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2023 Marucci CAT X (10) Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated June 17, 2022


We don’t know much about the 2023 Marucci CAT X as it is not yet released to the public yet. However, we do know from watching the college world series that more than a few Marucci teams quickly switched to the bat. A team like Texas State, a Marucci school, had 8 of their 9 starters move to the CAT X series. So, if that isn’t recommendation enough, we’re not sure what might be.

The release date will likely be in the early fall of 2022 and we expect to see a BBCOR and USSSA versions of the bat.

Also, yes, the bat is legal for NCAA play even though it has white on the barrel. That rules has not gone away, but there is enough contrast, per NCAA guidelines, to be allowed.

2023 CAT X Models


BBCOR
/10
USSSA –5
/10
USSSA –10
/10
USSSA –8
/10

General Recomendations

The CAT series from Marucci is, to put it mildly, popular. The CAT X will replace the CAT 9 which has a history since the CAT 5-squared of top end performance, a great sized barrel and some of the best player feedback around for a single piece alloy bat.

Model Recommendations

2023MCX

BBCOR Review

CAT X BBCOR Ratings (key)
2 5 4 5 5
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10

Price It

Marucci
We don't know much about the CAT X in BBCOR, but we do know its coming and we can't wait to hit it. When it does drop and we can get our data gathered on the bat we will update this page.
Sizing: -inch
Release Date:
Serial: 2023MCX
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
See other BBCOR Bats
2023MCXU5

USSSA Drop 5 Review

CAT X USSSA Drop 5 Ratings (key)
2 5 4 5 5
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10

Price It

Marucci
We don't know much about the CAT X in USSSA Drop 5, but we do know its coming and we can't wait to hit it. When it does drop and we can get our data gathered on the bat we will update this page.
Sizing: -inch
Release Date:
Serial: 2023MCXU5
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
See other Drop 5 USSSA Bats
2023MCXU10

USSSA Drop 10 Review

CAT X USSSA Drop 10 Ratings (key)
2 5 4 5 5
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10

Price It

Marucci
We don't know much about the CAT X in USSSA Drop 10, but we do know its coming and we can't wait to hit it. When it does drop and we can get our data gathered on the bat we will update this page.
Sizing: -inch
Release Date:
Serial: 2023MCXU10
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
See other Drop 10 USSSA Bats
2023MCXU8

USSSA Drop 8 Review

CAT X USSSA Drop 8 Ratings (key)
2 5 4 5 5
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10

Price It

Marucci
We don't know much about the CAT X in USSSA Drop 8, but we do know its coming and we can't wait to hit it. When it does drop and we can get our data gathered on the bat we will update this page.
Sizing: -inch
Release Date:
Serial: 2023MCXU8
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
See other Drop 8 USSSA Bats

Comparable Bats

Single-piece alloy bats that are hot, big barrelled, and get good reviews are similar to the Voodoo One, Rawlings 5150, and Slugger Omaha. The CAT X has a few more tech advancements (like the knob that dampens sting). But, fundamentally, if you are looking for a single-piece alloy bat then the CAT X has competition.

Construction

The 2023 Marucci CAT X is a single-piece alloy bat with some tech in the knob that dampens stings on mishits. It also has a unique alloy to give it a huge barrel and hot out-of-the-wrapper performance.

Overall Ratings

The overall rating uses seven different weighted metrics to determine our overall score. Half of total rating comes from the player and our exit speed tests (Player Rating: 25%, Performance: 25%).The other categories are Relevance (20%), Demand (10%), Durability (10%), Resell Score (5%), and Tech Specs (5%).

(UR) Un Rated: An overall rating of UR means the bat has yet to be fully rated. When it is, this score will update.

(PlaRa) Player Rating: We measure player rating from user reviews. Those users include our own hitters that we test at the lab as well as reviews we find online.

(ExVe) Performance: Performance measures the exit speeds and distances we capture in our hitting lab with HitTrax using these bats.

(Relv) Relevance: We measure the number of sizes and the MOI of the bat. Bats with a wider range of options get a better score.

(Dmnd) Demand: Demand is measured by consumer sentiment and the buzz around the bat.

(Drb) Durability: A bat’s durability is measured by user reviews as well as feedback from manufacturers.

(ReSl) Resell Score: Based on the price the bats go for used. Higher prices mean greater user demand which means, generally, a better bat. A resell value closer to its original price means a higher score.

(Tech) Tech Specs: We rate the bat on its technological advancements from previous years and compared to the industry at large. This is our chance to reward companies who are trying to innovate.
MOI
MOI or Mass Moment of Inertia is a measurement of bat swing weight. This quantifies how difficult it is to swing a bat. The industry often refers to this as things like End Load or Balanced but those words have been overused to the point of meaninglessness. We measure the actual swing weights of each bat we test using the industry-standard pendulum period, balance point, and scale weight. You can read more about that here.
Price
The price is the original MSRP price of the bat.
Type
The types of bats are single-piece alloy (SPA), two-piece composite (TPC), single-piece composite (SPC), hybrid (Hyb.), and wood (Wood). Hybrid bats are made of composite handles and alloy barrles.
Date
The estimated date the bat began distribution.

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