I bought this bat for my 11 yr old son before the fall season and he loves it. He's not a HR hitter more of a gap to gap type, but he is definitely hitting with more pop than before. Couldn't ask for a better bat for him. Only negative is the grip, but not enough to give it any negative points on rating because that is a preference issue. Changed grip and went to work. Has had the Cat 6,7, Posey, & Demarini Alloy one piece and by far his favorite. Great job Marucci on another great product as usual.