Questions and Answers for Marucci Black 2: MYBB20 Youth
Is this bat a baseball or softball bat?
We recommend this bat is for baseball.
Is this bat balanced or end loaded?
The Marucci Black 2 (MYBB20) Youth is a more balanced bat.
Is the composite/aluminum seam visible? Just got this bat, but it sounds like the whole bat is aluminum.
The 2013 Marucci Black 2: (MYBB20) Youth bat is a two-piece seamless hybrid design. Unlike traditional two-piece bats, the alloy barrel has been fused to the composite handle and the seam is not visible. This bat will offer a stiff flex that is very similar to a one-piece bat.
How much more power and sweet spot do you get from the 2011 Marucci Black to the 2013 Marucci Black 2? My son is 7 and has the 28/17 2 1/4" Black MYB11.
The 2013 Marucci Black 2: MYBB20 Youth bat does feature a more extended barrel design compared to the previous Marucci Black youth model.
This is not a big barrel bat is it?
The 2013 Marucci Black 2 has a 2 1/4" barrel, which is not considered a big barrel bat.
My son is 12 but on the smaller size being 4' 11" and only 85 lbs. Would this be a good bat for him, and what size would you recommend?
The 2013 Marucci Black 2: MYBB20 Youth has an extended barrel length but a balanced swing weight. Balanced bats are designed for contact hitters looking for more bat speed and control. The Black 2 is a good choice for smaller players, but its -11 length to weight ratio is 1-2 ounces heavier than other Youth models. Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 30" model.
Should I get this or a 2014 DeMarini Voodoo?
Both are great bats. The DeMarini Voodoo is designed more for a power hitter, whereas the Marucci Black 2 is designed more for a contact hitter.
When will the 2014 Marucci Black 3 be coming out?
Marucci has not given a release date on any of their new Marucci bats.
Is it a big barrel bat?
The 2013 Marucci Black 2: MYBB20 Youth bat features a 2 1/4" barrel diameter and would not be considered a big barrel model. Big barrel models, with 2 5/8" and 2 3/4" barrel diameters, will also be called Youth Big Barrel and Senior League bats on our website.
My son is 12 years old and is 5'5". He is growing at a fast rate. Should I switch him to a 32" length or will a 31" by fine for him?
We suggest a 31" bat but if he is growing at a fast rate a 32" would be okay. The 2013 Marucci Black 2 Youth is a really balanced bat so it will fill very light.
Can this bat be used in Little League because, I'm not sure?
Yes. The 2013 Marucci Black 2: MYBB20 is approved for play in Little League.
Is the barrel length longer, compared to other bats?
The 2013 Marucci Black 2 has a extended barrel for a larger sweet spot.
My son is 11 years old 5'0" 112 pounds. What size would you recommend?
For his size we recommend a 30" bat length in the 2013 Marucci Black 2: MYBB20 Youth model.
How would you compare the Marucci Black 2 to the Easton S1 or XL1?
The 2013 Marucci Black 2: MYBB20 is a two-piece bat with an alloy barrel and composite handle. The Black 2 will be a balanced bat. The Easton S1 is a two-piece full composite bat that will have a slightly lighter swing weight than the Black 2. The XL1 is a two-piece full composite bat that will have an endloaded feel.
If I am 5' 95 pounds would you recommend me getting a 30" or a 31" in bat?
You should get the 2013 Marucci Black 2: MYBB20 Youth in a 30" bat.
What is the difference between the Marucci Black 2 and the Marucci Black?
The 2013 Marucci Black 2: MYBB20 Youth bat will have a two-piece hybrid design. Also, it will feature a patented unequal kevlar-reinforced grip to help eliminate sting and vibration. Both bats will be very balanced in swing weight and feature an extended sweet spot.
Is there any way to get this bat in a big barrel with the same size and everything?
No, the Big barrel 2013 Marucci Black 2 is going to have a -8 drop not a -11 drop.
I am a 12 year old who plays club and Little League. I like the RIP-IT Prototype Senior League a lot, but it only comes in a big barrel, so I cannot use it in my league as well. What bat will perform closest to the Prototype?
The 2013 Marucci Black 2 is a two-piece bat that has a composite handle and alloy barrel, so it will be a little different than the RIP-IT Prototype. I would look at the 2013 Marucci Team Youth models. They will be very similar to the Prototype. Here is the link: http://www.justbats.com/products/baseball%20bats~youth/?s=team
I just bought my 11 year old son who plays in Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken league a Marucci Black 2 instead of the DeMarini CF5 which was our first choice. He tried both bats and seemed to like Marucci better because it was lighter than both at 30" 19oz. He is a contact hitter and I'm hoping this new bat will help him with his hitting. Did I made a good choice? Is the Marucci approved for these leagues also?
Yes, you made a great choice the Marucci Black 2 is a very high performing bat and it will be legal for play in Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken baseball.
Do you recommend this bat for power hitters?
The 2013 Marucci Black 2: MYBB20 Youth bat is a two-piece hybrid with a composite handle and alloy barrel. It features an extended barrel with a larger sweet spot. It also has an evenly balanced swing weight. This bat would fit a power hitter well.
The bat info says Extended Barrel for a Larger Sweet Spot, but you post in a previous question that both the Marucci Black, and the Marucci Black 2 are going to have the same barrel size. Is it longer compared to the Black?
The extended barrel for a larger sweet spot is only a bat feature it is not comparing the Marucci Black 2 with the Marucci Black. Both bats will have extended barrels, and the barrel sizes will be the same.
Is the barrel length the same size as the original Black?
Both the Marucci Black and the Marucci Black 2 are going to have the same barrel size. The only difference is the Black 2 has an Aramid-Reinforced grip, which reduces vibration.
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