Jimbo’s a Two-Time Player of the Year (2018 and 2019) and a perennial ass-kicking All-Star.
While Jim has the last pick in this year’s draft, be sure that he’s been thinking about his 2020 team long before the last shoe was thrown in 2019. We’d all be lucky to be a member of Jim’s team – although it must be said that his own son doesn’t want to be one of them.
Shaun’s coming into 2020 Season with the same teeth-gnarling intensity he brings to any $5 pickup game. He strives to bury his opponents below the pits on a weekly basis, and if you’re fortunate enough to beat the contending team he’ll assuredly be putting together – it’s his teammates you’ll be feeling sorry for.
Shaun’s been thinking long and hard about getting back in POY form in 2020. If he drafts you, it’s because you’re worthy of the spot.
No Shirt – No Problems. Once this Ringer Machine finds the right spot on the court, it’s lights out for his opponents and Fun in the Sun for his teammates. Strap yourself in for a very wild ride.
Brandon set out in 2019 to prove he’s worthy to be a top player in the Smash Saturday Summer League and in 2019 he did just that.
Finishing third in Total Ringers (230) and a 65.52 Winning Percentage, B-Tep showed that he is not only ready of taking a team to the top, he’s more than capable.
What sets Johnny apart from the rest of the players in the League is the extra Chromosome he was born with. It’s impossible for him to be out-worked in this league. When he wins, he’ll shake your hand and go home to practice, when he loses he’ll shake your hand, go inside, get drunk and then go home to practice.
We know what you’re saying, “I work hard. I practice. I want to win just as much as Johnny.”
O Yeah? Answer this question: When was the last time you lapped up an entire horseshoe pit full of gallons of water with a single sponge?
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The Rare 4-for-4 player. Not much more needs to be written about “Six-Pack” Jack other than he turned a team of Hard-Smokin’, Hell-Raisin’ misfits into the 2019 Champions.
2019s Most Improved Player is set for a breakout year in 2020. How do we know? Hutch has told us – many times – over and over again. While the swagger is there in spades, it’s the ever-improving game we’re all learning to Appreciate / Hate.
Tom’s love of the game is like no other and the League is fortunate to have him join for the 2020 Season. This guy’s a player – one we all need to fear.
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We keep hearing that Steve’s just at good as Horseshoes as he is at Darts. While that certainly sets a high bar, what we are sure of is that Steve’s set to take a team deep into the playoffs in 2020 – if the Blackberry Brandy holds out.
Always willing to lend a hand, Mickey is sure to put together a team set to contend in 2020.
Joe Williams’ special gift is that he knows exactly who he’s going to have on his team in 2020. While the draft may or may not go his way, there are two things that are certain – the three players he’s targeted may or may not be with him this year and that his team name will have the word “Pink” in it.
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If you find yourself on Mike’s team, you’ve already won. This veteran of the Thursday Night Crew has proven he’s capable of putting a team on his shoulders. This ‘Player’s Player’ is a true gem.
Like U.S. Grant’s “Five O’clock in the Morning Courage,” Andy’s got the uncanny ability to step outta bed and throw a six pack. Don’t worry about the layoff with this guy, legend has it that he didn’t play for three years and then almost won Smash Saturday.
The patriarch of the Tepper Clan, Joe’s the most recent Smash Saturday champion on this list. While that should be enough for anyone, he’s also managed not to strangle any of his sons – a gargantuan feat if there ever was one.
Evil Knievel jumping the Snake River has nothing on that accomplishment.
No matter what the Tepper Twins said prior to the 2019 season, Jason’s proved himself a player. There’s no doubt he’s ready to play better against his old teammates then he did with them.
When he’s not breaking balls from the sidelines, Jason’s doing it while throwing ringers.
Looking for a good time? This is the Captain for you. Not only is Damian the guy you want around when the party starts, he’s the player you want around with the game on the line.
Guaranteed like Yoo-hoo.
Jeff has shown fine form while averaging 2.6 ringers per game – all while being very good under pressure (when you have that much Red Bull and Vodka in you it’s hard to get phased by anything) – Jeff does not disappoint.
Derek’s all-court game and versatile style of play involve exceptional footwork and shot-making. His apparent effortlessness and efficient movement on the court makes Derek highly popular among horseshoe fans. Having co-founded Smash Saturday in 1996, he is its Summer League’s Commissioner.
Finally – as if there was not much more that could be written about this truly fine gentlemen – his personal hygiene is beyond reproach.
Mark’s sure to set the pace of the 2020 Smash Saturday Summer League draft with a decisive pick we’ll all have to live with. It’s gonna be trouble having a player with Mark’s skill set coupled with the best player available.
Below is a complete list of available players for the 2020 Summer League Draft along with their 2019 statistics.
The “Projected” Column is the Executive Committee’s conclusion, reached after careful consideration, as to where each player will land. Rookies that have not been seen, have not yet been evaluated. Trades are Subject to the approval of the Commissioner. This guide is subject to change.
*All Columns are Sortable.
2020 Draft – The Players
|Rank||Player||Projected||Games Won||Games Played||Total Ringers||Win %||Ringer %|
|1||Matty D’Andrea||1 (Early)||26||42||127||61.90||3.02|
|2||Jim Crawford||1 (Early)||47||60||180||78.33||3.00|
|3||Joshua Tepper||2 (Middle)||22||41||123||53.66||3.00|
|4||Jimmy Buchanan||2 (Early)||24||41||121||58.54||2.95|
|6||Kyle Tepper||1 (Middle)||50||91||257||54.95||2.82|
|7||Jim Pote||1 (Early)||40||83||228||48.19||2.75|
|8||Ed Briganti||1 (Early)||58||102||278||56.86||2.73|
|9||Bill Herron||2 (Middle)||50||99||265||50.51||2.68|
|10||Mike Harkins||1 (Early)||66||114||300||57.89||2.63|
|11||Tom Pucher||1 (Middle)||60||99||260||60.61||2.63|
|12||David Piel||1 (Early)||59||103||261||57.28||2.53|
|13||Joey Ruggiero||2 (Early)||15||41||102||36.59||2.49|
|14||Willy Wilson||1 (Early)||41||96||228||42.71||2.38|
|15||Mike Rivells||1 (Late)||47||91||217||51.65||2.38|
|16||Joey Tepper||1 (Middle)||45||78||185||57.69||2.37|
|17||Ron Cosenza||1 (Late)||28||63||149||44.44||2.37|
|18||John Morris||3 (Middle)||25||40||94||62.50||2.35|
|20||Ryan Licsaucer||3 (Middle)||11||30||69||36.67||2.30|
|21||Cory Hutchinson||2 (Late)||18||41||93||43.90||2.27|
|22||Shawn McNamee||1 (Early)||54||106||239||50.94||2.25|
|23||Steve Yaeger||2 (Middle)||37||101||225||36.63||2.23|
|24||Joseph Guthrie||2 (Middle)||54||92||203||58.70||2.21|
|26||Fred Grosscup||2 (Middle)||44||81||167||54.32||2.06|
|28||Joe Gratton||2 (Early)||38||91||183||41.76||2.01|
|29||Ian Byrne||2 (Middle)||37||80||158||46.25||1.98|
|30||Ed Weeks||1 (Early)||44||110||217||40.00||1.97|
|32||Doug Taylor||1 (Late)||37||107||203||34.58||1.90|
|33||Joe Malone||2 (Late)||31||83||155||37.35||1.87|
|34||Jason Lawson||3 (Early)||50||100||182||50.00||1.82|
|35||Bob Whitfield||3 (Early)||18||35||63||51.43||1.80|
|36||Jim Cross||3 (Early)||27||96||166||28.13||1.73|
|37||Robert Doyle||3 (Middle)||20||71||122||28.17||1.72|
|38||Lou Mamie||3 (Middle)||40||90||154||44.44||1.71|
|39||Joe Ansel||3 (Early)||17||39||66||43.59||1.69|
|40||Timothy Clark||2 (Late)||58||99||161||58.59||1.63|
|41||Kevin White||2 (Early)||48||82||132||58.54||1.61|
|42||Steve Goldfarb||3 (Middle)||38||90||144||42.22||1.60|
|43||Nolan Applegate||3 (Early)||18||39||62||46.15||1.59|
|44||Nathan Clattenburg||3 (Early)||16||37||56||43.24||1.51|
|45||Charlie Shellenberger||3 (Early)||40||99||149||40.40||1.51|
|46||Dave Simone||3 (Early)||34||88||128||38.64||1.45|
|47||Erik Burg||2 (Middle)||41||91||127||45.05||1.40|
|48||Jason Tisone||2 (Late)||15||40||54||37.50||1.35|
|49||Ray Bates||3 (Early)||24||85||115||28.24||1.35|
|50||Sean Edmondson||3 (Early)||12||36||47||33.33||1.31|
|51||Dan Walter||3 (Late)||10||29||35||34.48||1.21|
|52||Mark Termyna||3 (Early)||16||70||82||22.86||1.17|
|53||Joe Boris||3 (Late)||39||96||104||40.63||1.08|
|54||Dominic Marsaglia||3 (Late)||10||43||42||23.26||0.98|
|55||Steve Daugherty||3 (Middle)||41||91||83||45.05||0.91|
|56||Richard Breech||3 (Early)||8||32||27||25.00||0.84|
|57||Earl Hibbs||3 (Middle)||8||36||18||22.22||0.50|
|58||Joseph Kiss||3 (Early)||0||0||0||0.00||0.00|
|59||Danny McGarrity||3 (Middle)||1||3||0||33.33||0.00|
|60||Paul Szymanski||2 (Middle)||0||0||0||0.00||0.00|