10. Franklin Sports MLB Deluxe
The Franklin Sports MLB Deluxe (around $56) allows for many angle adjustments, so you can practice catching bounce backs from a variety of positions. It also folds flat, making it compact and easy to store, even for those without much room.
- Reinforced bungee net
- Weatherproof materials
- Target ribbon wears off easily
9. Louisville Slugger Pro Style
With a fold-up window, the Louisville Slugger Pro Style (around $76) can be used as protection for a pitcher or for a pitching machine during batting practice in addition to its functionality as a throwing net. It also makes a great infielder’s screen.
- Double net is lined for protection
- Time consuming assembly
- Included carrying bag is flimsy
8. Easton XLP
The dynamic Easton XLP (around $83) has a center-marked strike zone to help you hone your accuracy, and its large size allows it to catch wild balls that would miss smaller nets, saving you time. You can set it up and take it down in minutes, so you can spend more time practicing.
- Includes ground stakes
- Strike target is removable
- Not strong enough for older players
7. Champro Infinity
The Champro Infinity’s outlined strike zone makes it great for throwing practice, and because it is designed to return the ball at game-like speeds, it is also ideal for reflex and fielding training. Its curved frame means you can get as many rebound angles as you like.
- Powder coated steel tubing
- Included stakes secure it firmly
- Springs can pop off and get lost
6. Sklz Quickster
The Sklz Quickster (around $99) includes a removable target net to improve accuracy and also catch balls, so you don’t have to chase them around. It also comes with a carrying bag for transport, and you can put it together in just 90 seconds.
- Available in three sizes
- Net doesn’t droop or sag
- Plastic corner joints can crack
5. Jugs Instant Screen
If you plan to train in a lot of locations, the Jugs Instant Screen (around $117) is a smart choice. It pops up in seconds, and zips into an included thirty-inch bag when you’re finished, so you can carry and store it without any hassle at all.
- Can be used for batting practice too
- Removable pitching target
- Stitching tends to come loose
4. SwingAway Zone-In
The SwingAway Zone-In (around $199) has four individual strike zones with multicolored pockets, so you can improve your skills against right- and left-handed batters. It also has two adjustable zone isolators to help you focus on your weak areas.
- Great for players at any level
- Motivates you to hit targets
- Takes just five minutes to set up
3. Champion Multisports Pitch Back
The Champion Multisports Pitch Back (about $70) is made with versatility in mind. It can be used to train for almost any sport with a ball, thanks to its durable, adjustable 1.25-inch steel frame. Plus it sends baseballs back as grounders for pickup practice.
- Strong nylon netting won’t tear
- Square target to improve aim
- Top folds down for storage
2. Rukket Original Sock It!
The Rukket Original Sock It! (appx. $65) is an extra-large option that easily absorbs impacts, so you don’t have to worry about it getting knocked over. Its flexibility helps to extend the net’s lifetime and reduces stress on the connections.
- Weighs only 12 pounds
- Stands up to daily practice
- High quality at value price
1. Pitcher’s Pocket
Designed by actual players, the Pitcher’s Pocket (appx. $300) features 9 different targets to help you practice placing the ball precisely where you want it. Its sturdy net and galvanized steel frame can stand up to many hours of punishment while you hone your skills.
- Adjustable for different heights
- Ships preassembled
- Removable legs for easy storage