Tebow is hitting .246 for the Fireflies

AP

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow continues to draw customers to the Columbia Fireflies ballpark. Despite not hitting a home run since cranking two in his first three Single A games, Tebow continues to play well enough to pass the eyeball test.

He’s batting .246 through 18 games, with 16 hits and 16 strikeouts in 65 at-bats. On Wednesday, Tebow had three hits in four at-bats, including a triple.

Attendance on Wednesday for the Fireflies was below 3,200, down sharply from the average of 5,704 through the team’s first 11 home games.

Tebow turns 30 on August 14, so the clock on his development continues to tick and tick and tick. Still, in less than a year he’s gotten to the point where he is getting a hit roughly once in every four tries. While that won’t propel him to the Mets any time soon, it’s progress.

35 responses to “Tebow is hitting .246 for the Fireflies

  1. That’s pretty solid for a 30 year old that hasn’t played in a decade. Good for him pursuing his dream.

  2. OPS’ing .644 in High-A ball as a fully matured athlete against 20-22 year olds is not passing the eye test. Its pretty abyssal. Reports of his defense and in particular his arm are also not positive. Its nothing more than a sideshow at this point.

  3. Anyone who can hit above .200 at any level of professional ball in the US is the elite of the elite of the elite regarding their skills as a baseball player. People calling his .644 ops in A ball abysmal are either ex-players who are just jerks or normal people who have no clue.

  4. I love how Bortles has a slow release, is inaccurate (in three times the games as Tebow), hasn’t sniffed the playoffs (remember, Denver picked second before Tim took them there and won), and apparently lost the locker room. Yet still somehow better than Tebow. That, literally, makes no sense.

    And now Elway s HOPING to make the playoffs with a less experienced, slightly more accurate, and bigger Tebow in Paxton Lynch. That makes no sense either.

    Meanwhile, most of the guys who cut Tebow or didn’t give him a chance are doing awesome (Idzik, Rex, Chip, John Fox (Mike Glennon?!?))

  5. He may not get further and he always has a sideshow in tow, but it’s an impressive achievement and I salute him for doing it, especially if it holds greater interest to him than say playing H-back.

  6. Seems that average has only been going up the last couple weeks. Doubt he makes the majors, but there’s no doubt he’s a talented athlete to jump right in and bat .246 (and will likely only improve) after 10 years away from baseball. That’s better than Jordan was able to muster.

  7. arwiv says:
    Apr 26, 2017 8:23 PM
    Anyone who can hit above .200 at any level of professional ball in the US is the elite of the elite of the elite regarding their skills as a baseball player. People calling his .644 ops in A ball abysmal are either ex-players who are just jerks or normal people who have no clue.
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    elite of the elite of the elite? I needed a good laugh, thanks!

  8. I have played, Ice Hockey, Football, Baseball, Tennis and Golf..

    The hardest thing to do in my opinion is hit a baseball. especially in the “Bigs”.. That includes the “minors” ..

    Hats off to him 1-4 is good.. but at 30, well…..

    In another NFL era he could have been a Paul Horning type..

    Great Kid.. MY daughter could bring a man like him home any time..

  9. Good for him!! He’s done and will do more than many of us will ever have the courage and balls to accomplish. If you thumb down his accomplishments, you’re nothing but a hater.

  10. @liquidmuse, he got every chance in the world yet you guys still complain. Several team brought him in and he simply can’t throw the ball, something needed to succeed.

  11. The circus that surrounds Tebow isn’t orchestrated by Tebow. Its by the people trying to benefit financially from having him around. You may not like him but the over exposure is the fault of companies like ESPN and not Tim himself. The guy is just trying to live out a life long dream and his fame and abilities have allowed him to do so.

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