The criteria I wanted my pitching machine to meet were: I want it to be able to pitch a 2 oz. foam ball at speeds upwards of 80 km/h, be light enough that it can be easily transported by one person, it must inflict a spin rate of approximately 1500 rpm, and it must be able to rotate 360◦ so that I can control the axis of rotation of the pitch.
I chose the ATEC ‘Hitting Streak’ it weighs 25 lbs, can pitch up to 96 km/h, can change angles, and requires a 110 volt electrical source.
The balls I have chosen are SFT (safety foam training) seamed baseballs. The balls have 9” circumference like that of a baseball and weigh 2 oz.