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Tim Tebow Selected For Minor League All-Star Game

Tim Tebow in a Minor League baseball cap.

PEORIA, AZ - OCTOBER 13: Tim Tebow #15 (New York Mets) of the Scottsdale Scorpions watches from the dugout during the Arizona Fall League game against the Peoria Javelinas at Peoria Stadium on October 13, 2016 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Tim Tebow is riding quite the hot streak on the baseball diamond. Now, he is officially an all-star.

The Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder is currently in the midst of the best stretch of his baseball career. He's hitting .315 for the month of June, and in the last 18 games, he has an OPS of .848, showing some solid power and ability to get on base.

Many have mocked Tebow's attempt at baseball. And it makes sense, given the attention that he was paid in the NFL, that was not exactly equal to his ability under center.

For someone who is getting back into the game in his 30s, his development is impressive.

This afternoon, the Rumble Ponies announced that Tim Tebow is an Eastern League All-Star.

He is one of five players from the New York Mets Double-A affiliate to make the team.

Before the season, Mets' general manager Sandy Alderson said that he thought that Tebow would eventually be a major leaguer. At the time, it seemed like more of a defense of having him in the system than anything.

Now, with Tebow's improved play and the Mets falling apart, it definitely seems more likely. When rosters expand in September, it wouldn't be too surprising to see Tebow called up to goose fan interest and sell some jerseys.

At least one minor league coach thinks he can get there. From the New York Post:

“We’ve got guys who’ve been playing five, six, seven years not having the success he’s had at Double-A,” Double-A Harrisburg manager Matt LeCroy said. “A lot of people probably thought he could not do that and now he’s starting to thrive in Double-A.

“If you can play in this league,” the former big leaguer added, “you can probably give yourself a chance to get up to the major leagues.”

Now, he has an all-star appearance to bolster his resume a bit.