Mechanical Pitching Machines
Young hitters need all the batting practice they can get, but electric pitching machines can run a hefty price tag. For those who are looking for a new and efficient way to practice their swing without the big price tag and long extension cords, a mechanical pitching machine is the way to go.
While traditional pitching machines can be heavy and difficult to transport, mechanical pitching machines can deliver accurate pitches with minimal hassle. It can save a coach’s arm and be operated by adults who do not know how to pitch.
This is ideal for youth baseball or softball players, and just like electric pitching machines, they can also be used to simulate fly balls and grounders.
The top mechanical pitching machine supplier on the market is a household name that everyone knows; Louisville Slugger. The Louisville Slugger pitching machines have received authorization for use in youth leagues across the country, so parents and coaches can be sure that their players are training with a quality product.
Louisville Slugger’s mechanical pitching machines come in two models: The Blue Flame pitching machine and the Black Flame. The Blue Flame can pitch baseballs or softballs at speeds from 18-45 mph and weighs only 30 pounds, making it easy to transport and move around for different drills.
The Black Flame is slightly larger and can pitch balls faster - up to 60 mph. With the extra size also comes the ability to throw farther fly balls with a new throwing arm attachment. The Black Flame mechanical pitching machine is also the official pitching machine of the Babe Ruth League and Pony Baseball and Softball.
Both machines have adjustable speed settings, so coaches and parents can regulate how fast the pitches are thrown.
Both these Louisville Slugger products are exceptional examples of high-quality mechanical pitching machines. With minimal setup and considerably less fuss than an electric machine, you’ll be up and running as soon as you get a mechanical pitching machine out of the box.
Staff Picked Mechanical Pitching Machines
Louisville Slugger Blue Flame Pitching Machine
The ultimate baseball and softball training aid, the Blue Flame is a budget-friendly way to improve your kid's baseball skills. This mechanical pitching machine can throw baseballs up to 45 mph or softballs up to 18 mph (great for slow pitch). The best part about it is that it is fully mechanical and does not require electricity to operate (no batteries or extension cords needed).
Mechanical Pitching Machine Features
- Throws real baseballs and softballs between 18 and 45 miles per hour.
- Speeds can go up to 60 miles per hour if used with a lightweight ball.
- Doesn't need a battery or electricity to operate.
Heater Sports Perfect Pitch 45
Throw strikes, grounders, or fly balls with this budget-friendly pitching machine. The Perfect Pitch mechanical pitching machine can pitch baseballs or softballs (11" or 12") at speeds of 45 mph and only weighs 13 lbs! And much like the Blue Flame, this machine does not need batteries or any kind of electricity to operate.
Pitching Machine Features
- Pitches 9" Baseballs, 11" Softballs, and 12" Softballs
- Variable Speeds From 10-45 MPH & Lite Balls Up To 80 MPH
- All Metal, Light-Weight Frame at Only 13 Lbs.