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2023 Marucci CAT X (10) Review

By Bat Digest

Updated August 9, 2023

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Marucci CAT X is live. The bat is a single-piece alloy that comes in BBCOR and USSSA in all types of sizes and drops. It is a ridiculously popular bat and, for 2023 has a lighter swing weight than previous CAT versions. We are big fans and think this should be on your list if you're in the mood for a premium single-piece bat.

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2023 CAT X Video
*Note: The current bat is still under review. Our ratings will change as more information is gathered and more players get it in their hands. Expect updates.

2023 CAT X Models

While watching the college world series, we noticed 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.

Also, 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.

General Recommendations

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.

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Previous Bats

Here are the changes, as reported by Marucci on our Podcast, of the 2023 CAT X Connect vs the 2021 CAT 9.


  • New Barrel Profile: Longer, Smoother shape to allow for a more consistent, wider performance area.
  • ~1” lower balance point compared to Cat 9 BBCOR. Huge change in balance to fit more hitters. Close to Vandal/Voodoo One balance.
  • Thinner handle for more bottom-hand feel.34mm hard taper modeled after for more top-hand control and more ergonomic fit (similar to the most popular wood turn, AP5). This piece is removable if wanted.
  • Liquid-Gel knob dampens sting faster and more efficiently than previous anti-vibration knobs. Now offering a 32.5” and 33.5” along with all normal sizes.


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.