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2017 DeMarini Voodoo One Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated November 17, 2022

After 2 hours in the cage and on the tee with the DeMarini Voodoo One, we review thoughts. The One should be considered the 2017 version of the 2016 Insane bat. You will recall that bat was a single piece aluminum bat with a moderately sized barrel and a swing weight for big hitters.

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2017 Voodoo One Video

2017 Voodoo One Video

2017 Voodoo One Models

The 2017 One comes with some upgrades in a slightly larger barrel and slightly lighter swing. But, it is still made for that big hitter who likes a stiff feeling bat. Our 2017 DeMarini Voodoo One Review is below.


General Recomendations

Although a lighter swing and slightly larger barrel than the 2016 DeMarini Insane, the Voodoo One is still built for big hitters who prefer the feel of a one-piece aluminum bat. Consider the One hot out of the wrapper and expect it to have a more wood-like feel than any other bat in DeMarini’s 2017 class. If that is what you are looking for, then this aluminum log might be your ticket.

Model Recommendations


BBCOR Review

Voodoo One BBCOR Ratings (key)
2 3 3 4 1 5 4 5 5 5
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

The 2017 BBCOR Voodoo One is DeMarini's first iteration of the model line. It was adapted from the Voodoo Insane line which swung quite heavy. But for 2017, they took some mass out of the barrel to give it a light swing but with that familiar stiff feel. It now competes with other light swinging single piece bats like the Rawlings VELO and Slugger Omaha.
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2016
Serial: DXVOC
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
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USSSA Drop 10 Review

Voodoo One USSSA Drop 10 Ratings (key)
2 2 4 4 2 3 4 4 3 3
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

The 2017 DeMarini Voodoo One USSSA drop 10 is a 2 3/4 barrel built with a balanced swing and a stiff single piece alloy. The bat is comparable to others in its class, like the Rawlings VELO and Slugger Omaha. The USSSA Voodoo One is an entry-level performance bat in exit speeds versus bats two times its price. However, the bat's feel isn't what most kids hope for---especially if you see fastpitch speed. The stiff single piece aluminum will wring the hands in the event you mishit.
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2016
Serial: DXVOZ
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 3/4
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USSSA Drop 10 Review

Voodoo One USSSA Drop 10 Ratings (key)
2 3 4 4 2 5 3 4 4 3
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2016
Serial: WTDXVDZ17
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 3/4
See other Drop 10 USSSA Bats

Comparable Bats

There are several bats in the single-piece aluminum alloy space with a focus on top-end performance. The 517 from Louisville Slugger, Marucci CAT 7, and Easton Z-Core Speed all come to mind. It is difficult for us to decide which one is better—especially considering we’ve yet to hit with the Voodoo One.

A bat like the Warstic or Easton Z-Core XL might be the most similar to the ONE in construction and swing weight.

Previous Models

Although the Voodoo One Balanced is a combination of various DeMarini bat versions from years past, it is really the 2016 DeMarini Insane’s progeny. It is similar in the sense of a single piece alloy bat built for a stronger hitter who likes a metal bat that performs like wood. However, it is also different in its lighter swing weight and larger barrel. These changes are attributed to the new alloy upgrade in the bat.

Overall Ratings

The overall rating uses seven different weighted metrics to determine our overall score. Half of total rating comes from the player and our exit speed tests (Player Rating: 25%, Performance: 25%).The other categories are Relevance (20%), Demand (10%), Durability (10%), Resell Score (5%), and Tech Specs (5%).

*: When a bat is denoted by a star (*) it is a preliminary rating. Expect it to be updated as we learn more about the bat and gather more data.

(PlaRa) Player Rating: We measure player rating from user reviews. Those users include our own hitters that we test at the lab as well as reviews we find online.

(ExVe) Performance: Performance measures the exit speeds and distances we capture in our hitting lab with HitTrax using these bats.

(Relv) Relevance: We measure the number of sizes and the MOI of the bat. Bats with a wider range of options get a better score.

(Dmnd) Demand: Demand is measured by consumer sentiment and the buzz around the bat.

(Drb) Durability: A bat’s durability is measured by user reviews as well as feedback from manufacturers.

(ReSl) Resell Score: Based on the price the bats go for used. Higher prices mean greater user demand which means, generally, a better bat. A resell value closer to its original price means a higher score.

(Tech) Tech Specs: We rate the bat on its technological advancements from previous years and compared to the industry at large. This is our chance to reward companies who are trying to innovate.
MOI or Mass Moment of Inertia is a measurement of bat swing weight. This quantifies how difficult it is to swing a bat. The industry often refers to this as things like End Load or Balanced but those words have been overused to the point of meaninglessness. We measure the actual swing weights of each bat we test using the industry-standard pendulum period, balance point, and scale weight. You can read more about that here.
The price is the original MSRP price of the bat.
The types of bats are single-piece alloy (SPA), two-piece composite (TPC), single-piece composite (SPC), hybrid (Hyb.), and wood (Wood). Hybrid bats are made of composite handles and alloy barrles.
The estimated date the bat began distribution.

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