Many scoffed at the news of former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow pursuing a career in baseball. Of course, the New York Mets ignored the criticism and opted to take a chance on the low-risk, potentially high-reward athlete.
If 2019 proved anything, however, the Mets have yet to reap any real rewards when you consider the former Heisman Trophy winner's career statistics -- out of the 314 qualifying players in Triple-A ball, Tebow ranked dead-last in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and OPS in 2019.
Those numbers are actually worse than his 2018 production. In 84 games, Tebow posted a .273 batting average, .336 on-base percentage, .399 slugging percentage, and .734 OPS while playing in Double-A.
Those statistics would normally result in any other Triple-A player to be handed their walking papers, but Tebow is truly a different case. He's an automatic attention-grabber for any team that rosters him, which is surely worth something in itself at the minor league level.
For better or for worse.
This isn't a knock on Tebow the person, he's proven to be a caring human being with an authentic desire to serve and help others. This is an assessment of Tebow the baseball player.
It's time for him to explore other opportunities, big man.
Hey, there's always the XFL! It's not too late to reconsider.