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Questions and Answers for Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Baseball Bat: AP5NB Adult
What are the main differences between this model and the David Ortiz model?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Baseball Bat (AP5NB Adult) is going to have a long barrel with a tapered handel giving the bat a balanced feel. The Marucci David Ortiz Maple Wood Baseball Bat (PAPI34) and the Albert Pujols bat are going to be bone rubbed with a cupped end.
How does the Marucci AP5NB compare to the Marucci AP5BN besides the color?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Baseball Bat (AP5NB Adult) will be the exact same bat as the AP5BN. The only difference will be the color scheme.
What is the barrel size of the AP5?
Marucci does not publish exact measurements of its Pro Cut models like the Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Baseball Bat (AP5NB). It has a slightly larger than average barrel for a wood bat so it would be close to a 2 5/8 inch diameter.
How much would a 31 inch Marucci AP5 weigh?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Baseball Bat: (AP5NB) Adult will have an approximate -3 length to weight ratio. Therefore, the 31" would weigh around 28 ounces.
What is the difference between the Marucci AP5 and Marucci JB19?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Baseball Bat (AP5NB) features a larger barrel diameter than the Marucci Jose Bautista Maple Wood Baseball Bat (JB19).
Does the AP5 have a thicker handle than the CUTCH22?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Baseball Bat (AP5NB) has a 29/32" handle and the CUTCH22 has a 31/32" handle.
Is this bat more balanced than the JR7?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat (AP5NB Adult) and the Marucci JR7 will both be very balanced and feel similar in swing weight.
I'm looking for my first wooden bat, but I don't want one with a 2 1/4" barrel. What is the diameter of the barrel for the AP5YB?
Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat (AP5YB) will have a 2 1/4" barrel. If you want a bigger barrel diameter, the Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat (AP5NB) is an adult bat that has a 2 1/2" barrel.
I am a contact hitter and I hit mostly line drives. Which Marucci Wood Bat would you recommend for me?
The Albert Pujols Maple (AP5NB) has a slightly end loaded swing weight. For a contact hitter I would take a look at the Chase Utley (CU26B) or the Andrew McCutchen Maple (CUTCH22NC) because of their balanced swing weight.
The American Legion Baseball rules say on Wood Bats in the Bat Rule "The bat must be a smooth, rounded stick not more than 2Â¾ inches in diameter at its thickest part nor more than 42 inches in length. An indentation in the end of the bat up to 1 inch in depth is permitted (cupped bats)." Does this bat meet those requirements?
Yes, the Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat (AP5NB) is legal for American Legion play.
Im 6'0 and 190 lbs and more of a power hitter. Would you guys recommend the JB19, the AP5 or the CUTCH22?
This is really a personal preference. All can be used by power hitters, and are designed for hitters that are power hitters. The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat (AP5NB) is more end loaded than the others. If you prefer that weight distribution, I would go with that one.
I had the Marucci CU26B and I swung with it perfectly and hit good. Would I feel a big difference by buying the AP5 or the JB19? What would be the differences in the swing weight, barrel size, etc.?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat (AP5NB) will feel slightly end loaded compared to the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat (CU26B) and the Marucci Jose Bautista Maple Wood Bat (JB19). All of the barrels will be approximately 2 1/2".
What is the weight of the bat?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat (AP5NB) will have an approximate -3 length to weight ratio.
Which bat is better? The Marucci AP5 or CU26 model. I don't know which to get.
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat (AP5NB) features an end loaded swing weigh and a thick handel. This would be a great option for you if you are more of a power hitter. The CU26 features a more balanced swing weight and a thinner handle. The CU26 would be better if you are more of a contact or line drive hitter.
What type of bat do you think is better? Marucci's or Sam Bat?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: (AP5NB) and Sam Bat models both use a very high quality maple wood. They are similar in performance and durability.
What's the actual size of the barrel?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat (AP5NB ) has an approximate 2 1/2" barrel.
I'm an 8th grader playing baseball for my school. The bat needs to be drop 3 and BBCOR certified. Would I be able to use this bat? Does it meet those standards?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat (AP5NB) is made of one solid piece of wood, so it does not have to meet BBCOR certification. Bats made of solid maple, ash, hickory, and birch are not required to be BBCOR approved.
Is the handle finished or unfinished? How does it compare to the ssk robinson cano bat for a 5'11 210 power hitter
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat (AP5NB) Adult has a finished handle. The AP5 is going to have a smaller handle as well. The SSK Robinson Cano Maple Wood Bat (RC24) Natural/Black Adult will have an unfinished handle and a slightly smaller barrel length.
What is the largest outside diameter of the AP5?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat (AP5NB) has an approximate 2 1/2" barrel.
Is this more balanced than the CUTCH22? Which is better?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: AP5NB Adult and the CUTCH22 are slightly end loaded. Both use the same quality maple wood.
How do you keep the bat clean? Like how do you get marks off of it and stuff? And also, which is better, pine tar or tape?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: AP5NB Adult can be cleaned with soap and water. A Magic Eraser can also be used. Tape is cleaner and can be re-taped, while pine tar is on there for good. Pine tar is typically tackier, for a more secure grip.
Are the Custom Pro model Marucci bats the same thing as the Pro Model Marucci bats, or are they different?
The Custom Pro models are only available on MarucciSports.com, and you are able to customize many aspects of the bat including length to weight ratio and color. We only carry the Pro Models which are made of the same quality wood, but they are not able to be customized.
Do you get a warranty on bat?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: AP5NB Adult does not come with a warranty.
Is this bat very durable? Also, are they as durable as BBCOR wood bats?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: AP5NB Adult is a top of the line wood bat and will be very durable. BBCOR wood bats will be very similar in durability as well.
Is Maple or Ash better for power hitters?
Ash is more flexible and tends to flex rather than break. Maple has a greater surface hardness than Ash which some players believe gives them a better performance.
Is this a larger barrel than the barrel on the JB1 model Sam Bat?
The barrel on the Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: AP5NB Adult and the JB1 Sam Bat will be almost identical.
Is the Marucci Albert Pujols maple wood bat AP5NB adult meant just for power hitters, or will it also be good for contact hitters and still have alot of pop.
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: AP5NB Adult is a great bat and would be good for both contact and power hitters.
What's the difference between the AP5BN and the AP5NB?
The only difference between the Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: AP5NB Adult and AP5BN models is their color scheme. The AP5NB features a natural handle and black barrel finish while the AP5BN features the inverse of that paint scheme.
What Louisville Slugger model is the AP5 most similar to?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: AP5NB Adult is difficult to compare to other brands, as they don't release their turn models. The AP5NB is relatively similar to the Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Buster Posey Maple Wood Bat: WBVM14-43CNA Adult, as both have large barrels, a slight endload and a cupped end.
Are any of Marucci's bats a 271 model?
Marucci doesn't use traditional turning model numbers since all of their custom player models differ from the standard turns.
How many ounces is the Pujols AP5NB?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: AP5NB Adult bat has an approximate -3 length to weight ratio. To determine the approximate weight of the model you choose, subtract 3 from the length of the bat.
I'm 13 years old and I'm looking for the perfect wood bat. I like bats that feel light in my hands. I'm a contact hitter and I bat 1st or 2nd in the line up for my team. I'm a fan of the 271 turn bats. What wood bat is good for me?
If you are looking for a balanced 271 turn model the Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat: KB1 Walker/Black Adult is going to be a great choice for you. They are very durable and high performing bats.
What is the weight of the CUTCH22 bat that is 31 inches?
All Adult Marucci wood bats, like the Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: AP5NB Adult and CUTCH22 models, will have an approximate -2 to -3 length to weight ratio. In a 31" model, they will weigh approximately 29 to 28 ounces.
How does this compare to the CUTCH22?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: AP5NB Adult and the Marucci Andrew McCutchen Maple Wood Bat: CUTCH22 are just two player model bats. They will be very similar in almost every aspect.
I'm a 12 year old I'm 5'9" and I guess I swing pretty hard so if get the ap5 will I brake this bat any time soon?
Maple is one of the strongest wood materials made in bats today. Even will that, there is no way to determine when a bat will brake.
How is the Marucci Albert Pujols AP5's barrel bigger than the Marucci Jose Bautista JB19's barrel if they are both 2 1/2"?
Both the Marucci Albert Pujols model and the Marucci Jose Bautista model have 2 1/2" barrels. The Albert Pujols model will have a long barrel with a tapered handle, whereas the Jose Bautista model will have a gradual taper into a mid-sized barrel.
What bat is better? The Marucci AP5 or Marucci JB19?
The Marucci AP5 will feature an extended barrel with large diameter and a tapered handle/knob. The Marucci JB19 features a gradual taper into a mid-sized barrel. Both bats will have similar performance.
What is the barrel size and handle size?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: AP5NB has an approximate 2 1/2" barrel and 15/16" handle.
I just bought this bat and i was wondering if i could use it for high school in Florida?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: AP5NB Adult bat is approved for play in High School in all states.
Is this bat approved for USSSA?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: AP5NB Adult is legal In USSSA.
I have had the Louisville MLBM9YBH for a year and it hasn't broken yet. The reviews for the AP5 say that it brakes easily. Will it last as long as the Louisville did?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: AP5NB Adult is a very durable. The life span of each bat can vary, but the AP5 is a very strong bat.
What size is the the barrel?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: AP5NB Adult has a 2 1/2 inch barrel.
Would this bat be approved for high school play?
Yes. High School rules require bats to be either BBCOR certified or wood bats, so the Marucci Albert Pujols Maple wood bat will be legal.
Is this bat more endloaded than the jb19 and the rawlings velo maple ace?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: AP5 will be slightly more endloaded compared to the JB19 or Rawlings Velo Maple Ace.
How heavy would a 33 inch with this and the JB19 bat be?
These are going to be approximate -3 bats, so the weight is going to be around 30 onces.
Would you prefer this bat or the Marucci Jose Bautista Maple Wood Bat: JB19 Adult bat?
Both the Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat and the Marucci Jose Bautista Maple Wood Bat are high quality bats that have a ton of pop. The JB19 is going to have a thicker handle and smaller barrel compared to the AP5NB. The AP5NB has a larger barrel and smaller handle.
How heavy would it be if I bought my son a 32 inch?
The bat would be roughly 29 ounces. With wood bats it can be a little heavier or lighter.
What is the barrel size of this bat?
The barrel size on the Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: AP5NB Adult will be 2 1/2".
Will this bat break easy if you hit a bat off the handle or end of the bat?
Yes. All wood bats (regardless of quality) break easier when you hit a ball off the handle or end of the barrel.
Does this bat or does the JB19 marucci bat have a bigger handle and which one has a bigger barrel?
Both the AP5NB and JB19 have handles around 15/16". The AP5 has a slightly larger barrel though, around .2" larger than the JB19.
Do marucci bats come with a ink dot on the handle?
Marucci's bats do not have the ink drops on their handles.
is the JB19 marucci better than the AP5NB marucci?
The Marucci JB19 and AP5NB are made from the same bone rubbed maple wood so the performance will be the same. The rest is personal preference on weight distribution and handle thickness.
What is the best Marucci bat?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat is one of the best Marucci wood bats on the market.
If I customized the AP5 bat to be a -3 or a -4 would that change the weighting and/or the hitting ability of the bat?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat cannot be customized. All wood bats will have approximate weights. The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat has an approximate -3 drop.
I am a power hitter that also hits for a lot of contact would the Albert Pujols version or the Chase Utley version be better for me?
From my personal experience, they are both great bats, and you would be successful with either one.
How big is this barrel?
The Marucci AP5NB has a 2 1/2" barrel diameter.
Which bat is better for a power hitter, the Marucci JB19 or the Marucci AP5NB?
Both are good for power hitters. The Marucci AP5NB will have a slightly smaller handle and longer barrel than the Marucci JB19.
Would I be aloud to use this bat in high school for a BBCOR bat?
Yes. Bats for high school must be BBCOR certified or a wood bat.
Would i be aloud to use this bat in high school as in BBCOR certified
Yes, the Marucci Albert Pujols Maple wood bat is high school approved.
Compare the sweet spot between CU26 and AP5, which one is larger?
The sweet spot on the Maurcci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat AP5NB is a little larger than the Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat CU26. The Pujols is end loaded, making it better suited for power hitters, whereas the Utley is more balanced for contact hitters.
What is the diameter of the barrel? Is it 2 5/8 inches?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: AP5NB Adult has a 2 1/2" barrel diameter.
If I get this bat in 31 inches how heavy would it be?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat has a approximate -3 Length to Weight Ratio. If you purchased a 31" then the weight would be approximate 28 oz.
Does this bat have the manufacturers warranty?
No the regular wood bats do not have a manufacturer's warranty. Some of the composite wood bats do have the manufacturer warranty, but this Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: AP5NB does not.
Are these bats made of rock maple or just a select grade maple?
Rock maple is just another term of hard maple. The Marucci AP5 is made from hard maple.
If I swing a 32 inch aluminum bat, what size wood bat should I use?
We suggest you still use the same 32 inch length in a wood bat that you currently use in aluminum.
Does this bat have an unfinished handle or is just a clear coat? If it is clear which Marucci wood bats do you have that have unfinished handles?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood bat has a clear coat on the handle. The Louisville Slugger Major League Baseball Player Bats Wood Bat: GI13EL Adult has a natural handle and would be a good choice.
Is this bat warranted, and how long will this bat last?
The AP5NB does not come with a warranty. Unfortunately, wood bats do not have set lifespans.
What size is the barrel on this bat? Also, what is the largest wooden barrel allowed in high school play?
The barrel diameter is approximately 2 1/2 inches. 2 5/8 inches is the biggest barrel size allowed. There will not be any wood bats with barrels bigger than that.
How heavy is this bat, and is it a good bat for power?
the AP5NB is going to have an approximate -3 length to weight ratio. It is a very good option in wood for power.
Is this bat BBCOR? Because it seems great but not sure if I should get it
The AP5NB is BBCOR certified. Maple wood bats do not require a BBCOR stamp.
For a power hitter is this bat or the JH22 a better option?
The Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat is balanced and the JH22 is slightly end loaded. Most power hitters prefer an end loaded bat.
Does it break easily?
Although wood bats are prone to breaking, the Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Bat: AP5NB Adult is a very durable wood bat, so won't break as easily as most other wood bats.
Is the AP5 Albert Pujols bat BBCOR approved?
Yes. The AP5NB is considered a BBCOR approved bat. Wood bats are not required to carry the new BBCOR certification mark but they are legal for leagues that require the use of a BBCOR bat. The only wood bats that need the BBCOR stamp are bamboo bats.
Does the ap5 have a week spot on the barrel like most older wood bats? Is there a particular way to hold the bat such facing the trademake a certain why?
Trademarks are put on all wood bats in a specific spot, for a specific reason. When hitting with wood bats the first thing the player must do is make sure the label (trademark) of the bat is straight up or straight down at the moment of contact. The area to the sides of the trademark are where the grains of the wood are the hardest and strongest.
Does this bat come with a warranty? If so, how long does it last for?
Most wood bats, including this on, are not covered under warranty. However, if it does break within 30 days of your purchase, give us a call at 1-866-321-2287 and we'll let you know what the options are.
What is the barrel diameter?
The AP5NB is approximately 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
is it bbcor?
Wood bats are not required to carry the new BBCOR stamp. It is legal under NCAA and NFHS standards.
The AP5NB is not a certified BBCOR bat. Here is the link to all the bats we carry that are BBCOR certified. http://www.justbats.com/products/?s=bbcor
Is there any weight differential between the AP5NB and the CU26B
Both the AP5NB and the CU26b have a length to weight ratio of approximately -2 to-3. For more information on our wood bats feel free to contact us at 1-866-321-2287.
Is this bat legal for the HighSchool 2012 season?
Yes. This bat is approved for high school play. This bat is very durable and will be similar to the bat Albert Pujols swings.
What marucci bat offers a midway point between the ap5's power and the jr7's balance?
The best option between the AP5NB and the JR7 would be the Vernon Wells (VW10). This is will have the balanced feel like the JR7. It will also feature a medium barrel and have a thick handle like the AP5NB.
is the AP5 a good bat for a power hitter or would a CU26 be better?
Ap5 is definitely constructed for a power hitter.
which marucci bat would be suited for a contact hitter?
I would suggest looking at something like the CU26B or the JR7
is there a warenty on your bats
There is no warranty on the AP5NB
Do you have 31 inch or 32 inch models available in this bat?
At this moment, we are sold out of those sizes. But, keep an eye on our website as we do have more coming.
do you think the thin .90 inch handle will make this bat easy to break if u get a pitch off the handle?
This is a very durable bat and odds are this bat will break the closer the inside pitch is.
What is the weight of this bat?
It is an approximate -3. So if your bat is a 33inch, the weight would approximately 30 ounces.
can you get this in a bat pack or do u have to buy alone
This one is only sold individually, at the moment.
does justbats.com offer any lifetime warrenty on any adult wooden bats?
We do not offer any lifetime warranties on wood bats
What type of Maple is used to make this bat?
This bat is made of premium pro maple and is high quality. This is a very nice bat.
How do I get this bat personalized with my sons name ingraved on it?
We do not do personalizations here, but you can Google in your local area for woodsmiths.
Which bat is more balanced; This AP5 or the CU26? Also, which handle is thicker?
Both bats will have a balanced feel. The CU26 will have a thicker handle.
What is the weight in this bat?
The AP5NB has an approximate -3 length to weight ratio. Because wood has a different consistency from alloy or composite, the weight will be an approximate weight, not exact. A -3 length to weight ratio means the 31 inch will weigh approximately 28 ounces, 32 inch will weigh approximately 29 ounces, 33 inch will weigh approximately 30 ounces, etc. All you have to do to find the batâ€™s approximate weight is subtract 3 from the length of the bat to find its weight in ounces (i.e. 33 â€“ 3 = 30 ounces). Because wood is a different consistency, that weight may vary by a half ounce or so.
I've been told wooden bats are graded via a dye test with an "8" being perfect. In other words the dye doesn't leak to the left or right. Is this true and if it is, what grade is this Pujols bat? Thanks for your help.
With a question as specific as this you may want to contact Louisville Slugger directly at 1-800-282-2287
Have a boy 5'10 155lbs currently swinging Easton -3 33 inch. What do you suggest for a pujols wood bat replacement?
This is a great link that we have that helps pick out the perfect bat for someone; http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
ash or maple for power hitters?
Maple is a harder would, you should get a little more pop off of a maple bat.
Do these bats break very easily?
Marucci's "Bone-rubbed" process does make the bats more durable. But as with any bat, reasonable wear and tear, amount of use, some weather conditions, play a factor. But no, I don't believe it will break easily.
how heavy is this bat? is it a standard -3?
With wood, it isn't as exact as metal bats are with weights. Due to the moisture in the wood, the weights vary between a -2 to a -3.
Is the 33 inch bat 30 oz, are these drop 3's?
They are approximately a drop 3.
Looking for a -3 and I am leaning towards this bat. However, while your site says it is approximate -3 another site tells me that it is a -2. Help me understand the two different descriptions.
With wood bats, it is harder to be exact as with metal bats, on the weights. Moisture in the wood, and the types of wood play part of disparity. With adult bats the weights are approximately a -2 to a -3.
Is it possible to get this bat at 30 inch length?
Unfortunately, Marucci does not make this bat in a 30 inch model. Not many adult wood bats are available in a 30 inch model, but a few are: Louisville HM125BH, Rawlings 225LAP, Louisville M9C271BHC and Louisville M9C271NC.
Just wanted to say love this bat i've been hitting with it for a couple of weeks (borrowing my friends) but just wondering do these bats come in a variety of colors for ex: do you guys have one that has a black handle and pine barrel?
Unfortunately, the only colors we have are the ones that show on the website, since this is a players model most manufacturers will only use the colors that the player uses.
What size & weight does Albert Pujols use for his game bat?
It's changed a bit over the years, but most recently, Albert has been using a 34 inch bat that weighs right around 32.5 ounces.
Is this bat BBCOR certified
Wood bats are not required to meet BBCOR standards. This is legal for use even though it does not have the BBCOR stamp.
Is this bat very heavy or just enough?
This bat has a very nice balance to it.
Do these bats come with a warranty?
No. There is no warranty on the AP5NB.
The difference in all of the marrucci bats. Freshman baseball using bbcore or wood. Looking for a good wood bat for my sone. Not quite sure what the diff is between the diff models
The AP5NB is an excellent beginning bat for wood. It has a long barrel, gradual taper for nice balance.
will this be highschool approved for 2012 season. do they have to have the bbcor stamp
Wood bats are not required to have the BBCOR stamp. Only composite and alloy bats.
My son is 12 years old and has been told to get a wooden bat for a tournament. Is this a good one to begin on or are there others you recommend? he is tall and strong.
The AP5NB is an adult bat and might be a little heavy for a 12 year old. I would recommend the Marucci Bat Co. Maple Wood Bat: CU26YB Youth model.
Why aren't you selling the 32" model?
We do sell the AP5NB in 32". However, we are currently out of stock as of 9/27/11. The 32" bats should be arriving in the next two weeks.
Do you think the ap5nb or the jh22 is a better bat
That depends on your preferences as a player. Barrel size will be the same. The AP5NB has a slightly thicker handle than the JH22. The JH22 will feel slightly more end-loaded compared to the AP5NB. Both are made from the same high-quality maple wood.
Is this bat 2 5/8 in. bat diameter?
This will actually be about a 2 1/2 inch barrel.
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