The most popular types from backyard baseball to pro baseball. They use a spinning wheel(s) & a motor to propel the wheel(s). Most wheel pitching machines have adjustable speed controls & direction adjustments mounted on a steel frame that's attached to a tripod. All run on 110v current & can handle a generator. Most can be purchased as baseball pitching machines, softball pitching machines & some are in a combo unit for both sports. 1 wheel is entry level, 2 wheel are most popular & now 3 & 4 wheels that throw about anything you could want at Major League speeds.
These are sometimes known as Iron Mike Pitching Machines. That is the made in USA brand you may have seen & used at a commercial batting cage. They weatherproof & tough enough for years of service without trouble. All have auto ball feeders in a rack or a huge hopper that holds hundreds of balls.
Compressed Air & Non Electric Pitching Machines - No electricity needed
Some very clever engineers have created alternative styles that fill particular needs. The Zooka Pitching Machine uses compressed air & rechargeable internal battery that is an engineering wonder. Our UPM 45 Ultimate Pitching Machine is the official model for Cal Ripken baseball & softball machine pitch leagues. It uses a spring loaded concept so needs no electricity.
Heater Pro Curveball & Backyard Xtender Batting Cage Package
OUR #1 YOUTH CURVEBALL BACKYARD PACKAGE!
1st Choose Your Pitching Machine & Optional Feeder
2nd Choose Your Xtender Batting Cage Length
3rd Add Your Leather Or Preferred Pro Dimple Balls
Ebook from pro hitting coach, Rob Ellis
The Ideal Backyard Fastball PLUS Curveball Pitching Machine With Variable Speeds & Adjustments For Batting Practice, Grounders & Pop Ups
Matching Xtender Batting Cage In 24', 30' & 36' Sections. Future Expansion By Simply Adding Sections!
Throws Real Balls Or Our Recommended Yellow Dimple Balls Accurately From 15 to 52 MPH (closer distances mean even more velocity)!
EXPANDABLE BACKYARD BATTING CAGE THAT GROWS WITH PLAYERS!
Our Xtender batting cage harnesses any Heater Pitching Machine to the outside of the batting cage net. This protects the "pitcher" and pitching machine while not using any extra inside room! (You will save by not needing to purchase a protective L Screen). Note: Can be used with other pitching machine brands too!
What JP Says about the Heater Pro Curveball & Backyard Xtender Batting Cage Package
You Won't Find A Better Fastball Plus Curveball Pitching Machine & Batting Cage Package!
Unfortunately, coaches are allowing & teaching curveballs too soon and there's nothing we can do but teach our own players how to attack them. So, the sooner players start seeing the curve ball, the better!
Here's the most inexpensive curveball pitching machine we have ever carried... and it works well! The matching batting cages are sold in sections made in 3 sizes & in $100 increments. Purchase what's affordable and will fit your backyard space but do note that a longer batting cage will allow for more break or curve.
Thousands of quality swings over multiple seasons are the goal and you will work in fastball mode more than not, but if you see the benefits of owning this curveball pitching machine, our 36 ft Xtender or longer would be a first-choice in batting cage length!
I cannot overstate what an advantage it is for a budding ballplayer to be able to swing as often as he can. It may be the ultimate difference-maker for your player!