Tim Tebow, who is currently with the Low-A Columbia Fireflies, could be one step closer to the New York Mets of Major League Baseball.
Although Tim Tebow hadn’t played baseball since high school, he decided to attempt a career in professional baseball after his NFL career went south and went into broadcasting for ESPN’s SEC Network. Now, it seems like he may have a legitimate shot to make the major league.
According to a report from New York Mets beat reporter of the New York Post, Mike Puma, Tebow could get a promotion later this summer.
“There has been discussion about moving the former Heisman Trophy winner to a higher level within the minors, but such a jump likely won’t occur until after the All-Star Game in midseason.”
Tebow has posted a 250/.330/.370 average in 112 plate appearances including an .849 OPS in his last 16 games. That may not seem like big numbers but for someone who isn’t used to hitting against professional pitchers, they’re not bad and he is showing progression with his swing.
It’s unclear if Tebow will move up to Advanced-A with the Port St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League or Double-A with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (formerly, Binghamton Mets). Since Tebow went to school at the University of Florida, an assumption could be made that he would go to Advanced-A because of the crowds he would draw there.