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
Mitch McGovern, 2019 3rd Rd (ADE)
Pick 13, 2019 5th Rd (CAR), Shane McAdam (State League)
Picks 26 (CAR), 28 (CAR), 40 (ADE)
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.