Mitch McGovern joins Carlton

Mitch McGovern has been traded to Carlton from Adelaide with Sydney getting involved to allow the trade to be completed, he played 48 games in 4 years at Adelaide.

McGovern has a career average 11.1 Disposals, 5.0 Marks & 1.4 Goals, he averaged 12.9 Disposals, 6.5 Marks & 1.3 Goals from an injury interrupted 12 games in 2018.

McGovern was selected at Pick 43 in the 2014 AFL Draft, he made his debut in Round 1 2016.

“After going to the draft for the past three years, we’ve been vocal about our need to start recruiting players within that 23- to 27-year age bracket and Mitch fits that profile” Carlton GM List Management & Strategy Stephen Silvagni

TRADE DETAILS

Carlton Receive
Mitch McGovern, 2019 3rd Rd (ADE)

Adelaide Receive
Pick 13, 2019 5th Rd (CAR), Shane McAdam (State League)

Sydney Receive
Picks 26 (CAR), 28 (CAR), 40 (ADE)

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AFL FANTASY TAKE: McGovern will be priced at an average of 71.4pts at the start of the 2019 H&A season, his potential upside will be based on his new role at the Blues.

If McGovern is set for a floating defensive role for the Blues then he could be a viable option, but if he is set for a forward or swinging forward/defensive role then his upside is likely limited.

One to watch over the pre-season.

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