IT was a case of standing up in the wet weather for Gippsland Power midfielder, Riley Baldi. The bottom ager was lively in Gippsland’s win over Murray Bushrangers on the weekend, and won the Facebook poll vote against Oakleigh Chargers’ Jack Ross to be named the AFL Draft Central Player of the Week for Round 15.
In the Power’s win over the Bushrangers, Baldi amassed 31 disposals at 71 per cent efficiency, seven marks, seven clearances, seven inside 50s, five tackles, two rebounds and one goal. He has been in ripping form over the past month, named among the Power’s best on multiple occasions, while also impressing at the recent Under 17 Futures game. Baldi joins teammate, Sam Flanders as a nomination, with both in the rare bottom-age club along with Jamieson Rossiter, and last week’s winner, Trent Bianco.
AFL Draft Central’s TAC Cup Player of the Week:
Round One: Bailey Smith (Sandringham Dragons)
Round Two: Max King (Sandringham Dragons)
Round Three: Sam Flanders (Gippsland Power)
Round Four: Hudson Garoni (Murray Bushrangers)
Round Five: Joel Burleigh (Eastern Ranges)
Round Six: Mitch Podhajski (Calder Cannons)
Round Seven: Jamieson Rossiter (Eastern Ranges)
Round Eight: Matthew Day (Oakleigh Chargers)
Round Nine: Jake Riccardi (Calder Cannons)