Tim batting 8th today playing left field vs. Peoria. Game time 2:35pm eastern time.
Just three more AFL games. It’s a neat league, of which I was previously unaware.
The AFL is a league of future major league stars. Tim has had quite an adjustment to make but his last 20 at bats he is hitting close to .300
Tim finishes the day 1-4. His hit was a double in the 7th inning which ignited a 5 run rally for Scottsdale.
Batting average rising, now sitting at .190.
Side note: instead of his normal left field position, he was playing right field today.
Good Twitter link. Thanks!
Thanks for all the updates/links!:D
It looks like Tim’s team won their division. There is a championship game between them and the other division winner on Saturday (I think). It is being televised on MLB network. Does anyone know if Tim will be playing or is he still going to do SEC network as he has been during the season.
Tim batting 8th playing right field today. Game time 8:35pm Eastern.
Last day of AFL!
Lineups aren’t out yet. Assuming Tim is playing today, it’s Scottsdale vs Mesa at 2:35 Eastern.
Tim batting 8th as DH today
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Tim Tebow finishes AFL campaign hitting .194 but his numbers of late are respectable – .267 average and .405 on base in last 10 games.
The improvement over the last week or so has been huge. Tim needs to get on a Field fast while he’s on such a rapid growth curve.
Tim finishes up the season going 1·2 with 2 walks and a run scored. He wrapped up the year with a .194 batting average. He significantly improved as the season went on.
Tim Tebow hits .194 in Arizona Fall League, awaits next step with Mets
darrenrovell Tebow Last 11 games: 9 of 32 (2 Doubles).281 avg. 8 walks On Base % of .425. OPS in last 10: .739.He was improving rapidly
GREAT NEWS! GO TEBOW!
My mistake. I said that Tim’s team was in Saturday’s championship game but I was wrong. I was looking at last year’s final standings. This year it is Surprise and Mesa in the championship game.
I can’t wait to see where they send Tim next. He seems to be getting into the groove and getting more comfortable at the plate. The home runs will come soon enough. I think he is growing at a fast pace and the Mets are pleased with his progress so far. Still has a ways to go but getting there quickly.
The Home Runs are big. And they SHOULD come with greater comfort at the Plate and Tim’s feeling more ease at taking bigger hacks at the Ball. Even the Anonymous Scouts are admitting he’s been hitting the Ball harder.
But Home Runs are key. If/When those come two things happen. First, his appeal at the Major League level leaps up. His Batting Average no longer gets picked to pieces and examined so closely. But it’s the second thing that’s so huge.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has the League under a mission to significantly boost revenues and deals and spread Baseball. MLB has been on a serious International kick since 1999. They have Baseball positioned Globally in ways the NFL could only drool over. But they haven’t converted that into big Revenue streams. They will. And this is where Tim fits in.
As a Major League Baseball Player Tim becomes an instant Global appeal. BUT as an MLB Player who is knocking Baseballs out of Ballparks? He becomes an instant Legend. In Tim Tebow Baseball has the potential of a Player whose combination of Athletic feats and universal popularity that far transcends the Game itself that hasn’t been seen since babe Ruth. No matter what the snarky Detractors want to say, Tim is seen as America’s Golden Boy, America’s Good Guy…maybe its last Good Guy.
This isn’t just something the Detractors hate and keep trying to play down, it’s something that was warned against before he was Drafted in the NFL. There is a certain social/political niche that is absolutely terrified of the idea of Tim Tebow Cultural Phenomenon. And has been since he was in College.
But America absolutely NEEDS that Tim Tebow Cultural Phenomenon to happen because we are at the front edge of the Era of greatest global Competition in History. He’s not just Great for Sports. He’s Good for America. Even if some hate that fact.
Wow, very interesting. Go Tebow!!!
TIM TEBOW VASTLY IMPROVES OVER AFL SEASON
Although this isn’t a headline you will see in an internet search, an objective analysis will come to this obvious conclusion.
The Arizona Fall League is made up of hand picked top prospects that play mostly in AAA or AA ball, with a handful of players on the 40 man MLB roster. Some are major leaguers on rehab if they’ve had extensive time away due to injury or other reasons. In short, the talent base of the AFL is pretty strong.
It’s been said that AAA isn’t that much different than Major League. The biggest difference is not necessarily ability, but to consistently play at the top of their game. With that said Tebow was up against some good baseball players.
Tebow struggled at first, going 0-12 in his first at bats. Only the very optimistic were expecting him to bang out home runs every other at bat going in.
Tebow has put a lot of work in. Early each day he was working with the hitting coaches and taking a lot of practice at-bats. Some of his teammates were razzing him a bit because Tebow’s hands were raw from all the practice.
As the season went on, Tebow’s batting average slowly crept up. The encouraging thing that I saw throughout the season is that he chased very few balls outside the strike zone. There’s a statistic called the “chase rate” which calculates this very stat. The major league leader last year was somewhere around 17%. I don’t have an exact stat for Tebow, but I bet it was very low from a sampling of observations I made.
Tebow’s average over the last 30 or so at bats was just shy of .300. If his season was broken down between the first 1/3 and the last 1/3 people would have seen a lot of difference.
All in all I believe Tebow showed the Mets (and Sandy Alderson seems to agree in various news accounts) that Tebow has improved quite a bit.
Tebow will get better as he gets more at-bats and continues to play in high competitive ball.
Where will Tim be next year? Given that his numbers improved a lot over the final third of the AFL season and that he was up against some elite minor leaguers, I would think that he will start the 2017 season in AA ball. The talent level will vary quite a bit in AA and I believe Tebow will do well. Depending on how Tebow does and how aggressive that Alderson wants to push the gas pedal on Tebow’s career, we may see Tim in AAA before the 2017 season concludes. We may see Tebow in the AFL again next fall as a much better player than he is now.
Good thoughts. Hopefully he can play winter ball. I’m not sure how all that is arranged.
Winter ball would also be nice because, I presume, his obligation for ESPN would not disrupt his progress every week.
So happy to hear that and thanks Danny for the great news! 🙂
Scottsdale Scorptions’ final stats
Tebow ends Arizona Fall League campaign on high note
FWIW: According to Forbes Sports Money, the final numbers for ESPN’s Monday Night Football this week came in at a 4.0 Ratings. Last year’s Week 11 was 8.9. A drop of over 50%
Seems that boycott isn’t ending anytime soon.
My boycott on the NFL continues. It’s nice to have Sundays to do other things now.
I completely agree. I was 80% boycotting after realizing how dimwitted, malicious, and sjw-prone the NFL was after their blacklisting of Tebow. That it was extremely boring sans Tebow knocked it up to 90%. Kaepernick brought it up to 100%, and loving my free Sundays and Monday nights has me never returning.
Totally agree Danny and TMA…think they r due for an adjustment and hope they get the message w/that rating, lol!
Dave George from the Palm Beach Post
I like the little dig on the “Anonymous Scouts”.
More like fake scouts in my opinion.
TT OLD BCBS BUDDY LOSES ANOTHER FOR THE BUMBLING VIKES..THERE IS NO OTHER EXAMPLE IN THE HISTORY OF SPORTS WHEREBY TEAM’S BOYCOTT THE BIGGEST STAR AND SETTLE FOR BEING LOSERS..AND GIVE UP A NUMBER ONE
There actually is only one in modern sports history. And it’s very telling.
During the Cold War, there were Athletes from behind the Iron Curtain who were marginalized, humiliated and manipulated into obscurity by the Governments of the Countries they competed for because they were so wildly popular with the Masses and didn’t fit the profile of the true believer those Govts. wanted.
Other than that, no Athlete in any Free Society has EVER been treated the way Tim Tebow was treated by the NFL just because his popularity somehow made them uncomfortable. So the NFL has chosen its company. Let’s see if they can survive it.
I’m going to toss out one other. On this one there’s not enough evidence to say he was treated as badly as popular Iron Curtain Athletes who didn’t completely tow the party’s desired image. But there’s enough to point him out.
Luz Long who was the hero of Nazi Germany who befriended Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and continued to be his friend until he was killed in World War II. (Owens was Best Man at Luz’s Son’s Wedding.)
After publicly befriending Owens, Luz’s treatment by the Nazis was pretty close to trying to manipulate him of the Athletic Fields.
Again, the NFL has chosen the kind of Company it keeps.
Love the history …TT IN GOOD COMPANY
“HAPPY BELATED THANKSGIVING!”/THANK GOD–LOTS TO BE THANKFUL FOR!!!;D
BARKLY THROWS A PICK IN THE ENDZONE AFTER SPECIAL TEAMS GETS HIM THE BALL…ANOTHER NFL WINNER FOR THE TWO AND FORTEEN BEARS..TT TOO HOKEY AND DUMB TO PLAY FOR THE RENAISANCE BEAR FANDOM
Just got into Tampa..Watching all the games in my favorite s bar PRIMETIME…
BAR TWO THIRDS EMPTY…FANS FROM ALL ALONG THE NATION NOT HERE…LOUSEY NFL PRODUCT
FYI – Nissan Car ad with Tebow on Tv..
Just saw this.. I guess it was out for a while – but cannot recall seeing it..
Hi David O. and, yes, remember seeing it also.:D
The Nissan ads are on youtube. Tim is in about 4 of them.
David … Thanks for TT detailed links for his Nissan appearances..
Is Buzzy on vacation? Just wondering…
This may be off topic but I’ve been trying to get a grip on what Colin Kaepernick thinks he’s doing by getting into fights with the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero over Fidel Castro. They were at it again in the press conference after the 40ers-Dolphins Game and not only did Kaep not back off his praise of Castro he tried to act like everyone’s making a big deal out of nothing and he is actually the wounded party who is being taken out of context, misunderstood, blah blah blah.
Then he went on to continue praising Castro even more than the first bout.
It’s getting real hard to not think what he actually likes about Castro is that he hated America.
He kneels during the national anthem, but that’s only because his PR people told him to. Before that he slouched disrepectfully on the bench.
He is said to have married or fallen for a SJW. This is what Obama would be like if not grasping for political power.
TEBOW IS ON HANNITY RIGHT NOW!!!:D
Yes, that was the one…GREAT TOO! GO TEBOW!!! Thanks David for the inspiring link.;D
Robin was going through chemotherapy when Tim worked for GMA and they seemed to have a great friendship while that was going on. That was some great advice that he gave those kids. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
Not fond of GMO and, in particular, Oprah’s friend Gale is on there plus the Robin situation is something else…HMMM! Thanks for the info. though David and had a very nice Thanksgiving and hope yours was as well–Very grateful that God answers prayers!:)
Tebow on Good Morning America talking about “Shaken”
Just loved it when Kiko Alonso of the Miami Dolphins slammed that no good Castro lover into the ground Sunday.
Kiko is my favorite football player.
I also heard he called Kaepernick ignorant. Sounds like Goodell will have to send Kiko to a re-education camp once the mainstream media turns it into a racist statement instead of the true statement that it was.
I know God has made a special place in Hades for Fidel Castro (well deserved I might add).
Well Andrea, you nailed it, as always!:D Hope u had a nice Thanksgiving btw.
Anybody know what happened to Buzzy? Hope he is o.k.?!
Tebow failed in the NFL and we still have this crap. He isn’t gonna make it in baseball either. He is great on SEC network and running his mouth speaking to people. That’s his real talent. Even in school he spent more time going places to run his mouth than to get pro ready. It was simple what he should have done from the start. He didn’t impress anyone and still doesn’t in pro sports. Kid failed, that’s what he does in pro sports and even wrote a book to make himself look better and ofcourse making money off of the people that worship him. Come on you still don’t see what it is.
Looks like Jason crawled out from under his rock. How’s it going Jason? NFL ratings are down big time,Donald Trump is the President-elect – how do you like them apples?
Must really set you off knowing Tebow makes more money in one minute than you make in a lifetime.
I see the ESPN analysts that you treat as gods have caused ESPN to lose a million viewers in the last two months.
Take care Jason and don’t forget to its men like Tebow that keep this country safe – not your flag burning buddies you hang with.
Amen to that Andrea!;) Bet Tisa is riled up…guess he doesn’t like being ignored on purpose and for GOOD REASON, LOL!!!
TAKING THE WORST TEAM IN THE AFC TO THE PLAYOFFS AND SETTING PASSING RECORDS IS NOT FAILING.DRAWING THE BIGGEST TV RATINGS IN YEARS IS NOT FAILING. TT CAME ALONG DURING THE MEDIOCRE OBAMBA YEARS ALSO ESPN. THE NATION OS NOW REJECTING BOTH TT WILL LIVE ON AND PROSPER LONG AFTER EVERYONE FORGETS ABOUT THE OBAMA GENERATION THAT YOU ARE
AN EXAMPLE OF.
Will agree w/that, haha!:)
The headline naturally misleading, but this is an article about Tim and co-owner Jeff Wilpon paying their respects to fallen NYPD officer Brian Moore.
Tim also had some remarks as well:
Hi all, hope you all are doing well. Please keep me and my family in your prayers, my son age 32 passed on December 30, 2016 in CA. May be foul involved, I am beside myself. No parent should ever have to lay their child to rest. I miss you all. Thanks and hope you all had a great holiday season.
I meant may be foul play, autopsy yesterday and today in CA, I live in MD.
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