New New York Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen said Tuesday that Tim Tebow is likely to begin next season at Triple-A, but he did not rule out the possibility of the former Heisman Trophy winner making the Mets’ opening day roster.
Tim Tebow has tried his hand at the MLB level and has yet to make it to that top level. At Florida he was the standout quarterback but no one can deny his ability to play baseball.
Tim Tebow is likely to begin 2019 at Triple-A, but new #Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen did not rule out the possibility that he could make the @MLB Opening Day roster. Tebow has fully healed from hamate injury, Van Wagenen said. @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 6, 2018
There are two things to keep in mind here. One, just because it’s a possibility doesn’t necessarily mean it’s likely, though it does show that Van Wagenen is taking Tebow seriously. Two, Van Wagenen was Tebow’s client, so it’s no surprise he believes in him.
Tebow, 31, spent all of last season with the Double-A Binghampton Rumble Ponies. He batted .273 with a .735 OPS — extremely respectable numbers for a player in just his second season of pro ball after not playing since high school. Though Tebow has had a respectable showing in the minors and has a knack for big moments, he still appears to be a long way from being able to hit consistently at a major league level.