Top Apps for Fantasy Baseball Managers
When you think back to the early days of Rotisserie Baseball, it’s amazing how
MLB At Bat 2010
much more technology is available today. In the first league that I played in, “Rotisserie League” stats were calculated by hand at the Chestnut Pub in Morgantown, West Virginia. Yes, we did have calculators, but I think they cost $100 each.
Today’s successful fantasy baseball manager needs to have a plethora of technology at his fingertips to win a competitive league. One of the newest such technologies is the cell phone app.
Mobile apps have exploded over the past two years. There are now over 200,000 apps available for the iPhone, Blackberry, Android, and other mobile smart phones.
Today, we take a look at some of the baseball apps that will help you win your fantasy baseball league this season.
If you only purchase one app this year, you should buy MLB At Bat 2010. AT $15, it’s one of the more expensive apps on the market, but when you think that you can listen and watch every game of the MLB season, it’s as much of a steal as you’ll get with Michael Bourne on your roster.
MLB At Bat 2010 is the official app of Major League Baseball. Last year, it was only available for the iPhone, but this year it is also available for the Google Android phone and the Blackberry Storm as well. The Android version, however, does not permit the live streaming of games.
There’s also a free Lite version of the app as well, although it has considerably less features. At .9 mg, it’s not too heavy for your cell phone.
RotoWire has an app specifically developed for fantasy baseball fans. At $3.99, it’s a solid value from a reputable fantasy baseball site. It can be especially helpful for your fantasy baseball draft. Apps reviewers have given the RotoWire app 3 1/2 stars out of 5.
Ballpark Envi shows the beauty of Pittsburgh's PNC Park
This app won’t help you win any fantasy baseball league, but it’s cool and only costs 99 cents! It’s Ballpark Envi and the app focuses on the ballparks of the Major Leagues. There are stadium pictures of current and past stadiums plus sideshows, seating charts, and a handy map if you’re lost and can’t find the stadium.
The iScore Baseball Scorekeeper costs $9.99, but if you like to score games when at the ballpark or watching on TV, the iScore Baseball Scorekeeper is a great choice. And, it doesn’t have to be used for professional games either; use it while watching junior play his American Legion or Little League Baseball games as well.