Our Top Choice
Louisville Slugger Blue Flame Pitching Machine
Tough and featuring an interesting mechanical construction, this Louisville Slugger pitching machine can be an excellent solution for a novice in need of a simple pitching contraption!
A company with a long tradition in producing baseball requisites. A compact design. Completely manual.
Some reports that the stabilizer bar wears off after time.
Strikes, fly balls, grounders
18 - 60 mph
32 x 14 x 6 in; 12 lbs
Jugs Small-Ball® Pitching Machine
Featuring a self-feeding tube and a kid-friendly, happy-go-lucky-looking build, this Jugs Small-Ball Pitching Machine can be a smashing hit on your local baseball field!
An experienced pitching machine-building company. A simple and attractive design. Can be fed manually or automatically.
Only works with balls of smaller dimensions.
Manual and automatic
Up to 75 mph
26 x 14 x 10 in; 23 lbs
First Pitch Curveball Pitching Machine
Featuring a simple, highly-adjustable construction with two wheels, this First Pitch is an adaptable pitching apparatus that can help you practice on a range of shots! Tricky curve balls in particular!
An enthusiastic pitching machine-producing company. A powerful two-wheeled design. Adjustable legs.
A bit bulky compared to some other pitching machine models.
Curveballs, sliders, knuckleballs
Up to 105 mph
110 lbs (shipping weight)
Heater Power Alley Pro Baseball Machine
Offering a modern design that's simple to use and relatively low maintenance, the Heater pitching machine can be your new weapon of choice for your upcoming hard-core training sessions!
A well-known company for sports requisites. An attractive simplified design. Nylon fiberglass housing.
Real baseballs may get stuck every so often. (Not a big deal though; a gentle push will resolve the problem.)
Fastballs, grounders, pop-flys
45 - 60 mph
36 x 36 x 48 in; 13 lbs
Franklin Sports MLB® Electronic Pitching Machine
Coming from a company with a long tradition in making high-quality sports products, the MLB Electronic Pitching Machine is one of the best learn-to-play ball-throwing machines currently on the market!
A well-known sporting goods company. A small easy-to-carry design. An easily-adjustable pitch angle.
It's pretty lightweight, so keeping it in place on an unsteady surface can be a challenge.
Plastic balls - Little League
Children's practice speeds
17.75 x 9.5 x 9.9 in; 3.4 lbs