Former Florida quarterback and New York Mets AA prospect Tim Tebow is the “most popular active baseball player,” according to an ESPN fan poll of the top-25 most popular players in America.
Friday, during the new ESPN show Get Up, co-host Mike Greenberg revealed that Tebow received the most votes of any active baseball player, according to data obtained by ESPN’s Fan & Media Intelligence group via the show’s researcher Paul Hembekides.
According to data obtained by ESPN’s Fan & Media Intelligence group, Tim Tebow is the most-popular active baseball player.
— Paul Hembekides (@PaulHembo) March 28, 2018
Apparently, co-host Michelle Beadle was less than enthusiastic about the results.
When Hembo said Tim Tebow was the most popular active baseball player … pic.twitter.com/mm8JRpo56N
— Get Up (@Get_Up) April 13, 2018
Of course, Tebow is among the most recognizable names of any active baseball player for his polarizing football career at Florida and in the NFL.
But his inclusion is sure to cause a stir as the former Heisman Trophy winner has never made it past the AA level. Plus, many fans have seen only viral clips of him playing baseball, as opposed to a nationally televised broadcast of a full game.
it’s hilarious to picture Tebow among the ongoing debate of “who is the face of baseball,” despite having never played a single major-league inning.
Tim Tebow is the face of baseball, according to an ESPN poll https://t.co/WsF14UonZR
— Jason Hall (@JasonHall1289) April 13, 2018