How Much Does a Pitching Machine Cost

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Wondering to get your next pitching machine? Wondering whether it’s too much of an investment or is it even worth it at all? 

Well, the search is over now because I have just the article for you that will help you understand what your next pitching machine will be. 

Let us get right into it!

The Number on The Price Tag 

Well, it’s pretty affordable if you ask me, yea no seriously, pitching machines technically range from around 30$ to around like 4000$. That’s really crazy considering how low something can be and go up to be something super high. Well, it’s probably because there are different types of machinery applied to the pitching machine, different features make it to be in that price range and make them to be that expensive on the price scale as well. So yes that’s why they have sometimes a super low price range maybe because of its simple and easy setup with low pitching speeds and the ability to feed only a few balls. And the reason it has high prices is mostly that they have high pitching speeds, the ability to feed a lot of balls, and even just maybe a more complex setup and overall just more finesse to it. 

Is It Worth Your Money? 

When buying a pitching machine there are a few factors you must consider, of course, budget is the top thing that you must consider. But other than that are you willing enough to handle the machinery, will you be able to practice on a daily basis, will you be able to maintain the machinery itself? 

Well here are some factors to consider when buying a pitching machine: 

is pitching machine worth your money?

Skill Level And Training Goals 

First things first, you should consider how far are you willing to make your goals of improving on the field. Are you willing enough to get to the best of your abilities and even try and get a fine touch with them? Well, then it’s best to get a pitching machine because this will help you so much in trying to improve your skills. The machine provides repeatable and consistent pitches allowing the player to practice their batting skills against different speeds and of course different types of pitches as well. 

Availability Of Practice Partners 

Having a pitching machine is gonna be of so much help if you don’t have someone who will pitch for you. Maybe you do have someone in mind but they live too far or you have some near you but they don’t know how to pitch either. Well then a pitching machine is gonna save you from all that stress, it eliminates the stress of a live pitcher and you also get the ability to learn with a lot of other pitch speeds. 

Frequency Of Use 

Assess how frequently you would use a pitching machine. If you do think that you will be using it a lot more often during team events or even association practices, then honestly it’s a great worthwhile investment. However, if you plan to use it once in a while then it’s not the best option to buy one. 

Alternatives Option 

Evaluate other options as well that are available to you like live pitching machines, whether or not you have access to batting cages. Then it will be easier to practice through these methods as well. However, if all these methods seem inconvenient to you then buying a pitching machine will be a great investment and you wouldn’t mind it one bit. 


Well, there you have a few options to consider before buying a pitching machine and there is to know about buying for yourself. It is a great investment to buy one and honestly buying one of these wont make you regret your decision one bit.

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James Arnold
I'm James, and I live in Stanislaus County, California. I'm playing Baseball for many years, and I love this sport so much that I also encourage my kids (Danny and Sara) to play Baseball & Softball.