Since getting called up to high Class A ball, Tim Tebow has begun to show some progress as a baseball player.
He has a 12-game hitting streak and is batting .321 since he joined the St. Lucie Mets. On Thursday, the former Hesiman Trophy winner blasted a walk-off home run.
So what did New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson have to say about a potential call-up to the Mets in September?
“Never crossed my mind until about 10 days ago when somebody said it was likely to happen,” Alderson said on Friday, per ESPN. “I don’t foresee that kind of scenario.”
Despite Tebow’s recent success, it does seem very premature to ask about a call-up to the majors. Tebow is probably the only player in high A-ball who would have such a question asked about him. And Tebow still has his duties with the SEC Network, where he’ll serve as an analyst. The former Florida QB did agree to a new contract extension this offseason.
If Tebow can keep up his current pace, he was a .220 hitter in A-ball for the Columbia Fireflies, maybe he can earn a call-up to the Mets’ Double-A affiliate, which would be a huge success for his first season in baseball.