Round 1 Perfect Line Up
With the Queen’s Cup top scorer Agustin Merlos playing, plus numbers 1 and 2 in the world Adolfo Cambiaso and Facundo Pieres, it is interesting to note that they do not feature among the top scorers from the first 2 days of Gold Cup action. The 4 matches played were all low scoring, the ceiling a respectable 34.5 but the second highest scorer at just 26.75 with the majority scoring in the mid teens. This week’s perfect line up would have earned you just 90.75 and you would have been able to afford the 3 top scorers plus Corinne Ricard, the cheapest player in the Fantasy Polo player roster for $97k.
Christian Laprida has finally come out to play after a mediocre Queen’s Cup saw him average just 19.15 with a high score of 25. Hopefully this will show an upward trend for him as well as for La Bamba de Areco who gave El Remanso a run for their money.
In the Queen’s Cup, James Harper would have been classed as a wildcard, seemingly swapping in and out of the scoring limelight with teammate James Beim each match. It was his turn this week to earn the points.
Normally a safe bet to earn you 30+ points Hilario Ulloa did not deliver this week, earning just 22.75 giving him a low 0.6 points per $1k of value. A clean game meant few penalty opportunities for Ulloa and didn’t give him a chance to shine from the penalty line with just 1 penalty in.
This week’s top patron was Corinne Ricard with 6.75 points, a field goal earning her key points alongside her team’s throw ins. Corinne was the most valuable player off her value in the Queen’s Cup earning 6.9 points per $1k of her price tag. She may be the least expensive player out there but she should not be estimated and is a pick to consider that will leave you room for those big guns with bigger price tags. It looks like she has started the tournament as she means to go on.
Ph: Cymon Skinner – People of Polo