Badger’s Rookie Review (and ROTY nominations)

Written by Badger on August 11 2015

With finals about to begin there were really only four decent scores from players who remain rookie-priced going into the first week of Supercoach finals. They were a 74 from Luke McGuan (yep he’s still around) priced at $166.8K, 77 from Ben Read (he’s back) priced at $177K, 89 from Rory Atkins at $148.4K and 97 from Shaun Edwards at $189.3K.

So this week, I’m going to ask you for your Supercoach Rookie of the Year nominations. At what point, if any, did you bring in said player and when did you pull the trigger (or are they still in your team?). Feel free to mention multiple players.

Cheers and good luck all, especially to sodes and anyone else still in it with a shot at the title!

Badger

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18 thoughts on “Badger’s Rookie Review (and ROTY nominations)”

  1. Would have to be Cripps. He’s the biggest standout ahead of Oxley and Saad for mine. Kane Lambert struggled with the pace early but I’m glad that Dimma stuck with him, he’s been handy back-up over the last four weeks……

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  2. On reflection we had a great year with the rookies when it looked slim pickings early in preseason. Oxley, Saad, McIntosh, CEY, Cripps, Salem, Lonie & Hogan etc all did a good job for us.
    Ox & Saad have been great for my defence. Both scored fantastic for 120K priced rookies & did their jobs whilst we upgraded in the mids & forwards. They got up to a combined 800K & became my final defensive upgrades to Rance & Hodge (1 mil) which ain’t bad for a little over 200K serious double upgrade.

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  3. Cripps for me, Outstanding numbers for a rookie that 175 against St Kilda wowe, Cripps was a mini Barlow rookie this year hopefully we get someone like him next.

    Oxley, Yolemen, miller all outstanding also

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  4. Would like to cash in Steele to allow some luxury upgrades in the prelim/granny. Want to go as cheap as possible. Might just grab the cheapest dpp

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  5. Totally agree with Cripps, Oxley, Hogan, Miller & many more that have been outstanding in their rookie year/s. My nominations for my team are….

    Saad…..starting at 102,400 from r1, trading him in r16 at $400,500 to a fallen premium has been my stand out rookie in 2015. His dpp status has also helped me loophole & cover on both lines where needed, but in the meantime average in the 80’s in defence which has been a problem line for many of us in 2015.

    Lambert…starting at $102,500 from r1 & currently $325,100 with a be of 37, once again the dpp status has helped loophole on both lines when he was injured, but more importantly use him heading into the pointy end of SC season/finals with some very solid scores when other premiums have been injured/rested.

    My unsung hero….

    H Goddard….starting at $122,300 from r1 & currently $199,800 with a be of 3, once again his dpp status has allowed me to swing him between def/fwd when upgrading to fallen premiums, but most importantly using him as my loophole (C) with Read from Geelong. Truth be told, H Goddard had been my captain for Catta’s Clan several times before even playing a senior game. Again at the pointy end of the season, he’s not been outstanding but quite serviceable in my opinion & even used for cover in the 1st week of finals (49) over McKenzie (12) subbed off with concussion 0to get me over the line in 3 of my 10 finals!

    Badger as already said above, outstanding work by you in 2015 & I’m sure I speak on behalf of 1000’s of SCT coaches….you make a hell of difference to so many of us with decisions with your impeccable research & weekly posts.

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  6. Cripps and Hogan are the obvious choices. But with so few choices in Def this year, Saad is my ROTY. Reliable through his scorning and was playing long enough for me to upgrade.

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  7. Maybe a little bias as a Demons supporter, but Jesse Hogan has got me bloody excited!
    Averaging almost 81 as a KPF in his first season is phenomenal. 5 round average of 86. Not many veteran KPF’s with those numbers.

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  8. Honourable Mentions
    A Oxley – Too much of a rollercoaster to get nominated. 5 tons from a rookie defender is worthy of 3 votes but 4 sub 50 scores more than negates all the positives.

    1 vote – T Miller
    Downside was that he hid in the 30s in rounds 1 and 2 and were missed by some (me!!) before exploding across rounds 3-7 with 5 scores of 83+ to see his price skyrocket like you want from a rookie. If you got the timing right and jumped off before round 8 he netted you a cool $224,600. Only two tons means he doesn’t further up the leaderboard.

    2 vote – A Saad
    Really consistent and wasn’t too far off getting my 3 votes due to an average of 82 as a defender in a season when defenders have been scoring poorly plus a low standard deviation (consistent scores for the non-mathematical). Would’ve got the 3 votes from me if he didn’t get injured and miss 3 weeks.

    3 vote – P Cripps
    The only downside with Cripps is the fact he scored 53 in rnd 1 and missed rnd 2 meaning a number of coaches burnt a trade on him early and then also missed out on the brilliance that followed. Still in a number of teams at the end of the season and is finishing strongly which for a rookie is mighty impressive. Season average of 95 and he’s raised the bat 5 times.

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  9. Gotta go with the flow as well gents – Cripps for me, started with and still got. Mind you, if I didn’t have to burn 75% of my trades, he might have gone a couple of weeks ago, but as its turned out, he’s staying as M8/9 loop with Griffin. Probably do worse?

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