As it’s a Bye week and trades will be limited, the Rook Review is not as comprehensive as I would like…. but hey….
My Top Five Rookie’s (<$200k) of the week:
1) M Coad (Def 123k) Many Supercoachers jumped on Coady in the pre-season, and with good reason. In Supercoach terms, you can’t go past mature-age recruits and this 27yo is one to grab on before his price goes through the roof. His first two game saw him get 20 and 14 disposals respectively. Coad scored 80 on the weekend in a ‘solid’ performance in a very poor team. .
2) J Toy (Def 110k) Toy like Coad was fighting for a spot in many SC teams before round 1. I personally went with Toy, but it was really a coin toss. I think Toy is a few years off really developing, and I feel will develop into a champion in-time (I’m talking 3-5 years). The biggest positive for Toy, like Coad, is the team he plays in… priority is developing youth and there will be opportunity that he probably wouldn’t get in any other team this early. He had 12 and 16 possessions in his first two games respectively, and improved in his second game with a score of 65.
3) D Gorringe (Ruck 143k) What colour are his shoes? (that was for you Ry). I don’t know that Gorringe will spend that much time in the Ruck despite his 200cm as I feel he is behind both Fraser and Smith, this means he’s a key-position big man, which can be tough for an 18yo….. but again, it’s his team…. So I hear opportunity knocking. Gorringe was recruited from Norwood in SA, and went at 10 in the National draft. He had 15 and 9 possessions in his first two games and scored 60 SC points in the weekend shellacking by the Demon.
4) D Grimes (Def 111k) Grimes played his first game in R22 of 2010, and has played the last two for the Tiggers. He’s definitely a ‘Project Player’, and has had 8 disposals in each of his first two games and scored 54 SC points this week.
5) D Prestia (Mid/Fwd 176k) I’m leaving Prestia in my top five from last week following a ‘massive’ score of 40 against the Dee’s for three reasons: 1, He is a DPP which can be valuable for many. 2, He’s still reasonably priced. 3, There aren’t too many Mid or Fwds making their debut worth jumping on, so that leaves the door open for Prestia to get a second run.
Here is the rookie data for you to analyse in your spare time, and form your own opinions:
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