2015’s Marc Murphy?
We are always looking for a bargain on a premium output player like Murphy and Beams were in 2014 and after an injury riddled season in 2014 Jack Steven could just be that bargain we are looking for.
Averaging 25 disposals, 9.75 contested possessions, 5 clearances, 4.3 tackles over the last 2 seasons we find this hard nut (funnily enough he has an allergy to nuts) at a tasty price going into the 2015 season.
Pretty sure Jock is firming up reading the title of this one and I will keep it short and sweet so he doesn’t get too carried away.
|Games last season:||17|
|Average last season:||84.8|
|100+ games last season:||5|
|Sub 80 games last season:||6|
|Price range last season:||$382K – $593K|
|Missed games last season:||6|
|Significant history:||It would seem Jack had his break out year in 2013 improving his average from 2012 by a whopping 20 points a game.|
This is great news for us because we know the kid can produce at a high standard for a full season when fully fit. 2014 was a setback for his development as a footballer but as a Supercoach premium for 2015 it’s a gift straight from those pesky GODS we all curse at some point during the season.
The stress fracture to his sesamoid bone suffered during the pre-season delayed his start to 2014 and hampered his output throughout the season.
With Montagna the only other danger in the midfield Jack Steven could find himself carrying an opposition player on his back more often than not. That’s not to say the Saints don’t have a great bunch of young midfielders – just not ones teams would tag just yet.
You’d select Jack the same as we did Murphy – either a season keeper at M 6-8 or a stepping stone to a Super Premo after the byes.
- Loves it in close but has speed to damage on the outside as well
- Rock solid top line club midfielder
- Has room to improve on his TOG. Averaged 78% last 2 seasons the Elite guys are up around 86%
- Has high ceiling with 3 games 150+ in 2013
- Saints will lose more than they win (sorry saints fans) and as we know more often than not the team who wins takes bigger chunk of the SC spoils
- Not sure how he will go carrying around taggers all day.
- Pretty tough 1st 5 weeks GWS, GCS, COLL, CAR, ESS
- Shares the bye with the likes of Ablett, Pendles, Watson, JPK
Looking for value for output Jack would be a solid pick in my opinion. Before the draw was released I had him LOCKED IN, but with the round 12 bye I’m not so sure anymore. Just means another from that round could have to wait until after the bye to make their way into The Muppets.
Yea, nah, maybe
What are your thoughts Jack Steven in Supercoach 2015?
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