Nearly 23 years old. 54 AFL games. Former #3 draft pick. Heavily tatooed. Not a household name. Ready for a break-out season?
He finished the home and away season with a bang. In round 23 he delivered a career high 182 SC points, against Brisbane, which included 31 possessions and seven tackles. In round 24 he knocked up a casual 137 SC, againt the Crows.
If he's ever going to have a break-out season, it has to be now or never. West Coast are back to being a successful side, and while their midfield is good, it isn't outstanding yet. Masten has the opportunity to make a place in there his own,
Masten only played 13 games last year, through a combination of injury and poor form. He was used as a subsitute three times for the year, which resulted in three scores under 20.
He's never played out a full season, and he's never averaged over 66 for a single season either. Let's look at his season averages:
2008 - 57 points per game
2009 - 65 ppg
2010 - 50 ppg
2011 - 57 ppg
2012 - ???
These numbers don't instill a lot of confidence in the buyer, especially if they're going to make you fork out $310k for him, and only as a midfielder as well! Why did the graph begin to tumble after a solid 2009?
Schon's Good Buy Rating: Were those two mammoth scores at the end of last year simply flukes, or a sign of things to come?
He burnt me in 2010 when I thought it was his break-out year, and I haven't even considered him since. This year is different however, his prre-season form has been encouraging. If you are running with the 'High Risk, High Reward' strategy, then our boy Chris is your man.