The 2017 MLB season is getting ready to get started, and the Chicago Cubs are looking to get back to the World Series this Fall, but there are 162 games between now and the playoffs. There are some great apps and games to check out for the upcoming MLB season so you can keep up with all of the action in the world of Baseball. Here are some of the best available for Android.
MLB.com At Bat
This is probably the best app to check out if you are looking to keep up with Baseball this year. This is the MLB's official app, and you'll be able to check out the latest scores, standings and news from the world of Baseball, as well as being able to watch live games (unless they are blacked out in your area).
MLB 9 Innings 17
Instead of watching some Baseball, why not play some with MLB 9 Innings 17? This game has been updated for the 2017 season, and you'll be able to play as any of your favorite Baseball players. It does also feature all 30 teams, so you could take your favorite team all the way to the playoffs and to the World Series.
MLB.com Home Run Derby 17
While All-Star weekend is still a few months away, that doesn't mean you can't get started on the Home Run Derby yet. The Home Run Derby is available to play now on Android, so you can take your best swing and become the winner. Beat some of the greats that are in the MLB right now, in the MLB.com Home Run Derby 17.
If you are headed to any games this season, this is the app you'll want to have. It'll keep you updated on everything at the Ballpark. This includes finding your seats, finding concession stands and even purchasing tickets. It's an all-in-one app that is a great companion for heading to the game this season.
While ESPN is a great app for just about every sport, it's great for Baseball as well. Users are able to keep up with their teams and their favorite players pretty easily. The ESPN app is also quick to update with the latest scores, standings, news and so much more. Making it a great app to have installed on your smartphone.
This is for Android TV only, and you'll also need a premium subscription to MLB.TV. However it'll allow you to watch every regular season game, even those that are outside of your market. So if you've moved to another city, and still want to keep tabs on your hometown team, MLB.TV is the way to go. It also includes some nifty DVR controls.
While not every game is going to be broadcast on ESPN, a good number will be (especially on Sunday nights), and with the WatchESPN app, you'll be able to watch them on your smartphone. Now you will need a cable or satellite TV subscription to login and be able to use WatchESPN, so keep that in mind.
MLB.com Franchise MVP
Now, you can create your own Baseball player and train to become your franchise's MVP. That's a dream for most athletes, as it means you are the most valuable player (and make a ton of money). In this game, you will go from being drafted, all the way up to the big leagues and possibly bringing the World Series to your team.
theScore: Sports Scores & News
This is another great app for keeping up with all of the latest news and scores going on in the world of Baseball as well as other places around the league. theScore is a great app for keeping up with the latest news not just for your favorite teams, but also your favorite players. It's an app that works for more than just Baseball as well.
FanDuel: Daily Fantasy Sports
No one wants to be stuck with a fantasy team for the entire length of the Baseball season (about 6 months), and that's where FanDuel comes in. With FanDuel you can choose your lineup for each day and win real money every single day. It's a one-day fantasy league, so that if your player is out hurt or not performing well, you're only stuck with them for a day.