I reckon there's lots to like.... this is his 5th year in the system. He'll play on the ball but can be selected as a forward. He was a high (5) draft pick (Clayton Oliver went at 4). Price is affected by a 26 in round 20 last year (was at that game but can't remember what happened to him).Whats everyone's thoughts on Parish? He was able to score well at times last year, could he be an option up forward, or a little bit too risky?
Parish averaged 89 last season excluding that 26. Should push into the mid 90s you would hope. I’m keen on him. What specific mid role do you think he plays?I reckon there's lots to like.... this is his 5th year in the system. He'll play on the ball but can be selected as a forward. He was a high (5) draft pick (Clayton Oliver went at 4). Price is affected by a 26 in round 20 last year (was at that game but can't remember what happened to him).
He's been improving by 4-5 ppg every year.... if he continued that pattern, that would only have him at around 90ppg, which isn't quite enough. He had 6 hundreds last year and a couple in the 90s, and it did feel that his consistency was improving.
@Happyracoon would argue that his improvement last year was better than it looked because of the injury affected game (26), so that's worth keeping in mind. Have to remember as well that improvement isn't linear (think I have the correct term) and we can sometimes see spikes (which I suppose the fantasy community calls a break out). Going just by the eye test, Parish improved a lot last year. I wonder what history say about 5th year players? I don't doubt his class by the way, just his sizeParish is another one I'm unsure about.
According to the Prospectus he "has recorded almost identical numbers in every season."
According to my research his TOG has been much the same: relatively low, and relatively consistent, across every season - around the high 70% range.
Last year in 20 games: 3 games 80-84%; 2 games high 60% range; 14 games in the 70% range. [I'm ignoring his one injury-affected game.]
His first year 2016 in 20 games: 5 games in the 80% range with a high of 87%; 3 games high 60% range; 12 games in the 70% range.
Can/will his TOG can be lifted to above 80%?
Other Essendon "mids" last year: Heppell - 82.8%; Zaharakis - 81.9%; Merrett - 77.1%; Shiel - 78.5%; McGrath - 77.7%; Langford - 76.7%
In comparison, here are some other fwd/mids from last year: Ablett - 87.9%; T Kelly - 84.6%; Dusty - 83.4%; Heeney - 82.6%; Gresham - 81.6%; Worpel - 79.6%.
On the plus side is that, even with consistent stat.s and TOG across his career, Parish has improved his SC numbers by 4-5 points every year - as @keffa has pointed out.
Why? And can he do it again?
Agree with a lot of what you posted.I'm with @Lowrider on Greenwood: not sure what to think.
Will he play mid? hff?
He was 4th behind Sloane and the Crouch bros. in CBA attendance according to the Draft Doctors' stat.s: rnd.18 - 11; rnd.17 - 11; rnd.16 - 13; rnd.15 - 7. [When Gibbs was still in the side.]
The Suns ran a lot of players through the mid-field and the CBA attendance varied from week to week.
Rnd.22: Witts - 24; Fiorini - 20; Swallow - 17; Horlin-Smith - 14, Miller - 13; Lemens - 9. Macpherson - 6
Rnd.21: Witts - 30; Miller - 25; Swallow - 20; Lemens - 13; Bowes - 12; Hanley - 12; Fiorini - 8
Rnd.20: Witts - 24; Miller - 22; Swallow - 17; Lemens - 16; Miles - 10; Macpherson - 8; Bowes - 6; Fiorini - 4
Rnd.19: Witts - 33; Lemens - 25; Swallow - 22; Miller - 19; Macpherson - 13; Miles - 12; Fiorini - 11
Rnd.18: Witts - 27; Lemens - 25; Swallow - 18; Fiorini - 13; Brodie - 12; Miller - 9; Macpherson - 9
That looks to me like a team/coach still figuring out their best CBA combination.
Greenwood wins CPs at will but his UPs are way down. That is much like the Suns as a whole. From what I have heard the Suns were top-2 for CPs last year but botton-2 for UPs. [I have yet to receive my Prospectus so I might have to change that.]
So he joins a team that values what he is good at but that already has many similar players.
Sun's interest me greatly this year. I think in 2019 they were getting slaughtered when the opposition got the ball on the outside. So they tried to keep it in tight and contested for as long as possible. Hence why their UP were terrible but their CP were so good. I'm sure it affected their SC scores as well.Agree with a lot of what you posted.
However, the Suns were vastly depleted toward the end of the year. We were giving lots of different guys a round through centre square late to. see what they. could do. ie Lemmens, in particular. Not sure we can take much stock into the last 5-6 rounds.
Brodie - injured from
Ainsworth - missing Rounds 11-19
Bowes - missing Rd 12-19
Brodie - missing 19-23
Powell - Missing 17-23
I'd say the main centre square rotation will be between Swallow, Bowes, Greenwood, Fiorini, Miller, Rowell, Weller
Guys who are fringe 22 or will step in occasionally from other positions - Macpherson, Anderson, Miles, Rankine, Ainsworth, Brodie, Lemmens,
Fair bit to go around, particularly with a number of those players not overly versatile.
Sun's interest me greatly this year. I think in 2019 they were getting slaughtered when the opposition got the ball on the outside. So they tried to keep it in tight and contested for as long as possible. Hence why their UP were terrible but their CP were so good. I'm sure it affected their SC scores as well.
Would expect the inclusions and another preseason into the young players will change that in 2020. But, it's not Greenwood I'm watching so much.
Bowes is a real talent. He averaged 106 over the first month with a low score of 98. Over 80% TOG every game too. After that his scoring dropped as the Sun's struggled and so did his TOG. A competitive Sun's might see him pushing 100+ at just $411k. Shame he's mid-only and therefore nearly impossible to pick.
Weller on the other hand, is DEF eligible. Avg of 88.6 and scored 90+ in 10/17 games. Reckon he's well positioned to add another 5-10 points to his average and push into the top 10 defenders this year.
A bit worried with the news footage of Gawn in a knee brace. He hopes to play round one, but I might look at other ruck options.
Personally I think you have to take the good rookies wherever they present, so if that happens to be the midfield, then so be it. Having said that, there are so many midfield guns at the moment that I'd love in my team.What structure are ppl going with at the moment? As much as I’d like 5 guns in the midfield it looks like there will be a number of really good rookie options there. I don’t think I’m going Grundy and Gawn either which obviously frees up cash. Thoughts?