Around the Grounds – Round 4 Rookie Scout Report
Hello Community and welcome to Around the Grounds for Round 4. It’s been a bit of a messy round, with some mixed scoring coming, especially from the forward area of our teams. Luckily for us we still have some options coming through that may help us going forward. So let’s go take a look and see what Round 4 provided for us!
The pies had a quality win on Friday night, taking care of the Bulldogs 78-64. Darcy Moore finished with 20 disposals, 5 marks and 8 rebound 50’s, but only managed 65 SCPoints from it. Maybe slightly disappointing given it’s his highest disposal count this year, but he also had 8 turnovers, which is about as many as he had in the previous three games combined (9). His BE is 42 this week, which he should comfortably hit, but he’s starting to get towards the upper end of what scores in the 70-80 will price him at. Still a solid piece that you should be able to put as a final upgrade option if he can keep up his average scoring pace though.
The VFL Collingwood side couldn’t replicate the form of the main one, going down to the Footscray Bulldogs 112-40. Rupert Wills (MID, $116,100) had 28 disposals, 5 marks, 6 tackles and 6 inside 50’s and Isaac Quaynor (DEF, $153,300) had 20 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and 4 rebound 50’s.
Carlton fell in the last seconds of the game, losing to the Suns 59-57. Sam Walsh continued to be the pace setter among our rookie picks and has probably already taken the mantle as the second best player at the Blues already. He had 28 disposals, 6 marks, 6 tackles, 5 inside 50’s, 7 clearances and a goal for 123 SCPoints. He gained $71,900 with that performance and with a BE of -35 he has the potential to add that much again to his price.
Will Setterfield had 16 disposals, 8 marks, 2 tackles and 8 inside 50’s, but also added 6 clangers which put his score at 54 SCPoints. He very well could be facing a suspension thanks to a dangerous tackle, he has a BE of 22 this week which he should hit if he does play however. Michael Gibbons 16 disposals, 3 marks and 54 SCPoints. Had his chances in front of goal, but kicked 3 behinds. His BE is 16 this week, which he’ll hit, but his cash generation could be coming to an end soon if he doesn’t improve his scoring.
The Northern Blues had a close win against Geelong, defeating them 68-67. Liam Stocker (MID, $126,300) had 15 disposals, 5 marks and 7 rebound 50’s and Angus Schumacher (DEF, $123,900) had 14 disposals, 3 marks and 5 rebound 50’s.
The Bombers continued their strong recent form, handing Brisbane their first loss of the year with a 112-65 win. Jordan Ridley had 17 disposals and 9 marks for 73 SCPoints. He’s just had his first price rise and gained $32,800, his BE of 17 this week should see him add another $20K-$25K if he can put up another score in the 70’s. Zac Clarke had 11 disposals, 3 marks and 9 hitouts, but 6 clangers thanks to 4 frees against put his score at 64 SCPoints. He’s on the bubble this week with a BE of -30.
Essendon’s VFL side had a bye this week, they will return on Saturday morning when they take on North Melbourne.
It was neck and neck in the second half, but Geelong fell just short at home, losing 79-75 to GWS. Charlie Constable had 16 disposals, 3 marks and 7 tackles for 60 SCPoints. Tom Atkins had 14 disposals, 6 marks, 4 tackles and 68 SCPoints while Jordan Clark had just 7 disposals, 4 marks and 2 rebound 50’s for 53 SCPoints. Gryan Miers added 12 disposals, 5 marks and a goal for 65 SCPoints and Mark O’Connor had 13 disposals, 7 marks and 2 tackles for 56 SCPoints.
Constable still has a BE in the negative territory at -4, so he’ll keep for a bit longer. Atkins BE has risen to 4 this week, Clark has seen his push up to 15 and Miers is at -1, with O’Connor facing a big BE of 64. The first 4 are all safe in their spots for now with no immediate moves being needed for any of them.
Geelong’s VFL side had a narrow 68-67 loss to the Northern Blues on Sunday. Oscar Brownless (MD, $117,300) kicked 2.2 with 20 disposals, 3 marks and 2 inside 50’s, Darcy Fort (RUC, $117,300) also kicked 2.2 with 10 disposals, 5 marks and 7 hitouts.
Hawthorn lead for the majority of the game, but a slow 4th quarter again cost them, losing to St Kilda 74-69. Jack Scrimshaw had a great game with 23 disposals and 8 marks for 98 SCPoints. That’s pushed his BE to -13, so he should have a good couple of weeks of cash generation while the 98 remains in his rolling average. James Cousins finished with 24 disposals, 9 inside 50’s and 5 clearances for 75 SCPoints. His BE is 37 this week.
The Box Hill Hawks had a big 100-59 win over Sandringham in the VFL. Conor Glass (DEF, $210,100) had 22 disposals, 5 marks and 5 tackles, Harrison Jones (DEF, $123,900) had 22 disposals, 5 tackles and a goal and Jackson Ross (FWD, $123,900) kicked 3.1 with 16 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles.
Melbourne recorded their first win of 2019, defeating Sydney 100-78. Marty Hore was a late addition and was solid with 20 disposals, 9 marks and 8 rebound 50’s for 86 SCPoints. Jayden Hunt had a big game with 13 disposals, 2 goals and 7 tackles for 110 SCPOints, Braydon Preuss played his first AFL game for the Demons and had 11 disposals, 13 hitouts and 2 goals for 76 SCPoints. Corey Wagner had 10 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles for 59 SCPoints and Sam Weideman finished with 9 disposals, 3 marks and a goal for 75 SCPoints.
Hore is on the bubble this week still priced at $117,300. He has a BE of -75, I would assume he’d keep his spot in the side after that performance, so he could be a viable trade in option this week.
The Casey Demons had a 119-65 win over North Melbourne in the VFL. Tom Sparrow (MID, $117,300) had 19 disposals, 3 marks and 7 tackles and Declan Kielty (DEF, $123,900) kicked 1.1 with 14 disposals, 7 marks and 7 tackles.
North Melbourne had their first win of the year, with a 71-59 win against Adelaide. Luke Davies-Uniacke finished with 17 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles for 60 SCPoints. He’s popped up over $300K now, but had a higher starting price and is facing a BE of 53, with scores of 64 and 60 in his last two games. He should hit his BE this week, but with that Round 2 score of 118 SCPoints rolling out his average soon he’ll need to produce another good game if he’s to make any more real money. Tarryn Thomas also played and he had 8 disposals, 2 marks and 4 tackles for 41 SCPoints. He had a minor price rise of $9,600 and his BE is 30 this week. Doesn’t look like he’ll produce much this year.
North Melbourne’s VFL side had a 119-65 loss to the Casey Demons. Nick Larkey (FWD, $123,900) kicked 3 goals with 8 disposals, 3 marks and 9 hitouts.
Richmond had a gutsy win away from home, defeating Port Adelaide 99-92. Liam Baker had his first AFL game of 2019 and produced 17 disposals, 3 marks and a goal for 91 SCPoints. Shai Bolton also played his first AFL game of 2019 and had 11 disposals, 5 tackles and a goal for 75 SCPoints. Sydney Stack had 11 disposals and 5 marks for 40 SCPoints and Jack Ross made his AFL debut with 25 disposals, 4 marks, 5 tackles and 4 clearances for 87 SCPoints. A good debut, but as we just saw with Sydney Stack, don’t trade in a rookie off the back of one good game. Noah Balta also played and had 10 disposals, 3 marks and 5 hitouts for 14 SCPoints. He’s now lost $4,200 on his starting price and has a BE of 25, which you’d think he could hit, but that’s not a guarantee with him unfortunately.
Richmonds VFL side had a 92-49 win against Port Melbourne. Fraser Turner (MID, $117,300) had 22 disposals, 4 marks, 5 inside 50’s and 4 rebound 50’s, Patrick Naish (DEF, $123,900) finished with 19 disposals, 7 marks and 2 behinds and Mabior Chol (FWD, $102,400) kicked 2.2 with 13 disposals, 8 marks and 4 hitouts.
The Saints continue to be a bit of a surprise packet this year, notching up their third win with a 74-69 victory over Hawthorn. Callum Wilkie had 21 disposals, 3 marks and 3 rebound 50’s for 112 SCPoints. He’s still not completely out of touch priced at $214,000 and has a BE of -42 this week, though his scoring has been a bit inconsistent so far. Matthew Parker spent some time in the rooms which limited him to 66% ToG and he had 5 disposals and 4 marks for 32 SCPoints. He has a BE of 46 this week with scores of 47 and 32 over his last two games, if he can score back in the 60’s over the next fortnight that BE will go back down to single digit territory by Round 7. Josh Battle had 16 disposals, 7 marks and 6 rebound 50’s for 59 SCPoints and Ben Paton played his first AFL game of the year and had 15 disposals, 3 marks and 52 SCPoints.
The Sandringham Zebras lost to the Box Hill Hawks 100-59 in the VFL. Nick Hind (MID, $117,300) had 39 disposals, 9 marks, 2 tackles and a goal and Doultan Langlands (MID/FWD, $123,900) had 20 disposals, 5 marks and 7 tackles.
The Bulldogs got in front in the 4th quarter, but just couldn’t hang on, losing to Collingwood 78-64. Bailey Smith had 13 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and a goal for 75 SCPoints. His BE is -9 this week and he’s really started to hit some decent form after a shaky debut, with a 3 round average currently sitting at 76 SCPoints.
Footscray had a big 112-40 win in their VFL match against Collingwood. Lukas Webb (FWD, $249,200) had 28 disposals, 10 marks and kicked 2.3 and Rhylee West (MID, $117,300) kicked 2 goals with 16 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles.
Adelaide were again largely unimpressive, going down to North Melbourne 71-59 in the Roos first win of the season. Chayce Jones had just 3 disposals, 1 mark and 1 behind, but was benched after the first quarter due to concussion. I think he’ll likely be back in the SANFL this week if he recovers. Reilly O’Brien had 16 disposals, 6 marks, 5 tackles and 14 hitouts, but 4 frees against hit him for a score of 84 SCPoints. He too likely finds himself back in the SANFL with Sam Jacobs return imminent, but currently has a BE of -89. Finally, Myles Poholke had 15 disposals, 6 marks and 2 tackles for 62 SCPoints, also likely back in the SANFL next week.
Things were slightly better for the reserves side, having a 100-77 win over Woodsville West-Torrens. Patrick Wilson (MID, $147,700) had 42 disposals, 11 marks, 5 clearances and 10 inside 50’s, Lachlan Sholl (DEF, $117,300) had 25 disposals, 9 marks and 6 inside 50’s while Tyson Stengle (FWD, $123,900) kicked 2.5 with 15 disposals and 4 marks.
It was a back and forth battle, but the Power just fell short of grabbing the W, losing to Richmond 99-92. Xavier Duursma had 17 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles for 73 SCPoints. His BE is 0 this week, so unless he totally stinks up the joint to unprecedented levels he’ll still make some more cash this week. Willem Drew was better this week with 16 disposals, 5 marks and a goal for 61 SCPoints. He had 4 clangers thanks to 4 frees against, but it does look like his scoring is going to take a dip with Wines back in the side. His BE is 36 this week, but that should lower next week once the Round 3 score of 36 rolls out his average. Connor Rozee had 12 disposals, 4 tackles and 4 clangers for 53 SCPoints. His BE is 10 this week, which could jump up to the 60 range next week once the Round 3 score of 116 is out of his rolling average. Finally, Zak Butters had 11 disposals, 6 marks and 4 clangers for 23 SCPoints. His BE is 48, but should lower to the 30 range by Round 7 once this score is out his rolling average provided he can get some scores in the 60-70 range over the next fortnight.
The Port Adelaide Magpies had a 107-86 win against the reigning SANFL premiers North Adelaide. Surprise surprise, Jack Trengove (MID, $235,600) was the main ball winner for Port, collecting 35 disposals, 14 marks and 3 tackles. Kai Pudney (MID, $102,400) had 33 disposals and 9 marks and Peter Ladhams (RUC, $123,900) kicked 2 goals with 21 disposals, 6 marks and 17 hitouts.
1.9 at the end of the half was a hurdle too much to overcome for the Dockers, who won the 2nd half, but fell short to West Coast in the WA derby, losing 69-56. Lachlan Schultz returned to the AFL side and had 8 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles for 36 SCPoints. He had a $25,000 price rise, but already has a BE of 13.
The WAFL derby (Sounds like a breakfast disaster or something) also occurred with the Peel Thunder losing to West Coast 77-50. Tom North (MID, $123,900) led the Thunder with 28 disposals, 4 marks and 7 tackles while Mitch Crowden (FWD, $234,000) had 26 disposals, 4 marks and 8 tackles and Luke Valente (MID, $117,300) played his first game of the year and had 19 disposals, 2 marks and 6 tackles.
West Coast only managed 4 goals in the 2nd half, but had done enough in the 1st to still take a 69-56 win over Fremantle in the Perth derby. Josh Rotham had 17 disposals and 7 marks for 98 SCPoints. He’s on the bubble this week @ $123,900 in defence with a BE of -82. One score of 50 and one score of 98, makes it hard to judge him at this stage. Oscar Allen finished with 8 disposals, 4 marks and kicked 1.2 for 58 SCPoints and Jack Petruccelle did all his work in the first quarter, with 2 goals
The Eagles one the first WAFL Derby, defeating the Peel Thunder 77-50. Matthew Allen (MID/FWD, $123,900) had 25 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles and Hamish Brayshaw (MID, $123,900) had 22 disposals, 4 marks and 8 tackles.
New South Wales
The Giants had a quality win on Saturday, defeating Geelong in Geelong 79-75. Brent Daniels had 12 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles for 63 SCPoints.
The UWS Giants had a big loss in the NEAFL, losing to Brisbane 130-35. Jackson Hately (MID, $148,800) had 27 disposals and 7 maarks and Zach Sproule (MID/FWD, $123,900) kicked 2 goal with 15 disposals and 6 marks.
The Swans were competitive in the first half, but Melbourne clamped down on them in the 2nd with Sydney losing to Melbourne 100-78.Nick Blakey had 5 disposals, 1 mark and 1 tackle for 31 SCPoints while Justin McInerney had his AFL debut and finished with 1 disposal and 2 tackles for 21 SCPoints, with only 56% ToG.
Sydney had a 110-72 win over the Gold Coast in their Round 2 NEAFL matchup. James Rowbottom (MID, $117,300) kicked 3 goals with 26 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and 6 inside 50’s. Darcy Cameron (RUC, $135,700) had 17 disposals, 7 marks, 25 hitouts and 2 goals and James Bell (MID/FWD, $123,900) had 26 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and a goal.
Brisbane had their first loss of the year, losing to Essendon 112-65. Lincoln McCarthy finished with 12 disposals, 3 marks and a goal for 40 SCPoints. He’s almost doubled his ownership percentage since the start of the season, but has a BE of 58 heading into this week.
Brisbane had a huge 130-35 win over the UWS Giants in their NEAFL match. Corey Lyons (MID, $123,900) led the Lions with 29 disposals, 6 marks and a goal and Toby Wooler (FWD, $123,900) had 25 disposals, 11 marks and 6 inside 50’s.
It wasn’t pretty, but it was gutsy and the Suns continued to defy expectations, taking their third win in four games, defeating Carlton 59-57. Sam Collins again had some strong intercept play with 12 disposals and 5 marks for 87 SCPoints. He looked like a shaky buy after Round 1, but has produced a 3 round average of 84 since then and has a BE of -3 this week. Charlie Ballard had 16 disposals and 5 marks for 48 SCPoints, Chris Burgess had 6 disposals and 2 marks for 30 SCPoints. His BE is 27, but hasn’t really set the world on fire as a selection and now has Josh Corbett pushing for a spot also. Jack Lukosius finished with 6 disposals, 1 mark and 6 tackles for 29 SCPoints and Wil Powell had just 4 disposals for 11 SCPoints, but only had 34% ToG after being left dazed after a heavy tackle from Will Setterfield.
The Suns reserves side lost to Sydney 110-72 in their NEAFL match. Josh Corbett (FWD, $123,900) kicked 3.3 with 18 disposals and 10 marks and Tom Nicholls (RUC, $224,000) had 19 disposals, 3 marks, 35 hitouts and a goal.
TOP 5 UNDER $250K
- Josh Rotham – 77.0 SCPoints – $123,900
- Marty Hore – 72.0 SCPoints – $117,300
- Xavier Duursma – 71.0 SCPoints – $238,400
- Callum Wilkie – 68.8 SCPoints – $214,000
- Jordan Clark – 63.3 SCPoints – $227,300
- Jack Ross – 87.0 SCPoints – $117,300
- Sydney Stack – 74.0 SCPoints – $102,400
- Willem Drew – 72.5 SCPoints – $227,100
- Xavier Duursma – 71.0 SCPoints – $238,400
- Zak Butters – 62.3 SCPoints – $242,400
- Reilly O’Brien – 84.5 SCPoints – $136,800
- Braydon Preuss – 76.0 SCPoints – $239,900
- Zac Clarke – 56.5 SCPoints – $142,600
- Liam Baker – 91.0 SCPoints – $162,100
- Shai Bolton – 75.0 SCPoints – $146,600
- Willem Drew – 72.5 SCPoints – $227,100
- Matthew Parker – 63.8 SCPoints – $213,000
- Gryan Miers – 63.5 SCPoints – $227,400
And that’s it for me this week, as usual whack your comments in the selection below or hit me up on the Twitters @BarronVonCrow. Seeya next week!