In advance of Tim Tebow‘s baseball tryout next week in Los Angeles, some baseball experts are casting serious doubt on his ability to play.
Katie Strang of ESPN.com reports that three baseball scouts surveyed on Wednesday were highly skeptical of the Heisman Trophy winner’s chances to make it to the major leagues.
“No shot,” one scout said.
Another, who has seen video footage of Tebow playing baseball, added, “If (his swing) was any longer, it would take out the front row.”
That will not stop a reported 20 major league teams from sending a representative to Tebow’s workout, undoubtedly in the hopes that his presence can sell some tickets at the minor league level. Tebow, 29, was an all-Florida baseball player in high school, but has not formally played the game since.
On Tuesday, we criticized ESPN for running a heavily anonymously sourced puff piece about an employee. So we give them credit for running Strang’s piece on Tebow, which includes those scathing comments from the scouts.
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