The Personal Pitcher And Personal Pitcher Pro Wiffle Ball Pitching MachinesThe hitter will learn to make consistent contact with the ball with improved bat control and a smooth and powerful swing. With the Personal Pitcher, you can focus on coaching swing mechanics, improving timing, and plate discipline. You can train the player not to swing at every pitch, and help them work on their timing. Even if your hitter's mechanics are solid, without plate discipline and learning timing principles, the ball and the bat just won't meet very often. A batter shows "plate discipline" by not swinging at pitches that are out of the strike zone, nor at pitches that are in the strike zone but not where he knows he can hit it. The hopper has a 55 ball capacity and will feed the ball with an interval of between 5 and 8 seconds, at a maximum actual speed of 55MPH. You can select to see pitches at 20MPH, 35MPH, 45MPH, or 55 MPH. You can shorten the distance your batter is from the Personal Pitcher to simulate speeds up to 95MPH, more in line with what you would likely see from a live pitcher in BP. You can also work with the machine in soft toss mode.
The "Pro Timing Light" helps with proper loading, by lighting up for the "windup" and also again indicating the release. This is a great feature as it helps with the timing of the pitch. You can use Pitch Isolation Training, gaining the accuracy that allows your player to work on a problem pitch. You set it up for Pitch Isolation Training, providing the accuracy that allows your player to work on a problem pitch. The Personal Pitcher does not use normal baseballs, it uses a special poly ball which is lightweight and great for defensive drills. Your hitter can safely use their own game bat because the golf ball-sized limited flight balls won't damage it, and you also cant break the extremely durable little balls!
Thanks to the compact design and 4- hour battery life, you can practice anywhere, at any time, making it great for pregame warm-ups, or practice on the road. The lightweight, portable training aid is ideal for training alone or with the team! This versatile little machine is an outstanding tool for pre-game warmups or as a team hitting station at practice. Almost any space will do, and you can set up BP, reaction training, or defensive drills in the gym, on a tennis or racquetball court, or in the park! Almost any flat surface will work using the attached, adjustable feet, but the Personal Pitcher is typically mounted on a standard camera tripod. Standard camera tripods may be found at most local superstores and electronic stores. Pick one up in your neighborhood or order one with your machine. With a tripod, you can adjust the Personal Pitcher's height to allow for softball or baseball pitch delivery.
With enough practice with the Personal Pitcher your hitter will hit the ball how they should when they should, where they should, and as far as they should!
What Does The Unique Sports Team Think
Hitting training is as important as ever in today's game and unfortunately, batting cages are often difficult to find, inaccessible at times, and often too expensive. At-home pitching machines are a terrific alternative, but we know machines can also be expensive and too heavy to move around the backyard. That’s why the Personal Pitcher was created! For over 20 years the Personal Pitcher has helped baseball and softball players improve their hitting by providing a small practice golf ball machine that can be used anywhere.
The Personal Pitcher Lite-Ball Pitching Machine is totally portable and comes with a 4-hour rechargeable battery. The machine hopper can hold up to 50 practice golf balls to allow you to get the number of reps needed anywhere, anytime.
Create your own batting cage in your garage or basement. With the personal pitcher lite ball pitching machine, only a lightweight cage is necessary and can be quickly installed almost anywhere.
4 Speeds for all ages as well as curveballs and fastballs! With the Personal Pitcher Pro, you can simulate soft toss or fastballs up to 95 mph.
There’s no substitute for being able to take a few hundred swings a day, and that’s why the Personal Pitcher, its accessories, and hitting aids, have become the ideal hitting equipment to create better baseball and softball players at all levels, from pee-wee to professional. Your son or daughter will love the Personal Pitcher!
Select The Personal Pitcher That Is Right For YouThe Personal Pitcher Pro will help your player, improve hand-eye coordination, increase bat speed, build confidence, and develop discipline
The Difference Between The Personal Pitcher Pro And The Personal Pitcher StandardPitches Thrown
- Standard: Soft toss and fastballs
- Pro: Soft toss, fastballs, as well as left and right-handed curveballs
- Standard: 24 Wiffle® Golf Balls
- Pro: 48 Wiffle® Golf Balls
What The Standard And Pro Have In Common
- The Pro And Standard models each have "Quad-Speed", allowing to set up for 20MPH, 35MPH, 45MPH, and 55MPH pitches, simulating speeds of 15-95MPH! There is also a soft toss mode!
- Both the Personal Pitcher and the Personal Pitcher pro feature a pitch indicator light with Big League Timing and can be adjusted for to intervals between 5 and 8 seconds
- You can focus on Pitch Isolation Training for working on problem pitches with either machine
- They both have a 55-ball capacity automatic feeder
- You want to find any other machine on the market that will come close to what the Personal Pitcher Standard or Pro has in the way of portability! They weigh less Than 5lbs and mount to a standard camera tripod, and can be used indoors or outdoors, so you can get practice swings anywhere, anytime!
- They both include an AC adapter/charger, and a 4-hour rechargeable battery, and both machines use a 115V standard grounded outlet
- 30-day money-back guarantee.If for any reason you are not satisfied, you may return your product(s) within 30 days for a refund. The only cost to you is shipping.
- Both come with a 1-year full coverage warranty. An optional lifetime warranty is also available that covers the motors, wheels, circuit board, plastic housing, ball feeder, and all LED lights.
The Personal Pitcher Pro Mini Poly Ball Curveball Training MachineThe Personal Pitcher Pro has been tested and approved by Major Leaguers and is an essential training tool to improve hand-eye coordination, timing, and bat speed! The hopper has a 55 ball capacity and will feed the ball automatically with an interval of between 5 and 8 seconds, at a maximum actual speed of 55MPH. The machine can deliver fastballs, curveballs, and sliders at one of four different speed settings: 20MPH, 35MPH, 45MPH, or 55 MPH. You can shorten the distance your batter is from the Personal Pitcher to simulate speeds up to 95MPH, more in line with what you would likely see from a live pitcher in BP.
This lightweight and portable small Wiffle® golf ball pitching machine is ideal for training alone or with the team so you can train anytime you want anywhere you want! This versatile little machine is an outstanding tool for pre-game warmups or as a team hitting station at practice. You can also get in very productive solo training sessions in your backyard, garage, or basement. Your hitter will grow with repetition, and with the Personal Pitcher, they can take dozens, even hundreds of practice swings, EVERY DAY, even when the coach is not around.
Your player can get in very productive solo training sessions in the gym, garage, or even inside the house, allowing for year-round practice, making it ideal for those teams located in cold-weather states. Most teams from colder climates start their practices indoors in gyms. You can incorporate the Personal Pitcher training machine into any practice plan, and all you have to do is section off a portion of the gym and start your bunting and hitting practices. You can also have players hit off the machine right after tee work to continue to master the swing! You can also work with the machine in soft toss mode.
The Personal Pitcher Standard comes with 24 Wiffle® golf balls, an A/C adapter, and a 4-hour rechargeable battery. It comes standard with a 1-Year Warranty (there is also an optional Lifetime Warranty available) and a 30-day Money Back Guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied, you may return the machine within 30 days for a refund. The only cost to you is shipping.
Features Of The Personal Pitcher Pro
- Quad Speed (20MPH, 35MPH, 45MPH, And 55MPH)
- Max Speed: 55 MPH
- Holds 100 Balls
- Includes 4 dozen balls
- AC Adapter/Charger
- Power Source: 115V standard grounded outlet
- 4-Hour Battery
- Ball Types: Small Poly Balls
- Pitches Thrown: Fastballs, Curveballs, and Sliders
- Defensive Drills: Catcher Drills, Transition Drills
- Warranty: 2 Years
- Weight: 3 lbs
The Hitmaster GrowBats By Personal PitcherWhen the ball hits the sweet spot pad on the GrowBat, the hitter will hear a nice "pop" sound letting the batter know they crushed it.
The weighted pack is the key to having a bat that can grow with a player as the weight can change anywhere between 20 oz to 31 oz. The 1" choke-up collar will shorten the bat or help a hitter if he needs more bat control. The GroBat comes with a sweet spot pad, weight pack, and professional leather grip.
Select the GroBat that is right for you
- 10 years and Younger: GroBat Jr (30" and 19 oz.)**
- 10-12 years: GroBat 32"
- 12-15 years: GroBat 32" or GroBat 33"
- 15 years and Older: GroBat 33" or GroBat 34"
All Personal Pitcher products are backed by their 30-day Money Back Guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied, you may return your product(s) within 30 days for a refund. The only cost to you is shipping. All Personal Pitcher products are backed by their 30-day Money Back Guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied, you may return your product(s) within 30 days for a refund. The only cost to you is shipping.
The features of the Hitmaster GroBat and Hitmaster GroBat Jr.
- Thin Barrel Training Bat
- Pro Leather Grip
- Sweet Spot Pad
- Collars and weights create the same length and weight as your game bat
- Customize weight with 9 oz Weight Pack
- Weights may be increased to develop and strengthen muscles in the hands and wrists
- Only use with light-weight small balls
Use The GrowBat To:
- Sharpen hand-eye coordination
- Develop quick bat speed
- Build confidence
- A bat that grows with the batter
- The same bat may be used by multiple players of different ages and heights
Get More Out Of Your Machine By Adding These Options
TripodThe Personal Pitcher is typically mounted on a standard camera tripod. We offer a lightweight yet sturdy tripod that is made from aluminum tubing, with an attached head and rubber feet. The tripod is collapsible and adjustable, so you can take both it and your machine virtually anywhere and have BP at any time! It is fully adjustable making it easy to adjust it higher for baseball pitch delivery or use a shorter setting for softball pitchers. It also tilts up and down making it a vital accessory for defensive drills including fielding pop-ups, catcher blocking dills, and dealing with hard-hit grounders.
Features And Benefits Of Using A Tripod
- Aluminum tubing construction for durability
- Adjustable to allow for softball or baseball pitch delivery
- Collapsible making it easy to travel and store
- Stabilizes the machine for consistent pitch delivery
Solar ChargerUse the sun to run your personal pitcher! Simply plug in the new Solar Charger and aim it at the sun. Use with your battery and keep it charged all day. It also provides enough electricity to run your machine on its own for quality pitches. Great for travel ball teams, away games, the backyard, and outings to the park.
Features And Benefits Of The Solar Charger
- Lightweight & portable
- Extends battery life
- Have batting practice without the need for a battery or AC adapter
- Extend play/practice time
- Use in remote locations
- Practice anytime, anywhere
- Replaces the need for a battery or AC adapter
Focus BallsFocus Balls bring a new challenge to hitting. Identifying the color of the ball helps develop early pitch recognition and enhances visual tracking, improving plate discipline. Focus Balls vary in speed and location, training the batter to adjust to late movement resulting in better hand-eye coordination and building confidence. Add a couple of dozen to your order and you will see the difference.
Features And Benefits Of The Focus Balls
- Exactly sized to work best with the Personal Pitcher
- Sold by the dozen
- Each dozen includes an assortment of colors
- Awesome drills to work into your regular practice regimen
- Great for pre-game warm-up before games
- Improve pitch discipline
- Enhance visual tracking
- Improve hand-eye coordination
- Improve confidence at the plate
Who Is Chris Richards?In 1988, 14-yr old Chris Richard begged his Dad to get him a pitching machine he could use in the backyard. He could never get enough batting practice, and being of small stature, he knew that in order to make the high school junior varsity team, he would have to make a good impression at the plate. The batting cages were inaccessible, and too expensive anyway, so dad began a search for a pitching machine.
After checking out every sporting goods store in San Diego, he concluded that there was nothing available, and the mail order advertisers only had heavy, expensive machines that would not fit into the backyard. Out of desperation, Dad started tinkering in the garage with some motors, batteries, some lightweight rubber wheels, and a third motor to feed balls. The ball he selected to use was the practice golf Wiffle® ball available in just about every sporting good store. It was inexpensive, lightweight and its small size made it tougher to hit than a baseball.
Finally, after many nights with hacksaws, screwdrivers, and one black eye (those balls come out fast!), the first Personal Pitcher was ready and Chris used the heck out of it, sometimes hitting for 3 or more hours a day! Chris invented games with his friends (such as home run derby) and played situational baseball that made practicing fun.
Well, Chris made the JV team and continued to improve every year. His senior season on the varsity team, Chris hit .440 with 3 home runs and only 3 strikeouts. Coupled with his very solid defensive play in center field Chris was named co-Player of the Year for his league and was a member of the 1992 1st Team All-Section Baseball Team for San Diego County. Chris was eventually awarded a scholarship to Oklahoma State in 1995 (after playing Junior College ball for 2 seasons). He hit .335 and finished 8th in the nation in RBI with 85.
Chris was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in ’95 and played for the Single-A team. For leading the team in homers, RBI, hits, walks and on-base percentage he was named MVP. He was named to the Florida State League All-Star Team in ’96, to the Cardinals 40-man Major League Roster in ’97, and in ’99, after missing a year recovering from shoulder surgery, Chris hit .298 with 30 home runs and 98 RBI split between AA and AAA. Chris led the Cardinal minor league organization in home runs and RBI. He was named First Team All-Texas League first baseman. Once again Chris was named to the Cardinals 40-man roster and hit his first major league pitch for a home run on July 17, 2000!
Richards was traded to the Baltimore Orioles on July 29, 2000, and finished the year hitting .276 with 13 home runs and 36 RBIs in only 199 at-bats. He tied an Orioles record with 13 total bases in a single game when he hit 2 home runs, a triple, and a double against Cleveland. In 2001, Richard led the Orioles in extra-base hits while not making a single error playing right field, center field, and first base.
Shoulder problems over the next several years resulted in three surgeries and little playing time. In 2005, Richard signed with the Texas Rangers starting a run of 6 years in Triple‐A Baseball with three teams (Oklahoma Red Hawks, Indianapolis Indians, and Durham Bulls). He made it back to the Majors in 2009 with the Tampa Bay Rays. That same year, he became the first International League player in 50 years to hit two grand slams in one game. Chris finished his 15‐year career with the world-famous Durham Bulls launching 84 home runs over four seasons to become the team’s all‐time home run leader. He led the Bulls to four straight South Division Titles, a Governors’ Cup, and the franchise’s first Triple‐A National Championship.
Following the 2010 season, Richard founded the Durham Baseball Academy providing lessons to aspiring youth baseball and softball players in North Carolina. Today, Chris is a successful entrepreneur in his hometown of San Diego, CA, running the family business, Personal Pitcher, and provides baseball instruction for the kids in his community.