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Best Pitching Machines of 2024 - 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coming out every year, it's hard to know which pitching machines are the best on the market and which are becoming outdated.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 2024 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.

Enjoy!

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Best Pitching Machines of 2024

If you're looking to step up your hitting skills and reinvent batting practice, a pitching machine is the best way to do it. The beauty of a 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 pitching machine technology and innovation, it has become increasingly difficult to determine which pitching machine is right for your age, skill level and budget.

My name is  Kevin King and I am the founder and CEO of Anytime Baseball Supply. I bring over a 7 years of experience in the baseball equipment industry. Our business has proudly served esteemed clients including major league teams like the Florida Marlins and top-tier universities such as UCLA, USC, Dartmouth, just to name a few. I have been working in the baseball and pitching machine industry for years, have sold thousands of pitching machines, served thousands of customers & baseball teams, and have attended numerous baseball trade shows. I either personally own, have used or demoed all of these pitching machines in this article. I 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!

List of Best Pitching Machines

Best Baseball Pitching Machines

The most commonly used pitching 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 baseball pitching 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. 


Jr. Hack Attack Video Review: See what our customer has to say!

Customer of Anytime Baseball and Coach of the 7-9U North Texas Sticks baseball team, Brandon uses the Jr. Hack Attack in the batting cage so his team can get in extra reps. They mostly use it to work on pitching mechanics and so far love the machine! 

Heater Deuce Pitching Machine Demo

I bought a Heater Deuce pitching machine 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 pitching machine, the more the merrier. In fact, the best baseball pitching machines built are all three wheel pitching machines. With three wheels, a pitching 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! 



 




 Best 2 Wheel Pitching Machines

Just a step down in performance and price from 3 wheel pitching 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 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 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.

Spinball Wizard 2 Customer Video Review

In this video review/case study, Case and his Dad take advantage of the Spinball Wizard's many features, including fastballs, and breaking balls, as well as grounders and pop flys!"






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! 




Pros:

  • 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‚Äôs warranty
  • Lightweight and portable pitching machine design

 

Cons:

  • Can't throw breaking balls



Heater Sports BaseHit Real Baseball Pitching 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.


Pros:

  • Variable speed control & dual bearing electric motor pitches baseballs up to 45 mph.
  • Low pitching machine cost
  • 6‚ÄĚ 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.

Cons:

  • 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! 



See how the Elite eHack Attack Works

See how the iPitch Pitching Machine Works






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 First Pitch Baseline, or 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 First Pitch pitching machines. 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. Our customers also love the First Pitch XL and the Baseline for their backyard cage setups. 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.  





Final Words

Pitching machine are essential pieces of baseball training equipment that need only be purchased only once in your lifetime, from simple Iron Mike machines to the Hack Attacks. 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 finding the right pitching machine, the most important factors to consider are price point, age and skill level, which pitching machine style is right for you, portability, pitching machine safety, machine longevity and warranty. 

You came to this page looking for the best pitching machines, but now you might be wondering, "what are the best pitching machine balls?" We get this question often, and we do recommend using approved balls for your pitching machine. Using the correct balls will give you the best performance and cause the least wear and tear to your machine. 

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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KEVIN M. KING

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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gokelly

What is your opinion of the Atec M3X? and where would you rank it?

What is your opinion of the Atec M3X? and where would you rank it?

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