Best Pitching Machines

Best Pitching Machines of 2023 - Top 10 Pitching Machines & Reviews [Updated]

With new technology coming out every year, it's hard to know which pitching machines are the best on the market and which are becoming outdated.

Based on years of experience and customer feedback, our staff has created a comprehensive list of the top 10 pitching machines of 2023 with reviews.

We were sure to include a wide array of price points ranging from below $500 well in the $1,000's, and included all different brands, styles and skill levels of pitching machines.


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Best Pitching Machines of 2023

If you want to improve your hitting skills, a pitching machine is the best way to do it. The beauty of a baseball pitching machine is that it allows you to improve your hitting skills on your own time, wherever you’d like.

The majority of pitching machines nowadays are portable, plug into any standard wall outlet, and are affordable. But, with the introduction of new technology and innovation, it has become increasingly difficult to determine which pitching machine is suitable for your age, skill level, and budget.

My name is Kevin, and I am the owner here at Anytime Baseball Supply. I have worked in the baseball and pitching machine industry for years, have sold thousands of pitching machines, served thousands of customers & baseball teams, and attended numerous baseball trade shows. I either personally own, have used, or demoed all of these pitching machines in this article. We stay in the know of baseball technology, so you don't have to.

Without further ado, let’s see what the best pitching machines of this season have to offer!

Best Baseball Pitching Machines

The most commonly used machines are baseball pitching machines. Our customers ask us all the time, what are the best pitching machines for baseball? We ask them back, "What is your budget, and how old is the player that will be using it?" We carry machines for all different ages, skill levels, and budgets. 

Helping you or your kid improve their hitting skills and get to the next level is our top priority, and with these top 3 best pitching machines for baseball, it's never been easier. 

Customer Review: See what our customer has to say about his Hack Attack!

After months of using the Hack Attack, Wade and his son can't imagine not having a Hack Attack! Watch the video to see what they say.

Heater Deuce Demo

I bought a Heater Deuce a few months ago for myself and friends to use. I had a lot of fun seeing how much break I could get on pitches so I decided to make a video. Pitch speed is displayed on radar!

Best Three Wheel Pitching Machines

When it comes to wheels on a baseball pitching machine, the more the merrier. In fact, the best baseball pitching machines built are all three wheel pitching machines. With three wheels, a machine can throw harder, more consistently and with a wider diversity of pitches, including right and left handed breaking balls, split fingers, fastballs and more! Let's take a look at the best 3 wheel pitching machines for this upcoming season! 

Jugs BP3 Demo + Review

I went to the ABCA trade show to check out the latest technology in the baseball world, and I got a full demo of the new Jugs BP3 with changeup from a Jugs engineer. Check out the video to see why this is one of the best 3 wheel machines ever! 

 Best 2 Wheel Pitching Machines

Just a step down in performance and price from 3 wheel machines are 2 wheel pitching machines. Two wheel machines have many of the same capabilities as their more expensive counterparts, but with less power and less break on the breaking pitches. 

This doesn't mean two wheel machines aren't a good option. In fact, they're amongst the most popular baseball pitching machines out there. Their compact size, strength and lower price point are attractive to players ages 10 and up, parents and coaches alike. Let's take a look at the best 2 wheel baseball pitching machines on the market! 

Heater Deuce 75 Pitching Machine Review

I was talking to one of our customers, and he mentioned to me how much he loved his Heater Deuce pitching machine, and how his kids loved it to... So I asked if he would be willing to give us a video review, and here it is. If you're on the fence about buying one of these, hopefully this video can help.

Best 1 Wheel Pitching Machines

One wheel pitching machines are great for youth baseball player or anyone looking to step up their batting skills. One wheel pitching machines can generally only throw fastballs, and mild breaking pitches, as well as grounders, pop ups and line drives. Let's take a look at the best one wheel pitching machines of this season! 

Heater Sports Real Baseball Machine with Auto Ball Feeder

Heater Sports Real Baseball Machine with Auto Ball Feeder

The thing we love about the Heater Real baseball machine is that it has most of the same qualities as our other top 10 pitching machines, but with a much lower price tag. A great backyard baseball pitching machine, the Heater Real baseball machine can throw fastballs up to 52 mph, has an easy plug and play design, throws infield and outfield drills, comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty and costs only $449.00! 


  • Perfect for players in Little league and up
  • Great for pitching, as well as infield and outfield drills
  • Overall great value
  • Comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty
  • Lightweight and portable pitching machine design



  • Can't throw breaking balls

Heater Sports BaseHit Real Baseball Machine

Heater Sports BaseHit Baseball Pitching Machine

Last but not least, the Heater Sports Basehit definitely deserves a spot on our best one wheel pitching machine section. Another great backyard pitching machine, we had to vote this one as the best home pitching machine. With pitching capabilities up to 45 MPH, the BaseHit Real Baseball machine is great for kids from ages 5 all the way up to adults. The BaseHit’s revolutionary design incorporates a fast spinning motor and small covered wheel to pitch balls with the world’s most compact pitching machine ever developed.


  • Variable speed control & dual bearing electric motor pitches baseballs up to 45 mph.
  • 6” Wheel cushions the balls and pitches consistent strikes every time
  • Automatic Feeder delivers a ball every 10 seconds
  • Rugged composite pitching machine housing to protect you from spinning wheel
  • Adjustable pitch height knob to get the pitch height you want.


  • Can only throw up to 45 mph
  • Can't throw breaking balls


Best Combination Pitching Machines

Need a pitching machine for baseball and softball? If you have a son in baseball and a daughter playing softball, or if you coach multiple leagues, you're going to need a combo pitching machine. The best combination pitching machines are the ones that can quickly switch from baseball to softball, throw hard and constantly. 

Best Programmable Pitching Machines

When budget isn't an issue, and losing isn't an option, baseball teams buy a programmable pitching machine. Programmable pitching machines are at the cutting edge of baseball technology, and have the most to offer any baseball player looking to drastically improve their batting average and performance at the plate. Let's take a look at the best programmable pitching machines! 

Best Pitching Machine for Catchers

Training your catcher for the next big game is no easy task. Finding someone to throw hard and consistently to them can be a difficult thing to pull off, which is why many coaches have started relying on pitching machines for this. 

The pitching machine that is a good fit for your catcher depends on their age and skill level. For young kids 5-10, they just need a machine to throw hard and straight. Something like the Deuce 75 baseball pitching machine will do. 

For players 12 and up, they will need something bigger and stronger. Around this age range, kids will start seeing breaking pitches like curveballs and sliders, so you'll want a machine that can keep up. Overall, we thing the Junior Hack Attack pitching machine is the best pitching for catchers of that age range. Although, for adult players you might want something even more powerful, like the Jugs BP3 machine

Best Home Pitching Machines

Every young player needs a backyard pitching machine. A pitching machine for home can really be the difference in striking out or hitting a dinger at their next at bat. They younger a kids starts learning how to hit, the more fun they will have playing baseball.

Our best backyard pitching pitching machines are from brands like Heater Sports and Sports Attack. These two brands create awesome pitching machines for home use, while keeping quality and budget top of mind. These pitching machines also pair well with and backyard batting cage as well. 

Our customers really like the Heater BaseHit and the Heater Real Baseball pitching machines as they both are budget friendly, consistent and portable. If you want a workhorse that you don't plan on moving around, check out our Iron Mike baseball pitching machines.

For more information, be sure to check out our collection of backyard pitching machines

Pitching Machine Brands

What is the best pitching machine brand? When you're beginning your search to buy the right pitching machine, figuring out what brand you want is a good place to start. So what are the best manufacturers of pitching machines? Let's take a look at some of the best pitching machine brands.

Heater Sports: You get the most bang for your buck with a Heater Sports pitching machine. They make machines for youth players ages 5 all the way up to high school. Take the Heater Sports Basehit for example, it makes for a great backyard baseball pitching machine. Overall, we vote them as top value pitching machines on the market.

Sports Attack: The cream of the crop, Sports Attack pitching machines are truly on the cutting edge of pitching machine technology. They're constantly pushing the envelope and improving their products we can improve our game. Their machines are used by professional teams all over the country and will improve any hitters swing, hand eye coordination, and overall batting average.

Spinball: One of our favorite two wheel pitching machines out there is the Spinball Wizard 2. For the quality and price point, you really can't go wrong. Spinball also makes a three wheel machine as well as the Spinball iPitch pitching machine that takes machine technology to the next level! A lot of customers love using the ball feeder option with their Spinball to make it into an automatic pitching machine so they can do solo batting practices.

Jugs: The biggest name and most popular brand in the baseball training world is Jugs pitching machine. Their blue pitching machines are recognized by anyone who ever played little league. They have an awesome line of products ranging from single wheel machines (great for youth leagues and machine pitch leagues) to high tech 3 wheel pitching machines. They truly have it all, and their 50 years of being in business shines through with each product they design and manufacturer.

Pitching Machine FAQ's

Can You Put Real Baseballs in a Pitching Machine?

A question we get asked all the time, "can you put real baseballs in a pitching machine?" The short answer is yes - most pitching machines work with real baseballs. However, for better performance, we recommend using pitching machine baseballs or dimpled balls. These baseballs are made specifically for machines and feature strong kevlar seams and real leather that stand up to the fast spinning machine wheels. 

Can You Use a Pitching Machine by Yourself? 

Another question we get asked a lot is "can you use a pitching machine by yourself?" Yes. All you need is an automatic ball feeder and you can use any pitching machine by yourself! 

Final Words

A pitching machine is an essential piece of baseball training equipment that need only be purchased only once in your lifetime. Considering the prices of the machines and the amount they will help develop your baseball skills, it is absolutely worth researching and educating yourself on which pitching machine is right for you. 

When making your buying decision, the most important factors to consider are price point, age and skill level, which pitching machine style is right for you, portability, machine longevity and warranty. 

If you have any questions regarding which pitching machine is right for you, feel free to contact us here, or give us a call at (888) 466-0009 to get help from one of our expert staff members. 

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Founder / Senior Contributor

Kevin King, founder of Anytime Baseball Supply and senior contributor of the Daily Diamond blog, started the company 7 years ago. He loves the Los Angeles Dodgers, playing the occasional pick up baseball game, skateboarding and his dog Panzer. Despite his busy schedule, he still finds time to contribute to the blog.

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