Tim Tebow Has Been Named To The Double-A All-Star Game


Before the season started, I said Tim Tebow would be trotting out to left at Citi Field by the MLB All-Star break. It was one of the hotter takes at the time heading into this season because last year, Timmy didn’t exactly light it up in Single-A. But it’s a new year and quietly, Tebow has been kinda crushing it at Binghamton this season, all things considered.
Yesterday, we even had this report from the NY Post quoting a Double-A manager and an anonymous scout talking about how much he’s improved this season.

NY Post – “I saw him last year at [Single-A] Columbia. He’s come a really long way,” Schaeffer said. “He’s a tough out right now. We had a really tough time against Tim Tebow. He hits fastballs well. He’s a strong kid. His approach has gotten a lot better. He’s spitting on pitches now he wasn’t early on this year. You can tell he works hard.
“He is better,” the scout said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “He has shown the ability to hit the fastball. Not a double-plus fastball, but an average fastball. He has progressed. He still misses a lot of pitches down. The changeup, he doesn’t see at all.’’

Now we fast forward to this afternoon and he’s been named an Eastern League All-Star.

NY Post – The quarterback turned left-fielder made the Eastern League All-Star team Friday afternoon. Tebow currently is posting a slash line of .261/.335/.398 with the Mets’ Double-A affiliate Binghamton Rumble Ponies, and the next step may be the big leagues.
With the Mets flailing and Tebow being, well, Tebow, it’s becoming increasingly possible the team will call him up. The promotion would undoubtedly be considered a cash-grab — Tebow’s OPS is a solid but uninspiring .733, despite his All-Star status — but it would be hard to blame the 32-46 Mets for finding ways to sell tickets at this point.

So we add the fact that he’s an All-Star with the Mets being an absolute dumpster fire this season and I’m thinking my prediction of a mid-July call-up isn’t so crazy. The Mets have both Syndergaard and DeGrom on the trade block now. They look like they’re getting ready to punt this season, so this perfect ticket selling storm is actually coming together. We might actually see Tim Tebow in a big league jersey this season. What a world, man.

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