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Franklin MLB Pitching Machine

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Product Description

Practice your swing until you're hitting like the pros. This quality pitching machine helps your aspiring MLB player get trained for baseball season. Requires four "D" batteries, not included. Measures 9. 75"L x 9.5"W x 17.75"H once assembled with height-adjustment for different pitches. Iincludes 6 white Aero Strike plastic baseballs. Machine pitches balls every 10 seconds with a red light that indicates when ball is about to be pitched.

Features

  • Assembled Size: 17.75 in x 9.5 in x 9.875 in
  • Height adjustment for pitches
  • 27-in collapsible plastic bat
  • 8 Aero-Strike plastic balls
  • Balls pitch every 10 seconds

Additional Info

131986

6562A402

025725167227

6696S3

3.9 pounds

12.3 x 9.6 x 9.0

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Average Customer Rating:

by PowerReviews
Franklin SportsFranklin MLB Pitching Machine
 
3.3

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves performance (7)
  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy (6)

Best Uses

  • Practice (9)
  • Baseball (6)
  • Recreational (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (5), Beginner (3), Competitive athlete (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (9), No (5)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Great value

This is a great little pitching machine. Obviously it's not the most durable and top of the line, it's plastic and battery powered after all.

but for 25 bucks, it's...Read complete review

This is a great little pitching machine. Obviously it's not the most durable and top of the line, it's plastic and battery powered after all.

but for 25 bucks, it's great. My son is 7 and is hitting "kid pitching" for the first time. I'ts difficult because kids are wild and at this age you need to figure out to swing or not. I like this machine because it's around the strike zone, but not always a strike. Perfect for my son and what we're trying to learn now.

It's simple and easy to use. Again, for 25 bucks you can't beat it, 5 stars. If i paid 100, it would get 1 star.

Just understand what you are buying here and you'll be pleased.

Haven't owned it long enough to know how it chews thru batteries yet.

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

HORRIBLE!!!

We purchased this product for our son last Christmas and it was a total waste of money. It pithes the ball all over the place. Our son would keep moving around to where it...Read complete review

We purchased this product for our son last Christmas and it was a total waste of money. It pithes the ball all over the place. Our son would keep moving around to where it pitched the ball last and it would be 2-3 feet off the next pitch - very discouraging. He ended up getting hit in the eye Christmas morning because of this. Fortunately, it does use plastic balls or he could have really been hurt. If you truly want this item, I'd mail you ours for free just to get it out of the garage!!!

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3.0

Cool Toy

By DJ10

from VA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Holds Gear Well
  • Improves Performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practice

    Comments about Franklin Sports Franklin MLB Pitching Machine:

    Nice toy for 5 year kid bought for our friend kid he love it so perfect for the dad and son play day

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Exactly What He Wanted!!

    By Busy Betty

    from Rockland MA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Improves Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Baseball
      • Practice
      • Recreational

      Comments about Franklin Sports Franklin MLB Pitching Machine:

      This pitching machine was the ideal gift for my nephew's birthday. He is an avid sports fan with fantastic hand-eye coordination, and this machine will only help him to get better. And he can use it himself without waiting until an adult can play with him. It was the perfect solution.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Big hit!!!

      By Naomi

      from Waymart, PA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Baseball
          • Practice
          • Recreational

          Comments about Franklin Sports Franklin MLB Pitching Machine:

          We bought this as a birthday gift. It was a big hit, well liked by the child and his parents!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          fun fun fun

          By rza tytys mom

          from bronx ny

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Baseball

            Comments about Franklin Sports Franklin MLB Pitching Machine:

            I used the machine at the baseball field across the street . I cant wait till my 5 year old gets to use it but hes not behaving soo hell have to wait.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great value

            By JC8

            from farmingdale NJ

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Franklin Sports Franklin MLB Pitching Machine:

                  This is a great little pitching machine. Obviously it's not the most durable and top of the line, it's plastic and battery powered after all.

                  but for 25 bucks, it's great. My son is 7 and is hitting "kid pitching" for the first time. I'ts difficult because kids are wild and at this age you need to figure out to swing or not. I like this machine because it's around the strike zone, but not always a strike. Perfect for my son and what we're trying to learn now.

                  It's simple and easy to use. Again, for 25 bucks you can't beat it, 5 stars. If i paid 100, it would get 1 star.

                  Just understand what you are buying here and you'll be pleased.

                  Haven't owned it long enough to know how it chews thru batteries yet.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  2.0

                  Not the best

                  By Mom of 3

                  from Maryland

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Franklin Sports Franklin MLB Pitching Machine:

                      We bought this for our 7 year old daughters birthday and used it over the weekend. The pitches go everywhere except over home plate. She had a very hard time hitting them because of this. After only using it two times the batteries started to die already. Would be nice if you were able to plug it in too. I don't see us using it very often because I am not buying four D batteries every week.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Family Fun

                      By Tip

                      from Concord, NH

                      About Me Beginner

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Holds Gear Well
                      • Improves Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Fun
                        • Practice

                        Comments about Franklin Sports Franklin MLB Pitching Machine:

                        Fun for the whole family, My 35 yr old son was as excited as his 6 yr old son. Easy to use

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Uses battery power to fast

                        By Doggies Mom

                        from Columbus, GA

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Well Suited For Purpose

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy

                        Best Uses

                        • Entertaining Dogs
                        • Recreational

                        Comments about Franklin Sports Franklin MLB Pitching Machine:

                        Bought it to use for my dogs to catch balls. When
                        batteries are fresh it throws them a good distance. However the batteries do not last
                        very long.
                        The dogs do enjoy chasing the balls and it is a
                        good way for them to get exercise without over
                        extending your arm.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        4.0

                        We like it

                        By ny mom and aunt

                        from NY

                        About Me Beginner

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Baseball
                            • Practice
                            • Recreational

                            Comments about Franklin Sports Franklin MLB Pitching Machine:

                            Provides various heights of pitches; fun practice

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

                            Comment on this review

                             
                            4.0

                            Great for practice!

                            By Mama of boys

                            from Scottsdale, AZ

                            About Me Beginner

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Improves Performance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Baseball
                              • Practice
                              • Recreational
                              • Softball

                              Comments about Franklin Sports Franklin MLB Pitching Machine:

                              What a great way to help my kids practice swinging! It changes heights each pitch so it really makes you focus on the ball. And love whiffle balls! They can play anywhere without me worring about broken windows or dented cars.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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