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2022 Marucci F5 Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated March 17, 2022

Marucci’s F5 for 2022 has a good sized barrel, light swing weigh and a great price point. We aren’t sure why the internets haven’t picked up on this most underrated bat for 2022, but that’s why its underrated. In all sizes,

2022 F5 Models
BBCOR
/10
USA –10
/10
USSSA –10
/10
USSSA –8
/10
USSSA –5
/10

We think the 2022 Marucci F5 is the most underrated bat for 2022. It’s inexpensive, has a massive barrel and hits the ball as well as any BBCOR, USSSA or USA bat out there. We think the durability/denting problems might occur on the lighter swinging drop 10 and 11s for the hitters who swing hard—so they should size up to that drop 8 as soon as possible. Other wise, an inexpensive bat with a great feel, great company behind it and a big hit can be found in the 2022 Marucci F5.

2022 F5 Models

We think the 2022 Marucci F5 is the most underrated bat for 2022. It’s inexpensive, has a massive barrel and hits the ball as well as any BBCOR, USSSA or USA bat out there. We think the durability/denting problems might occur on the lighter swinging drop 10 and 11s for the hitters who swing hard—so they should size up to that drop 8 as soon as possible. Other wise, an inexpensive bat with a great feel, great company behind it and a big hit can be found in the 2022 Marucci F5.

BBCOR
/10
USA –10
/10
USSSA –10
/10
USSSA –8
/10
USSSA –5
/10
MCBF53

BBCOR Review


OVERALL/10
F5 BBCOR Ratings (key)
3/5 MOI
4/5 Stiff
5/5 Rating
4/5 Tech
3/5 Profile
5/5 EV
5/5 Durblty
3/5 Resell
5/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: September 15, 2021
Serial: MCBF53
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
MSBF5310USA

USA Drop 10 Review

F5 USA Drop 10 Ratings (key)
3/5 MOI
4/5 Stiff
5/5 Rating
3/5 Tech
3/5 Profile
5/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
3/5 Resell
5/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: September 15, 2021
Serial: MSBF5310USA
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
Similar USA Bats
MSBF5310

USSSA Drop 10 Review

F5 USSSA Drop 10 Ratings (key)
3/5 MOI
4/5 Stiff
5/5 Rating
3/5 Tech
3/5 Profile
5/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
4/5 Resell
4/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: July 1, 2021
Serial: MSBF5310
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 3/4
MSBF538

USSSA Drop 8 Review

F5 USSSA Drop 8 Ratings (key)
3/5 MOI
4/5 Stiff
5/5 Rating
3/5 Tech
3/5 Profile
5/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
4/5 Resell
4/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: July 1, 2021
Serial: MSBF538
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 3/4
Similar Drop 8 USSSA Bats
MSBF535

USSSA Drop 5 Review

F5 USSSA Drop 5 Ratings (key)
3/5 MOI
4/5 Stiff
5/5 Rating
3/5 Tech
3/5 Profile
5/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
4/5 Resell
4/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: July 1, 2021
Serial: MSBF535
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
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Comparable Bats

More than a few bats are in the single piece alloy space that have a light swing. However, few of them are as inexpensive as the F5. We’ll take the F5 over the Voodoo One any day at these price points. The ball can get hit just as hard.

Construction

Marucci’s 2022 F5 is built with multi-variable wall thickness. It uses different depths of alloy in the barrel to extend the sweet spot. It also swings light. These are features in bats that often price out two times its amount.

Mareting Writeup

Traditional Feel. Precise Balance. Multi-Variable Walls.

Multi-variable wall design creates an expanded sweet spot with high durability
Ring-free barrel technology offers greater performance with no “dead” spots
Balanced, one-piece alloy construction produces a clean, consistent, traditional swing feel
Micro-perforated soft-touch grip for better grip and improved feel
The F5 comes standard with a black 1.75mm grip
Grip weight and manufacturing tolerances may cause slight deviation from the listed weight
2 5/8” barrel diameter
BBCOR certified
One year warranty included

Overall Ratings Key

To keep consistent ratings across years, models and brands, we’ve devloped an aggregated rating system using 6 categories. As well, we track swing weight (MOI), stiffness and profile although they do not affect the overall score directly. The explanation of each rating is below.

  1. MOI: is the swing weight accurately measured at our bat lab. We score it 1 through 5. No score is better than another. This is a descriptive value. A lower number (1) represents a light swinging bat for its class, while a higher number (5) represents an endloaded bat.
  2. Tech: The tech advancements in the bat are 5% of its overall score. We award points for innovation even if the invention encourages the industry to try new things.
  3. Durability: The bat’s lifespan is rated at 15% of the overall score. We gather this information almost exclusively from the user and player feedback. More reports of a bat breaking then the lower the score.
  4. Stiffness: Stiffness is not counted towards the overall score since it’s a complete preference. The higher the number, the stiffer the bat, the lower the number, the more flex in the bat directly after contact. This is significantly correlated to how good a bat feels on mishits and hits.
  5. Profile: The profile does not count towards the overall score. However, we do track it. A high number means the bat has an extensive profile, and a lower number means it has a small profile.
  6. Resell: We count the secondary market of a used value of the bat as 10% of the overall score. We think the demand for the bat in the secondary market (eBay and SidelineSwap) are a good indicator of how well the bat is perceived to perform. It also shows a more excellent value for the owner as their bat retains more value and no longer becomes valuable to them.
  7. Rating: This is the player rating and represents 25% of the overall score. These are gathered from our hitters and reviews we find online and those we have contact with from other reputable sources.
  8. EV: Exit Velocity is the rankings we create in our exit speed velocity tests every year on bats. This score represents 25% of the overall score.
  9. Relevance: Relevance measures how applicable and available a bat is for consumers. The broader range of sizes and the more appropriate the swing weight for the masses then, the higher the score. This metric accounts for 20% of the overall score.

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