Key stats:

AFL games: 14

Disposals per game: 17.3

Marks per game: 5.3

Spolis per game: 2.6

Season summary:

Scrimshaw was in and out of the team early in the year, but was able to string together some more consistency in the backend of the season. With his mix of clean skills by foot and height to pull down intercept marks, Scrimshaw’s pinpoint disposal also impressed this year at 82.6 per cent efficiency. The defender also averaged 2.6 spoils per game in 2023, which was the highest of his career.

Best AFL game:

After returning to the side in Round 3 against North Melbourne, Scrimshaw immediately impressed finishing the game with 25 disposals at 88 per cent efficiency, alongside a game-high five spoils and six one percenters, while also booting a goal.

How the coaches saw him:

“Scrim worked really hard on his craft this year. But it probably didn’t go the way he was hoping, he was in and out of the team a little bit early. But I think we saw the benefits of the work he put in towards the backend of the season. He strung together some really consistent performances. We got to see what he can do with intercepting the ball and obviously his left foot is a weapon for him and for us. I’m looking forward to seeing Scrim continuing to work hard. I think what we saw from him in the end of the year is what we can look forward to next year. It’s important he has a really good pre-season, stays fit and healthy and then we’ll get to see the best of Scrim intercepting and setting us up with his left foot.” – Kade Simpson