Tim Tebow is still looking for his first hit in the Arizona Fall League
He almost notched an infield single recently, but alas it rolled foul
Mets "prospect" Tim Tebow is of course getting a taste of the Arizona Fall League this offseason. The AFL is home to a number of high-ceiling minor-leaguers, so this makes for a much stiffer level of competition than what Tebow saw in fall instructs. His numbers to date certainly reflect that reality:
12 AB, 0 H, 2 BB, 5 SO, 0 SB
That comes to an OPS of .143 -- next to last among all hitters in the AFL this season -- and he's struck out in more than 35 percent of his plate appearances. Let's also keep in mind that we're talking about a 29-year-old who's competing against a much younger peer group. Yes, the sample size is vanishingly small, but the results to date have been quite ugly.
On the vaguely bright side, Tebow on Monday almost notched his first hit ...
You guys..everyone in the stadium held their breath for this... Tim Tebow almost got his first hit, but it rolled foul just before the bag. pic.twitter.com/DnoOIQ7Tma— Sande Charles (@sandecharles) October 18, 2016
Alas and alack, it rolled foul. In any event, here's how his 2016 AFL game logs have gone ...
Oct. 11: 3 AB, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 SO
Oct. 12: 3 AB, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 RBI
Oct. 13: 3 AB, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 R
Oct. 17: 3 AB, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 SO