Product Comparison: Marucci Hex Connect (MSBHCX10) vs Marucci CAT7

General Specifications
About the Product
Less sting equals less hesitation. More barrel equals more contact. The Hex Connect is a two-piece composite Senior League bat that combines Shock Dissipation Connection technology (SDX) with the largest barrel possible resulting in more confidence and maximum performance. Trust yourself. Connect With Confidence.
This Marucci CAT 7 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC7 is similar to that of the CAT 5 and CAT 6, only double the power! You are really going to scare some people if you come to the plate with this bat. Marucci has done a fantastic job of upping the ante from year to year and improving on an already masterful design.
Hex Connect (MSBHCX10)
Key Specs
Bat Size
31 in.
32 in.
Weight Drop
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Marucci Hex Connect (MSBHCX10) 3/4" Diameter Barrel Baseball Bat
  • This bat weighs close to it’s stated weight, but swings easier compared to similar sized bats. For example, my son was using a 2-piece alloy bat 29/17 oz and this Marucci big barrel 29/19 oz is easier to swing.
  • I bought this bat for my soon to be 9 year old son for travel ball. We were mainly looking for a bat with some pop that wouldn't sting his hands and this bat gets 5 stars for both right out of the wrapper.
  • Son loves this bat. He likes it better that the 2016 Easton Mako Composite.
  • My son loves this bat (29/19). He's hit with it for 2 1/2 seasons and uses it at every practice. Still has good pop and no dents. Swings easy.
  • This is a great bat with good pop. My son is not the only one who loves this bat, his teammates are a fan too.
Marucci CAT7 BBCOR Baseball Bat
  • My son just moved up to HS baseball and had tried a few BBCOR bats and they all felt relatively dead compared to his old -5 USSSA stamped bat. When we tried this, he fell in love with the bat.
  • This bat is great. I have a 15yr old who is about medium height and 100 lbs and he can handle this bat fine. Switched from an old 32” drop 3 two piece bat because he was getting jammed a lot and it had a rubbber ring.
  • My son loves this bat. He just moved up the ranks and had to purchase a new bat. After all his research, he settled on this one. He says it's perfectly balanced and he has been getting hit after hit.
  • This has been a great bat for my 14 year old son. I have to say it has helped his batting and distance hitting.
  • My high school son loves this bat. He had the Cat 6 last year. Our only complaint is they did nothing to improve the quality of the paint on the bat.
Size & Weight
36 in.
32 in.
21 oz.
29 oz.
3 in.
4 in.
3 in.
4 in.
White / Green
Barrel Diameter
2 3/4 in.
2 5/8 in.
Swing Weight
Custom micro-perforated soft-touch grip
Standard Grip
Individually handcrafted construction
AZ4X Alloy - Increased Strength With a Higher Response Rate, AV2 Knob, Optimized Barrel Design
What customers say about "Features"
Marucci Hex Connect (MSBHCX10) 3/4" Diameter Barrel Baseball Bat
  • There is no loud “ping” sound which is nice too. Although when you do make good contact, the tone of the bat changes- it’s just not a loud “ping”. Marucci states on their website that this composite bat has a no-ring barrel.
  • Only hit about 100 balls so far so I can't speak to durability but don't foresee any problems. We are extremely happy with this purchase
  • It’s a great bat and has great pop. Has a slightly different sound than other composite bats. It sounds like a composite, but I can hear if he got a solid hit like I could with the cat7 alloy.
  • The barrel degraded progressively to the point that flakes of metal (not just paint) were missing.
  • As much as we paid for the bat, one month later the end pops off. I am pretty sure the end is not made to come off. We realized its just plastic on plastic.
Marucci CAT7 BBCOR Baseball Bat
  • Best pop for your buck...balanced, single piece bat that's durable and can compete with any $450 bat out of the wrapper!
  • It has a nice ring to it when he hits the ball. Overall, a good value relative to more expensive and newer models.
  • Its a bat, it hits balls. I'll leave all this subjectivity about "pop" out of it. Nice grip. Grip swells at the knob a bit so if that isnt your thing, keep moving along.
  • We bought this bat for our son and he loves it. It has a great grip and fit our expectations.
  • The grip is great. This bat is loud! Inside pitches that used to barely jam him is not a problem anymore. The exit velocity of the baseball off this bat is a big improvement.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacter Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
USSSA 1.15 BPF certified
BBCOR Certified
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