Tim Tebow slams 3-Run home run in 1st pitch in AA ball

Though not necessarily an indicator of future success, Tim Tebow has now hit a home run in his first game with all three of the minor league teams he's played with, including Columbia, Port St. Lucie, and now Binghamton.

Kahron Spearman

New York Mets General manager Sandy Alderson has reason to believe Tim Tebow will be in the majors at some point. 


The Mets have been extremely aggressive in Tebow's progression, already up to the Mets' Double-A affiliate the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. However, he's making it worthwhile.


In the first pitch in his first at-bat with Binghamton, Tebow went deep with a spectacular three-run homer.

In his first full season in the Mets' minor leagues last year, the former Heisman Trophy winner hit .226 with eight home runs, 52 R.B.I. and 126 strikeouts in 126 games, for in Class A Columbia and Class A-Advanced St. Lucie. 


He's smashed home runs in his first game with all three of the minor league teams.


At 30 years old, Tebow is at his physical peak, but his plate discipline is still highly suspect. Likely to never be a high contact hitter, he will have to figure out how to transfer his strength into more consistent power.

He did well last year in A ball. Now, he's got to prove himself here and probably have to go to Triple-A at some point. "He's a hard worker. He'll do whatever he has to do to succeed.

Jeff Wilpon: New York Mets chief operating officer
Chicago Tribun