The Rookie's 17-inch feed chute allows hitters to see the ball longer, improving their eye contact and timing. This machine's 120 degrees of vertical pivot make it perfect for defensive drills, including fly balls, pop ups, line drives, grounders, and catchers' drills. The Rookie is easy to adjust for each hitter and differing defensive drills. With the wheeled tripod CaddyPod system, transport has never been easier. About ATEC ATEC is the official training equipment source for Major League Baseball, and is fast becoming one of the top names in fastpitch softball. ATEC has developed and produced training machines and equipment for more than 35 years, priding itself on performance, accuracy, and durability. Their equipment is used every day by every team in the big leagues, as well as by college, high school, and youth teams everywhere. ATEC products provide a solution for individuals striving to get better, and for teams looking to take the next step. Throws change-ups and fastballs up to 65 mph Superb machine for defensive drills Can send balls to 7 fielders in under 1 minute Longer feed chute improves ball visibility for beginners Easy crank adjustment Patented concave aluminum disk and durable disk pad Adjustable pop-up stop Powder-coat finish holds up to elements and use CaddyPod system combines transport caddy, tripod Can rotate 360 degrees side-to-side and 120 degrees vertically 8-second recovery time 5-year limited warranty 110-volt AC, .25 horsepower motor 68 lbs.