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2021 DeMarini The Goods Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated December 4, 2020

On the shortlist of most anticipated bats for 2021 stand The Goods. This bat had considerable success despite COVID-19 in 2020. It reached a hype level few have achieved. Although the bat was good to a great performer, it still isn’t for everyone. In BBCOR, save the paint job, it is the same bat as the 2020 version (plus an updated end cap). DeMarini adds a USSSA drop 5 and 10 to the mix as well. The BBCOR is $50 more ($399), the USSSA is $20 ($279).

 

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2021 DeMarini The Goods BBCOR

$399.95

Original Price

The Goods BBCOR Drop 3

The 2021 The Goods in BBCOR is a two-piece hybrid bat with an end load and a super-stiff connection. It is the next generation of Voodoo Insane and is, to say the least, very popular. The bat is hard to find in stock and last year's version (2020) is the same bat as this with a different paint job.

Specs

Certification: BBCOR

Barrel Size: 2 5/8

Sizes: 31/28, 32/29, 33/30, 33.5/30.5, 34/31, 34.5/31.5

Barrel Size: 2 5/8

Drop: 3

Swing Weight: Balance + (5 to 10% Heavier Than Industry Average)

Serial Number: WTDXGIC21

Release Month: September 2020

Related: Best BBCOR Bats

2021 DeMarini The Goods USSSA Drop 5

$279.95

Original Price

The Goods USA Drop 5

The USSSA The Goods in a drop 5 from DeMarini is the new Voodoo Balanced. It uses the same Seismic End Cap and 3 Fusion connection you'll find on the BBCOR version of the bat. However, this one swings more balanced.

Specs

Certification: USA

Barrel Size: 2 5/8

Sizes: 30/25, 31/26, 32/27, 33/28

Barrel Size: 2 5/8

Drop: 5

Swing Weight: Balance - (Between 5 and 10% lower than Industry Average).

Serial Number: WTDXGB5

Release Month: October 2020

Related: Best USA Bats

2021 DeMarini The Goods USSSA Drop 10

$279.95

Original Price

The Goods USA Drop 10

The 2021 The Goods USSSA Drop 10 is a balanced bat in a two-piece hybrid design. It takes the place of the Voodoo Balanced from years gone by. Hybrid bats have never been the most attractive in the USSSA world, but this bat and a few others in the 2021 class might change that. The drop 10 USSSA is a 2 3/4 barrel, the drop 5 is a 2 5/8.

Specs

Certification: USA

Barrel Size: 2 3/4

Sizes: 28/18, 29/19, 30/20, 31/21

Barrel Size: 2 3/4

Drop: 10

Swing Weight: Balance - (Between 5 and 10% lower than Industry Average).

Serial Number: WTDXGBZ

Release Month: October 2020

Related: Best USA Bats

RECOMMENDED 2021 The Goods VIDEO
RECOMMENDED 2021 The Goods VIDEO
RECOMMENDED 2021 The Goods VIDEO

2021 DeMarini The Goods Review

Our hitter’s love the feel of The Goods. Despite its end load, a lot of younger and smaller players think it is the right fit for them. In terms of data, we have yet to see any player hit The Goods with as much success as they percieve. It is, after all, a BBCOR bat limited by a pretty restrictive standard that a lot of companies also reach in their bats. And, frankly, has been reached by the Voodoo line for several years now.

As well, hitters believe the pop and performance of The Goods is above average despite no evidence of that reality. The bat sounds right, feels right and has reached a certain level of groupthink claiming its one of the best of all time. This does not mean the bat is not recommendable.

The Goods Ratings
Player Feedback (30%)
Performance (30%)
Relevance (20%)
Demand (15%)
Tech Specs (5%)
Total Weighted Rating 9.3/10 Total Weighted Rating 9.3/10

2021 DeMarini The Goods Review

Player Feedback (30%)
Performance (30%)
Relevance (20%)
Demand (15%)
Tech Specs (5%)
Total Weighted Rating 9.3/10 Total Weighted Rating 9.3/10

Our hitter’s love the feel of The Goods. Despite its end load, a lot of younger and smaller players think it is the right fit for them. In terms of data, we have yet to see any player hit The Goods with as much success as they percieve. It is, after all, a BBCOR bat limited by a pretty restrictive standard that a lot of companies also reach in their bats. And, frankly, has been reached by the Voodoo line for several years now.

As well, hitters believe the pop and performance of The Goods is above average despite no evidence of that reality. The bat sounds right, feels right and has reached a certain level of groupthink claiming its one of the best of all time. This does not mean the bat is not recommendable.

RECOMMENDED 2021 The Goods VIDEO

Comparable Bats

1. 2021 Nox

The 2020 Victus Nox is a hybrid bat that comes in BBCOR and, in May of 2021, a drop 10, 8 and 5 USSSA. The Nox complements the Victus Vandal—which is the premiere Victus bat and a light swinging single-piece aluminum. Of all the data we gathered on the different versions of the NOX, we found the swing weight lighter than we expected. Our measurements on the Nox put it on the lighter side of balanced—which is a bit different than other takes which consider a bit heavy. But, we’re confident in our swing weight scales and think the Nox should be considered a balanced bat—not heavy, not light but just right.

2. 2020 Select

This comprises our 2020 Louisville Slugger Select and 2020 Louisville Slugger Select PWR review. The former (no “PWR”) is a balanced swinging drop 10 and 8 USA hybrid bat as well as a VERY end loaded drop 5. The later (with the “PWR”) is a BBCOR version of the bat that is the next generation of the end loaded 719 Select. Both bats, the Slugger Select and Slugger Select PWR, comprise Sluggers’ 2020 two piece hybrid line. We hit both bats for this review, compared exit speeds and swing weights to previous years and write this 2020 Louisville Slugger Select Review.

3. 2017 CAT 7 Connect
See the CAT 7 Connect Review

Our feedback on the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 connect is derived from 3 hours of use among several different hitters

2021 DeMarini The Goods Model Tips

The BBCOR 2021 The Goods is built for big hitters that want an end-loaded bat and prefer a stiffer feel in their hybrids. That isn’t everyone. As well, if you need a bat that requires no work in, is sure to produce BBCOR exit speeds right a the limit, then the 2021 BBCOR The Goods could be for you.  The USSSA version in drop 10 is the USSSA Voodoo updated, but the drop 5 uses the same stiffer connection as is found on the BBCOR version.

There is not a USA version of The Goods. But, for 2021, there is a USA Voodoo.

 

2021 DeMarini The Goods Review

The 2021 The Goods is built for stronger hitters that prefer end-loaded bats. With respect, we think it's strange to make a 32" bat in an end load--as those who need 32" bats should swing balanced 33" to get the extra inch. If that is you, look closely at a Voodoo Balanced from 2017 through 2020. But, if you're a heavy hitter in the 33 to 34" bat range, The Goods will produce what you want. As well, the 34.5-inch option is new to the mainstream BBCOR bat space. We think several players will be grateful for the added half inch on what they percieve as the right big bat for them.

Price Check
2021 DeMarini The Goods Review

As of this writing, you can design a custom DeMarini The Goods in USSSA drop 5 or drop 10. The drop 5 has the same stiffer connection as the BBCOR versions of the bat while the drop 10 uses the same connection as the Voodoo from last year. That is also the same connection piece used by DeMarini's CF.

Price Check

2021 The Goods Construction

The 2021 Goods is the grandchild of the Voodoo Insane. The Voodoo Insane is known as a two-piece hybrid bat built with a stiff connection, big barrel, and end load. The 2021 Goods is right in that alley. Expect a big barrel, massive swing, rigid feel, and a fantastic hitting experience.

The Goods


2021 DeMarini The Goods User Reviews

8.7
Pop
8.3
Durability
8.6
Feel on Sweet Spot Hits
8
Feel on Mishits
8.6
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