Rookie Review – Round 13

Written by Alza on June 13 2023

Another round is gone and the challenging bye weeks are here. There were some great performances from the rookies this week which was more than handy. There are a few decent options to bring in this week who have had their bye in Sheldrick, Melican and Mullin to name a few, if they can all remain in their respective sides. We also have some non-rookies that are now rookie priced with Robertson from Brisbane a potential target if he is named in the 22.

It’s the perfect time to trade the rookies on their bye such as Michalanney and Chandler. They have been excellent rookies for us but it is now time to trade them in for a premium that has had their bye.

Players on the bubble are marked with an asterisk.


PlayerClubPrice (Change)Score (Ave)BE
Lewis MELICAN*SYD$172,30052 (70)-39
Oisin MULLIN*GEE$102,400Bye (46)-32
Bailey MACDONALDHAW$117,300DNP (45)2
Josh FAHEY (MID)GWS$126,700 (+$2.8k)54 (26)2
Campbell CHESSER (MID)WCE$150,900 (+$11.4k)41 (31)24
Ollie LORD (DEF)PTA$238,600DNP (52)25
Alex CINCOTTA (MID)CAR$239,600 (+$4.3k)52 (62)26
James O'DONNELLWBD$119,000 (+$4.2k)13 (23)26
Josh WEDDLEHAW$339,800 (+$14k)68 (70)39
Aaron FRANCIS (FWD)SYD$274,200 (+$7.9k)72 (54)41
Dylan WILLIAMS (FWD)PTA$335,000 (-$3.8k)68 (68)42
Bodhi UWLAND (MID)GCS$132,800Bye (31)44
Seamus MITCHELL (FWD)HAW$322,700 (+$23.1k)74 (68)44
Judd MCVEE (MID)MEL$288,700 (-$0.3k)49 (57)47
Reuben GINBEY (MID)WCE$347,100 (+$20k)94 (69)48
Josh BRUCE (FWD)WBD$230,100 (+$2.2k)33 (50)58
Conor MCKENNABRL$265,600 (-$3.7k)45 (60)59
Max MICHALANNEYADE$276,900 (-$5.3k)32 (59)63
Darcy WILMOT (MID)BRL$319,000 (+$10.5k)90 (61)66
Tylar YOUNGRIC$220,000 (-$12.6k)8 (44)68
Rhyan MANSELL (FWD)RIC$250,300 (-$4.3k)46 (46)75
Miller BERGMANNTH$263,900 (-$7.5k)8 (52)75
Rory ATKINS (MID)GCS$313,600Bye (70)82
Jack BUCKLEYGWS$350,800 (-$18.1k)29 (76)92
Harry SHEEZEL (FWD)NTH$455,100 (-$9.1k)98 (97)94

The Good: Sheezel bounced back with a good game playing down back as well as some stints through the middle. He ended up with 24 touches, 7 marks, 4 intercepts and just under 500 metres gained. Ginbey was one of not many shining lights in the Eagles big loss. He had 19 touches at 84% with 7 tackles, 4 one percenters and 3 clearances as he split his time on ball and in defence. Wilmot had one of his best games with 18 touches, 3 marks, 4 tackles and 5 intercepts and should be good cover during the byes for the few that haven’t cashed him in yet.

The Bad: Young played 78% game time for his 1 kick, mark and tackle game. Bergman and O’Donnell were both subbed out with around 50% TOG after having quiet games.

Time To Trade: Michalanney, Ginbey, McVee


PlayerClubPrice (Change)Score (Ave)BE
Matthew JOHNSONFRE$252,500 (+$35.8k)96 (50)-22
George WARDLAWNTH$260,900 (+$31k)94 (72)-8
Mitchell KNEVITTGEE$281,500Bye (58)20
Elijah HEWETTWCE$137,700DNP (21)33
Harry ROWSTONGWS$151,300 (-$23.7k)6 (33)66
Oskar BAKERWBD$284,600 (-$21.5k)11 (55)113
Will ASHCROFTBRL$425,400 (+$5k)79 (80)116

The Good: Johnson in just 62% TOG had 25 touches with 12 contested, 6 tackles and 7 clearances in a great game getting some valuable midfield time with O’Meara out, hopefully he can still see some time in there next week when he returns. Wardlaw had the best game of his young career showing what he can do with 22 touches at 77% with 10 contested, 2 marks, 9 tackles, 6 clearances and a goal. 6 clangers let his score down a little as well unfortunately but he had a great game still and hopefully this score was not stuck on your bench.

The Bad: Rowston was the sub for his 2 kicks, 1 mark and a goal from just 15% TOG. Baker was also the sub to have 4 touches and 2 marks in 34% game time.

Time To Trade: Baker


PlayerClubPrice (Change)Score (Ave)BE
Samson RYAN (FWD)RIC$296,500 (-$28.8k)25 (60)86

Ryan is playing as a key forward mainly now with Nankervis back and his scores are reflective of that. He had 6 touches at 17% with 3 marks and 13 hitouts.


PlayerClubPrice (Change)Score (Ave)BE
Harvey HARRISON*COL$123,90059 (55)-37
Phoenix SPICERNTH$162,100 (+$12.9k)46 (38)-10
Ryan MARICWCE$102,40049 (49)-9
Thomas BERRYGCS$152,000Bye (40)-1
Eddie FORDNTH$242,000 (+$45.6k)84 (79)8
Xavier O'HALLORAN (MID)GWS$299,800 (+$17.8k)82 (63)14
Judson CLARKERIC$191,500 (+$6k)24 (44)17
Jacob VAN ROOYENMEL$328,000 (+$21.8k)65 (65)19
Angus SHELDRICK (MID)SYD$158,800 (-$6.9k)61 (27)22
Aaron CADMANGWS$130,200DNP (24)27
Sam STURTFRE$154,500 (-$1.6k)46 (37)28
Josh SINN* (MID)PTA$123,90021 (21)31
Will PHILLIPS (FWD)NTH$391,200 (+$41.1k)79 (76)32
Josh TREACYFRE$287,500 (+$8.7k)68 (57)35
Noah LONG (MID)WCE$232,100 (-$6.4k)14 (52)36
Bailey HUMPHREY (MID)GCS$389,300Bye (65)37
Ryan ANGWIN (MID)GWS$206,900 (+$14.7k)45 (44)37
Reef MCINNESCOL$114,200 (-$19.7k)22 (21)37
Tyler BROCKMANHAW$295,600 (+$2.7k)65 (60)38
Liam HENRY (MID)FRE$211,100 (-$9.5k)41 (49)43
Mattaes PHILLIPOU (MID)STK$260,400 (+$8.5k)51 (53)49
Jye MENZIEESS$265,100 (+$10.5k)50 (51)49
Zane TREW (MID)WCE$166,900 (-$8.5k)22 (28)55
Kade CHANDLERMEL$310,700 (-$15.4k)57 (69)56
Anthony CAMINITISTK$242,400 (+$0.3k)37 (51)59
Sam BUTLERHAW$272,800 (-$6.2k)35 (52)62
Cam MACKENZIE (MID)HAW$266,600 (-$16.9k)46 (56)70
Luke PEDLARADE$313,900 (+$1.7k)57 (61)72
Brent DANIELSGWS$391,900DNP (74)74
Ben KINGGCS$374,900Bye (66)80
Luke EDWARDS (MID)WCE$202,600 (-$30.3k)28 (45)82
Arthur JONESWBD$209,200 (-$21.6k)18 (38)82
Sam SIMPSON (MID)GEE$224,400Bye (49)107

The Good: Ford played well finding majority of his 19 touches in the defensive 50. He used it at 90% to go with 7 marks, 1 goal and 9 intercepts to keep his price moving nicely. O’Halloran had 18 touches at 67% with 10 contested with 7 score involvements and a goal in a good game for him.

The Bad: Long backed up his best game with his worst with just 4 touches at 50%. Jones didn’t manage a touch in this game but he did lay 6 tackles in 68% TOG.

Time To Trade: Pedlar, Mackenzie, Butler, Chandler, Menzie

Nick Daicos Rookie of the Year Award:
3 – Harry Sheezel
2 – Matt Johnson
1 – George Wardlaw

Nick Daicos Rookie of the Year Award After Round 13:
25 – Harry Sheezel
6 – Ben King
6 – Will Ashcroft


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20 thoughts on “Rookie Review – Round 13”

  1. So we’re all waiting on Thursday teams to see if Mullin is named then? A handy downgrade for Young.


    1. I’d still be hesitant to bring him in as I need him more for R15 than R14. The troops are coming back for Geelong soon, Danger already confirmed for this week.


      1. I’m hoping to leave Mitchell at D7 and hope my D8 won’t be needed, so long-term his job security shouldn’t matter (fingers crossed!). If he gets named and plays well he should be fine for Rd15 as well, they seem to like him so we’ll see.


          1. Bye planning with cats rookies is a dangerous game, Rats and Mullin both in my plans and both fell when needed.


    1. He’s a decent scorer when given the chance but they have a few players returning after their bye apparently which worries me.
      If he had already had his bye I’d be very interested and take the risk but at this stage I’m probably going to give him a miss


    2. I’m looking at as well as a D8! Wouldn’t want to have to rely on him, if you have other D/Ms the flexibility could be useful too.


    1. He should stay in the team but his role will change with Parker coming back this week. He seems like a decent pick still as he can score well and he’s had his bye


    1. And what to do with Sicily now that he’s out for 3 weeks. I get why the tribunal is cracking down on dangerous tackles but geez it’s making playing supercoach so much more difficult. We almost need additional trades to compensate for the increase in players missing games through suspensions.


      1. Good idea Lisa, except none of my players are missing through suspension. I’m just bad at picking rookies and midpricers:)


      2. Can players still appeal tribunal verdicts? Pretty sure if he did it would be reduced or may even get off like what happened to Cripps last year


        1. Lisa, I’d be trading Sicily as he will miss 4 weeks including his bye now plus he is very expensive so gives you plenty of cash for your next upgrade. Best options in defence are Stewart, Sinclair, Lloyd, Ryan or if you like a bit riskier picks you could go Wilkie, Weller or Young

          Archie, I believe they can challenge the decision still. I think van Rooyen did earlier this year and was free to play.


          1. Hi Alza, had already decided that Sicily has to go. The leftover money on a replacement will be handy for sure. Would be happier if there wasn’t a need to replace premiums – first Oliver and now Sicily. 3 weeks plus a bye round is just too much to carry for me.


    1. Bomber
      Buller (Swans) – 5 goals on debut in the magoos
      Maric(WCE) – he gets a game solely as they don’t have anyone to pick from
      Trezise (Richmond) and Montgomerie (Essendon) both require injuries
      Good luck


  2. Anyone have any thoughts/insights on Harvey Harrison?

    Obviously would only bring him in post bye


    1. He has played fairly well in his 2 games but there are a couple of players to come back in after the bye. Elliott and McStay will be back and then Sidebottom also a chance.
      If he can hold after his bye then his JS might be decent enough to pick but I am not sure he will hold.



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