We are bombarded with questions about the release date of the Marucci CAT 9. In short, we have no expectation for a Marucci CAT 9 release for until the summer of 2020. In fact, if Marucci even comes out with a CAT 9 in 2020, we aren’t sure Marucci plans to call it the CAT “9”. Following suit with their USA line, it may just be called the CAT. Or something entirely different.
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Marucci releases their marquee bats on a two year cycle. They have ever since we’ve been covering the CAT series of bats starting with the CAT 5 squared in 2015.
For 2019 they did do a color up version of the CAT 8 BBCOR line into a black base. This freshens up the line as well as satisfies the no white bat in college baseball rule for 2020. They also made a black BBCOR version of the Marucci F5 and Cat Connect.
As far as we could tell at the time of this writing, the black versions of the CAT 8 were available on their site.
The 2020 CAT 8 Black, as we are calling it here and as is pictured, is the same as the 2019 White CAT 8 which is extremely popular. If you want our full review on that bat check out of 2019 Marucci CAT 8 Review here. Marucci released a few versions of the CAT 8 with interesting color ups over the last year. The OTM (on the money) version is fantastic.
Based on the way they released the 2020 Marucci CAT in a USA version of the bat is possible they go away with the CAT # type name and just stick with CAT. Or, for all we know, something entirely different.
After a month of use with the BBCOR and USSSA versions of the CAT 8 we put together this 2019 CAT 8 Review. (Looking for the 2020 USA Marucci CAT review?)
The 2018 Marucci CAT 7 is the same as the 2017 Marucci CAT 7. Marucci doesn't hide this idea. They release their performance bats on a two year cycle.
JustBats purchased the exclusive rights to the CAT 6. That is, the updated look on the CAT 6---with the red base and white accents---is a JustBats only bat. The expectation, as far as we understand it, is that such will be the case indefinitely. Making such an arrangement, as far as know, a first.
The Goods is a 2020 DeMarini BBCOR baseball bat. It comes in a single piece and two piece hybrid option. Although no one has much experience with the bat so far, our conversations with DeMarini and close watching of the NCAA 2019 College World Series gives us a bit of insight to at least start a review.Price Check
Marucci releases their bats on a two year cycle. Hence, unless we are mistaken, there will not be a Marucci CAT 9 (if that is even what it will be called) for 2019 or 2020. Last year, around about June, they released the 2019 CAT 8 which has been very well and widely received.
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