Mets outfielder Tim Tebow finally picked up his first hit in the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday night, going 1-for-4 with two strikeouts while hitting into a double play. Tebow stroked a single to left field and is now 1-for-16 in five AFL games with eight strikeouts.
It was the first time Tebow hit a ball to the left side of the field after hitting everything else down the first base line.
— Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayo) October 18, 2016
Tebow, 29, has been getting some poor reviews from scouts who have said his swing is too long to catch up to anything over 90 mph and that he has very poor pitch recognition.
As a defender, Tebow has displayed poor instincts, runs bad routes, and has below average foot speed and arm strength.
Prospect Analyst Keith Law went to Arizona to scout Tebow and didn’t mince any words on an ESPN Insider article in which he completely obliterates him and the Mets for sending Tebow to the Arizona Fall League.
“Tebow the baseball player is not a baseball player; he’s a washed-up quarterback who has size and nothing else. His swing is long, and he wields the bat like someone who hasn’t played the sport in more than a decade, which he hasn’t.”
Law, calls Tebow the only hitter he’s ever seen in the AFL who can’t square up a below-average fastball.