Remarkably real pitching simulator comes to SWFL sports zone
FORT MYERS, Fla. - It's the latest technological tool being used by Major League clubs -- the ProBatter PX2, a pitching simulator that really simulates a live pitcher throwing. Fox 4 Rising's Alex Butler checked out the new machine at Peak Performance Sports Zone in Fort Myers. Plus, Former MLB player Michael Tucker taught Alex how to hit an 80 mph ball.
The machine is an 8-by-10-foot screen with the image of a pitcher. Players can set the machine to portray either a right-hander or a left-hander and can then chose the type, location and velocity of the pitches. The pitcher on the screen will simulate a windup and at the point of the delivery -- a ball machine from behind will deliver the ball through a small hole in the screen.
The simulator can shoot out sliders, fastballs, curveballs and it can throw at speeds up to 100 mph. Plus, the pitch can be set to be delivered over any part of the plate. To check it out and to sign up for a 1 on 1 lesson with Michael Tucker:
Peak Performance SportsZone
11495 S Cleveland Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33907