Mid-Price Defence option?
Paul is going into his 4th season at the pies, he is a running halfback type of player with speed and precision kicking skills. He played 11 games in his debut season (2012) with an average of 44.7 and then stepped it up in 2013 playing 16 games averaging 78.9. Many had him ready to start in their 2014 teams but after an injury riddled 2014 campaign with a return of only 9 games at 67.6 some may have forgotten about this classy speedster.
We see that in his short career of 37 games he has only scored 100+ on 3 occasions (all in his 2nd year 119,126 & 145). These were also the only games where he had 25+ disposals. Now you may be thinking what the hell are you smoking Maso but stick with me – I’m sure I can convince you to at least consider him for your 2015 backlines.
|Games last season:||9|
|Average last season:||67.6|
|100+ games last season:||0|
|Sub 80 games last season:||4|
|Price range last season:||$375k – $425k|
|Missed games last season:||13 (1-10 Hip injury, 19-22 Adductor)|
|Significant history:||Only going into his 4th season so not a lot of history but what I do like from my defenders is efficiency and Paul’s has only gone up since debut.
2012 – 70%
2013 – 76.7%
2014 – 79.5%
Always a risk picking players in the mid-price bracket, but with only 10 mil salary cap sometimes you just have to take a risk or two.
Picking Seedsman in my team I would be hoping for a 80 pt. average and looking at having him in my side for at least ¾’s of the season then upgrade to a superstar later or even playing him at D6 for the entire season if he can hold that 80+ average.
● Will get more opportunities in 2015 if injury free
● Efficient with his Disposals (75% career Avg.)
● Loves to run and carry (ranked 3rd for bounces in 2014)
Besides the fact he has missed a lot of footy over last 12 months I don’t really see a lot of downside to him. I mean yes his a mid-pricer but then again he is also a defender and you can’t trust to many of them to consistently hold 100 point averages, at 350k (confirmed price $363,100) at worst he might cost you a correction trade to a missed rookie in the early rounds.
A lot of changes happening at Collingwood but Lumumba leaving means the pies will be looking for somebody else to give that dash on the outside to run and carry out of defence, this is why I believe Seedsman will be given more opportunity to use his speed and efficiency which will result him being able to get his average disposals from 16 closer to 22 per game making him a key link between defence and attack giving him more likely hood of scoring 80+.
So providing he gets through a full pre-season and is ready to go round 1, Paul Seedsman is LOCKED AND LOADED in Maso’s Muppets for 2015
What’s your thoughts on Paul Seedsman in 2015?
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