Rookie Review Round 3

by Big Sexy on April 12, 2011

My Top Five Rookie’s (<$200k) of the week:
1) Z Smith (Ruck 117k) Big lanky Zac was pegged at the start of the season by most as one of their bench Rucks, yet there was little to really justify this other than a lot of positive reinforcement from Bluey McKenna. Well, low and behold, the kid has talent. He’s about 10ft tall (206cm), and can jump, and his two scores thus far have been 84 and 94. To be honest, if I had of known how good he was at the start of the season I wouldn’t have bothered with Petrie. Anyway, if you need some bench ruck cover, make sure you have him on standby.
2) S Savage (Mid 186k) I’m not sure why Savage didn’t get more attention during the pre-season, and I haven’t seen anyone with him, but he is in 10,000 teams (must be 10,000 Hawks supporters). Anyway, Savage had been ‘steady’ without being a standout and had scored two 70’s in R1 & R2, but in R3 went to another level with a very impressive game racking up 121. I’m guessing he benefitted from Cyril’s week off, but he certainly didn’t do his chances any harm with regard to Clarko’s view-point. He got a reasonable price hike this week, but if you’re looking for someone around this price in your midfield, this is your last chance.
3) D Prestia (Mid/Fwd 148k) During the Pre-season there were plenty of Mid/Fwd DPP rookies floating around to help out your bench, yet come round one, the all evaporated, and the last man standing was Prestia. Well, Prestia is about to receive a price hike, and if you want some extra flexibility with your Mid or Fwd bench, then grab Prestia now. He’s been pretty solid in his first two weeks with 55 and 77.
4) D Harris (Def 125k) Harris was clearly the Suns best player in his first up run, and 150th game against the Blues, but a little less convincing against the doggies. However, I still feel he is a great value player, and one real benefit, and one of the main reasons I will be starting him each week is because I don’t have to worry about him getting Subbed out of the game. In his first two outing’s he scored 109 and 58.
5) J Darling (Fwd 163k) I had Jack in last week’s review, and I still think he is great value….. All the WC supporters are loving the look of 191cm big Jack who has height and the agility to go with it. Jack has played two years of senior footy in the WAFL and comes into the AFL well prepared with a strong body for an 18yo. Again, his scores haven’t been ridiculously good, but they have been very solid and considering where he fits into the side… with The Frenchman (LeCras) out for 10 weeks and the big Q-stick constantly under-achieving, I firmly believe Whoosha will give Darling plenty of opportunity. His scores were R1 80, R2 70 and R3 71. I reiterate, give him some thought!

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

R3 SC SC Average Games Player Pos Price Team
121 89 3 S Savage Mid 186k HAW
120 87 2 T Bellchambers Ruck 179k ESS
94 89 2 Z Smith Ruck 117k GC
92 107 3 E Curnow Mid 206k CARL
92 76 3 S Martin Def 174k MELB
90 87 3 D Heppell Def/Mid 216k ESS
86 67 2 B Smith Def 123k ADEL
85 74 3 N Duigan Def 164k CARL
84 84 1 M Coad Def 123k GC
80 75 3 N Lower Def 166k FREO
79 74 3 J Pittard Mid 169k PORT
77 66 2 D Prestia Mid/Fwd 148k GC
74 76 3 M Nicoski Def 237k WCE
72 71 2 D Swallow Mid 188k GC
71 90 3 T Liberatore Mid 183k WBD
71 73 3 J Darling Fwd 163k WCE
65 65 2 H Bennell Mid 183k GC
61 59 3 A Gaff Mid 198k WCE
58 83 2 D Harris Mid 125k GC
58 64 2 M Watson Def 103k CARL
58 59 2 D Stanley Def 117k GC
57 62 3 J O’Brien Def/Fwd 202k BRIS
57 49 3 J Batchelor Def 135k RICH
56 56 1 D Grimes Def 111k RICH
56 51 2 J Pitt Fwd 103k FREO
53 53 1 J Polec Mid 168k BRIS
50 84 3 L Tapscott Fwd 181k MELB
50 50 1 A Smith Mid 110k STK
50 50 1 A Johnson Def/Fwd 103k SYD
49 51 3 R Lester Def 137k BRIS
49 49 1 D Gorringe Ruck 143k GC
46 56 2 T McKenzie Mid 110k GC
44 55 2 A Otten Def 185k ADEL
44 54 2 B Matera Fwd 110k GC
42 44 2 S Tape Def 128k GC
41 69 2 S McKernan Def/Fwd 110k ADEL
41 34 3 B Helbig Mid 116k RICH
41 33 2 K Hunt Def 117k GC
40 49 3 L Markovic Def/Fwd 140k WBD
38 49 3 R Conca Mid 178k RICH
38 44 3 R Bewick Mid 133k BRIS
38 34 2 C Gutherie Def 103k GEEL
34 34 1 M Weller Mid 110k GC
34 30 3 C Beams Mid 103k BRIS
32 41 3 R Gamble Fwd 184k STK
30 48 3 C O’Shea Def 133k PORT
25 27 2 A Christensen Mid 110k GEEL
23 24 2 A Magin Def 103k GC
22 32 2 C Dixon Fwd 110k GC
15 43 3 J Irons Mid 118k PORT
  114 1 C Pedesen Def 109k NM
  84 2 R Tarrant Def 184k NM
  61 2 S Buckley Def/Mid 110k COLL
  56 2 C Richardson Fwd 110k NM
  52 1 D Archer Fwd 103k STK
  44 1 B Sumner Fwd 110k SYD
  40 2 N Djerrkura Mid 184k WBD
  38 1 J Toy Def 110k GC
  36 2 S Atley Mid 108k NM
  34 1 B McCauley Ruck 91k BRIS
  24 1 M Lock Mid 110k GC

{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

Hilly April 12, 2011 at 11:15 am

G’day Big Sexy, love your work. What are your thoughts on Michael Coad. Obviously didn’t play round 1, but played last round and got a solid 84! I’ve currently got Simon Buckley sitting on my bench, and he needs to go. Worth bringing in?

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Big Sexy April 12, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I was pretty impressed with Coad during the NAB Cup and he wasn’t a disgrace on the weekend….. I’d definitely consider him, but not until he’s had another run in the one’s…. I expect he’ll get a mention in my report next week.

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Wets April 12, 2011 at 11:25 am

Im new to SC so forgive me!

Say for example I want to trade Harris in round 10 and maybe release his eg 200k increase. I have to replace him with a 90k MF and use the rest to buy a more expensive player?
is that the best way to trade?

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Wets April 12, 2011 at 11:47 am

if i wanna buy a player from another position whom is not a DPP that is

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Motts April 12, 2011 at 11:50 am

Hey Wets, Harris is a straight out Mid so you can only replace him with another M or M/X DPP (where X is any other position).

If you have a M/F DPP on your team that you want to trade out you don’t HAVE to replace him with another M/F DPP but it makes good sense to do so if you haven’t got another M/F DPP at that position.

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Wets April 12, 2011 at 12:03 pm

thats great thanks.

in that case i think my prob is gonna be petrie who i cannot swap with anyone else except in the ruck.
if i wanna use his money to buy a fwd or def i will have to trade him for a cheap ruck first then use the remaining cash right?

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Motts April 12, 2011 at 1:13 pm

yep

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Collingwood is overrated April 12, 2011 at 1:49 pm

DPP is overrated, don’t bend your team over for DPP players.

If your Defence/Midfield/Forward lineups are solid there is little reason to justify DP. I mean if you can get some dual positioning happening then great but having rock solid lineups is better.

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TC April 12, 2011 at 12:12 pm

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Motts April 12, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Feel free to keep putting ‘em up in Comments, TC/JC. Once we’ve seen a 100% success rate for your crystal ball we’ll give you your own post.

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mbazaluk April 12, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Had Savage from the start ;)
Too bad I had him as an emergency last week -_-
Starting him this week though just not sure whether to start Harris or Swallow along with him

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TC April 12, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Anyone else seei in the second quarter in the WBD vs GCS match, when Dion Prestia sent it forward and Daniel Gorringe to the specky and grabbed the mark, but…….it was touched!
“Mark Of The year That Wasn’t!”

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Graetzy April 12, 2011 at 12:41 pm

watson played the one game though

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PA April 12, 2011 at 12:46 pm

He’s played in two, Suns and Pies.

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Big Stick April 12, 2011 at 12:56 pm

should i trade buckley before all of the rookies skyrocket? don’t think he’ll get a game any time soon.

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Mackerel April 12, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Buckley is a tricky one. I traded him out last week and not sure if it’s been a burnt trade or not. I remember Blair last year and thinking he was never going to get more than two games at the Pies and yet here he is, still delivering awesome scores. You’d have to say with Maxwell back he’d be struggling for a spot so I guess you just have to weigh up the risk.

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Big Stick April 12, 2011 at 1:06 pm

very tricky indeed, i might hold onto him for now

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AndyB April 12, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Ditto. His DPP is handy + it only takes one injury or suspension + Malthouse loves to rotate his players to keep them fresh & fringe players involved.

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TeamStillNeedsWork April 12, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Tarrant will go down injured soon enough….so he will get games :)

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Duck April 12, 2011 at 1:31 pm

All 5 in my team, hope they get me over the line one of these weeks or at the very least, raise significantly in value and give me some trading power.

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Motts April 12, 2011 at 1:35 pm

As Tony Montana says: “In this country, you gotta get the rookies first. Then when you get the rookies, you get the trading power. Then when you get the trading power, then you get the women.”

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PA April 12, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Nice one, Big Fella :lol:

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Yiorgakis April 12, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Another great American said “first you get the money, then you get the sugar, then you get the women”.

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Willo April 12, 2011 at 2:01 pm

It’s a slow moving news day in the world of AFL, like most Tuesday’s, so let’s talk this weeks games:
Carlton V Essendon @ the ‘G
Sydney V Geelong @ the SCG
Two great matches. Who do we like and why?

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Motts April 12, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Hate to say it (and I hope the boys are reading this so it revs ‘em up) but I’ve picked the Dons to win – they love us and they’re playing great footy right now. I reckon we’ll be found out for the second week in a row.
Cats – too hard at it regardless of where they play.

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Deano April 12, 2011 at 2:39 pm

First one should be a doozy – 36 blokes running around with no accountability.
Second one you’ve got to fancy the Swans after their brave come-from-behind win against a top 4 team last week.

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PA April 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Think you’ve got you’re weeks wrong Deano, that was two weeks ago not one :D.

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TeamStillNeedsWork April 12, 2011 at 2:41 pm

for shame Mottsy, for shame! :)

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TheHairyCat April 12, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Cats for sure Motts!

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Davo April 12, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Keep the faith Motts the Blue baggers by 45, Go Blues

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Davo April 12, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Welcome back PA, how was your Gravator trip, Im over the little monkeys its C Judd from today until seasons end for me

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Davo April 12, 2011 at 4:47 pm

shit the little monkey is still hanging on my finger

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Brad April 12, 2011 at 5:36 pm

I had Bellchambers with Smith at R3+4, until Bellchambers wasn’t named round 1. Stuck with Brad Moran who is named as emergency each week. Doh!

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Brad April 12, 2011 at 5:37 pm

By the way, great wrap-up BS.

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Big Sexy April 13, 2011 at 9:14 am

Thanks Brad. Bellchambers had a blinder this week, but job security is a risk with Hille coming back, & Ryder in form. So I wouldn’t worry too much.

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Sam April 13, 2011 at 2:17 am

Thanks BS.

What do people think about a Gamble to Prestia trade? Gamble has been a dismal failure, not worth the gamble at all, and I could use Prestia’s DPP with Krakeour in my mids. But is it worth a precious trade?

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Big Sexy April 13, 2011 at 9:09 am

Might be worth the gamble….. My advice would be that if you need a DPP capability, then go for it…. But if it is just for his scores, then hold fire. Also, we now have 3 weeks of byes so you may like to see who else is available after that.

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Anthony April 13, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Hey BS so when our rookies are cashed up when should we trade em and for who?

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Motts April 13, 2011 at 2:22 pm

You’ll need to subscribe to our Premium Service for tips on when to trade the rookies out, Ant ;-)

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Anthony April 13, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Ok im subscribed :)
so when should we trade cashed up rookies and for what types of players?

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Bender April 13, 2011 at 4:39 pm

As soon as they have their first price drop, or if u wanna get in before that, as soon as their break-even exceeds their average score.

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Anthony April 13, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Thanks bender and who do we trade em for?
More rookies or premiums straightaway?

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