Following successive off-seasons where required players flocked from Fremantle to rivals, the Dockers will be out to lure targeted talent onto their list come the 2024 trade period.

Losing Lachie Schultz, Liam Henry and Joal Hamling 12 months on from trade requests from Blake AcresRory LobbGriffin LogueLloyd Meek and Darcy Tucker has certainly hurt the club's premiership prospects since their top six finish in 2022.

But being home to half of WA - a state that boasts endless top-line talent - Fremantle should be in a position to lure some home state names back across the Nullarbor.

The Dockers are also in a stronger position this year than off-seasons gone by given their current draft hand of three first-round picks.

In our latest edition of our 2024 trade targets series, we look at the names Fremantle could consider come the trade period, and one left-field avenue for the club's recruitment team to consider.



1. Liam Baker

One named who's been linked with the Dockers this year given his ties to Western Australia and contract status.

There's no clear area in Fremantle's list that is in need of top-line reinforcements, but Baker's versatility is almost unmatched in the AFL and could be a fitting addition to Fremantle's squad.

Able to play across half-back, roll through the middle as either a defensive or attacking asset, or float forward to have an impact on the scoreboard, there's not much the hard-nosed premiership Tiger can't do.

Liam Baker and Tyler Sonsie during the 2022 AFL Round 19 match between Richmond and Fremantle (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media)

Given Fremantle's draft capital, they could also be better suited to making a move for Baker's services ahead of state rivals West Coast, who are also said to be keen on the Pingaring product.