He had a stellar year last season, but can Adam Treloar elevate his game further in 2017?
We will be spoilt for choice when it comes to uber premium midfielders next year. There will be the tried and true Rolls Royces – Danger, Pendles, Hanners and JPK. Then there are the injury-plagued yet ultra-talented mids which will present some value – think Gazza, Fyfe and Beams.
But the group I’m most interested in are the crop of young guns coming through who are threatening to explode into SuperCoach Lords. The top three in this category are without a doubt The Bont, Paddy Cripps and Adam Treloar.
Plenty will be jumping on The Bont and Cripps, but believe it or not, it is Treloar that interests me the most of this trio. The kid is a dead set gun.
The way Treloar finished last season will have many coaches licking their lips. His last three games were nothing short of tantalising, with scores of 148, 131 and 150 to end his 2016 campaign. Delicious stuff.
|Games in 2016:||22|
|Average in 2016:||113.3|
|100+ games in 2016:||16|
|Sub 80 games in 2016:||1|
|Price range in 2016:||$484K – $603K|
|Missed games last season:||
Consistency is one of the hallmarks of Treloar’s game. He has an excellent Standard Deviation and will rarely let you down. The gap between Adam’s best and worse is small, so he can be relied on for consistent scoring week in, week out. As you can see by his numbers last year, he only had one game below 80 and tonned up 16 times.
Not many risks with picking this outstanding young man. He’s extremely durable and very dependable.
Perhaps the only question mark is can he elevate his game further in 2017? If you start with Treloar you are expecting him to repeat his 2016 average at a minimum and possibly push the 115-120 mark.
If he does happen to pick up an injury and go backwards, there is not much value in his starting price of 600K.
There will be plenty to pick from when it comes to uber premos above 600K, so Treloar would be selected under the proviso that he will again increase his average next season. The way he finished off 2016, I believe he is a good chance to do this.
The young man was about the only player on Collingwood’s list to improve under Nathan Buckley and should be even better next season. He has the perfect combination of outside speed to run-and-carry and inside hardness, averaging 6.3 tackles a game last season.
Racks up touches consistently (averaged 30 touches a game last season) and has the ability to hurt the opposition with his possessions.
- Extremely consistent – 16 tons and just one score under 80 in 2016
- At 23 is approaching his absolute prime and should improve further in 2017
- Excellent durability – has only missed three games in the last three seasons
- Huge ceiling – top three scores of 169, 150 and 148 last season
- Compliments Pendles beautifully in the Collingwood midfield with is run and carry
- Could stagnate after an impressive 2016
- At 600K he won’t come cheap – plenty of other quality options at this price
- May attract more attention from the opposition taggers
I’m huge on this kid and will be starting with him in 2017. I believe he has the potential to explode to reach a 120 average next season. Even his 600K price tag will not be enough to deter me. Expecting big things from Treloar next year.
What are your thoughts on Adam Treloar?
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