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2020 DeMarini Voodoo One Review

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

Cage and game hitting and exit speeds and direct player feedback compromise this 2020 DeMarini Voodoo Review. The bat is considered a light swinging, entry-level performance baseball bat in the single-piece aluminum space. The Voodoo One, not to be confused with the hybrid Voodoo Balanced, comes in BBCOR, USA, and USSSA. Players looking for a value deal or big and strong players that want a very light swing in a stiff bat will like the 2020 DeMarini Voodoo One. The USA bat is a real bright spot, the BBCOR version is average, and the USSSA bat is avoidable.

Voodoo One

Generally, our hitters like the light swing of the Voodoo One. Parents like the light price point of the Voodoo One. In terms of a great feel, very few say the Voodoo One has it. The barrel isn’t huge either. Still, despite its shortcomings, it makes up for it in a good size offering, legit… Jump to the full review.


Quick Review

Generally, our hitters like the light swing of the Voodoo One. Parents like the light price point of the Voodoo One. In terms of a great feel, very few say the Voodoo One has it. The barrel isn’t huge either. Still, despite its shortcomings, it makes up for it in a good size offering, legit performance if you square it up, and an affordable price.

Generally, those who are very serious about youth competitive baseball won’t find the Voodoo very exciting. Its hand ringing nature and smaller barrel aren’t things people praise in the dugout. On the other end of the spectrum, serious college players prefer single-piece bats with an end load. The 2020 Voodoo One is a single-piece bat, but it swings light. Some players in the NCAA like its stiff feel and bat speed, as are there youth players and parents who like its sound, performance, and price to make it their bat of choice. The most recommendable bat of the bunch is the drop 5 USA version, which serves as a great cold-weather bat or BP stick for the growing youth competitive player.

BBCOR Voodoo One Recommendations
2020 DeMarini Voodoo One Review

It is a single-piece bat, so that you can expect some ring in the hands-on mishits. As well, it swings light, so you’ll get no help in the girth department for that hand ring you notice. If you are going this route, we’d consider going an inch bigger than you’d usually do. A 32-inch BBCOR hitter might really benefit from the extra inch they can get without much swing increase on the 2020 Voodoo One.

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USA Voodoo One Recommendations
2020 DeMarini Voodoo One Review

Of all the 2020 DeMarini Voodoo One bats, the USA version is the most recommendable. Its price point makes it more palatable, and the reviews on aluminum barreled USA bats do quite well compared to their composite peers. We expect that when the USA Voodoo One clears out of inventory, the prices will drop to very reasonable. This is a great entry-level USA bat for a light-swinging kid getting their feet wet with serious bats or a legit cold weather BP bat for a drop 10 player. We’d suggest you get an inch longer than you usually swing or, if you’re feeling crazy, go for your first drop 5.

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USSSA Voodoo One Recommendations
2020 DeMarini Voodoo One Review

In short, people generally don’t tell their friends about this bat. It’s a straightforward aluminum single-piece bat at an entry-level price point that’s about twice as bats that get as good of rating. Think of a bat-like the Axe Origin; a single-piece bat at least comes with something to talk about. The Origin is half its price. The USSSA version is the least popular of the BBCOR or USA models. At its full price point, we rarely think it is worth the buy. When it goes on discount, though, that is a different story.

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2020 vs 2018 Voodoo One

Compared to the 2019 Voodoo One, the only change is the end cap’s change to a “ReACTION END CAP.” In effect, the end cap is supposed to hone in the swing weight and help with some barrel performance. Our expectation is it won’t change the on-field or general sentiment when compared to the 2019. In other words, we would not buy a 2020 Voodoo One until you can no longer find the 2019 versions at a discount.

2018

Bat Review

Voodoo One

We have now spent considerable time both in the cage and during games with the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo One balanced. It is a light swinging version of the older Voodoo Insane and does really well against a bat like the Rawlings VELO.

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2017

Voodoo One

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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Comparable Bats

There are several single-piece aluminum bats on the market—not many have an MSRP of $249 for BBCOR. Some, like the CAT 8 and Velo, price out well over that and, we think, rightfully so. Those bats have done a remarkable job in the single-piece space with a big barrel and strong swing. The most similar bat in pricing and makeup to the 2020 Voodoo One is the 2020 Slugger Omaha. However, when comparing user reviews, Omaha, to put it mildly, wipes the floor in BBCOR, USA, and USSSA.

2019 Velo
See the Velo Review

After recording several hitter’s experiences with the 2019 Rawlings Velo, we write this review. In short, hitters liked the light swing, loud sound, and trusted name of the 2019 Velo. The bat is a light swinging, sounds loud, and can hit it well if you can dial it in. Many players don’t like what they think is the smaller sweet spot and the hand wrings on mishits.

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2020 Omaha
See the Omaha Review

2020 Louisville Slugger Omaha Review: Value. Value. Value. After hitting with every version of the 2020 Slugger Omaha, we are confident it will continue to dominate the value purchase realm of all baseball. It serves as a legit option for novice and expert alike in the BBCOR, USSSA and USA space with a reasonable price point most parents are willing to pay. Our favorite, if we had to choose, is the drop 5 USA Omaha. With the exception of the 33 and 34-inch BBCOR, 2020 Omahas are built with a light swing in mind. Those two BBCOR versions are intentionally built for a heavy swing. Our Score 9.8/10 (BBCOR); 9.5/10(USSSA); 9.8/10 (USA).

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2019 Alpha
See the Alpha Review

Easton starts their 2019 BBCOR bat offering with the new Alpha.

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2020 Voodoo One Construction

The barrel of the Voodoo One is the same material that makes up the very popular 2020 Voodoo. That bat is a two-piece hybrid with a terribly similar name. Remember, the ONE means it’s a one-piece. The other piece on the 2020 Voodoo One is the end cap which, as we stated above, is upgraded from the 2019 version to be a bit more durable and lighter.

Bat Sizing Options

  • 2020 DeMarini Voodoo One USA | Drop 10 | 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch

2020 DeMarini Voodoo One Review

  • 2020 DeMarini Voodoo One USSSA | Drop 10 | 29, 30, 31, 32-inch

2020 DeMarini Voodoo One Review

  • 2020 DeMarini Voodoo One BBCOR | Drop 3 | 30, 31, 32, 33, 34-inch

2020 DeMarini Voodoo One Review

8
Pop
9.8
Durability
9.3
Feel on Sweet Spot Hits
7
Feel on Mishits
9.3
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