Keith Law, ESPN.com’s lead scout, released a scathing scouting report today on Tim Tebow, who is now playing in the Arizona Fall League. The first paragraph:
Tebow has objectively struggled in his first professional stint outside of the instructional league. On his first day, he ran headlong into a wall chasing a fly ball he didn’t catch, and he’s been no better at the plate. Through three games, he is now 0-for-9 with three strikeouts, a rut he blamed on a lack of “rhythm.”
Law saved his sharpest words for the Mets’ front office, who gave Tebow a $100,000 signing bonus—roughly the amount a late-round, high-upside draftee might receive —despite the fact that he hasn’t played baseball since his junior year of high school. The move has been widely viewed as a money grab by critics and fans alike, with Tebow likely to draw thousands of fans to minor league parks during his tenure.