A curveball pitching machine is the most inexpensive way for the next level player to counteract the inability to hit the curveball or any other offspeed pitch.
There are a few less-expensive curveball pitching machines on the market (our Heater Pro Curve youth baseball model is also good or for those on a budget).
This model impressed me years ago when I first demonstrated it. Season after season, I still have not found a better alternative for what it does so well!
The Benefits Of A Curveball Pitching Machine Are Truly Important
If you can’t hit the fastball, this game will eliminate you at the younger ages so of course, this machine has that covered.
Kids are seeing curveballs and other offspeed pitches at way-to-young an age whether we like it or not. So who is going to throw a team full of players the number of curveballs they will need to see to learn to recognize and react? Not me man… I have had 2 throwing shoulder surgeries and I wouldn’t wish it on a dog. Really nobody should be throwing hundreds of BP curveballs and almost nobody has a chance to throw many in the strike zone either.
So, what we are left with is the need for a machine, just like how we utilize these mechanized shortcuts in the rest of our lives!
See If The Benefits Of The B1 Curveball Pitching Machine Fits Your Needs!
The benefits and needs of a curveball pitching machine leads us to consider this B1 Curveball model. I Have been a fan of this particular model since the previous version hit the market over 15 years ago! Whats below says it all. It’s a super light (making it very portable) pro model with easy adjustments and a manageable size & price when compared to the larger heavier models, yet it still can crank it up to 70+ MPH! (frankly, velo is overrated in batting practice but it’s always fun to crank it up!
A 25-70+ MPH Range – Great for all ages. Remember, 70 MPH at 46′ is a 91 MPH equivalent from the 60′ 6″ pitchers mound
Only 60 Tough Lbs. – Reasonably portable, USA-Made with a 10-year warranty
RH & LH Fastballs, Curves & Sliders Too – No one outgrows this machine
Throws Leather & Dimple Balls – Optional auto feeder prefers dimple balls
The first & best single wheel pitching machine capable of throwing fastballs, curveballs, & sliders from BOTH left-handed & right-handed “pitchers.” Light enough to truly be called portable, yet strong enough to run for years without maintenance. To me, it’s a breakthrough training aid!
I hope my experience with pitching machines helps you to make your best decision!
|Warranty Details||Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty|
|Maximum Speed||70 MPH – Adjustable From 25 MPH – 70 MPH|
|Pitch Type||Fastball, Curveball, Sliders (RH & LH)|
|Power Supply||AC Plug-In|
|Sport Used||Softball or Baseball|
|Feeder||Optional Auto Feeder & Cordless Remote|
The BATA 1 Curveball Pitching Machine (aka B1 Curve) has a unique Goodyear Rubber Soft-tread pitching wheel. The JUGS and some other off brands have pneumatic (air-filled) tires. Our soft-tread wheels are solid, with high tech die-cast flat-faced treads, molded onto a machined aluminum core. The JUGS type tire has a convex (rounded) pitching surface and is mounted on a standard stamped rim, like those used on trailers. The faster the JUGS wheel turns, the more convex it becomes, and perhaps less accurate.
BATA Pitching Machines are constructed of welded solid steel plate. JUGS machines are constructed primarily of older style sand-castings. Solid steel is several times stronger than a sand-casting, therefore our machines much lighter (in weight), yet at the same time stronger. BATA machines weigh about 25% less than JUGS machines… and we feel they are stronger!
All our BATA pitching machines have steel plates in front of and behind the pitching wheels. JUGS pitching wheels are fully exposed. We also have heavy-duty steel plate in front of the motors to protect them from line-drives. Most other brands don’t.
Read How to Choose a Pitching Machine here