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2015 Marucci OPS Review

2015 Marucci OPS Review: Choosing Baseball Bats and Wall Decor

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I believe we have seen and touched every 2015 BBCOR bat on the market. We’ve learned a couple things along the way. For starters, lots of bats aren’t much different than the next. Second, we are obsessed with baseball bats. And third, looks can be deceiving.

For example, we’ve found many a bat with surprisingly dinky looks but exceptional power. The opposite has also been true. Further, we’ve found the eyeball test to find barrel dimensions (like actual diameter and actual barrel size) are impossible to tell and nearly criminally deceivin… Jump to the full review.


2015 Marucci OPS Video Review

I believe we have seen and touched every 2015 BBCOR bat on the market. We’ve learned a couple things along the way. For starters, lots of bats aren’t much different than the next. Second, we are obsessed with baseball bats. And third, looks can be deceiving.

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For example, we’ve found many a bat with surprisingly dinky looks but exceptional power. The opposite has also been true. Further, we’ve found the eyeball test to find barrel dimensions (like actual diameter and actual barrel size) are impossible to tell and nearly criminally deceiving. A bat’s paint job does a great job of duping your eye’s measuring skills.

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But what we have yet to see, in all these bat tests, is a bat whose look alone makes us fall all over ourselves. Hey, I get it, looks are for frilly girls playing rec league slow pitch. Fancy bats and neon striped wrist bands with matching lipstick, trying to prove something other than a love for the game. But then in comes the 2015 Marucci Camo OPS with neon orange letters and a  gloss finish to make you weak in the knees.

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2015 Marucci OPS Review

I seriously put saran wrap over the barrel to hit with because I didn’t want it marked up.

The actual bat is a sweet singing and seamless two piece hyrbid (the only two piece BBCOR Marucci makes) and was “inspired” by David Ortiz himself–which I don’t quite understand because I can’t picture Big Papi chilling in a duck blind with the Robertson family. But so goes their marketing blurb.

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2015 Marucci OPS Review

Although some vendors are calling it a balanced bat we found it is actually almost end loaded. Its swing weight is a tiny bit more than the NVS Vexxum from DeMarini and a bit under the Axe Avenge from Baden.  In fact, as a two piece hybrid, it reminds us a lot of Louisville Slugger’s 715 Select whose swing weight (and price) it matches.

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I believe we have seen and touched every 2015 BBCOR bat on the market. We've learned a couple things along the way. For starters, lots of bats aren't much different than the next. Second, we are obsessed with baseball bats. And third, looks can be deceiving.

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Comparable Bats

The 715 does have a barrel diameter 1/20 of an inch bigger (not that that’s too much of a big deal). But what OPS may lack in diameter we think it makes up in design. It also uses the same ring free design in the barrel that helps makes the Marucci CAT 6 one of our favorites.

2015 Insane

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DeMarini releases a whole slew of bat lines every year in baseball. Their top shelf bat, for 2015, is the ever famous two-piece balanced composite CF7 (which we love).

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2015 MaxCor

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Before we get into the good stuff (aka fascinating baseball science and technology) here are some basics of the 2015 Mizuno MaxCor.

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2015 Hex Alloy

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From a design standpoint Marucci Sports owns our hearts.

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Research: 2015 Marucci OPS

2015 Marucci OPS Review: Choosing Baseball Bats and Wall Decor

2015 OPS Construction

The OPS, unlike the 715, only comes in a BBCOR design.There was a 2014 version in the senior league 2 5/8 in a drop 10 called the 2104  Marucci OPS One Camo. You can still find some of these at Marucci’s site or online.

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Overall the 2015 Marucci OPS is a legit value bat in a crowded two piece space. It has a bonafide extended barrel and sweet spot. The swing weight is made for heavy hitters and we suggest those who can’t pass up the camo look drop down an inch from what they may be more accustomed too.

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