A week of interesting Mets news and stories continues, as the New York Mets are reportedly considering a minor league promotion for outfielder Tim Tebow.
Tebow, who currently plays in Class A for the Columbia Fireflies, has put up impressive statistics in his first minor league season.
On April 26th against the Asheville Tourists, Tebow showcased a three hit night with a triple. Ever since, the former NFL quarterback and Heisman trophy winner has been swinging the barrel with confidence once again since homering in his first minor league at-bat, and then again two games later.
See for yourself below:
Through his first 100 at-bats in his 2017 campaign, Tebow has 25 hits including a pair of homeruns along with 11 RBI’s.
Tebow has looked promising in the eyes of GM Sandy Alderson, who signed Tebow to a minor league contract back in September, as well as invited him to spring training with the major league club.
Clearly, Alderson is intrigued by Tebow’s potential as he seems to be pleased with the work he has done thus far.
Even though Alderson seems to have shown support for Tebow, it does not appear the front office will rush to call him up. Any promotion wouldn’t likely happen until mid-summer, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post.
In my pure speculation, I’d assume Single-A St. Lucie seems like the most likely scenario at this point.
That said, thanks to the club’s fascination of his play, I wouldn’t 100% rule out seeing Tebow jump straight up to Double-A either. If he keeps up this hot streak for another month and a half, anything is possible. Admit it, seeing Tebow in the brand new Binghamton Rumble Ponies threads would be awesome.
For now, all we can do is root for Tebow to remain in good form as he continues to prove the sports world that this baseball thing of his isn’t a joke.