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2022 DeMarini The Goods Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated November 17, 2022


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.


Price Check

2022 The Goods Models


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.

BBCOR
/10
USA –10
/10
USSSA –5
/10
USSSA –10
/10

General Recomendations

Generally, the 2022 The Goods is built for the serious hitter that likes an alloy barrel on a composite handle. Although the drop 10’s in USA and USSSA are lighter, they definitely swing heavier than the slightest in that class. The BBCOR version of the bat is a great fit for a lot of hitters, especially those players that can handle a bit of an endload and want an alloy barrel. The drop 5 in USSSA is a great hit and built like the BBCOR version of the bat with a lighter swing and better trampoline effect.

Model Recommendations

WTDXGIC22

BBCOR Review

The Goods BBCOR Ratings (key)
4 4 4 4 3 5 5 5 4 5
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
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. 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 the 2021 (which 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 still getting accustomed to the game's speed. But, the 16 through 18+ year old that can hit well will like the 2022 DeMarini The Goods.
Sizing: 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Serial: WTDXGIC22
Bat Type: Hybrid
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
Similar BBCOR Bats
2020 Easton Fuze Hybrid 360
2022 Axe Avenge Pro Hybrid

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.
WTDXUG222

USA Drop 10 Review

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

OVERALL/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.
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Serial: WTDXUG222
Bat Type: Hybrid
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
Similar USA Drop 10 Bats
2020 Easton Fuze Hybrid 360
2022 Axe Avenge Pro Hybrid

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.
WTDXGB522

USSSA Drop 5 Review

The Goods USSSA Drop 5 Ratings (key)
4 4 5 3 3 4 4 5 4 4
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
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.
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Serial: WTDXGB522
Bat Type: Hybrid
Barrel Size: 2 5/8

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.
WTDXGBZ22

USSSA Drop 10 Review

The Goods USSSA Drop 10 Ratings (key)
3 4 4 3 3 3 4 5 4 4
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
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.
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Serial: WTDXGBZ22
Bat Type: Hybrid
Barrel Size: 2 3/4

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

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.

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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