Father Son Prospect: Darcy Moore
Straight up I will say that Darcy Moore is a key position junior. But before you give up on reading this article I want you to do something. Have a look at the 2013 draft order. Specifically picks 18-71. That’s how you made a guns & rookies team. Then look at the same picks from 2012. You will be horrified!
If you’re not in the bottom of the shower trying to scrub the dirt off – you’re stark raving mad. We got away with it in 2014. With the price changes for rookies, understanding the top end of the draft is critical now. They are most likely to play.
Pieman was planning to write this article on junior gun & top 10 pick Matt Scharenberg – who Mark Williams rated as the best junior footballer he’d seen since Wayne Carey. A glowing assessment from Choco. An injury plagued 2014 with Navicular Bone removal was further compounded by an ACL in just his fourth game back. He won’t play in 2015. Truly shattering, I couldn’t wait for him to get out there. He would have been rookie priced due to injury instead of $200k in 2014.
A beast is coming but can he warrant SC selection in 2015?
Let’s look forward to a big addition to the Magpie stable. Pieman has been tracking this young man for 3 years. He is father son recruit & man mountain Darcy Moore.
Darcy is the son of Dual Browlow Medallist & former Magpie captain Peter Moore who played 177 games for the Pies & 77 for Melbourne. Not enough for him to qualify to Melbourne father son. And make no mistake Darcy isn’t just a son of a gun, he’s a gun of a son.
Earlier in the year 6 of the top recruiters had Darcy as the number 1 pick. And with good reason, he’s a monster who plays as either a key forward or key defender. Already standing at a whopping 199 centimetres he’s a big unit who takes towering grabs & kicks long. Very long.
And if you’d like to see his Arial prowess look no further than his grab in the TAC cup prelim. It’s well worth a look. It was a massive hanger, a majestic grab. It was not something you would expect to see from such a big bloke.
The Pies have had to part way with pick 8 (pick 9 now) in the draft. When the Bulldogs threw down pick 5 there was no hesitation to grab the big fella with a first round pick.
Height: 199 cms
Position: Swingman Key FWD/DEF
DPP Likely: Yes FWD/DEF
2015 Price: $182,300
Likely to play in 2015: Absolutely at some point.
Sub Prospect: No chance.
Likely Points Av: 40-80 PPG
Make no mistake this fella is no midfielder racking up numbers. He is a KPP & not likely to post large numbers consistently. Having said that, he takes towering grabs, & is spoken in the same breath as Joe Daniher. Big grabs can total good points. But will he take enough to warrant selection. That is the question. Also worthy consideration needs to be factored in to the tall timber the Pies have. Nathan Brown will return. So with Lachlan Keefe, Jack Frost & Nathan Brown in Defence, And Cloke, Ben Reid & Jesse White up forward is there an immediate place for the strapping lad. There could be too much tall timber to play him.
The fact that he is likely to be a rookie with DPP adds significance to his selection. Parked on your FWD or DEF bench could be handy especially if another DEF/FWD hits the radar. He would certainly only be a cash cow. But how fat can he get remains to be seen.
- Very likely for DPP
- Takes huge grabs
- Enormous Kick
- Goal kicker
- Fantastic Athlete
- Could get the 4th best FWD or DEF
- Pies will want to get him on the park
- Not likely to post high possessions or points
- A lot of Tall timber in front of him.
As Mad Mick said at the pub (add Irish accent): “your team depends on the rookies”. He’s absolutely right. One day or season we will be forced to go left field, the cheap rookies won’t be there round 1. If a lack of the young fellas come through like 2013 then you have to look at Darcy. He’s a gun & his Dad won 2 Brownlow’s. Add him to your preseason watch list, he’s got great pedigree & will be a star.
It’s a NO at this stage. But a lack of rookies into round 1 could seriously change that.
Anyone beg to differ?
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