So having had a quick scan (who am I kidding – I spent HOURS looking at player values yesterday) I’ve put a quick list together of the blokes I think are bargains this year. Of course, with some of them there’s going to be the old risk/reward thing that you’ll need to balance, but here’s what I’ve got so far:
Josh Drummond (back) – $401,000
Andy Otten (back) – $185,100
Jed Adcock (back) – $333,000
Ricky Petterd (forward/mid) – $367,100
Liam Anthony (mid) – $362,900
Brock McLean (mid) – $311,700
Drew Petrie (ruck/forward) – $216,000
Shaun Higgins (mid/forward) – $379,200
Patrick Veszpremi (forward) – $214,600
There are other fellas that I expect to have a breakout season that I haven’t included on this list because based on their efforts last year their prices are pretty fair. Blokes like Pat Dangerfield, Chris Yarran (great doco on the ABC last night about him – 3 Boys Dreaming), and Stephen Hill. I also haven’t included any rookies.
Who do you think is undervalued this year? Who do you think will have a breakout year? Who will you be avoiding like the plague?