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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 618 articles so far, you can find them below.


Deeper League Waiver Wire: AL Edition (Severino, Butler, Drew, Happ, Lowrie, De Aza)

Welcome to the AL edition of deep league waiver wire adds for week 15. The players in discussion this week are important because of their potential for bounce back second halves, slept-on impact statistics, and one high profile prospect call up. The All-Star break is a chance for new beginnings for both players, teams, and fantasy... Read More

4 years ago

Nathan Eovaldi (SP, NYY) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in deeper leagues. OWNED IN: 14% of fleaflicker leagues. ANALYSIS: Nathan Eovaldi has had a decent first half to the 2015 season. He currently sits with a quality 4.50 ERA, a record of 9-2, a 3.53 FIP that indicates he is pitching better than his actual ERA, a high 1.54 WHIP, while... Read More

4 years ago

By Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Fantasy Baseball Impact of the MLB Trade Deadine

With the MLB trade deadline arriving on July 31st, many teams are scrambling to get deals done to either make a run for the World Series this season, shoot for a wild card spot, or to begin the rebuilding process. Some teams don't even know whether they are buyers or sellers yet. One thing that... Read More

4 years ago

Mat Latos (SP, MIA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 46% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Mat Latos is showing all the signs of a player set to have a great second half. After returning from an injury plagued 2014 in Cincinnati, Latos got off to a rough start with the Marlins by producing a 6.86 ERA and... Read More

4 years ago

Jon Niese (SP, NYM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Jon Niese has been a part of one of the top rotations in baseball, and on a roll over his last few starts. Unfortunately for all of those streaming Niese, he is being supported by the second worst run scoring offense in MLB.... Read More

4 years ago


John Jaso (C / DH, TB) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team / All Two-Catcher Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: In his 19 AB since returning from the DL, John Jaso has been great offensively. Jaso has a .421 BA, a 1.184 OPS, and a 229 OPS+ so far this season. Jaso has been a shining picture of consistency... Read More

4 years ago

Logan Morrison (1B, SEA) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: After a rough start to the season, Logan Morrison seems to be finding his stride. H started the season with just a .488 OPS in March/April, but bounced back with OPS of .874 and .702 in May and June. In total on the season, Morrison... Read More

4 years ago

James Loney (1B /DH, TB) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: James Loney is a safe add at 1B in deeper leagues if you are attempting to mix a high BA with an above average OPS. Loney is currently batting .286 with a .734 OPS in Tampa Bay. Loney is most effective against RHP whom... Read More

4 years ago

Brad Miller (2B / SS, SEA) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Brad Miller could end up having the quietest 20-20 season in the history of baseball, and based on Miller’s ownership, the history of fantasy baseball. Miller currently has eight HR, nine SB, a .743 OPS, and a 112 OPS+. He is also well suited for... Read More

4 years ago

Seth Smith (OF, SEA) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: There are few under the radar outfielders who put up more consistent offense than Seth Smith. In 2015 Seth Smith has seven HRs, a .788 OPS, and a 124 OPS+. Smith is solid against both lefties and rights. He has a .773 OPS against... Read More

4 years ago


James McCann (C, DET) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team / Two-Catcher Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: If you are looking for a catcher to stream on a daily match up basis, James McCann is the deep league option. McCann is having a solid overall season with a .738 OPS, three triples, four HR, and a .274 BA. McCann... Read More

4 years ago

Deeper League Waiver Wire: AL Edition (Jaso, McCann, Smith, Loney, Miller, Morrison)

Hello and welcome to the Week 14 deep league waiver wire adds of the American League. If you are in a deeper league, an AL-only league, you need help picking players for daily situations, or you are just looking for a creative way to boost your offensive production, then these six players are a solid... Read More

4 years ago

Brad Ziegler (RP, ARI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All leagues. OWNED IN: 9% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Brad Ziegler has officially supplanted Addison Reed as the closer in Arizona. Considering that Ziegler was second in all of baseball in the month of June with nine saves, you would think that more than 9% of leagues would have a home... Read More

4 years ago

Tyler Flowers (C, CHW) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two-Catcher and AL-only leagues OWNED IN: 3% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Despite early struggles stemming from a BB/K ratio of 0.17, Tyler Flowers has really put the "petal" to the metal and has seen his power blossom. I know you liked that one. Flowers began the season poorly with an March/April... Read More

4 years ago

Jason Motte (RP, CHC) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: You don't think Jason Motte's statistics are worthy of a roster spot? That's applesauce! In total for the 2015 season Motte currently has a 2.93 ERA, a 3.96 FIP, a 1.076 WHIP, five holds, and three saves. Motte is having a... Read More

4 years ago


Potential Fantasy Basketball Impact of the 2015 NBA Draft

The NBA draft on Thursday was eventful as always, as the drafting of Kristaps Porzingis literally brought Knicks fans to tears of despair, the University of Kentucky tied its own record by having six players taken in the draft, and Kelly Oubre wore shoes that could be considered deadly weapons. However, and more importantly, several... Read More

4 years ago

David Freese (3B, LAA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in AL-Only and Very Deep Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of Fleaflicker leagues. ANALYSIS: David Freese has established himself as a staple for cheap power for fantasy baseball managers. So far this season, Freese has a solid 10 HR, and an average OPS of .703. Freese has a career OPS of .758, and his... Read More

4 years ago

Jake Peavy (SP, SF) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Very Deep Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of Fleaflicker leagues. ANALYSIS: Jake Peavy returns from the DL on Friday after a horrendous start to the season that two appearances of a combined seven and two-thirds IP and eight ER. Jake Peavy was also plagued by a back injury at the start of... Read More

4 years ago

J.J. Hoover (RP, CIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stash in Deep Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: After a few years of ups and downs, J.J. Hoover seems to have really found his rhythm. So far this season Hoover has a 5-0 record, one save, six holds, a 1.53 ERA, a 2.97 FIP, a 0.991 WHIP, and a fantastic... Read More

4 years ago

Matt Duffy (2B / 3B, SF) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Few players in baseball have been able to find their stride throughout the season like Matt Duffy has. Duffy began the season with a March/April OPS of .642, then Duffy improved to a May OPS of .778, and so far in June... Read More

4 years ago


Logan Forsythe (1B/2B/3B, TB) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Most Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: This guy shouldn't be a difficult sell, but apparently 77% of Fantasy Baseball Managers still need to be sold. Logan Forsythe currently has a .293 BA, a .827 OPS, eight home runs, and seven stolen bases. He went 1-3 last night on... Read More

4 years ago

Eugenio Suarez (SS, CIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Just as he was having the best offensive season of his young career, Zack Cozart had his season end abruptly by a scary knee injury. His replacement has been Eugenio Suarez. While everyone may be more excited about young shortstops like Carlos... Read More

4 years ago

Tommy Milone (SP, MIN) - Waiver Wire Analysis

  BALLER MOVE: Stream in deeper leagues OWNED IN: 16% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: The trade that brought Tommy Milone to the Twin Cities may not have been a blockbuster, but his improvement this season has served Minnesota well. Milone is 4-1 with a 3.59 ERA and 1.34 WHIP for the surprisingly competitive Twins. Milone... Read More

4 years ago

Drew Hutchison (SP, TOR) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10+ team leagues; stream for home games OWNED IN: 29% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Drew Hutchison currently has a record of 7-1 with a 5.33 ERA. How is this possible? Hutchison currently leads all of baseball in average run support, with 7.27 runs supplied per start by the Jays' sluggers. Hutchison... Read More

4 years ago

NBA Draft 2015: Potential Fantasy Basketball Super Sleepers

If you watched the 2014-2015 college basketball season, you are well aware of the talent in this year's NBA draft. From Karl-Anthony Towns, Jahlil Okafor, and D'Angelo Russell at the top of the draft; to Jordan Mickey, Montrezl Harrell, and Sam Dekker near the end of the first round. There are many players who are... Read More

4 years ago


Dynasty / Keeper Leagues: Potential Impact Prospects from the 2015 MLB Draft

There are about 1,200 players drafted every year in the MLB draft. For the vast majority of these prospects, we are able to put their names in our back pockets for three to five years until we see if they were able to develop into big league quality players. For a very special handful of... Read More

4 years ago

Didi Gregorious (SS, NYY) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Deep Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: While it seems incredibly unfair that Didi Gregorious seems to be blamed for being Derek Jeter's replacement, it is hard not to be a little disappointed with Gregorious's start in pinstripes. However, recently, Didi's production has been trending upward. In... Read More

4 years ago

Aaron Nola (SP, PHI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Continue Scouting for Potential Call Up OWNED IN: 1% of Fleaflicker leagues. ANALYSIS: For how much people talk about rapid risers to the majors like Brandon Finnegan and Carlos Rodon, there's shockingly little chatter about LSU alum Aaron Nola. With his minor league numbers and the struggles of the Philadelphia rotation, it is hard... Read More

4 years ago

Steven Matz (SP, NYM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Keepers & Stash in Deep Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of Fleaflicker leagues. ANALYSIS: With the arrivals of Carlos Correa, Kris Bryant, Noah Syndergaard, and Carlos Rodon, there have been a lot of major league debuts to look forward to this season. It is hard to believe that there is yet another top... Read More

4 years ago

Joe Smith (RP, LAA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Saves+Holds Leagues. OWNED IN: 8% of Fleaflicker leagues. ANALYSIS: So many teams in MLB would kill for a solid closer, and a guy like Joe Smith is stuck behind Huston Street in Los Angeles. The good news is, Joe Smith not being a closer means he will accumulate holds for... Read More

4 years ago


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