As baseball fans stuff online ballots to see their favorite players in the 2018 MLB All-Star Game, fans are also showing their support for New York Mets minor league outfielder Tim Tebow.

The 30-year-old outfielder, who is playing for the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies this season, was named to the Eastern League All-Star Game on Friday.

Tebow, who owns a .261/.335/.398 slash line with five home runs and 30 RBI, certainly helped his case with a strong performance in June.

Across 22 games, the former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner had an .812 OPS with a .318/.357/.455 slash line. While he only hit one home run in 70 plate appearances, Tebow drove in 11 RBI and scored 11 runs.

Given his performance this month and now an All-Star spot, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Tebow promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas by August. It could then open the door for him to be called up to the Mets’ active roster when rosters expand in September.

Matt Johnson
Writer at Sportsnaut. Journalism student at San Diego State University. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection