PrePlay gets an iPhone baseball app

Sep 5, 2012
Misc

When PrePlay debuted last year, it was a fun addition to any NFL fan’s app arsenal. What better way to enjoy the game than to try and out-predict the coaches on both sidelines? Now with MLB PrePlay, baseball fans can enjoy the same guessing game. While the football-oriented PrePlay focused not only on player results […]

When PrePlay debuted last year, it was a fun addition to any NFL fan’s app arsenal. What better way to enjoy the game than to try and out-predict the coaches on both sidelines? Now with MLB PrePlay, baseball fans can enjoy the same guessing game.

While the football-oriented PrePlay focused not only on player results but also coaching decisions like run or pass, MLB PrePlay is pretty much strictly interested in results. Players will pick whether each at bat will result in an out, a hit or a walk. If ‘hit’ or ‘out’ are selected, the game asks for the specifics of the play as well.

Much like its NFL counterpart, MLB PrePlay makes the game you’re watching feel just a hair faster than normal, given the small window allotted for picking the result of the play. Unlike PrePlay, however, the player only gets to pick the result of each at-bat, not individual pitches, so MLB PrePlay doesn’t offer quite the same number of predictive opportunities.

If you enjoyed PrePlay and want an MLB equivalent, or simply consider yourself the smartest baseball fan in the room, MLB PrePlay is a nice app to have around, even if it feels a little less exciting than the original PrePlay.

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Dan Kricke

Dan Kricke has been playing with electronics and writing about them for years. He loved his Sega Dreamcast and now the PlayStation 3. On the iPhone, he's a fan of sports apps and anything that offers new music.

 

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