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By Bat Digest
Updated August 27, 2023
In both USSSA and BBCOR, our hitters liked the bat's design, its stiffness, and the ball flight when they drilled one on the screws. In BBCOR, it swings on the light side of balanced but even folks who liked balanced+ type swing wights were fine with how it felt. It was light, but not unusably light. The 33-inch, which we measured, is 3% below the average BBCOR swing weight in that length. Most high school hitters prefer composite or hybrid bats that better feel on mishits. For USSSA, we liked the drop 8 better than the drop 10---that added weight did a to reduce hand sting.
Hitters who like a stiff one-piece alloy bat preferred The Goods One Piece. Usually, hitters who prefer those types of bats are stronger, elite type hitters that don't have as much trouble squaring up the ball as they do getting enough power behind it. Those types also want heavier swinging bats which The Goods One Piece is not. This bat accents smaller hitters that like stiff feeling bats with focused barrels.
Compared to the 2020 The Goods One Piece, there are no changes in the bat's BBCOR versions. The USSSA 2021 The Goods One Piece is a new model line. However, that USSSA bat is a color up, and marketing reshapes from the Voodoo One with a new end cap and new drop 8. All reasonable 'upgrades' from year to year. Rarely is there anything as revolutionary as it might first seem. That's not a knock. It just is what it is in the bat space.
The 2021 DeMarini The Goods One Piece is a single-piece bat (hence One Piece) with full aluminum construction. It uses an X14 alloy, which DeMarini has put in their top-end alloy barrels of all makes (including The Goods and The Voodoo) for several years now. The bat's BBCOR versions have a slightly flared knob and should be considered a balanced bat. The USSSA versions are more balanced and do not have a flared knob.