BS Rookie Review Round 1

Written by Big Sexy on March 29 2011

Welcome back to another SuperCoach season of Big Sexy’s Rookie Reviews.  First off, I hope none of you got sucked in to getting the Relton Roberts of 2011, Brad Helbig of the Tiges is likely that man, and it is easy to get sucked in knowing he is playing midfield and named on the ground for the Tiges in the first match pre-partial lockout.  However, there is a good reason none of us had heard of him (even I gave him consideration after teams were announced on Wed).   Be sure to scroll down to the bottom to see all the round 1 rookie data.  Getting straight into it:

My Top Five Rookie’s (<$200k) of the week:
1) L Tapscott (Fwd 110k) Plays a very courageous game and has a far more solid frame than expected for a new-comer to the seniors. Tapscott was named on the wing and got plenty of the ball racking up a lazy 113 SC points in round 1. No doubt he cemented himself a gig for at least another week (possibly many more). Tapscott picked up 19 disposals, took 7 marks and laid 1 tackle. Tapscott was taken at pick 18 in the 2009 national draft and missed most of 2010 after having hip surgery.
2) C Pederson (Def 109k)A mature age recruit at age 24, rookie listed, and a big fella standing 193cm played with Box Hill Hawks last season. Pederson had a great first up game spending quite a bit of time in the ruck and collecting 20 disposals, 5 marks an 3 tackles….. scoring him a sensational 114 SC points in his first up run.
3) E Curnow (Mid 107k) You wouldn’t believe I watched the Blues and Tiges in the season opener, and whilst trying to just sit back and watch the game whilst tweaking my SC team on my laptop. I was so focused on keeping a eye on rookie Duigan, and the other Blues and Tiger Premiums, that I hardly saw or noticed this guy….. then the scores come out, and he is the best scoring rookie midfielder in the comp with 118 SC points. Curnow picked up 24 disposals, 5 marks, 1 goal and 7 tackles…. Pretty solid for a rookie listed player. Curnow was on the Crows list 2008, and spent 2009 in the VFL at Box hill.
4) N Lower (Def 110k) I was gutted that I opted to play Duigan on the field instead of Lower who was my emergency. Lower is another rookie listed player who was recruited from Norwood in SA and played 20 games with Port Adel between ‘06-‘09. Lower was in amongst the best players on the ground and picked up 22 disposals, 3 marks, 1 goal and 6 tackles… all this lead to a very tidy 110 SC points. He will be starting on the field for me next week!
5) R Tarrant (Def 184k)Would you believe the injury prone Tarrant was the highest scoring Rookie of Round 1. I didn’t give him top billing, due to his higher price tag. However, Taz-junior picked up 21 disposals, took 8 marks, and laid 6 tackles in a stellar effort that scored him an awesome 119 SC points.

Here is the rookie data for you to analyse in your spare time, and form your own opinions:

R1 SC SC Average Player Pos Price Team
119 119 R Tarrant Def 184k NM
118 118 E Curnow Mid 107k CARL
114 114 C Pedesen Def 109k NM
113 113 L Tapscott Fwd 110k MELB
110 110 N Lower Def 103k FREO
98 98 S McKernan Def/Fwd 110k ADEL
90 90 D Heppell Def/Mid 153k ESS
80 80 J Darling Fwd 103k WCE
75 75 S Savage Mid 110k HAW
73 73 T Liberatore Mid 103k WBD
69 69 C Richardson Fwd 110k NM
69 69 C O’Shea Def 103k PORT
68 68 J Irons Mid 91k PORT
67 67 A Otten Def 185k ADEL
66 66 S Martin Def 114k MELB
65 65 R Lester Def 103k BRIS
63 63 J O’Brien Def/Fwd 94k BRIS
61 61 R Conca Mid 163k RICH
59 59 N Duigan Def 103k CARL
58 58 J Pittard Mid 110k PORT
58 58 A Gaff Mid 173k WCE
56 56 L Markovic Def/Fwd 110k WBD
52 52 J Batchelor Def 103k RICH
51 51 R Bewick Mid 103k BRIS
48 48 B Smith Def 123k ADEL
47 47 J Pitt Fwd 103k FREO
45 45 C Beams Mid 103k BRIS
44 44 S Buckley Def/Mid 110k COLL
44 44 B Sumner Fwd 110k SYD
41 41 N Djerrkura Mid 184k WBD
39 39 S Atley Mid 108k NM
37 37 R Gamble Fwd 184k STK
30 30 C Gutherie Def 103k GEEL
13 13 B Helbig Mid 103k RICH
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124 thoughts on “BS Rookie Review Round 1”

  1. Great work, BS. Can’t see Pederson (you’re Pederson, you’re Pederson, to me – sung to Little Birdy) scoring that highly once Goldstein gets over his bug. Looking forward to seeing who can back it up in R2!

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  2. Prob worth mentioning….. scores aside, I think the best players I have seen & heard reviews about are Heppell, Tapscott, Lower & McKernan.

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  3. nice write up sexy. Why are the rookies so good this year??

    gutted i played buckley instead of Lower, 66pt swing is not cool.

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  4. Good rite-up BS, need some help from all you SCTers, Easton Wood was my point of difference and was hoping for good things, alas, his ankle is busted and I need to get him out, I’ll bench him for Rd 2 and watch who under the $291,200(remaining cash ) I can bring in. I have some of the usual suspects already ( Lower, Heppel, Duigan, Coad, and Otten ) Who else should I be looking at?
    Reckon Toy(GCS) might go ok this Rd. Any insight much appreciated.

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  5. What about a poll saying Heppel Vs Swallow…after the weekend I don’t know if Swallow can break into my mids…

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  6. I thought there was a few rooks that played well even though they had average scores, Conca, Bewick, Pttard, Gaff and Lester, all these guys showed they have the ability to smash out a 100 now and again.

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  7. what’s everyone’s plans for the Gold Coast Rookies, any of the established first-teamers in your side making way for Swallow, Toy etc???

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  8. Happy enough with Tapscott to trade LeCras out for him this week and having 300K in the bank for future use.

    Not expecting 100 every week and it’ll be hard to pick the right one of Tapscott, Darling, Richardson and Matera for that last on-field spot, but I can see big dollars from these players coming weeks and that means, obviosuly, being able to trade up to another premium.

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  9. I’m trying to work out whether to throw Petrie in this week or stick with Tapscott..tough call esp as Petrie is up against the Pies

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  10. yeah i hope buckley hasnt played his last game for a while …. while Little libber jr is going to be a jet for the dogs aswell , and this young bloke will play alot of games this year . Where has this curnow been hidding ? not much have been said about him only he came off the rookie list for carlton .. motts has keep curnow under wraps ,for himself ..

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  11. Got a fair bit of Spare cash. Thinking of upgrading Adcock this week to Gibbs or H Taylor.

    Dont want to wait 1 more week as I’ll probably bring in 2 of those Delicious Rookies above after R2.

    Who’s the better buy?

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  12. Just quietly, why are all these muppets trading out Selwood? Even if he misses one game, you then waste a trade, and surely everyone remembers how fantasic a player he is. AND surely everyone had the GC bench cover of Harris and Swallow anyway?

    Mupps.

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  13. At the game on the weekend and the most impressive rookie I saw (inc. games watched on TV) was Jack Darling. His closing speed over 5 yds and agility in changing direction was amazing given he’s 6’4″. IMO he will play all year and hopefully they can get some aerobic base into him to play midfield when our finals cause is lost. Reminds me incredibly of C Judd from 2002.
    Just hope he keeps off the P155.

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  14. OK it’s time for some sinning. I think I’m going to trade out Yarran straight up (and head-butt the fridge for picking him in the first place) and what’s more I’m basically going to side-swap him for Fyfe.

    Just pissed me off so much Thursday night. If he can be blanketed so easily by a nobody like Matthew White then what hope does he have against decent opposition?

    NB. I do already have Darling, Tapscott, Richo, Prestia, Matera and McKernan (in DEFS).

    Right, abuse away…………..

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  15. I don’t know about you guys but I’m finding bomber supporters rather amusing at the moment. I was talking to my mate today who said “how awesome is the anzac day clash gonna be, both teams will probably go in undefeated!”

    Yeah only the swans, saints and blues to get past in the meantime.

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  16. Pretty sure i read last week that hirdy will play hibberd this week. Interested to see if he does and how he goes.

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  17. Who to go for the Big (C) round 2 ?

    Judd : Up against young inexperienced players of Goldcoast

    Goddard : Up against richmond, last 2 games against them he scored 188 and 147

    Swan : In form

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