Elite Numbers ’19 – Lachie Whitfield (GWS)

Written by Schwarzwalder on March 2 2019

(Written & Created By Adam)

 

Can Whitfield continue on with his scintillating form?

 

Premium History (Avg>90):

2017: 97.6 from 15

2018: 99.86 from 22

 

Avg VS Opponent:

Adel: 118 from 2 (low of 106 and a high of 130)

Bris: 111 from 3 (low of 97 and a high of 125, 1/3 below 100, 1/3 120+)

Carl: 129 from 2 (low of 117 and a high of 141)

Coll: 105.5 from 2 (low of 96 and a high of 115)

Ess: 104 from 2 (low of 96 and a high of 112)

Freo: 85.5 from 2 (low of 82 and a high of 89)

Geel: 92.67 from 3 (low of 66 and a high of 130, 2/3 below 100, 1/3 120+)

GC: 115 from 1

Haw: 81.5 from 2 (low of 78 and a high of 85)

Melb: 64.5 from 2 (low of 61 and a high of 68)

NM: 81 from 1

Port: 105 from 1

Rich: 99.33 from 3 (low of 93 and a high of 106, 2/3 below 100)

StK: 98.5 from 2 (low of 90 and a high of 107)

Syd: 81 from 3 (low of 64 and a high of 99)

WC: 104 from 4 (low of 74 and a high of 134, 2/4 below 100, 1/4 120+)

WB: 109.5 from 2 (low of 105 and a high of 114)

 

Avg at Venue:

SPO: 103.67 from 15 (8/15 below 100, 3/15 120+)

2017: 106.57 from 7

2018: 101.13 from 8

 

UNSW: 100.25 from 4 (2/4 below 100, 1/4 120+)

2017: 68 from 1

2018: 111 from 3

 

Interstate: 96.53 from 17 (9/17 below 100, 1/17 120+)

2017: 92.86 from 7

2018: 99.1 from 10

 

SPO Wins: 105.5 from 10 (4/10 below 100, 2/10 120+)

2017: 103.4 from 5

2018: 107.6 from 5

 

SPO Losses: 100 from 5 (4/5 below 100, 1/5 120+)

2017: 114.5 from 2

2018: 90.33 from 3

 

Wins: 105 from 22 (8/22 below 100, 4/22 120+)

2017: 97.22 from 9

2018: 110.38 from 13

 

Losses: 87.75 from 12 (10/12 below 100)

2017: 95.25 from 4

2018: 84 from 8

 

Pre Bye: 97.88 from 17 (10/17 below 100, 1/17 120+)

2017: 98.4 from 5

2018: 97.67 from 12

 

Post Bye: 99.85 from 20 (10/20 below 100, 4/20 120+)

2017: 97.2 from 10

2018: 102.5 from 10

 

2018 Stat Averages:

Disposals: 26.45

SC Avg when disposals equal/exceed 27: 115.1 from 10 (low of 95 and a high of 141, 1/10 below 100, 3/10 120+)

SC Avg when disposals below 27: 87.17 from 12 (low of 61 and a high of 115, 10/12 below 100)

Kicks: 16.09

SC Avg when kicks equal/exceed 17: 115.2 from 10 (low of 105 and a high of 141, 2/10 120+)

SC Avg when kicks below 17: 87.08 from 12 (low of 61 and a high of 125, 11/12 below 100, 1/12 120+)

Handballs: 10.36

SC Avg when handballs equal/exceed 11: 98.64 from 11 (low of 81 and a high of 125, 7/11 below 100, 1/11 120+)

SC Avg when handballs below 11: 101.09 from 11 (low of 61 and a high of 141, 4/11 below 100, 2/11 120+)

Marks: 6.59

SC Avg when marks equal/exceed 7: 111.9 from 10 (low of 96 and a high of 140, 1/10 below 100, 2/10 120+)

SC Avg when marks below 7: 99.86 from 12 (low of 61 and a high of 141, 10/12 below 100, 1/12 120+)

Contested Possessions: 5.77

SC Avg when contested possessions equal/exceed 6: 101.18 from 11 (low of 81 and a high of 141, 6/11 below 100, 2/11 120+)

SC Avg when contested possessions below 6: 98.55 from 11 (low of 61 and a high of 130, 5/11 below 100, 1/11 120+)

Tackles: 3.14

SC Avg when tackles equal/exceed 4: 97.89 from 9 (low of 64 and a high of 141, 5/9 below 100, 2/9 120+)

SC Avg when tackles below 4: 101.23 from 13 (low of 61 and a high of 130, 6/13 below 100, 1/13 120+)

Clangers: 3.27

SC Avg when clangers below 4: 97.23 from 13 (low of 61 and a high of 141, 8/13 below 100, 2/13 120+)

SC Avg when clangers equal/exceed 4: 103.67 from 9 (low of 82 and a high of 125, 3/9 below 100, 1/9 120+)

Time on Ground: 87.64%

SC Avg when time on ground equals/exceeds 88: 102.07 from 14 (low of 80 and a high of 141, 6/14 below 100, 1/14 120+)

SC Avg when time on ground below 88: 96 from 8 (low of 61 and a high of 130, 5/8 below 100, 2/8 120+)

 

Premium Career Stat Averages:

Disposals:

2017: 24.73

2018: 26.45

 

Kicks:

2017: 13.8

2018: 16.09

 

Handballs:

2017: 10.93

2018: 10.36

 

Marks:

2017: 6.13

2018: 6.59

 

Contested Possessions:

2017: 7.33

2018: 5.77

 

Tackles:

2017: 3.4

2018: 3.14

 

Clangers:

2017: 2.67

2018: 3.27

 

Time on Ground %:

2017: 86.27%

2018: 87.64%

 

Disposal Efficiency%:

2017: 78.17%

2018: 78.52%

 

Contested Possession Rate%:

2017: 29.18%

2018: 22.28%

 

Observations:

Averages 105+ against 7 teams (Adel, Bris, Carl, Coll, GC, Port, WB) with 3 pre-bye and 5 post bye against them in 2019.

Averages 103.67 from 15 at SPO with both seasons exceeding 100 and 8 there in 2019 with 4 both pre and post bye.

17.25 win/loss differential

1.97 post bye/pre-bye differential

25+ avg differential when disposals equal/exceed 27 and kicks equal/exceed 17.

 

Enjoyed his best season of his career in both SC and non-SC aspects thanks to more time spent in the backline as a rebounding defender due to the Giants losing Z Williams for the regular season. With D Shiel’s departure and Z Williams’s return it will be very interesting to see if this has a positive or negative impact on his SC scoring as well as potential changes to the amount of time spent in the midfield or defence. 2018 was his 2nd successive season of averaging 95+ and he should be able to continue that trend in 2019.

Verdict: Strongly consider for D1-D2

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13 thoughts on “Elite Numbers ’19 – Lachie Whitfield (GWS)”

  1. Hmmmm …. after tonights match and the commentators comments regarding him being a mr fixit … and playing all over the ground … I’m not so sure now.
    Williams back into the role he held last year, Coniglio and Taranto stepping up … it may mean he sits in some sort of limbo land??? …

    Anyone else watch tonight and any similar concerns??

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      1. yes, he also started at HF as well … next week hopefully becomes a little clearer … but for me he is no longer a certainty to start …

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    1. I think it’s just a good ol case of JLT experimentation, he’s too talented to not lock down a role in the midfield or off half-back in the regular season.

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  2. I am with you on this Macca. GWS is having few players back, so some roles can change. I watched the game and he was all over the place instead of wing and rebounding def.
    I had him as lock in D2 but I am not so sure anymore. I want to see JLT 2. Williams is definitely affecting his scoring.

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  3. Locked in my D3 spot- IMO he’ll be playing same role as Gaff does for West Coast. Free roaming wingman, has endurance and elite skills and poise

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    1. I was thinking the same thing Pistolia, but besides Gaff last year the wing isn’t historically a good SC position. Gaff averaged 30+ possessions, if Whitfield starts getting those numbers the tags will come which will make him an easy upgrade target. I can see him averaging about 100 again if playing the Gaff role, which does make him a good choice but if theres not much upside I’d rather pay full price for Lloyd/Laird who are highly likely to be in the top 3 defenders.

      It’s only JLT1 so not judging too soon. Hopefully Williams plays JLT2 so we know what his role is.

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  4. Thats the Issue Pistolia. Whitfield had the most TOG than all other GWS players during JLT1 and scored same as Williams with an injured ankle (the other foot) and half TOG. He may be the new Gaff, I liked his old role, so this change makes me too nervous. New rules, new position, He may still be a top 6 Def but I am going to move him to upgrade target. Lloyd, Laird, and one of Hurn/Sicily in D3 for me.

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  5. Talk of collingwood mids taking points off each other, how about , kelly,cogs,ward, taranto, will they push whitfield in to a lesser role,especially with williams back?
    He has been in my team since day one but will keep options open now!

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    1. Ward and Cogs looked top shelf. Then Kelly didnt play so we dont know how it is going to affect Withfield and Taranto. He was a lock in. Few questions marks are emerging and we may be reading too much into it but Lloyd was doing what Lloyd does , same with Laird.

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