The former NFL quarterback finished the game going 1-for-4 as the designated hitter.
Tebow made it to the game after hitting .270/.337/.390 with 12 doubles and five home runs in the first half for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. He came into the ASG on a hot streak with a .874 OPS over his last 19 games.
.@TimTebow doubles in Double-A All-Star Game
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The 30-year-old former football player isn’t focused on a promotion to Triple or even the big leagues for the New York Mets, “I have to stay focused on the process and not the maybes, not the hypothetical, not the what-ifs. I don’t think that’s a place that an athlete can live. I don’t think you can let your mind go into places like that.”
While the overall numbers have been better for Tebow recently, he’s still striking out 35.6% of the time (fifth highest in AA) and has a .423 BABIP.
Nonetheless, what Tebow is doing (above average AA player/105 wRC+) is impressive given his time away from baseball and the expectations for his on the field contributions.
The regulation part of the game ended in a 4-4 tie after nine hitting before a hitting competition decided the winner.
Left-handed relievers Daniel Zamora (1.1 IP scoreless) and David Roseboom (retired only batter faced) both made appearances. Right-handed starter Nabil Crismatt was named to the roster but a promotion to the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s made him ineligible to play.