Sam FROST

#17   Melbourne

Age: 25yr 7mth Games: 56 Born: Aug 28, 1993
Height: 194cm Weight: 95kg Position:

2017 Digest:   The athletic swingman showed glimpses last year but never established himself. Still on the fringe as it stands and a toe injury hasn't helped.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Toe.
2 Toe.
3 -
4 Frem The best of the Dees tall defenders. Showed good athleticism and had less ‘heart in the mouth’ moments than McDonald. 6
5 Rich Desperation in defence was evident throughout. Laid some goal-saving tackles and took the game on. Love his passion. 6
6 Ess Had hands full with Daniher, but laid some great tackles and spoils to halt Bomber thrusts. Took game on with ball in hand too. 6
7 Haw Job on Roughead produced mixed bag but importantly won a few one-on-ones and rebounded with some zest. 7
8 Adel Despite conceding two goals, held Taylor Walker in check and provided great dash at times. 7
9 NM Struggled against Brown who booted five goals. Couple od dashes and one goal but defensively beaten. 4
10 GCS Did a very good job down back, even when the Suns were on top. Growing with each week. 7
11 Bye.
12 Coll Caught a couple of times charging out of defence early, but then good when Dees made their run. 6
13 WB Had a few iffy moments ­– including a poor turnover at half back, but took the game on and was strong in the air. 7
14 WCE Pretty good job on Darling. Some of his dash was important. 6
15 Syd Took Franklin who had a lot of the footy and ended up with four. Not his fault, but lowered colors. 4
16 Carl Couple of gazelle-style dashes from the backend but was under siege at times. Casboult’s aerial stuff troubled him. 6
17 Adel Took Jenkins for much of the night. Had a ‘mare though with fumbles and mistakes that cost goals at important times. 2
18 Port Off early with a hamstring issue, then returned. Took Dixon and Wingard at times. Okay. 5
19 NM Defensively suspect when taking his turn on Brown. Has to be better than that. 2
20 GWS Adventurous with his run from defence, but gets caught out a bit. GWS talls didn’t dominate. 5
21 Senior emergency.
22 VFL Did what was required in the back half. -
23 VFL Tough day down back. Had his colors lowered. -

2016 Season

1 GWS Used in attack with the odd stint in ruck. Had a few touches but struggled overall. 3
2 Played in VFL trial against Box Hill.
3 NM Still working out his role in this team. Played forward and did a small amount of rucking. 2
4 Coll Mixed good and bad. Ended with 1.2 from eight kicks and had four inside-50s. 4
5 Rich Three inside-50s, one goal but not a big night. Got better later in the contest. 3
6 StK Should have taken advantage of focus on Hogan but didn’t. 1
7 VFL Used in defence on return to VFL and was strong in the contests. -
8 VFL Spent time in the back half but wasn’t a big factor. -
9 VFL Good athleticism and closing speed in defence. Should be persisted with in back half. -
10 VFL Bye. -
11 Haw Made some poor decisions with ball in hand but looked good at times in defence. 5
12 Coll Used down back and made some mistakes. Looks like an athlete trying to play football. 4
13 Syd Attacked ball well early and tried to force the ball forward. Drifted out of game. 4
15 Adel Took the game on and was caught a few times but at least tried to be positive. 4
16 Frem Tucked ball under arm a few times out of defence and was OK in the air. 4
17 Ill.
18 WCE Didn’t have a big say on the contest but marked well at times. 5
19 GCS Gave run from defence although still leaves hearts in mouths. Liked his game. 6
20 Haw Errors with skill execution and decision-making but kept battling. 4
21 Port Lucky recipient of a 50-metre penalty that led to goal in the second term. 5
22 Carl Took Jones and OK in that role, but slipped over too often and made some odd decisions. 4
23 Geel Under siege and unable to get into the game. Tough to judge harshly. 3

2015 Season

1 GCS Used at both ends and in ruck and provided the contest required. 4
2 GWS Did well early against old club. Worked hard and played with energy. Then disappeared. 4
3 Adel Subbed out with a foot injury. 1
4 Foot.
5 Foot.
6 Foot.
7 Foot.
8 Foot.
9 Foot.
10 Foot.
11 Foot.
12 Foot.
13 Foot.
14 Foot.
15 Toe.
16 Toe.
17 Toe.
18 Toe.
19 Toe.
20 Toe.
21 Toe.
22 Toe.
23 Toe.

2014 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Syd Impressed in defence and came back from third quarter shoulder to kick a goal. 5
2 StK Spent most of his time on Maister and did OK. 5
3 Melb Handled awkward role on temporary forward Frawley. 5
4 WB Lowered his colors to Jones who kicked three important goals. 4
5 Adel Kept Podsiadly to just one goal. 6
6 GCS Rotated opponents throughout and was serviceable. 4
7 Port Defender got a valuable lesson from Schulz. 5
8 WCE Torched by Kennedy and had to be shifted away. 3
10 NEAFL Did what he had to down back. -
11 Haw Battled away down back, backed himself, steady in the contests. 6
12 Ess Picked up Merrett and marked well. 4
13 Bris Did his job in locking down Aish. 5
14 Carl Tried to use his athleticism on Mitch Robinson but was beaten on the day. 4
15 Syd Used the ball well in his limited opportunities. 5
16 Adel Had trouble contain Crow forwards. 3
17 NEAFL Kicked a goal after being dropped from the seniors. -
18 NEAFL Stoic in defence. Among his side’s best. -
19 Rich Did some good things down back and catches eye with frame and athleticism. 5
20 NEAFL Went OK down back, did his job. -
21 NEAFL Impressed, with 19 touches and four rebound 50s -
22 Coll Late inclusion for Davis and stood the resting ruck. Fair. 5
23 NEAFL Bye. -
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 NEAFL Not his best outing but competed hard throughout. -
2 Senior emergency.
3 NEAFL Energetic and provided lots of run from defence. -
4 Melb Competed hard up forward but struggled for impact. 3
5 NEAFL Starred up forward with six goals against Belconnen. -
6 Ess Subbed off late after providing little in the forward half. 3
7 NEAFL Presented well in Jaksch absence. Kicked two goals. -
8 NEAFL Showed athleticism but had little impact. -
9 NEAFL Competed strongly but wasn't overly influential. -
10 NEAFL Presented well in the air, competed strongly at ground level. -
11 NEAFL Solid effort in playing as a key back in defence. -
12 NEAFL Hand his hands full for much of the day. -
13 NEAFL Bye. -
14 NEAFL Didn’t have a great deal to do but competed hard. -
15 NEAFL Competed hard. Did what was required with ball in air. -
16 NEAFL Spent time at both ends of the ground and competed strongly. -
17 NEAFL Bye. -
18 NEAFL Battled hard but wasn’t his best game this season. -
19 NEAFL Played down back. Didn’t have much to do, but snagged two goals. -
20 NEAFL Kicked a goal and competed hard in the air. OK. -
21 NEAFL Competed hard but had his colors lowered. -
22 NEAFL Marked strongly down back and used his speed at times. -
23 NEAFL Did well in a defence that was under siege from Ainslie. -
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

2 NEAFL Competed well but still has a bit to learn. -
3 NEAFL Young rookie still learning the game, needs time to develop -
4 NEAFL Another to feature prominently across half back. -
5 NEAFL Solid down back, without getting too much of it. -
7 NEAFL Provided plenty of run off half back. One of the best. -
8 NEAFL Under siege down back. Beaten badly. -
10 NEAFL Did well at fullback to restrict oppositions key forwards. -
12 NEAFL Amongst the best again for the Giants in defence. -
13 NEAFL Down on recent efforts but continues to learn the craft. -
14 NEAFL Continued his good recent form in the NEAFL. -
15 NEAFL Provided a strong target at centre half forward. -
16 NEAFL Continued his terrific recent patch of form. -
17 Frem Played at both ends. Showed some good signs. 4
18 Coll Has a real physical presence about him, but was well held. 2
19 Port A late comer to Australian football, Frost shows enormous promise. 5