Questions and Answers for Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCB1 Black
I'm a singles and contact hitter. I need a balanced bat. The other bats I'm mainly looking at are the Louisville Slugger bats the Omaha 516 and the Select 716. How important do you think it is to use a two piece bat for someone with limited power? And what are the main differences between the Marucci ONE and the Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 because they are both one piece, balanced bats, but significantly different prices?
Using a one-piece versus a two-piece is essentially one of personal preference. Typically, power hitters will benefit more from a one-piece construction and contact hitters more so with a two-piece bat but that's not to say a power hitter doesn't prefer a two-piece or contact hitter a one-piece bat. As far as the Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB1 Black) being cheaper than the 2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat this is going to be because of the Marucci being a 2015 model. All 2016 bats are going to be price protected by the manufacturer and thus cannot be adjusted until the next year's models come out (in the LS case the 2017 models). These two bats will have some slight differences but as far as one being able to produce significantly better than the other that would be one of personal preference/opinion.
Is this bat legal for a NAIA college?
The Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCB1 Black is going to be BBCOR certified so it is approved for high school and collegiate play (including NAIA).
i am 5"7 165lbs. would a 33 inch work ok?
The Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB1 Black) in a 33/30 would certainly work for someone of your height and weight.
I am 13 and this year I will be playing 14 year old baseball with a drop 3 bat and I am small for my age. Do u think this will be a good bat for me that helps me get it through the zone?
The Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB1) is a well balanced design that should be good for a player adjusting to BBCOR bats.
I am 14 and I am 5 foot 10 and I weigh 190 pounds. I am a solid kid and was wondering would this bat help any more than the Easton Mako? I hit balls over the fence easily and I was wondering if it would help. Can I have your honest opinion?
In general, I would say that if you are hitting homers easily it may be best to stick with whatever bat you are using. The Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB1) is well balanced like the Easton MAKO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB14MK) but they are different in most other aspects of the design. The feedback including sound and vibration felt by the hands will be different and the difference in material will lead to different durability levels. The ONE is a nice bat and would perform well but comparing it to the MAKO is tough given their major differences.
Is this bat a -3? I don't want to order something that is illegal.
Yes, the Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB1) Black has a -3 length-to-weight ratio.
I am 5'4" to 5'5" and 140 pounds. What size do you suggest?
Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCB1 Black.
I know the Marucci ONE and the Marucci Team are very similar bats. Is either one slightly more balanced or end-loaded than the other?
The weight and balance of the Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB1) is very similar to that of the Marucci Team BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBT). There would not be a noticeable difference between the two in terms of balance.
Is this bat Babe Ruth League approved? I am asking because I saw a couple of Marucci bats that are no longer on the approved list.
The Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB1) Black is approved for play in the 13-15 and the 16-18 year old divisions of Babe Ruth because it is BBCOR certified with a 2 5/8" barrel diameter.
How many hits do you recommend before using this bat in a game?
The Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB1) Black has an alloy barrel and is hot out of the wrapper. It can be used in a game from the first swing.
Im 6'1" 180 lbs. What size do you recommend?
I would suggest a 33" Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB1 Black).
I'm 16 years old, 5 foot 8 inches, and 140 pounds, what size bat would you recommend?
Based on your height and weight I recommend getting the Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB1 Black) in a 31 inch.
Is this a -3 size bat?
The Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB1) Black features a -3 drop. It will be BBCOR certified and have a 2 5/8" barrel.
I am a 16 year old going into 11th grade. I am about 6'3" and around 165Ibs. I am a power and contact hitter. What size would you recomend? I am also looking a buy the bat pack with the CF7 and this bat. Do you think I should get one in 32 inches and one in 33 inches or just all one size?
Sizing is preferential, however, based on your height and weight, we recommend a 33" Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB1) Black. If you would like two different sizes, that will give you options to test the different sizes to see which size feels most comfortable. Ultimately, it will be up to you. With regard to the ONE and your hitting style, I believe this would be an excellent choice. It features a balanced swing weight, which would be good to work on bat speed and bat control. It also has a stiffer one-piece design. A power hitter will tend to prefer a one-piece bat because the one-piece design isn't as forgiving as a two-piece. Two-piece bats with a lot of flex can be a bad thing for a power hitter because it can cause loss of bat head control and a late whipping action. A contact hitter will usually prefer a two-piece design because of the flex that it allows. Two-piece bats flex during your swing, causing a whip-like action that helps the head of the bat whip forward at the moment of contact, generating more inertia and power.
Is this bat better than the Rip-It Prototype?
The Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB1 Black) and the RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR Baseball Bat (B1403) are both nice options. The difference would be the feel. If you like an end-loaded bat, go with the Prototype. If you like a balanced model, go with the ONE.
I'm about 6'0" and around 200 lbs. I'm a power hitter. Do you think this is a good bat for me?
The Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB1) Black could be a great choice for you as a power hitter. It does feature a balanced swing weight, which can be preferred by contact hitters. However, it does feature a one-piece design. A power hitter will tend to prefer a one-piece bat because the one-piece design isn't as forgiving as a two-piece. Two-piece bats with a lot of flex can be a bad thing for a power hitter because it can cause loss of bat head control and a late whipping action.
I am about 5'7" and around 135 lbs. I'm a contact hitter, and I'm a 9th grader playing high school baseball. What size would you recommend? (Has to be -3 BBCOR)
Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB1) Black.
Is this a contact bat or a power bat?
The Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB1) Black has a balanced swing weight and is typically considered a better option for a contact hitter.
I am 5 foot 4 and weigh 140 pounds. I want know which is better for me, a 32 inch, 31 inch or 33 inches?
Based on height and weight, we would suggest a 31 inch size of the Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB1 Black).
I am a 13 year old kid who needs a new bat, I'm about 5'4 and 125 lbs and a contact hitter. Is this the bat for me?
The Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB1 Black) features a single piece full alloy design. Power hitters typically prefer a single piece model, however the balanced swing weight of this bat is usable by gap and power hitters. For a player of your size, our bat coach would recommend a 31" 28 oz. model.
My son is going into the 6th grade and has to start using a drop 3 bat. He is 5 foot 2 and 105 pounds. He is a power hitter. Would the Marucci ONE BBCOR or MCB1 Black be a better fit for him?
The models that you asked about are the same bat. The Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB1 Black) is one of the color options for that Marucci ONE BBCOR model.
Why is there a squared for the Cat 5?
The Marucci CAT 5 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB2) or Cat 5 Squared is just the second year that the Cat 5 was offered. It is not an indication of a difference in design.
What is the difference between this bat and the Marucci ONE blue bat?
The only difference between the Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB1) Black and the Blue model will be cosmetic. Both models feature the same one-piece alloy design.
I'm 6"3 185 lbs. What bat size do you guys recommend in a -3 weight ratio?
For a player with your height and weight we would recommend the 34" in the Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB1) Black.
I am 5 foot and weigh 79 pounds, what size would you recommend?
Based on your height and weight I would recommend getting the Marucci ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCB1 Black) in a 30 inch.
What is the difference between the Marucci One and the Marucci Team? I prefer more of a balanced bat. which would you recommend?
They are both very similar and balanced bats. I prefer the Marucci One over the Marucci Team.
Which bat would you suggest for a 5'3" 137 pound, 14 year old? A Marucci ONE or CF6?
If the player's game is more designed for power I would probably suggest the 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR: (MCB1). The one-piece, balanced, alloy design will be able to provide a lot of power, and will be hot right out of the wrapper. The 2014 DeMarini CF6 BBCOR: (DXCFC) would be an excellent model for a contact hitter. The two-piece balanced design will provide a little bit of extra flex, and will be light weight for hitters to hit smoothly through the zone.
Is the Marucci ONE legal for tournament and high school ball?
Yes, the 2014 Marucci ONE (MCB1 Black) is BBCOR certified and will be legal for high school play.
I didn't like the Maruccci Team series. Is this bat any similar to that line?
Yes, the 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR (MCB1) is the replacement model for the Marucci Team Series. The style of bat is very similar with a good balanced swing weight, although many of the issues with the Marucci Team were corrected with the Marucci ONE.
How does the Marucci One compare to the Easton XL3?
The 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR (MCB1) will be more balanced than the end-loaded 2014 Easton XL3 (BB14X3). Other than that, both will be one piece BBCOR certified alloy bats.
Which current Marucci BBCOR -3 33/30 is most comparable to the CAT 5, the red and white model?
The 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR (MCB1) or the Marucci TEAM (MCBT) would be the most comparable currently available bats to the CAT 5. They will be similar by design but the performance will not be as hot as on the CAT 5 due to performance restrictions since it's release.
Should I get the Marucci One or the 2014 Easton S3 for high school, and I'm a contact hitter.
The Marucci ONE (MCB1) and the Easton S3 (BB13S3) are both one-piece alloy bats. They are equally high performing and have the BBCOR stamp. To decide on which bat comes down to personal preference.
Which bat do you prefer; the 2014 Marucci ONE or the 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault? I care about performance not the looks of it.
The 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR (MCB1) and the 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault BBCOR (BBAS14-RR) will be very similar in terms of overall design and performance. They are both balanced similarly and are both durable one-piece alloy designs. Both meet BBCOR standards for performance. The preference for one or the other would come down to which brand you prefer.
I'm 5'7 120 lbs. Im a contact and occasional power hitter. Would this be a good bat for a first time bbcor user looking to have the fastest swing possible? What length would be best for me?
The 2014 Marucci ONE (MCB1) would be another good choice for you. It has new Anti-Vibration technology and is very well balanced as well.
I am 5 foot 8 inches tall and weigh 160 pounds. I hit mostly for power but i wanted to know if this would be a good bat for me.
The 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR (MCB1) Black is a great option for a power hitter. It has a stiff flex and a durable alloy design that power hitters would prefer.
Can you compare the 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR: MCB1 Black Adult vs. the Black 2?
The 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR (MCB1) is a one-piece alloy design. This bat is also very balanced. While the Marucci Black 2 BBCOR (MCBB20) is a Seamless two-piece hybrid design with a composite handle and alloy barrel. This bat will also be very evenly balanced swing weight with an extended barrel for a larger sweet spot.
I have a son that is playing middle school ball. He is 5'6" tall 120 lbs. He is a contact hitter. Would this bat be a good fit in 31-28?
Yes, the 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR (MCB1) Black Adult would be a great bat for a contact hitter with its balanced swing weight.
Which is a better bat the Easton S3 or the Marucci ONE?
It is hard to say which is best, these bats are very comparable. Both the 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR (MCB1) and the Easton S3 BBCOR will feature a very balance swing, a large sweet spot, and a one-piece aluminum design. You would make a great decision either way!
Does Easton have a similar bat to the Marucci ONE BBCOR?
The Easton S3 is very similar to the 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR (MCB1) Black Adult. They are both one-piece alloy designs with balanced swing weights.
Which one of these bats is best for a contact hitter? The marucci one or black 2 or the voodoo overlord bbcor?
I would recommend the 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR (MCB1) for a contact hitter.
Is this bat a drop 8? I play in middle school. Is this the right bat for me?
The 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR (MCB1) is a -3. If your middle school requires a BBCOR bat, the Marucci ONE is a great option. If they require a -8, the 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148) is the good choice.
Is the Marucci One BBCOR or the Marucci Team BBCOR better suited for contact hitters? And which one has a bigger sweet spot?
The Marucci One was engineered from scratch and is a totally new bat compared to the Team line. Through player testing Marucci found most players were looking for better balance and bigger sweet spots, based on this feedback they designed the One line of bats with a new shape profile and a wall thickness optimized for sweet spot and balance improvements. The One is the better choice for most hitters.
What are the differences between the 2014 Marucci ONE and the 2013 Marucci Team?
The 2014 Marucci One features an entirely new profile inspired by Marucciâ€™s Big League Board of Directors and was designed to be even more balanced than the 2013 Marucci Team. The improved balance is the result of the Oneâ€™s new shape and wall thickness profiles. Players will also notice new professionally-inspired knob taper shapes, which many have said offers even better feel and control.
I am a freshman in highschool and more of a line drive/contact hitter. Is this the right bat for me or what other bat out there is best for contact hitters?
Yes, the 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR: MCB1 Black Adult would be a fine bat for you. Another great model for your type of hitting style would be the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR.
What is the difference between the (MCB1) bat and the Marucci Elite bat I purchased last year?
This 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR: (MCB1) Black Adult bat is a balanced one-piece alloy while the Elite is a two-piece seamless hybrid that features a "mutimaterial" barrel. The Elite is more balanced than the ONE because of that barrel design, but both bats are solid options that offer a stiff flex on contact.
Now is the 32" in. 29 oz. cat 5^2 (red/white) legal for high school BBCOR and does it have the stamp? And is the Marucci one an improved model of it?
The Marucci CAT 5 32" 29 oz. is legal in high school. It has the BBCOR stamp. The 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR (MCB1) is the newest version of the CAT 5.
Is the Marucci CAT 5^2, the red and white one, still legal for high school? Also are they like the Marucci ONE with the balanced swing weight?
The 33" and 34" models of the Marucci CAT 5^2 BBCOR: (MCB2) do not meet BBCOR standards and are not allowed for play in High School or College. This 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR: (MCB1) Black Adult offers very similar balance and design to the CAT 5^2, but the ONE is approved for High School play and meets the BBCOR certification standards.
Is the 2013 Rawlings more balanced than the 2014 Marucci one?
Both the 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR (MCB1) and the 2013 Rawlings feature a balanced swing weight. They also feature the one piece alloy design so their swing weights will be comparable.
Is the "Marucci One" and "Marucci Team" the same bat?
The 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR: MCB1 Black Adult replaced the aMarucci Team bat. They both use the same high performing alloy.
How does the Marucci 1 BBCOR compare to the EXOgrid 2?
The 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR: MCB1 Black Adult and the Louisville Slugger TPX EXOGRID 2 BBCOR: BB12EX2 both have a balanced swing weight. They both feature a stiff one-piece alloy design as well. The Marucci ONE may be slightly more durable, however, both are great options.
Is the Marucci One or the 2014 Easton S3 better and why?
The 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR: MCB1 Black Adult and the Easton S3 are both going to be comparable in their performance. The Marucci One is slightly more balanced.
I am 5'11" and weigh about 185 lbs. I'm a contact and a power hitter. Which bat would be better for me? The 2014 Marucci One or the 2013 Marucci Black 2?
Both are great balanced bats. The Marucci Black 2 will be higher performing as it is a two-piece bat with an alloy barrel and composite handle. You will have less vibration and more flex with the Marucci Black 2 than with the Marucci One.
What are differences between this and the CAT 5?
The 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR: MCB1 Black Adult features a very similar profile to the CAT 5 BBCOR models, but the AZ3000 Alloy in the ONE models has been improved and offers better durability while still providing great performance. The balance and performance will be comparable between the two models.
Which bat is better, the Marucci Team or the Marucci ONE?
The Marucci ONE BBCOR is completely redesigned and is the closest model to the CAT 5 that Marucci has produced. The Marucci ONE has a new refined professionally-inspired shape. It comes with a wood-like knob that provides improved balance and a greater sense of control. It also features a ring-free barrel and thicker walls to provide more durability.
Should I get this or Marucci Black 2? I'm a power hitter.
The 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR: MCB1 Black Adult bat is a balanced model. Generally a power hitter will prefer a more slightly end loaded model like the Marucci Black 2.
What should I get? This, or the Marucci Elite? I'm looking for the most balanced bat.
The 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR: MCB1 Black Adult is a one-piece alloy with a very balanced swing weight, but the Elite's "multilateral barrel technology" combines the lighter composite material with its alloy barrel. This allows it to have a more-balanced design than the ONE and one of the lightest swing weights on the market.
I am 15, 5' 8", and 130 pounds. I'm a contact/line drive hitter. I heard this is like the CAT 5 which was my favorite bat. Will this be a good balanced bat for me?
Definitely. The 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR: MCB1 Black Adult is a well-balanced model that would fit a contact/line drive hitter's playing style best. Marucci redesigned the ONE models to have a very similar bat profile to the CAT 5 you're used to.
What has changed on the Marrucci One from the Team bats?
The 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR: MCB1 Black Adult features a slightly altered blend of materials that makes up the AZ3000 alloy and its profile has been redesigned to be much more similar to the CAT 5 (one of their most popular bat lines).
Can it be used for a contact hitter?
Yes, the 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR: MCB1 Black Adult is a very balanced model. It would be great for a contact/line drive hitter.
Can this bat be used for a power hitter?
The 2014 Marucci ONE BBCOR: MCB1 Black Adult would be a good option for a power hitter who likes a balanced bat. The stiff flex of the one-piece design transfers the energy the hitter creates more efficiently to the ball on contact.
is this bat for power hitters and is it similar to the Cat5?
Yes, the Marucci ONE is very similar in design to the Cat 5 model. The Marucci ONE is a one-piece all alloy design. It will have a swing weight that is very similar to the previous Cat 5 model. Since the Marucci ONE is a stiff one-piece design it is ideal for the power hitters.
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