David Mundy – Deck of Dream Team 2013

deckofdt_mundyName: David Mundy
Club: Fremantle
Position: Midfield
Assistant Coach 2013 Price: $451,800
Bye Round: 11
2012 Average: 87.7
2012 Games Played: 20
Predicted Average: 95

Why Should I Pick Him?

Mundy is one of Fremantle’s key midfielders and he has the pedigree to score very well.   Last year he was coming back after an injury interupted 2011 season.  He missed the first two games of the season and then copped a green vest in the third round and scored 49.  He also had a red vest in round 17 with a 57.  If you take those two games out of the equation then he averaged 91.5.  In his last 5 games he had a nice run of 121, 73, 130, 125 and 111.  This clearly showed that he grew in match fitness and confidence as the season went on.

In his previous seasons he had averages of 79, 89 and 96 (in his injury year) before last years 87.  So there is evidence that he was improving and he is certainly one of the most dangerous Fremantle midfielders.  Last year he had an average of 22 disposals of which nearly 14 of them were kicks which is good for us DT’ers.

His injury in 2011 was a broken leg, so it isn’t like a soft tissue injury that is likely to re-occur.  It was a freak accident so I am not concerned injury wise with the Docker midfielder.  2012 wasn’this best statistic wise, however, a full preseason for him leading into the 2013 season should see him head back to that 96 that he achieved before his was struck with that broken leg in 2011.

One of the biggest advantages that he has over the rest of competition is that he has the big 211 monalith Sandilands feeding him first use of the ball the majority of the time!  Another thing that is going to help him is that the more time that Matthew Pavlich spends in the midfield then the less attention he is going to get.  So if Pav, Barlow and Pearce are going to get the best taggers, this could leave Mundy out there to just rack up the possessions.  It is a very similar situation that Dayne Beams found himself in last year with all the talent around the Collingwood midfield.

Why Shouldn’t I Pick Him?

One of the main reasons that I would be wary of Mundy is the ever increasing midfield quality at Freo.  The main one of course being our best mate Michael Barlow.  Now they have added Danyle Pearce from Port Adelaide and they have said that he will be one of their main midfield players.  Throw in there Nat Fyfe and there are quite a few guys to spread the points amongst, however, as we have seen at Collingwood there is no reason that all of these guys can’t all get some good points.

One area that he doesn’t match other midfielders in is his goal scoring.  Across his career he has only been averaging around a half a goal a game.  If with the bolstering of the Freo midfield and a fully fit Barlow and Fyfe he may be able to float forward to try and get a few more goals.

Deck of DT Rating

Queen.  Mundy is a quality player who is going to get his points.  He will be a steady flow of points for your team and is not at a super premo price.  With a full pre season under his belt this year there is no reason as to why he can’t get back onto the path that he was on before his injury.  When he was last fully fit with a full preseason he won the Fremantle B&F.  I see no reason why he can’t get back to that in 2013.

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23 Comments

  • Good write up Dunny but not in consideration for me. If I was going to go that awkward priced midfielder it might be Fyfe.

    • Still have injury concerns with Fyfe. I think that Mundy is going to score better.

      • there should be no more injury concerns with Fyfe in regards to his shoulder. His last surgery was a latarjet stabilisation…. low recurrence rate. most NFL players return to full contact after 3 months with no repeated dislocations….. Fyfe returned after three and didnt have any issues last year

  • Great read Dunny!! He is locked in at M5 along with Ablett, Swan, Boyd and Pendles! I’m sure he’ll be a pretty popular pick this year. If you take out his 2 in 2011 he actually averaged 104 and there is no reason why he shouldn’t do that again!

    • Wow that is a stacked midfield. Got any cash left?

      • Because i’ve decide to only have 3 premo’s in Defense (because of all the rookies in the position) i can spend a little more on my Midfield. Plus i have Broughts up forward so when a rookie back is maxed out i’ll switch broughts down back and get a fwd rather than a backmen.

        • This is what it looks like:

          TEAM NAME: Dream Team Trial
          DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, P. Hanley, J. Pittard, B. Goodes, J. Thurlow (L. Stevenson, D. Terlich)
          MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, M. Boyd, S. Pendlebury, D. Mundy, J. Lonergan, K. Mitchell, B. Crouch (J. O’Meara, J. Viney)
          RUC: T. Goldstein, M. Leuenberger (S. O’hAilpin, B. Grundy)
          FWD: D. Cox, T. Rockliff, M. Robinson, G. Broughton, C. Sylvia, B. Macaffer (B. Staker, T. Lee)
          CASH LEFT: $91,000

  • Toss up between Fyfe, Gaff and Mundy for me. Taking one of them, probably Gaff at this stage. Fyfe is only injury concerns will monitor his pre-season. Mundy certainly one to keep an eye on though.

  • Great write up Dunny but at this stage he’s a no for me based on my dire cash flow situation and the fact he’s coached by R Lyon.

  • I see there is a bit of caution here and on Twitter about Mundy because he plays for R Lyon. I don’t see that as an issue for this guy as he is not a lockdown player candidate. I don’t think he has that side to his game and he is more likely to get the opposite role and that is, go and get a kick and make the play, let someone else follow you around.

    I may be proven wrong, but that is just the way I see it.

  • For me (and many people) its a choice between Fyfe and Mundy. I’m in love with Fyfe’s potential so much that I’m picking him over Mundy, 2 trades a week means you can take a risk with injury prone players I believe.

    Mundy seems to be the safer option though.

    • Agreed Richard – toss of the coin job. Would think they both represent value, but would / could you go with both? Probably not.

      I think Fyfe has the potential to score bigger numbers when he’s on song, but Mundy would probably be the more consistent option.

  • Steamed home with a Matty Boyd ave of 112 in his last five, and priced at 450k.

    Get me the key.

  • Currently locked in at M5 behind Swan, Pendles, Redden & Jack

  • Very good point about Sandilands…if he can stay healthy with his new anti-turf toe boots and smash the ball down Barra-Mundy’s throat…we could see an ave of 115.

  • Hell yeah!

    Need more YOLO in 2013 to make it fun, and you know what, i’ve decided that #FreoBoycott2013 is no longer relevant to the cause. More cripples! More suitcases! More Ross Lyon goodness!

    Locked.

  • Mundy is tempting for his price and plus the fact he is having a decent preseason IIRC, but I have some doubts about his potential to average 100+ and about his inconsistency at times. Still, in my team for the moment.

  • I am quite a big fan of Mundy and think he will average 100 but price is too awkward, I’d rather have a super premium score for an extra 50-100k and a rookie to increase in value (a lot) to upgrade coz upgrading him would be pointless but he’s not good enough for permanent spot in mids

  • Who says pav is going to get much time in the midfield ? They are trying to extent his career playing up forward and he did well last year there so I think you are making a moot point there. I’m definitely considering mundy

    • Interview with Pav on the Freo site now – he is saying that his role is going to be the same as last year where he was a perma forward.

  • Mundy would definitely get tagged before Barlow and Pearce. Pav will play foward all year. Only fyfe
    would get tagged ahead of mundy.