Fox Sports reports that MLB is getting ready to roll out the first-of-its-kind, “Bam” tracking device to its fans.
The new “BAM” tracker features a Bluetooth®-enabled smartphone, allowing fans to track their favorite players and teams on their phones and tablets.
It will be available in September for $199.
The device is expected to be available to players at spring training in late July.
The device is similar to what MLB has been using in the past for tracking pitchers and catchers, but this time around, it’s all about tracking the players.
According to MLB, “We’re using the technology to help our fans track their favourite players and their teams.”
The system is not meant to replace the current MLB.com mobile app, but it will allow fans to watch and record games live, as well as track the games through the MLB.tv mobile app.