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This page documents the over 1,000 bat reviews we’ve performed since this sites inception in late 2014.

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Baseball Bat Reviews

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2 3/4
Marucci
USSSA
MSBC98
10/01/20
Drop 8

2021 Marucci CAT 9 USSSA Drop 8
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The drop 8 CAT 9 in USSSA is a 2 3/4 barrel with a great feel, major pop, and some serious industry love. This is the most popular drop 8 on the market due, at least in part, to its price point, player ratings, and brand name status. We love the bat and recommend it to anyone looking to size up from a drop 10 or who wants to try a single piece bat for the first time. It's one of the best-rated bats on the planet. We also love the drop 8 in the shorter sizes---it really helps manage hand sting better for those who can wield it.

The drop 8 CAT 9 in USSSA is a 2 3/4 barrel with a great feel, major pop, and some serious industry love. This is the most popular drop 8 on the market due, at least in part, to its price point, player ratings, and brand name status. We love the bat and recommend it to anyone looking to size up from a drop 10 or who wants to try a single piece bat for the first time. It's one of the best-rated bats on the planet. We also love the drop 8 in the shorter sizes---it really helps manage hand sting better for those who can wield it. Full Review

9.5
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2020
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2. 2020 CAT 7 Silver
2 5/8
9.6/10
Marucci
USSSA
MSBC728S
10/01/19
Drop 8

2020 Marucci CAT 7 Silver USSSA Drop 8
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9.6
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF Stiff
5/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2019
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2 3/4
Marucci
USSSA
MSBC85
10/01/18
Drop 8

2019 Marucci CAT 8 USSSA Drop 8
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9.6
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF Stiff
5/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2018
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