The all new Marucci CATX composite BBCOR model is a two piece composite construction.
It can be considered a great competitor to the Slugger Meta, DeMarini CF and Quatro Pro.
Marucci makes great bats that are durable and perform greatas well.
I would say if you love Marucci bats then this is the bat to care about.
Here comes the successor of the hottest USSSA bat ever, i.e Marucci CAT 9 Composite.
Now talking about the CATX composite USSSA, it is indeed quite similar to the CAT 9 composite.
But performs slightly better than CAT 9 when completely broken in.
There are innovations like tapered handle and barrel and more.
It's gonna sell like hot cakes for sure. You need to break-in CATX Composite to unlock its full potential.
Marucci CATX Composite bat, also known as CAT 10 is a two piece all-composite construction bat, evenly balanced, lightweight and hits dingers.
This is not an old bat with the new paint job but it is improved in terms of construction, performance and sound too.
Marucci CATX Composite 2023 full review
Does it feel good in hand or vibrates when mishit?
How does it Perform?
How good is its Construction?
Is it Durable Enough?
Is this bat Value for the money?
Having so much being said about the CATX composite, now comes the question. Is it worth spending so much money?
The Answer can be Yes and NO
BBCOR CATX is the mid-balanced bat like the Meta bats are, but the price is not lower than meta either. People who like Meta can go for meta and CAT series lover can prefer CATX
USSSA CATX 2023 is very similar to the CAT9 when compared side by side but stiffer and lighter, Overall it is the best USSSA baseball bat of the year and definitely Value for your money.
Bat Sizing options
Who is recommended to use Marucci CATX Composite bat?
For players who want a mid-loaded composite baseball bat should go for it, it can be a great alternative to the DeMarini CF and Slugger meta.
In USSSA lineup; if you loved the CAT 9 comp. then keep in mind that CAT X comp is a little bit lighter than CAT 9 Composite and little stiffer/rigid as well
It is suitable for those:
- Both Contact and Power hitters who like mid-balanced feel
- Who are not bothered with the composite barrel.
- Players who prefer a great in hand feel.
- Prefer large barrel bats with large sweet spot
- Okay with the 150 to 200 swings to completely break-in bat.
- Like a light-weight and balanced bat and faster swings.
Marucci CATX Comp 2023 vs 2022 CAT 9 Comp [BBCOR/USSSA]
The construction differences in both bats in either of the lineups is the S40 composite barrel, custom molded tapered handle and slightly fine tuned barrel profile.
While swinging the differences we found out are; In BBCOR, there are negligible differences except the in hand feel and the paint chipping problem.
In USSSA we found out the CATX comp to be slightly lighter and stiffer than the CAT9 comp/CAT 9 comp Pastime.
Similar Bats to Compare
Due to its mid-balanced feel, light weight and composite barrel it can be compared with whole lot of bats out there.
Here we've listed only the top competitors.
2023 Louisville Slugger Meta
2023 Easton Hype Comp
2023 Marucci CATX Connect
Marucci CATX Composite BBCOR can compete with the best composite BBCOR bats out there and with the trust and durability of Marucci CAT series it could have conquered there but due to paint chipping, I doubt that's going to happen.
But in the USSSA line-up it does not seem that paint chipping is happening, people are enjoying the hot and lightweight bat but still most of them think the price is on the higher side.