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Baker offered VFL suspension

Richmond rookie Liam Baker has been offered a one-match sanction by AFL Victoria’s Match Review Panel for contact made with Williamstown's Peter Faulks in the opening quarter of Saturday night's qualifying final.

4:46pm  Sep 3, 2018

Townsend, Baker backed in by Dimma

Damien Hardwick has confirmed Jacob Townsend, along with last week's debutant Liam Baker, will hold their spots in Friday night’s clash with Geelong.

3:03pm  Aug 2, 2018

Baker does his job

It was a dream come true for rookie Tiger Liam Baker . . . a senior league debut against Collingwood at the MCG in front of more than 88,000 fans, and a Richmond win.

11:09am  Jul 30, 2018

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Baker's suspension

4:34pm  Sep 3, 2018

Baker jumper presentation

11:00am  Jul 30, 2018

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Liam
Baker

Height
173 cm
DOB
27-01-1998
Weight
69 kg
Debut
2018
Games
2018
3
Career
3
Goals
2018
1
Career
1
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
114
Avg
38
LiamBaker

Player Bio

Richmond used its only selection, No. 18 overall, in the 2018 Rookie Draft to recruit Subiaco forward/midfielder Liam Baker.

Baker played with West Perth in 2016 and represented WA at U18 national level.

In 2017 he moved clubs to Subiaco where he played 13 league games as a midfielder/forward. He averaged 16 disposals and kicked 19 goals in 2017 with four tackles per game.

Baker is a superbly balanced player who is highly skilled on both sides of his body with elite crumbing ability. Baker has great defensive instincts as a forward, constantly harassing the opposition and intercepting loose balls.

Baker ran a 10:24 3km time trial at the 2016 National Combine to rank in the top 15 of that draft class.

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 3
    • Kicks 5.0
    • Handballs 6.3
    • Disposals 11.3
    • Marks 1.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 38.0

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 7 Geelong Cats Rd 20
Handballs 9 Collingwood Rd 19
Disposals 14 Geelong Cats Rd 20
Marks 3 Geelong Cats Rd 20
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 2 Geelong Cats Rd 20
Goals 1 Essendon Rd 22
AFL Fantasy 49 Geelong Cats Rd 20

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 121 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Adelaide Crows L 118 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Hawthorn W 102 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Brisbane Lions W 110 - 17 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Melbourne W 56 - 102 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Collingwood W 70 - 113 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Fremantle W 110 - 33 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 North Melbourne W 72 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 West Coast Eagles L 130 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 St Kilda W 105 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Essendon W 43 - 114 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Port Adelaide L 72 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Geelong Cats W 65 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Sydney Swans W 93 - 67 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Adelaide Crows W 103 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 GWS Giants L 79 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 St Kilda W 57 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Collingwood W 105 - 77 3 9 12 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 34
20 Geelong Cats W 85 - 82 7 7 14 3 0 1 2 2 0 2 49
21 Gold Coast Suns W 51 - 125 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Essendon W 81 - 73 5 3 8 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 31
23 Western Bulldogs W 98 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 Hawthorn W 95 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
PF Collingwood L 58 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 19 - L: 5 15 19 34 4 0 2 3 4 1 4 114

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 3
    • Kicks 5.0
    • Handballs 6.3
    • Disposals 11.3
    • Marks 1.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 38.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 7 Geelong Cats Rd 20, 2018
Handballs 9 Collingwood Rd 19, 2018
Disposals 14 Geelong Cats Rd 20, 2018
Marks 3 Geelong Cats Rd 20, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 2 Geelong Cats Rd 20, 2018
Goals 1 Essendon Rd 22, 2018
AFL Fantasy 49 Geelong Cats Rd 20, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Richmond 15 19 34 4 0 2 3 4 1 4 114

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