A prototype program gives fans and coaches information that helps uncover data patterns about player and team matchups.

To help share some of their creative process with the world, interaction design shop Mint Digital has recently opened up a handful of prototype mobile apps to their community for insights into which should be fully developed. One that stood out to us is the Baseball Matchup app, which takes a look at how data can be overlaid onto live sports events for a better understanding of the game. As the game is in progress, the app collects data from pitcher/batter matchups, locations of hits and other stats, visualizing the data onto an augmented reality interface over the field. This allows fans (as well as tech-savvy coaches and commentators, perhaps?) to get a sense of gaps that fielders haven’t yet spotted.

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