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By Bat Digest
Updated August 17, 2023
But it seems different this time. Maybe because bats like the Select PWR, Bonesaber Hybrid, and CAT X Connect are looking great these days at 10 to 20% cheaper NIW? And the gaping hole of a need for a top-notch hybrid is not what it was circa the fall of 2021. At the risk of being dead wrong, we predict some rough waters ahead for a bat line that once ruled the roost. It feels like the Goods came back from a lazy summer vacation only to find a couple of DUDES in the class done growed up. Can it still be the king of the Hybrid Hill? Possible. But the climb to the top won't come without a fight.
Generally, the 2024 The Goods in BBCOR will be built for a bigger hitter that likes a stiff-feeling two-piece bat. The alloy barrel requires no break-in and the barrel profile, although alloy, is pretty good sized. In USA and USSSA we've yet to hear anything official as of releases, since DeMarini released a 2023 The Goods in the USA, we aren't sure if youth versions of the bat will drop. But we will keep you posted.
The 2023 The Goods, this bat's predecessor, may be one of the best-selling BBCOR bats in history. It gets excellent reviews, and you can find the smallest to the biggest kind of hitters using it. It's relatively durable and has sat in the top five of our best BBCOR bats for its entire existence. Will the 2024 compete with it or beat it? We will see, but early reports show that it probably won't come out of the gates as strong as the 2022. The biggest difference, aside from the knob it probably didn't need, is both the change in the connection piece for more durability and an expanded warranty that covers multiple replacements within the first year.