Emerging Fremantle midfielder Caleb Serong is tipping teammate Michael Frederick to be the club’s biggest improver in 2022.
The 21-year-old missed a chunk of last season due to a syndesmosis injury after playing seven games, all in the first half of the campaign.
Frederick, an exciting forward blessed with blistering speed, was drafted out of SANFL club Woodville-West Torrens and is entering his third season at the Dockers.
Fremantle champion Paul Hasleby asked Serong on Sportsday WA: “Who is going to shock the AFL this year? The biggest improver coming from your team – who do you think it’ll be?”
The 2020 AFL Rising Star winner and 2021 Goal of the Year recipient replied: “I’m not going to go past Michael Frederick.
“What he’s shown when he’s been out on the park earlier in the year last year was pretty special.
“Once he realised how quick he actually is and that no one can keep up with him, he’s going to be running away from defenders for fun.
“He’s done really well with his rehab and conditioning and he’s in really good nick at the moment, he’s about to hit the ground running.”
Frederick has kicked nine goals in 17 appearances for Fremantle since he was selected with pick No.61 in the 2019 National Draft.