Baseball Season is Open'”There’s an App for That

Baseball season is here! Opening day was March 31st, with 5 games being played that day. The rest of the opening games were played on April 1st. Are you an avid fan? The Android Guys posted their top favorite Android baseball apps, and Appolicious listed their favorite iPhone baseball apps. The top baseball apps to help you stay current with all the scores, statistics, and schedules are listed below.

Android Baseball Apps

* Live Scores (Yahoo! Sportacular) – 5 stars – Live play-by-play, stats, standings, live score alerts and news. Customizable widgets keep your game progress close at hand. FREE

* MLB News – 5 stars – Keep up to date with news, stats, scores, standings, and fantasy games. Although it looks official, it’s not associated with MLB. FREE

* ESPN iScore Baseball/Softball – 5 stars – Users can record every aspect of the game. From hits, runs, and outs to stolen bases, ERA’s, and batting average. Check out the individual pitch locations and batting spray. $9.99

* The Show ’11 – 5 stars – Features latest news, standings, schedule, and scoreboards. Handy desktop widget keeps users current with in-game progress. 99¢

* MLB At Bat ’11 – 4 stars – It offers news, scores, pictures, video archives, schedules, and rosters. You can set individual widgets to track your team right from the home screen of your device. $14.99

* NBC Sports Talk – 4 stars – Features news, rumors, and analysis through the HardBallTalk section. Cache news and more to read later, even if offline. FREE

* Evrithing Baseball – 4 stars – News, scores, pennant races, and more from a variety of sources. Set individual teams up and keep track of injuries and standings. FREE

* ScoreMobile for Android – 5 stars -Features scores, stats, news, and video for baseball and other sports. FREE

* ESPN ScoreCenter – 4 stars – Covers not just baseball but most other professional and collegiate sports as well. Create a desktop widget to follow your favorite team(s) across various leagues. FREE

* Scoreboard (Google) – 3 stars – Simple, straightforward delivery of live scores and results. Only a little customization allowed here, but it’s not a problem. Set your favorite teams and let the widget scroll through. Alerts can be configured to notify after each score, inning, and end of game. FREE

iPhone Baseball Apps

* MLB.com At Bat 11 – 5 stars – It offers news, scores, pictures, video archives, schedules, and rosters. You can set individual widgets to track your team right from the home screen of your device. $14.99

* Baseball Prospectus 2011 – American League – 5 stars – The Baseball Prospectus 2011 American League app is based on the bestselling annual baseball preview from the smartest analysts in the business, but with more functions and far more portability. $9.99

* ESPN Fantasy Baseball 2011 – 4.5 stars – Manage multiple teams and leagues, follow your matchups in real time, add/drop/trade players, and make last second lineup changes from wherever you are. FREE

* Baseball Prospectus 2011 – National League – 4.5 stars – The Baseball Prospectus 2011 National League app is based on the bestselling annual baseball preview from the smartest analysts in the business, but with more functions and far more portability. $9.99

* Baseball Trade Rumors – 4. stars – Hot stove baseball fans rejoice, the Baseball Trade Rumors iPhone app is here! BaseballTradeRumors.com is baseball’s most popular independent baseball website, even with big league players and team executives. $2.99

* Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball ’11 – 4 stars -View team, league, and player stats, edit your lineups; plus check your standings and matchups in real-time. FREE

* Fantasy Baseball Monster ’11 – 4 stars – Fantasy Baseball Monster is the only app that lets you manage all of your Yahoo! and ESPN! fantasy baseball teams in one place! $2.99

* RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit 2011 – 4 stars – Customize watchlists during your fantasy draft. Outlooks for the 2011 season for hundreds of players. $4.99

* iBaseballCards – 4 stars -Keep track of all your cards when you are on the road with iBaseballCards. It helps you catalog your cards with images of the card. 99¢

* FanGraphs Baseball – 3.5 stars – Live game data for the 2011 baseball season and the most detailed player statistics available on the iPhone, gives you all the information you need to prepare for and enjoy the upcoming season. $2.99

Batter up! No Matter which Smartphone you have, it’s soon going to be baseball season and you gotta love it!

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