COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Tim Tebow’s first half of his first professional baseball season is complete. The former Heisman Trophy winner appears to have made progress with the New York Mets Class A affiliate.
Tebow began the season like a storybook star, hitting two home runs in his first four games as an outfielder-designated hitter for the Columbia Fireflies. The Mets prospect has had just one homer in the 10 weeks since. Yet, he’s continued to grind heading into the league’s All-Star break this week.
He had a five-game hitting streak – the longest of his career – and helped the Fireflies finish second in the Southern Division of the South Atlantic League.