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2020 DeMarini CF Glitch Review

See the Awards the 2020 has Won!

July 3, 2020 | by Bat Digest Review Team | @BatDigest

DeMarini’s 2020 Glitch is the same as the 2020 DeMarini CF with the obvious exception of the colorway. That is, it looks different. As well, the Glitch only releases in a drop 5, 8 and 10 in USSSA while the CF has those as well as a BBCOR and USA version too. Our review of the Glitch is, therefore, no different than that of CF. Expect the best performing USSSA bat on the market with a huge barrel, great balance point and a huge chance to impress at every level. In terms of USSSA bats, nothing really compares in terms of market dominance and player feedback.

Our hitters love the big barrel, balanced swing and perfect sound of the DeMarini Glitch. If you like balance, play a lot of baseball and willing to spend top dollar for the best USSSA bat on the market then this is it. The drop 5 is an all-time favorite while the drop 10 is the perfect combo of … Jump to the full review.


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Our hitters love the big barrel, balanced swing and perfect sound of the DeMarini Glitch. If you like balance, play a lot of baseball and willing to spend top dollar for the best USSSA bat on the market then this is it. The drop 5 is an all-time favorite while the drop 10 is the perfect combo of balance, barrel size, and performance.

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We don’t speak like this about every bat. But, in reality, the 2020 CF Glitch (like the CF) is an absolute favorite. WE don’t get to speak bats with such glowing results.

That said, the CF has a history of durability issues. We have had a few CFs over the years break on us too. But, still, we recommend the bat. We suggest you buy it from approved outlets to ensure a warranty. As well, don’t be shy with the bat.
Go hit. (Not in batting cages with yellow balls).
But, we think its silly to treat this bat as a gamer only. We say get some hacks on this bad boy. Don’t start finally working it in after that 12-month mark to then, finally, have it break on you. We find that, if a composite bat from any brand is going to break, they often break early in the life of the bat.

USSSA Recommendations
2020 DeMarini  Review

The USSSA version of the 2020 DeMarini CF Glitch comes in a drop 10, 8, and 5. It is recommendable across the board. Bigger 12-year-olds and the 13-year-olds will love the drop 5. 10 to 11-year-olds will like the drop 8, and some 8 to 10-year-olds will wish they had the drop 10 if you got them something else.

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2020 vs 2020

There are no differences between the 2020 CF Glitch and the 2020 CF. There are, however, a couple of differences between the 2020 CF and 2019. We will send you to our 2020 CF review to read those and see some head to head comparisons.

2020

Bat Review

CF

The 2020 DeMarini CF review comes on the heels of hours of testing the BBCOR, USSSA and USA versions. Our testing gave the 2020 USSSA CF a near perfect rating (save the potential for durability issues). The USA version rated out well but, like all composite barrels in USA  bats, lacked great performance. BBCOR CF testing didn't go so well and it's the biggest disappointment of the bunch. We're not sure what to think of that. We liked the 2019 version. Still, our BBCOR 2020 CF hitters and exit speeds were uninspired. Our Score 9.9/10 (USSSA); 9.0/10 (USA); 8/10 (BBCOR).

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2019

CF Zen

We have hit with the BBCOR, Drop 5, Drop 8 and Drop 10 2019 DeMarini CF Zen. The bat rakes. Plain and simple. [rwp_snippets box="0"]

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2018

Bat Review

CF Zen

DeMarini's CF line of baseball bats are, arguably, the most popular bats on the planet. We have hit, and reviewed, every CF series since the CF3.

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Comparable Bats

Again, our CF review discusses comparable bats at length. In short, in the USSSA space, in particular, few bats compare. The CF Glitch has the right balance and performance to make most players happy. If you’re willing to spend the money to get a bat in this price range, then the CF Glitch (or CF) is the ticket.

2020 ADV 360
See the ADV 360 Review

Our 2020 Easton ADV 360 review is glowing. In BBCOR, behind the Meta, it rates out one of our favorite two piece composite bat for 2020. The fact its $50 cheaper makes it very attractive. For USA, the drop 11 is legit. Winning our favorite USA Bat. It swings as heavy as some drop 10 bats so don’t oversize it. The drop 10 isn’t terrible, but we prefer the Ultra Light Launch Comp in the 11. The ADV 360 in USSSA is robust with a perfect swing, big barrels and the Power Boost knob. All in all, the 2020 Easton ADV 360 line may be the best overall bat line for 2020.

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2020 Prime
See the Prime Review

Our 2020 Louisville Slugger Prime review consists of years of data collection for the Slugger Prime bats. The 2020 edition will be the 6th edition of the Prime. As expected, the 2020 version is a two piece composite bat built with a balanced swing weight, big barrel and comes in a number of sizes in the BBCOR, USA and USSSA space. There are virtually no changes in the construction of the bat from the 2019 versions.

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2021 CAT 9
See the CAT 9 Review

The long-awaited Marucci CAT 9 was made widely available on 8.31.2020. (Check here to buy it). For 2021, expect the same great barrel with a new alloy and the same AV2 knob found in the CAT 8. The 2021 Marucci CAT 9 comes in BBCOR, USSSA and USA. It’s big barrel and light swing in USSSA will attract a lot of hitters, again. The not too end-loaded BBCOR performs as well as any BBCOR bat on the market, has a loud ping and a great look.

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2020 Construction

The DeMarini CF Glitch is a two-piece composite bat built with a big barrel and a balanced to light swing. The composite on the bat is used in DeMarini bats for many years, and each year they try and dial it in a little better. In recent years they’ve pushed the limits of performance at the direct cost of durability. And, while you find many who aren’t happy with the bat’s durability, you cannot find anyone who doesn’t like the bat’s performance.

Bat Sizing Options

DeMarini’s CF Glitch comes in USSSA bats only. You can find them in a drop 5, 8 and 10. (The drop is the numerical difference between the bat’s weight in ounces and length in inches).

10
Pop
7.5
Durability
10
Feel on Sweet Spot Hits
10
Feel on Mishits
9.5
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