A baseball pitching machine is a great tool to help hitters improve their hitting. When purchasing a baseball pitching machine there are five things to consider.
1. Launch Speed – You want to have a machine with the launch speed that is right for you.
2. Number of wheels: You want the correct number of wheels.
3. Transportability – Choose a machine that is easy to transport.
4. Parts and Accessories: Generators, Automatic Ball Feeders, Dimpled Balls, and Covers are important to your machine.
5. Guarantee-Make sure you are properly covered with your investment.
Pitching machines come in different styles. An arm action machine and a circular wheel machine are very popular. Pitching machines are useful for hitters who can practice on their own. The starter is ideal for young players. The pitches are normally 30 mph in these games. The curveball machine actually spins the ball in an opposite direction. The spin moves forward, causing the ball to curve downward. Since the ball curves toward the ground, gravity doesn’t stop it from curving. It actually helps him. You can put different spins on the ball. The 2-pitch sidewinder can throw 3/4 straight and curve fastball, 3/4 straight and slider fastball, tail and side curve fastball, and tail fastball side slider. The 2pitch3 machine can throw a 95 mph and 75 mph curveball in one setup. There is also the double cast which gives you 2 casts in one setup. Parts and accessories are important to your machine. Automatic ball feeders feed the balls at different intervals. It can be used with almost any pitching machine. A power generator is an alternative power source to run your single wheel machine or automatic ball feed units in locations where there are no power outlets. Baseball pitch covers protect your machine. Dimpled balls will dramatically extend the life of your machine. A pitch selector allows you to throw fastballs and curveballs without the batter knowing which pitch is coming. Two downhill feed ramp extensions are connected to the feed ramps. Two balls roll through the feed chutes at the same time. The batter can see the balls roll down. Both balls appear just before the launch wheels, but only one comes out. This feature makes it impossible for the batter to predict the pitch, but allows ample timing of when the ball will be pitched.
I hope this article is helpful in your quest to purchase the best baseball pitching machine for your game. In addition to improving your game, you can share your machine with your teammates and have a lot of fun.