We take a look at Alex Rodriguez’s game bat elsewhere. Here, we take a look at the limited edition GS-25 Marucci BBCOR bat.
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This is, functionally, a 2019 CAT 8 BBCOR bat. It runs the same long aluminum barrel and anti-vibration knob. It is, when all is said and done, a fantastic bat with a balanced swing.
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 most comparable bat, because it is the same thing, is the Marucci CAT 8.
However, in the BBCOR space, the most applicable bat is Marucci’s Buster Posey ProMetal bat. That, too, is a CAT 8 with a unique and limited colorway.
In the box, reads this:
“Commemorating Alex Rodriguez’s 696 career home runs, this individually numbered bat is one of only 696 produced in the A-Rod GS25 Limited Edition collection.
The bat’s navy and silver color pattern pays homage to Rodriguez’s 12 seasons in new York and incorporates 25 silver pinstripes on the barrel to mark each of his 25 career grand slams.
The GS25 is BBCOR certified and constructed with high-strength AZ4X alloy and Marucci’s patented AV2 anti-vibration knob for a fast, powerful swing and fewer vibrations.”
This limited edition A-Rod GS25 represents my love of the game, my spirit of competition and my determination to give my best. It means a lot to me to share all of this with you. I hope you will feel the same passion and excitement I have had for baseball for as long as I can remember.
I wanted to design a bat with explosive performance that unleashes each player’s abilities at the plate. With the help of the team at Marucci, we carefully crafted the GS25 to my exact specifications with a thin handle, large barrel and balanced feel to maximize bat speed and home run potential. We limited production to 696, so that each bat represents a home run in my career.
Whether you plan to use the GS25 in a game or hang it on your wall as a souvenir, you’re one of only 696 people in the world to own this bat. I am sure it will bring you good luck in your baseball career and beyond.
This bat is the exact same as the Marucci CAT 8. But, of course, with a limited edition colorway.
This is only a BBCOR version bat with limited sizing and lengths.
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