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2019 DeMarini Sabatoge USA Bat Review | Drop 11 & Drop 12

By Bat Digest | Last Updated October 23, 2020

The entirely new bat line comes in a drop 12 two piece (blue, grey and black) as well as a single piece drop 11 (red, grey and black) called the Sabotage One. We hit with these bats and measured their swing weights to gather enough data for this 2019 DeMarini Sabotage Bat Review. These bats are built for the hitter looking for an ultra light swing in the USA Bat space. The small 27-inch size swings extremely light (in either the Sabotage or Sabotage One). It is, to date, the lightest swinging USA Bat we have tested and we’ve tested a lot.

Remember, the bats total weight has very little to do with their actual swing weight. You can’t weigh these bats on a kitchen scale and claim they swing a certain way.


2019 Sabatoge Video

2019 Sabatoge Video

2019 Sabatoge Models
USA –10
/10
USA –11
/10

The biggest gap in the USA bat market was the light swinging performance bat. DeMarini fills that void with the 2019 Sabotage.

2019 Sabatoge Models

The biggest gap in the USA bat market was the light swinging performance bat. DeMarini fills that void with the 2019 Sabotage.

USA –10
/10
USA –11
/10
WTDXUML-19

USA Drop 10 Review


OVERALL/10
Sabatoge USA Drop 10 Ratings (key)
3/5 MOI
4/5 Stiff
3/5 Rating
2/5 Tech
2/5 Profile
4/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
1/5 Resell
4/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2018
Serial: WTDXUML-19
Bat Type: Hybrid
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
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WTDXUMO-19

USA Drop 11 Review


OVERALL/10
Sabatoge One USA Drop 11 Ratings (key)
2/5 MOI
/5 Stiff
/5 Rating
/5 Tech
/5 Profile
/5 EV
3/5 Durblty
2/5 Resell
/5 Relvnce
Sizing: -inch
Release Date: August 1, 2018
Serial: WTDXUMO-19
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 1/2
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Overall Ratings Key

To keep consistent ratings across years, models and brands, we’ve devloped an aggregated rating system using 6 categories. As well, we track swing weight (MOI), stiffness and profile although they do not affect the overall score directly. The explanation of each rating is below.

  1. MOI: is the swing weight accurately measured at our bat lab. We score it 1 through 5. No score is better than another. This is a descriptive value. A lower number (1) represents a light swinging bat for its class, while a higher number (5) represents an endloaded bat.
  2. Tech: The tech advancements in the bat are 5% of its overall score. We award points for innovation even if the invention encourages the industry to try new things.
  3. Durability: The bat’s lifespan is rated at 15% of the overall score. We gather this information almost exclusively from the user and player feedback. More reports of a bat breaking then the lower the score.
  4. Stiffness: Stiffness is not counted towards the overall score since it’s a complete preference. The higher the number, the stiffer the bat, the lower the number, the more flex in the bat directly after contact. This is significantly correlated to how good a bat feels on mishits and hits.
  5. Profile: The profile does not count towards the overall score. However, we do track it. A high number means the bat has an extensive profile, and a lower number means it has a small profile.
  6. Resell: We count the secondary market of a used value of the bat as 10% of the overall score. We think the demand for the bat in the secondary market (eBay and SidelineSwap) are a good indicator of how well the bat is perceived to perform. It also shows a more excellent value for the owner as their bat retains more value and no longer becomes valuable to them.
  7. Rating: This is the player rating and represents 25% of the overall score. These are gathered from our hitters and reviews we find online and those we have contact with from other reputable sources.
  8. EV: Exit Velocity is the rankings we create in our exit speed velocity tests every year on bats. This score represents 25% of the overall score.
  9. Relevance: Relevance measures how applicable and available a bat is for consumers. The broader range of sizes and the more appropriate the swing weight for the masses then, the higher the score. This metric accounts for 20% of the overall score.

2019 DeMarini Sabatoge User Reviews

9
Pop
7.5
Durability
8.5
Feel on Sweet Spot Hits
5
Feel on Mishits
4
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LD
3 years ago

So what were your measured swing weights?

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