Marucci CAT9 Connect 2-5/8" BBCOR Bat -3oz (2021)
The CAT9 Connect features a more end-loaded feel for athletes that thrive on driving the ball further. Utilizing the same three-stage thermally treated aluminum process as the CAT9, you can expect our most responsive barrel yet. Athletes who strive to produce power will love the CAT9 Connect.
Further, the CAT9 Connect introduces the first-of-its-kind OLS Connection. This brand-new technology connects the aluminum barrel to the carbon composite handle from the outside in. The previous CAT8 Connect featured our SDX EXT Connection, and with the CAT9, Marucci built advancements to make its two-piece even better for a stiffer feel and smoother swing.
Utilizing a three-stage thermal treatment process, our new AZR alloy offers a more responsive microstructure for better feel, more forgiveness, and more performance while maintaining the same strength as its predecessor
One-of-a-kind, OLS, Outer-Locking System, attaches the AZR alloy barrel to the composite handle from the outside in, creating the stiffest connection available, while dismissing virtually all vibrations on contact for the strongest, smoothest swing yet
Using a Longitudinal Groove System (LGS) across the thickest section of the barrel wall allows for excess weight reduction while also increasing flexibility for an increased performance zone
Multi-variable wall design creates an expanded sweet spot and thinner barrel walls that are more forgiving after off-centered contact
Ring-free barrel construction allows for more barrel flex and increases performance with no "dead" spots
Power-loaded barrel results in a higher M.O.I. and end-loaded feel for effortless power
Two-piece hybrid design combines a carbon composite handle with the AZR alloy barrel designed for power
Professionally inspired handle features a removable taper and an ergonomic knob shape for more top-hand control and comfort
Micro-perforated soft-touch grip with extra tack improves feel and control
Grip weight and manufacturing tolerances may cause slight deviation from the listed weight
One-year manufacturer warranty included
Marucci CAT9 Connect 2-5/8" BBCOR Bat MCBCC9 -3oz (2021)
BBCOR Certified Baseball Bat
The BBCOR formula provides a better measure of the bat's performance and therefore allows the rules committee and bat testing laboratories to better predict field performance based on lab tests. The goal is that non-wood bats that meet this new standard will perform similarly to wood bats. All BBCOR bats will incorporate a logo mark once certification approval is granted. This mark will be consistent across every approved bat design so umpires will easily identify approved bats.