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2018 Marucci F5

By Bat Digest | Last Updated March 2, 2021

Marucci’s 2018 F5 is a value bat built with the person who likes the idea of the CAT series of bats but doesn’t quite like the price. The bat uses a similar alloy when compared to the CAT, but doesn’t use the same anti-vibration know. Everything we know about the 2018 Marucci F5 is below.

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RECOMMENDED 2018 F5 VIDEO
RECOMMENDED 2018 F5 VIDEO
RECOMMENDED 2018 F5 VIDEO

2018 Marucci F5 Review

Overall F5 Line Review

If you love the Marucci line of bats and like the feel of a single piece aluminum bat, then the F5 is a legit option for players not ready to spend the money it takes to acquire a CAT 7. Do note, however, the F5 only comes in a drop 10 2 3/4 for both Junior Big Barrel and Big Barrel Leagues, as well as a BBCOR option. In other words, even if you do want this bat it is possible they won’t make it in your size. Check before you start to salivate.

Overall F5 Line Grade
Player Feedback (30%)
Performance (30%)
Relevance (20%)
Demand (15%)
Tech Specs (5%)
Total Weighted Rating 7.8/10 Total Weighted Rating 7.8/10

2018 Marucci F5 Review

Overall F5 Line Review

Player Feedback (30%)
Performance (30%)
Relevance (20%)
Demand (15%)
Tech Specs (5%)
Total Weighted Rating 7.8/10 Total Weighted Rating 7.8/10

If you love the Marucci line of bats and like the feel of a single piece aluminum bat, then the F5 is a legit option for players not ready to spend the money it takes to acquire a CAT 7. Do note, however, the F5 only comes in a drop 10 2 3/4 for both Junior Big Barrel and Big Barrel Leagues, as well as a BBCOR option. In other words, even if you do want this bat it is possible they won’t make it in your size. Check before you start to salivate.

RECOMMENDED 2018 F5 VIDEO

2018 Marucci F5 Model Tips

Why You Might Like

Value Purchase
Big barrel for an aluminum bat
Light Swing
Loud Ping
Durability

Why You Might Not Like

Hand ring on mishits
Not the biggest barrel
Lots of other options in the single piece aluminum space
What’s Behind the Marucci F5?
Variable Wall Thickness

2018 Marucci F5 Review

The F_ nomenclature is how fires are categorized. That is, an F1 is a less intense fire than an F5. The F5 is a shout out to the idea of something that is very hot and dangerous. Fitting. It is probably worth noting here that the the CAT 7, Marucci's flagship bat, is named after the categorization of hurricane intensity.  

Price Check
2018 Marucci F5 Review

The USSSA version of the F5 is dynamite. People love the bat, it feels a lot like the CATMarucci releases their baseball bats on 2 year cycles. That is, don't expect a 2019 F5, but instead, a 2020 F5. Although they may very well call it the F6, but we have no idea.

Price Check

2018 Marucci F5 Deep Dive Review

2018 Marucci F5 User Reviews

9
Pop
9.5
Durability
9
Feel on Sweet Spot Hits
8
Feel on Mishits
10
Worth the Price
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