Marucci Cat 8 Baseball Bats Hit the Field

The tradition of the Marucci Cat 8 bat series of BBCOR and USSSA 1.15 BPF baseball bats continues, but this time they’re offering a vast selection so you can get the Cat 8 bat that is best for you.

Marucci Cat 8 Composite Connect Baseball Bats

There’s three different Marucci bat models – The Cat 8, Cat 8 Connect, and the Cat 8 Composite. Below we go in-depth and describe the differences between them . . .

Marucci Cat 8 – (1-piece Aluminum Alloy)

Marucci Cat 8 Big Barrel Bat

The Cat 8 model is offered in BBCOR and USSSA Youth Big Barrel versions, and carries the torch from the Cat 7, Cat 6, Cat 5. This model is arguable the best 1-piece bat in the game, giving you a stiff feel and a sweet ping barrel sound at ball impact.

The Cat 8 bats are made up of AZ105 Alloy, which is a very strong aluminum that increases the barrel’s strength and durability. Speaking of the barrel, Marucci incorporates a multi-variable wall design with the Cat 8 bats, which allows them to thin the inner walls and extend the sweet spot for a more potent hitting surface.

Marucci makes the Cat 8 lineup with a precision balanced swing weight, which improves your bat control and maximizes your swing speed as you whip the barrel through the hitting zone.

Lastly, Marucci goes the extra mile to ensure your hands stay fast and reactive, as the micro-perforated soft-touch bat grip gives you the right amount of cushion and tackiness for a clean feel. The AV2 knob has anti-vibration technology, which minimizes that unwanted sting so your hands stay as comfortable as possible, so when you miss hit from time to time you won’t have to pay the price and clutch your hands. If you like 1-piece alloy bats, this is about as good as it gets.

Cat 8 Connect (2-piece Hybrid)

Marucci Cat 8 Connect Baseball Bat

The all-new Cat 8 Connect is a 2 piece design with even more vibration control built in to the bat. Essentially, the Connect is exactly like the regular Cat 8 (even the bat grip), except they added a composite handle for a hybrid design.

The hybrid design on the Cat 8 Connect is offered in BBCOR and minus 5 ounce USSSA Youth Big Barrel, and is built as a 2-piece, connecting the AZ105 aluminum alloy barrel to the all-composite handle. It’s connected using the SDX EXT piece, which is a shock dissipating connection that redirects that unwanted sting/vibration back into the barrel for increased trampoline effect. That trampoline effect helps the barrel walls launch the ball harder and faster off of the sweet spot, ultimately increasing the distances of your hits. So, essentially, that vibration energy is used to your advantage instead of being an irritation felt in your hands.

The Cat 8 Connect is also made end loaded, so there’s more weight added to the end of the barrel for increased power potential. That doesn’t mean it’s built only for power hitters, but it does cater to that style a bit more.

Naturally, due to the composite handle, you’ll feel a tiny bit more flex as you swing through the hitting zone. Some people prefer that, while others prefer a stiffer feel like the standard Cat 8, but one is not necessarily better than the other. If you prefer the 2-piece with some flex and less sting, the Cat 8 Connect is right up your alley.

Cat 8 Composite (2-Piece All-Composite)

Marucci Cat 8 Composite Baseball Bat

This is an all-new bat, as Marucci is making their first 100% composite Cat 8 for maximum performance, flex, durability, and feel.

Made as a 2-piece, the composite barrel and composite handle are connected with the same SDX EXT connection piece that’s used on the Cat 8 Connect. The all-composite barrel, which is a more durable and lighter material, allows Marucci to make the biggest barrel length and sweet spot possible, giving you a bat that packs a big punch with the huge sweet spot.

The Cat 8 Composite has a mid loaded swing weight, which means the weight isn’t necessarily packed too heavily towards the handle (balanced) or the end cap (end loaded), but more towards the middle of the bat. This gives you a bit more power potential than a balanced bat but doesn’t sacrifice much swing speed, giving you a best-of-both-worlds swing weight so to speak.

Lastly, this bat has the same comfortable bat grip that’s used on the other two models, as Marucci always has feel and comfort as a high priority when crafting these bats.

Which one is best for me?

2019 / 2020 Marucci Cat 8 Bats

It all comes down to personal preference, size, and price, but just know that you really cannot go wrong with any of these options. Elite travel ball players will mostly want the Cat 8 Composite, while high school and college players generally prefer one piece, metal bats like the Cat 8. Whatever bat you choose you can be sure that Marucci cares deeply about the products they put out on the field, and that two years of care and dedication have gone in to making these new bats a reality. CheapBats.com offers free 2 day shipping on the Cat 8 bat series, as well as Free Return Shipping if you don’t like it.

Marucci Cat 8 Comparison Chart

2017 Miken Slowpitch Softball Bat Lineup

The all-new 2017 Miken lineup for slowpitch softball bats is as good as it gets. From ASA to USSSA, whether it’s Supermax or Maxload, this lineup has what you need – and they’re all stupid hot and ready to help you drop bombs! Let’s go bat-by-bat so you can find the one you need.

ASA:

2017 Miken Freak Patriot Slowpitch Softball Bat Maxload ASA (Product Code: FPATMA) 2017 Miken Freak Patriot Maxload ASA

This new design 2-piece bat is for the player wanting end-load weighting with a bigger sweetspot and extreme barrel flex. To be more specific, the end-load is a .5oz maxload, giving you additional power without sacrificing too much swing speed. Also, this Patriot has a MONSTER 14″ barrel length, which allowed Miken to maximize the sweet spot potential. Lastly, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Heroes Mission.

 

USSSA:

2017 Miken Denny Crine DC41 Slowpitch Softball Bat Supermax USSSA (Product Code: MDC41U)

2017 Miken Denny Crine DC41 Slowpitch Softball BatSignature 2-piece bat for Denny Crine with his 1oz supermax end-load for maximum performance and optimal barrel flex. This bat is your classic DC41 bat, giving you more mass at the end of the barrel for increased power and further hitting distances. This DC41 gives you all the stupid hot pop you expect in a Denny Crine, allowing you to maximize the U-trip standard and drive the ball to the wall!

 

 

2017 Miken Freak 30 Kevin Filby Slowpitch Softball Bat Maxload USSSA (Product Code: MFILBU)

mfilbuSignature 2-piece bat for Kevin “Flip” Filby with an end-load weighting on a 12″ barrel length design. This bat has raw power for those that can swing it. The maxload end-load doesn’t make the bat too heavy, so you don’t have to sacrifice too much swing speed for the increased power potential. Year in and year out the Filby models are super hot out of the wrapper and have sick pop, and this bat is no different.

 

 

2017 Miken Psycho Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA Supermax (Product Code: SYKDTE)

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This end-loaded Psycho is for the slowpitch softball player who likes to drop bombs with consistency, as the supermax weighting places more mass at the end of the barrel for increased hitting distances. The 2-piece construction gives way for some flex, minimal sting felt in the hands, and a great optimized feel at the plate. Miken crafts this Psycho with Triple Matrix Core, F2P, and 100COMP technologies that allows you to have a bat that maximizes the U-trip standard with elite performance. The Triple Matrix Core Technology increases Miken’s exclusive aerospace grade material volume by 5%, eliminating wall seams with a breakthrough carbonized process that maximizes both performance and durability. 100COMP is the revolutionary formula that changed the game and introduced certified Miken high performance equipment. This product is engineered utilizing 100% premium aerospace grade fiber to deliver Miken’s legendary performance and durability. The F2P optimizes handles flex to barrel loading, to maximize the overall speed of the bat head through the hitting zone.

2017 Miken Psycho Izzy/Pearson Slowpitch Softball bat Maxload USSSA (Product Code: MPSY2U)
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Signature 2-piece bat for Kyle Pearson and Jeremy Isenhower. This is for the player wanting end-load weighting with hot out of the wrapper performance. Pearson and Izzy wouldn’t swing just any bat, they only swing the best, and that’s exactly what this Psycho is if you’re looking for an end-loaded U-trip monster! This bat has legendary power, incredible performance, and is built for power so your bombs can go further than ever before.

 

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2017 Worth Slowpitch Softball Bat Lineup

With all-new designs, weight distributions, and performance that maximizes the standard, Worth has launched its 2017 repertoire of slow pitch softball bats and they’re awesome! Let’s go bat-by-bat and breakdown why the lineup of these 2017 Worth slow pitch softball bats are awesome, giving you the knowledge to snag the one that’s best for you.

ASA

2017 Worth Liberty Slowpitch Softball Bat Balanced ASA (Product Code: SBLIBA) 2017 Worth Liberty Slowpitch Softball Bat

This new design 2-piece bat is for the player wanting balanced weighting with a bigger sweet spot and extreme barrel flex. The balanced weight distribution will increase your bat speed and improve your overall bat control. The quad comp technology utilizes a urethane joint that increases handle flex to barrel loading, creating an unparalleled whiplash as you rip through the hitting zone. This bat is made 100% composite, has a 13.5″ barrel length, and is approved for ASA play. Also, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Heroes Mission.

USSSA:

2017 Worth Legit Greg Connell Slowpitch Softball Bat Balanced USSSA (Product Code: WLGGCU) 2017 Worth Legit Greg Connell Slowpitch Softball Bat

Signature 2-piece bat for the triple crown winner Greg Connell. It has a true balanced swing weight for increased swing speed and improved bat control. With the 220 Advantage, CF100 Technology, and Flex 50 all incorporated, this Legit is made top notch and has stupid pop. The barrel length is 13.5″, giving you a looooong barrel with a huge sweet spot. If you need a balanced u-trip bat, look no further. This bat is hot right out of the wrapper, game ready from day one, and a must have!

 

2017 Worth Legit XL BJ Fulk Slowpitch Softball Bat End Loaded USSSA (Product Code: WLGBJU)

2017 Worth Legit XL BJ Fulk Slowpitch Softball Bat

Signature 2-piece bat for BJ Fulk with an XL end-load weighting on a 12.5″ barrel length design. This bat is perfect for the player wanting a shorter barrel and extreme performance. The end-load is a 0.5oz XL, which means you’re going to have additional power potential, but it won’t be too much to where it sacrifices swing speed. So, if you’re looking for a u-trip bat with a bit of end-load, but nothing crazy, then this BJ Fulk Legit XL is the one for you. Also, this bat has the CF100 Technology, Flex 50, and 220 Advantage all incorporated, which are Worth’s methods to building a bat that can dominate and drive the ball to the wall!

2017 Worth Legit XL Jeff Hall Slowpitch Softball Bat Reload USSSA (Product Code: WLGJHU)

2017 Worth Legit XL Jeff Hall Slowpitch Softball Bat

Signature 2-piece bat for Jeff Hall with that famous reload end-load weighting on a 12.5″ barrel length design. Perfect for the player looking for a shorter barrel and a 0.5oz end-load with hot out of the wrapper performance. With the 220 Advantage, cF100 Technology, and Flex 50, this bat (like the Legit bats listed above) is as well put together as any other bat on the market for slow pitch. Jeff Hall doesn’t just swing any bat, he only swings what he feels to be the best. Maybe you should, too.

 

 

2017 Worth Legit XXL Dedonatis/Purcell Slowpitch Softball Bat End Loaded USSSA (Product Code: WLG2XU)

2017 Worth LEgit XXL Dedonatis/Purcell Slowpitch Softball Bat

Signature 2-piece bat for Don DeDonatis III and Andy Purcell with an XXL 1oz end-load for the player wanting performance, sweetspot, and the winning edge. The full 1oz end-load will provide maximum mass at the end of the bat, creating an ultra-loaded bat for players that prefer heavier swinging bats. Of the four 2017 Worth Legit bats, this is the clean-up hitter. The big daddy. This will be the one that can, for those big time power hitters, take those hitting distances to the next level. This barrel has a lot of mass meeting the ball at the moment of impact, so if you can whip it around into the zone – look out.

 

2017 Worth Triple Crown XL Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA Reload (Product Code: WTCSMU)

2017 Worth Triple Crown XL Slowpitch Softball Bat

Worth is proud to sponsor the ONLY two players in history to be awarded the Triple Crown for slow pitch softball. Jeff Hall was the first to capture this back in 2004, followed by Greg Connell in 2015. Worth crafts this Triple Crown XL softball bat with 220 Advantage, Flex 50, and CF100 technologies that allows you to have a bat that maximizes the U-trip standard with championship-level performance. This Triple Crown XL is made with a reload end-load, so there’s more mass weight at the end of the barrel for increased hitting distances. As a limited edition bat, only 1,500 were made and distributed.

 

Get your Worth Slowpitch Softball Bats today, right HERE at CheapBats.com! No Hassle Returns, Batisfaction 100% Guaranteed!