Batter vs. Pitcher pro baseball stats app for iPhone
Are you looking for an edge in your fantasy baseball league? Or are you a baseball stats fanatic? (For example, have you ever wondered how well Dusty Baker did against Steve Blass, or how well Terry Francona did against Kent Tekulve?)
Well wonder no more, Batter vs. Pitcher baseball stats app is here to help you answer those questions and more (.600 and .133, respectively). Based on Retrosheet play-by-play data from 1950 to the present, this app is packed with (quite literally) millions of at-bats worth of data.
The full version of the Batter vs. Pitcher app allows you to make a matchup of as many batters versus as many pitchers as you want. Then, when you analyze the matchups, you get a list of matchups sorted by batting average from highest to lowest.
The Batter vs. Pitcher apps matchup modes allow you to choose a player (Lite version) or players (full version) to build your matchup, and you see the hitting statistics for that player or matchup. Here is a screen shot on the left of the matchup builder in the full version of the app, and on the right the Lite version:
In the full version of the application, when you tap the Analyze button, you get to see a list of the matchups with statistics, sorted by batting average from high to low. Here is a screen shot of that view:
As you drill down into a matchup of batter and pitcher, you can get a list of the at-bats that make up the stats, and from that list, view the data associated with each individual at-bat. Here are screen shots of these two views:
Also, there is a Guess The Average game included in the app. This game gives you the chance to test your batting average prognosticating skills (and luck plays a part in it too) to see how many runs you can score in either a single player or head-to-head game. Here is a screen shot of the Guess The Average game screen:
And best of all, the data is all included right into the app, which means that you will not need a data connection to a web site serving up the data. This makes it perfect for using the app on devices without dedicated and/or reliable data connections (such as the iPod touch). And to be quite honest, with the record number of smartphone carrying fans going through the turnstiles, who can get a reliable connection at a ball game these days anyway?
OK, the app install takes about 700 megabytes on your device, but did I mention that there are over 8 million at-bats worth of data?
Here are a couple videos of the app in action. The video on the left is the full version of Batter vs. Pitcher, and the video on the right is the Lite version.
|Batter vs. Pitcher iPhone app (2) from Brian Prescott on Vimeo.||Batter vs. Pitcher iPhone app from Brian Prescott on Vimeo.|
Pricing and availability
The BvP baseball statistics app for iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad is available now for purchase from the App Store. Here is a link to the app:
The Lite version of the BvP app is free and only allows you to do a matchup of one batter vs. one pitcher at a time. Here is a link to the app:
Both of these apps require iOS version 4.0 or newer.