Questions and Answers for Marucci Team BBCOR: MCBT Black Adult
Is there a specific color of the Marucci Team bats designed for a power hitter?
No, all of the Marucci Team models will be constructed the same way. Marucci offers different colors to pair up with your teams colors.
When will you get 2014 Marucci series?
The 2014 Marucci Black, ONE and Elite are now available.
My 13 year old grandson plays Pony League. Is there a stamp on it stating "approved for Pony League"?
The Marucci Team BBCOR: MCBT Black Adult, and other bats with 2 5/8" barrel diameters, will not have the approved for PONY baseball phrase listed on them. Youth bats with 2 1/4" barrel diameter will need to be labeled "Approved for PONY". BBCOR bats like this model are approved for PONY.
Is the color the only difference between the bats? If not, what are the differences?
The Marucci Team BBCOR: MCBT Black Adult bat and the other colored Marucci Team BBCOR bats will have the exact same design. Also, the performance will be equal as well.
Is this bat better then the 2012 Marucci Black's?
The 2012 Marucci Blacks were banned because they were too hot. The Black 2's feature a composite handle and alloy barrel similar to the 2012 model. The 2012 Marucci Team is a one-piece all alloy bat.
Is this a good bat for someone looking for a little more power?
The Marucci Team BBCOR: MCBT Black Adult features a balanced swing weight that allows a player to achieve higher swing speeds. Increased swing speeds will result in more power for the player.
My friend told me that some full composite bats break in cold temperatures. Is this true?
Full composite bats should not be used in temperatures below 55 degrees. The Marucci Team BBCOR: MCBT Black Adult is an alloy bat and can be used in colder temperatures. However, we don't recommend using alloy or composite under 55 degrees.
Which would you recommend: the Team or the CAT 5?
The Marucci Team BBCOR: MCBT Black Adult replaced the CAT 5. The Team uses the same AZ3000 alloy and design as the CAT 5, but now comes in multiple color options.
I'm 14 and 6'0",130 lbs. What size should I get for this bat?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 32" model in the Marucci Team BBCOR: MCBT Black Adult bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach tool at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Will this bat be legal for next year for high school baseball?
The Marucci Team BBCOR: MCBT Black Adult is legal in high school in 2014.
I'm a bigger player. I hit for power most of the time. I need a bat that is balanced enough to hit opposite field as I get pitched away a lot. I'm a fan of a good batting average so should I get this Marucci or a RIP-IT Prototype Air?
Both the Marucci Team BBCOR: MCBT Black Adult and the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult are great bats and will be very balanced.
When will you get a 32 inch bat?
The Marucci Team BBCOR: MCBT Black Adult is a discontinued model. We will not receive more inventory.
I'm trying to decide between the Team and the S2. Which is better for a contact hitter?
The Marucci Team BBCOR: MCBT Black Adult and 2013 Easton S2 BBCOR: BB13S2 Adult are both well balanced bats, great for a contact hitter. Typically contact hitters prefer a two-piece design, so we recommend the S2.
Is this like the CAT 5? I hit good with the CAT 5 and I am 5' 11" and 170 pounds.
The Marucci Team BBCOR: MCBT Black Adult replaced the Marucci CAT 5. It is a little more end loaded than the Marucci CAT 5.
I hit great with my friends CAT 5, is this a good bat for me?
The Marucci Team BBCOR: MCBT Black Adult bat will swing like the CAT 5. It is one-piece fully alloy, plus it will be very balanced in swing weight.
Would this bat be good for a power hitter? I am 6' and 190 lbs.
The Marucci Team BBCOR is more balanced for a contact hitter.
Would you recommend the Marucci Team BBCOR or the Easton S3 for more pop and durability?
The Marucci Team BBCOR is very similar to the Easton S3. They both are one-piece alloy bats. But I believe that the Easton S3 will have more pop and last longer then the Marucci Team.
Is this bat balanced or end loaded?
The Marucci Team BBCOR: MCBT Black/White Adult is a balanced bat.
What's the difference between the Marucci Black 2 and the Team series?
The primary difference between is the 2013 Marucci Black 2 BBCOR is a half and half bat while the Marucci Team BBCOR is a one-piece alloy bat.
Is the 32/29 BBCOR Cat 5 still legal?
Yes, the BBCOR version of the Marucci Cat 5 have been recalled for being to hot.
What is the coldest temperature you can safely use this bat in?
In general, I would not recommend using the Marucci Team BBCOR: MCBT Black/White Adult or any other bat in temperatures below 55 degrees.
Is the 31" model legal for middle school baseball?
There is not a national set of rules that govern Middle School baseball, but the Marucci Team BBCOR: MCBT is a BBCOR certified bat that should be 100% legal.
Are all sizes of Marucci Cat 5 baseball bats illegal for 2013 season?
No, only the 33" and the 34" Marucci Cat 5 will be banned for the 2013 season.
Is this bat certified for High School and Dixie baseball?
Yes. The Marucci Team BBCOR is certified for both High School and Dixie baseball.
Is there a difference between the Marucci Team bats according to the color?
No. The Marucci Team BBCOR bats are all the same. They are just offered in different colors.
Can this bat be used in cooler weather up north?
It is recommended that any alloy or composite bat be used only in temperatures above 55 degrees. The temperature effects the balls, not the bat and there is a higher number of damaged bats reported when the temperature is under 55 degrees.
Is this bat more balanced than the black 2?
Both the Marucci Team BBCOR: MCBT Black/White Adult baseball bat and the Marucci Black 2 BBCOR: MCBB20 Adult baseball bat have a balanced swing weight. There will not be a noticeable difference in balance.
Does the Cat 5 outperform this bat? Also, is the 32/29 Cat 5 still legal for BBCOR?
No, the Marucci Cat 5 is not approved for BBCOR play.
Can i use this bat for high school baseball?
Yes, the Marucci Team BBCOR: MCBT Black/White Adult is BBCOR certified. Therefore, it is legal for high school play.
If I order this bat and I find out that i don't like it, can i return it to you?
Once a bat has been used, we are unable to take it back for a refund or exchange. However, if it remains in new and unused condition, it can be returned within any timeframe for a full refund or exchange.
Are Marrucci BBCOR bats made in the USA?
Yes, Marucci bats are made in the USA.
How does this bat compare to the new 2013 Easton S3 or S4?
All three bats are one piece alloy bats. The Marucci Team BBCOR: MCBT Black/White Adult bat and the Easton S3 bat have 2 5/8 inch barrel while the S4 has a 2 1/2 inch barrel.
Is this bat, the 2013 Rawlings 5150, or the Rip-It Prototype the most balanced? I am looking for a balanced bat hopefully under $200. Thank you.
The Marucci Team and the Rawlings 5150 will be the more balanced of the three models.
What size would you recommend? I am 5'11 215 lbs.
Typically someone your size would use a 32 inch to a 34 inch bat with a 33 inch being most typical.
Is this bat good for getting around fast on the ball?
That really depends on the strength and swing speed of the player, but the Marucci Team BBCOR: MCBT Black/White Adult bat is balanced with an average swing weight.
Does this bat have a good sweet spot? Would you recommend it to a more contact or power hitter?
Yes, the Marucci Team BBCOR has a large sweet spot and features Marucci's high performing AZ3000 alloy. This bat would be a great fit for both a contact and power hitter.
I am a 5'7" 13 year old who is a power hitter. I am 150 pounds and was wondering if I should get -5 cat 5 or a -3 marucci team?
That all depends on what size bat you are currently using and if you have ever swung a -3 bat before. Both are great bats, but I would recommend swinging both a -5 and -3 bat side by side to get a better idea of your swing speed and bat control with each size.
Would you recommend this to a power hitter?
The Marucci Team BBCOR would be an excellent choice for a power hitter.
Which bat would you recommend for a contact hitter? The Marucci Team 2012 or the DeMarini Voodoo 2011?
The Marucci Team 2012 is going to be more balanced than the DeMarini Voodoo for a contact hitter, so I would recommend the Marucci.
How much pop does this bat have and is it good for a contact hitter?
The Marucci Team BBCOR would work great for a contact hitter. It is made of high performing AZ3000 alloy which gives the bat great pop.
I am a power hitter who gets his power from strength and bat speed i have used the rival in the past and love it would u recommend the marrucci team?
In terms of construction the Rival and the Team series are similar, so if you liked the Rival the Team Series should fit your needs. You can contact our customer service at 1-866-321-2287 for any suggestions on other one piece aluminum bats.
Is this approved for Babe Ruth play?
The Marucci Team BBCOR is approved in Babe Ruth League.
How is the weight distribution?
The Marucci Team bats have a balanced weight distribution.
Is all the team bats the made the same? i notice there is different color writing.
All the Marucci Team bats are identical. The only difference is the color.
is this bat the same as the cat 5 bbcor
The Marucci Team BBCOR: MCBT is the bat that has replaced the Cat 5. It is a one-piece alloy just like the Cat 5, but it has some updated features.
Why are one piece bats for power hitter and why are two piece bats for contact hitters?
Power hitters typically like the more stiff feel that a one piece bat designs possible due to their strength level. Contact hitters sometimes prefer bats that have a more flexible feel on contact.
Which bat is more even weight, the CAT 5 or the Team?
The CAT5 and the Marucci Team both have balanced swing weights and have a very similar feel.
Why is the Marucci Team $100 less than the Marucci Black?
The Marucci Team and Marucci Black are two completely different bat designs, hence the price difference. The Team is a one-piece alloy and the Black is a two-piece hybrid with an alloy barrel and composite handle.
I am a sophomore in high school who hits for power. What should I get, the Marucci Team or the Marucci Black?
If you are a power hitter then the Marucci Team would be a great choice for you! The Marucci Black is a great bat, but the two-piece design of this bat is usually better suited for contact hitters.
What is the difference between the red, black, blue, orange, and green Team bats?
There are not any differences among the red, black, blue, orange, or green Marucci Team bats. They are just different colors to help give players a variety of colors to choose from.
Is the Team end loaded or balanced?
The weight in the Marucci Team is evenly distributed. This gives the bat a balanced feel.
Is this bat legal for high school and college ball?
The Marucci Team is BBCOR approved and is legal for use in high school and collegiate level play.
What is the drop weight on this bat?
The Marucci Team BBCOR is an adult BBCOR bat with a -3 drop. All adult bats will have a -3 drop.
What is better, the Marucci Team or the Marucci Black?
Both, the Marucci Black and the Marucci Team are great bats. Determining which one is better is difficult and is really dependent on the type of hitter you are. If you are more of a power hitter, the Team would probably be the best option for you because it is a one-piece ally. However, if you are more of a contact hitter, then the two-piece hybrid design of the Black would probably better suit your needs.
Is this a one-piece bat?
Yes, the Marucci Team is a one-piece all alloy bat. A bat like the Team would be a great option for a power hitter!
Do you have the Marucci Team bats in stock?
Yes, we currently have the Marucci Team bats available in the colors available on our website. We run a live inventory on our site, so if we sell out of a certain size, we will remove that item from our site.
Is this Team bat BBCOR certified?
Yes, the Marucci Team is BBCOR certified and legal for high school or collegiate level play.
How does the Marucci Team compare to the Marucci CAT 5?
The Marucci Team BBCOR: MCBT-B Adult bat is Marucci's 2013 one-piece alloy model that replaced the Marucci CAT 5. The Marucci Team bat is BBCOR certified and legal for play in NCAA and NFHS sanctioned events.
For an average on base hitter with good power, would this or the Marucci Black be a better bat for me to use?
The Marucci Team bats are a one-piece alloy design made more for power hitters. The Marucci Black is a two-piece hybrid design that has more flex when swung; designed more for a contact hitter.
How does this compare to the Marucci Black?
The Marucci Team BBCOR will be stiffer than the Marucci Black because it is a one-piece bat. Both are very high performing.
Would you recommend the CAT 5, Marucci Black, or Marucci Team based on pop? I am a power hitter.
All are great bats with very good pop. The CAT 5 and Team models are one-piece bats that often benefit power hitters. The CAT 5 was one of the highest performing BBCOR bats on the market, but it has been discontinued and we no longer have any in stock. I think the Team bat is comparable to the CAT 5, but it will be hard to match the CAT 5's performance. If you prefer a one-piece bat, go with the Team, if you have traditionally used two-piece bats with success, go with the Marucci Black.
For the money, is the Marucci Team series just as good as the 2012 DeMarini Voodoo?
That depends on who you ask. The Marucci Team bats are stiff, one-piece bats. The DeMarini Voodoo is a two-piece bat with more flex. Both are high performing bats, just depends on whether you prefer a two-piece or one-piece bat.
What is the difference between the colors of the bats?
The Marucci Team bats are the same design and construction, except one is blue, one is red, one is orange, one is green, and one is black.
How long is the break-in period for this bat?
Since the Marucci Team does not have a composite barrel, there is no break-in period required. This bat will be hot right out of the wrapper!
Does this bat come in a 33/30?
The Marucci Team is available in a 33/30. Our website shows all sizes we have available and that are ready to ship.
What is the drop of this bat?
Since the Marucci Team is an adult BBCOR bat, it will have a -3 drop. All adult bats have a -3 drop.
Does this bat have a balanced or end loaded feel?
The weight in the Marucci Team is evenly distributed. This gives the bat a very balanced feel.
Is this bat college approved?
The Marucci Team is BBCOR certified and is legal for high school or collegiate level play.
Does this bat have the USSSA stamp on the bat?
The Marucci Team BBCOR does not have the USSSA stamp. Adult bats are not stamped with the USSSA approval as they are BBCOR certified and do not have to feature the USSSA stamp. The Marucci Team is offered in a Senior League model that does feature the USSSA stamp.
Is this bat alloy or composite?
The Marucci Team is a one-piece fully alloy design. There is no composite material anywhere in the bat.
Is this a one-piece or two-piece bat?
The Marucci Team is a one-piece all alloy bat. A bat like the Marucci Team is great for power hitters.
Is this a BBCOR bat?
The Marucci Team BBCOR does meet the BBCOR certifications and is approved for play at the high school and collegiate level.
How does this bat differ from the Cat 5 Squared BBCOR? Is it better?
The Marucci Team is very comparable to the Marucci CAT 5 and designed with the same high end alloy as the Cat 5. Both have excellent pop and performance.
Do you think this bat will get banned like the Cat 5?
I do not think the Marucci Team BBCOR bat will get banned like the 33" Marucci CAT 5. The 33" 30 oz. CAT 5 was the only size that was decertified. Marucci has since done a great job of testing their bats to make sure they are legal for play at the different levels. If the Marucci Team does lose its BBCOR certification, the NCAA and NFHS will be the governing bodies that make this ruling.
Does this have a -3 drop weight?
The Marucci Team does in fact have a -3 drop. All adult BBCOR bats will have a -3 drop.
Is this bat approved for NCAA play?
Yes it is. This Marucci Team bat is BBCOR certified and legal for NCAA play.
Is this approved for high school play?
Absolutely! The Marucci Team is BBCOR certified and is legal for play in high school and collegiate levels.
Is this bat BBCOR certified?
The Marucci Team BBCOR is BBCOR certified and legal for use in high school and collegiate level play.
Is there a break-in period? If so, how long?
Since the Marucci Team BBCOR bat is an all alloy bat, there will not be a break-in period required. Only composite barrel bats will require a break-in.
Where is it made?
Marucci's headquarters is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. However, the Marucci Team model is made overseas.
Would it be too heavy, in your opinion, for a 13 year old who is 5'3 and 100 pounds?
Based on that height and weight, a 29" bat is recommended. Since the smallest size we currently have available is a 31" 28oz, these sizes will probably be too large for you. However, if you feel like you can swing a 31" bat, then I say go for it! It shouldn't hurt anything.
I'm and 8th grader and about 5'4'' and 125 lbs. and wanting to upgrade from a 31 in. 28 oz. Easton Hammer. Would this be a good upgrade?
The Marucci Team would definitely be a great bat to upgrade to. The Team is a full alloy bat like the Hammer and you shouldn't have any problems switching to this bat!
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