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2020 DeMarini CF Glitch Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated November 17, 2022


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.


Price Check


2020 Video

2020 Video

2020 Models


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.

USSSA –10
/10
USSSA –8
/10
USSSA –5
/10

General Recomendations

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.

Model Recommendations

WTDXCBZGL

USSSA Drop 10 Review

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

OVERALL/10
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: September 1, 2019
Serial: WTDXCBZGL
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 3/4
See other Drop 10 USSSA Bats
WTDXC8ZGL

USSSA Drop 8 Review

CF Glitch USSSA Drop 8 Ratings (key)
3 4 3 2 5 5 5 5 5 5
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: September 1, 2019
Serial: WTDXC8ZGL
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 3/4
See other Drop 8 USSSA Bats
WTDXCB5GL

USSSA Drop 5 Review

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

OVERALL/10
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33-inch
Release Date: September 1, 2019
Serial: WTDXCB5GL
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
See other Drop 5 USSSA Bats

Price Tracking

*Bat Digest tracks these prices through automated means and it represents a best effort. It’s possible this price tracking isn’t perfect. It is best to check the site we are tracking directly. *Red dots, marked “unavailable,” mean our system didn’t pick up a price that given day, for any reason.

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.

Previous Models

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.

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.

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
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.
Price
The price is the original MSRP price of the bat.
Type
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.
Date
The estimated date the bat began distribution.

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