FYI: There is a newer version of this bat

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.  It is called the Buster Posey28 Pro Metal Bat.

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.

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Industry Reference Guide

Other reference pages on the Posey 28 Pro Metal can be found no these industry pages below. We refer to them, as well as our own data and experience, to write this 2018 Marucci Posey 28 Pro Metal review.

Marucci Posey 28 Pro Metal Video Review


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.

BBCOR Posey 28 Pro Metal

Marucci Posey 28 Pro Metal

he 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. This is the same as the CAT 8 in BBCOR sizes.

USSSA Posey 28 Pro Metal

Marucci Posey 28 Metal USSSA Review
Marucci Posey 28 Pro Metal

The big barrel versions are hard to find new. But, there are still some out there. This bat is similar to the Hex Alloy. It does NOT have the sting dampening in the knob, comes in a drop 10, and uses the same metal as Marucci’s top end CAT 8 (and Hex Alloy).

2018 vs 2017 Posey 28 Pro Metal

Comparable Bats

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.

Research: 2018 Marucci Posey 28 Pro Metal

Marucci Buster Posey Metal

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 Posey 28 Pro Metal Construction

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 that is found ONLY in the BBCOR version of the Posey 28. Inside the knob sits a rubber sting dampener that helps remove some of the vibration single piece bats are known for. The Big Barrel Drop 10 version of the Posey28 Metal does not have the AV2. If you want that feature in the drop 10 check our Marucci CAT 7 Drop 10 Review.

Bat Sizing Options

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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