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By Bat Digest | Last Updated May 16, 2023
The 2023 DeMarini The Goods is a drop 10 USA bat only. The 2022 version comes in BBCOR, USSSA and USA. Expect the 2024 the goods to come in all the different brands. The 2023, it appears to us, is a stop gap on the lack of inventory in the USA space and the fact that the 2022 version of the bat has sold out. In short, the USA The Goods is a good to great USA bat with a more reasonable price point than some its sister CF.
The 2023 The Goods in USA gets fantastic reviews. We are fans. It swings light, has a great feel, and can hit the ball really hard. The barrel profile is small—as is to be expected in an alloy barrel in the USA space. But, overall, it gets excellent ratings and, with the USA pop restrictions, can perform as well as any other USA bat on the market. Kids who can handle a bit of weight and want a great feel should check this out.
If you need a drop 10 USA bat and don’t want to spend top dollar for an ADV 360, and don’t like the idea of the Marucci CAT Composite, than The Goods is an excellent choice. The barrel is pretty short, but it feels great and if you square one up it will go as far as anything else on the market.
The Marucci CAT X Connect and Slugger Select PWR are similar in the USA Space.
There are no differences between the 2022 and 2023 versions of the bat other than the paint job.
This Two-Piece Hybrid Baseball Bat features a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter and a balanced swing feel. It combines an alloy barrel with a composite handle. The bat proudly displays the USA Bat Certification Stamp and is approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, Pony, and NABF Baseball. It comes in a blue and white colorway. The X14 Alloy Barrel is precision engineered with consistent walls for improved performance, swing speed, and durability. The Paraflex Plus Composite Handle helps deliver excellent bat speed and feel upon contact with the baseball. The Type V Connection Point directs energy transfer into the barrel while minimizing vibrations in the handle. The Tracer End Cap, made with lightweight composite materials, enhances bat speed without compromising power barrel performance.
Here’s our best attempt at a marketing blurb on the bat. Take this for the TIC that we wrote it in, please. 🙂
Introducing the ultimate game-changer in the world of baseball bats – the Two-Piece Hybrid Baseball Bat. With its 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter and perfectly balanced swing feel, this bat is designed to elevate your performance to new heights. The combination of an alloy barrel and a composite handle creates a harmonious fusion of power and control, giving you the edge you need on the field.
Rest assured, this bat proudly displays the prestigious USA Bat Certification Stamp, guaranteeing its compliance with the standards set by AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, Pony, and NABF Baseball. Its sleek blue and white colorway adds a touch of style to your game.
Get ready to experience the pinnacle of engineering with the X14 Alloy Barrel. Meticulously crafted with the most consistent walls possible, this barrel ensures unmatched performance, lightning-fast swing speed, and unrivaled durability.
Enhancing your gameplay even further is the Paraflex Plus Composite Handle. Delivering exceptional bat speed and an extraordinary feel upon contact with the baseball, this handle lets you unleash your full potential with every swing.
Say goodbye to unnecessary vibrations and hello to optimized energy transfer with the Type V Connection Point. As you swing, it efficiently channels energy into the barrel while preventing bothersome vibrations from affecting your grip and control.
Equipped with the Tracer End Cap, this bat incorporates lightweight composite materials that enhance your bat speed without compromising power barrel performance. It’s a game-changer that revolutionizes your swing dynamics.
Choose excellence. Choose the Two-Piece Hybrid Baseball Bat and dominate the game like never before. With a full twelve-month manufacturer’s warranty backing your investment, you can step onto the field with confidence and let your performance speak for itself.
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 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.
The price is the original MSRP price of the bat.
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.
The estimated date the bat began distribution.