Over at the Baseball Prospectus main site, our own Jarrett Seidler wrote about Tim Tebow after watching him play in Lakewood over the weekend. Here’s a sample of what he saw and you can read his column for the full report:
“I genuinely don’t even know how to evaluate Tebow as a prospect. He’s 29 in Low-A, but his ‘baseball age’ is probably closer to some of the recently-drafted prep guys he was playing with. Jeffrey Paternostro and I were batting around comparisons, and came up with everything from ‘two-way high school player drafted as a pitcher and converted to a hitter after blowing out’ (read: Stetson Allie) to ‘Cuban toolbox gets held up in the defection process for years’ (read: older Andy Ibanez) to ‘super-athlete from non-baseball country is discovered late’ (read: Rinku Singh, but a hitter).
He is certainly a super athlete, a point I made when he was signed but is even more noticeable when he’s lined up next to baseball prospects who get noted for their athleticism, like Desmond Lindsay. Tebow is tall and built like an Adonis, the type of body that rarely ends up in baseball and stands out when it does.”
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