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After two years of research and development, the Marucci CAT 9 Connect drop 10, drop 8, and drop 5 have finally arrived! Improving upon the triumphs of the CAT 8 Connect was no easy feat, but Marucci continues to make big strides in their Cat Series, especially when it comes to the 2021 upgrades for the CAT 9 Connect.
Maurcci’s CAT 9 Connect was specifically developed for middle of the order players who want to become gap and power hitters.This bat was purposely fabricated to have an end loaded feel and weight distribution and was tailored for hitters who want to transform their game in the direction of power and performance. The two-piece CAT 9 Connect combines a carbon composite handle with the strengthened, thermally treated AZR alloy barrel making it one of the most durable hybrid bats for the 13 and under category.
Maruccialso added their Outer Locking System which stiffens the handle and allows the hitter to have just the right amount of feel without the hand vibration and bat sting of one piece bats. The OLS connects the composite handle into the AZR alloy barrel using an outer locking sleeve. No other two piece bat connects the handle and barrel in this manner making the CAT 9 Connect truly unique to the drop 10, drop 8 and drop 5 markets. One huge benefit for end loaded bats like the Cat 9 Connect is the larger sweet spot. What you sacrifice in swing weight, you make up for in a higher chance for hitting a solid line drive. If you are a player who is strong for your age and you want to turn your warning track power into light tower power, then try switching to an end loaded bat like the Cat 9 Connect. The Cat 9 Connect is probably the most viable option for players who meet this criteria. If you are looking for a stiff end-loaded hybrid and you want to add some power to your style of play this could be your weapon of choice for the upcoming baseball season.