Fraser McInnes
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DOB
19/1/1993
Height
197cm
Weight
90 kg
Junior club
Perth/South Perth JFC
Arrived
Pick 28 in the 2011 national draft
Pick 44 in the 2017 rookie draft
Number
Debut
Round 4 2015 vs Brisbane
(223rd Eagles player)
Games
14
Goals
7
Honours
B&F Top 10
0
Best Finish
26th (2015)
Last app.
Round 15 2018 vs Adelaide
Departed
Delisted at the end of the 2016 season
Delisted at the end of the 2019 season
Other clubs
Perth (WAFL) 2011-2013
East Perth (WAFL) 2014-2018

A tall, hard-working forward, Fraser McInnes spent eight seasons with West Coast but played just 14 games.

West Coast career[edit | edit source]

One of the more highly-rated key forward prospects in the 2011 draft pool, McInnes, the nephew of former Eagles Michael Brennan and Rob Wiley and the cousin of one-time teammate Jacob Brennan, was taken by West Coast with their second pick.

He had a quiet 2012 season at Perth, although he looked a chance of a senior debut mid-season when he was taken to Adelaide as an emergency with Jack Darling under an injury cloud.

He pressed harder for a debut in 2013, putting in some strong performances with the Demons. Named as an emergency several times, he was once again brought on an interstate trip but still couldn't crack a debut.

McInnes shifted to East Perth in 2014 under the host club arrangement. His form with the Royals was up and down and not enough to earn him that elusive debut, but he was given at least one more season on the list to come good.

He finally made his debut in his fourth season on the club's list, showing great promise as a lead-up forward early in the season before dropping back to the WAFL when Darling returned from injury. He remained in the mix for senior selection until he tore his hamstring which brought an early end to his season.

Demoted to the rookie list in 2017, McInnes was used primarily as a pinch hitting ruckman at East Perth but managed to add just two senior games despite the Eagles' ruck shortage, finding himself well down the pecking order. He added another three games in 2018, filling in for a suspended Nic Naitanui for one week and making a couple of unsuccessful appearances as a key forward later in the year when injuries ruled out both Darling and Josh Kennedy, before late-season groin issues cruelled whatever chance he had of participating in the AFL finals.

Retained for one last year on the rookie list, the popular McInnes was installed as inaugural captain of the Eagles' standalone WAFL reserves, leading the side to a semi-final berth in its first season.

Stats[edit | edit source]

AFL Gm G B K M H D T Cl WAFL Gm G B K M H D T
2012 0 Per 17 19 13 116 75 92 208 19
2013 0 19 18 9 150 98 109 259 28
2014 0 EP 22 28 13 159 119 139 298 26
2015 7 6 4 35 32 49 84 10 0 8 9 0 64 46 79 143 26
2016 2 0 0 3 1 11 14 4 3 14 7 8 92 76 93 185 25
2017 2 0 0 8 8 17 25 6 1 18 13 8 143 86 152 295 36
2018 3 1 3 15 9 10 25 8 0 12 11 7 114 57 84 198 31
2019 0 WCE 15 13 7 107 82 103 210 23
Tot 14 7 7 61 50 87 148 28 4
Avg 0.5 4.4 3.6 6.2 10.6 2.0 0.3

News[edit | edit source]

29/10/18: Fringe trio sign one-year deals

Tribunal record[edit | edit source]

Year Rd Charge Outcome
2016 23 (WAFL) Rough conduct against R.Lester-Smith (EF) Accepted reprimand
2017 3 (WAFL) Striking A.Hamp (Clar) Withdrawn on review

Links[edit | edit source]

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/F/Fraser_McInnes.html

http://www.wafl.com.au/players/view/4040

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraser_McInnes

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