Mar 29, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) talks with general manager Brian Cashman as a scheduled spring training exhibition game against the Miami Marlins at George M. Steinbrenner Field was rained out. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees Have New Scouting App For Players

Apps are a great thing. There’s apps for everything, including one for Yanks Go Yard and Fansided (which if you don’t have you certainly should). The Yankees have an app too. Except you need to be a part of their active roster in order to get this one.

The Yankees have an internal app with all of their written and video scouting reports. The app was developed by Brett Weber. The app will be on all their tablets so they can look at a scouting report or video on a plane, train, automobile or walking in the park.

Here’s Derek Jeter’s quote via the New York Times:

I don’t know if I’ll be looking at it in my hotel room, but it does mean you can look stuff up whenever you want and you don’t necessarily have to wait for a video screen to be free in the clubhouse.

Guys like Brett Gardner and Mark Teixeira were already using the app last year with an advanced version of it.  Alfonso Soriano has already being using video for years on it.

There are two real benefits for the Yankees with this: First, if a player loses it, the data can be erased automatically, so no one can use it. Secondly, the Yankees can go paperless. Maybe you’ll see binder Joe turn into iPad Joe.

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