MELBOURNE, VICTORIA - MAY 06: Dustin Martin of the Tigers and Nat Fyfe of the Dockers compete for the ball during the 2018 AFL round seven match between the Richmond Tigers and the Fremantle Dockers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Chief Herald Sun journalist Mark Robinson has compiled his top 50 for the 2019 season, with Norm Smith Medallist Dustin Martin topping the count after another brilliant finals series.

Martin wasn’t named as an All-Australian after a tough first half to the season, although like the Tigers, dominated after the bye and was easily the best player in September.

Martin is one of seven Tigers to make the cut, alongside Dion Prestia (9), Tom Lynch (18), Dylan Grimes (20), Bachar Houli (24), Shane Edwards (26) and Nick Vlastuin (41).

Players who missed a lot of the season through injury weren’t considered, meaning Tigers trio Alex Rance, Jack Riewoldt and Trent Cotchin all missed out.

GWS Giant Stephen Coniglio was also a noticeable absentee.

Brownlow Medallist Nat Fyfe came in at number two, while Patrick Dangerfield, Patrick Cripps and Marcus Bontempelli rounded out the top five.

Collingwood’s Brodie Grundy was the top ruckman at six, four spots ahead of Melbourne counterpart Max Gawn.

Robbo’s top 50

  1. Dustin Martin
  2. Nat Fyfe
  3. Patrick Dangerfield
  4. Patrick Cripps
  5. Marcus Bontempelli
  6. Brodie Grundy
  7. Tim Kelly
  8. Lachie Neale
  9. Dion Prestia
  10. Max Gawn
  11. Lachie Whitfield
  12. Jack Macrae
  13. Elliot Yeo
  14. Dayne Zorko
  15. Scott Pendlebury
  16. Charlie Cameron
  17. Jeremy Cameron
  18. Tom Lynch
  19. Luke Shuey
  20. Dylan Grimes
  21. Michael Walters
  22. Nick Haynes
  23. Tom Hawkins
  24. Bachar Houli
  25. Josh Dunkley
  26. Shane Edwards
  27. Jack Darling
  28. Jeremy McGovern
  29. Travis Boak
  30. Tim Taranto
  31. Shaun Higgins
  32. Gary Ablett
  33. Adam Treloar
  34. Todd Goldstein
  35. Shannon Hurn
  36. Ben Brown
  37. Tom Stewart
  38. Ben Cunnington
  39. Harris Andrews
  40. Zac Williams
  41. Nick Vlastuin
  42. Brad Crouch
  43. Brad Hill
  44. Hugh McCluggage
  45. Dane Rampe
  46. Phil Davis
  47. Rowan Marshall
  48. Andrew Gaff
  49. Clayton Oliver
  50. Zach Merrett