Pros: Anti-Vibration knob, Hot out of the wrapper.
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Pros: Anti-Vibration knob, Hot out of the wrapper.
Pros: Switched my son from a Mako to this Marucci for 11U travel and what a difference! His confidence has already increased significantly. The sweet spot seems larger than the mako and has a lot more pop with less vibration. Every time he's finished in the cages, the other players are trying to get their hands on it. It's worth the money!
Cons: None yet...curious how the 3/4 will hold up after a few games but so far, no CONS at all. Great product...very happy.
Pros: Great feel. Big sweet spot. Lots of pop. Looks cool and makes a great sound. My 11 yo went from Rec/All-Stars to travel and wanted a big barrel. This has a great weight on the swing and the transition to a heavier bat was seamless. Hit his first ever homerun (dead center) in his 3rd time up. It has become very popular with his teammates too.
Cons: None yet
Pros: price already dropped from poor sales
Cons: tiny barell bad size translation price already dropped from bad sales do your self a favor and get the posey the barell was an inch and a quarter longer at its max point
Pros: AV2 knob
Cons: Barrel is a little shorter than the Posey. However the AV2 knob is the whole reason to buy this bat. My son used his Posey and dealt with the hand sting all last season. After this tournament with the Cat 7 I asked if he had any desire to use his Posey again and he said no. He stated the Cat 7 didn't sting his hands once. As for the negative comments about barrel length, the Posey isn't exactly the longest barrel either. If your looking for a longer barrel get the HEX connect. If you're looking for a solid bat for a confident hitter this is a great bat to consider.
Pros: My son is 9 yrs old and had a cat 6 and has been a very good bat. The bat has a very good sweet spot. I would recommend very highly.
Cons: none at the moment.
Pros: My son was using a combat 27 -10 and we switch him to Cat 7 and you could tell the immediate difference. The balls fly off this bat and has become a team favorite. So much so that a couple of kids have gone out an purchased these bats for their own.
Pros: AV2 knob Sweet Spot I'm not going to get on here and say this bat made my kid hit big home runs or triples galore. In an honest review, this bat has improved my kids confidence. The sting from his previous Mako and even the 516 are gone. We have probably hit about 800 baseballs with this in practices and he has used in 6 games so far. At no point does he tell me his hands are stinging from hard contact with the ball. This improved confidence has helped him overall improve his avg and slg percentages. He was so worried about the sting from the Mako Beast that he stopped using it. Not with the Cat 7 so far. Marucci has put out some great bats for older and younger leagues but glad this came out now to hit the 9-12u range of kids that just could not swing a -8 or -5 yet or needed a longer bat than a 27. We have the 29/19.
Cons: I dislike white bats-really the only problem so far is being white and showing every stain.
Pros: Bought this for my 10 year old who plays travel ball. Homerun first game used. Multiple other hits to the fence and line drives.
Pros: Light weight , drives the ball farther.
Pros: Good pop. All around great feel and bat.
Cons: Nothing bad.
Pros: It does perform well. My son swings it like it's weightless. He has very quick hands.
Cons: I specifically asked Just Bats was the sweet spot as big as the sweet spot on the Cat 6 and Cat 7 from coach pitch. You can see my question right here online. They said it was comparable/the same. Oh no it is definitely smaller. The bat is too skinny just like the F5. Also the price dropped from $225 to $199 like 2 days after I bought it. But my son still hits deep w this bat. Looking to get a Hex Connect now. A bat w a real sweet spot.
Pros: This bay will not disappoint. Hot out of the wrapper like the old Cat 5. My 11u son put one out 225ft and he is not a big kid barely 90lbs.
Pros: 11U son always prefers 1 piece, but with that comes some sting on occassion. when Cat 7 with the anti-vibration knob came out, we tried it out. Bat diesnâ€™t make the players better hitters, practicing good mechanics and confidence does. in my opinion, this bat allows for both.
Cons: Nothing yet. cannot comment on durability yet, but thatâ€™s why these bats have warranties.
Pros: it feels good it is more of getting a linedrive i love this bat rawlings let me demo it and i love it
Cons: i cant really tell the durability
Pros: I bought the 28/18 for my 7 year old who was swinging a 27/17 Slugger 517. The bat is very balanced with the unique composite end cap and the pop is amazing. The difference in pop from the 517 to this bat is unbelievable. This bat really puts the ball out there when we did the side-by-side comparison and it didn't have anything to do with the additional inch in size. My son loves how loud it is as well. Great bat to bridge kids from the Jr. big barrel to a higher level Sr. league bat. Best aluminum bat I've bought in the last 5 years and with 2 boys, I've bought a lot.
Cons: Sting from this bat on mishit balls is more pronounced than on previous easton and Louisville bats we have owned but not enough to concern. My son didn't like the grip that came on it so we swapped it out with a lizard skin an he is happy now. The grip was good, but is very thick and made it harder for the 7u player with smaller hands to grip. That switch likely contributed to additional sting, but had to do it.
Pros: I got the bbcor version for my younger brother and he had great review and experience, so decided to get my son one as well 28/18 (he is a 7u/8u player). we are a marucci family, loved the cat 6&7 but this bat really put the cat 7 to rest. great balance and pop. rawlings did its thing with this one
Cons: the grip
Pros: My son is a 11u travel player, 5'3" 100 pounds, tall w long arms. He felt more comfortable with the 2 5/8 with the thinker handle for his big hands. Couple of our power hitters went 2 3/4 with the thinner handle. College players at a pro shop/training facility recommended this last year as having the best combination of balance, speed and pop. It's true, the kids love these bats and the performance is really good.
Cons: 1-piece, little sting with mis-hits, not sure on durability let, very stiff but the performance is outweighing the feel for our boys.
Pros: Only had this bat for about two months so it's hard to tell about durability but we just switched from the 2015 "5150" and it was still in great shape, just outgrew it. Really good pop and is really loud when it hits the ball which I feel can startle the defense just a little bit as a bonus. Lol. I use it some to hit grounders and fly balls in practice and it seems well balanced. Already had a couple of parents order one for their players.
Cons: None so far.
Pros: No one in our area has one but my 10 year old grandson. I guarantee I will see more now. He said it immediately felt right in terms of look, grip and swing feel. Used it to practice for 1 week before tournament play. 1st games had great results. Exit velocity seems intense. Comparative cost with other bats of Velo caliber is a plus. I spoke to a vendor who has great knowledge of the bat before the purchase and he said, "Get the Velo for your grandson and he will thank you for it." He already has.
Cons: None yet. Only 2 weeks in. I can't comment on durability although I have not heard that there is a problem.
Pros: very light swing weight. son had been using combat but i wanted to go to alloy. 10u contact hitter. he sisnt all of a sudden start hitting dingers but he started hitting harder hits. went from batting 6&7 to 2nd. for a smaller kid i would definately recommend this. lightest swing weight out there and i tested 12 different bats. love the soundnof a solid hit.
Cons: the barrel doesnt look as long and isnt compared to others. main reason is handle is thicker to get swing weight down. grip isnt as good as others preference wise. put a thick lizard skin on. son hasnt complained about the sting much at all
Pros: my 8 year old just starting using. hits farther than when he had a louiville. great so far, worth the money.
Cons: none yet
Pros: My son likes the bat more than any other bat. Great pop! The weight is spot on at 20.4oz.
Cons: Nothing yet
Pros: good pop and feel
Cons: super loud
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Can you hit with a senior league bat in USSSA league?
You can think of "Senior League" synonymous with USSSA kid pitch bat. Therefore you can use this 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 in any USSSA sanctioned league.
What length/drop should I get for my son who plays 10u travel ball? He is about to turn 10 and is 4'10 and weighs 60lbs. He is swinging a Marucci Cat 7 27/-10 now.
Given your player's specifications, I would recommend either the 29" or 30" option of this 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10. Furthermore, given your player's age, I would not look to move to a -8 option until they are a little bit older and have had a chance to strengthen their swing.
Is this bat weight balanced or end loaded?
The 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 is a balanced bat.
What is true weight on this bat?
The actual weight on the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 is about 1.2 ounces heavier than the listed weight.
I'm trying to decide between the Hex Alloy 2 and this bat. My son is a contact hitter looking for a balanced swing. He's coming from a Rawlings 5150. Which bat would you recommend?
There are two main differences between the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 and the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10. The first is the material used in the barrel. The Cat 7 will utilize AZ4X alloy that will offer increased strength and a higher response rate, while the Hex 2 has AZ105 alloy to allow for thinner barrel walls without any durability sacrifice. The other notable difference is that the Cat 7 will come with an anti-vibration knob to cut down on negative feedback on contact, unlike the Hex 2. Because of these features, I would personally recommend the Cat 7.
How does the 2018 CAT 7 -10 (30"/20 oz) swing compared to the 2017 CAT 7 -8 (28"/20 oz)?
Both the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC7X10) and the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBYC78) will have a balanced swing weight. The main difference between these bats will be the drop weight and that the 2018 CAT 7 -10 will have a 2 3/4" barrel diameter and the 2017 CAT 7 -8 will have a 2 5/8" barrel diameter.
I am looking at this bat for my 10 year old son. The last two reviews about the barrel size have concerned me. How does this bat compare to a Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 with a 2 3/4" barrel (drop 10)?
In terms of barrel length and size, the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC7X10) and 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 Senior League Baseball Bat (SLO516X) are going to be very similar.
My 8 year old is 4'10" and 85lbs. What length bat would you recommend?
I would recommend a 30 inch bat for your player. That would mean 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 in a 30" length will weigh 20 ounces. In my opinion, this option might be slightly too heavy for your 8 year old player. If that is the case, I would consider going down one inch and one ounce to a 29/19.
Which bat would you recommend for a kid looking to hit for more power? The Cat 7 -10 or the Hex Alloy 2 -10? Or will they both provide the same amount of "pop"?
They both should provide very comparable amount of pop and performance.
Does the Buster Posey model have the AV2 knob?
The 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 does feature the AV2 knob but the Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBP28X10 does not.
How do you think this bat compares to the Louisville slugger Solo 618? Which would you recommend?
Both the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 and the Solo 618 will offer you the same one-piece alloy construction. The Cat 7 is going to offer you an AZ4X alloy barrel to provide an extremely high response rate. Furthermore, the newly optimized barrel design has created a sweet spot twice the size of the Cat 6. I think the Cat 7 is a terrific bat and would certainly recommend it.
Does this bat or the Hex Alloy 2 have a longer barrel length?
The portion of barrel on this 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC7X10) that measures out to the full 2 3/4" diameter will be slightly shorter in length on this bat when compared to the portion of barrel that measures out to the full 2 3/4" diameter on the Hex Alloy 2.
What is main difference in this bat and the hex alloy 2? Which one is better?
The 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 and the 2018 Marucci Hex Alloy 2 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHA2X10 differ in two distinct ways. The first is that the Cat 7 has an AV2 knob to reduce negative feedback on contact. The second is that the Hex Alloy 2 utilizes AZ105 alloy to thin the walls for better performance without sacrificing durability, while the Cat 7 uses AZ4X alloy to increase both strength and response rate. I would not say one is better than the other, rather it comes down to what you/your player's priorities are with in a bat.
What's the difference in this bat and the F5 besides price?
The Marucci Cat 7 has better barrel optimization for a large sweet spot as well as an anti-vibration handle design that the F5 will not.
I understand this bat is made for kid pitch. Would there be any worry about using this bat for coach pitch also?
The 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 could be used in coach and kid pitch leagues with no worries.
Does this bat have the AV2 knob?
This 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC7X10) does feature the AV2 knob that delivers a smooth feel on the bat with less negative feedback on miss-hits.
What are the differences if any between this bat, the Posey metal bat and the 2016 green Hex alloy?
The cosmetics will be the biggest difference in all three models. All three bats will feature one-piece alloy designs with balanced swing weights. The AZ4X alloy offers increased strength with a higher response rate in all three models.
If my 8 year old son currently has the 2017 CAT 7 that is 27"/17 oz with a 2 3/4 barrel would this be the equivalent in moving him up one inch in length?
The 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 is the most equivalent model to what your player has been using most recently. The main difference is this bat is designed for kid pitch leagues with higher velocity.
My son plays travel 11u and currently using a MAKO 30/20. I'm interested in the CAT 7 however he plays with a 2 5/8 barrel. Looks like Marucci only makes the CAT 7 in 30/20 2 3/4. Thoughts on the size difference? Does it really matter to stick with the 5/8 or ok in your opinion to switch up the the 3/4?
The 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 is a limited release Marucci has done for the -10 length to weight ratio and unfortunately it will only be available in 2 3/4" barrels. For an 11U player there is nothing wrong with using a 2 3/4" barrel. This barrel size typically allows for better performance but does sometimes show lower durability.
What is the difference between the Marucci CAT 7 -10 vs the Marucci MSBHA2X10? My son is playing 9U. Also, what weight of bat do you recommend? He is about 72 pounds. Last season he played with the green Hex Alloy 29/19.
The 2018 Marucci Hex Alloy 2 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHA2X10 features a newer alloy that allows for thinner barrel walls resulting in better performance. The 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 features the AV2 knob for less vibration and negative feedback than a traditional one piece alloy bat would allow. At his age and size, I would suggest sticking with the 29/19 size.
Could you please explain the differences between this bat and Marucci's Posey Pro Metal?
The only difference between the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10 and the Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBP28X10 is the maple wood grain cosmetics featured on the Posey metal model.
Is the length of the barrel and sweet spot as big as the 2017 Cat 7 Junior Big Barrel? I have noticed the 2018 bats such as the F5 are being made with significantly smaller barrels. My hitters need that big sweet spot.
The barrel and sweet spot should be very similar between the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC7X10) and the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (MJBBC7). In terms of durability, if your player is playing kid pitch, you will want to use this Senior League CAT 7 instead of the Junior Big Barrel CAT 7.
For the 27", any difference in the Junior Big Barrel vs this new model?
The inside of the barrel of this 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC7X10) will be designed to withstand the velocities thrown by a kid pitch player (45+ mph). The 27" Junior Big Barrel CAT 7 is only meant for use with coach pitch or machine pitch baseball where the pitch velocity is below 45 mph. The 27" version of this 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBC7X10) should be able to be used with pitch velocities that are above 45 mph.
Got a question about the 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7V10 ? Ask our team of experts, and they will respond within 24 hours.Ask A Question OR
2018 Little League junior. Is this bat legal?
The 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7V10 is not legal for Little League. The 2018 Rawlings VELO -10 USA Baseball Bat: US8V10 is the USA version of this bat and is legal for Little League.
With this bat having a composite end cap, is there a break in period like other composite bats?
Since the barrel of the 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7V10 is made of alloy material it does not require a break in period like composite barrel bats.
Will you offer this bat in a bat pack like the 2 3/4 model?
The 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7V10 is offered in bat packs. You can check them out here: http://www.justbats.com/products/?s=SL7V10
How does this bat compare to the Axe Origin 161F?
The 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat (SL7V10) is a balanced bat, the axe is end loaded. Axe has an ergonomically designed handle to help it feel more natural for gripping. overall, both bats are comparable, but it is hard to say what bat will have higher performance.
Will this bat be legal for Little League in 2018 Intermediate?
Little League will require USA approved bats in 2018, so the 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7V10 will not be legal.
Will this bat be legal for Cal Ripken league in 2018?
The 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7V10 will not be legal for Cal Ripken in 2018. Those bats will not be released until September.
What is the difference between the SL7V10 and the SL7V34? Is it just bat barrel size or is there other differences?
The main difference between the 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7V10 (2 5/8" barrel) and the 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7V34 (2 3/4") would be the barrel size. The 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7V34 will have slightly thinner barrel walls. This will allow the bat to have more pop but can have greater durability issues and best with players 11 and younger.
Is this bat legal in the Little League Intermediate (50/70) Division?
Yes, the 2017 Rawlings VELO Senior League Baseball Bat: SL7V10 is legal for play in Little League Intermediate (50/70). It has a 2 5/8" barrel diameter, an alloy design, and it features the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp.
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