Tebow unbowed

Tim Tebow, having bade goodbye to the National Football League, has been trying to make a case for himself to Major League Baseball:

The former NFL quarterback worked out at the University of Southern California in front of a large contingent of Major League scouts and media, and he showed off his trademark speed, plus a little bit of pop with the bat.

“I had fun. I think it went pretty well,” said Tebow. “Obviously this form of workout’s a little different than what I’m used to, but just being out there and running the 60 and throwing it around and catching fly balls and hitting some BP, but the most fun for me is trying to hit live pitching.”

After running a quick 60-yard dash and doing throwing and catching in the outfield, Tebow took batting practice and elicited his first share of wows. Then he moved on to live hitting against former big league pitchers and barely missed a “real” homer.

He is, of course, aware that if he’s signed, he’ll be dropped into the lower (Class A or thereabouts) end of the farm system, with no guarantees that he’ll ever make it to The Show.

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3 comments »

  1. In The Mailbox: 08.31.16 : The Other McCain »

    31 August 2016 · 5:26 pm

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  2. John Salmon »

    1 September 2016 · 10:52 pm

    Trying to make it as an OF, interestingly enough. Of course, the way a QB throws and the way a pitcher throws don’t have much in common. I had a great arm in baseball but could hardly throw a football-it’s a short-arm snap, not extension.

  3. CGHill »

    2 September 2016 · 12:56 pm

    From the scouting reports that were disclosed, apparently he’s a better-than-average prospect, but not really compelling. Still, I think he gets a chance in a rookie or Class A league next season.

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