In summation...

Callum Sinclair reached similar heights in 2017 to his final year at West Coast where the 200cm big man stepped up in the absence of Scott Lycett two season earlier when the Eagles made the Grand Final.

Sinclair managed 19 games, including the two finals, averaging 17 hit-outs a game and booting 14 goals as a resting forward.

Competing against Sam Naismith and Kurt Tippett for a ruck spot, Sinclair's form made it difficult for match committee to overlook the 27-year-old.

He took games by the scruff of the neck, in particularly Round 18 clash against St Kilda where, in the absence of Sam Reid, he took nine contested marks and kicked five goals in an outstanding display against proven Saints defender Jake Carlisle.

Growing in confidence, Sinclair will aim for a bigger and better return in season 2018.

What the numbers say...

Games: 19
Goals: 14
Kicks: 136
H’balls: 92
Disposals: 228
Hit-outs: 337
Clearances: 40
Marks: 61
Tackles: 53
Inside 50s: 47
AFL Fantasy: 1,267 (74.5 average)
Supercoach: 1,351 (79.5 average)

Best performance...

Round 18 v St Kilda at SCG 
Callum Sinclair was the man of the moment and took full advantage of his Round 18 senior recall by booting a career-high five goals and taking eight contested marks against St Kilda to guide the Sydney Swans to a big win at the SCG. It was a huge step for the ruckman who's worked extremely hard to cement his spot in the team.

What they said...

"When he went out of the team, it wasn't like he was playing badly, we just with a different structure ... to his credit he took that really well. He went back and was fantastic in our reserves, had a great attitude, and kept working on his craft. He works as hard as anyone in our team ... and got some reward for effort, which was fantastic, against a quality player (Jake Carlisle)."
- John Longmire speaking after Sinclair’s Round 18 performance against St Kilda.

In pictures...

Sinclair catches up with former teammate Toby Nankervis in Round 13.

Sinclair celebrates one of his five goals against St Kilda in Round 18.

He starred again, this time with three goals against Essendon in this year's elimination final.