Player Name: Josh Caddy
Current Club: Geelong Cats
Potential Club: Richmond Tigers
The Original Price: Caddy was drafted by Gold Coast with pick number 7 in the 2010 National Draft. He was then traded to Geelong before the 2013 season for the mid first-round compensation pick that Geelong received when they lost Gary Ablett Jr and pick 57.
The Good: He’s a bull, Caddy. Solidly built and really strong in the contest. Best known for getting the ball in hand and bullocking his way out of a pack. He’s strong overhead and is decent around goals, kicking over a goal a game this year.
The Bad: Pace or lack-there-of is his biggest knock. On-field, it’s also work-rate of late with his tackle count dropping this year by almost two tackles per game. Durability would be a concern as well, Caddy hasn’t played 22 games since 2012, suffering a number of minor knee issues over the last four years.
What His Club Wants: Caddy wasn’t placed on the trade table by Geelong, he was enquired about by Richmond in the Brett Deledio trade talks. Geelong would happily keep him, or they’d request Deledio plus a pick in return.
What He’s Worth: He’s been played somewhat out of position for much of this year – more forward/midfield than midfield/forward – which hasn’t done his value any favours. At 24 years old, he’s primed to take the next step in his career and was a highly rated early draft pick. Despite all of that, he hasn’t done a great deal on the field since joining Geelong which hurts his value. On paper, he’s worth a late first, early second round draft pick.
What We’d Pay: An early second-round draft pick, around pick 18-22.
Possible Trade Scenarios:
Geelong trade Josh Caddy to Richmond for Brett Deledio
The Verdict: It is reported that Richmond has offered Caddy quite a substantial amount to make the move, if that’s the case we’d expect him to strongly consider it and for Richmond to cut their losses with Deledio and pay overs for Caddy.
Star Rating: 4/5