, however the stiffness of the one piece model can slow your swing down. We would recommend a balanced hybrid model such as the Marucci Black BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBB14) in a 32" 29 oz. model.

Joe Expert
112043 Click to show/hide answer

A lot of my friends on my baseball team said that the Cat 6 is banned from play. Is this true?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is not banned from play in any organizations. A previous model of the Cat 5, commonly referred to as the Cat 5 squared had the 33" and 34" models banned from play, as the exit velocity of the ball exceeded the legal limits set in place by the NFHS.

Joe Expert
111727 Click to show/hide answer

Is it a big barrel?

All BBCOR bats feature a 2 5/8" barrel diameter, so the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is a big barrel model.

Joe Expert
111661 Click to show/hide answer

I'm a contact/power hitter. Do you suggest the 2015 Easton XL1 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB15X1), or the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614)? What size? I am 5'11, 175 lbs.

We would recommend a 33-34" model based on your height and weight. The Marucci Cat 6 would be a better fit if you are a contact hitter because it is more balanced. The Easton XL1 would be a better fit for a power hitter because it is more end loaded.

Damon Expert
111514 Click to show/hide answer

What are the differences between this bat and the Rawlings Select 715?

Rawlings does not make a Select 715 bat. If you are referring to the 2015 Louisville Slugger Select 715 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBS7153), the difference would be the design. The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is a single-piece alloy material bat with a balanced swing weight while the Select 715 is a two-piece hybrid design with a composite handle and alloy barrel and a slightly end-loaded feel. They are very different by design in terms of feel.

Patrick Expert
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Would you consider this bat to be the best on the market or something else?

There are many good bats available from many different manufacturers. It would not be that one bat stands out as the very best. The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is a great design and good performing bat that gets excellent reviews. In the single-piece alloy category, it is one of the best options available.

Patrick Expert
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What is the difference between this bat and the Marucci Black?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is a one-piece alloy with a balanced swing weight. The Marucci Black is a two-piece hybrid with an alloy barrel and composite handle. The Marucci Black also features a slightly end loaded swing weight.

Jason Expert
109363 Click to show/hide answer

Is the Marucci Cat 6 bat a composite bat? Does it need to be broken in?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is going to be a one piece alloy bat that will not require a break in period.

Frankie Expert
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I am in 8th grade and in a league that we use BBCOR bats. I have been using a Demarini CF5, but am looking to get a new bat. One of the features I prefer in a bat is that it is balanced and not end-loaded, being a contact hitter. Would a bat such as the CAT 6 be a good choice, or any other suggestions?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is a one piece alloy bat with a balanced swing weight. It is one of the more popular BBCOR bats and would be a good option for any hitter. It is going to have a stiffer flex than your two piece composite DeMarini CF5.

Tom Expert
109338 Click to show/hide answer

Is the Marucci CAT 6 similar to the Louisville Slugger Omaha 515?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) and the Louisville Slugger Omaha 515 are very similar bats. They are both one piece alloy bats with balanced swing weights. The CAT 6 has slightly better anti-vibration technology.

Tom Expert
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Does this bat or the new 5150 have more pop? Which one has a bigger sweet spot?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is a one piece alloy bat that features a balanced swing weight similar to the Rawlings 5150. Both bats are regulated under the BBCOR .50 regulations so they will have very similar performance. Also, both bats' sweet spots are very comparable.

Tom Expert
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I am 5'7" and 170 lbs. I am a utility hitter. What would you recommend?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) has a one-piece design with a balanced swing weight, which is ideal for any type of hitter. The balanced swing weight is great for increasing bat speed and contact. Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model.

Jason Expert
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I'm 6'1" and 160 pounds. What bat would you recommend in the 32" 29 oz. size?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) would be a fantastic choice. It is the most balanced bat that Marucci makes, so it will be a great choice to work on bat speed and bat control.

Tessa Expert
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Is this or the CAT 5 illegal in high school baseball? I am 5 foot 9 and weigh 195 pounds and my uncle told me to stick with a 32 inch since that is all I have swung before. How does the balance and swing feel compared to a Marucci Team bat which is my old bat?

The Marucci CAT 5 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB2) was ruled illegal in the 33 inc or 34 inch size. The 32 inch would still be legal. The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is legal in all sizes and would be similarly balanced to the Marucci Team BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBT) but should have a bit better sting and vibration protection. Based on your height and weight, I would say a 32 inch would be a good fit for you.

Patrick Expert
108914 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5 foot 11 inches and 195 pounds, what would you guys recommend? What are your bat recommendations?

Based on your height and weight I would recommend the 33 inch 30 ounce. If you are a contact hitter the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) would be great choice. If you are a power hitter I would take a look at the Easton XL series or the DeMarini Voodoo Overlord.

Frankie Expert
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I'm 5'5" and 120 lbs. Would you recommend the CAT 6 or the CF7?

For a player of your size, our bat coach would recommend the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) in a 30" 27 oz. model. This model features a one piece full alloy design with a balanced swing weight. The 2015 DeMarini CF7 BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCFC) would be an excellent option as well. It features a two piece full composite design with an extremely balanced design. Either model would be ideal for a contact to gap hitter, or a younger player using a BBCOR model.

Joe Expert
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I am 5'9" and 185 lbs. What size bat should I get?

For a player of your size, our bat coach would recommend the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) in a 33" 30 oz. model.

Joe Expert
108635 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 6 foot 1 (73 inches) and 190 LBS, and am currently using a 33/30 2014 Marucci Black BBCOR. Your sizing chart reccomends a 34/31 for someone of my height and weight. I have never used a bat larger than 33/30. How does the swing weight differ from the Black (Would I be able to swing the 34/31 as fast as I do the 33/30 Black)? Should I stick with the 33/30 or step up to the 34/31?

Our sizing chart only gives an average and doesn't take into consideration player preferences. If you were swinging a 33"/30 oz. bat well, you don't have to force yourself to use a 34"/31 oz. model of the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614)

Chinyere Expert
108519 Click to show/hide answer

My friend swings a 2013 Omaha that I really like. My old bat is a CF5. I always felt like I couldn't locate the barrel. Would this bat feel more like that Omaha, or would the new Omaha be better? I'm a gap to gap hitter.

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) would be very comparable to the Louisville Slugger Omaha 515. Both models feature a balanced, one-piece, fully alloy design. The CAT 6 is actually the most balanced bat that Marucci manufactures, so if you wanted to go with a model that would be great for a gap hitter, this would be a fantastic choice.

Tessa Expert
108486 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat end loaded? I'm 5'7" and 175 pounds. What size bat should I get?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is a balanced design. For a player with your height and weight we would recommend a 32".

John Expert
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I have a 33" DeMarini M2M right now, and I am considering the CAT 6. I felt that the M2M had too heavy of a swing for me. Will this bat have a lighter feel?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is the most balanced bat that Marucci manufactures. The DeMarini M2M actually featured an end loaded swing weight, so this CAT 6 will definitely have a lighter feel compared to the M2M. This would be a great choice to work on bat speed and bat control.

Tessa Expert
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My son is 14 years old, 5'10" and 120 lbs. What size does he need?

For a player of his size, our bat coach would recommend the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) in a 32" 29 oz. model. The 33" 30 oz. model would likely be too large for him.

Joe Expert
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Is the CAT 6 better than the 2015 OVERLORD?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) features a one piece full alloy design with a balanced swing weight. The 2015 DeMarini Voodoo OVERLORD FT BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXVDC) will feature a two piece hybrid design with a composite handle and an alloy barrel. Additionally, it offers an end loaded swing weight. We would recommend either model for a gap to power hitter. Both bats offer vibration reduction technology to help reduce hand sting.

Joe Expert
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Is the CAT 6 higher performing than the VELO?

Both the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) and the 2015 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRVB) feature a one-piece fully alloy design with an extremely balanced swing weight. They also feature vibration reduction technology to reduce hand sting on mishits. The performance of the bats will be very similar.

Joe Expert
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Which is better, the BBCOR CAT 6 or the BBCOR VELO?

Both bats are similar to each other. The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) and the 2015 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRVB ) are one-piece aluminum bats, so they will have a similar feel. However, the CAT 6 seems to not only be a more popular bat, but it has more technology incorporated, such as the anti-vibration knob to help eliminate sting.

Chinyere Expert
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Is there a significant difference between the CAT 5 and CAT 6 other than color?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR (MCBC614) is going to be very similar to the older CAT 5 model in terms of construction and performance. Marucci has acquired a patented new anti-vibration technology for the CAT 6. This study on this technology has found that the vibration dampening rate on the CAT 6 is 5.6 times higher than the next competitor.

Liz Expert
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Would the Marucci Black or the CAT 6 be better for a power hitter? I have a good swing speed and like end loaded bats.

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) features a one piece full alloy design with a balanced swing weight. The Marucci Black BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBB14) features a two piece hybrid with a composite handle and an alloy barrel. The Black does offer an end loaded swing weight. If you prefer an end loaded model, between these two, you would want the Black.

Joe Expert
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I know that I need a 32 inch 29 ounce BBCOR bat. I am 5 foot 5 and a contact hitter. I do not like a top heavy bat. What is a better bat for me? The Marucci CAT 6 or the new DeMarini Voodoo?

Between those two bats, I would go with the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) if you do not like a top-heavy or end-loaded feel. The 2015 DeMarini Voodoo OVERLORD FT BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXVDC) is an end-loaded design.

Patrick Expert
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Which bat is better, the Easton S3Z ZCORE or the Marucci CAT 6?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is great for power and contact hitters. It will have the same balanced swing feel like the S3Z. They both have great pop.

Brandon Expert
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I'm a power hitter and I use a 32/29 BBCOR. Would the Marucci Black or the CAT 6 be better for a power hitter? I have a good swing speed and like top heavy bats.

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) would be more balanced compared to the Black BBCOR. If you like a more top heavy bat, go with the Marucci Black. Both will be very high performing and have great pop.

Brandon Expert
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The Marucci CAT 6 or the Easton XL3, which do you think will be better for a power hitter?

Either the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) or the Easton XL3 would be a good option for a power hitter. The only difference in the two bats is that the CAT 6 features a balanced swing weight and the XL3 features an end loaded swing weight and extended barrel.

Tom Expert
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What bat is better overall, this or the 2015 Rawlings 5150? I am a contact hitter

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) and the 2015 Rawlings 5150 Baseball Bat BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB5150) share many similar design features that make them compare very closely. Both are nice options and preference would really come down to brand and style preference rather than one being completely better than another. The CAT 6 has slightly better vibration eliminating technology.

Tom Expert
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Is the Marucci Cat 6 banned from high school?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is a BBCOR certified bat and therefore legal for play in high school.

Joe Expert
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On this bat one of the customers reviewed this bat saying that , "It says its balanced but its a bit top heavy." Is the Marucci Cat 6 a little end loaded as that customer reviewed or is it balanced as advertised?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is going to be a light and balanced bat.

Allison Expert
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Is this the best bat on the market for a power hitter?

The balanced swing weight of the 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) is typically favored by contact hitters, since it is easier to work on bat speed and bat control with a balanced bat. Typically, power hitters will prefer an end loaded bat that will take advantage if their fast bat speed and strength. The one-piece design of the CAT 6 is complimentary to power hitting though, since power hitters tend to prefer one-piece bats. This is because the one-piece design isn't as forgiving as a two-piece. Two-piece bats with a lot of flex can be a bad thing for a power hitter because it can cause loss of bat head control and a late whipping action.

Tessa Expert
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What is the CAT 6's grip size? What size bat does a 6'4", 165 lb player need?

The 2015 Marucci CAT 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC614) does have a fairly thick taper on the grip, which keeps your lower hand from chafing on the knob. For a player of that size, our bat coach would recommend a 34" 31 oz. model.

Joe