There is no argument that Tim Tebow is an excellent, true role model individual. Through his personal foundation, Tebow aids hundreds of thousands of people. As a baseball player? Quite the opposite set of circumstances. Let's take a real look at Tebow's season shall we?
What a lot of the blind public sees:
Tebow has 435 plate appearances in 114 games across Low A and High A ball this season. He is sporting a .219/.304/.344 slash line across that time. With just that small sample of numbers alone I would be surprised to see Tebow get promoted to AA ball. Ever.
But Tebow has the power numbers to back up that low on-base production right? Wrong. Contrary to the "Tebow with another home run!" posts that go viral on Twitter (as displayed earlier in this post), making it seem like he has more home runs than anyone in the minors, Tebow has 8 home runs. Allow me to type out that numerical digit.
IN SINGLE A BASEBALL!
To be fair, he has 84 hits to that 8 home run total. So, there is not a large sample size of hits to properly gauge his power potential.
The most alarming numbers? Tebow has struck out 116 times to only 39 walks. When any professional baseball player, at any level, shows a tendency to strike out more than one out of every four plate appearances; That is an obvious sign that player displays a lack of plate discipline.
Tebow doesn't even have age on his side, as he just turned 30 on August 14th of this year. Listen, I love this guy, how can you not? It is truly a shame. Tim Tebow will never play a game in Major League Baseball. He really just needs to go back to what he was amazing at; College football analysis.
Maybe I should cut Tebow a bit more slack, as this is new for him in his first season of professional baseball. Also, I lied. To say he will never play with the big club is likely a stretch. Tebow's promotion to high A earlier this season is 100% marketing driven. Tebow sells tickets, plain and simple. With that said, the Not so Amazin' Mets are far out of any October baseball contention in 2017. Could a September call up be in the cards to maintain attendance at Citi Field?
At this point though, it seems the most we can hope for is that he continues to promise home runs to children with Autism. With that at least, he is providing the most valuable service a professional athlete can provide by being a shining light influence, in a forefront position of the public eye.