Select a pitcher and you're ready for BP. Choose from 16 built-in pitchers, left and right handed, with top speeds from 60 - 95 mph. Each pitcher has 10 pitches which have been predefined and aimed for you. All pitch speeds are programmed as a percentage of the pitcher's fastball speed, so breaking pitches are thrown at a realistic speed relative to the fastball. For example, a pitcher with a 90 mph fastball will throw a 75 mph curve. Select "random sequence" to change pitches every time a ball is thrown. You can even choose which pitches are included in the sequence by checking or unchecking the boxes next to the pitch buttons.
Each pitch can be aimed for any of nine zones. We can't guarantee the pitch will be thrown in the selected zone every time, but the target point moves as selected.
Edit factory supplied pitchers or create your own. Each pitcher has a collection of up to 10 pitches. Create profiles for real or fictional pitchers by grouping up to 10 pitches, which are first defined on the Pitch screen (see below). You can create realistic pitchers or ones for specific drills. For example, you can create a pitcher that throws 10 different speed fastballs to concentrate on timing. Or create inside and outside breaking balls for left and right handed batters. It's up to you.
Edit factory pitches or create your own. Define and aim your pitches here for use in other screens. To define a pitch, set the speed, spin rate and spin direction, then aim it. When satisfied, save the pitch to the database. You can always come back and make changes, and those changes will apply wherever that pitch is used. You can use Rapsodo or HitTrax data to exactly replicate any pitch.
Fast pitch changes - Change between most pitches in under 5 seconds. The machine aims automatically. You can choose both the pitch and the target zone.
Random sequences - A new pitch is selected every time a ball is thrown. You can decide which pitches the machine chooses from by simply checking the boxes next to those pitches.
Custom pitches with controlled spin rate - Only Spinball machines let you set the ball's spin rate and direction to simulate any specific pitch or pitcher. You can even group these custom pitches into custom pitchers, so you can practice against the exact pitcher you will be facing in your next game.
Wireless interface - The machine is controlled over Wi-Fi by an Android tablet with a range of up to 300 ft. Hitters can control the machine from the plate or coaches can control it from behind the backstop. An Apple iOS version is under development.
Easily upgradable - Upgrading the machine is as easy as downloading the latest version of the app. Spinball will be adding new capabilities, new pitcher definitions, and new defensive drills to the app in the future.
“Simply put, Spinball makes the best machines we have ever used. They are extremely accurate, light but sturdy, and easy to maneuver by one person. I started using Spinball two wheel machines at Appalachian State in 2011 and we have continued using them to this day at Duke University. We incorporate our Spinball machine into every practice. I have used both the two wheel and three wheel machines and can strongly recommend both!”
“The Kaskaskia Softball team purchased a Spinball 2 wheel pitching machine this fall to help with our hitting. Every year I have players that cannot either hit the faster pitches at the college level, or the slower changeup speeds. The Spinball 2 wheel has the power to throw different pitches such as the curve, drop, fast, and change. This allows my team to work on these pitches so they are ready for game day. We use the Spinball all year round in our indoor batting cages and outside on our field. The Spinball is light, so we are able to transport the machine to where our needs may be at that time. I recommend Spinball for any age team.”