In other words, the speed of the pitch does not change, but the distance of the machine from the batter can make a 60 mph pitch at 40 ft feel like a 90 mph pitch from 60.5 ft.
This is a question we receive frequently from customers looking to purchase a pitching machine with limited space to operate or machines with lower top speed than needed.
Simulated speed is also important to consider when comparing pitching at different levels of play.
Little League Distance – 46’
Regulation Distance (High School, College, MBL) – 60.5’
|Comparing Ball Speeds from Little League 46′ to Regulation 60.5′|