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9:24am  Aug 29, 2015

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Mark
Baguley

Height
180 cm
DOB
21-05-1987
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2016
5
Career
77
Goals
2016
0
Career
2
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
392
Avg
78
MarkBaguley

Player Bio

Player Sponsors

Benefactor:

Essendon Bombers Supporters Group - Bendigo

Radford Meats

Supporter:

Norma McDonough

Glenda Wade

 

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Langwarrin
Clubs: Frankston VFL
Debut: 2012
Recruited From: Frankston VFL
Brownlow Votes:-

Mark Baguley capped a superb season with Essendon by taking out the Club's Most Courageous Player award. The former Frankston Dolphin played every match in 2015 and was often given the task of shutting down the opposition's most dangerous small forward. Baguley's competiveness was praised by coaches throughout the season. 

Baguley was elevated to the Leadership Group before being announced as the team's vice-Captain. 

Draft history: 2012 Rookie draft selection(Essendon) No.47; 2012 NAB AFL Draft rookie elevation(Essendon) selection No.106.

Season By Season

Season By Season

Baguley’s standing at Essendon was underlined when he finished eighth in the best and fairest and was named its most courageous player last season. 
The lockdown defender is not flashy but does his job most weeks without any fuss, often shutting down the opposition’s most dangerous small forward. The 27-year-old, who played his 50th game in the club’s elimination final defeat to North Melbourne, has established himself as an important member of the Bombers’ defensive group.

Season by Season

Baguley had a breakout season in 2013, playing 21 games and holding down a spot in the defence. Hard at it and with the discipline to stick to his task, Baguley shut down several of the competition's best forwards, including St.Kilda's Stephen Milne and Carlton's Eddie Betts. His season was rewarded when he was named the most improved player at the club. 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 10.0
    • Handballs 8.6
    • Disposals 18.6
    • Marks 7.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.6
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 78.4

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Geelong Cats Rd 4
Handballs 11 Melbourne Rd 2
Disposals 22 Geelong Cats Rd 4
Marks 9 Geelong Cats Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Melbourne Rd 2
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 100 Melbourne Rd 2

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gold Coast Suns L 121 - 60 11 5 16 7 0 0 1 3 0 0 73
2 Melbourne W 80 - 67 10 11 21 9 0 1 0 5 0 0 100
3 Port Adelaide L 112 - 51 8 8 16 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 56
4 Geelong Cats L 42 - 72 13 9 22 9 0 1 1 3 0 0 94
5 Collingwood L 142 - 73 8 10 18 6 0 2 1 2 0 0 69
6 Carlton L 72 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
8 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
9 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
13 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
15 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
16 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 1 - L: 5 50 43 93 36 0 5 3 13 0 0 392

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 77
    • Kicks 9.7
    • Handballs 7.5
    • Disposals 17.2
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.1
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 72.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Collingwood Rd 17, 2014
Handballs 15 North Melbourne Rd 21, 2013
Disposals 26 Carlton Rd 3, 2014
Marks 13 St Kilda Rd 5, 2014
Hit-outs 2 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2014
Tackles 8 Sydney Swans Rd 9, 2014
Goals 1 West Coast Eagles Rd 20, 2013
AFL Fantasy 114 GWS Giants Rd 19, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Essendon 50 43 93 36 0 5 3 13 0 0 392
2015 Essendon 212 171 383 135 0 24 29 84 0 0 1656
2014 Essendon 234 162 396 138 2 19 15 71 0 2 1702
2013 Essendon 177 159 336 111 1 27 21 59 2 1 1396
2012 Essendon 71 42 113 28 0 9 5 15 0 0 435

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Milestone Games:

Milestone

versus

round

venue

result

AFL debut

Port Adelaide

rd 16, 2012

Football Park

W 50

Finals debut

North Melbourne

EF, 2014

Etihad Stadium

L 12

50th game

North Melbourne

EF, 2014

Etihad Stadium

L 12

AFL Games:

79

Awards

Club Awards

Most Improved Player - 2013

Adam Ramanauskas Most Courageous Player - 2014, 2015

Q&A

Nickname: Baggas

What was your best break in life: Getting drafted

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Work hard and be good to your mother 

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: Surfer

Morning or evening person: Morning

Favourite timeslot to play in: Saturday Day

Favourite footy journalist: Brian Taylor

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Brian Taylor

Worst injury: Broken hand

How many text messages do you send a day: 20

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Whatsapp, Snapchat, Instagram

Best concert you’ve been to: The Eagles

Where did you holiday after last season: Bali 

Favourite sport other than football: NFL and Surfing

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: 400m

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: Yes

Favourite restaurant: Kazu Japanese

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: Surfboard, Dog, Food 

Any special hobbies or interests: Poetry 

Three famous people you would like to meet: Kelly Slater, Lebron James, Connor McGregor 

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: My hat collection