Enter the distance from the mound to the pitcher and the pitch time into the calculator to determine the pitching velocity.

Pitching Velocity Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Pitching Velocity.

PV = D / T / 1.467
  • Where PV is the pitching velocity (MPH)
  • D is the distance of the pitch (ft)
  • T is the time of the pitch (s)

To calculate pitching velocity, divide the pitching distance by time.

What is a Pitching Velocity?


A pitching velocity is a measure of the average speed of a baseball when thrown by a pitcher.

How to Calculate Pitching Velocity?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Pitching Velocity.

First, determine the distance of the pitch. In this example, the distance of the pitch is found to be 100 ft.

Next, determine the time of the pitch. For this problem, the time of the pitch is found to be 1.5s.

Finally, calculate the Pitching Velocity using the formula above:

PV = D / T / 1.467

PV = 100 / 1.5 / 1.467

PV = 45.44 MPH