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No longer just known for their wood bats, Marucci introduces another weapon to their alloy arsenal! The CAT 5 PREBCOR is a -5 senior league baseball bat designed to get players ready to take the next step. Modeled after Marucci's popular CAT 5 BBCOR design, the CAT 5 PREBCOR is the only senior league bat on the market designed for both elite game use and as a transitional tool for players making the jump from big barrel to BBCOR. The shape and swing weight of this bat closely resemble the feel of the CAT 5 BBCOR to prepare players for the future. This bat features a one-piece alloy design with monster pop! The AZ300 Alloy used on this bat is one of the most responsive alloys in the industry! Marucci also brings its anti-vibration handle to the CAT 5 PREBCOR that dampens vibrations up to 5x better than the leading competitor! Marucci: Game Tested. Player Approved. The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR features the USSSA 1.15 BPF Stamp and is approved for play in 2012 and beyond. It is backed by a Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty. Free Shipping!
Pros: This bat has an incredible amount of pop! i was skeptical at first because of the fact that the alloy in this bat is lower grade than the regular cat 5. I soon realized that there was no reason to be skeptical. In my first at bat i hit a home run. I went 3 for three in that game. This bat is great for Power hitters. Also the shipping was great! I ordered it on Sunday and got in on Wednesday!
Cons: Paint has chipped a lot considering my three game use so far. However you wont regret buying this bat for $80!
Pros: Hot bat, drop 5 with same paint job as BBCOR model and "PRE" placed before BBCOR in same font, coincidence?
Cons: Cleverly marketed by Marucci for transistioning 13s but swung by many "elite" 14s who want to swing a hotter bat in tourneys that allow 1.15 that looks like the BBCOR model. Do your kid a favor, get him a BBCOR as early as he can swing a drop 3, swinging this too long is just an illusion.
Pros: Great pop and a large sweet spot. No vibration or sting even when hitting balls at 70+mph. My 13 year old says it is the best bat he's had so far. Previously own a TPX Omaha, Miken Heat, and Easton Stealth.
Pros: Great Bat! My boy has made the transition from LL to Pony. The balance of this bat has really helped him maintain bat speed. Best thing about the bat was the fast shipping. I delayed the purchase and this company saved me by getting it to us within a couple of days!
This bat does have a barrel diameter of 2 5/8 inches, so it is considered a big barrel bat. Bats that also have a barrel diameter of 2 3/4 inches will also be considered big barrels as well.
What's the difference between this bat and the MSB25 Senior League?
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Both of these bats are very similar. The PREBCOR bat is a new bat that Marucci has come out with to help people make a smoother transition into the -3 adult bat that is required for high school. The main difference in these two bats is the material they are made out of. The PREBOCR is made with a lower grade material, while the MSB25 has a higher grade alloy. It is still a very durable bat, it is just a more affordable option.
Is there a difference between this bat and the other Marucci sr league bat? They look identical in specs.
The main difference in these two bats is the material they are made out of. The PREBOCR is made with a lower grade material, while the MSB25 has a higher grade alloy. Both of these bats are very similar. The PREBCOR bat is a new bat that Marucci has come out with to help people make a smoother transition into the -3 adult bat that is required for high school. It is still a very durable bat, it is just a more affordable option
Would PREBCOR be legal in a middle school conference that requires BBCOR?
If your middle school requires a BBCOR bat, then the PREBCOR will not be legal. This bat is not BBCOR certified. It was designed to help with a smoother transition into a BBCOR bat, but it cannot be used in place of a BBCOR bat. Only adult -3 bats will be BBCOR certified.
Is this a legal bat for high school baseball? BBCOR, I thought you could only be a -3.
This bat is not approved or legal for high school. It is not BBCOR certified. It is called a PREBCOR bat to help players transition into a BBCOR bat.
Is this bat legal for Pony League?
Yes, this bat is approved for play in Pony for 2012.
what is the difference between this bat and the -5 senior league bat that is much more expensive?
The PREBCOR model is designed to perform more like an adult BBCOR bat to help players before they transition to a real BBCOR bat in High School. The Cat 5 Youth Big Barrel model that sells for more will be higher performing because of this.
Is this bat Babe Ruth legal?
The MPBC is only legal in the 13-15 Baseball Division of Babe Ruth.
What is the difference between this bat and the black Marucci MSB115?
The MPBC is a one piece all alloy bat. The MSB115 is a two piece bat with an alloy barrel and a composite handle.
what is the difference between precor marucci and the one for $179.00?
The $179.99 MSB25 model is made from Marucci's premium AZ300 alloy, where as the PREBCOR is made from a slightly lower grade 7050 Alloy.
What does PREBCOR stand for?
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The PREBCOR bat was made to help players transition into the feel of a BBCOR bat. This just indicates that it is a good bat to help make that transition from a youth or youth big barrel bat into an adult BBCOR approved bat.
I like the regular Marucci but I will only use this for two years before I use BBCOR. I dont want to spend a lot of money, so would this be good for me?
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This would absolutely be a good choice for you! This bat is designed to help make the transition into a BBCOR bat, so you shouldn't have a hard time transitioning into those bats when you are required to.
Isn't this illegal during high school games now?
The Marucci PREBCOR: MPBC is a senior league bat that will not be legal for play in high school baseball. For additional bat help feel free to contact our customer service at 1-866-321-2287.
Do you have to use BBCOR bats for middle school?
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This is something you would have to check with your school on. There are a majority of middle schools that follow high school rules in which you would be required to use a BBCOR bat. However, there are some middle schools that do not follow high school rules, so you would really need to check with your coach to see what rules your middle school league follows.
what is the difference between this bat and the senior league -5 marucci cat 5
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR: MPBC Senior League will perform more like a BBCOR bat than the Marucci CAT 5: MSB25 Senior League.
So if I understand your answers correctly, the PREBCOR is made from a less responsive aluminum and for that reason it responds more like a BBCOR bat? I'd rather have the -5 senior league, but everybody is sold out of them at 31" so I'm trying to determine if I should just get the PREBCOR because that one is actually availabe. Just trying to determine exactly what the differences are, sounds like quality of aluminum is only difference?
You are correct. The PREBCOR is made with a different type of alloy than just a regular -5 senior league CAT 5. This bat is made to perform more like a BBCOR bat in order to help make a smoother transition into those bats as a player gets older.
Is this bat legal for Little League Junior division?
Yes, the Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR is legal for Little League Junior division.
Is this bat legal for U13 travel baseball?
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR has new USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp which makes it legal in USSSA sanctioned events.
Is this bat good for 13u age does it have pop what noise does it make?
The Cat 5 Prebcor is a bat with similar pop to an Adult BBCOR model. This is to help players get used to the performance of a BBCOR bat before they enter High School. It makes a ping noise on contact.
is this bat good for 12U travel baseball
Yes, the Marucci Cat 5 PREBCOR is a good bat for 12U travel baseball.
Is this bat the same aluminum as the regular cat five?
The Prebcor features the same type of alloy as the regular Cat 5, however, barrel walls will be thicker in the Prebcor so the bat simulates the same type of performance a player would get with an adult BBCOR bat.
Does this bat have the same amount of pop as the regular Cat 5?
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR does use a slightly lower grade alloy, however, it will still be high performing.
Does it come in a 29"? If not where can I get one?
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR: MPBC is not manufactured in a 29". The smallest size it is offered in is a 30"
Is it legal for 14u?
If you are required to use a BBCOR certified bat, the Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR will not be legal.
is this legal for 14u Babe Ruth?
Yes. The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR: MPBC Senior League bat is approved for play in Babe Ruth.
What does PREBCOR mean?
Marucci's CAT 5 PREBCOR is designed to perform more like the BBCOR bats that you will be using in high school.
Is this bat legal for 14U Koufax League play?
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR: MPBC Senior League is legal in 14U Koufax League play.
Can you use the prebcor in 13u baseball?
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR: MPBC Senior League bat is legal across most leagues. However, since I do not know exactly which league you are playing in, I recommend double checking with your coach or league official.
Would this bat be good for 12U tournaments?
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR would be an excellent choice for a 12U player.
In your opinion which is a better bat, CAT 5 or Black, both by Marucci?
The Marucci CAT 5 is a one-piece fully aluminum design and the Marucci Black is a two-piece hybrid design with a composite handle and aluminum barrel. Here is a link to further compare the two bats.
This looks like a good pairing with an Easton S4? How bout it?Getting ready for middle school ball but also playing USSSA in fall.
The Easton S4 has a 2 1/2" barrel diameter with a -3 length to weight ratio and the Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR has a 2 5/8" barrel diameter with a -5 length to weight ratio. The pop on both bats will be comparable.
my son is 12 5'5 170.would this bat be good for my son to use this bat for babe ruth league next year.if not swhat bat would you suggested
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR: MPBC Senior League bat is a great bat for a 12 year old of your son's size and is legal in Babe Ruth.
IS this bat good for a 10 yr old who is 4'10 and is 94 lbs has good bat speed . he is using a minus 8 right now .
A -5 bat is fairly uncommon for a 10 year old, but if he has been using a -8 and has good strength and swing speed, the Cat 5 MPBC would be a great option.
Is this bat good for a 14 year old? If not which one?
This is a good bat if you are looking for one to prepare you to use a BBCOR certified bat.
Is the PREBCOR better than the MSB25. What are the differences between the two?
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR is designed to perform like the BBCOR bats the players must use in high school, so it will not be as responsive as the Marucci CAT 5 MSB25. Here is a link to further compare the two CAT 5's.
Is This Bat good for a 12 year old that is 4 10 and 80 pounds I have a bambo bat that is a -5 that is 30 inches and have went to the bating cages and was hitting off of 60 and 65 mph
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR: MPBC Senior League bat is a great option for a player around 12 or 13 years old. If you've swung a -5 wood bat with success, then you shouldn't have problem with the -5 Marucci Cat 5. A 30" model would be recommended.
What group is the PREBCOR bat good for? The Normal Drop 5 Marucci should be brought back. Specifically what is the difference?
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR would be good for someone that is getting ready for high school ball and will be using a BBCOR bat. The PREBCOR will have thinner walls and less pop than the normal drop 5.
Well I'm 12 5'0 105. Is this a bat that can be used in middle school play?
Middle School baseball organizations operate under their own independent rules. Please see your coach or athletic director with this question.
Is this legal in middle school and high school baseball. Is this BBCOR or like the same thing?
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR is not legal for high school play because it is not BBCOR certified but it is designed to perform similar to BBCOR bats. This has a -5 length to weight ratio, and only bats with a -3 length to weight ratio will be BBCOR certified.
Is this better than the 2011 -3 DeMarini Voodoo, or the 2011 DeMarini Vexxum -5?
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR: MPBC Senior League will perform more like a BBCOR.
Does Marucci make this in a BBCOR Model?
The Marucci CAT 5 BBCOR bats were discontinued and replaced by the Marucci Team bats. They feature the same high performing AZ300 alloy as the CAT 5 bats do.
Can my 13 year old son use this bat for Little League sanction ball (Juniors)?
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR is legal in Little League Juniors division.
What is the average break in time for this bat?
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR: MPBC is an alloy bat that does not require a break-in period.
Will this bat compare to the other Marucci Cat 5? Also what size bat should I use? I'm 5 foot 2.
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR uses a slightly lower grade alloy. However, we have received excellent reviews regarding it's performance and durability. For correct sizing check our our bat coach; http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Can this bat be used with batting machine rubber balls?
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR can be used in a batting cage that uses rubber balls.
Does it have the USSSA print on it?
The PREBCOR does feature the USSSA certification stamp, making it legal for play. Here is the link to view the stamp, along with other features of this model.
Is this bat legal for 2013 in USSSA?
Yes, the Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR features the newest USSSA stamp making it legal in 2013.
Is this BBCOR certified?
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR is not BBCOR certified. BBCOR bats will be -3, length to weight ratio. The CAT 5 PREBCOR is a -5. It is a model that transitions players into the -3.
When will this bat leave the website?
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR: MPBC Senior League bat is a closeout item. Once all of our inventory sells out it will be gone. There are still a few available currently.
Would you recommend a composite or alloy bat?
Composite versus aluminum is very much a personal preference. The main difference between the two is that composite barreled bats require a break-in period of about 150-200 swings, whereas aluminum barreled bats do not require a break-in period.
How long would it take to be broken in?
There is no break in time with the CAT 5 PREBCOR. This bat is constructed out of alloy material, and would be hot out of the wrapper. Here is the link to view more details about this model.
With this bat pack offer am I able to get one -5 and one -8 bat? If so, how do I place the order?
With the two different Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR: MPBC Senior League bat packs you have a choice. One bat pack is strictly two -5 bats. The other is strictly two -8 bats. Unfortunately, we can't mix and match bat packs. To place an order you can do so online at www.justbats.com or over the phone at 1-866-321-2287.
What exactly does PREBCOR mean? Is it made with the same material as the -8?
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR: MPBC is a transition bat meant to prepare players who will have to use bats that meet BBCOR standards. This bat will not have the same pop as the regular Marucci CAT 5.
What is the physical difference between this bat and the CAT5 drop 5?
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR: MPBC Senior League uses a lower performing alloy than the Marucci CAT 5: MSB25 Senior League. Therefore, Marucci CAT 5: MSB25 Senior League will perform better.
I am 12 years old, 5'5", and weigh around 105 pounds. My coach recommended this bat to me and I want to use it for at least a year. Should I get the 31" 26 oz. model or the 32" 27 oz. model?
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Based on your height and weight and the amount of time you want to use the bat for, I would go with the 32" 27 oz. Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR. This size will be good, even if you grow in the next year.
My son is 11 years old and is 5'4", 140 pounds. Would this be a good bat for him to move to? He has been using a 31" 24 oz. bat for about a year now. What size would you recommend? Does it have the new USSSA stamp?
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR would be a great choice for your son. It is a good transition to the BBCOR models that are -3. The recommended size would be a 31" 26 oz. Yes, it does have the new USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp on the taper of the bat.
Is this bat good for 5"2 130 lb majors player ?
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That depends on which "Majors" you are referring to. There are many different leagues with a variety of different rules. Please give us a call at 1-866-321-2287 or email us at email@example.com.
Do you have a Marucci 29" and 19 oz. length?
The Marucci Cat 5 PREBCOR only comes in a drop 5. The Marucci Team Series would come in a 29" 19 oz. size.
Is this bat legal in 2013 for USSSA play?
Yes, the Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR will have the new USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp on it making it legal in the 2013 season.
My son will be playing 14-U this summer & is 5' 6", 130 lbs. Last year he used a CAT 5 drop 8. I am considering the pre-bcor. Do you think this bat is appropriate? Thank you.
Based on his age and size, a 32" -5 bat is recommended. It's always recommend that a player stick with the same type of bat they have used in the past with the most success. In doing so, the player is much, much more likely to have continued success at the plate. Thus, the Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR: MPBC would be an excellent choice.
Is this bat legal for 2013?
For USSSA, the Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR: MPBC Senior League bat is legal for 2013.
My son just turned 13, is under 100 pounds and almost 5ft tall. He is used to swinging an Easton Omen 30-20. Will this bat be good for him? What size
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR: MPBC is one of the better and most popular -5 bats on the market and would be an excellent choice. A 30" model would be recommended.
is this bat legal in mckinney little league baseball?
Unfortunately, the McKinney Baseball Association does not have their rules posted online. I recommend asking your coach or league official.
For the Cat 5, what is the difference between the -5 PREBCOR and just the -5.
The PREBCOR is a transitional bat from Senior League bats to a traditional BBCOR. The barrel is designed to perform much like a BBCOR bat. The non PREBCOR -5 will perform more like a traditional Senior League bat so it may have a little more pop but it won't be as good of a transitional bat.
My son will be playing 14u. He is 5'5, 100lbs. He used a 29/19 last year. What size would you recommend?
Based on his size, a 31" model of the Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR: MPBC is recommended.
Is this bat too heavy for my son? He will be 10 1/2, 80lbs, 4'10"? Allowable bats are 30", 2 5/8 diameter and no composite.
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR: MPBC Senior League is a -5 and will be too heavy for a 10 year old. We recommend a -10 youth big barrel bat. Check out this link for some great choices: http://www.justbats.com/products/baseball%20bats~youth%20big%20barrel/length~30%20inch/length%20to%20weight%20ratio~-10/barrel%20diameter~2%205-8/material~aluminum/
My grandson is in 14U and is 5'10 about 130 lbs. First of all, are these PREBCOR bats allowed in 14U competition play? And do you think the 32/27 a good fit for him?
Each league has different rules in that age group. Most leagues require a BBCOR -3 bat. We recommend checking with the local league official for specific rules.
Does this bat have trampoline bounce my coach says if it does I can't use it ?
I've never heard of any rules like that. I would ask your coach for clarification on your league's bat rules, then get back to us.
Is this bat legal for 13-u Babe Ruth play?
Yes. The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR: MPBC Senior League bat is approved for play in Babe Ruth.
What is the difference between the Marucci CAT 5: MSB25 Senior League bat and the Marucci PREBCOR bat?
The Senior League bat will have better performance because it is designed as Senior League bat while the PREBCOR is designed to respond more like a BBCOR bat.
What exactly is PREBCOR? How does this bat compare to the Louisville Slugger, TPX Exogrid, and the Easton XL1?
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR: MPBC Senior League simply performs more like a BBCOR bat would. Therefore, it won't have as much pop as the TPX Exogrid or the Easton XL1.
Is this bat legal for little league?
Yes; the Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR: MPBC Senior League bat is legal for Little League play in 2013.
When will more 31" and 32" be in stock? How does this compare to Easton Reflex SL13RX5?
The Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR: MPBC Senior League is a discontinued bat, so we will not be getting any more sizes in stock.
I am looking at buying a Marucci Team PreBCOR 31 inch 26 ounce Senior league for my 13 year old son to use in Dixie Boys Baseball this year. Is this a decent bat for him to start getting use to the weight for high school in two years where it can only be -3 BBCOR? Also, what are the overall ratings for this bat?
Both the Marucci CAT 5 PREBCOR Senior League Baseball Bat (MPBC) and the Marucci Team preBCOR Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBT5) would be nice options to try to get a player used to a heavier feel more similar to BBCOR certified models. I am not sure whether you are asking about the rating for the TEAM or the CAT 5 that you asked the question about. Both are well reviewed and compare fairly similarly.
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