Supercoach RD4 : Rookie Scout Report
Week 3 is over and we’ve got our very first price rises in the bin.
For some, it’s great news, for others, it’s a shrug of the shoulders, but for others, it’s a big ‘ol 4 letter fest. That’s part of what makes Supercoach such great fun though.
Lucky for us, the rookie situation has been growing a tad over the last week or so, with teams like Fremantle, Brisbane and Sydney adding new youngsters to their squads, some of which, like Nic Newman, look like they can be quality additions to our squads. But first, we’ll need to go back and look at the action from Round 3, and just see who is standing where.
Sydney VS Collingwood
DEF | SC Price: $253,400
Round 3 Stats: 16 disposals, 2 marks, 1 tackle, 62 SCPoints, 49 CKPoints
DEF | SC Price: $123,900
Round 3 Stats: 23 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles, 4 rebound 50’s, 105 SCPoints, 93 CKPoints
MID/FWD | SC Price: $182,800
Round 3 Stats: 13 disposals, 2 marks, 6 tackles, 53 SCPoints, 52 CKPoints
MID/FWD | SC Price: $ 102,400
Round 3 Stats: 15 disposals, 7 tackles, 78 SCPoints, 69 CKPoints
MID/FWD | SC Price: $184,200
Round 3 Stats: 9 disposals, 2 marks, 1 goal, 3 tackles, 48 SCPoints, 46 CKPoints
FWD | SC Price: $ $121,800
Round 3 Stats: 8 disposals, 3 goals, 50 SCPoints, 51 CKPoints
FWD | SC Price: $282,500
Round 3 Stats: 17 disposals, 10 marks, 3 tackles, 1 goal, 71 SCPoints, 94 CKPoints
FWD | SC Price: $185,300
Round 3 Stats: 26 disposals, 6 marks, 4 tackles, 86 SCPoints, 97 CKPoints
Will Hoskin-Elliot was a popular trade in target this week, so a few would have been disappointed with his score for the game. His overall stats were solid, but wasn’t probably wasn’t helped by 13 of his disposals and all 10 of his marks as being uncontested, as well as recording 5 turnovers. Even if that’s the lower end of his scoring potential, it’s still a good result and he’ll likely add another $40K this week with a similar result.
Tim Broomhead also had a decent game for the Pies, scoring 86 SCPoints. He’ll be on the bubble this week, but I wouldn’t have him so far up my “must own” list that I would make a priority on trading him in.
Nic Newman had a fantastic game for the Swans, which makes two good scores in a row for him so far this year. He’s on the bubble this week, so if you still have a Joel Smith or a Mitch Hibberd, he makes an excellent swap option.
Oliver Florent, Will Hayward and Jordan Foote all put up average scores, Florent is playing a role up forward, as is Hayward, but they don’t look to be massively advantageous to Supercoach. Unless he can put up a score better than one in the 40’s next week he’s going to peak at around the $230,000 mark in a few weeks’ time, so if you own him I would consider monitoring the likes of Balic or Berry.
North Melbourne VS GWS
RUC | SC Price: $199,700
Round 3 Stats: 16 disposals, 9 marks, 2 goals, 26 hitouts, 87 SCPoints, 105 CKPoints
FWD | SC Price: $209,100
Round 3 Stats: 17 disposals, 5 marks, 1 goal, 54 SCPoints, 61 CKPoints
FWD | SC Price: $123,900
Round 3 Stats: 10 disposals, 2 marks, 45 SCPoints, 37 CKPoints
MID/FWD | SC Price: $229,300
Round 3 Stats: 12 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles, 48 SCPoints, 51 CKPoints
Braydon Preuss was the big story here, having apparently taking the #1 ruck spot over Todd Goldstein for this game, though Preuss managed to kick 2 goals while forward also. That is certainly good news for owners of him if this continues, though it remains to be seen if the Roos will bring back a more traditional forward/ruck (ie Majak Daw) in the place of Preuss, or even if they were just giving Preuss the extra workload since Goldstein was coming back from having Round 2 off with a knee injury.
Sam Durdin played his first AFL game after being the #16 pick in the 2014 draft. He had a North Melbourne low 10 disposals, he’s a FWD in Supercoach, but played this game (and the JLT series) in defence. Doesn’t look the type who will score a ton of points at this stage.
Tim Taranto had a disappointing score, he is currently projected to peak at just over $300K at his current price, which is a disappointing return considering you’d have shelled out $207K to start with him initially. But again, with the likes of Balic and Berry having two weeks until their first price rise, you can probably bank the small Taranto rise, and them open up $100K or so downgrading if Taranto continues to struggle.
Richmond VS West Coast
FWD | SC Price: $198,800
Round 3 Stats: 17 disposals, 2 marks, 2 goals, 83 SCPoints, 65 CKPoints
FWD | SC Price: $224,200
Round 3 Stats: 9 disposals, 3 marks, 5 hitouts, 27 SCPoints, 43 CKPoints
RUC | SC Price: $281,300
Round 3 Stats: 7 disposals, 2 marks, 28 hitouts, 63 SCPoints, 56 CKPoints
Dan Butler continues to be one the best FWD rookie options you could have picked this year, booting 2 goals and having an impact around the ground.
Todd Elton played just his 5 th AFL game, but he was drafted back in 2011, I think he can safely be ignored in all formats, as can Nathan Vardy,
although his case is more to do with better and cheaper options (Preuss and Witts) being available, rather than him just sucking.
Geelong VS Melbourne
DEF | SC Price: $149,900
Round 3 Stats: 10 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles, 22 SCPoints, 35 CKPoints
MID/FWD | SC Price: $166,700
Round 3 Stats: 23 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles, 1 goal, 99 SCPoints, 90 CKPoints
FWD | SC Price: $117,300
Round 3 Stats: 18 disposals, 3 marks, 5 inside 50’s, 60 SCPoints, 62 CKPoints
FWD | SC Price: $102,400
Round 3 Stats: 6 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles, 29 SCPoints, 43 CKPoints
FWD | SC Price: $157,800
Round 3 Stats: 10 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles, 32 SCPoints, 45 CKPoints
FWD | SC Price: $219,000
Round 3 Stats: 4 disposals, 1 mark, 1 tackle, 14 SCPoints, 14 CKPoints
Brandon Parfitt finally came through with a quality game, almost notching up a triple digit Supercoach score. Most people would have had him on their bench, but at the very least a good game will help with his cash generation and him keeping his spot in the side.
James Parsons was also decent on his debut. The rest… the rest was not good.
Tim Smith, Mitch Hannan and Sam Weideman (who actually managed to lose cash) all failed to fire for the Demons.
Hannan was our big Round 1 hero, but hasn’t done much since then. I wouldn’t panic if you have him, but definitely is looking more like a bench option than a starting one at this point.
Fremantle VS Western Bulldogs
MID | SC Price: $180,300
Round 3 Stats: 10 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles, 52 SCPoints, 43 CKPoints
MID | SC Price: $123,900
Round 3 Stats: 8 disposals, 3 marks, 1 tackle, 38 SCPoints, 35CKPoints
FWD | SC Price: $202,800
Round 3 Stats: 14 disposals, 4 marks, 2 goals, 53 SCPoints, 63 CKPoints
Both Griffin Logue and Harley Balic made their debuts for the Dockers last week and both didn’t really enough to make us immediately want to jump on them in Supercoach. Logue’s score isn’t the worst for a rookie, but because he’s costing you an extra $60K+ to get him in, you’d probably want to see him put up scores in that high 60 range instead. Still, one more week to give them a scout before they are due for their first price jump, so we’ll get a clearer picture next week on where they sit.
Cam McCarthy ended up losing $800 on his starting price, which wouldn’t be good news for those who own him.
Port Adelaide VS Adelaide
FWD | SC Price: $198,000
Round 3 Stats: 16 disposals, 1 mark, 1 goal, 4 tackles, 51 SCPoints, 68 CKPoints
FWD | SC Price: $185,500
Round 3 Stats: 17 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 68 SCPoints, 73 CKPoints
FWD | SC Price: $141,900
Round 3 Stats: 7 disposals, 2 marks, 1 goal, 2 tackles, 42 SCPoints, 35 CKPoints
DEF | SC Price: $206,800
Round 3 Stats: 18 disposals, 3 marks, 9 tackles, 6 inside 50’s, 84 SCPoints, 90 CKPoints
DEF | SC Price: $203,800
Round 3 Stats: 16 disposals, 3 marks, 4 hitouts, 2 goals, 98 SCPoints, 74 CKPoints
DEF | SC Price: $209,600
Round 3 Stats: 16 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles, 70 SCPoints, 60 CKPoints
DEF | SC Price: $249,500
Round 3 Stats: 14 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles, 2 goals, 66 SCPoints, 80 CKPoints
It’s not so much that Sam Powell-Pepper had a bad game here I think, just more that Ollie Wines did SO much work in the middle for the Power and they also switched Robbie Gray into the midfield for large chunks of the 2 nd half, that there just wasn’t much left for SPP to grab.
Rookies will have poor scoring games every now and then, so I wouldn’t be worried here.
Dan Houston continued to look good, the issue will now be Jasper Pittard, who had his first run through the SANFL last week. 50/50 call if he gets dropped or not, it wouldn’t be an easy one for Hinkley to make at all.
Curtly Hampton managed to find a bit more of the ball against the Power, while also keeping up his fantastic defensive work to post his highest score of the year. Hopefully that’s the new normal for him going forward, he was hot in the 1 st half, but trailed off a bit towards the end.
Andy Otten again had an impact up forwards for the Crows, booting a pair of goals and doing some ruck work. The Crows say Josh Jenkins will be available against Essendon, but Mitch McGovern went down with a hammy injury, which would put him out from anywhere between 4 to 12 weeks.
Whether the Crows see Otten as a McGovern replacement, or bring in someone like Menzel instead remains to be seen. He could also still be thrown back for Jake Kelly, who did play pretty decently on the weekend, but we’ve seen Otten score better as a forward, rather than a defender. Interesting team choices ahead for both SA teams.
Curtly Hampton with 67 SCPoints. Good work. Otten leading the Crows with 76!
— Barron Von Crow (@BarronVonCrow) April 8, 2017
St Kilda VS Brisbane
FWD | SC Price: $240,400
Round 3 Stats: 5 disposals, 2 marks, 5 hitouts, 33 SCPoints, 27 CKPoints
DEF/MID | SC Price: $139,800
Round 3 Stats: 8 disposals, 2 marks, 1 goal, 32 SCPoints, 36 CKPoints
MID | SC Price: $170,600
Round 3 Stats: 16 disposals, 5 marks, 10 tackles, 74 SCPoints, 91 CKPoints
MID/FWD | SC Price: $202,800
Round 3 Stats: 13 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles, 43 SCPoints, 56 CKPoints
Jake Barrett added some extra tackles and disposals to his normal tally to boost his scores up from a 50 to into the 70 range. Hopefully he can keep that up as he is occupying the M8 slot for a fair few teams at this point.
Both Hugh McCluggage and Jarrod Berry were OK on their debuts, but didn’t produce enough in Supercoach to really grab our attentions. As was the case with Logue and Balic, both Berry and McCluggage have enough weak to show off their wares, although I’d have McCluggage further down on my watch list due to his 200K starting price.
Carlton VS Essendon
DEF | SC Price: $117,300
Round 3 Stats: 15 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles, 77 SCPoints, 67 CKPoints
DEF | SC Price: $279,600
Round 3 Stats: 10 disposals, 5 marks, 7 tackles, 56 SCPoints, 67 CKPoints
DEF | SC Price: $149,900
Round 3 Stats: 5 disposals, 1 mark, 6 tackles, 48 SCPoints, 36 CKPoints
MID | SC Price: $240,900
Round 3 Stats: 17 disposals, 3 marks, 8 tackles, 1 goal, 116 SCPoints, 93 CKPoints
MID/FWD | SC Price: $135,900
Round 3 Stats: 11 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles, 36 SCPoints, 43 CKPoints
DEF/MID | SC Price: $246,500
Round 3 Stats: 12 disposals, 1 mark, 7 tackles, 62 SCPoints, 55 CKPoints
It was raining cats and dogs at the MCG on Sunday, but it didn’t seem to bother Sam Petrevski-Seton who put up a big score of 116 SCPoints. He’s slowly been building it looked, so hopefully this is a sign he’ll continue some high level form for us.
Tom Williamson also looked handy in his 1 st match, while the likes of Caleb Marchbank, Jarrod Pickett and Andrew McGrath didn’t look their best in the rain. They weren’t the only ones though, so you probably just have to chalk that up to the weather having a bigger impact on their games than normal.
Gold Coast VS Hawthorn
MID/FWD | SC Price: $196,100
Round 3 Stats: 11 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles, 43 SCPoints, 59 CKPoints
RUC | SC Price: $292,800
Round 3 Stats: 13 disposals, 1 mark, 40 hitouts, 114 SCPoints, 74 CKPoints
DEF/FWD | SC Price: $254,600
Round 3 Stats: 17 disposals, 4 marks, 1 goal, 5 tackles, 80 SCPoints, 82 CKPoints
MID/FWD | SC Price: $123,900
Round 3 Stats: 7 disposals, 3 marks, 21 SCPoints, 29 CKPoints
Jarrod Witts continues to set the pace for rookie pried ruckman, and with Max Gawn going down, will probably be a very popular trade in option this week.
Ryan Burton again had a good game, he’s becoming a very reliable member of the Hawks 22, while Jack Bowes and Teia Miles didn’t really impress at all. Both are young though, so they have plenty of time to continue to improve.
ROOKIE POWER RANKINGS
1. Andy Otten
2. Caleb Marchbank
3. Andrew McGrath
4. Curtly Hampton
5. Nic Newman
1. Sam Powell-Pepper
2. Sam Petrevski-Seton
3. Andrew McGrath
4. Jake Barrett
5. Brandan Parfitt
1. Jarrod Witts
2. Braydon Preuss
3. Nathan Vardy
1. Will Hoskin-Elliot
2. Dan Butler
3. Dan Houston
4. Riley Knight
5. Ryan Burton
AROUND THE GROUNDS
The VFL opener between Port Melbourne between the Northern Blues opened the VFL season on
the 8 th , with the Blues going down to Port Melbourne 87 to 58. The rest of the VFL matches for
Round 1 are starting from the 14 th .
Northern Blues (Carlton)
Kristian Jaksch – Jaksch kicked 2.2, along with 17 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles.
Jesse Glass-McCasker – JGM had just 5 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles.
David Cuningham – Cuningham had 21 disposals, 4 marks and 8 tackles.
Billie Smedts – Smedts had 21 disposals, 8 marks and 6 tackles.
Zac Fisher – Fisher kicked 2 goals and had 18 disposals and 5 tackles.
Matt Korcheck – Korcheck had 20 hitouts, along with 9 disposals and 2 tackles.
Harry McKay – McKay booted goal, along with 12 disposals and 5 marks.
Cameron Polson – Polson had 27 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles.
Pat Kerr – Kerr had just the 8 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles.
Andrew Gallucci – Gallucci kicked a goal and also had 10 disposals and 3 marks.
The SANFL (Remember to call it the San-Full otherwise the ghost of John Olsen will come haunt you
and privatize your electricity). On Friday night, the Port Adelaide Magpies had a 17-point loss to the
Glenelg Tigers, while on Sunday, the Adelaide Crows reserves beating Sturt by 2 points
Elliott Himmelberg – Himmelberg booted 1.2, along with 11 disposals and 5 marks.
Jordan Gallucci – Gallucci had 13 disposals, 2 marks and 8 tackles.
Dean Gore – Gore had 14 disposals, 4 marks and 4 tackles.
Harrison Wigg – Wigg had 21 disposals, 3 marks and 5 tackles.
Hugh Greenwood – Greenwood booted 2.2, along with 27 disposals, 3 marks and 9 tackles.
Myles Poholke – Poholke had 15 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles.
Matthew Signorello – The Sig had 15 disposals, 5 tackles and kicked a goal.
Ben Jarman – Jarman had 16 disposals, 5 marks, 6 tackles and booted a goal.
Reilly O’Brien – ROB collected 12 disposals, along with 4 marks, 8 tackles and 38 hitouts.
Paul Hunter – Hunter had 9 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles, 19 hitouts and a goal.
Troy Menzel – Menzel booted 2 goals, along with 16 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles.
Harry Dear – Quiet day for Dear, with just 6 disposals, 1 mark and 2 tackles.
Jonathon Beech – Beech kicked 1.1, along with 22 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles.
Riley Bonner – Bonner had just 11 disposals and 4 tackles.
Will Snelling – Snelling had 17 disposals and 11 tackles VS Glenelg.
Joe Atley – Atley had 23 disposals and like Snelling, also had 11 tackles against Glenelg.
Willem Drew – Drew had 15 disposals, 3 marks and booted a goal.
Jarrod Lienert – Lienert had 15 disposals and 5 marks.
Billy Frampton – Frampton had 10 disposals, 3 marks and 10 hitouts.
Peter Ladhams – Ladhams kicked 2.1, along with 6 disposals and 3 hitouts.
Todd Marshall – Marshall booted 2.2, with 15 disposals, 3 marks and 8 tackles.
Aidyn Johnson – Johnson had 15 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and a goal against Glenelg.
NEAFL action saw Sydney Swans reserves defeat Southport by 102 points, the UWS Giants go down
to Sydney Uni by 43 points, Gold Coast smash Redland by 92 points and Brisbane defeat the NT
Thunder by 26 points.
No stats released for this game at the time of writing.
Trent McKenzie – McKenzie had 19 disposals, 8 marks and kicked a goal.
Mackenzie Willis – Willis had 21 disposals, 5 marks, 5 tackles and 5 inside 50’s.
Jack Scrimshaw – Scrimshaw had 21 disposals, 8 marks, 2 tackles, 2 inside 50’s and 2 rebound 50’s.
Will Brodie – Brodie collected 27 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 7 inside 50’s.
Brad Scheer – Scheer had 20 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles.
Tim Mohr – Mohr had 14 disposals and 5 marks.
Harry Perryman – Perryman had 30 disposals, 3 marks, 11 tackles, 5 inside 50’s, 4 rebound 50’s and
kicked a goal.
Isaac Cumming – Cumming had 17 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles.
Zachary Sproule – Sproule booted 5.1, along with 12 disposals, 3 marks and a tackle.
Jake Stein – Stein had just 11 disposals and 5 marks.
Will Setterfield – Setterfield collected 14 disposals and 5 tackles.
Dawson Simpson – Simpson had a massive 59 hitouts, along with 13 disposals, 5 marks and 7 tackles.
Matthew Kenedy – Kennedy collected 36 disposals, 3 marks, 6 tackles, he also kicked a goal and had
5 inside 50’s.
Lachlan Tiziani – Tiziani kicked 1.1, along with 20 disposals, 7 marks and 6 tackles.
Shaun Edwards – Booted 1.1, along with 23 disposals and 8 tackles.
Brandon Jack – Led the Swans with 34 disposals, 8 marks and 2 tackles.
Tyrone Leonardis – Leonardis had 19 disposals and kicked a goal.
Darcy Cameron – Cameron had 20 disposals, 8 marks and 22 hitouts.
Samuel Fisher – Had an equal team high 34 disposals, along with 5 marks and kicked 1.1
Toby Pink – Booted 6 goals straight, along with 17 disposals and 8 marks.
Both WA sides tasted defeat in Round 4 of the WAFL, with the Peel Thunder losing to Subiaco by 15
points and East Perth going down to Clarement by 36 points, with EP now winless from their first 4
Peel Thunder (Fremantle)
Sean Darcy – Darcy had 11 disposals, 3 marks and 18 hitouts.
Luke Strnadica – Strdnadica had just 8 disposals, 2 hitouts and booted a goal.
East Perth (West Coast)
Will Schofield – Schofield had 18 disposals and 3 tackles.
Fraser McInnes – McInnes had 18 hitouts as well as 14 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles.
Paddy Brophy – Brophy had just 15 disposals and 3 marks against Claremont.
Thomas Gorter – Gorter ended with 17 disposals and 6 marks.
Francis Watson – Watson kicked a goal, along with 24 disposals, 3 marks and 5 tackles.
Malcolm Karpany – Karpany had 22 disposals and 2 marks.
Daniel Venables – The Eagles 1 st round pick this year, Venables kicked 2 goals, along with 13
disposals and 3 tackles.
Kurt Mutimer – Mutimer had 23 disposals and 7 tackles for East Perth.
Luke Partington – Had the 2 nd most disposals for EP behind Dom Sheed (who had 37), Partington had
29 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles.
Tom Lamb – Lamb kicked just 1.1, along with 8 disposals and 3 marks against Claremont.