Dex Files – Jimmy Bartel

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Todd Goldstein, take a bow! 221 SC points from a single game was just monstrous! For those of you that had him in your team, you’d be pretty chuffed.

For those with the VC (and successfully loopholed him) would have almost passed out from lack of blood to the brain. For those, like me, who thought at the start of the year – nah, Goldy is over-priced/on the slide and thought Maric was a better option – you’d be spewing. I know I bloody am!

I’m not going to discuss my year with you. It’s that bad!

What I will do though, is point you in the direction of the ever-consistent James “Jimmy” Bartel.

Most coaches don’t even have him on their radar, as most coaches have little or no trades or are in the middle of #OperationGetGaz.

Other coaches at full premium would be hibernating – saving trades – for the finals. Some may want to move on an under-performer up forward or, may want a genuine loop-hole option.

Jimmy Bartel is your man. Read this for history:


Now, we can’t expect these exact numbers as the cats are on the slide; however, he has the runs on the board. Not to mention, James played a majority of 2014 up forward – which is encouraging, considering he averaged over 100 then.

Let’s look at this seasons’ numbers for Jimmy:

Jimmy 2

Round one, Jimmy was concussed with a few minutes left on the clock – and subsequently missed the following weeks’ game.

Round 3, Jimmy unfortuantely damaged the cartliage in his knee about halfway through the first quarter of the match – and missed until round 15, where he returned – in style!

3 full games’ analysis is hard to go on – but what has me licking my chops is his price and his potential value.

Jimmy is currently priced at $466,400 – which is priced to average 86.8 – he currently averages 78.

If we remove the injury affected 5 from his average, his average jumps to 102.3 (more likely) – this average should command a price tag of around $550k.

Looking at his last 2 games’ stats – you can see he is getting rebound 50’s as well as inside 50’s, this points more towards a midfield position, rather than solely forward or defense.

I’m not going to say Jimmy will average 102.3 for the rest of the season either – I’m merely saying – at this price, and his potential output, this is value!

A better gauge of Jimmy’s potential would be to look at his completed 2014 season in more depth.

Jimmy 3

Here you can see, Jimmy did much better in wins than losses (generally speaking). He tonned up 10 times, 6 of which were 120+. Better still, Jimmy dipped below 80 only 4 times.

Also; not one of his losses yielded a ton. This could also be put down to the position that Jimmy was playing (forward), as the ball was up their end of the ground less.

In 2014, his inside 50 count was much higher than Rebound 50’s; indicating a forward predominant role.

Looking at Geelong’s run home, they face GWS (away), Brisbane (H), Sydney (H), Hawthorn (MCG), St Kilda (Etihad), Collingwood (MCG) and Adelaide (H). You’d pencil in wins against Brisbane & St Kilda. GWS, Collingwood & Adelaide as 50-50 games and losses against the Hawks and Swans.

Of those matches, Sydney, Hawthorn, St Kilda and Collingwood are the finals. Some big points could be on offer there.

Jimmy’s stats this year, albeit a small amount, indicate a role further up the field. This will help his scoring potential, and at 466k and his potential scoring output – mixed with his strong history, makes Jimmy a candidate to come into my team, thus giving me the ability to swing Titch/Dusty in the middle to cover any outages without hindering scoring capacity.

A likely in for me community…

What about you comminuty? No trades this week? #OperationGetGaz? Bring in Bartel? We’d love to hear from you!


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Great stuff Dex
Need your help Community.
Who I should bring in for Smith?
I have 460k to choose a defender.


Liam, have you got enough for Simpson at $462k?


I already have him Rivo62.
As well as Shaw, Murphy, Gibson, Higgins


T-Mac, Hurley or Docherty all about that range.


Originally had Tmac penciled in but seeing him playing forward worries me a bit.


Houli a better option maybe – highest PPM of defenders around that price.


Was considering him as well but he is really inconsistent


Roll the dice on one of them if you have to. Otherwise get the other areas to full premium.


Is Marley Williams under 460k?


thought about malceski Liam? Only around 350k and he's on the rise


Malceski seems like a good option, but i'm still not sold.


I've got both Malceski and Smith as my D6 & D7. Choosing which to play as D6 each week is a struggle haha.


So you advise against him???


Anyone seen that video? "Extra spicy sause! Thats going straight in my basket" Well that is me with Jimmy this week!


Haha. That is a great vine. Oooooh: Princess Disney! And yes Jimmy is very basket worthy.


Would love to get him in but only $28k and 4 trades remaining. Not quiet full premium with 3 x rookies on the ground (Steele M8, H Goddard F6 & Lever D6). Have Mckenran at F7 DPP swing & rookie bench cover. Got Gaz last week. Any suggestions Community?


Trade Mckernan. He's done


Sounds ok Mac, although will lose ruck back up and leaves only 2 trades. Risky!


If Mckernan gets dropped I like you won't have ruck cover any way, not a crazy trade Imo.


Thx Dann – though Mckenran may get dropped, his price won’t change. Will wait another week to fatten up rookies.

I N Pieman

Having 3 rookies Onfield is tough but in those circumstances you can only hold fire. You don’t have the coin to go up. Would cost at least 2 trades to do so. Your trades will be better spent trading blokes that fall over


Thx I N Pieman. Going to hold for this week. Rookies on-field are scoring OK & will wait for more cash to cover injuries. Even if McKernan is dropped, still have field cover provided Goldy & Maric play.


Not sure who to trade.out for ablett. neale, selwood or lewis???


This week I'm going Neale straight to Ablett for my last mid spot. I started with Neale this year as a stepping stone, and if you had him for the same reason, hes had a great season, and its time to move him on.


Great work Dex. I'f had Jimmy on my radar for the past few weeks. I'm thinking of upgrading the Bont to him. With a BE of 59, he's not getting cheaper. My only concern is his age and injuries, which from the past two weeks it seems like he's over. Cheers


need help community Gaff or Macrae


Really loving Gaff right now. Hes a great POD. Ill definitely be getting him next year, as hes only going to get better.


Great read Dex, but unfortunately I'm a measly $600 off getting Jimmy. So I'm forced to trade in someone else for my final FWD spot. I'd go Boomer without hesitation, because of his 400th against Carlton and Norths favorable run home, but after seeing him as sub for that game a couple weeks ago, I'm reluctant. Do we think this will happen again? Could potentially go someone else like Ziebell or Devon Smith.


Get Gunston


What is your current forward line looking like?


Current forward line is Gray, Dusty, Swan, Goddard, Gawn, Lonie.


Maybe Dahlhaus or Buddy?


Hey guys, got a bit of a pivotal week ahead and need some advice,

I got a full premo team and 6 trades left + 77k and my weakest/disposable 3 players are Devon Smith, Brodie Smith and Marcus Bontempelli. Originally I was going to only trade either Bont or Smith out to Bartel, leaving me with 5 trades for finals/injuries. However, Smith is being a spud and a half and James Kelly / Malceski have numbers on the board and are at bottom price. So do you reckon I jump on those delicious cheap options and leave myself at 4 trades, do I just go with one, or do I sit back and leave them as both are borderline sideways trades. Note my midfield is pretty stellar but the lines at both ends are a bit inconsistent.


bont to bartel, goddard or gray? keeping in mind i need cash to upgrade steele to a premo in a couple weeks


If you don't have Gray by season's end, you're doing SuperCoach wrong.


so do you think i should priotise getting him in over maybe danger of beams?


Gray for me


Hi community,

My defence is currently- Shaw, Hodge, Simpson, Houli, Docherty, Lever (Colquhon, Maynard)

I want to upgrade Lever to finish it off. I'll burn the money and trades to get the best player available.

I like Murphy, Rance and maybe T-Mac. Any thoughts on who is best to add from this point on?


Also have a look at Laird, Gibson and Picken.

General Soreness

Great write up Dex. No room for him at the house of soreness unfortunately.

I N Pieman

Great acticle as always Dex. I started with him & it was frustrating when he went down. He’s got 11 other mates who have been in my team & been traded for injury. If your circumstances present this week he’s a great get. If I had more trades id cull buddy for him

Pauly Walnuts

Buddy to kick 6 in the west this week


I'm seriously considering a sideways trade. Even though I'm not over endowed with trades or cash. Franklin to Bartel. One's a faint-hearted entertainer and the other's football's definition of effort.


Tippett is out of Buddy’s way now for a few weeks. Buddy is still worth having.

I tell you who would be fun to have in your team… Rioli.


I’m seriously considering the same trade. Team name randomcliche. I had a quick look at yours.
I reckon your better sideways trades are Oxley, Langdon, and or Smith to Kelly and or Malceski. ….I can understand you not trading Pies…


Bartel will be joining my team next week, didn’t quite have cash to get him and Ablett this week


Changed my mind, will get Gaz & Bartel this week by trading out SMitchell & Griffen.

BSmith & Steele out next week for Rookie and Rocky.

Will keep Motlop as M9/F7 cover to loophole with Payne DPP.

Should be done then with 5 trades left.


Sounds like a ripping side including DPP's. Should close out the season very strongly!


Great write up yet again Dex.
Full DPP with 2 trades left. Oxley is now a unique at D6 with a timely 118 last weekend. His new tagging role was a massive SC win.
Gaz and Goldy c continued my steady rise into the top 50(49th overall) last week.
Huge thanks to Dex and the whole jock Reynolds community!


that is very impressive to be Top 50 and still have Oxley in your starting team.

I have a feeling that many people at the top in overall will be short of trades and hoping their team can get them home. If there are some injuries to players some teams will be devastated and others will get lucky.

I'm 486th but have 9 trades left


Nice team, great rank, good luck. I won’t catch ya with my full premo+1 and two trades left…(rank 1748).


Hi community
I only have 4 trades left and have brown as D6,however his scoring has been substandard for a D6 and feel he needs to be moved on.

Option A is to look at some players who will play every game from here like hurn 366k, savage 364k, Kelly 344k or Malceski 348k and these look to be the best options. All are coming off tons last round (except Malceski who had 94). I only have 383k to spend as I have 110k cash in bank. I know that they are only likely to ave 70-75 from here on.

Option B is to burn two trades now and downgrade him to a rookie and buy a super premo like rance Tmac picken or murphy

Option C is to do nothing at all this week and wait for the finals with 4 trades left

What do you think about these options, and Is there anyone else I could consider as a good semi premo defender if I went option A


Community, ablett or bartel. Who do i grab this week and who the next?


was going to downgrade to fields but he was dropped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i need to get 102k player who do i get
leave on fields or go walsh or non playing rookie


Great work Dex. Where has your hex gone?