Analysis How many live picks will your club take to the draft?

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Miguel Sanchez

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I've done this in past years, there's an extra degree of difficulty this year with the changes to list sizes but let's give it a go anyway. Please let me know of any errors.

Senior list size in 2021: maximum of 38 (minimum of 36). Clubs are only required to take one live pick this year.

Adelaide
Starting list size: 38
Out: 9 (Gibbs retired, Hartigan, Atkins, BCrouch trade/FA, Gallucci, Knight, Poholke delisted, Mackay, Davis demoted)
In: 1 (Hinge DFA)
Current senior list: 30 players
Live picks: 8 (1, 9, 22, 23, 40, 80, 98, 116) - likely to draft five, leave a spot open for Hately in the PSD and go in with 36 seniors
Current rookies: 5 Cat A’s (Butts, Davis, Keays, Mackay, Strachan)

Brisbane
Starting list size: 40
Out: 9 (Christensen retired, Martin, Witherden traded, Wooller, Cox, Hinge delisted, Birchall, Ballenden, Mathieson demoted)
In: 3 (Daniher, Cockatoo trade/FA, Fullarton upgraded)
Current senior list: 34 players
Live picks: 4 (25, 53, 58, 63) - also have 68, 69 which they can use for points
Current rookies: 4 Cat A’s (Ballenden, Birchall, Mathieson, ASmith), 2 Cat B’s (Madden, Uosis)

Carlton
Starting list size: 39
Out: 9 (Simpson, Kreuzer retired, Lang, Macreadie, O'Dwyer, Polson, BSilvagni delisted, Kennedy, Betts demoted)
In: 4 (Williams, Saad, Fogarty trade/FA, Gibbons upgraded)
Current senior list: 34 players
Live picks: 4 (31, 38, 78, 105) - probably likely to only use two
Current rookies: 4 Cat A’s (Betts, Cottrell, Honey, Kennedy), 1 Cat B (Owies)

Collingwood
Starting list size: 38
Out: 10 (Reid, Varcoe, Beams, Langdon retired, Stephenson, Bosenavulagi, Treloar, Phillips traded, Scharenberg, Wills delisted)
In: 2 (Mihocek, Madgen upgraded)
Current senior list: 30 players
Live picks: 8 (14, 16, 65, 70, 75, 92, 110, 128) - will probably only take six
Current rookies: 2 Cat A’s (Keane, Noble), 2 Cat B’s (Tohill, Wilson)

Essendon
Starting list size: 39
Out: 10 (Bellchambers, McKenna retired, Daniher, Saad, Fantasia trade/FA, Begley, Gown, Mutch delisted, Clarke, Gleeson demoted)
In: 3 (Caldwell, Hind, Wright traded)
Current senior list: 32 players
Live picks: 6 (6, 7, 8, 44, 77, 85) - probably only take four
Current rookies: 4 Cat A’s (Clarke, Gleeson, McQuillan, Snelling), 2 Cat B’s (McBride, Hird)

Fremantle
Starting list size: 38
Out: 6 (Hogan traded, Matera, McCarthy delisted, Bewley, Schultz, Banfield demoted)
In: 0
Current senior list: 32 players
Live picks: 6 (12, 32, 55, 56, 63, 104) - unlikely to use them all.
Current rookies: 5 Cat A’s (Hughes, Watson, Bewley, Schultz, Banfield), 1 Cat B (Thomas)

Geelong
Starting list size: 40
Out: 8 (Ablett, Taylor, Steven retired, Cockatoo, Fogarty traded, Kennerley, Parsons, Tarca delisted)
In: 3 (Cameron, Higgins, Smith trade/FA)
Current senior list: 35 players
Live picks: 3 (51, 96, 114) - unlikely to use all of them, may possibly only use one.
Current rookies: 4 Cat A’s (Atkins, Brownless, Close, Henderson), 2 Cat B’s (Okunbor, Tsapatolis)

Gold Coast
Starting list size: 40
Out: 10 (Hanley, Horlin-Smith, Miles retired, Wright traded, CEllis, Joyce delisted, Harbrow, Hombsch, Murdoch, Smith demoted)
In: 4 (Atkins, Markov trade/FA, Budarick, Holman upgraded)
Current senior list: 34 players
Live picks: 4 (5, 27, 76, 94) - have said they will only take one pick so may move 27 out for a future pick, add some zone selections, also rumoured to be taking Townsend as a DFA
Current rookies: 7 Cat A’s (Harbrow, Hombsch, Murdoch, Smith, Rosas, Conroe, Murtagh), 2 Cat B’s (Towey, Oea). Believe they’re allowed a total of 49 players. Also Fox had Rosas listed as an elevation but other sources don’t.

GWS
Starting list size: 38
Out: 10 (Jacobs retired, Cameron, Williams, Corr, Caldwell, Langdon trade/FA, Shaw, Hately delisted, Buntine, Lloyd demoted)
In: 3 (Hogan, Preuss traded, Buckley upgraded)
Current senior list: 31 players
Live picks: 7 (10, 13, 15, 20, 26, 88, 106) - probably take five, may use one spot on Savage as a DFA
Current rookies: 5 Cat A’s (Buntine, Lloyd, Mumford, Reid, Stein), 1 Cat B (Brown)

Hawthorn
Starting list size: 38
Out: 9 (Stratton, Puopolo, Henderson, Glass retired, Smith FA, Ross, Walker, Frawley delisted, Moore demoted)
In: 3 (Hartigan, Phillips traded, Jiath promoted)
Current senior list: 32 players
Live picks: 6 (4, 24, 45, 46, 49, 72)
Current rookies: 5 Cat A’s (Norplant, Greaves, Jeka, Moore, Reeves), 1 Cat B (Pepper)

Melbourne
Starting list size: 38
Out: 7 (Kolodjashnij retired, Hannan, Preuss traded, OMcDonald, JWagner delisted, Nietschke, Jordon demoted)
In: 2 (Brown traded, Lockhart upgraded)
Current senior list: 33 players
Live picks: 5 (18, 19, 28, 50, 89) - unlikely to use them all

North Melbourne
Starting list size: 40
Out: 13 (Brown, Higgins traded, Ahern, Crocker, Daw, Durdin, Jacobs, MacMillan, Pittard, Williams, Wood, Vickers-Willis delisted, WWalker demoted)
In: 4 (Corr, Stephenson, Bosenavulagi, Young trade/FA)
Current senior list: 31 players
Live picks: 7 (2, 11, 30, 39, 71, 81, 99) - not sure they use them all

Port Adelaide
Starting list size: 38
Out: 6 (Ebert, Watts, Westhoff retired, Atley, Buzza, Patmore delisted)
In: 2 (Aliir, Fantasia traded)
Current senior list: 34 players
Live picks: 4 (35, 47, 57, 59) - unlikely to use all, but will use points on later picks to match a bid on Jones. May only add Jones and Schofield

Richmond
Starting list size: 38
Out: 6 (Rance retired, Higgins, Markov traded, English, Turner delisted, Miller demoted)
In: 1 (Baker upgraded)
Current senior list: 33 players
Live picks: 5 (17, 36, 61, 79, 97) - unlikely to use them all

St Kilda
Starting list size: 39
Out: 9 (Brown retired, Hind traded, Savage, Parker, Phillips, Abbott, Austin delisted, Joyce, Clavarino demoted)
In: 4 (Crouch, Higgins, McKernan trade/FA, Frawley DFA)
Current senior list: 34 players
Live picks: 4 (21, 64, 67, 74)

Sydney
Starting list size: 38
Out: 7 (Aliir traded, Foot, Stoddart, Thurlow, ETaylor delisted, Gray, Fox demoted)
In: 2 (Hickey traded, Amartey upgraded)
Current senior list: 33 players
Live picks: 5 (3, 34, 37, 43, 48) - also have 60 for points, may just end up taking Campbell, Gulden and whoever goes at pick 3.

West Coast
Starting list size: 38
Out: 6 (Schofield retired, Hickey traded, Jetta, Watson, Venables delisted, Hutchings demoted)
In: 3 (Langdon, Witherden traded, Edwards upgraded)
Current senior list: 35 players
Live picks: 3 (62, 86, 91) - may only use one.
Current rookies: 4 Cat A’s (Ah Chee, Hutchings, Jones)

Bulldogs
Starting list size: 40
Out: 9 (Dickson retired, Gowers, Greene, Lynch, Porter, Suckling, Trengove, Cavarra, Hayes delisted)
In: 3 (Treloar, Martin, Hannan traded)
Current senior list: 34 players
Live picks: 4 (29, 33, 41, 42) - also have 52, 54 for points for Ugle-Hagan bids
 
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JasRulz63

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With the ability to move two players from the senior to rookie list without going through the draft, I suspect a decent amount of spots are going to open up.

In Brisbane's case, we have 0 senior list and 2 rookie list spots. If delist Cox and move two senior listed players to the rookie list, that would open up the two draft picks we'd plan to use (ideally pick 25 and then matching a bid for Coleman). The third spot has currently been earmarked for upgrading Fullarton.
 

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Lore

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Starting list size: 39
Out: 10 (Bellchambers, McKenna retired, Daniher, Saad, Fantasia trade/FA, Begley, Gown, Mutch delisted, Clarke, Gleeson demoted)
In: 3 (Caldwell, Hind, Wright traded)
Live picks: 6 (6, 7, 8, 44, 77, 85) - unlikely to use all of them, may upgrade Snelling.
McKernan - not offered a contract and then left via free agency

We have two NGA prospects so it will most likely be 6, 7, 8 + Brand and Eyre.

It seems likely that we would go with a shorter senior list and more rookie spots in case of any sliders. If we go to 38 seniors there won’t be room for more rookies as we already have 4 category A including Snelling, McBride, Gleeson and Clarke.
 

Stamos

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Carlton now have 4 senior list spots open.
I figure it's unlikely that we use 4 picks in the ND, but who knows?
 

Joao

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Pretty sure Freo is sitting with 33 Contracted main list with Schultz, Bewley and Banfield uncontracted. Expecting Schultz to be main list and Bewley to be rookied. Not 100% on Banfield he may be training over summer for his spot.

5-6 list spots

3/4 in the ND
1/2 Rookie (possibly 3 if Banfield gets delisted)
1 Cat B NGA (or 2 if Thomas gets delisted)
 

kreglze

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We don't know who is being pre-listed from our academy just yet. I suspect we are only taking 1 pick this season which will be 5. 37 has already been turned into a pick next year, can see something similar happening to 27 as well.
 

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Miguel Sanchez

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Pretty sure Freo is sitting with 33 Contracted main list with Schultz, Bewley and Banfield uncontracted. Expecting Schultz to be main list and Bewley to be rookied. Not 100% on Banfield he may be training over summer for his spot.

5-6 list spots

3/4 in the ND
1/2 Rookie (possibly 3 if Banfield gets delisted)
1 Cat B NGA (or 2 if Thomas gets delisted)
Channel Seven guys are saying Bewley and Schultz both offered rookie contracts, not sure about Banfield.
 

Mitchell54

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A correction to be made about Hawthorn. Glass retired. Nash is still on the list.
 

Joao

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Apparently Hughes, Bewley, Schultz and Banfield will all be on our rookie list as will Thomas as Cat B.

As it stands, going into the draft we will have

32 main list
5 Cat A
1 Cat B

Bell said we wanted 6 rookies so we will be picking 4 in the ND and 1 extra rookie. Suspect we might use the rookie spot in the SSP though.

Haddow and C.Walker fighting it out for 2nd Cat B.
 
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the Ziebull

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Miguel Sanchez are u able to break down the current list sizes in the op to mention how many on the senior list and also how many on the rookie list atm?
 
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Shinboner1

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North has lost 14 this year and brought in 4.
Original 11 and then EVW delisted this friday, brown and higgins traded.
Corr, Atu, Stevo and Young brought in.
 

Chaisa

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North has lost 14 this year and brought in 4.
Original 11 and then EVW delisted this friday, brown and higgins traded.
Corr, Atu, Stevo and Young brought in.
Some of those 11 were rookie listed though, so they don't count for these purposes.
 

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