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DeMarini CF Reviews

Few names are as iconic in the amatuer bat space as DeMarini’s CF. Formerly known as the CF Zen, it has topped the charts in BBCOR, USSSA, USA baseball, and fastpitch for years now. If you want a light swinging, big barrel bat with a fantastic feel on all contact points, the CF is a must look. It drives a fantastic resale value and is likely the most popular bat in baseball.

Bats denoted with an asterisks(*) are “Reviews in Progress.” See the definition of the ratings here. Click column headers to sort.

Score Year League Drop Model Price MOI Relevant Sizes Demand Player Rating Tech Specs Performance Stiffness Durability Barrel Profile Resell Diameter Sizes Type Serial Release
2023 USSSA 5 DeMarini CF Mashup 350 Mid+ 4 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXCB5FE 10/27/21
2023 USSSA 10 DeMarini CF Mashup 350 Light+ 4 5 5 4 5 2 3 4 5 2 3/4 28, 29, 30, 31 TPC WTDXCBZFE 10/27/21
2023 USSSA 8 DeMarini CF Mashup 350 Mid 4 5 5 4 5 2 4 4 5 2 3/4 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXC8ZFE 10/27/21
2022 USA 10 DeMarini CF 350 Light+ 5 4 4 4 4 2 2 5 4 2 5/8 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXUFX-22 10/27/21
2022 Fastpitch 11 DeMarini CF 400 Light 5 4 5 5 4 2 3 4 4 2 1/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXCFS-22 10/27/21
2022 Fastpitch 10 DeMarini CF 400 Light+ 5 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 2 1/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXCFP-22 10/27/21
2022 Fastpitch 9 DeMarini CF 400 Mid 4 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 2 1/4 29, 30, 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXCFF-22 10/27/21
2022 Fastpitch 8 DeMarini CF 400 Mid+ 3 4 5 5 5 3 3 4 4 2 1/4 33, 34 TPC WTDXCF8-22 10/27/21
2022 BBCOR 3 DeMarini CF 450 Light+ 5 3 3 4 5 1 3 5 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 TPC WTDXCB-22 10/27/21
2021 BBCOR 3 DeMarini CF 450 Light+ 5 3 3 4 5 1 3 5 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 TPC WTDXCBC21 08/01/20
2021 USSSA 10 DeMarini CF 350 Light+ 5 5 4 4 5 2 2 5 5 2 3/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXCB721 08/01/20
2021 USSSA 8 DeMarini CF 350 Mid 4 5 5 4 5 2 3 5 5 2 3/4 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXC8Z21 08/01/20
2021 USSSA 5 DeMarini CF 350 Mid+ 4 5 5 4 5 3 3 5 5 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXCB521 08/01/20
2021 USA 10 DeMarini CF 350 Light+ 5 4 4 4 4 2 2 5 4 2 5/8 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXUFX21 08/01/20
2021 Fastpitch 11 DeMarini CF 380 Light 5 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 2 1/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXCFS21 08/01/20
2021 Fastpitch 10 DeMarini CF 380 Light+ 5 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 2 1/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXCFP21 08/01/20
2020 USSSA 10 DeMarini CF 350 Light+ 5 5 5 4 5 2 2 5 5 2 3/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXCBZ-20 08/01/19
2020 BBCOR 3 DeMarini CF 450 Light+ 5 3 3 4 5 1 3 5 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 TPC WTDXCBC-20 08/01/19
2020 USSSA 8 DeMarini CF 350 Mid 4 5 5 4 5 2 3 5 5 2 3/4 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXC8Z-20 08/01/19
2020 USSSA 5 DeMarini CF 350 Mid+ 4 5 5 4 5 3 3 5 5 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXCB5-20 08/01/19
2020 USA 10 DeMarini CF 350 Light+ 5 4 4 4 4 2 2 5 4 2 5/8 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXUFX-20 08/01/19
2020 Fastpitch 10 DeMarini CF 350 Light+ 5 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 2 1/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXCFP-20 08/01/19
2020 Fastpitch 11 DeMarini CF 350 Light 5 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 2 1/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXCFS-20 08/01/19
2020 USSSA 10 DeMarini CF Glitch 350 Light+ 5 5 5 4 5 2 2 5 5 2 3/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXCBZGL 09/01/19
2020 USSSA 8 DeMarini CF Glitch 350 Mid 5 5 5 4 5 2 3 5 5 2 3/4 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXC8ZGL 09/01/19
2020 USSSA 5 DeMarini CF Glitch 350 Light+ 4 5 5 4 5 3 3 5 5 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXCB5GL 09/01/19
2019 USSSA 10 DeMarini CF Zen 350 Light+ 5 5 5 4 5 2 2 5 5 2 3/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXCBZ-19 08/01/18
2019 BBCOR 3 DeMarini CF Zen 450 Light+ 5 3 3 4 5 1 3 5 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 TPC WTDXCBC19 08/01/18
2019 USA 10 DeMarini CF Zen 350 Light+ 5 4 4 4 4 2 2 5 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXUFX-19 08/01/18
2019 Fastpitch 10 DeMarini CF Zen 350 Light+ 5 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 2 1/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 3 TPC WTDXCF-19 08/01/18
2019 BBCOR 3 DeMarini CF Insane Mid+ 3 3 3 4 5 2 3 4 4 2 5/8 32, 33, 34 TPC WTDXCIC-19 08/01/18
2019 USSSA 8 DeMarini CF Zen 350 Mid 4 5 5 4 5 2 3 5 5 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXC8Z-19 08/01/18
2019 USSSA 5 DeMarini CF Zen 350 Mid+ 4 5 5 4 5 3 3 5 5 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXCB5-19 08/01/18
2019 Fastpitch 11 DeMarini CF Zen 350 Light 5 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 2 1/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXCFP-19 08/01/18
2019 Fastpitch 9 DeMarini CF Insane 350 Mid 3 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 2 1/4 32, 33, 34 TPC WTDXCFF-19 08/01/18
2019 Fastpitch 8 DeMarini CF Insane 350 Mid 3 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 2 1/4 33, 34 TPC WTDXCF8-19 08/01/18
2019 Fastpitch 10 DeMarini CF Insane 350 Mid+ 5 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 2 1/4 31, 32, 33, 34 TPC WTDXCFI-19 08/01/18
2019 USSSA 10 DeMarini CF Zen Black 350 Light+ 5 4 5 4 4 2 2 5 4 2 3/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXCBZ-BL 02/01/19
2019 USSSA 8 DeMarini CF Zen Black 350 Light+ 5 4 4 4 4 2 3 5 4 2 3/4 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXC8Z-BL 02/01/19
2019 USA 5 DeMarini CF Zen Black 350 Light+ 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 5 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXC5Z-BL 02/01/19
2018 USSSA 10 DeMarini CF Zen 350 Light+ 5 5 5 4 5 2 2 5 5 2 3/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXCBZ 08/01/17
2018 BBCOR 3 DeMarini CF Zen 450 Light+ 5 3 3 4 5 1 3 5 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 TPC WTDXCBC 08/01/17
2018 USA 10 DeMarini CF Zen 350 Light+ 5 4 4 4 4 2 2 5 4 2 5/8 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXUFX 02/20/18
2018 USSSA 8 DeMarini CF Zen 350 Mid 5 5 5 4 5 2 2 5 5 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXCBR 08/01/17
2018 BBCOR 3 DeMarini CF Insane Mid+ 5 3 3 4 5 2 3 4 4 2 5/8 32, 33, 34 TPC WTDXCIC 08/01/17
2017 BBCOR 3 DeMarini CF Insane Mid+ 4 3 3 4 5 2 3 4 4 2 5/8 31, 32, 33, 34 TPC WTDXCBC-17 08/01/16
2017 BBCOR 3 DeMarini CF Zen 400 Light+ 5 3 3 4 5 1 3 5 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 TPC DXCBC 08/01/16
2017 USSSA 10 DeMarini CF Zen Light+ 5 5 5 5 5 2 2 5 5 2 3/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXCBZ-17 08/01/16
2017 USSSA 11 DeMarini CF Zen Light 4 5 5 4 5 2 2 5 5 2 3/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXCBY-17 08/01/16
2017 USSSA 5 DeMarini CF Zen Mid+ 4 5 5 4 5 3 3 5 5 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXCB5-17 08/01/16
2017 USSSA 8 DeMarini CF Zen Mid 4 5 5 4 5 2 3 5 5 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXCBR-17 08/01/16
2017 USSSA 10 DeMarini CF Zen Light+ 5 5 5 4 5 2 2 5 5 2 5/8 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXCBX-17 08/01/16
2017 USSSA 11 DeMarini CF Zen Light 4 5 5 4 5 2 2 5 5 2 1/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXCBL-17 08/01/16
2017 Fastpitch 8 DeMarini CF9 Mid 3 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 2 1/4 33, 34 TPC WTDXCFB-17 08/01/16
2017 Fastpitch 9 DeMarini CF9 Mid 4 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 2 1/4 30, 31, 32, 334 TPC WTDXCFF-17 08/01/16
2017 Fastpitch 10 DeMarini CF9 Insane Light+ 5 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 2 1/4 32, 33, 32, 33, 34 TPC WTDXCFI-17 08/01/16
2017 Fastpitch 10 DeMarini CF9 Light+ 5 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 2 1/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXCFP-17 08/01/16
2017 Fastpitch 10 DeMarini CF9 Hope Light+ 5 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 2 1/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXCFH-17 08/01/16
2017 Fastpitch 10 DeMarini CF9 Slapper Light+ 5 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 2 1/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXCFA-17 08/01/16
2017 Fastpitch 11 DeMarini CF9 Light 5 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 2 1/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXCFS-17 08/01/16
2017 USSSA 8 DeMarini CF Zen Retooled Mid 5 5 5 4 5 2 3 5 5 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC DXCBRR 08/01/16
2017 USSSA 10 DeMarini CF Zen Retooled Light+ 5 5 4 4 5 2 2 5 5 2 3/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC DXCBZR 08/01/16
2016 USSSA 8 DeMarini CF8 Mid 5 5 5 4 5 2 3 5 5 2 5/8 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXCFR-16 09/01/15
2016 USSSA 10 Demarini CF8 Light+ 5 5 5 4 5 2 2 5 5 2 5/8 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXCFX-16 09/01/15
2016 USSSA 10 DeMarini CF8 Light+ 5 5 5 4 5 2 2 5 5 2 3/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXCFZ-16 09/01/15
2016 USSSA 11 Demarini CF8 Light 4 5 5 4 5 2 2 5 5 2 3/4 26, 27, 28 TPC WTDXCFY-16 09/01/15
2016 USSSA 11 DeMarini CF8 Light 4 5 5 4 5 2 2 5 5 2 1/4 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXCFL-16 09/01/15
2016 Fastpitch 8 Demarini CF8 Mid 3 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 2 1/4 33, 34 TPC WTDXCF8-16 09/01/15
2016 Fastpitch 9 DeMarini CF8 Mid 4 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 2 1/4 32, 33, 34 TPC WTDXCFF-16 09/01/15
2016 Fastpitch 10 Demarini CF8 Endload Light+ 5 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 2 1/4 31, 32, 33, 34 TPC WTDXCFI-16 09/01/15
2016 Fastpitch 10 DeMarini CF8 Light+ 5 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 2 1/4 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 TPC WTDXCFP-16 09/01/15
2016 Fastpitch 10 Demarini CF8 Slapper Light+ 5 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 2 1/4 31, 32, 33, 34 TPC WTDXCFA-16 09/01/15
2016 Fastpitch 11 DeMarini CF8 Light 4 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 2 1/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXCFS-16 09/01/15
2016 BBCOR 3 DeMarini CF8 400 Light+ 5 3 3 4 5 1 3 5 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 TPC WTDXCFC-16 09/01/15
2016 USSSA 5 DeMarini CF8 Mid+ 4 5 5 4 5 3 3 5 5 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXCF5-16 09/01/15
2015 BBCOR 3 DeMarini CF7 459 Light+ 3 4 5 4 5 2 4 5 4 2 5/8 32, 33, 34 TPC DEMACF7BBCOR 01/01/15
2015 USSSA 5 DeMarini CF7 399 Light+ 4 5 5 5 5 3 4 5 5 2 3/4 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC DeMACF7USSSA5 07/01/15
2015 USSSA 11 DeMarini CF7 299 Light+ 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 5 5 2 1/4 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC DeMACF7USSSA11 07/01/15
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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