An estimated 35 million people around the country take part in fantasy sports. In the last four years, participation has grown by 60 percent, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
Opening Day for the 2013 baseball season is March 31, and many excited and diehard fans are preparing to join a fantasy league, doing research and scanning blogs.
Whether setting your lineup, following your weekly match-up or monitoring your players’ stats on game day, relying on your Verizon Wireless tablet or smartphone can give you an edge on the competition.
If you’re in a league with ESPN, Yahoo! or CBS Sports this season, check out their fantasy baseball league apps. ESPN Fantasy Baseball 2013 lets users easily keep track of multiple leagues and follow match-ups in real-time. Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball 2013 delivers up-to-the-minute scores, letting managers view team, league and player stats, edit line-ups, and check standings and match-ups from their wireless devices. CBS Fantasy Sports Fantasy Baseball offers player news and detailed rankings, helping you get your season off to a good start.
To help prepare for the upcoming baseball season and your fantasy draft, check out the 2013 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide. For the dedicated player who wants a comprehensive in-season tool to stay up to date on baseball news and information, there’s also RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Assistant 2013.
As the Major League teams make last minute roster changes before opening day, many fantasy league team managers will be continuously checking their mobile devices to tweak and refine their rosters. It will be a time for many questions…Should I grab that rookie now? Shall I dump that injured player? Who should I trade?
Keep in mind, many managers select players from their favorite teams – or well-known stars. Using the apps above, you can do research and come up with some hidden gems such as Alan Craig, Josh Willingham and Jeff Keppinger who can all add some great numbers to your line-up.
Good luck and play ball!