Lightweight and portableideal for practicing hitting just about anywhere
The SKLZ Lightning Bolt pitching machine is one of the best pitching machines around. It fires fastballs at 30 mph, which is fast enough for pitching practice, but slow enough to minimize injury for younger players. Plus, it's fast, at 5 seconds between pitches; most other pitching machines take 5 to 10 seconds to fire each ball. The angle adjusts from 3 to 9 feet, so you can train at any pitch distance. The pitching machine itself is sturdy, and it projects a soft ball with a 12-inch circumference 10 feet in front of the machine. It's easy to assemble, and the included remote makes it easy to adjust the pitching speed and angle. The SKLZ Lightning Bolt pitching machine is a solid choice for a pitching machine, and it more than meets our criteria for best pitching machine for beginners.
Recommended for youth league, backyard, travel teams, drills at all levels including high school, college and professional
The Sports Attack Junior Hack Attack Baseball Pitching Machine is a great machine that is perfect for baseball players of all ages. The Junior Hack Attack can throw right and left handed curves, sliders, split fingers, knuckle and Fastballs up to 70+ MPH. The Junior Hack Attack has a great range of 250 feet which allows the player to literally pitch anywhere on the field. The Junior Hack Attack is lightweight and portable, making it a great tool for traveling players. The Junior Hack Attack is easy to set up, and is lightweight enough to fit in any compact car, including a Mini Cooper. The Junior Hack Attack comes with a 1 year warranty. The Sports Attack Junior Hack Attack Baseball Pitching Machine is a great machine that is perfect for baseball players of all ages.
AUTOMATIC BALL FEEDER - Auto Ball Feeder Holds 12 Baseballs And Drops A Ball in the Machine Every 8 Seconds (Also Removable)
The Heater Sports Base Hit Lite & Real Baseball Pitching Machine is a great pitching machine for practicing your pitching skills. It pitches actual baseballs, up to 45 MPH at 46', and pitches Lite baseballs, up to 80 MPH, depending on ball used. The pitching machines head is adjustable, so you can pitch ground balls, pop flys, or curveballs. The pitching machine has a variable speed controller, so you can adjust the speed and pitch type. The heater sports pitching machine has a 360 degree swivel base, so you can set it on flat ground or on pitching mounds. You can also set the pitching machine on a stand, so it won't roll away. The pitching machine has a 15' long power cord, so you can plug it in anywhere.
CONNECTS TO HEATER SPORTS BATTING CAGES - If You Want a Home Hitting System In Your Yard, Look for any Heater Sports Batting Cage for Easy Connection to the Slider's Easy Connect Housing.
The Slider Lite is affordable, compact, and easy to set up. Although the Slider Lite's throw distance is shorter than that of more expensive, professional-grade machines, it's more than adequate for backyard use. The Slider Lite has an adjustable pitch range so you can throw from 10 to 60 mph, which is more than enough for most kids, teens, and adults. The Slider Lite can pitch both fastballs and curveballs, and you can adjust the pitching speed from 10 to 60 mph depending on which slider or powerAlley Lite ball you use. The Slider Lite is durable and safe. The housing is comprised of a shatter-resistant plastic, and the wheel, tires, and knobs are constructed of high-quality materials. The Slider Lite is easy to set up. The Slider Lite's ball feed is automatic; you don't even have to manually feed each ball into the machine. The Slider Lite includes a 12-ball automatic feed, but the machine can also be used to pitch 4, 6, or 8 balls at a time. The Slider Lite has a removable leg that makes it easy to store the machine. The Slider Lite has a simple, straightforward design. The Slider Lite comes with a grounder and pop-up pitch setting, and it's easy to use. The Slider Lite's battery lasts up to 2 hours, and the included power adapter is powerful enough to charge the Slider Lite when it's not in use.
The 2015 model have a new sleek look and upgraded exterior design plus inside/outside adjustment that provides instant location change
The Hack Attack Baseball Pitching Machine is our top overall pick for 2018, and for good reason. Not only does this pitch machine throw major league fastballs, it throws them incredibly fast. It throws 100+ MPH pitches, and can pitch both right and left-handed breaking balls. This pitch machine can throw fastballs that top out at 110+ MPH, and it can throw curveballs that top out at 90 MPH. This pitch machine also has a full pitch repertoire, including fastballs, curveballs, sliders, and split fingers. Unlike other pitch machines, the Hack Attack Baseball Pitching Machine throws each of its pitches at a consistent and predictable speed. This means you don't have to take multiple practice throws before you know how to pitch with this machine, and you don't have to worry about inconsistent pitches, either. The Hack Attack Baseball Pitching Machine is also extremely portable. It fits into any standard size vehicle, and it has wheels, so you can easily move it around. The Hack Attack Baseball Pitching Machine throws major league 100+ MPH fastballs, and right and left handed breaking pitches including curveballs, sliders and split fingers. This feature alone makes this pitch machine ideal for league play. This pitch machine is also ideal for high school and college play. It can throw major league 100+ MPH fastballs, and right and left handed breaking pitches including curveballs, sliders and split fingers, and it's extremely portable, so it takes up almost no space. The Hack Attack Baseball Pitching Machine is also extremely affordable, and it doesn't require any electricity, so you can use it anywhere. It's even environmentally friendly, because it doesn't use any fuel. The Hack Attack Baseball Pitching Machine is also extremely easy to set up and use. All you do is attach the throwing head to the pitching machine, plug the throwing head into a nearby wall outlet, and you're ready to pitch. The Hack Attack Baseball Pitching Machine also throws major league 100+ MPH fastballs, and right and left handed breaking pitches including curveballs, sliders and split fingers.
Official pitching machine of Babe Ruth and Pony League Baseball and Softball
The Louisville Slugger Black Flame pitching machine is a great buy, and it's the best budget option we tested. For just $110, you get a solidly built machine that throws consistently and accurately, even at high speeds. We threw 10 balls consecutively at 40 mph, and they were all between 95 and 100 mph. The 40 mph setting is great for batting practice, and the 50 mph setting is great for pitching practice. The machine throws both plastic and dimple balls, which can come in handy if you're coaching a youth team, but it's important to note that to get the best performance out of dimple balls, you must also purchase the dimple adapter ($25). The adapter has a knurled knob that fits onto the top of the machine, which allows you to adjust the tension of the dimple ball strings. Without the tension adjustment, the dimple balls can bounce too much, and the balls tend to fall off the machine. The pitching machine is also compatible with regular balls (but not with hard balls), and it uses interchangeable parts that make it easy to switch between throwing strikes to high fly balls or ground balls. The pitching machine comes with rubber feet that allow it to stand on its own, but there are also mounting brackets that allow it to be mounted on a wall. The screws for the mounting brackets are not included, and you'll have to buy them separately. The pitching machine has a single switch that controls the speed and direction of the throw, but the machine's adjustable legs have three settings: 90, 105, and 135 degrees. The legs also have a detent setting, which keeps the machine from moving too far. The legs fold up, so the machine is easy to store and transport. The Louisville Slugger Black Flame pitching machine works just fine for baseball practice, and at $110, it's an excellent value.
EXTREMELY PORTABLE AND EASY TO CARRY - The Deuce weighs just 75 lbs. and can be transported in the backseat or trunk of a car or truck without effort! Unlike other pitching machines that are big, bulky, and heavy, the Deuce 75 is light, sleek, and light to bring innovation to any player, team, or league.
The Deuce 75 is one of our top picks for pitching machines, and it's easy to see why. It's one of the most stable pitching machines we tested, and unlike some machines, it doesn't need to be mounted on a stable surface to operate properly. The Deuce 75 is easy to operate, and its automatic ball feeder makes it extremely convenient to use. It's the only machine we tested that accepts both Lite-Balls and regular baseballs, and it can throw Lite-Balls up to 85 MPH. The Deuce 75 is easy to use, and it includes everything you need to start pitching. The machine is easy to set up, and it's small enough to store in a closet or a shed.
IDEAL FOR ALL BASEBALL PLAYERS, these 1 Dozen Ultimate Practice Technology baseballs are designed to have a game-like feel, but last through hit after hit after hit during use with a pitching machine
The Rawlings Ultimate Practice Technology is a high-quality baseball designed to last through hundreds of practice pitches. The casing is molded, not stitched, so it's more resistant to tears and scuffs. The seams are uniform, so they're more predictable, and the cover is 3% heavier than a traditional baseball, so the ball won't gain moisture as quickly. The seams are also large, so they're less likely to scuff up. These baseballs also have beveled edges, so they're less likely to tear during a pitch. The only drawback is the price, which is more than double the price of standard baseballs. However, most pitchers are willing to pony up for the peace of mind that they'll have quality, consistent balls for their practice sessions.
PIVOT HEAD ADJUSTMENT FOR GROUNDER & POP FLIES - The Easy Knob Adjustment Allows You To Pitch Grounders & Pop Flies So You Can Perfect Your Fielding Practice
The Heater Sports Heavy Duty Baseball Pitching Machine is ideal for kids, teens, and adults of all ages and skill levels. The heavy duty metal housing is hard-wearing and should last for years. The fully automatic ball feeder is simple to use, so even a beginner can pitch real baseballs like a pro. The pitch speed is adjustable, and the machine can pitch softballs, too. The heater also has a built-in timer and an automatic shutoff feature. The timer can be set to pitch balls every 2, 5, 10, or 20 seconds, and the machine will automatically shut off after 120 seconds. The heater can pitch up to 12 balls per minute, and the maximum ball distance is 60 feet, which is long enough for even major league batters to smack a ball out of the park. The heater runs on 120 volts, and it comes with a one-year warranty.
The Heater Power Alley Lite Baseball Pitching Machine is inexpensive and easy to set up, and it produces good throws with little effort. Although the machine is capable of throwing pitches at up to 60 MPH, it hits only about 45 MPH in practice throws. (The company says it'll hit 60 MPH when it's fully warmed up, which can take 30 minutes.) The pitching machine's arm pivots, and you can adjust the angle of its throw by adjusting the arm angle. The arm can be adjusted from 15 degrees to 45 degrees (or somewhere in between). The arm also has a break, so you can throw pitches with a drop or rise, and the arm locks securely in place for pitching practice. The pitching machine's wheel is enclosed, so it won't snag on grass or dirt. The pitching machine's weight is about 40 pounds, which is reasonable for a pitching machine, and it has a 6-1/2-foot pitching height, which is a little short. The pitching machine's wire frame is made from steel, and its legs are made from aluminum. The pitching machine's list price is $179.99, but it's currently on sale for $119.99.