Tim Tebow’s Workout Went About As Well As His NFL Career

In case you missed it, and I can’t really blame you if you did, Tim Tebow had his workout for scouts and media yesterday.  Although it’s been more than 12 years since Tebow has last played baseball (Back when he was in high-school), he still wants people and more importantly sponsors to think he can make a career out of professional baseball.

Tebow, 29, looked less impressive during live batting practice against former major league relievers Chad Smith and David Aardsma. Smith’s fastball topped out at 92 mph, and Tebow put four of Smith’s first 20 pitches in play, cracking a line drive to center field that would have been the only sure hit in the bunch. He also lined two balls to shortstop and grounded to second base in displaying decent bat speed

Tebow showed off his speed running the 60-yard dash at ranges between 6.65 and 6.82 seconds which when compared to most MLB players rates at average to slightly above average.  His throwing session however did not go as well.

One scout graded Tebow’s arm a 45 on the 20 to 80 scouting scale; 50 is considered average, 45 slightly below average. Another scout noted that Tebow’s throws had “a little arc, but just fair carry. There is some strength.”

In the end, Tebow accomplished what he really set out to do.

I’m sure some minor league or independent team will sign him if he decides he wants to continue this charade further.  He is good for some ticket sales after-all.  But if you are hoping to see Tebow play for your favorite MLB team anytime soon, I wouldn’t hold your breath.

 

 

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13 thoughts on “Tim Tebow’s Workout Went About As Well As His NFL Career

  1. Timmy would be much better off if he came back to Florida and ran for political office. He has a better chance of being elected than he does of being a professional baseball player.
    But, I guess everybody has to have a dream, right?

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    • It’s more about maintaining and growing his brand than actually playing baseball. I mean he’s already got a shoe deal, plus all this public attention is just what he’s looking for. People stopped talking about him and his “value” was dipping, so he had to come up with some desperate ploy to get back in the media. As Peter Gammons pointed out, if this wasn’t a PR stunt, then why didn’t he just play a month in the Atlantic League? Baseball is not a showcase sport.

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