In game 150, Dion Prestia, the midfielder affectionately known as "the human meatball" by his teammates, was first class.

In an onball brigade missing leaders Trent Cotchin (hamstring) and Dustin Martin (soreness), Prestia relished the wet conditions against Carlton on Sunday.

With 17 disposals to half-time, Prestia didn't slow up, finishing with 35, a whopping 11 clearances and nine inside 50s.

Previously plagued with soft-tissue injuries, an uninterrupted pre-season has done wonders for the 26-year-old, averaging 27 touches this year.

Shane Edwards is often mentioned as an underrated player, but Prestia may just have slipped under the radar.