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2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated December 10, 2020

We hit the 2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect in both BBCOR and USSSA drop 5, 8, and 10. In short, we love it. We think it’s a fantastic bat with a reasonable end load in both lines. The connection is less stiff when compared to other hybrid bats, but we preferred that. Our hitters especially liked the USSSA Drop 10 and believe it will be one of the best in that space for 2020. The only thing the line is lacking a USA version. Otherwise, there’s nothing we’d change.

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

2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect Review

Overall CAT 9 Connect Line Review

Our hitters liked the less stiff connection on the 2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect. Most two-piece hybrid bats with an end load try and make the connection as rigid as possible. The hitters who want a smoother feel, as you’d find in a two-piece composite, really liked the CAT 9 Connects feel. As well, we went head to head on several other bats, and the hitters liked their exit speeds.

Overall CAT 9 Connect Line Grade
Player Feedback (30%)
Performance (30%)
Relevance (20%)
Demand (15%)
Tech Specs (5%)
Total Weighted Rating 9.6/10 Total Weighted Rating 9.6/10

2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect Review

Overall CAT 9 Connect Line Review

Player Feedback (30%)
Performance (30%)
Relevance (20%)
Demand (15%)
Tech Specs (5%)
Total Weighted Rating 9.6/10 Total Weighted Rating 9.6/10

Our hitters liked the less stiff connection on the 2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect. Most two-piece hybrid bats with an end load try and make the connection as rigid as possible. The hitters who want a smoother feel, as you’d find in a two-piece composite, really liked the CAT 9 Connects feel. As well, we went head to head on several other bats, and the hitters liked their exit speeds.

RECOMMENDED 2021 CAT 9 Connect VIDEO

2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect Model Tips

In BBCOR, the CAT 9 Connect is an end-loaded bat. Those looking for a lot of weight will like it. Those who are not, won’t. In USSSA, the CAT 9 Connect swings just a bit heavier than the CAT 9–but both should be considered between balanced, or middle of the road swing weight bats.

2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect Review

Those who like a hybrid bat (that is, an aluminum barrel and composite handle) as well as an end load should put the CAT 9 Connect on their shortlist. It sets itself apart with a less stiff connection---when compared to bats like the Fuze Hybrid, The Goods, or Victus Nox, you can expect more give in the handle. In terms of performance, the hybrid 2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect hits the ball as hard as any of them.

Price Check
2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect Review

The USSSA CAT 9 Connect is a fan favorite. Our hitters loved the smooth, CF-like feel on hits and mishits. The big barrel sounded loud and was ready to go out of the wrapper. Throw in a durable bat and this guy will give the USSSA CF a run for its money in 2021.

Price Check

2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect Deep Dive Review

2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect User Reviews

9.1
Pop
9.3
Durability
9.5
Feel on Sweet Spot Hits
9.7
Feel on Mishits
9.5
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David Escobedo
David Escobedo
7 months ago

What is the swing weight of the 2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect BBCOR 32in?

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