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Pitching Machines for Sale
Looking for a pitching machine? Also referred to as batting machines or baseball throwing machines, pitching machines are used by many types of baseball players for many different reasons.
You’ve seen them being used by other teams or even heard of them being used in the MLB. You might be wondering if your kid or your team would benefit from using a pitching machine. But there’s so many brands and different types of pitching machines out there it’s really hard to tell which one is perfect for you.
You might need a baseball pitching machine, a softball pitching machine, or a pitching machine for baseball and softball! Or You might be a parent looking for a pitching machine for youth baseball players, or a coach looking for a portable pitching machine that throws curveballs. Whichever type of pitching machine you need, we got you covered! If you need help narrowing down your search, try using the filters on the left hand side of this page to help you find what you need, or continue reading to understand what everything you need to know before placing your order with us.
Why You Need a Pitching Machine
Improve your batting average: A pitching machine will help any player, little league or major league, improve their swing, timing, technique and overall batting average.
Consistency - The batter will see strikes every time. This is especially important if the coaches can't throw straight.
Confidence - Sometimes all a kid needs is a little more confidence; making contact with the ball during practice can give them the confidence that they need during their next game.
Timing - Most pitching machines can pitch at variable speeds, meaning the machine operator can easily change the pitch speed to keep the batter guessing.
Learn How to Hit Breaking Balls - Curveballs, slides, split fingers, and more. Most 2 and 3 wheel machines nowadays can throw every imaginable pitch, allowing the batter to prepare for any pitch they might see.
Efficiency - Get more reps in with a machine. More reps = more practice than your competitor.
Infield and Outfield Drills - Not all, but most pitching machines nowadays have the capability of throwing ground balls, pop flys, line drives and more.
Baseball Pitching Machines for Sale
The most common pitching machine is a baseball pitching machine. Baseball pitching machines are used specifically for baseball, although some baseball pitching machines come with the capability of switching from baseball to softball.
Some baseball pitching machines can pitch real baseballs, however some can only pitch pitching machine rated balls or dimpled balls. Make sure to read the owners manual or give us a call at (888) 466-0009 before loading your pitching machine with real baseballs. Be sure to check out our collection of baseball pitching machines for sale to see our entire line.
To purchase a baseball pitching machine, scroll to the top of the page and click the filter for baseball pitching machine and use the price slider to help you narrow down your search.
Softball Pitching Machines for Sale
The other most commonly used pitching machine is the softball pitching machine. Although softball is not as popular as baseball, in recent years manufacturer's have been making big improvements to the technology behind softball pitching machines.
We carry both slow pitch and fast pitch softball pitching machines. Take a look at our hand selected collections of slow pitch pitching machines and fast pitch softball pitching machines to find the right one for you.
Have baseball and softball players at home? Be sure to check out our combination pitching machines for baseball and softball pitching machines to get everything you need in one machine.
To purchase a pitching machine for softball, scroll to the top of the page and click the filter for softball pitching machine and use the price slider to help you narrow down your search.
Pitching Machines for Youth Baseball
Looking for a pitching machine for kids? You're going to need a baseball pitching machine that can throw hard enough to prepare the kids for a real baseball game, but not too hard like those commercial pitching machines do.
Before deciding which youth baseball pitching machine to buy, consider how fast kids pitch in your kids league, and make sure the pitching machine you buy can throw at least 10+ mph faster than that. This is important so your kid doesn't outgrow his new pitching machine.
We recommend buying a Heater Sports youth pitching machine for youth players ages 5-10 and up. And we recommend the First Pitch Baseline pitching machine or the Jugs baseball pitching machine - BP1 for players 10 and up. For more recommendations, please check out our collection of little league pitching machines. We also recommend to parents that are on a tight budget to consider a soft toss machine instead.
Pitching Machines that throw Curveballs
Need to take batting practice to the next level? You need a pitching machine that throws curveballs! These machines are great for kids 14 and up that start to see breaking balls during games. For this, you'll need either a 2 wheel or 3 wheel pitching machine.
Our customers really love the Spinball Wizard 2 and the Junior Hack Attack 3 wheel pitching machine for throwing curveballs. We recommend taking your time understanding which machine is right for you, as this is an investment that will last you for years.
And be sure to buy the right pitching machine baseballs for your new curveball machine, they will make the machine perform better and last longer!
Pitching Machine Brands
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 pitching machine brands? 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.
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.
First Pitch: First Pitch is one of our favorite youth league pitching machine brands. They make solid machines that work great in any backyard batting cage, or youth machine pitch league. Their single wheel machines will help any young player improve their hitting technique.
Rawlings: A name that anyone who has ever played baseball recognizes, Rawlings. They've been around for longer than we've been alive, and they know baseball better than anyone. They make awesome 2 and 3 wheel pitching machines that are suitable for any youth league or professional team. The one downside to their machines is that they tend to be a little more expensive than some customers are willing to pay.
Louisville Slugger: If you're looking for an affordable mechanical pitching machine, Louisville Slugger pitching machines are for you. Their mechanical pitching machines have been authorized for game use by popular youth leagues like Babe Ruth League, Cal Ripken League, Pony Baseball Leagues and more. Plus, you don't need to connect it to a power outlet!
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.
Iron Mike: The oldest pitching machine company, Iron Mike is still going strong. They make arm style pitching machines, which are great for players looking to work on their swing and overall hitting technique. These machines are often used in batting cages and for commercial use.
Selecting a Pitching Machine Based on Player's Age
If you're not sure which style of pitching machine you need, you can start by using our age guide to narrow down your search. We looked over all the pitching machines that we carry and hand selected the most age appropriate pitching machines for each age group.
Pitching Machines for players ages 5-8
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Pitching Machines for players ages 8-12
Pitching Machines for players ages 17+
Generally speaking, for youth players ages 5-8, one wheel machines and mechanical pitching machines are great options. Youth leagues, like little league, tend to use one wheel pitching machines.
For players ages 8-12, one and two wheel machines are both great options. With two wheel machines you get more speed, power and variety of pitches.
For players ages 12-17+ two and three wheel machines are great options. We recommend three wheel machines for this age group because they can throw fastballs and breaking balls at variable speeds from 70-100 mph. Many major league teams use these for batting practice as well.
Note: If you're undecided about which pitching machine to buy, we recommend going with the stronger and faster option so your kid won't grow out of it anytime soon.
Price: How much does a pitching machine cost?
The price of a pitching machine can vary from as low as $100 to $15,000. Some pitching machines are simple and therefore cost less, while others are extremely complex and technological, and therefore more expensive.
For less expensive pitching machines, check out our affordable pitching machines, and for our more advanced pitching machine selection, check out our two wheel pitching machines and our three wheel pitching machines.
Portable Pitching Machines
Before making your buying decision, you should consider the portability of a pitching machine. Consider the weight of the machine, how far you will be carrying it (if at all), and if the pitching machine comes with transport wheels.
What is a good weight for a pitching machine?
Although the weight of pitching machines varies from 30 lbs - 160 lbs, as a rule of thumb, a good weight for a pitching machine is about 50 - 60 lbs. If a pitching machine weighs more than 60 lbs, you'll either want to make sure it comes with transport wheels, or that a transport kit is available for purchase.
Finding the Right Pitching Machine for You
This sums up the main differences between each type of machine and what they are designed to do. If you are still unsure of which machine is right for you, feel free to check out our list of best pitching machines articles for additional information. And, as always, feel free to contact us for expert help!