Baseball Pitching Machine Designs
Get a high tech baseball pitching machine for the ‘pitcher who never wears out'. Fully digitized, compact, economic and able to throw fastballs, curve balls and sliders, your modern softball or baseball pitching machine is your baseball hitting performance key.
Creating Great Hitters With Your Baseball Pitching Machine
Would Ty Cobb have batted over .450 if he'd practiced with a 21st century baseball pitching machine? Undeniably, Ty and any baseball or softball player will see huge performance ‘gains' by spending hours in the baseball batting cage taking hundreds of ‘cuts' at machine driven fastballs, curve balls and sliders. If you're serious about moving your game up a few performance notches, then look at the following guideline to modern pitching machines.
- What Sort Of Pitches Can You ‘Program'. Save your arm from batting practice fatigue and injury, especially in the pre-season and when spring or fall temperatures are cold. Current pitching machines can replicate the three main types of pitches you face, namely fast balls, curve balls and sliders. Incredibly, your pitching machine can also be set-up to deliver pitches as a ‘right hander' or a ‘left hander'. Star Wars film technology meets modern baseball training needs in a R2D2 robot equivalent.
- What Ball Speeds Will You Face. Microprocessor based with remote controls and a range of integrated options, a Jugs or Atec pitching machine can be calibrated to deliver pitches from 25 MPH to about 100 MPH. Pick the speed you want, dial it in, and then walk away. Your pitching machine takes over, guaranteeing to deliver precisely what you program, and never ‘complaining' about a sore arm again.
- Hitter's Benefit. Traditionally, before portable pitching machine designs had resolved a number of technical issues, coaches depended upon ‘live' batting practice. Batters can now plant their baseball shoes and take literally hundreds of swings, in an effort to refine and to perfect their batting swing. In baseball, as in life, ‘practice does indeed make perfect'.
- Design Specifications To Look For. Major brands of baseball pitch machines vary with their design and engineering approach, however some broad similarities drive this market category of specialized baseball equipment. If you're coaching Little League and entry level players, then pitching machines with a ball speed limit of around 60 MPH is more than enough. For virtually all other categories of amateur softball, hardball on to professional level athletes, you'll want a pitching machine that ‘does it all', offering high speeds, multiple pitches, left and right hand set ups, remote control. Older used pitching machine designs limited the number of balls in the machine's ‘arm' or tube to around 20, whereas a modern Iron Mike pitching machine might hold as much as 80 balls at one time.
- Batting Cage Or On Field Placement. Coaches and hitters typically find that placing your pitching machine inside a batting cage gives you more control, plus is measurably more time effective in delivering a higher volume of practice pitches to more ball players in the shortest amount of time. However, reproducing ‘live' game conditions remains the most authentic way to train hitters and fielders in the sorts of situation training that coaches undertake.