A safer version of pitching machines, the Franklin Sports MLB Pitch-N-Hit Set uses soft, lightweight materials to get your child in form without risking bruises. The unit is made from durable ABS plastic and includes a black plastic bat and four yellow plastic baseballs. The feeder can hold up to nine balls at a time, pitching them every five seconds. Three position options lets you adjust the angle as necessary. Four C batteries are required for operation (not included). Not designed for outdoor use when the weather is wet (adult supervision is recommended).