In the market for a pitching machine but dont know what to buy?
Choosing the right pitching machine can make a significant difference in a player's ability to improve their hitting skills. Here are some key factors to consider when picking the right pitching machine:
Type of machine: There are two primary types of pitching machines: arm-style and wheel-style. Arm-style machines are more expensive but can simulate a more natural pitching motion, while wheel-style machines are more affordable and easier to maintain.
Speed range: Consider the range of speeds the machine can throw. You want to ensure that the machine can throw pitches at speeds appropriate for your player's skill level and can adjust the speed as they improve.
Pitch selection: Some machines can throw only one type of pitch, while others can throw a variety of pitches. Consider the types of pitches your player needs to work on and whether the machine can throw those pitches.
Ball type: Some machines are designed to throw specific types of balls, such as regulation baseballs, softballs, or foam balls. Make sure the machine can throw the type of ball your player needs to practice with.
Portability: If you plan on using the machine in different locations or need to store it when not in use, consider purchasing a portable machine that is easy to transport and set up.
Cost: Pitching machines can range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Consider your budget and the value the machine will provide when making a decision.
By considering these factors, you can select the right pitching machine that will meet your player's needs and help them improve their hitting skills.
- Brady Donohue