Why Should I Buy An ATEC Pitching Machine?

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Why Should I Buy An ATEC Pitching Machine?

ATEC pitching machines are built with the serious player and coach in mind. Atec is known as the official pitching machine of Major League Baseball. It doesn’t get any more prestigious than that! With this high prestige comes a high price tag. ATEC is well worth the money IF it is the right machine for your situation. Below is a little bit about the company and a little bit about ATEC machines and their philosophy.

As the Official Training Equipment of Major League Baseball, ATEC training equipment is used daily by every team in the Major Leagues. ATEC is also the top choice of baseball and fast pitch coaches of collegiate, high school and youth league programs across the nation. For more than 35 years, ATEC has designed and manufactured precision training machines and equipment. Meeting the training needs of teams and individuals, at home in the backyard or on the practice field, ATEC has earned an unmatched reputation for performance, accuracy and durability.

As mentioned above, the ATEC Pitching Machine is designed for the serious player or coach. It can reach top speeds of 100 MPH and throws a wide array of breaking balls that are said to be the best of any pitching machine. ATEC also patented what they call “micro adjustments.” They have perfected precision pitches, but as any serious player or coach knows good pitchers move the ball around. Once the machine is “locked in” to a spot you can use the micro adjustments to move the ball around the strike zone simulating those top level pitchers. That is a very powerful tool for a high school, college, or professional player using the ATEC machine.

The most important reason we feel ATEC is the pitching machine of Major League Baseball is because it most simulates a real pitcher. If serious teams get to train all week with the ATEC machine simulating their rivals #1 pitcher, when the game comes it now feels like that #1 pitcher is a #4 or #5 pitcher! Atec has a motto of “Train up to feel like you are playing down.” This involves training to a level almost unreachable by a human pitcher, making your next opponent seem like a walk in the park! As ATEC machines have devastating breaking balls along with very high top speeds and the ability to make micro adjustments, they truly are better than any #1 pitcher you will face!

All of these great features and precision pitches do come at a price. You will pay well into the $2k range to get the top of the line ATEC machine. This might make sense if you are a top high school team or college team, however a youth individual using the machine in the back yard might not make sense. ATEC is a top of the line machine; however it is at a top of the line price, so you need to make sure it is a right fit before you make that big of a purchase.

The Atec Pitching Machine comes in a few models. Here is a little about each model:

ATEC Rookie Softball or Baseball Machine

Rookie on Caddy PodVersatility, consistency, and accuracy make the Rookie an essential part of the regimen of thousands of teams across the county. The Rookie's consistent pitches, ball visibility, and easy adjustment from hitter to hitter influenced the start up of "Rookie Leagues" throughout the county. Why would you want this machine? If you are looking for a great fastball and training machine, and don’t need the breaking-ball capability of a two-wheel machine (like the amazing Casey Pro 3G), the Rookie is excellent. You will be hard-pressed to find a better single-wheel machine on the market. The ATEC Rookie will throw regular softballs or dimple balls.

The ATEC Rookie is the machine that machine-pitch youth leagues were built around because of its all-around reliability and performance. This Rookie delivers consistent fastballs and throws the best defensive training drills on the field... for any level of play!

Five Year Warranty - Includes manufacturer’s 5-Year Limited Warranty against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship.

  • Baseball or Softball Available 
  • Power Supply: 110V, AC, 1/4 hp, 12V rechargeable
  • Recovery Time: 8 secs
  • Generator Use: 600W CD
  • Machine Weight: 68 lbs.
  • Speed Range: 20-65 mph
  • Fastballs: Yes
  • Breaking Balls: No
  • Fly Balls: Yes
  • Pop Ups: Yes
  • Line Drives & Grounders: Yes
  • Catcher’s Pop Ups: Yes

ATEC Axis Baseball & Softball Pitching Machine

Axis Pitching MachineThe 1-wheel design of the ATEC Axis Baseball & Softball Pitching Machine brings the flair of a 2-wheeled machine with the affordable price. Taking efficiency and performance to a whole new level for 1-wheeled machines, the Axis delivers the most realistic baseball or softball release point of any machine.

The ATEC Axis has the ability to quickly and accurately change speeds as well as swivel the machine freely. The Axis can also hit any position with grounders all from one location. Need to work on sinking line drives? The Axis' innovative horizontal/vertical adjustment handle allows you to rotate the machine head quickly and easily for defensive drills. This feature also makes the Axis the dirtiest pitcher in the ATEC line-up. During BP, rotate the head upside down and give your hitters the tightest drop ball they've ever seen. Switch it up and show them a screwball from a lefty and then rise balls on the outside edge. This machine trades some of the fine-tuning micro-adjustments for the ability to quickly change pitches. Great for any coach looking to drill his players on a variety of fast-changing balls.

Five Year Warranty - Includes manufacturer’s 5-Year Limited Warranty against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship.

  • 360° left-right rotation
  • Compact, spin-balanced single wheel design
  • Recovery Time: 8 secs
  • Machine Weight: 94 lbs.
  • Speed Range: 30-70 mph
  • 5 year limited warranty
  • Power Supply: 110V, AC, 1/4 hp. Generator Use: 60 CD.

ATEC Casey 2 Baseball & Softball Pitching Machine

Casey 2The ATEC Casey 2 Baseball & Softball Pitching Machine is an improved version of the popular Casey Pitching Machine series. The Casey 2 features a new LED variable speed display and 360° tripod. The tripod has a unique center of gravity design and can handle the most specific of training needs. The Casey 2 transforms from a baseball machine to either 11” or 12” softball machine in less than 1 minute! The ease of transition allows coaches to work the machine into practice for multiple teams.

If you are looking for an ATEC combo machine, this is the one for you. In addition, it’s a heavy-duty machine known to take a beating. Further, the price-point makes it one of the only ATEC machines that is particularly attractive for backyard use. If you have softball and baseball players, and need a solid, long-lasting combo machine, look no further than the Casey 2.

Five Year Warranty - Includes manufacturer’s 5-Year Limited Warranty against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship.

  • Variable speed control with LED speed display
  • 360 degree left/right head rotation
  • New center of gravity design allows for quick changes
  • 5 year limited warranty

ATEC Casey Pro 3G Baseball & Softball Pitching Machine

Casey Pro 3GBaseball and softball are games of inches and nowhere is this more apparent than the difference between strike three and ball four. With that said, the precision of the ATEC Casey Pro 3G Pitching Machine proves to be a crucial training tool for batters of all ages. The “pinpoint control system” instantly delivers the pitch anywhere around the strike zone at the users request. With each quarter turn of the easy adjustment knobs, the pitch location moves two inches. The durability of the machine is also premium with the cast aluminum adjustment handles, concave wheel design, high-speed spin balanced aluminum hub.

The Casey Pro 3G introduces the innovative micro-adjustment system that allows for instant pitch changes for game like training. This groundbreaking design allows a coach to quickly and precisely move the selected pitch up/down and left/right. The micro-adjustment system is ideal for positioning a pitch to an exact location for repetitive training or for mixing up pitches to replicate in-game situations.

When people mention the ATEC pitching machine, this is the one they are talking about. It’s one amazing machine. Check out this video where they knock off an apple from a catchers head:

 It’s expensive, but well worth it if you are looking for the best.

Five Year Warranty - Includes manufacturer’s 5-Year Limited Warranty against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship.

  • 360° left-right rotation and 120° of vertical pivot
  • Dual concave wheel design for maximum ball control
  • Position indicators index pitch locations and changes
  • Recovery Time: 8 secs
  • Machine Weight: 110 lbs.
  • Speed Range: 30-100 mph
  • Power Supply: 110V, AC, 1/4 hp. Generator Use: 120 CD.

ATEC Jet Baseball Pitching Machine

Atec JetThe ATEC Jet is the perfect backyard pitching machine! The Jet comes complete with horizontal and vertical adjustments, delivering pitch after pitch with glowing consistency. The Atec Jet is designed to exclusively throw ATEC Jet training baseballs at speeds up to 45 mph, making the Jet ideal for indoor or outdoor use. The machine also features an ergonomic height feeder chute, a clear coat paint finish, and a vertical adjustment knob.

Five Year Warranty - Includes manufacturer’s 5-Year Limited Warranty against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship.

  • Adjustable throwing head
  • Perfect for backyard play
  • Designed to easily adjust to throw ground balls, line drives, and fly balls
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Exclusively throws Jet training balls
  • Indoor and outdoor use
  • Throws up to 45 mph
  • Power Supply: 110V, AC, 1/4 hp

ATEC Power Streak Baseball Pitching Machine

Power Streak Pitching MachineMake adjustments on the fly with the ATEC Power Streak combination pitching machine. The Power Streak allows for quick and easy adjustments to pitch type with baseball fastballs, sliders, and curves, as well as softball fastballs, curves, drops, and screwballs available. Made of a durable, high-tech composite material and steel construction built to withstand heavy usage on the playing field, while the innovative legs convert to either baseball or softball.

The Power Streaks all new innovative design allows for quick and easy adjustments from pitch to pitch for either baseball or softball. The ground breaking C-Arm design also allows for easy height adjustment while the strategically designed legs convert the machine from baseball to softball, maintaining a realistic release point. The Power Streak exclusively throws Tuffy SFT and Tuff SFT Supersoft, allowing for indoor practice and sustaining the life of a bat.

Durable, high-tech composite material and steel construction built to withstand heavy usage on the field.

Five Year Warranty - Includes manufacturer’s 5-Year Limited Warranty against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship.

  • Pitches 60 mph for baseball and 55 mph for softball
  • Includes both baseball and softball retainers and chutes
  • Legs convert easily to either baseball or softball
  • Includes 3 SFT baseball, 3 SFT softballs
  • Power Supply: 110V, AC, 1/4 hp
  • Recovery Time: 6-8 secs
  • Generator Use: 600W CD
  • Machine Weight: 30lbs.
  • Speed Range: 30-60 mph BB/30-50 mph SB
  • Fastballs: Yes
  • Breaking Balls: Yes
  • Fly Balls: Yes
  • Pop Ups: Yes
  • Line Drives & Grounders: Yes
  • Catcher’s Pop Ups: Yes

ATEC Power Hummer Baseball & Softball Pitching Machine

The ATEC Power Hummer is the machine that the ATEC Advisory Staff members all rave about the most. The Power Hummer makes the fungo the thing of the past. As well as throwing great fastballs and change-up pitches, the Power Hummer can send 7 balls to 7 fielders in under one minute. The Power Hummer also executes warning track and fence timing drills like no other machine on the market.

Five Year Warranty - Includes manufacturer’s 5-Year Limited Warranty against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship.

  • Throws more than 7 balls per minute, executing hundreds of liners, grounders, pop-ups, and flies in less than an hour
  • Reliable accuracy conditions players quickly and eliminates errant hits and player waiting time during fielding drills
  • Performs tough defensive drills such as throwing high, vertical pop-ups to catchers and sending balls to the wall to improve play at the warning track and fence
  • Recommended use with Tuffy Dimple Balls
  • Variable speed control pitches fastballs up to 75 mph
  • 5 year limited warranty

ATEC Baseball Arm Pitching Machine

Arm Pitching MachineThe ATEC Arm Baseball Pitching Machine combines the latest technology and design to establish a new standard arm style machines. Arm style pitching machines are built to provide a realistic pitch and the ATEC Arm Pitching does just that.

This machine is a revolutionary baseball training aid designed to pitch baseballs at speeds between 35 and 90 mph. With a sturdy steel construction, this pitching machine includes an automatic ball feeder system, which holds up to 120 baseballs! The integrated transport system ensures repetition as you continuously receive pitch after pitch. The Arm pitching machine also features quick and easy pitch height and speed adjustments. ATEC pitching machines are the official training products of Major League Baseball and are the preferred machines of youth leagues, high schools, and colleges nationwide. See what everyone is talking about and improve your batting and fielding skills with the ATEC Arm Pitching Machine!

Five Year Warranty - Includes manufacturer’s 5-Year Limited Warranty against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship.

  • Integrated transport system
  • Gravity fed feeder system holds up to 120 balls
  • Pitches baseball at speeds of 35-90 mph
  • Quick and easy pitch height adjustment
  • Easy speed adjustment
  • Rrealistic arm action
  • Heavily reinforced design with welded steel construction
  • Power Supply: 110V, AC, 1/3 hp
  • Recovery Time: 8 secs
  • Generator Use: 7500W CD
  • Machine Weight: 724 lbs.
  • Speed Range: 35-90 mph
  • Fastballs: Yes
  • Length:: 60''
  • Width: 29''
  • Height: 61''