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2020 DeMarini The Goods Review

2020 DeMarini The Goods Review

2020 DeMarini The Goods Review: Endloaded, Stiff, Big Hitting. We put the 2020 DeMarini The Goods two piece bat in the hands of 3 serious BBCOR ball players. Each found the bat to swing heavy (in a good way), feel great and look fantastic. We also watched many NCAA 2019 College World Series players give it a shot. The bat is a great shift from the Voodoo Insane of 2019 and is clearly built for the big hitter who still likes a two piece hybrid instead of a single piece aluminum. Our Score: 9/10.

In some sense, the 2020 The Goods DeMarini bat replaces the heavier versions in the 2019 DeMarini Voodoo line. It comes in two versions: a single piece (like the Voodoo One) and a hybrid (like the Voodoo Insane).

As such, the bat will fit really well with elite high school and college play… Jump to the full review.


2020 DeMarini The Goods Video Review

2020 DeMarini The Goods Review: Endloaded, Stiff, Big Hitting. We put the 2020 DeMarini The Goods two piece bat in the hands of 3 serious BBCOR ball players. Each found the bat to swing heavy (in a good way), feel great and look fantastic. We also watched many NCAA 2019 College World Series players give it a shot. The bat is a great shift from the Voodoo Insane of 2019 and is clearly built for the big hitter who still likes a two piece hybrid instead of a single piece aluminum. Our Score: 9/10.

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In some sense, the 2020 The Goods DeMarini bat replaces the heavier versions in the 2019 DeMarini Voodoo line. It comes in two versions: a single piece (like the Voodoo One) and a hybrid (like the Voodoo Insane).

As such, the bat will fit really well with elite high school and college players that like heavier swings, aluminum barrels and stiff feels through contact.

Recommendations

This is a BBCOR only bat (at least for now). So, it will clearly only work for the BBCOR players out there. As well, it have an end load, aluminum barrel and stiff feel. So, if you like more vibration in your hands, can wield a biggers tick and like the hot out of the wrapper performance of a metal barrel then it should be considered. The Voodoo Insane has long been one of our favorite bats.

BBCOR The Goods Recommendations
2020 DeMarini The Goods Review

Although it is still early, we fully expect The Goods from DeMarini to carry the Voodoo Insane line with dignity. The fact several college players in the 2019 CWS used The Goods, while their peers used the Voodoo Insane, point to the fact the bat is atleast a good replacement—if not a flat out improvement.

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2020 vs 2019 The Goods

There is no The Goods for 2019. Of course, as we state above, the idea is to reshape the heavier swinging Voodoo line. That is, it will 'replace' the 2019 Voodoo Insane. So, if you don't quite want to splurge for the new 2020 The Goods from DeMarini try and find a 2019 Voodoo Insane.

2019

Bat Review

Voodoo Balanced

Before we are confusing, the 2019 DeMarini Voodoo Balanced is often referred to as just the 2019 DeMarini Voodoo.

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2018

Voodoo Insane

After a couple of games, several hours in the cage, reading direct user reviews, discussing the bat with the manufacturer and major vendors we put together the following review on the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo Insane. Although the bat does come with a larger barrel then the Balanced Voodoo or One, the added end weight is a real hindrance to smaller hitters. If, then, you are stronger hitter looking for a hybrid bat then we are confident you'll be happy with the 2018 Demarini Voodoo Insane.

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2017

Bat Review

Voodoo Insane

We have a week's worth of cage hitting with the 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Insane. We've also exchanged emails with DeMarini discussing the upgrades and performance of this new bat.

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Comparable Bats

Compared to the 2019 class of bats (this review is quite early) you can look to other big swinging hybrid bats. For example, Louisville Slugger’s 719 Select (which will be called the 2020 PWR Select for 2020). As well, Marucci’s CAT Connect line might make some sense too.

2019 719 Select

Compare the 719 Select Review

The 2019 Louisville Slugger 719 Select is a hybrid bat that serves the two piece space well.

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2019 Voodoo Balanced

Compare the Voodoo Balanced Review

Before we are confusing, the 2019 DeMarini Voodoo Balanced is often referred to as just the 2019 DeMarini Voodoo.

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2020 Gattaca

Compare the Gattaca Review

We spoke with engineers responsible for the 2020 Gattaca at DeMarini. As well, we spent hours reading up on their site and discussed the 2020 Gattaca with a number of bat experts. In short, the Gattaca is a hybrid bat that uses unique inner barrel grooves to optimize the flight path of well hit balls. We discuss more of the science below in our 2020 DeMarini Gattaca BBCOR Review.

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Research: 2020 DeMarini The Goods

2020 DeMarini The Goods Review

2020 The Goods Construction

The 2020 The Goods will come in both a two piece and single piece version. The Two piece is a hybrid (meaning a composite handle and aluminum barrel). The single piece is one piece of aluminum and referred to as “The Goods One Piece”. All the CWS BBCOR players we saw used the two piece version.

The Goods uses the familiar X14 aluminum barrel. This is the same type of aluminum found in the Voodoo. The connective piece in The Goods is a 3 Fusion system like the CF and Voodoo models but tuned tighter for less give and more stiffness for bigger hitters. They did redesign a specific end cap for The Goods built specifically for power hitters–so stronger, more durable and not as concerned with weight control.

Bat Sizing Options

The Goods comes in a 32, 33, and 34 inch BBCOR. Heavier swinging BBCOR bats tend to the 32, 33 and 34 lengths.

You can see our BBCOR bat sizing section for more details on the right and popular bat sizes.

2020 DeMarini The Goods Review

9.5
Pop
9.3
Durability
9.3
Feel on Sweet Spot Hits
9.3
Feel on Mishits
9.5
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