Introducing the 2017 CAT7 and CAT7 Connect

The 2017 CAT7 line is built with AZ4X alloy, the strongest and most responsive in the Marucci arsenal. The increased strength and response rate allowed a barrel design with up to 7 variables of wall thickness without any internal rings or governors. The result? A sweet spot that’s double the size of the CAT6.

Double the sweet spot

When it comes to aluminum bats, thin is definitely "in." Thinner barrel walls produce a greater trampoline effect on contact. The AZ4X alloy's increased tensile strength and higher response rate allowed a 7-variable wall thickness design, meaning a larger area of thinner wall, otherwise known as the "sweet spot." The CAT7 Connect has DOUBLE the sweet spot of the CAT6.

Two-Piece Hybrid

The CAT7 Connect is a two-piece hybrid construction featuring a power-balanced AZ4X alloy barrel with higher MOI and a carbon composite handle connected by SDX technology.

Ring-free Barrel

Unlike other BBCOR designs on the market, the CAT7 is built with no internal rings or governors that would create "dead spots" along the barrel where the alloy is unable to bend and respond. Our ring-free design results in a consistent, highly-responsive barrel from end to end.

Marucci's SDX, or Shock Dissipation Connection technology dismisses harsh, unwanted vibrations at contact, leaving hitters with a smooth, solid feeling with every pop.

Feel the Difference

Marucci's SDX, or Shock Dissipation Connection technology dismisses harsh, unwanted vibrations at contact, leaving hitters with a smooth, solid feeling with every pop.

A new bat should be a new bat. (Not last year's model with this year's paint job.)

Double the sweet spot

When it comes to aluminum bats, thin is definitely "in." Thinner barrel walls produce a greater trampoline effect on contact. The AZ4X alloy's increased tinsel strength and higher response rate allowed a 7-variable wall thickness design, meaning a larger area of thinner wall, otherwise known as the "sweet spot." The CAT7 has DOUBLE the sweet spot of the CAT6.

Less stingers, more dingers

The AV2 knob features a finely tuned and upgraded harmonic dampening system for a better feel and less negative feedback on contact. Also, the two-ounces places otherwise dead weight beneath the hands, so you're actually swinging a lighter bat from hands to cap, resulting in faster swing speeds.

One-piece Alloy

The CAT7 features a one-piece alloy design, giving hitters who love a balanced, traditional feel everything the want in a bat. The ring-free barrel eliminates any "dead spots", extending the consistent, highly-responsive performance from knob to cap.

CAT7 Connect CAT7
AZ4X Alloy
Sweet spot twice as large as the CAT6
Custom micro-perforated soft-touch grip
Ring-free barrel technology
SDX: Shock Dissapation Connection technology
Two-piece hybrid design
Power-balanced barrel: higher MOI
Precision-balanced barrel: lower MOI
AV2 Anti-vibration knob
BBCOR
Senior League -5, -8; JBB -10
CAT7: Approved by the Marucci Player Advisory Board