Ho hum. Another day, more Tim Tebow heroics.
If he’s not making amazing defensive plays, he’s doing stuff like this — hitting game winning home runs.
Tebow, now 29, was promoted late last month to the New York Mets High A affiliate in Port St. Lucie which led, in many quarters, to a simple question — why? He started his career at low A Columbia and slashed .220/.311/.336 — hardly Ruthian numbers. But in a very small sample at in a more difficult minor league, he’s slashed .326/.415./.500, with an OPS (on base plus slugging percentage) at .915. Those are serious prospect numbers. But remember, the former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback is more than five years older than the median age prospect in the Florida State League, so it is men among boys.
It’s still fun, though.