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Discussion in 'MLB Discussion' started by soxhop411, Aug 9, 2016.
He was back in the lineup yesterday, 0-3, now rocking a .135 BA and a .342 OPS.
I guess he's doing better than that guy the Red Sox drafted a few years ago who had like 40 hit less at bats in the GCL and whiffed 75 percent of the time.
But that guy is a much better football player than Tebow.
Shaq Thompson. 0/39 with 37 strikeouts.
NOT invited to Spring Training
Low Class-A assignment for Tebow.
I hope he's buying nutritious food for his teammates
I'm sure the Fireflies are thrilled.
I am not.
Any reason why this move is unexpected?
I figured he was either going to make the majors or just agree to end this experiment. And try hockey.
Heh, he homered in his first AB tonight, which would be more impressive if he wasn't playing against kids way way way younger than him.
Saving lives and hitting homers. All in a days work for Superman.
He hit another homer on Sunday. Just 3/13 so far though.
BA up to .246, OPS up to .725. Ready for a promotion?
If he was a real miracle worker he'd drop his age from 29 to 20 and become a real prospect.
And for this he gets on the front page of ESPN.com
It isn't unusual for the company newsletter to feature employee's recreational sports achievements...good for morale with the layoffs and all.
Really, if he manages to have a positive WAR for a low A team that's quite an accomplishment. I don't understand the hatred and vitriol over this. Well, actually I do. But for those focused on baseball, it's no different from Rob Sermo or whatever getting ABs in Salem this year, that guy is never going to sniff the majors either. But Tebow is putting butts in the seats, so he gets paid more. Capitalism mixed with boyhood fantasies of playing pro baseball. Good story all around as far as I'm concerned.
I loved this comment:
To be fair, those stigmata wounds in his hands open easily.
63 games played, .222/.311/.340 slash line, 3 HR, 22 RBI, nearly as many Ks as total bases, and....he's been promoted from Low-A to "Advanced" A-ball. At this pace, he'll be at Citi Field in no time.
Either they're looking to spread the ticket sales bump around their system or this is solely to make some room on the Columbia roster for some of their new draftees. Or maybe Alderson isn't lying when he claims that Tebow has earned his promotion.
From the article on MLB.com:
I don't think there is published data on minor league exit velocities, but I can look at his ISO numbers to fact check that.
Tebow's Iso for the year: .118
Tebow's Iso for the month of June: .109
He's on fire!
That's not ISOlated power, it's In Searh Of power!
The Mets are using Tebow, Tebow is using the Mets. Neither one cares. They're both getting their share.
The headline on ESPN.com indicates that the everyone is dropping the pretense that this is about anything other than exploitation:
Tim Tebow is the perfect hero in the age of Trump.
I'm surprised how he's doing. 650 OPS in professional baseball is not so embarrassing. The dream was dead before he even began though.
Everyone said Trump had no chance, too
Michael Jordan put up a .556 OPS, but that was in AA. Tebow has a ways to go to get to that level.
On ticket sales bumps, the Columbia Fireflies aren't owned by the Mets, but the St. Lucie Mets are.
It's much better than Garth Brooks or Kevin Costner could do too.
I would say that on a scale from Tim Robbins to Bo Jackson, he's basically a Michael Jordan. Which sounds better than it is.
But not as good as Kevin Millar this weekend
Tim Tebow leading off Good Morning America for hitting a home run last night.
This country is so, so dumb.
Walkoff HR tonight, he's actually hitting pretty well so far in high A:
.318/.412/.500 in 14 games at High-A. Somewhat impressive.
Age Difference compared to league average...+6.2. Less impressive.
Pretty impressive actually. It's so hard to hate on this guy.
Shit don't get real until AA
Yeah, well, that's like your opinion, man.
It's not likely to let, but he's playing well right now. All my Christian friends on Facebook are acting like he's Aaron Judge. Someone actually posted that he was going to get a September call up.
No shattered lights or sparks? A bit anti-climatic don't you think?
Opposite field too.
One of my co-workers is a rabid Mets fan. He talks about Tebow as if he's Barry Bonds and he is 100% convinced that a September call up is coming. It's rather nauseating.
I've said before that Tebow seems to be a rather admirable person, which does make it hard to root against the man. Mets fans allow me to overcome that inclination.
If the Mets think he'll sell tickets and it won't cause a 40 man roster issue, then why wouldn't they?
Other than the whole 'pissing off lifelong baseball players' thing, but they haven't cared about that so far . . .
Quality post on what would happen if the whole Mets squad were Tim Tebow.
"Original Tebow was, in fact, one of the best players on the team, mostly because he stayed healthy the entire year. He finished hitting .182/.218/.275, which is certainly good enough for the Major leagues if you have Ecksteinesque scrappiness, a statistic which OOTP strangely fails to track. He also struck out 215 times, but sabermetrics says that strikeouts aren’t that bad anyways. He’s like Mark Reynolds, if Mark Reynolds had a broken arm in addition to blindness."
They absolutely will. It's like the Metsiest move ever.
It's not like I spend time thinking about it, but as we discussed at the outset of this thread, Tim Tebow isn't a legitimate prospect. (Just like he wasn't a legitimate NFL QB.) He's preying on the feverish adoration of his evangelical fan base to make a quick buck, which seems apt in the age of Trump.
For the whole year to date, he's got a 759 OPS against righthanded pitchers. Lefties are eating him alive. He's as much a "prospect" as 3/4 of Salem's current roster. The whole "he's an embarrassment" schrick is becoming less and less relevant every day.