Do you know what’s almost as big a baseball crime as the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal? The fact that 32-year-old Tim Tebow is back for a FIFTH season in the minor league baseball system, fourth with the New York Mets, after literally being the worst hitter, ranked dead last at 314th, in all of Triple-A baseball in 2019.
During the 2019 Syracuse Mets’ season, Tebow had a .163 batting average, a .240 on-base percentage (OBP), a .255 slugging percentage (SLG), for a .495 on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) – all the worst among players with at least 200 at-bats in Triple-A last season.
Tebow also struck out 98 times in just 239 at-bats (41%), or one strikeout every 2.44 at-bats.
Overall in his four seasons in the Mets’ farm system, Tebow has compiled a .222 batting average, .299 OBP, .332 SLG, and struck out 347 times in 1,002 at bats.
And yet, there is a Double-A outfielder sitting in Binghamton, not moving up a step closer to the big leagues because this guy…
… is blocking him on the Triple-A roster.
Oh, and if you are wondering why Tebow is wearing number 85 this year in Spring Training instead of his usual number 15, it’s because former Houston Astros outfielder Carlos Beltran grabbed number 15 when he was hired as the Mets new manager then let go when it was discovered that he’s a gigantic cheater.
The team thought, in true MLB logic, that after that debacle having the number 15 on the field would not be kosher.
“I like number 15 a lot, but I totally get it,” Tebow said about his number being unavailable this spring.
On the plus side, the Mets have zero worry about Tebow ever using the number 15 in the Majors.