The Marucci Bat Company takes pride in turning top quality wooden baseball bats in the same tradition and precise technique of the earliest bat companies. Every Marucci Bat is cut, calibrated, balanced, buffed and lacquered by hand. The Marucci Bat Company uses top grade Maple billets cut from selected, naturally grown trees in Pennsylvania forests. This selection process insures the highest possible grade of wood for each bat. The Marucci Bat Company bats are 100 percent handmade or turned in small batches from an original design, then finished and detailed by hand. Each model is made to exacting specifications maximizing balance and ease of handling. The Marucci Bat Company uses an Ultra Penetrating Stain that provides the best possible finish for your next Marucci Bat. Most impressive is the Bone Rubbing technique that The Marucci Bat Company uses. `Boning` bats began in the earliest days of baseball with players like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. These Hall-of-Famers would spend hours in their dugouts rubbing their bats with old cow femur bones. Bone Rubbing closes the wood`s pores, compressing it and making it harder. Marucci uses the same technique on their bats, rubbing before the finish is applied to seal and harden the wood. Just another example of how Marucci takes the same pride in their bats as our baseball heroes once did. Experience the excellence of a Marucci Bat.
This Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat (CU26B) features a 2.52 inch barrel diameter, an approximate -3 length to weight ratio, and a balanced swing weight. Swing a Marucci wood baseball bat during your next at bat and buy this one today with free shipping right here at JustBats. We're here for you from click to hit! Register Your Bat / Make a Warranty Claim at http://warranty.maruccisports.com/.
Pros: Great bat! Very solid and well balanced. I treat myself to a new Marucci each season and this one is one of my favorites. I've owned the AP5 (which is similar to a 243), TH17 ( which is similar to a 271), and the CU26 which seems to be a mix of the two. Long story short you won't be disappointed!
Cons: It's wood so chances are it will probably break one day.
Pros: Got this bat with the black for an extra $50 from maruccisports.com it is an amazing bat bone rubbing is one of the most genius ideas ever has way more pop then any lousivle slugger and will last twice as long
Pros: Big barrel
very durable and does not break easy
I was nervous getting this bat didnt want to pay 120 and it break early and it has not yet my teammate recommended it to me since he had his for three years and it still hasnt broke and i am 100% satisfied with this bat.
Pros: It's like hitting a metal bat. It is so balanced and the ball jumps outof the bat. I have a Chandler bat, a Birch Louisville bat, an SSK Robinson Cano, an Old Hickory and a Sam Bat, and none of them has the performance of this one.
Cons: It get marks on it everytime you hit the ball.
Pros: I have swung almost all of the marucci pro models. This is a great bat and ranks 2nd out of the player models. The best being the AP5. This bat has great pop and a great feeling handle on the thinner side.
Cons: Large barrel meaning it is less compact, which isn't a con if you prefer a large barrel bat.
Pros: Handle is thin which I prefer, it has a very balanced swing weight to go with it. The finish is a little slick so I would suggest putting a grip or tape around the handle. I would recommend this bat to all ages, it truly can be used for power and contact hitters it just depends on what the hitter prefers. Overall it is a great wood bat and I would highly recommend it.
Cons: After about 5 months of use the bat did break on soft toss but no wood bat lasts forever and that should not keep you from buying it.
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What is the size of the handle in inches?
The CU26B has a handle around .94 inches.
What is the weight on these bats? Where is it listed?
With wood bats the weight is never specific, due to numerous factors such as moisture in the wood, the type of wood. For an adult wood bat the weights are approximately a -2 or -3. So a 33inch bat could weigh 30 or 31 ounces.
Is this similar to the S318? What model is? What model is this closest to?
The CU26B is closes to the Marucci Maple Wood Bat: MC44NC Adult.
Does this bat U26B come in MLB quality?
Yes, this is a top of the line Marucci bat
What is the warranty on this bat?
This bat does not come with a warranty
Is this model similar to a c243?
Yes they would be considered pretty similar in design.
Is there any differences other than appearance between this model and Pujols? Also is the handle the same width?
The Pujols model is a little larger knob and a little larger sweet spot compared to the Utley model.
Is this bat similar to the Old Hickory j143m?
The CU26B modelis going to have a barrel size approximately 2.52 inchs when the J143M is giogn to have a 2 1/4" barrel. They both will have a balanced swing weight to them.
Is this bat -3?
This bat is an approximate drop 3 length to weight ration. With the wood models it is more of an approximation, because things like water retention, etc come into play. Here is a link to specific features of the bat.
If this is a 31 inch bat what does it weigh?
The 31" CU26B will weigh approximately 28 oz.
Love the new Team Marucci 33. Want to get a Marucci wood bat with closest specs to this. Which model would this be? Pujols? Utley? Wells?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat would be the most comparable to the Marucci Team.
What is the difference between the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult and Youth? Is the adult more durable
The Chase Utley Youth model is a youth bat designed for younger players. It will have a smaller barrel and will be lighter in weight. The Adult model is made for players of High School age and older and has a larger barrel and heavier weight.
Is this bat BBCOR certified?
The Marucci CU26B is an Adult maple wood bat that meets all BBCOR standards.
What is better for a power but contact hitter, the Albert Pujols or Chase Utley bat and why?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat will have a slightly more endloaded feel to it than the Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat. If you are a good all-around hitter with good swing speed, the Albert Pujols model would be recommended.
Is the CU26 similar to the CD1 Sambat? I had the CU26, and loved it. Now looking into the CD1. Balance? Weight?
The biggest difference is that the Marucci CU26B has a barrel that is about .02" thicker than the Sam Bat CD1. Other than that, weight and balance will be similar.
What adult Marucci wood bat has the most balanced weight for a small high school player?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat is a very balanced wood bat. It would be a great choice for a smaller high school player.
What is the weight of a 32" CU26B Adult bat?
The 32" Marucci CU26B would be approximately 29 oz.
Just bought a 31" Marucci CU26B. When will you get more of this length?
We don't have an exact ETA on the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B. We expect them in about two to three weeks.
Will you guys at any time be getting the Marucci VW10 back in stock?
According to Marucci, the VW10 is a discontinued model.
Do you carry the Marucci CB15? If no, which Marucci (that you do carry) do you recommend for a power hitter?
We do not have the Marucci CB15 in stock. The arucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B and Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: AP5 are both great options for power hitters.
Which has a thicker hadle the AP5 or the CU26?
The AP5 has a slightly thicker handle.
Are any of the Marucci bats BBCOR certified?
All Marucci wood bats are automatically BBCOR certified. Wood bats do not require the BBCOR stamp, unless it is made from bamboo.
Other than the length, what's the difference between the Utley 31 inch adult wood bat and the Utley 30 inch youth bat? Do you sell adult 30 inch bats?
Other than the length, The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood bat differs from the youth model in weight. The Adult 30" model has an approximate weight of 27oz. The Youth 30" model will have an approximate weight of 25oz. Marucci does not sell any 30" adult bats. However, we offer several other brands that offer 30" adult models.
What are the differences between the CU26 and JR7 models?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B has a slightly thicker handle and a shorter taper than the Marucci Jose Reyes Maple Wood Bat: JR7. The CU26B will feel a little more endloaded compared to the JR7.
I have had the JR7 model and I want the CU26, but don't know to much about it. What are the differences?
The Marucci JR7 and the CU26 will be very similar. The Cu 26 will have more of an end loaded feel though and the JR7 will be a little more balanced.
How does the balance of this bat compare to the Marucci JB19?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult is the most balanced of the Marucci models and has a very light swing weight.
Is the CU26 similar to the Louisville Slugger I13?
Both are excellent bats. The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult will be more balanced.
Does Bryce Harper use this bat?
Bryce Harper has used the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B turn model. He also has his own turn model that is custom made by Marucci.
Can I buy a Bryce Harper model?
At this time, Bryce Harper does not have a game model bat on the market for sale.
Is this bat high school certified?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult bat does not require BBCOR certification. As an adult, maple wood bat it is assumed to be BBCOR standard.
How does this bat compare to the DeMarini DX271. Which one would be better suited for a hitter in the 3 spot hitter?
Both the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult and the DeMarini DX271 would be great for power hitters. The DeMarini DX271 will have a slight end load which will add a little more power to your swing.
I am interested in a 31 inch model for my son who is a freshman in high school but I don't want a real heavy bat. What do you recommend?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult bat would be a good option as it features an approximate -3 length to weight ratio and a very balanced swing weight.
What is the barrel diameter?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult has a 2.52" barrel diameter.
Please compare the CU26B Adult with the Mizuno MZM62. My son is a 16 yr old #2 contact hitter, 5'10" 170 lbs. with some power and a BES of 76. What would be the best wood bat for his body and BES?
Both are excellent bats. The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult will be more balanced than the Mizuno MZM62.
Will I still have to bone rub the Marucci CU26, or, since it's already bone rubbed, just hit with it right out of the box?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult bat has already undergone the Bone Rubbing Technique. This technique closes the pores of the maple and gives the wood increased durability. It is ready to go right out of the box.
Which bat is better the Old Hickory Bat Co. Mike Trout Maple Wood Bat: MT27M Adult or the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat CU26B Adult?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult and the Old Hickory Bat Co. Mike Trout Maple Wood Bat: MT27M Adult are high quality bats that perform very well. The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult is a little more balanced than the Old Hickory Bat Co. Mike Trout Maple Wood Ba.
What is the length to weight ratio of this bat?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat is has an approximately -3 drop.
Which bat is more balanced; the Marucci CU26 or the Marucci JR7?
Both the Marucci CU26B and the Marucci JR7 will be balanced and have similar swing weights.
Which of the pro models would be best for someone 5'4"?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult is a balanced bat with great pop. It would be a great choice.
Out of all the Marucci bats, which one is the best for a line drive hitter with a little pop?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult or the Marucci Jose Reyes would both be outstanding player models for a hitter like yourself.
Which bat is less end loaded and has a more balanced swing weight the adult JR7, CU26 or the JB19?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult is the most balanced bat.
Are there any major performance differences between the Marucci CU26 and the Marucci CUTCH22? Which bat is better for a contact hitter with some power?
No. The Marucci CU26 and CUTCH22 are high quality bats. The CUTCH22 is slightly more balanced and we still give you some pop.
Which bat has a thicker handle, the CU26 or the CUTCH22?
The Marucci Chase Andrew McCutchen has a slightly thicker handle than the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat.
Is the bat Bryce Harper uses the same (weight distribution,length) as the CU26?
Bryce Harper swings the Marucci CU7. The CU7 is a customized bat that stems from the Chase Utley CU26. The CU26 and the CU7 are going to be very similar in weight distribution and design. Bryce Harper swings a 33.5" design.
Which bat is more durable? The Marucci CU26 or the Chandler OT19?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult and Chandler OT19 are both made from very high quality, dense Maple timber. Both bats have been crafted for maximum durability, so unfortunately, you couldn't say one is absolutely more durable than the other.
I'm 5'11", 200 pounds, and a high school player. I hit for power, but want to still have some bat speed with my bats. Which Marucci is best for me?
The Marucci Jose Reyes Maple Wood Bat: JR7 Black Adult is going to be a very balanced bat and it will be a great choice for you.
Which Marucci wood bat is most like the Marucci Elite BBCOR bat?
The Marucci Jose Reyes Maple Wood Bat: JR7 Black Adult will be very similar in feel to the Marucci Elite, but the Elite will still feel slightly more balanced.
I'm 5'9"- 5'10" and crowd the plate because I like inside fastballs. Would a 32" be good or 32.5"?
Based off of your size I would recommend getting a 32.5" Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult.
When will a 32.5" bat come in?
It can take a couple weeks to get the 32.5" model in the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult bat back in stock. You can sign up to be notified once the desired size in back in stock.
I'm 13, 5'3" and 140 lbs. I hit for power and contact which Marucci wood bat should I get?
A 31" bat length would be recommended on the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult bat.
I'm a high school player and I'm a double and singles guy. I like balance bat and I swing 32" and my bat speed is in the middle. I wanted to know what bat is the best for me.
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult is a very balanced wood bat. It would be a great choice for you.
I'm 5' 8", 140 lbs, and i'm 17 going into my Senior year and will be playing College ball. I hit for doubles and base knocks and I usually swing a 32". I want to know which bat will be the best for me and weight also length?
The 2013 Marucci Elite BBCOR: MCBELI Adult would be a great bat for a hitter like yourself. When it comes to finding the correct size I recommend trying our bat coach in the link provided. It is a great tool to help size up perfectly for all of your bats. http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
I have swung 271's all of my life and am interested in trying a Marucci. What Marucci turning model would be most similar to a 271?
The 271 turn will feature a barrel diameter of 2 1/2" and a handle thickness of 15/16". It will feature a medium flare and a long taper. The Marucci Sean Casey Maple Wood Bat: SC21 Adult would closely resemble the 271 turn.
Which generic model is this bat like?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult is similar to a 110 turn model.
Which Marucci model is most like a C243 model?
Marucci does not use traditional turn models. The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult is going to be great for power hitters, as well as any 243 model.
Which Marucci is the best for a line drive hitter with quick bat speed and quick hands? And has a lot of pop?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult is great for a line drive hitter. Is has a balanced feel with great pop.
I swing a elite Viper 110B, but would like to try a Marucci bat. I like the tapered handle and balance of the Viper. Would you suggest this bat?
Yes, the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat is a well balanced model that is very high performing. If you liked the performance of the Viper, you will be very pleased with this Marucci.
I can't decide between the CU26 or CUTCH22? I'm a line drive hitter with fast hands that can also leave the park. Which would you prefer?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult is a more balanced bat, great for a contact hitter that needs to increase their bat speed. The Marucci Andrew McCutchen Maple Wood Bat: CUTCH22 is slightly end loaded, better for a power hitter.
My son uses an Easton S1 for Jr High. He needs a wood bat for summer league. Lead off hitter, warning track power. Please rate these by balance. CB15, JR7, VW10, JB19, CU26 Which one is closest to the swing weight of the S1?
All of the models listed are balanced bats. However, the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult is the most balanced bat of the Marucci line. The Marucci Jose Bautista Maple Wood Bat: JB19 Adult would be similar in feel, followed by the VW10, JR7 and CB15.
I know you guys don't carry the CUTCH 22 bat but would that be a good bat for me as a lead off hitter?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult is a better option for a lead off hitter because of the balanced swing weight. The Marucci Andrew McCutchen Maple Wood Bat: CUTCH22 is slightly end loaded.
How does this bat compare to the JR7? I am 5'10" and 125 lbs., and bat second. What bat out of these two would you recommend?
Both the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat (CU26B) Adult and the Marucci Jose Reyes Maple Wood Bat (JR7) Black Adult are good choices. They feature all the same specifications the only thing different may be the Marucci label sticker and model number. They will feel the same in your hands and while swinging.
Which Marucci performs the most like a 271 turn model bat?
Marruci actually does not release the turn models on their player specific bats like the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat (CU26B) Adult.
How do the barrel sizes compare between the CU26B adult model and the youth model CU26YB?
Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: "CU26B" Adult has a 2.52 barrel size where as the youth model CU26YB are typically 2.25 barrel size.
I'm a line drive hitter with some power, which bat is a better fit: the CU26 or Cutch22?
Both the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat (CU26B Adult) and Cutch22 would be a great selection. The Cutch22 will have a large barrel will a very balanced swing weight which would really benefit a hitter like you.
Is this bat the best Marucci for smaller line drive hitters?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: (CU26B) will have compressed wood to make it a little bit harder. It will be slightly end loaded with a pro cupped end. This bat has been very highly reviewed, and will work great for players who are power hitters.
Is this a softball bat?
No. The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat (CU26B) is an adult baseball bat.
Which Marucci Pro Model bat would be the most durable?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat (CU26B) would be a great option. Marucci selects only the highest quality maple for the production of their wood bats, there will not be a "most durable" model. All their pro models will be made with exceptional craftsmanship which will help increase the durability.
Which Marucci bat has the thinnest handle?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat (CU26B) and the Marucci Carlos Beltran Maple Wood Bat (CB15) will have the thinnest handles of the Marucci wood models.
What Marucci Pro Model bat would be most similar to the Baum Bat?
Marucci does not make a composite wood bat similar to how the Baum Bat Composite Wood Bat: AAA Pro Adult is constructed. However, the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult is very similar in barrel size and other features.
I've done a lot of research and I still can't figure out what is the best all-around bat between the AP5, the CU26 or the Cutch22. What do you think?
The reason you probably haven't gotten a definite answer is because which one is best would vary from player to player based on what you like. All three models are high quality maple bats and have different feel to them. The AP5 for instance would have a more flared knob than the other two and the CU26 has a slightly larger barrel than the others so it is a bit less balanced.
What are the measurements of the knob and handle of the CU26?
Unfortunately, Marucci does not list the specific dimensions of the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat (CU26B) or any of their pro model designs. We are not equipped to measure the bat down to the very precise handle and knob size.
What is the difference between the adult 31" CU26 and the youth CU26YB?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood (CU26B) Adult has a approximate -3 drop and will also have a 2 1/2" barrel. The Marucci Chase Utley Youth (CU26YB) has a approximate -5 length-to-weight ratio while have a 2 1/4" barrel.
Which Marucci is closest to the I13 turn model?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat (CU26B Adult) will have more of a balanced feel. The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Baseball Bat (AP5NB Adult) will feel most similar to the I13 or 271 turn models.
What is the weight?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat (CU26B Adult) features an approximate drop 3 length to weight ratio. So the weight of the bat will be approximately 2-3 ounces less than the listed length.
I am 14 years old, 5'3" and about 130 lbs. My first year of high school ball is starting shortly. I currently use a 31", but I also have a 32" bat that I recently got which seems like an all right weight. What size should I get the CU26 in?
Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat (CU26B) Adult. If you are confident in your bat speed though, you could use a 32" model.
My son is 13, 5'7", and 145 lbs. He currently swings the 31" DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR (DXVDC), and has very good bat speed with that bat. Will the 32" Marucci CU26B be about right, or too heavy for him?
A 32" Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat (CU26B) Adult would be a great bat for him. The bat is great for power hitters, so if he's swinging a Voodoo, he should be fine with this one.
I am looking for a wood bat that has a balanced swing weight and designed for contact hitters. What Marucci wood bat would you recommend?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat (CU26B) Adult will be the most balanced design in the Marucci Pro Line.
What is the difference between this bat and the regular Pro Cut BLEM?
The Marucci Pro Cut Blem model is going to be a blemish bat, pulled from the production line. The Blem bats can be any turn model. The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat (CU26B Adult) will always be the same model.
What bat would you say is the most well balanced out of yall's selection? I really despise hitting with an end-loaded bat and am serious about getting a wood bat before I go back to school to play ball.
While the feel can vary based on each individual player's strength and preference, the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat (CU26B ) would be one of the most balanced designs in Marucci's line and among most wood bat. In general, wood bats do tend to have a more barrel heavy feel than some alloy or composite bats.
Would you compare this bat to a 110 turn model?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat (CU26B Adult) is going to be a very balanced bat, and very comparable to the 110 turn model feel.
Would you compare this bat to a 243 turn model bat?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat: CU26B Adult could be considered to be similar to a 243 turn model but with a slightly smaller barrel diameter.
Out of all quality maple wood bats, which has the lightest swing weight? It doesn't have to be a Marucci.
Wood bats are shaped into what is called "turn models" that indicate the shape and diameter of the handle, taper, barrel, and knob. The 110 turn model is considered the lightest swinging. A bat like the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat (CU26B) is well balanced but perhaps slightly less than a 110 model like the Louisville Slugger M9 Maple M110 Natural/Black Matte Wood Baseball Bat (WBM9110-BN).
Since the bat has a thin handle will it be easier to break?
Taking hits off the handle of any wood bat, regardless of the handle thickness, would make it more likely to break. Hitting anywhere but the barrel of wood bats like the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat (CU26B) make it more susceptible to breaking.
Compare this to CUTCH 22? Also, would genuine pine tar be visible if applied to handle/taper?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat (CU26B Adult), when compared to the Marucci Andrew McCutchen Maple Wood Baseball Bat (CUTCH22C Cherry Adult, will feature a balanced swing weight, a more conventional handle knob and a slightly smaller taper with regards to the barrel (barrel diameter will be the same with both).
What Marucci bat compares to a 110 turn model??
The Marucci bats that will compare to the 110 turn model will be the Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Baseball Bat (AP5NB Adult) and the Marucci David Ortiz Ash Wood Baseball Bat (DO34 Adult).
Are Marucci maple wood bats ink dot certified?
Bats like the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat (CU26B) do not feature ink dot certification.
What length should you use if you are 5 feet 8 inches?
Here at JustBats, we use height and weight to help determine the correct bat size. Being 5' 8", if you weigh less than 140 lbs, we recommend swinging a 31" bat. If you weigh between 141-180", we recommend using a 32" bat. If you weigh over 180 lbs, we recommend swinging a 33" bat.
Do bats with ink dots like the Louisville Slugger MLB Primes perform better than these Marucci bats?
Ink dot bats do not necessarily perform better than models that are not ink dot tested. The Ink Dot demonstrates the straightness of the grain. The straighter the grain is, the better durability the bat should exhibit. Also, whichever side the test is applied, will be the hardest side of the bat.
Is this bat BBCOR certified for high school use?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat: CU26B Adult is solid maple and it is approved for play in high school. Since it is a fully maple design it does not require the BBCOR certification.
Is this bat end loaded? What type of hitter should use an end loaded bat and what type of hitter should use balanced?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat: CU26B Adult will feature a balanced swing weight. Typically, end loaded baseball bats are preferred by power hitters while balanced bats are preferred by contact hitters.
Do you know which Marucci pro model is most similar to a 271 turn model?
I would say that this Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat (CU26B Adult) or the Jose Bautista (JB19) model will compare most similarly to specifications of the 271 turning model. I would probably say that the JB19 would be the closest to the 271 as the JB19 has a very gradual taper from the barrel down to the handle (just like 271 bats).
Is this bat legal for American Legion wood bat league?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat: CU26B Adult is a one-piece fully maple wood bat and it is legal for play in American Legion.
Is there supposed to be a spot on the bat where there is no black paint, just natural wood?
The unpainted spot on the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat: CU26B Adult is where the Ink Dot test was done. This Ink Dot demonstrates the straightness of the grain. The straighter the grain is, the better durability the bat should exhibit. Also, whichever side the test is applied, will be the hardest side of the bat.
What is the difference between the Youth and Adult models of the Chase Utley series?
The difference between the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat: CU26B Adult and the youth model would be the weight. The adult model will be -3 while the youth model will be -5.
What is the barrel diameter?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat: CU26B features a 2 1/2" barrel.
I typically hit gap to gap with flashes of power at times. I like a bat with a thin handle, good size barrel, and a little end load. Do you think this would be a good model for me?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat: CU26B Adult has a very balanced swing weight, therefore it would not be the bat for you if you are wanting more of an end-loaded feel.
What other Marucci bats have a small handle like the CU26B?
The Marucci Carlos Beltran Maple Wood Baseball Bat: CB15 Adult has a very thin handle like the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat: CU26B Adult. These two bats have the thinnest handles of the Marucci wood models.
Is the bat ink dot tested?
The new models that we are receiving from Marucci will feature the pro ink dot test. There could still be some holdovers from previous quantity levels that may not feature the ink dot test but would put this occurrence as unlikely.
Is there a warranty on the bat if it breaks?
There is a 30 day manufacturer's warranty on the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat: CU26B Adult.
Which bat is more balanced this or the Cutch22 model? I'm a 5'10", 180 lbs, power hitter that prefers a thin handle and balanced feel.
The Cutch 22 model should be a bit more balanced than the Utley.
How many ounces is this bat?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat: CU26B Adult is going to be an approximate -3 length to weight ratio. With wood they are not able to get an exact weight because each piece of wood will be slightly different but it will be right around a -3.
I'm 5'11, 150 pounds. What size bat would you recommend for me?
Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 32" model of the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat: CU26B Adult.
What bat would you recommend to a 5'8, 180 pound player, that's looking for a quick light bat but will still send it far?
Based on your height and weight, The general recommendation is that you use a 33" bat and 30 oz. However, if you want a quick light bat, you could go down one size to a 32" 29 oz bat.
How does the CU26B compare to the Victus V243?
This Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat (CU26B Adult) will be more balanced in its feel when compared to the Victus Pro Reserve V243 Maple Wood Baseball Bat (VRWMV243) which is designed to be end-loaded in its feel.
How does this bat compare to the Cutch 22 model? Handle Taper? Sweet spot? Weight? Barrel size?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat: CU26B Adult will feature a balanced swing weight like the CUTCH22. The handle diameter and barrel diameter will be roughly the same as well as there is no difference in sweet spot size. The differences between the two bats will be the knob design and the taper of the bat. The CUTCH22 will have a large tapered knob and the taper will start sooner on the barrel. This will cause the CUTCH22 model to not feel as balanced as the Utley model.
What's a similar turning model of the CU26 for other brands?
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat: CU26B Adult features a similar turn model to that of a 271. Any 271 turn model from another manufacture should compare favorably to this Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat: CU26B Adult.
Is the CU26 model closer to an I13 or a 243?
This Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat (CU26B Adult) will feature a balanced swing feel. Therefore, it will not feel similarly to the end-loaded I13 or 243 bats. The closest wood bats to which you can compare the CU26 will be the 110 and 271 bats.
I"m 5"11 185 lbs gap to gap / power hitter. 33' is beginning to feel small for me, so should I go up to a 34'? Also, I love the feel of this CU26. What one piece metal bats would have the same kind of feel?
Based on your height and weight we would recommend swinging the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat: CU26B Adult in a 33" size for you. However, that is based on standard height and weights and if you felt that you personally could swing a 34" you can absolutely do that. The 2017 Marucci CAT 7 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC7 will offer a similar feel to the CU26.
I read through these questions. Sometimes you say this bat is more balanced than the Cutch22 and other times you say this is more end loaded. Which is it?
The main difference between the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat: CU26B Adult and the CUTCH22 will be the knob design and the taper of the bat. The CUTCH22 will have a large tapered knob, therefore the taper will start sooner on the barrel. As a result, this will cause the CUTCH22 model to be not quite balanced as the CU26B model.
Is the CU26 a -2, or a -3?
Adult wood bats will fall somewhere between -2 and -3, as the wood density can vary ever so slightly from model to model. The CU26 is no exception, so we can't say for certain if it will be a -2 or -3. It will be somewhere in that range however.
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