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2021 DeMarini Voodoo One Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated June 9, 2022


Our hitters like the stiff feel and light swing of the DeMarini Voodoo One. The bat is a single-piece aluminum built for that middle power hitter who wants as much bat speed as possible and isn’t concerned about a huge barrel profile.


2021 Voodoo One Video

2021 Voodoo One Video

2021 Voodoo One Models


The 2021 Voodoo One is very popular due to some online YouTube publicity. However, the bat is the same version as it has been for the last few years. Our general rating is higher this year than in years past because part of our rating is based on consumer demand. And the demand for the 2021 Voodoo is way beyond its predecessors despite being the same bat. Such is life in the world of bat hype.

BBCOR
/10
USA –10
/10

General Recomendations

Most single piece hitters like stiffer bats and end-loaded swings. DeMarini’s Voodoo One dials in the stiff feel but is considered a lighter bat. On the other hand, most younger and top of the lineup guys prefer a light swing and big barrel profile. Again, the Voodoo One does well with the light swing but doesn’t have the barrel profile many smaller hitters prefer. That isn’t to say the Voodoo One isn’t a reasonable choice. In the end, its exit speeds and player feedback are as good as any bat out there. But, to be sure, it’s a unique fit to find the player who loves a light swing and a stiff feel. These bats always do better the heavier you can swing them.

Model Recommendations

WTDXV0C21

BBCOR Review

Voodoo One BBCOR Ratings (key)
1 3 3 4 1 5 4 5 5 5
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
The 2021 DeMarini Voodoo One is the same bat as the 2020 version (which was basically the same version of the 2019 version but with a different end cap). The only thing that has really changed is they increased the price by $50.
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2020
Serial: WTDXV0C21
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
WTDXUO221

USA Drop 10 Review

Voodoo One USA Drop 10 Ratings (key)
2 2 4 4 2 3 4 4 5 3
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
The 2021 DeMarini Voodoo One USA Bat is new to DeMarini. DeMarini bailed on the USSSA model line in favor of The Goods One Piece. But, for USA, they have this single-piece aluminum bat with a focus on a light swing and a more reasonable price point.
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2020
Serial: WTDXUO221
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8

Comparable Bats

Single-piece aluminum bats that hope to have a light swing are plenty. The SOLO from Slugger and VELO from Rawlings are the cream of the crop in these markets. However, the Voodoo in BBCOR has done well enough too. But, to be sure, the single-piece light swinging options are pretty endless. Easton’s Alpha, Slugger’s Omaha and Solo, Marucci’s CAT series, Rawlings Velo and Mizuno’s Hot Metal, to name a few, are all single piece aluminum built with a more balanced swing in mind.

Previous Models

In BBCOR, DeMarini’s Voodoo One has not changed very much. The bat has been the same X14 alloy on a smaller profile barrel with a light swing since 2017. The addition of the bat line in the USA space for 2021 is an interesting move. Single piece light swinging aluminum bats have done well enough in that space to make some sense. Otherwise, if you’re looking at older models of the Voodoo One, there is no shame in taking a serious look at older model years in the used market.

Construction

The 2021 DeMarini Voodoo One is a single-piece aluminum bat built with a light swing. DeMarini uses their traditional X14 alloy and “Reaction” end cap in the bat. There is virtually nothing exciting about the design and makeup of the DeMarini Voodoo One. It is, after all, a bat.

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%).

(UR) Un Rated: An overall rating of UR means the bat has yet to be fully rated. When it is, this score will update.

(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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