Tim Tebow’s First Minor League Stint is Over, and the Verdict is: ‘Awful,’ ‘Stinks,’ ‘Ugly,’
New York Mets prospect Tim Tebow concluded his stint in the Arizona Fall League with a .194 batting average. In 19 games of action, he went 12-for-62 at the plate, striking out 20 times and walking eight. He did not homer, and only had three doubles.
Those stats, and some uneven defensive play, earned the former Heisman Trophy winner the following scouting assessments, according to the New York Post.
Those are the adjectives employed by two scouts and an executive, all unidentified, when asked to describe Tebow’s 2016 Arizong Fall League adventure.
One American League executive was slightly more charitable.
“He’s not an embarrassment by any means,” the executive told the Post. “And he’s a tremendous influence on his teammates, which is worth something.”
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is choosing to take a glass half full approach when it comes to the former football star.
“I haven’t heard anyone ripping him for impersonating a baseball player lately, so it’s good he ended on a positive note,” Alderson said.
As for what’s next, the hope is that Tebow will earn a spot in Class-A ball, according to the Post report.
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