From the drawers of the Top Secret Fyles:
The Great Tim Tebow Baseball Experiment could be coming to an end in Syracuse.
The 31-year-old former Heisman Trophy winner in college football has steadily moved up in the New York Mets’ organization in his quest to make the major leagues.
But, the quality of Triple-A pitching has taken a toll on Tebow, who got off to a rocky start this season for the Syracuse Mets, and the skies haven’t gotten much brighter for the left-handed hitter.
Through Monday’s action in the International League, Tebow is batting a paltry .151 (14-for-93) in 29 games with 5 doubles, 0 home runs, 9 RBIs and a whopping 38 strikeouts. He’s fanning every 2.45 at-bats.
Tebow though is showing a glimmer of hope, raising his batting average from .120 last Wednesday to .151. The only player with a lower batting average in the league is former Yankee Ronald Torreyes, hitting .120 with Rochester.
New York is demonstrating great patience with Tebow, now batting ninth in the order, and it has been the organization’s plan to call up the Tebow when MLB rosters expand Sept. 1. He hardly deserves a promotion, and there are plenty of former major-leaguer outfielders on Syracuse’s roster …read more
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