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2017 DeMarini Voodoo One Review

March 3, 2021 | by Bat Digest Review Team | @BatDigest

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.

Voodoo One

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.

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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.

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.

BBCOR Voodoo One Recommendations
2017 DeMarini Voodoo One Review

We would recommend the bat to players who: Prefer the wood-like feel of a one-piece bat—in terms of barrel size, not necessarily swing weight; Subscribe to the idea that bat performance is almost entirely a hitter skill; Want a bat in the performance space, but not from the very top shelf in terms of price; Need a durable BP bat for cold weather with a good weight to it.

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2017 vs 2016 Voodoo One

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.

2016

Bat Review

Uprising

Our 2016 DeMarini Uprising Review (Baseball) comes after a dozen hours of testing in the cage on the field with the drop 10 2 3/4 version of the bat. On the whole, we'd suggest the bat only to those who are looking for a cheap option this year but would also like the guarantee of a warranty from a name brand company. Performance and durability are lacking but not any more than other bats in the price point.

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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.

2017 Velo
See the Velo Review

In the last two weeks, we’ve spent at least 2 hours reading player reviews, company literature and vendor takes on the new 2017 Rawlings VELO.

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Bat Sizing Options

The 2017 DeMarini Voodoo One Balanced comes in a BBCOR and 2 3/4 big barrel drop 10. The BBCOR will come in 30 through 34 inches. The drop 10 2 3/4 will come in a 29 through 32 inch.

BBCOR 30, 31, 32, 33, 34
2 3/4 Drop 10 29, 30, 31, 32

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