Tebow homers on first pitch in AA

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    Not gonna lie, his swing looks much smoother. And yes, I realize this is only soft toss.
     
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      @NYPost_Mets: Alderson on Tebow: "I think he will play in the major leagues."
       
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        This is the make or break year for him. If he ever wants to play in the big leagues he must play in AA this year and have decent numbers.
         
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        The Mets don’t own their AA team, but do own the High A club, which mean they get all of the marketing rights, ticket sales, apparel sales, etc. We will see...
         
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            His problem has never been his swing form. It’s always been pretty sweet. It’s his bat speed. It’s too slow.
             
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            Too much wind-up?
             
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            Is that some shyt or what??

            If he got called up I'd like to go but chances are he would ride the pine.
             
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            What is he, 30?
             
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            Yep.
             
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              Gotta extrapolate Tim's physiological age. I mean, he's a rare specimen that's been so dedicated to physical fitness for so many years ... have we seen such a person before? I bet his solving this resides in brain-eye reflex to the pitched ball. If that can be "trained-in" Tim will thrive.
               
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              His swing wasn’t sweet, it was stiff and he muscled everything. Being loose (like he is in the video) will increase bat speed.
               
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              Have you been to his games? Nice and smooth swing. But no bat speed twitch at all. Hopefully he finds that.
               
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              Nope sure haven’t, but I’ll be sure to see him when he comes to play the Braves in Orlando :)

              Here’s a scouting report from Baseball America (reputable source). His swing is much, much improved the limited amount we see in the video above.
              https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.baseballamerica.com/minors/scouting-tim-tebow/?amphtml=1
               
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              One of the quotes from that article:

              That may be the issue with his bat swing. When I watched him, he had powerful, looping, full body swings - instead of compact, quick twitch swings. Maybe he's not recognizing the pitches fast enough to react to them.
               
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                Hope he stays in the grapefruit league again this year... already have my tickets.
                 
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                Yep, on his 30th birthday last year, he was playing at Spectrum Field, I had front row tickets.
                 
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                Tebow is a I-A level Adam Dunn with speed. Nothing wrong with that. It is better 99.999999% of athletes can say.

                It is better than Michael Jordan could say.
                 
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                  Yup. It’s hard enough for people who’ve been playing year round for 15+ years. He’ll get pitch recognition down, and from the video clip you can tell he’s shortened his swing a good bit which will help him recover if/ when he gets fooled by a pitch
                   

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