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Baseball Bats | Marucci

2021 Marucci CAT 9 Review | We Hit the Legend

By Bat Digest | Last Updated December 3, 2020

The long-awaited Marucci CAT 9 was made widely available on 8.31.2020. (Check here to buy it). For 2021, expect the same great barrel with a new alloy and the same AV2 knob found in the CAT 8. The 2021 Marucci CAT 9 comes in BBCOR, USSSA and USA. It’s big barrel and light swing in USSSA will attract a lot of hitters, again. The not too end-loaded BBCOR performs as well as any BBCOR bat on the market, has a loud ping and a great look.

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RECOMMENDED 2021 CAT 9 VIDEO
RECOMMENDED 2021 CAT 9 VIDEO
RECOMMENDED 2021 CAT 9 VIDEO

2021 Marucci CAT 9 Review

Overall CAT 9 Line Review

Our hitters like the loud sound, great feel for a single piece, and what feels like a long sweet spot on the 2021 Marucci CAT 9. The bat looks great and doesn’t feel much different (if at all) when compared to the 2020 CAT 8. That isn’t a bad thing, but it does feel a bit like the same old CAT with a new look and a differently named alloy.

Overall CAT 9 Line Grade
Player Feedback (30%)
Performance (30%)
Relevance (20%)
Demand (15%)
Tech Specs (5%)
Total Weighted Rating /10 Total Weighted Rating /10

2021 Marucci CAT 9 Review

Overall CAT 9 Line Review

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

Our hitters like the loud sound, great feel for a single piece, and what feels like a long sweet spot on the 2021 Marucci CAT 9. The bat looks great and doesn’t feel much different (if at all) when compared to the 2020 CAT 8. That isn’t a bad thing, but it does feel a bit like the same old CAT with a new look and a differently named alloy.

RECOMMENDED 2021 CAT 9 VIDEO

2021 Marucci CAT 9 Model Tips

The 2021 CAT 9 in USSSA is a balanced to light swinging big barrel single-piece aluminum bat. Performance-wise, it does well in the space and performs as well as the DeMarini CF, which has dominated the area for years. In BBCOR, the bat swings heavier than most give it credit. We consider the bat with a slight end-load but a colossal barrel, great sound, and top-notch performance.

2021 Marucci CAT 9 Review

Those who like the feel of a single piece bat, as well as the durability afforded by a single piece aluminum, might find the CAT 9 to their linking. As well, the bat has a slight end load, so don't think it's for the faint of heart. This is not a great first BBCOR bat kind of look. But, for that good to strong Junior or Senior looking to make some noise (both literally and figuratively), this is the bat. Also, BBCOR bats these days perform about the same. The BBCOR standard keeps barrel performance across brands and models very uniform. This is not a knock on the CAT 9. We love it in BBCOR. But, don't buy the hype that his BBCOR bat (or any other) is markedly better than another.

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2021 Marucci CAT 9 Review

The bat we recommend second, to almost every USSSA player, is the Marucci CAT 9. We love its big barrel, light swing weight, and reasonable feedback on mishits. If you don't want to spend DeMarini CF kind of money and are okay with a little more feedback on the hands during mishits---especially mishits on the inside of the barrel, then the 2021 Marucci CAT 9 should be high up your list.

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2021 Marucci CAT 9 Deep Dive Review

2021 Marucci CAT 9 User Reviews

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Pop
8.6
Durability
9.2
Feel on Sweet Spot Hits
7.7
Feel on Mishits
8.9
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Rich
Rich
8 months ago

Any update on information regarding the 2020 Cat 9?

zander
zander
2 months ago

the bat is so worth the money has a huge barrel great pop and if u hit it on the barrel it flies

Jaxson Wheeler
Jaxson Wheeler
2 months ago

My dad got me it for Christmas but they didn’t have my size so to won’t be hear until January. But I hear amazing things about the cat 9

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