A FULL FEATURED PITCHING MACHINE THAT ALSO SWIVELS FREELY FOR DEFENSIVE DRILLS ANYWHERE ON THE FIELD
Flexibility - The Rawlings Pro Line two wheel pitching machine combines the best of both worlds - it's a fully capable two wheel pitching machine that can also be used for defensive practice. Its light weight and oversized transport wheels make it easy to bring to the field, and easy to move around once it's there. Not only can it throw any type of pitch, it can also pivot freely horizontally and vertically for throwing grounders, sky high fly balls, even catcher's pop ups, anywhere on the field.
Three Sports with One Machine - These machines can be used for baseball, softball, or cricket. The only differences between the machines are the interchangeable legs and ball feeder tubes. Single use machines can easily be upgraded to combination machines later by purchasing the appropriate upgrade kit. Motors are mounted on slots to allow for major adjustments between baseball and softball use, as well as for minor corrections for wheel tread wear and ball hardness. Three optional leg heights provide a realistic release points for each sport: 24" for softball, 50" for standard baseball, or 50-80" for cricket and the ARP (Adjustable Release Point).
Better Wheels - Rawlings solid wheels feature a urethane tread that is a full 1" thick for lower shock loads and almost instant speed recovery. Our competitors' profiled wheel tread is only 3/8" thick at the center, causing a much higher shock load on the motor shafts, and requiring a self reported 8 seconds recovery time with real baseballs. Pneumatic wheels are almost impossible to keep balanced because they change shape at high speed from centrifugal force. As the speed increases, the unbalanced rubber tire expands, but the balance weights mounted on the steel wheel can't move, so the wheels become unbalanced. They can also leak air and gloss over from use, reducing grip and therefore accuracy and speed.
Top Quality Motors - Our industrial grade, American made motors feature oversized, hardened stainless steel shafts to ensure a long life.
Throws Any Pitch from Any Angle - A thrown ball curves in the direction of its spin. The faster the spin, the more it curves. Fastballs have backspin, which cause them to rise, or at least fall slower than they otherwise would. Sinkers and curves have topspin, causing them to drop. Knuckleballs ideally have no spin at all and move randomly. By adjusting the wheel speeds and the angle of the machine, the machine can be set to spin the ball in any direction to simulate virtually any pitch.
Can it Really Throw a Slider? A slider spins around an axis nearly parallel to its direction of travel, like a football thrown with a spiral. The resulting break is similar to a curveball, but sharper. No commercial machine actually throws a slider- it's more of a fast 3/4 curve. This is a close approximation to a slider, and it's what virtually all pitching machines throw including ours.
- Two machines in one - use for hitting or defense
- Throw any pitch from any angle
- Speed range 40-100mph
- Weighs 70 lbs - super portable
- ARP option - Adjustable Release Point for realistic pitch trajectory
- 5 year warranty
- Free Ground shipping
- Made in USA