Updated Rookie Review

Written by Badger on April 25 2015

Hi all,

I’ve made a few tweaks to the Rookie Review – this will be the new format from now on. Below is the review you’ve probably already seen from Tuesday but with a few additions. All players are sorted by position first then by price (smallest to largest). Have a ripper weekend.

Badger

 

Dropped or Injured Round 4:

Ciaran Byrne DEF/FWD 

Jason Ashby DEF 

Jed Anderson MID

Andrew Phillips RUCK 

Dean Towers FWD 

Jayden McGrath FWD

 

Round 4 Rookie Ins: 

Blaine Boekhorst MID

Nathan Drummond MID

Will Hams MID

Alex Sexton MID/FWD

James Stewart FWD

Fraser McInnes FWD

 

DEFENDERS: 

Adam Saad Gold Coast DEF/MID, $188.1K (up by $85.7K), 2014 Promoted Rookie, 20 years/178cm/74kg

Round 3 SC Score 76 with 10 kicks and six handballs at 81% disposal efficiency (five contested possessions), five marks and two tackles. Saad also had two rebound fifties, four running bounces and two inside 50’s. Another nice game and proving to be one of the best rookie selections of 2015. Owned by 69% of teams.

Round 2 SC Score 90 / Round 1 SC Score 89

 

Adam Oxley Collingwood, $199.1K (up by $75.2K), 2013 Promoted Rookie, 22 years/191cm/78kg

Not quite as prolific as his previous performance but still a great game in Round 3 with 97 SC points from 13 kicks and nine handballs at 77% disposal efficiency (eight contested possessions), a clearance, three marks, five tackles and a goal. Still under $200K and a must have in your defence if you’re one of the 68% of teams that don’t have him. Owned by 32% of teams.

Round 1 SC Score 31 (SUBBED out) / Round 2 SC Score 116

 

Kamdyn McIntosh Richmond, $202.7K (up $78.8K), 2012 Draft Pick 31, 20 years/192cm/87kg

Round 3 SC Score 64 with eight kicks and six handballs at 71% disposal efficiency, a clearance, three marks, five tackles, a free for, two inside 50’s and two goals. Another good game from McIntosh. Owned by 60% of teams.

Round 1 SC Score 120 / Round 2 SC Score 68

 

Other DEF Options:

Harris Andrews Brisbane, $117.3, 2014 Draft Pick 61, 18 years/200cm/94kg – Played 2013 as a forward and kicked 80 goals in the NEAFL. Was tried as a Defender and occasional Ruck 2014 but showed much more in attack. Solid game last week and the Lions need all the help they can get in their forward 50.

Jake Kelly Adelaide, $123.9K, Off the rookie list in place of LTI Brent Reilly. 20 years / 190 cm / 87 kg – Tackle machine based on his first game.

Nathan Brown Collingwood, $159.2K, 2006 Draft Pick 10, 26 years/195cm/101kg – a great Key Back who focuses on his opponent and less on winning the ball. Might hover at under $200K for a while yet but is capable of 65+ scores occasionally.

Jed Bews Geelong, $191K, 2011 Father/Son, 21 years/186cm/86kg – shut down defender and not suited to our Supercoach defence as demonstrated by his $4K price drop.

Aiden Corr GWS, $195.1, 2012 Draft Pick 14 , 20 years/194cm/85kg – like Jed Bews, a stopper down back who probably won’t add value to your Supercoach team.

Brendan Whitecross Hawthorn, $198.7K, 2007 Draft Pick 29 , 25 years/183cm/86kg – we all know that Whitecross is undervalued and has the potential to score well. I’d still hold off for now.

 

MIDFIELDERS:

Nathan Krakouer MID/FWD Port Adelaide, $106.9K, 2014 Promoted Rookie, 26 years/181cm/77kg

Round 3 SC Score 82 with 11 kicks and six handballs at 82% disposal efficiency (nine contested possessions), two clearances, five rebound 50’s, three inside 50’s, two marks, three tackles and two frees for and against. A very impressive return for a guy who’d well and truly turned away from an AFL career. Credit to Nathan Krakouer for what must have been a huge effort to get back in shape. Still has very sharp skills. Already owned by 22% of Supercoach teams.

 

Blaine Boekhorst Carlton, $132.3K, 2014 Draft Pick 19, 21 years/185cm/75kg

Finally gets a run after a bit of Supercoach preseason hype – “high draft pick, mature age…fast and skillful and just what Carlton need.” we said. The numbers were disappointing in the preseason and he didn’t debut Round 1 as a result. Picked up 25 possessions in the Bullants close loss to Williamstown.

 

Touk Miller Gold Coast, $153.2K (up by $35.9K), 2014 Draft Pick 29, 19 years/178cm/83kg

Round 3 SC Score 86 with 12 kicks and six handballs at 67% disposal efficiency, three inside 50’s, six marks, five tackles and a goal. A much more influential game from Miller compared to his first two rounds and a welcome return to his preseason form. Owned by 23% of teams.

Round 2 SC Score 35 / Round 1 SC Score 30

 

Cory Gregson Geelong, $154.1K (up by $36.8K), 2014 Draft Pick 47, 18 years/175cm/73kg

Round 3 SC Score 87 from 13 kicks and eight handballs at 62% disposal efficiency (seven contested possessions), two clearances, one rebound 50, five inside 50’s, a goal assist, two marks and two goals. A sensational game from Gregson and a super fourth quarter when it mattered. Showed something special – loads of X-factor, quick, a big kick and plays with a desperation that will inspire team mates. Apologies for the accidental original omission from this Rookie Review.

Round 2 SC Score 35 / Round 1 SC Score 30

 

Jack Sinclair St Kilda, $173.6K (up by $44.2K), 2014 Promoted Rookie, 20 years/180cm/80kg 

Round 3 SC Score 78 from five kicks and six handballs at 64% disposal efficiency, two clearances, two marks, four tackles and a goal. Also had two rebound 50’s and an inside 50. In his junior career Sinclair was a tough midfielder that liked the contest with a bit of outside polish and goal-kicking ability. Sounds good to me. 180cm and 80kg. Owned by 3% of teams.

Round 2 SC Score 72 / Round 1 SC Score 27 (starting SUB)

 

Adam Saad Gold Coast DEF/MID, $188.1K (up by $85.7K), 2014 Promoted Rookie, 20 years/178cm/74kg

Round 3 SC Score 76 with 10 kicks and six handballs at 81% disposal efficiency (five contested possessions), five marks and two tackles. Saad also had two rebound fifties, four running bounces and two inside 50’s. Another nice game and proving to be one of the best rookie selections of 2015. Owned by 69% of teams.

Round 2 SC Score 90 / Round 1 SC Score 89

 

Aaron Vandenberg Melboune $199.9K (up $72K), 2014 Promoted Rookie, 23 years/189cm/87kg 

Round 3 SC Score 65 with 13 kicks and six handballs at 53% disposal efficiency (seven contested possessions), three clearances, three marks, five tackles, two frees against, a rebound 50, six inside 50’s and a hitout. Scores are trending down but he’s still a valuable contributor to our Supercoach midfields. Owned by 41% of Supercoach teams. **Had a brilliant game against the Tigers with 109 SC points.

Round 1 SC Score 99 / Round 2 SC Score 75

 

Darcy Lang Geelong $200K (up $40.9K), 2013 Draft Pick 16, 19 years/183cm/75kg

Round 3 SC Score 74 with 10 kicks and seven handballs at 77% disposal efficiency (seven contested possessions), three clearances, two marks, two tackles, a rebound 50, four inside 50’s and a goal assist. His scores have increased each round now and they may continue to improve. Owned by just 2% of Supercoach teams.

Round 1 SC Score 44 / Round 2 SC Score 69

 

Patrick Cripps Carlton $211.4K (up $72K), 2013 Draft Pick 13, 20 years/193cm/91kg 

Round 3 SC Score 89 with 10 kicks and 12 handballs at 50% disposal efficiency (15 contested possessions), five clearances, two marks (one contested), four tackles, one free for, six inside 50’s and two hitouts. Bounced back to his preseason form after an early season back injury. Owned by 35% of Supercoach teams.

Round 1 SC Score 53 / Round 2 injured

 

Isaac Heeney Sydney, $214.8K (up $77.5K), 2014 Draft Pick 18, 18 years/186cm/84kg 

Round 3 SC Score 96 with six kicks and four handballs at 100% disposal efficiency (five contested), a clearance, two inside 50’s, three goal assists, two marks, two tackles, a free for and four goals. What an absolute gem! I thought he’d stuffed his back when he wrapped himself around the goal post but not only is he skilled he’s also bloody tough. I was unconvinced of his job security being involved with such a gun team. I was wrong. Owned by 55% of teams.

Round 1 SC Score 96 / Round 2 SC Score 65

 

Cameron Ellis-Yolmen Adelaide, $215K (up $91.1K), 2011 Draft Pick 64, 22 years/188cm/89kg 

Round 3 SC Score 104 with 10 kicks and 10 handballs at 70% disposal efficiency (11 contested possessions), eight clearances (four centre clearances) a mark, seven tackles, four inside 50’s, a hitout and two goals. Was on the ground 83% of game time which is up on his previous matches. Proving to be a very handy selection, scores are on the upward trend and are good enough as a starting eight in your midfield. Owned by 52% of teams. Brilliant goal from the boundary a highlight.

Round 1 SC Score 78 / Round 2 SC Score 98

 

Other MID Options:

Nathan Drummond Richmond, $117.3K, MID, 2014 Draft Pick 52 , 20 years/182cm/84kg – showed in the 2014 TAC Cup a nice mix of inside and outside ability. Averaged 26 disposals, nearly six inside 50’s and five clearances per match as well as over six tackles. **Unfortunate debut game with a likely ACL rupture.

Brendon Ah Chee Port Adelaide, $123.9K, MID, 2011 Draft Pick 45, 21 years/188cm/88kg – a late replacement for Robbie Gray going into Round 4 after initially being dropped. Showed some poise in his first game and handballed to Aaron Young who kicked Port’s winning goal. A tough midfielder who loves the contest.

Will Hams Essendon, $123.9K, 2012 Preseason Pick 6, 20 years/180cm/71kg – for a small midfielder Hams absolutely loves the contested stuff. Very tough for his size and unbelievably courageous. If he escapes the sub vest then he might score well. Great form in the VFL.

Jackson Nelson West Coast, $141.3K, MID, 2014 Draft Pick 51, 19 years/188cm/80kg – a tough inside midfielder as a junior. His first three games in the AFL haven’t offered big SC Scores with all games under 50 points.

Jarrod Garlett Gold Coast, $164.1K, MID, 2014 Draft Pick 15 , 18 years/180cm/69kg – showed a bit in his last game and will no doubt be a good player in the years to come. Won’t find enough of the ball to take a rookie-mid spot in your Supercoach team though.

Nakia Cockatoo Geelong, $173.3K, 2014 Draft Pick 10, 18 years/186cm/86kg – Huge X Factor and will likely be a star in the future. Not an ideal selection as a rookie-mid for Supercoach though.

Billy Hartung Hawthorn, $195.8K, MID, 2013 Draft Pick 24 , 20 years/177cm/75kg – he’s put on 8kg since last year and is still a running machine. A solid SC Score of 76 on the weekend with 24 disposals. I’d wait until selection for his third game before considering.

Alex Sexton Gold Coast, $218.1K, MID/FWD, 2011 Zone Selection, 21 years/185cm/79kg – showed a bit in the preseason but has trailed off as far as SC Scoring is concerned.

 

FORWARDS:

Nathan Krakouer MID/FWD Port Adelaide, $106.9K, 2014 Promoted Rookie, 26 years/181cm/77kg

Round 3 SC Score 82 with 11 kicks and six handballs at 82% disposal efficiency (nine contested possessions), two clearances, five rebound 50’s, three inside 50’s, two marks, three tackles and two frees for and against. A very impressive return for a guy who’d well and truly turned away from an AFL career. Credit to Nathan Krakouer for what must have been a huge effort to get back in shape. Still has very sharp skills. Already owned by 22% of Supercoach teams.

 

Robbie Tarrant North Melbourne FWD, $144.7K, 2007 Draft Pick 15, 25 years/196cm/97kg 

First game for the year in Round 3 and a bloody good one at that with a SC Score 107 from eight kicks and 13 handballs at 81% disposal efficiency (nine contested possessions), a clearance, five rebound fifties, five one-percenters, an inside 50, four marks, three tackles and a goal.

Will provide a great trade down target in our forward line, especially if he’ll be racking up disposals playing as a defender. Owned by 2% of Supercoach teams.

 

Mitch Clark Geelong, $194.5K (up by $39.3K), 2005 Draft Pick 9, 27 years/200cm/103kg 

Round 3 SC Score 71 with ten kicks and five handballs at 53% disposal efficiency (six contested possessions), three marks, a tackle, just one hitout, one free for and a goal. Poor conditions for a key forward but I was hopeful of a bigger game from Mitch Clark especially with Hawkins being a late out. Turns out the Suns aren’t so bad. Owned by 70% of Supercoach teams.

Round 1 SC Score 78 / Round 2 SC Score 32. 

 

Jesse Hogan Melbourne, $196.5K (up $66.1K), 2013 Mini Draft, 20 years/195cm/97kg 

Round 3 SC Score 62 with eight kicks and two handballs at 60% disposal efficiency (six contested possessions), a clearance, five marks (three contested), two inside 50’s, two frees against and two goals. Hogan appears in 57% of teams – he’s a gun and the contested marks just keep coming.

Round 1 SC Score 79 / Round 2 SC Score 86.

 

Other FWD Options:

Lukas Webb Western Bulldogs, $117.3K, FWD, 2014 Draft Pick 27 , 19 years/190cm/86kg – plays as a mid/fwd and is a good deliverer of the ball inside 50.

Fraser McInnes West Coast, $123.9K, 2011 Draft Pick 28, 21 years/197cm/90kg – a key forward with over 60 WAFL games under his belt.

Jack Lonie St Kilda, $151.5K (up $34.2K), 2014 Draft Pick 41, 18 years/174cm/69kg – averaging 49 SC Points from three games.

Ahmed Saad St Kilda, $182.2K (up $31.1K), Promoted Rookie, 25 years/175cm/78kg – averaging 53 SC Points from three games.

Tim Membrey St Kilda, $199.8K (up $27.8K), 2012 Draft Pick 46, 20 years/188cm/89kg – averaging 49 SC Points from three games.

James Stewart GWS, $216.8K, FWD, 2012 Draft Pick 27, 21 years/198cm/88kg – Key Forward who managed to average 20+ disposals across a seven game period midseason in the NEAFL. Interesting to see how he fits in next to gun forward Jeremy Cameron and an inform McCarthy who’s kicked 8 goals in the first three games.

Alex Sexton Gold Coast, $218.1K, MID/FWD, 2011 Zone Selection, 21 years/185cm/79kg – showed a bit in the preseason but has trailed off as far as SC Scoring is concerned.

Paddy McCartin St Kilda, $222.3K, FWD, 2014 Draft Pick 1 , 18 years/194cm/96kg – Pick 1 for a reason but there’s also a reason he only appears in 3% of Supercoach teams. Key position rookies seldom make our Supercoach bank grow, especially when they are the highest priced rookie available. Will no doubt end up in all of our teams at some stage in the future.

 

FAREWELL Former Rookie-Priced Player:

Angus Brayshaw Melbourne, $237.5K (up $25.2K)

Christian Salem Melbourne, $228.9K (up $43.9K)

Ben Newton Melbourne, $246.6K (up $31.6K)

Cameron McCarthy GWS $253.1K (up $42.4K)

Nathan Van Berlo Adelaide, $269.9K (up $54.3K)

Dom Sheed West Coast, $239.6K (up $25.1K)

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