Not to be confused by the name, although you could have fooled us, the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo One Balanced is not the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo Balanced USABat. This article is the the single piece 2018 DeMarini USABat Voodoo One Review. The hybrid version (aka just DeMarini Voodoo) is identified by a connective piece between the barrel and handle. The Voodoo One is a drop 10 in a 2 5/8 barrel meant for the new USA Bat standard and is intended as the entry level model in DeMarini's performance line of 2018 bats
DeMarini Voodoo One USABat Hitting Video
Best Place to Buy
As an entry level bat found under the umbrella of a massive brands (DeMarini) that is also carried under another massive brand (Wilson) expect to find the DeMarini Voodoo One in most serious bat stores online. The price point makes it a reasonable carry for a place like Dick's and Modell's too, but our advice would be to stay online for the best pricing. As always, we'd check Amazon first and then go from there.
2018 Voodoo One USABat Recommendations
After much hitting of the Voodoo One, we think it a decent option for the value USABat space. It lacked the feel and barrel size we like on more expensive bats. No specific technology to dampen the sting really made smaller players shy away. But, for stronger hitters that don't mind hand sting, or a good BP type bat for cold weather, the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo One USABat might be the perfect fit.
In terms of barrel size it leaves at least a bit to be desired. But it's price point, and single piece design, put the barrel size, swing weight and barrel size in the same categories of other similar bats.
Voodoo One Construction
The Voodoo One in the USABat space, much like its BBCOR version, is a straight forward aluminum single piece bat. DeMarini makes not audacious claims about the inner workings of their barrel on this bat. They use a high grade aluminum barrel that is the same one they use on the more expensive hybrid Voodoo bat.
The most innovative piece found on the Voodoo One is the end cap. The end cap uses three pieces fused together to help increase durability and control swing weight. But, make no mistake, it is ultimately an end cap---and it's hard to get too excited about that.
Voodoo One USABat Comparables
There are atleast a few single piece bats in the drop 10 space within the USABat standard. Most notably, and likely most comparable swing to the DeMarini Voodoo One USABat is the Rawlings VELO drop 10.
Both bats are single piece aluminums, have a light swing weight and in run a similar price point. Rawlings' does use an extended composite end cap and technically has a lighter swing weight, but they are close.
Neither bat has a remarkable barrel size and the hand sting on both is to be remembered. But, in terms of a single piece aluminum meant to take a beating and at least put you in the performance category of bats, the Voodoo One and Rawlings VELO are spot on.
DeMarini Voodoo One Sizing
DeMarini's USABat Voodoo One has released on one drop for 2018 and we have heard no rumblings that will increase this season.
- Drop 10: 28, 29, 30 & 31-inch