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Odd of Tim Tebow Getting an MLB At-Bat Set at 3-1

Chris Amberley

by Chris Amberley in MLB Baseball

Apr 12, 2019 · 8:55 AM PDT

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Tim Tebow is hitting .136 with four RBI in six games with the Mets Triple-A affiliate this season. Photo by Sports Spectrum (Wikimedia Commons).
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  • Tebow is hitting .136 with four RBI in Triple-A this season
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Raise your hand if you’d forgotten that Tim Tebow was still trying to make it to the big leagues. The former Heisman Trophy winner has worked his way up the Mets organization to AAA Syracuse, and you can bet on whether or not he’ll get an MLB at-bat in 2019.

Will Tim Tebow Have an MLB At-Bat in 2019?

Will Tim Tebow Have an MLB At-Bat in 2019? Odds
No -400
Yes +300

Odds taken 04/11/19.

It should come as no surprise that Tebow studies every pitch he sees and is one of the hardest working players in the Minors, but will hard work be enough to overcome the many hurdles he faces?

The Pro Tebow Case

He’s shown improvement at every level, increasing his slugging and on-base percentages each season, while maturing in the field and on the base paths. He was an Eastern League All-Star at Double-A Binghamton last season, hitting .273 with six home runs and 36 RBI in 84 games.

He had a respectable spring training with the Mets, going 4-for-15 at the plate, which gave him extra confidence heading into this season.

The Anti Tebow Case

Tebow is much older than the average Triple-A player and missed out on a decade of prime baseball development chasing his football dream. Yes, he’s improved some of his counting stats, but he still strikes out too much and doesn’t hit for power or average.

He doesn’t excel in any one area of the game, and there are plenty of players around the league and on his own team that are more worthy of getting MLB cuts this season.

The Verdict

The only way Tebow gets an MLB at-bat this season is if the Mets use him as a publicity stunt to get fans into the stadium. On his Triple-A squad alone, he has five teammates with over 2,800 MLB at-bats each who are all more deserving of facing Major League pitching. If his name wasn’t Tim Tebow, this wouldn’t even be a discussion, and he’d still likely be stuck riding the bus in Class-A.

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