New York Mets prospect Tim Tebow just smacked the roof of a shed outside of the stadium while taking batting practice down in Port St. Lucie.
The kid can smack the baseball. At the very least, we now understand that.
On Thursday down in Port St. Lucie, home of New York Mets Spring Training, prospect Tim Tebow dropped the jaws of many as one of his bombs smacked the roof of a storage shed beyond the right-field stands.
Your daily Tim Tebow update: He just hit the roof of a storage shed beyond the right-center field fence during BP. His power is legitimate. pic.twitter.com/vlmMLWE5D7
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) February 22, 2018
As per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Tebow’s “power is legitimate.”
Of course, Tebow still has a long path to travel before he’s recognized on a national stage for his baseball abilities. The 29-year-old baseball prospect is still, of course, one of the greatest college football players of all-time. Even his short NFL stint with the Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, and hometown New York Jets far outweighs his couple-year baseball adventure.
As one of sports’ “good guys,” Tebow recently shared one simple quality that allows others around him immediately like him, via Jonathan Blumberg of CNBC.
“When you truly love something, when you’re passionate about something and you’re willing to sacrifice for it, it’s amazing how many people will be drawn to you,” he says, “because those qualities are so contagious, and people want to be around it.”
Apparently, Tebow learned this trait when he was just 8-years-old.
“People want authentic. They want real. They want passionate,” he says. “When people know that you care about them, and that you will fight for them, it’s amazing to see how they fight for you.”
Through two seasons and 430 at-bats over the last two years in the minors and the Arizona Fall League, Tebow’s put up a .226 batting average to go with eight home runs and 52 runs knocked in. It’s a continual work in progress, but Mets GM Sandy Alderson recently made mention that he firmly believes Tebow will one day make it to the big leagues.
The Mets officially begin Spring Training exhibition play on Friday, Feb. 23 when they take on the Atlanta Braves.