Don’t let the name fool you: The DeMarini CF Zen series is anything but peaceful. This two piece composite model is fantastic for hitters who spray baseballs around the field, and the most recent 2022 DeMarini CF Zen has been altered to redirect a hitter’s energy from swinging back into the barrel for added pop. However, many teammates I’ve spoken to believe that the CF Zen series peaked in 2018, with the legendary red and white CF Zen whose beautiful “ping” sound would disturb any Zen Buddhist’s meditation. Despite DeMarini not producing a new CF Zen model in the past two years, they still boast an impressive roster of CF Zen bats that are beloved. Well, not beloved by us pitchers.