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The 2012 baseball season is upon us. The opening game has been played in Tokyo already, but the rest of the league doesn’t begin until next week. That’s why we thought it appropriate to bring you our picks for some of the best baseball apps for Android. Whether you’re looking for news, scores, live streams of games, or fantasy apps, we’ve got you covered. Baseball season is a long one and therefore it’s much more important to keep up-to-date via your mobile device. 

Looking for a few good baseball apps? Here we go.

iScore ($9.99)

iScore

If you’re a stats geek who loves to keep track of gameplay, the iScore Baseball app is perfect for you. This paid app allows you to record an entire game of stats right on your Android device.

You can keep track of cumulative stats, narrow by team or player, track every single pitch by location, track hitting charts, view a detailed scoreboard, and share the data that you collect. The app is costly at $9.99, but is absolutely worth it if you are one of the dedicated baseball statisticians who tracks everything throughout the season. [Google Play Store]

 

 

MLB Baseball News (free)

MLB baseball news

MLB Baseball News is an app that focuses on doing one thing really well: provide you the latest baseball news from around the league. There are sports apps that provide news for all sports including baseball, but since this one focuses on one sport, you know you'll get the most in-depth look around the MLB.

With the app, there is a home screen widget that displays the latest articles, you can share news with friends, and save your favorite stories for later. [Google Play Store]

ESPN Fantasy Baseball 2012 (free)

ESPN Fantasy Baseball

If you’re a fantasy player on ESPN, you’ll want to check out this free app. With it, you’ll be able to manage your entire ESPN fantasy baseball team right from your mobile device. You can start or bench players, put in waiver claims, manage trades, view live scoring, post to the message board and view fantasy news.

In addition, if you’re an ESPN Insider, you’ll be able to access exclusive content from analysts like Christopher Harris and Matthew Berry. [Google Play Store]

CBS Sports Fantasy Baseball (free)

CBS Sports Fantasy

If you own a fantasy baseball team over at CBS, you’ll want to download this free app to manage your team. With the app, you can manage your lineup, add and drop players, view pending transactions, read player news, and manage multiple teams if you play in more than one league.

In addition, there are some coming soon features including: live fantasy scoring, proposing and accepting trades, and viewing player trends. [Google Play Store]

Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball (free)

Yahoo Fantasy baseball

For the fantasy player who prefers to play on Yahoo!, this app works for you. This app gives you free fantasy scoring updates and gives you the ability to manage your roster, including making changes to your lineup on-the-go, proposing trades, and dropping players.

You can also post to the message board and track different matchups to monitor the rest of the league. [Google Play Store]


MLB At Bat Lite/Premium (Free/$14.99)

MLB at Bat

MLB At Bat is the official app from the MLB and comes in two different versions: Lite and Premium. It is the ultimate experience if you're a baseball fan.

One thing to mention first. If you are already an MLB.TV subscriber, you do not need the premium version of the app to access live streams of games.  You can download the Lite version and log-in with your username and password.

The Lite version allows you to access box scores, news, view standings, and set-up a favorite team to track.

The Premium version brings a lot more features, which it should when you’re paying $14.99. Aside from all of the Lite features, with the Premium version you can access Gameday real-time pitching tracker, listen to live radio broadcasts, watch in-game highlights and the live free game of the day, as well as live look ins.

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There are 12 comments

demontooth says:

I am so pumped for opening day. The mlb.tv is a bargain with the xbox app and the android app.

LaFlamme says:

It's weird to see "MLB" and "Free" in the same sentence. But, hey. Glad to hear they're giving away At Bat with an MLB.TV subscription this time around. I subscribe every year so I can catch all the KC Royals games from up here in Maine. You may snicker all you'd like.

awal1987 says:

I have MLB at bat on my GTAB 10.1 and it cannot play videos. I sent a support request like a week ago and am still waiting to hear back. Kinda bummed about that...

technomom says:

Honestly, I'd shell out for both if they would just get rid of those stupid blackout rules and let me watch the Mets on my tablet or phone. What's the difference between watching online and watching the coverage through cable? It would be SNY and I'd be happy to watch all the SNY local ads. Stupid, stupid, arcane rules.

I agree, it doesn't make sense. I'm forced to use gameday audio only when following my phillies. I'd pay $200 a year for mlb at bat if they lifted the blackout

crazace says:

I dont know if you have to be rooted (I am) but I used location spoofer last season and set my location to Australia and could watch any game that was blacked out.

icebike says:

I agree, the times you want it the most always seem to be on blackouts. If you live out of your team's market you often get totally cut off, TV, Internet, and Radio.

Without a SiriusXM subscription there are games you can't even listen to on the radio if you happen to be traveling or living out of market.

I can't believe the additional revenue they bring in from such tight restrictions is worth pissing off the fan.

simrebel says:

I like Score Mobile, nice widget, push notifications and lots of extras like news and videos

vbwake19 says:

I Won't dl a free app with an (i) in front of it, no less pay for it. The whole (i) in Front of everything is so lame and unoriginal.

KJ78 says:

This app is typical of what is wrong with baseball. NFL pushes it's app free and promotes it with free live video. MLB blacks out your home team and any team playing in your area. Why would I want to pay $120 to watch only the games I don't care about? I'd pay $200/year if I could watch any game I want.

DavidJ726 says:

Anyone know of an app that will take your favorite team(s) schedules and drop it into a Google calendar?

goliatham says:

I've done this a few different ways. I think on a PC you can go into google calendar settings and browse their calendars for the MLB teams.
If that doesn't work, you can go to MLB.com choose your team and go to their schedule page. They should have a link that you could copy and add to google calendar via settings.