Haters continue to doubt Tim Tebow.
The Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback has been hearing the critics telling him what he can and cannot do his whole life.
But now the Minor League baseball star has been playing extremely well, and his next stop could very well be the Major Leagues.
Tebow has had a solid week.
Not only is attendance up, but he also garnered 11 hits in his last 13 games, which includes an 8-game hitting streak.
He’s been clutch at the plate recently, which helped his team to some much-needed wins after a dismal 2-8 start to the season.
Now people are beginning to wonder what’s next for Tebow, and where his ceiling is.
“Former college football great, failed NFL quarterback, and now struggling minor league baseball player Tim Tebow gave the New York Mets some hope over the last week since they promoted him to their Single-A affiliate St. Lucie.
In his first ten games playing in the Class A Advanced Florida State League, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner hit two home runs, drove in eight runs, and is batting .345 after 10 hits in 29 at-bats. In addition, Tebow drew six walks earning an impressive .472 on-base percentage.
Kyle Koster writes at TheBigLead that the Mets admit Tebow remains a ‘publicity stunt,’ but with his recent stats he’s beginning to look ‘an awful lot like a baseball player.’
Koster points out that the 29-year-old’s decreasing strikeout numbers may be his most ‘impressive’ development.
Nevertheless, Tebow needs to continue at this pace if he wants to play in the ‘Bigs,’ because prior to his elevation to St. Lucie the fan favorite hit only three home runs in his first 64 games and his batting average was threatening to dip below the Mendoza line.
Including his torrid last ten games, Tebow owns a dismal .235 batting average.
Regardless of his statistics, cynics predict that Tebow will one day play in the MLB because he brings people to the ballpark.
But that will be a temporary phenomenon.
Ultimately, the way to sustain high attendance at games is bringing W’s, not former Heisman Trophy winners batting .200, sticking them in left field, and hoping that no one hits one in his direction.”
Tebow’s ceiling is becoming a Major League star, and he seems to be well on his way to doing that in such a short amount of time.
And he continues to get better and better every game.
Tim Tebow is hittin .360 in the 9 games since being promoted… You gotta respect what this guy is doin.
— Kent Murphy (@KentMurphy) July 8, 2017
Tim Tebow’s first seven games at Class A Advanced St. Lucie:
.438 AVG, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 BB, 3 K, 1.279 OPS.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 4, 2017
— Dan Ellithorpe (@DanEBoy09) July 8, 2017
— MiLB.com (@MiLB) July 5, 2017
They say the sky isn’t even the limit, but no one’s sure if that’s the case with Tebow because he could go all the way — all the way to the Major Leagues.
And it seems to be inevitable at this point.