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About Brady Grove - RotoBaller

My name is Brady Grove and I am from Edgewood, Kentucky. I have been a Cincinnati Reds fan for my entire life and I have been playing fantasy baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and soccer for years.

Brady Grove - RotoBaller has written 649 articles so far, you can find them below.


Recent Prospect Call-Ups and Their Fantasy Values (Lamb, Duffey, Velasquez, Chi Chi)

Hello and welcome to another edition of the prospect call-up watch. I am Brady Grove writing live from McDonald's because the wifi in my condo isn't working. Today we will be discussing four young guns on the move (for better or worse), their opportunity, and how this affects fantasy baseball managers. All of the prospects... Read More

4 years ago

MLB Injury Updates for Fantasy Baseball: Hamilton, Franco, Puig and more

Wow. You really don't realize how many fantasy baseball relevant players are currently experiencing injury issues until you start writing the weekly injury update article. To be clear, because there are so many players currently battling their own bodies, we will be focusing on those with the utmost relevance to fantasy baseball managers. Stay tuned... Read More

4 years ago

Deep League Waiver Wire: Week 21

Welcome to another edition of the deep league waiver wire watch looking forward to Week 21. Today we will look at six players: two relievers, two starters, and two position players who all seem to mirror each others' situations. All could provide a huge spark for fantasy owners searching for roster additions 20,000 fantasy baseball... Read More

4 years ago

Kevin Gausman (SP, BAL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stream in Deeper Mixed Leagues Ownership: 10% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: In 2015, Kevin Gausman has been incredible at home with a 1.50 ERA, a 0.96 WHIP and one home run allowed, despite the homer-friendly confines of Camden Yards. Gausman has two starts at home this week against two very weak offensive teams. First, he... Read More

4 years ago

John Danks (SP, CWS) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stream in Deeper Leagues Ownership: 7% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: John Danks seems to have finally settled into a groove for the White Sox. He has struggled with home runs this season (1.1 HR/9), but that should not be an issue this week, as he is pitching in Anaheim and Seattle, two cities with very pitcher-friendly parks. The Angels... Read More

4 years ago


Raisel Iglesias (SP, CIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10+ Team Leagues Ownership: 6% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Cuban prospect Raisel Iglesias has had flashes of both good and bad in his debut season with the Cincinnati Reds. Iglesias has been brilliant of late. In three August starts, Iglesias has a 2.89 ERA and 0.75 WHIP. He is making both of his starts this... Read More

4 years ago

Top Two-Start Pitcher Streamers & Sleepers for Week 20

Welcome back to our quest for two-start pitchers. I am The Brady Grove, and I will be playing the role of spot writer  this week. We will take a look at four hot pitchers who have upside and two ideal matchups this week. If you are looking to get quality and quantity this week, look no further... Read More

4 years ago

Deep League Waiver Wire: Week 20

Hello and welcome to the Week 20 deep waiver wire targets. The fantasy baseball season is entering the final stretch, especially for those of you with league playoffs. For those of you in leagues with exceptional depth, these six widely available players could bring you ever closer to that league championship. Featured this week will... Read More

4 years ago

Recent Prospect Call-Ups and Their Fantasy Values (Peraza, Gonzalez, Rea, Bird)

Hello and once again welcome to the prospect call-up update for Week 19 of the MLB and fantasy baseball season. While it has been a bit of a slow week in prospect activity, that certainly doesn't mean that those few prospects who got the call don't have the potential to produce for fantasy baseball managers. This... Read More

4 years ago

Khris Davis (OF, MIL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in most leagues OWNED IN: 44% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Now that Gerardo Parra and Carlos Gomez have been shipped to Baltimore and Houston, there is a wide open outfield in Milwaukee that will let Khris Davis continue to slug. In 223 AB this season, Davis has 11 HR, 35 RBI, and a... Read More

4 years ago


Jimmy Nelson (SP, MIL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 47% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Jimmy Nelson has had a solid season for the Milwaukee Brewers with a 3.65 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 3.86 FIP, and 7.7 K/9. Nelson's statistics would look far more impressive if they hadn't been inflated by a month of very bad luck. Nelson had a... Read More

4 years ago

Deep League Waiver Wire: Week 19

This week we will be in part discussing the sleeper side of the David Price deal, why the Phillies are now a hot high-upside team, and why Joe Maddon gets a sick kick out of tossing around save opportunities. Buckle up. For other waiver wire options, check out RotoBaller’s fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups list.... Read More

4 years ago

Brandon Phillips (2B, CIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 68% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: If behind the back putouts were scored in fantasy baseball, Phillips would be taken first in every draft. This season Phillips was severely slept on due to a decrease in power and a perceived decrease in speed. Phillips has had quite a bounceback... Read More

4 years ago

Logan Forsythe (1B / 2B, TB) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 46% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Logan Forsythe has been a picturesque example of a consistently worthwhile fantasy baseball utility player. So far in 2015 Forsythe has a .279 BA, 45 runs, 50 RBI, 13 HR, seven SB, and a .804 OPS. By producing in both power hitting... Read More

4 years ago

Recent Prospect Call-Ups and Their Fantasy Values (Duffey, Owens, Gray, Norris, Severino)

Welcome once again to the prospect call-up watch for week 19. The great part about prospect call-ups this week is that there is a bit more certainty to the short-term futures of the prospects in question, because their teams have already made their trade deadline moves and can start to sort out their rosters looking... Read More

4 years ago


Kevin Gausman (SP, BAL) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Dylan Bundy may have arguably been baseball’s best prospect, but it is Kevin Gausman who is giving the Oriole fans what they want to see. So far in 2015 Gausman has a 4.20 ERA, a 4.04 FIP, a 1.230 WHIP, and 7.5 K/9. Gausman... Read More

4 years ago

Didi Gregorious (SS / 2B, NYY) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Gregorious has always been a slow starter and in this first season for the Yankees, he hasn’t changed a bit. Gregorious got off to a horrendous start in the Bronx with an April OPS of .499, then stepped it up slowly but surely in May and... Read More

4 years ago

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Deep League Waiver Wire: Week 18

The trade deadline has breathed new life into clubs looking to make a push for October and opened up opportunities for some players to let their games shine at a higher level. Discussed in this article are six players that can be of handy use to fantasy baseball managers who are competing in deep leagues... Read More

4 years ago

Recent Prospect Call-Ups and Their Fantasy Values

Last week, three prospects (Kyle Schwarber, Michael Conforto, and Aaron Nola) and their current major league situations were outlined and profiled for fantasy baseball managers. This week, updates on Schwarber and Conforto will be given, as something has changed about their current major league situation. Aaron Nola will receive no follow up, as his situation... Read More

4 years ago

C.J. Cron (1B, LAA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in deeper leagues. OWNED IN: 6% of fleaflicker leagues. ANALYSIS: Due to recent acquisitions of players like Shane Victorino and David Murphy by the Angels, things have gotten a little hairier for C.J. Cron in Los Angeles. However, due to Cron's recently high level of offensive performance and lack of defensive versatility,... Read More

4 years ago


Jeff Locke (SP, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in deeper leagues, stream at home. OWNED IN: 9% of fleaflicker leagues. ANALYSIS: As shown by his All-Star season back in 2013, Jeff Locke is kind of like the Jay Bruce of pitching when it comes to streakiness. However, with streak producers; when they are hot, they are really hot. In total... Read More

4 years ago

Joaquin Benoit (RP, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stash in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: The San Diego Padres have been at the center of big name trade talks before Friday's trade deadline, and the leaders of San Diego's bullpen Craig Kimbrel and Joaquin Benoit are being mentioned by many buyers this week. Benoit has earned the attention... Read More

4 years ago

Deep League Waiver Wire Additions: (Danks, Dyson, Tucker, Suarez, Realmuto, Venable, Upton Jr., Conger)

Welcome to the Deep/Very Deep waiver wire additions for Week 17. This is the first week that players from both the AL and the NL will be featured. This week, eight players with a Fleaflicker ownership under 10% will be discussed, and if you are a fantasy baseball manager in a deep league in need... Read More

4 years ago

Recent Prospect Call-Ups: Conforto, Nola, Schwarber

It's that time of year when teams think about testing their prospects in the majors. Part of this comes with the trade deadline. The other component is bolstering a playoff push, or simply making the game a little more interesting for fans of lousy teams. This is a game changing time in the season for... Read More

4 years ago

Aaron Hicks (OF, MIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: While Byron Buxton and Torii Hunter have grabbed the headlines during Minnesota's surprisingly resurgent season, it is Aaron Hicks who has been stealing the show lately (not in attention though, just look at his ownership). Hicks has just 155 AB in... Read More

4 years ago


Tim Cooney (SP, STL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in deep leagues OWNED IN: 4% of fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Tim Cooney is a solid young starter for the best team in baseball. That carries plenty of value. At the Triple-A level this season; Cooney had a 2.74 ERA, a 0.868 WHIP, while allowing only 0.9 HR/9, and only 1.6 BB/9 in... Read More

4 years ago

Mark Buehrle (SP, TOR) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10+ team leagues OWNED IN: 37% of fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Mark Buehrle has been a good contributor for fantasy baseball managers in 2015, and his performance is even more welcome considering the fact that he is supported by the best offense in baseball. Buehrle is currently second in the majors in... Read More

4 years ago

Luis Severino (SP, NYY) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Stash in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: If the NL east leading Yankees are going to make a post season run, they need pitching help, as they currently rank 20th in the majors with a 3.95 team ERA. It is very possible that the Yanks will be calling up this highly touted... Read More

4 years ago

Stephen Drew (2B / SS, NYY) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Stephen Drew is a decent candidate for a bounce back second half. Drew currently has a horrific BA of .182 and a below average OPS of .630. However Drew also is second among 2B in HR with a solid 12 hit so far. Why are many... Read More

4 years ago

Jed Lowrie (SS, HOU) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Stash in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: In Lowrie’s 60 AB in 2015 before he went on the DL, he hit .300 with four homers, a .999 OPS, and a 178 OPS+. These figures put Lowrie among baseball’s top power hitting shortstops. Since his injury, Carlos Correa has more than cemented himself as Houston’s... Read More

4 years ago


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