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NEW CHANGEUP Baseball Pitching Machine

Price: $1,995.00



•  NEW CHANGEUP FEATURE! Up to 70 mph fastballs and changeups at speeds as low as 44 mph.

•  Revolutionary changeup feature and higher speed range for the advanced hitter.

•  Remote control on keychain—Change from fastball to changeup at the touch of a button—at the machine, by the hitter or in the dugout.

•  Manual changeup button located on control panel.

•  Realistic 64" Delivery Height.

•  Weighs just 75 lbs. One person can load the JUGS in the trunk of a car.

•  Patented "always see the ball"™ delivery system.

•  Digital readout display.

•  Throws baseballs, JUGS Sting-Free baseballs, JUGS Lite-Flite baseballs, JUGS Softie baseballs and the JUGS Bulldog polyballs.

•  Great for offensive or defensive drills—Change speeds while practicing advanced outfield drills.

•  Swivel-design base provides 360 degree movement for fly balls, pop-ups and ground balls.

•  Runs on 110-volt AC or Yamaha® EF2000iSv2 Inverter Generator
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In a National survey, 94.8% of all baseball coaches polled asked for a change up machine - and we listened.
Introducing the Next Generation of JUGS Pitching Machines!

Changeup Baseball Pitching Machine

     One of the most difficult pitches a hitter faces is a well thrown changeup. An exceptional new pitching machine has just been made by JUGS Sports which addresses this important need. This machine will revolutionize how hitting practices are done. It has a remote control on a keychain which changes speeds from a fastball to changeup at the touch of a button. The remote can be pressed near the machine, by the hitter or in the dugout. In addition, a manual changeup button is located on the control panel of the machine as well.

     At a realistic ball delivery height of 64 inches off the ground, the motor sound doesn’t change when it is going from a fastball to a changeup or back again to a fastball. So there is no way for a batter to know what pitch is coming toward the strike zone. And, unless the hitter is balanced, he will fail miserably at hitting the changeup after fastballs have been delivered. While the fastball will be in one location of the strike zone, the changeup will drop lower which causes another issue for hitters. Fastballs can be fired at 70 mph with this machine and changeups as low as 44 mph. All you do to simulate a 90 mph fastball or higher is move the machine closer to the batter to reduce the reaction time.

     JUGS President, Butch Paulson, invented this marvelous machine after refining it over a 3-year period. The genesis of the idea took place 10 years prior. “Michael Conforto, a former All-American at Oregon State University, who now is in pro ball with the Mets, was the first player to ever bat off our prototype,” said Paulson. “He is an extremely polished hitter, and he was fooled. He then made contact as pitches went from fastball to changeup. But he was impressed with how tough it was to hit against it. Then another batter wanted to try it out. There were a lot of four-letter words that started flying. But the coaches loved what they were seeing. “It not only is fun to bat against but is a great training machine. Batting practice isn’t automatic any more. You can’t get into a rhythm with a machine like this.”

     The swivel design base provides 360-degree movement for fly balls, pop-ups and ground balls. For fly balls, the machine also allows balls to fly the full distance. When you change it to changeup speed, fly balls are considerably shorter which forces outfielders to sprint to catch the ball. They are on their toes since they have no idea how far balls will travel.

Here's what some of the top coaches are saying:

  "To have the ability to throw two different pitches and now have to work on the timing aspect is something that has always been lacking in pitching machines…until now."

  Scott Brosius,
  World Series MVP, College Baseball Coach

  "This machine is going to give us an excellent opportunity as coaches to truly prepare our kids to be successful."

  Dave Gasser,
  Oregon Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame, Hitting Instructor


  "A must for any hitter or team wanting to improve their batting averages and ability to hit changeups."

  Pat Bailey,
  Assistant Baseball Coach, Oregon State University

  "For me, to sit over on the side with the remote control and be able to change speeds and not let the kids know what's coming is huge."

 John Jaha,
 Former Major League Ball Player, Hitting Instructor

  "The JUGS Changeup Machine is the next best thing to live batting practice. It will prove to be the heartbeat of hitting instructors."
  Jack Dunn,
  ABCA Hall of Famer

Higher Speed and New Changeup Feature


The NEW JUGS CHANGEUP Baseball Pitching Machine's changeup feature and higher speed range is designed for the advanced baseball player. Fastballs up to 70 mph and Changeups as low as 44 mph. For optimum performance, when using the fastball/changeup mode, your machine must be 37 feet from home plate.


New Hand-Held Remote

By changing the speeds at the press of a button, without the hitter knowing it, batting practice simply isn't automatic anymore.

Switch between fastballs and changeups with the touch of a button using the hand-held Remote Control. Remote Control can be used at the machine, behind the hitter or even in the dugout.
Remote or Manual Control.
Switch between fastballs and changeups using button on control panel or with hand-held remote control.


New Realistic Delivery Height

Batting Practice with a Purpose.
A must for any hitter or team wanting to improve their batting averages and the ability to hit the changeup.



Perfect for short toss drills or throwing towering popups


Advanced Outfield Drills
Change the distance of fly balls at the push of a button—from short popups to long fly balls.

The JUGS CHANGEUP Baseball Pitching Machine throws baseballs, Sting-Free® baseballs—dimpled and seam,