Friday November 18th, 2016

The scouts have spoken, and Mets minor-leaguer Tim Tebow is...ugly?

Yep—when he plays the game of baseball, at least. The New York Post’s Dan Martin has a nice end-of-season writeup on Tebow, as his time at the Arizona Fall League winds down, and in it he talked to several scouts about what they’ve seen in the part-time college football analyst.

An American League scout called him “awful,” and a National League scout said he “stinks.” An executive hit Martin with the word “ugly,” adding when he is “in the field and at the plate, nothing looks natural.”

Woof.

The 29-year-old got $100,000 from the Mets toward the end of last season after a thrilling workout in California that saw him hit some line drives and crash into a fence.

His time at the AFL has hardly been boring, however. To recap: he helped a fan who was having a seizure (potentially saving his life), went hitless in his first 12 at-bats, got a hit, got injured and then got a game-winning hit. If this fall is any indication, Tebow’s minor-league career will be exciting, even though it may be “ugly.”

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