What's NewAdded retina graphics.
Fixed bug that was affecting very small portion of the user base with a misalignment of the info button.
App DescriptionFeatured by Apple as one of the iTunes App Stores top Baseball apps.
Have you ever watched a baseball game and seen a chart showing where in the strike zone the current batter likes the ball?
Now for the first time you can see these charts for every player in baseball!
Batting Goggles is an exciting new application which shows you each batter's batting average and slugging percentage broken down by location.
Also included are statistics for each player (W-L, ERA, Strikeouts, Walks and Innings Pitched for pitchers and Batting Average, On Base Percentage, Slugging Percentage, HR, RBI, R and At Bats for batters.)
Plus the hot and cold charts are interactive! You can select
to see data for each player vs lefties, vs righties or vs everybody.
You can also click on each zone to see the number of pitches which the
calculations are based on!
It's Heat Maps on your iPhone!
Don't just take my word for it, here's a sampling of what various baseball blogs have thought of the app.
To be honest, when I first saw this app released, it seemed kind of superfluous. I wasn't convinced that it was a useful, but upon second thought this is data that would take me ages to figure out myself.
Even if it does nothing more than give you a bit of fun data here and there, the app only costs $.99 so it's a rather nice bargain.
Long Live Shea
For .99 cents, you have access to every player's hitting and pitching charts both in AND out of the strike zone, using all of last year's data.
I can already tell this app is going to change how I watch games not only at home, but also when I'm at the ballpark. You will also start to see some of this data in the remaining scouting reports I will be finishing up this week.
How can fans keep track of something like scouting reports? Well, you could make heat maps with MySQL and R. That’s laudable. Alternatively, you could outsource that work to Craig Glaser and friends.
River Ave Blues
If you have an iPod Touch or iPhone, check out Batting Goggles. It has tons of information on each batter.
Beyond The Box Score
All in all, it's a great little app that I know I'll be using while watching games this year.
-On the list for best iPod/iPhone apps for the Baseball Season on dinosaursneverexisted.
-The Lite version offers you the entire database for free, you get to see every player, if you are on iOS 4.0 or higher.
-For access to the complete list of players please purchase the full version of Batting Goggles.
-If you are on a firmware below that, the Lite version is limited to a trial mode with 6 players, and you can see how you like it; if you do, please consider buying Batting Goggles.
May 05, 2010 Initial Release