As noted in this very space on Sunday, Mets’ minor-league sensation Tim Tebow is set to play in a pair of big-league spring training games this week. With his appearance will come higher attendance, swarms of attention and lots of people yelling at each other over, well, nothing really. 

Oh, and also: Prop bets. 

Over on, there are Tebow-specific props. They don’t seem to have much confidence in Tebow, either.


First up, how many times will he strike out? The over/under is 2.5. It’s pretty tough because we don’t have an idea of how many plate appearances he’ll get. If he gets something like eight or nine, I feel like the over is a good bet. He struck out 20 times in 62 at-bats in the Arizona Fall League. 

Will he get a hit? The “yes” is +130 while the “no” is -160. So that’s weighted moderately toward him not getting a knock. As such, the home run question isn’t too surprising, despite his raw power that he displays in batting practice

Will Tebow hit a home run? 

Yes, +1300
No, -2500

That’s an outrageous odd on the no. There isn’t even any reason to bet on that. 

Perhaps the best action is on the prop for his first at-bat result

Strikeout, -180
Flyout, +401
Groundout, +586
Hit, +805
Walk, +1007
Hit by pitch, +2025

Take the walk. You can bet $10 to win $100.70. 

Tebow will be playing in big-league games Wednesday and Friday this week.