Players to Avoid

June 30, 2017 | James Dodge

Luke Tomlinson started off the Queen’s Cup strong, but has fallen off since. His game scores show a consistent downward trend 27.5, 14.5, 14, 5.25 with just a small increase to 9 in his semi final game and 13.25 in the final. At the start of a new tournament it is worth looking elsewhere for those points, especially as in his first game of the Gold Cup he scored just 1.75 points, making him the lowest scorer of the 32 players. Gaining you an average of only 2.6 points per $1k of his value each point is costing you $1,922. This is almost double what another 6 goaler like James Beim is costing you (earning 5.83 points per $1k of value).

Juan Gris Zavaleta had a rough Queen’s Cup all round and if you take out his one 49 point performance he averaged a lowly 11.2. That being said he did show flashes of what he could do in that big 49 point game, but until he becomes a more regular high scorer I would stay away. At $27k he is $3k cheaper than his fellow 7 goaler Nic Roldan, but in this case it seems to be worth spending that little bit extra to know you’ll get more bang for your buck. The rest of the Sommelier lineup has promise with Alec White and Frederick Mannix and it will be interesting to see how they develop in this new challenge.



Ph: Gillian Hughes