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Tebow In Tampa
Tim Tebow isn’t a prospect, but he means much more to his legion of fans.
Tim Tebow set to have two bobblehead promotions.
FSL Feels Tebow Effect
Heisman Trophy winner has boosted attendance all in FSL.
Tebow Effect Pays
At the box office, Tim Tebow is the greatest star the SAL has ever seen.
Former quarterback made big impact in the South Atlantic League.
The Tebow effect is real, and when it comes to attendance, it’s spectacular.
Tebow Goes Yard
Former Heisman Trophy winner homers in his first pro at-bat
Tebow To Columbia
Tim Tebow will officially begin his longshot MLB bid at low Class A
Tim Tebow’s single gave Scottsdale the win in the AFL.
St. Lucie Mets outfielder Tim Tebow meets the media before a game with the Yankees on Aug. 10, 2017:
Walk-off Home Run:
Tim Tebow BP:
Tim Tebow First Game:
Tebow shows some bat speed, but his swing is stiff. He is a physical specimen in the box (listed at 6-foot-3, 255 pounds) with good balance in his swing. He is just stiff, but I understand he has loosened up.
His limited pitch recognition is his issue. That is going to probably be his demise, just because of him being out of baseball for so long.
What he is doing is really difficult, but if somebody is going to (succeed), it is definitely going to be him.
He is probably going to hit for a little better power once he gets a better feel for the strike zone.
He is probably going to be a high-strikeout, low-walk guy because he has an amateur approach, which is understandable.
There are a lot of things he does not have. Because he plays left field, he is going to have to hit, and hit a lot. He is going to run into a ball every now and then because he is extremely strong and is a physical specimen.
But being able to get into the batter’s box against a Max Scherzer in a playoff game—that is not going to happen.
He is an average to slightly above-average runner, but at times he does not give effort and just kind of goes through the motions. That is what you see in a lot of players . . . Nobody runs a hard 90 feet all the time anymore.
At times, he will show a little burst, but he is a side-to-side runner. He runs hard and runs strong. You know what he is. You have seen him on TV playing football. He runs the same way. He’s an aggressive, athletic runner with a super athletic body. That is not going to translate, especially after his body breaks down over 140 games in the minor leagues. He is not going to be a plus runner.
Defensively, Tebow has choppy footwork (in left field). His first step is slow. He will get to the routine play, but he is not going to win you a ball game there and potentially could get you beat. He is a left fielder only, and that is being generous in the evaluation.
Tebow has unbelievable makeup. You want your son to be him when he grows up. He is the type of guy you want to have around young players. He is a plus in every department on the makeup side, from his work ethic to who he is deep down inside to who he is as a teammate. He’s just an absolutely good person.
His motto is “pursuing your dreams in any way possible,” and I tip my cap to him.
I believe Tebow is an organizational player. I do not think he is a major leaguer. But if he progresses like he has at low Class A and continues to hit at other levels, then if not this September, it will be next September—if the Mets are out of playoff contention—that he will (receive a callup), just as a marketing, public relations thing.