The 2012 Major League Baseball season is approaching rapidly. Pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training on Wednesday which marks the 143rd year of professional baseball in the United States. RotoWire knows fantasy baseball is a huge part of the season for many baseball fans. The latest Android application to help your fantasy draft go smooth is the Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit ’12 from RotoSports on the Android Market. It’s got all the goods, including real-time player news and in-depth player analysis. Will you pay $4.99 for that extra edge on your opponents this season? There is a link to the Android Market right below the pictures if you are interested.
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Madison, WI – February 21, 2012 – RotoWire (www.rotowire.com), the leading fantasy sports resource on the web, today announced the launch of four fantasy sports apps for the 2012 baseball season. The apps, which enable sports enthusiasts to get the latest player news, analysis, rankings and recommendations, as well as to manage their fantasy teams, are available on the iPhone, iPad and Android-powered devices. In addition, RotoWire offers Fantasy Player News and Player Outlooks on CBS’ new open fantasy platform, CBSSports.com App Central. These apps provide real-time player news and in-depth player profiles to help fantasy baseball players make the most timely and informed roster decisions. “Consumers are increasingly shifting time away from TVs and PCS to consume more content on tablets and smartphones, and fantasy sports is at the forefront of this trend,” said Peter Schoenke, president of RotoWire. “RotoWire has launched 17 mobile sports apps running across all major platforms so that sports enthusiasts have cutting-edge fantasy capabilities –including researching players, finding the latest news and getting customized team analysis – from their device of choice. This is a grand slam for fantasy players.” RotoWire’s award-winning fantasy baseball apps, new for the 2012 season, include the following: Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit: Helps managers during their draft by giving them rankings, allowing them to cross off players taken during the draft and to get real-time recommendations. Plus, it contains a wealth of RotoWire data about players, such as player news, injuries, etc.
Fantasy Baseball Assistant: This in-season app helps fantasy enthusiasts manage their team post-draft. This includes up-to-date baseball news and analysis, in-depth player detail pages, rankings, the ability to create and manage watch lists and relevant articles and blogs, and more.
Fantasy News Center: Provides up-to-the-minute fantasy sports news and analysis for MLB players, as well as those in the NFL, NBA, NHL, golf, racing, college football, college basketball, and soccer.
Fantasy Sports Meets Mobile Explosion
IDC predicts that the number of mobile Internet users will grow 16.6% annually over the next few years, with more U.S. Internet users accessing the Internet through mobile devices than through PCs or other wireline devices by 2015. A recent study from Ipsos Public Affairs for the Fantasy Sports Trade Association showed 9% of fantasy players used a tablet device when researching for a fantasy draft, and many analysts say the use of tablets is growing rapidly in fantasy sports.
This is a huge market for providers of sports content, with an estimated 32 million people playing fantasy sports in the U.S. alone, according to Ipsos Public Affairs. RotoWire has captured a significant segment of the fantasy market by offering the most in-depth analysis, the fastest real-time news and the largest scope of coverage over the most platforms of any fantasy sports site.