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The 2020 DeMarini The Goods One Piece is the next generation of the Voodoo One. For 2020, DeMarini is also producing the old Voodoo. The difference between the two is a new end cap and paint job. Performance-wise, the bat is still a single-piece aluminum alloy with a balanced swing, ping sound, and durable frame.
Not many hitters prefer a light swinging single piece aluminum bat. But there are some. Elite hitters prefer stiffer feeling bats, and The Goods One Piece is right in their alley. However, it’s light swing makes it a bit more unique. Our hitters though the bat, reminded them a lot of the VE… Jump to the full review.
Not many hitters prefer a light swinging single piece aluminum bat. But there are some. Elite hitters prefer stiffer feeling bats, and The Goods One Piece is right in their alley. However, it’s light swing makes it a bit more unique. Our hitters though the bat, reminded them a lot of the VELO from Rawlings.
As a BBCOR only bat for 2020, we recommend the 2020 The Goods One Piece for the smaller but great player. Those who like a stiff feeling bat and can really put it on the screws each swing will appreciate the hot out of the wrapper and lighter swing of the 2020 The Goods One Piece.
2020 is the first year of the DeMarini The Goods One Piece. However, this is clearly the next generation of the Voodoo One which has been around since 2016. The difference between the 2019 Voodoo One and the 2020 The Goods One Piece is a change in the end cap. The Goods One Piece’s Seismic End Cap gives the bat a different look, dials in the swing weight as a mildly balanced bat and, most importantly, stiffens up the barrel even more. Otherwise, it is the same X14 alloy, focused/small barrel and ultra-stiff feel.
Cage and game hitting and exit speeds and direct player feedback compromise this 2020 DeMarini Voodoo Review. The bat is considered a light swinging, entry-level performance baseball bat in the single-piece aluminum space. The Voodoo One, not to be confused with the hybrid Voodoo Balanced, comes in BBCOR, USA, and USSSA. Players looking for a value deal or big and strong players that want a very light swing in a stiff bat will like the 2020 DeMarini Voodoo One. The USA bat is a real bright spot, the BBCOR version is average, and the USSSA bat is avoidable.
We have now spent considerable time both in the cage and during games with the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo One balanced. It is a light swinging version of the older Voodoo Insane and does really well against a bat like the Rawlings VELO.
After 2 hours in the cage and on the tee with the DeMarini Voodoo One, we review thoughts. The One should be considered the 2017 version of the 2016 Insane bat. You will recall that bat was a single piece aluminum bat with a moderately sized barrel and a swing weight for big hitters.
The most comparable bat to The Goods One Piece is, arguably, the Rawlings VELO. Both are single-piece bats built with an undersized barrel but a stiff feel and light swing. There are several other single piece alloy bats built with a stiff feel including bats like the Solo and Omaha from Slugger as well as the Alpha lines from Easton. But, our gut tells us the folks at DeMarini designed this to take market share from the Rawlings VELO.
2020 Louisville Slugger Solo Review: Light, Value, Good Performance. After hitting each 2020 Solo with several different hitters, it rates out as well as the 2019 version did. That is, a very durable bat that perfectly serves the need of a budget conscience buyer who needs a light swing. The BBCOR Solo has many fans and the 29-inch is a hit for those who needs it ultra-light. The USA is our favorite Solo. The drop 11 creates as good as exit speeds as any. USSSA Solo’s aren’t as popular as composite barrels do better there. Our Score 9/10 (BBCOR); 9.8/10 (USA); 8.5/10 (USSSA).Price Check
We hit the 2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect in both BBCOR and USSSA drop 5, 8, and 10. In short, we love it. We think it’s a fantastic bat with a reasonable end load in both lines. The connection is less stiff when compared to other hybrid bats, but we preferred that. Our hitters especially liked the USSSA Drop 10 and believe it will be one of the best in that space for 2020. The only thing the line is lacking a USA version. Otherwise, there’s nothing we’d change.Price Check
The 2020 The Goods One Piece is made from a single piece of alloy. It uses a new stiffer end cap to give the barrel an even stiffer feel. This end cap is the same one used in the very popular hybrid The Goods. The barrel material is still the X14 which has been in DeMarini’s lineup for several years. They can change the shaping of that material, but the pure performance has been pretty consistent over the last several years.
For 2020, the Goods One Piece is only in BBCOR sizes 32 through 34-inch.
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