Baseball season is here, which means it’s time to study up on the stats, scout the best seats at the stadium, and maybe even brush up on your own batting skills. While it can be a challenge to keep up all season long (we’ve still got basketball and hockey playoffs on our brains, after all), these apps will ensure you will be in the know when it comes to the latest scoring, news, and trends this spring and summer.
It's not surprising that the official app of Major League Baseball offers the full fan experience: news, live audio and video, game libraries, and team pages. To really stay up to date, enable push notifications so that game times and highlights pop up on your phone. (Free, available for Apple and Android devices; $20 for Blackberry)
When your schedule's crazy, it’s hard to catch every game, but WatchESPN’s 24/7 coverage lets you tune in on your own time. The app streams video from the games plus video replays of your favorite MLB and ESPN shows, like Baseball Tonight. (Free, available for Apple and Android devices)
MLB at the Ballpark is the best way to enrich your in-person baseball-watching experience. The app lets you check team schedules and ticket information, get directions and parking details for stadiums, and even order food and beverages at the venue. (Free, available for Apple and Android devices)
Use the CBS Sports Fantasy Baseball app to make sure your fantasy team always includes the best players and lineup. The app lets you check out player trends and news, manage teams in various leagues, check live scores, change players and lineups, and accept trades. (Free, available for Apple and Android devices)
If you like simulated baseball games, but wish they were more like real life, then check out 9 Innings: 2013 Pro Baseball. The app lets you use current players and teams, real-time schedules, and real player data and photos. (Free, available for Apple and Android devices)
Playing ball in your own league this spring? Use GameChanger to keep tabs on your team. The app lets a team rep record scores, live GameStreams, stats, and recaps and then share that info with the whole team. (Free, available for Apple and Android devices)