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1:01pm  Jan 10, 2019

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Bailey
Smith

Height
185 cm
DOB
07-12-2000
Weight
80 kg
Debut
2019
Games
2019
23
Career
23
Goals
2019
11
Career
11
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1582
Avg
69
BaileySmith

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Xavier College/Sandringham U18
Debut: Round 1, 2019 (vs Sydney Swans)
Recruited from: Sandringham U18
Brownlow Votes: -

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Bailey Smith was recruited to the Western Bulldogs with the seventh pick overall in the 2018 NAB AFL Draft, and made his debut in Round 1, 2019 against the Sydney Swans after playing in both 2019 JLT Community Series matches.

The highly-touted midfielder was in the reckoning as a top 10 selection throughout his draft year, and was rated as one of the best midfielders in the pool.

Although primarily ball-winning onballer, Smith has an ability to play multiple roles, including across half forward and as a running defender.

Smith is strong around the contest, with his elite endurance a strength.

He captained the Sandringham Dragons in the TAC Cup in 2018 and represented Vic Metro in its Under 18 carnival, where he was awarded MVP honours.

Smith averaged 25 disposals in the 2018 Under 18 Championships and earned All-Australian selection, before suffering a season-ending achilles injury.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 8.0
    • Handballs 9.7
    • Disposals 17.7
    • Marks 2.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.0
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 68.8

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Fremantle Rd 19
Handballs 19 Geelong Cats Rd 9
Disposals 28 Geelong Cats Rd 9
Marks 6 Essendon Rd 21
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 14 Port Adelaide Rd 15
Goals 2 Fremantle Rd 19
AFL Fantasy 108 Port Adelaide Rd 15

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans W 82 - 65 4 4 8 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 36
2 Hawthorn W 87 - 106 6 7 13 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 40
3 Gold Coast Suns L 68 - 73 8 14 22 2 0 2 0 6 0 1 85
4 Collingwood L 78 - 64 10 3 13 4 0 0 1 2 1 1 60
5 Carlton L 57 - 101 10 8 18 3 0 2 0 3 0 0 69
6 Fremantle L 88 - 69 11 12 23 5 0 0 0 3 1 0 90
7 Richmond W 99 - 52 10 12 22 6 0 0 0 3 1 0 90
8 Brisbane Lions W 92 - 76 3 7 10 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 56
9 Geelong Cats L 133 - 89 9 19 28 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 81
10 North Melbourne L 90 - 115 9 12 21 5 0 1 0 5 1 0 93
11 West Coast Eagles L 133 - 72 8 8 16 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 51
13 Carlton W 100 - 103 3 10 13 2 0 0 1 5 1 0 58
14 Collingwood L 73 - 82 4 7 11 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 34
15 Port Adelaide W 41 - 66 8 14 22 0 0 1 1 14 0 2 108
16 Geelong Cats W 71 - 55 5 11 16 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 57
17 Melbourne W 74 - 66 7 4 11 2 0 0 3 5 1 1 53
18 St Kilda L 116 - 89 6 10 16 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 35
19 Fremantle W 113 - 66 14 6 20 4 0 1 1 4 2 2 94
20 Brisbane Lions L 98 - 80 13 14 27 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 75
21 Essendon W 33 - 137 7 16 23 6 0 1 1 3 1 0 87
22 GWS Giants W 65 - 126 9 6 15 0 0 1 0 9 1 0 82
23 Adelaide Crows W 121 - 87 13 9 22 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 88
FW1 GWS Giants L 113 - 55 7 9 16 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 60
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 184 222 406 58 0 9 15 93 11 10 1582

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 8.0
    • Handballs 9.7
    • Disposals 17.7
    • Marks 2.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.0
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 68.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Fremantle Rd 19, 2019
Handballs 19 Geelong Cats Rd 9, 2019
Disposals 28 Geelong Cats Rd 9, 2019
Marks 6 Essendon Rd 21, 2019
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 14 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2019
Goals 2 Fremantle Rd 19, 2019
AFL Fantasy 108 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Western Bulldogs 184 222 406 58 0 9 15 93 11 10 1582

Legend

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