So I promised this series of articles would be full of surprises and for many Grundy is a big one. Grundy burst onto the scene last year with a career best 92, immediately it appeared Dean Cox Version2 had arrived. Is 2014 the year to pounce or is it a case of second year blues for this ex basketball player?
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This bloke basically single handily sent former pie Darren Jolly packing from the club with his performances in 2013. Do you remember his round 18 debut? I do, he racked up 7 tackles a stat which is largely unheard of for a ruckmen. Grundy has phenomenal athleticism and this is all on the back of no pre-season last year. Imagine what a full preseason could do for the kid! As the season went on he improved his hit out numbers while losing none of his impact around the ground. Looks more than capable of adding anywhere from 10-20 points per game onto his average, and he could be a great money saver and generator until the bye where he could be a great cheap swap to the best performing ruck. That’s value Dreamers!
He’s really awkwardly priced, even though he is now regarded as the leading ruck choice at the Westpac Centre. He’s only played 7 games and outside of his two very impressive 90′s he only scored over 60 once. Hardly the numbers I want to be taking into my league match ups. Rucks are difficult enough to get consistency out of, and taking punt on a sub 10 games could be putting the jail in the coffin before your season begins.
In years to come Grundy will feature in everyone’s team and dominate for years much like Dean Cox has done. The kid has all the tricks to one day become an elite ruck option for DreamTeam coaches. The question is it this season? I don’t think so, with the value around of several previous premium ruck options down considerably on price I see plenty of value in previously proven performers who just had a shocker season. The kid has the talent and may just smack out scores similar to blokes priced $150,000 more than him and get you in the hunt for DT glory early.
Coming Up Tomorrow: Our #47 was a rookie selection sensation in 2012 going up $150,000 and earning us much needed coin. Enter 2013 and injury stalled his development seeing him only play 2 games. He’s back and looking fitter than ever before and most importantly priced under $200,000. Who he is? Have a guess below and let us know.
So dreamers is the new #1 Pie ruck making his way into your squad? Or do you see greater value elsewhere? Comment below and let us know.
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