MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26: Matthew Parker of the Saints performs an indigenous dance after kicking a goal during the round 10 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Carlton Blues at Marvel Stadium on May 26, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/AFL Photos/Getty Images)

5 Votes: Sam Walsh 

Carlton fans have not had a lot to cheer about this season other than the form of number one pick Sam Walsh. Walsh was always tipped to set the AFL world alight and the 18-year-old has delivered on expectations.

Walsh had 28 disposals at 79% disposal efficiency, along with five clearances and five marks against St Kilda.

Walsh’s attack on the ball has adhered himself to fans and continued performances like this would adhere himself to the Rising Star judges.

4 Votes: Sydney Stack 

Sydney Stack had a night to remember playing in his first Dreamtime at the G match. The first-year player led a war cry dance before the start of the game that garnered the biggest roar of the night.

The 19-year-old back up his pre-match celebrations with 16 disposals at 100% disposal efficiency in horrendous conditions.

He would likely have won a Rising Star nomination this week had teammate Liam Baker not played his best game of his career.

3 Votes: Bailey Smith 

Fresh off receiving a Rising Star nomination, Bailey Smith had another impressive game in his first season at AFL level.

The youngster had 21 disposals and kicked a goal in the Bulldogs’ 25-point loss to North Melbourne.

Smith also had five tackles, two clearances and five contested possessions, showing his potential to play inside midfield as he continues to develop.

2 Votes: Tom Atkins 

The Cats’ mature age recruit had a solid game against Gold Coast on Saturday night, applying plenty of pressure and doubling his career goals tally.

Atkins finished the game with 15 disposals and a goal, as well as 11 tackles and two clearances in a solid midfield performance.

1 Vote: Matthew Parker

Matthew Parker could have been higher on our list had he been more accurate in front of goal. The 23-year-old kicked 2.1 and also one on the full, along with 13 disposals at 81% efficiency.

Parker’s agility up forward has been one of the highlights for the Saints this season it looks likely he will have a long career ahead of him at St Kilda.

Season Leaderboard:

24 – Sam Walsh (CARL)

15 – Sydney Stack (RICH)

14 – Gryan Miers (GEEL)

13 – Connor Rozee (PORT)

12 – Bailey Smith (WBD)

10 – Charlie Constable (GEEL)

8 – Jack Ross (RICH)

7 – Marty Hore (MELB)

6 – Jay Lockhart (MELB)

5 – Michael Gibbons (CARL)

5 – Xavier Duursma (PORT)

4 – Bailey Scott (NM)

4 – Jackson Hately (GWS)

4 – Zak Butters (PORT)

4 – Callum Wilkie (StK)

3 – Tom Atkins (GEEL)

2 – Darcy Fort (GEEL)

2 – Nick Blakey (SYD)

2 – Lachlan Schultz (FREM)

2 – William Drew (PORT)

2 – Matthew Parker (StK)

1 – Josh Rotham (WC)

1 – Will Hayes (WBD)