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2019 Marucci CAT 8 OTM Review

Marucci CAT 8 OTM Review (On the Money)

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*These are basically sold out at this point.*** For the 2018 holidays, Marucci has released a special colorway on the CAT 8.

It includes, among other things, a barrel with a money shaped theme. Up close on the barrel there are bills you can see. It also comes in a green and gold. The bat, which is a replica of the CAT 8 in BBCOR and USSSA, is a single piece aluminum with advanced knob and barrel tech. It prices out exa… Jump to the full review.


2019 Marucci CAT 8 OTM Video Review

*These are basically sold out at this point.***

For the 2018 holidays, Marucci has released a special colorway on the CAT 8.

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It includes, among other things, a barrel with a money shaped theme. Up close on the barrel there are bills you can see. It also comes in a green and gold. The bat, which is a replica of the CAT 8 in BBCOR and USSSA, is a single piece aluminum with advanced knob and barrel tech. It prices out exactly like the CAT 8, which we think is fantastic. It easily makes our gift guide for ball players 2018. (See more images on Marucci’s IG account).

The CAT 8 OTM stands for Cat 8 “On The Money”.

Recommendations

On the whole, we are huge fans of the CAT 8. Those looking for a more traditional feeling single piece bat (not some two piece composite “magic”) will appreciate the honest feedback in a the CAT 8. The barrel size is remarkable considering the all aluminum design. The bat’s knob has a dampener (proprietary) that dampens sting considerably.

BBCOR CAT 8 OTM Recommendations
2019 Marucci CAT 8 OTM Review

The BBCOR CAT 8 is a big barreled single piece aluminum made for serious players. Our hitters love the sound and honest feedback. Exit speeds always look great. Swing weight put it right in the ‘average’ category. Not too light, not too heavy. We’ve yet to talk with a single player that didn’t like the CAT 8.

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USSSA CAT 8 OTM Recommendations
2019 Marucci CAT 8 OTM Review

The BBCOR CAT 8 Money bat also comes in a drop 5, drop 8 and drop 10. These price out the same as the CAT 8 in the traditional colorway. People really like the heavier drops (5, 8). We think the drop 5 one of the, if not THE, best cold weather bat on the market today. Serious hitters, elite players, love the drop 5 and 8 for its stiff feel and ball crushing skills. The drop 10 has more hand sting then we’d like, but it works.

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2019 vs 2019 CAT 8 OTM

2019

Bat Review

CAT 8

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?)

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2017

CAT 7

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.

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Comparable Bats

The most comparable bat is likely Marucci’s GS25. That was a limited edition Alex Rodriguez bat also built on the CAT 8 chassis. But, that bat didn’t come in USSSA versions like the CAT OTM has. And, of course, the CAT 8 is very similar in the sense it is the same bat just a different color.

But, outside of the Marucci like up, take a closer look at a bat like the Rawlings Velo or Slugger 518 Omaha.

2019 CAT 8

Compare the CAT 8 Review

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?)

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2019 Alex Rodriguez

Compare the Alex Rodriguez Review

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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2018 Posey 28 Pro Metal

Compare the Posey 28 Pro Metal Review

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.

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Research: 2019 Marucci CAT 8 OTM

Marucci CAT 8 OTM Review (On the Money)

2019 CAT 8 OTM Construction

The CAT 8 OTM is a single piece bat built with several unique features that make it feel different than traditional single piece bats. Including technology in the knob that helps dampen sting. And, too, variable thickness in the walls to extend the sweet spot, lower swing weight and increase the barrel size.

Bat Sizing Options

At release you’ll find the CAT 8 Money (OTM) bat in:

  • BBCOR
  • USSSA Drop 5
  • USSSA Drop 8
  • USSSA Drop 10
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