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2022 DeMarini The Goods Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated November 20, 2021

Our hitters love the feel, stiff performance, big barrel, and perceived performance of The Goods. The bat shines in BBCOR and is clearly a great bat for a lot of serious players. USSSA drop 5 and 10 models are decent but few believe they are must have bats. The drop 10 in USA is a reasonable if not overpriced.

2022 The Goods Models
BBCOR
9.5/10
USA –10
8.6/10
USSSA –5
8.6/10
USSSA –10
8.6/10

The 2022 DeMarini The Goods is a two-piece hybrid (alloy barrel, composite handle) with a mild endload built for serious hitters that like weight, stiffness, and a good-sized barrel. It comes in a BBCOR, USSSA drop 10 and 5, as well as a USA, drop 10. It was released on October 27th to much fanfare as the 2021 version was out of stock and inventory issues due to supply chain problems left a bunch of empty shelves.

Availability Links

Although inventory is a bit dynamic the first few days of release, we have had success finding inventory at these links. Last updated at 10 pm MST on 10.27.21.

2022 The Goods Models

The 2022 DeMarini The Goods is a two-piece hybrid (alloy barrel, composite handle) with a mild endload built for serious hitters that like weight, stiffness, and a good-sized barrel. It comes in a BBCOR, USSSA drop 10 and 5, as well as a USA, drop 10. It was released on October 27th to much fanfare as the 2021 version was out of stock and inventory issues due to supply chain problems left a bunch of empty shelves.

Availability Links

Although inventory is a bit dynamic the first few days of release, we have had success finding inventory at these links. Last updated at 10 pm MST on 10.27.21.

BBCOR
9.5/10
USA –10
8.6/10
USSSA –5
8.6/10
USSSA –10
8.6/10

BBCOR Review

Sadly, this bat is very hard to come by and WE DO NOT recommend buying it in the secondary market for a jacked up price. So, until then, hold tight and look at other bats like the Marucci CAT 9 Pasttime, Easton Hype or Axe Elite. (Original writeup): We've spent some time with the new 2022 DeMarini The Goods in BBCOR. The bat is, as expected, fantastic. We like the 2022 version of the bat as much as well as the 2021 (and that was a lot). And we should. The bat is all but the same. They did change the endcap up a bit to be a bit more durable. But, the bat still hits it very well. It is a bit on the heavier side---and probably not appropriate for the 14 or 15-year old that is still getting accustomed to the speed of the game. But, the 16 through 18+ year old that can hit well will really like the 2022 DeMarini The Goods.

Sadly, this bat is very hard to come by and WE DO NOT recommend buying it in the secondary market for a jacked up price. So, until then, hold tight and look at other bats like the Marucci CAT 9 Pasttime, Easton Hype or Axe Elite. (Original writeup): We've spent some time with the new 2022 DeMarini The Goods in BBCOR. The bat is, as expected, fantastic. We like the 2022 version of the bat as much as well as the 2021 (and that was a lot). And we should. The bat is all but the same. They did change the endcap up a bit to be a bit more durable. But, the bat still hits it very well. It is a bit on the heavier side---and probably not appropriate for the 14 or 15-year old that is still getting accustomed to the speed of the game. But, the 16 through 18+ year old that can hit well will really like the 2022 DeMarini The Goods.

9.5
OVERALL/10
The Goods BBCOR Ratings
B+ MOI
STF Stiff
5/5 Rating
4/5 Tech
3/5 Profile
5/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
5/5 Resell
Sizing: 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Serial: WTDXGIC22
Bat Type: Hybrid
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
Similar BBCOR Bats
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2022 Louisville Slugger Select PWR
2022 Axe Avenge Pro Hybrid

USA Drop 10 Review

The 2022 DeMarini The Goods in a USA Drop 10 is a balanced bat with a composite handle and an alloy barrel. The bat isn't our favorite but what USA bat actually is? The barrel size is decent for a USA Bat and the swing weight is a decent fit for most hitters. As well, those looking for a hybrid bat in the USA space to compete with a bat-like Slugger's Select have a worthy choice in the 2022 DeMarini The Goods USA Drop 10.

The 2022 DeMarini The Goods in a USA Drop 10 is a balanced bat with a composite handle and an alloy barrel. The bat isn't our favorite but what USA bat actually is? The barrel size is decent for a USA Bat and the swing weight is a decent fit for most hitters. As well, those looking for a hybrid bat in the USA space to compete with a bat-like Slugger's Select have a worthy choice in the 2022 DeMarini The Goods USA Drop 10.

8.6
OVERALL/10
The Goods USA Drop 10 Ratings
B MOI
STF- Stiff
4/5 Rating
3/5 Tech
3/5 Profile
5/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Serial: WTDXUG2-22
Bat Type: Hybrid
Barrel Size: 2 5/8

USSSA Drop 5 Review

The drop 5 The Goods in USSSA for DeMarini is a big-hitting bat built exactly like the amazingly popular BBCOR The Goods. However, with a bit of a lighter swing weight but the USSSA tramp on the barrel, the thing is a rocket maker. Thsoe looking close at CF in a drop 5 but want a little more stiffness in the connection piece, more like BBCOR bats, should really like this 2022 DeMarini The Goods in BBCOR. Note: the drop 10 version of this bat is much different in end cap, barrel make up and connection piece. They should probably be considered two different bat lines they are so different. But, alas, they are not.

The drop 5 The Goods in USSSA for DeMarini is a big-hitting bat built exactly like the amazingly popular BBCOR The Goods. However, with a bit of a lighter swing weight but the USSSA tramp on the barrel, the thing is a rocket maker. Thsoe looking close at CF in a drop 5 but want a little more stiffness in the connection piece, more like BBCOR bats, should really like this 2022 DeMarini The Goods in BBCOR. Note: the drop 10 version of this bat is much different in end cap, barrel make up and connection piece. They should probably be considered two different bat lines they are so different. But, alas, they are not.

8.6
OVERALL/10
The Goods USSSA Drop 5 Ratings
B+ MOI
STF- Stiff
4/5 Rating
4/5 Tech
3/5 Profile
5/5 EV
5/5 Durblty
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Serial: WTDXGB5-22
Bat Type: Hybrid
Barrel Size: 2 5/8

USSSA Drop 10 Review

Armed with a new end cap and connection point for 2022, the DeMarini The Goods USSSA Drop 10 hopes to make some inroads in a niche dominated by two-piece composite bats. It has a heavier swing for most drop 10's, but DeMarini added a lighter end cap this year to bring it into the normal range. Our guess is most kids will like the bat, but not by enough to put down their CF. However, the kid who wants an alloy barrel on a model with fantastic recognition could really like the 2022 Demarini The Goods USSSA in a drop 10. Also, although the same name as the drop 5, the bats differ a lot and shouldn't be considered changes in swing weight only.

Armed with a new end cap and connection point for 2022, the DeMarini The Goods USSSA Drop 10 hopes to make some inroads in a niche dominated by two-piece composite bats. It has a heavier swing for most drop 10's, but DeMarini added a lighter end cap this year to bring it into the normal range. Our guess is most kids will like the bat, but not by enough to put down their CF. However, the kid who wants an alloy barrel on a model with fantastic recognition could really like the 2022 Demarini The Goods USSSA in a drop 10. Also, although the same name as the drop 5, the bats differ a lot and shouldn't be considered changes in swing weight only.

8.6
OVERALL/10
The Goods USSSA Drop 10 Ratings
B MOI
STF- Stiff
4/5 Rating
4/5 Tech
3/5 Profile
5/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Serial: WTDXGBZ-22
Bat Type: Hybrid
Barrel Size: 2 3/4

Comparable Bats

The most comparable 2022 bats compared to The Goods are the True HZRDUS and Slugger Select.

Previous Models

The changes between the 2022 and 2021 are in the end cap. The BBCOR and drop 5 USSSA use the new Tremor end cap that is built for more durability and swing weight. The Tracer end cap, built for a light swing, is found on the 2022 USA drop 10 and 8 as well as the USSSA Drop 10.

The other change in the 2022 The Goods line is the split in the drop 10 and 5 USSSA bat. Although still called the same, the drop 5 uses a connection piece like the BBCOR version. In drop 10, there is a new connection piece that is more flexible.

Other than those changes, the alloy and handles all stay the same for 2022.


Construction

The Goods is a hybrid bat built with an alloy barrel and composite barrel. It is built with the stronger hitter in mind that likes more of a load in the barrel. The connection pieces vary throughout the line but are generally stiff.

2022 DeMarini The Goods User Reviews

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Feel on Sweet Spot Hits
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Feel on Mishits
10
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