Whether he makes it to the majors eventually or not, Tim Tebow has some serious power.
Earlier this week, New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson said he envisioned the 30-year old Tebow playing in the big leagues at some point. Tebow has yet to play above High-A, so Alderson's quotes raised some eyebrows.
In his lone season in the minor leagues, Tebow struck out plenty and didn't hit for a high average. He did, however, show off some thump in his bat with eight home runs in 126 games.
During batting practice today at Mets' spring training, Tebow apparently blasted a home run to deep right-center field. It hit off a shed behind the wall.
There doesn't appear to be any video of the hit, but Mets' writer Anthony DiComo has a picture to illustrated how far it went.
That's a legit shot. Now, can Tebow do that in games against higher-quality pitching? That remains to be seen.
Reports indicated he will likely begin the season at Double-A and could be a September call-up. It makes sense if the Mets are out of the running for the team to bring Tebow up for the purpose of selling tickets and merchandise.
If he can somehow hit like this in games, they will get something out of him from a baseball perspective as well.