Tim Tebow getting another shot at the big leagues, Mets invite former SEC QB to spring training
Tim Tebow is getting another shot at impressing the Mets.
Friday morning, the Mets announced the former SEC legend has been invited to the team’s spring training along with eight other players. Tebow spent last summer playing for Mets minor league affiliates in St. Lucie and Columbia.
For his career, Tebow has a minor league batting average of .226 and eight home runs. He has 97 hits in 430 plate appearances.
Given his lack of overall success at the plate, his play in the field has been noted to be even more of a challenge than his batting, you have to wonder if the Mets inviting Tebow to camp is all about the publicity he could generate. It’s fair to ask whether Tebow will even generate nearly as much buzz as he did the first time around at Mets camp but it should be noted the camp is annually held in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
There’s no doubt Tebow’s star shines brightest in his home state and where he originally made a name for himself as a Gator legend.
We’ve invited nine players to major league #SpringTraining including: Peter Alonso, P.J. Conlon, Kevin Kaczmarski, Patrick Mazeika, Drew Smith, Corey Taylor, Tim Tebow, David Thompson and Adonis Uceta. #Mets
— New York Mets (@Mets) January 19, 2018