June 22nd, 2010

FSB Daily 6/22: Pickemfirst, Bloomberg, Soccer Stats, 2014

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

A roundup of items recently posted on the FSB News page.

- Pickemfirst creator Alain de Raynal told FSB.com that his application was the first to be applied to Yahoo! fantasy games via the new open API there. This allows Pickemfirst users to add their Yahoo! teams to the app without having to share a password. Rumor has it that Yahoo! might also eventually set up a gallery of the best available apps, though we have yet to confirm any such plans with Yahoo!.

- Bloomberg Sports has launched a simple fantasy baseball game application on Facebook, developed by RotoHog.

- A recent study written up in the journal for the Public Library of Science purports to have found a method for measuring play-by-play contributions and performance of soccer players, whose low-scoring sport can be tricky for fantasy players.

- Motivated by his most recent viewing of Back to the Future II, ESPN’s Tristan Cockcroft has gone ahead and projected the fantasy baseball all-star team for 2014.

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