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:
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.
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!