Tim Tebow held his highly anticipated baseball workout showcase on Tuesday. Dozens of scouts and media members showed up to watch the SEC Network analyst catch, throw, and hit baseballs. Scouting reports were mixed, but it sounds like his MLB dream may still be alive. After the workout, Pedro Gomez talked about Tebow’s MLB chances on SportsCenter. The front-runners remain the Atlanta Braves. Here’s what Gomez had to say (via Talking Chop):
“In talking to some people around the game, they think the Atlanta Braves might be the best fit. A lot of that has to do with the fact that he played football at Florida, which is SEC country. Georgia is not far from Florida and there is a big following for anything to do with football down there.”
If you look at a map, those two states are, in fact, “not far” from each other. So that’s the good news for Tebow. And there’s also good news for Braves fans. Don’t think that the Braves would just be wasting time with a guy who went to college in a nearby state, he also knows how to make contact like some big leaguers you may have already heard of.
Woah! When you remember that Tebow only completed 47.9% of his passes in the NFL, it is absolutely logical to proclaim that Tebow is better at baseball than he was at football. And he played football professionally. Thus, Tim Tebow will be an incredible professional baseball player.