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2022 DeMarini ZOA Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated November 20, 2021

Our hitters love the big barrel and light swing of the 2022 DeMairni ZOA. In BBCOR, the bat is a hit—the stiffer connection and light swing make big fans of the kids who need as much bat speed as they can find. Although it didn’t wow us anymore than the $50 less expensive CF, the ZOA feels great in USSSA and will for sure take market share from those who don’t like the history of the durability of the CF.


2022 ZOA Video

2022 ZOA Video

2022 ZOA Models
BBCOR
9.3/10
BBCOR
9.3/10
USSSA –5
9.4/10
USSSA –8
9.4/10
USSSA –10
9.2/10

DeMarini’s 2022 ZOA is a two-piece composite bat that will be available in BBCOR and USSSA. USSSA versions of the bat in a drop 10, 8 and 5. All of the bats have great ratings with drop 5 and 8 leading the charge. The added weight of those lower drops makes gives hitters the right kind of confidence when attacking higher pitch speeds. Even still, the BBCOR and drop 10 do just fine and anyone with a limitless budget and in the market for a two piece composite should consider any version of the 2022 ZOA.

2022 ZOA Models

DeMarini’s 2022 ZOA is a two-piece composite bat that will be available in BBCOR and USSSA. USSSA versions of the bat in a drop 10, 8 and 5. All of the bats have great ratings with drop 5 and 8 leading the charge. The added weight of those lower drops makes gives hitters the right kind of confidence when attacking higher pitch speeds. Even still, the BBCOR and drop 10 do just fine and anyone with a limitless budget and in the market for a two piece composite should consider any version of the 2022 ZOA.

BBCOR
9.3/10
BBCOR
9.3/10
USSSA –5
9.4/10
USSSA –8
9.4/10
USSSA –10
9.2/10

BBCOR Review

The 2020 DeMarini ZOA DL is a two-piece composite bat with a big barrel and many redesigned features when compared to the CF. The DL version of the bat is the DeMarini D-Lab version of the bat---which is their properitery "lab" that sells specific bats. It is the same as the non-DL BBCOR version but with a different paint job.

The 2020 DeMarini ZOA DL is a two-piece composite bat with a big barrel and many redesigned features when compared to the CF. The DL version of the bat is the DeMarini D-Lab version of the bat---which is their properitery "lab" that sells specific bats. It is the same as the non-DL BBCOR version but with a different paint job.

9.3
OVERALL/10
ZOA DL BBCOR Ratings
L+ MOI
STF- Stiff
4/5 Rating
5/5 Tech
4/5 Profile
5/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: June 1, 2021
Serial: ZOA-DL
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 5/8

BBCOR Review

The 2022 DeMarini BBCOR ZOA is a two-piece composite bat with a light swing that attempts to build on the success of DeMarini's CF. The three-letter name, ZOA, is like the ZEN in its makeup (a two-piece composite bat with huge barrel and light swing) but all the pieces--from the end cap, handle and barrel are upgraded and changed. Although it does not officially replace the CF for 2022 (the CF is still around) it does match more of the feel found in the Slugger Meta--which is stiffer. We can only imagine that DeMarini is hoping to take some market share back from the Meta in the two-piece composite BBCOR space with this 2022 Zoa.

The 2022 DeMarini BBCOR ZOA is a two-piece composite bat with a light swing that attempts to build on the success of DeMarini's CF. The three-letter name, ZOA, is like the ZEN in its makeup (a two-piece composite bat with huge barrel and light swing) but all the pieces--from the end cap, handle and barrel are upgraded and changed. Although it does not officially replace the CF for 2022 (the CF is still around) it does match more of the feel found in the Slugger Meta--which is stiffer. We can only imagine that DeMarini is hoping to take some market share back from the Meta in the two-piece composite BBCOR space with this 2022 Zoa.

9.3
OVERALL/10
Zoa BBCOR Ratings
L+ MOI
FLX+ Stiff
5/5 Rating
5/5 Tech
4/5 Profile
5/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: June 1, 2021
Serial: ZOA-22
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 5/8

USSSA Drop 5 Review

The 2022 DeMarini ZOA in USSSA Drop 5 is a two-piece composite bat with a big barrel and loaded swing. Compared to other drop 5s, it is a bit stiffer in the connection joint which gives more feedback on the hands. The two-piece composite barrel sounds great and competes with the CF, its sister bat, for space. If you want a top-of-the-line USSSA bat in a drop 5 that is not named the CF, then the ZOA could be your best bet. (That assumes, of course, that you want to pay $50 more dollars too).

The 2022 DeMarini ZOA in USSSA Drop 5 is a two-piece composite bat with a big barrel and loaded swing. Compared to other drop 5s, it is a bit stiffer in the connection joint which gives more feedback on the hands. The two-piece composite barrel sounds great and competes with the CF, its sister bat, for space. If you want a top-of-the-line USSSA bat in a drop 5 that is not named the CF, then the ZOA could be your best bet. (That assumes, of course, that you want to pay $50 more dollars too).

9.4
OVERALL/10
Zoa USSSA Drop 5 Ratings
B+ MOI
STF- Stiff
4/5 Rating
5/5 Tech
5/5 Profile
5/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Serial: WTDXZB5
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 5/8

USSSA Drop 8 Review

The 2022 DeMarini ZOA in USSSA Drop 8 is a two-piece composite bat with a big barrel and moderately loaded swing. Compared to other drop 8s, it is a bit stiffer in the connection joint which gives more feedback on the hands. The two-piece composite barrel sounds great and competes with the CF, its sister bat, for space. If you want a top of the line USSSA bat in a drop 8 that is not named the CF, then the ZOA could be your best bet. (That assumes, of course, that you want to pay $50 more dollars too).

The 2022 DeMarini ZOA in USSSA Drop 8 is a two-piece composite bat with a big barrel and moderately loaded swing. Compared to other drop 8s, it is a bit stiffer in the connection joint which gives more feedback on the hands. The two-piece composite barrel sounds great and competes with the CF, its sister bat, for space. If you want a top of the line USSSA bat in a drop 8 that is not named the CF, then the ZOA could be your best bet. (That assumes, of course, that you want to pay $50 more dollars too).

9.4
OVERALL/10
Zoa USSSA Drop 8 Ratings
B MOI
STF- Stiff
5/5 Rating
4/5 Tech
5/5 Profile
5/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
5/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Serial: WTDXZ8Z-22
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 3/4

USSSA Drop 10 Review

The 2022 DeMarini ZOA in USSSA Drop 10 is a two-piece composite bat with a big barrel and light swing. Compared to other drop 10s, it is a bit stiffer in the connection joint which gives more feedback on the hands. The two-piece composite barrel sounds great and competes with the CF, its sister bat, for space. If you want a top-of-the-line USSSA bat in a drop 10 that is not named the CF, then the ZOA could be your best bet. (That assumes, of course, that you want to pay $50 more dollars too).

The 2022 DeMarini ZOA in USSSA Drop 10 is a two-piece composite bat with a big barrel and light swing. Compared to other drop 10s, it is a bit stiffer in the connection joint which gives more feedback on the hands. The two-piece composite barrel sounds great and competes with the CF, its sister bat, for space. If you want a top-of-the-line USSSA bat in a drop 10 that is not named the CF, then the ZOA could be your best bet. (That assumes, of course, that you want to pay $50 more dollars too).

9.2
OVERALL/10
Zoa USSSA Drop 10 Ratings
B MOI
STF- Stiff
5/5 Rating
4/5 Tech
5/5 Profile
5/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Serial: WTDXZBZ-22
Bat Type: Two Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 3/4

Comparable Bats

The most comparable bat is the CF from DeMarini and Slugger’s Meta. Both are designed by the same major company (Wilson), and both have that big barrel and light swing.

Previous Models

There is no version of the ZOA for 2021 or previous. The ZOA is a new bat line started in 2022 beginning with BBCOR.


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Construction

We don’t know much about the 2022’s construction just yet, but we know it has a redesigned end cap, barrel, connection piece, and handle compared to something like the CF. This is a composite bat with a large barrel and, at least in non-DL versions, a light swing.

Mareting Writeup

System override. Introducing the 2022 DeMarini Zoa (-5) USSSA Baseball Bat, a bold addition to the composite USSSA lineup. Zoa (-5), the bat designed for advanced travel ball players on the cusp of transitioning to BBCOR, brings DeMarini’s Continuous Fiber Composite Barrel technology to the USSSA game. Through its technologically advanced construction process, Continuous Fiber Composite offers an elongated barrel profile and larger optimized hitting area. The stiff composite material maximizes energy transfer on contact, allowing the 2022 Zoa to deliver extreme consistency and performance.

2022 DeMarini ZOA User Reviews

9.7
Pop
9.7
Durability
10
Feel on Sweet Spot Hits
10
Feel on Mishits
8.5
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