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Marucci Buster Posey Metal Review

Marucci Buster Posey Metal Bat Review

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Marucci released what we believe to be the most exciting bat for the 2018. At least in terms of aesthetics, it has taken the game to a different level. The bat, with a CAT 7 chassis, is designed to look identical to the wood bat model Buster Posey himself uses. 

2018 Posey Marucci Bat Review

In pictures the bat looks impressive, but in person the bat is one of the best looking bats we have ever seen. It feels smooth and looks clean. And even up close it is hard to tell it is not wood. 


Marucci Buster Posey Metal Box Opening


Marucci Buster Posey Metal Sources

There are a few places to look, outside of this review, to learn about the 2018 Buster Posey Metal bat. We think our 2017 CAT 7 Review is useful. As well as our general at 2018 bat reviews page that covers every bat released for that year (and more). 

Off this site, Amazon has a listing or two that might garner some user feedback. We are not sure, however, how quickly that will be the case and, as always with those reviews, we aren't sure how legitimate they are anyways. But, for sure, check out Marucci's website on the Buster Posey Metal bat too. There you can find the most up to date information on prices and model sizing


2018 Marucci BBCOR Lineup Overview

CAT 7

Single Piece Aluminum

  • Stiff Feel
  • Good Value

CAT 7 Black

Single Piece Aluminum

  • Stiff Feel
  • Good Value
  • Limited

Buster Posey Metal

Single Piece Aluminum

  • Stiff Feel
  • Beautiful
  • Limited

In short, the 718 Select appears to be an upgrade from the 716 in 2016 that boasted a two piece hybrid structure. As we get more time with the bat, and start to hear back from players that have actually used it, we will keep our notes and data points in the following 2018 Louisville Slugger 718 Select Review.


2018 Buster Posey Metal Review

10
Aesthetics
9.8
Ratings
8.5
Sizings
9.7
Overall

The Buster Posey Metal bat grades out as one of our highest baseball bats on the market today. The only place it lacks is in a wider range of sizes and the fact it is only a limited release. The big barrel versions of the bat are sold out already, at least for now, and it has only been on the market for a matter of days.

Otherwise, the CAT 7 chassis and the peerless design make it one of the best bats you can find. 


Where to Buy the Buster Posey Metal?

2018 Posey Marucci Bat Review

As a limited release, the Buster Posey Metal bat is actually difficult to come by. Especially in the big barrel version. Any chance at those bats will be on Amazon. You can also check some of the major vendors, but it appears they are mostly out of stock at about this time too. Hopefully Marucci will make a few more of those bats?


2018 Marucci Buster Posey Metal Details

918 vs 917 Prime Construction

2018 CAT 7 Review

The Buster Posey Metal bat is built just like the CAT 7. If you want an in depth discussion you can check out that review here.

In short, the Buster Posey Metal uses a single piece aluminum bat with variable wall thickness to extend the length of the sweet spot and bring down swing weight. By all accounts the bat succeeds beautifully at this.

The other unique feature is the anti-vibration knob. Inside the knob sits a rubber sting dampener that helps remove some of the vibration single piece bats are known for. 

Marucci Buster Posey Recommendations

At the risk of giving specific recommendations in general terms, we'd suggest that any player who can find a Buster Posey Metal bat in their size will really like it. It has a great sound, outstanding user feedback in terms of performance and a more reasonable price point than many other 2018 top shelf BBCOR/Big Barrel bats.

Those who really like a buttery two piece smash might find the Buster Posey Metal a bit stiff. And those who think a ping sound from a bat that looks like wood is too weird might also need to look elsewhere. 

Buster Posey Metal Comparable Bats

Marucci Buster Posey Metal Review

Inside the brand, Marucci makes two very similar bats when compared with the Buster Posey Metal. They are the CAT 7 in the Black Camo and the original CAT 7. These bats are, with the exception of aesthetics, replicas of each other.

Outside of the brand a comparison to the Buster Posey Metal is a more difficult task. But, if we had to find one, we think either the DeMarini Voodoo One or the Rawlings VELO might be good choices. Both of those focus on a balanced swinging single piece aluminum with a good sized barrel.

Granted, both of those bats, especially the VELO, swing lighter than the Buster Posey Metal. But, in terms of a close cousin, we could put them in the same class.

Buster Posey Metal Sizing

Below are the list of sizes the Buster Posey metal bat is offered in. We would love to see this expanded some day.

  • BBCOR 31 to 34 inch
  • Big Barrel 2 3/4 Drop 10
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