Tim Tebow’s opposite-field home run off the first pitch he saw from John Kilichowski, an 11th-round draft pick out of Vanderbilt by the Cardinals, was a holy topping on his cake of constant media coverage. Considering Aunt TeFlo finished the day 1-for-6, I’m not quite willing to say this is a sign of things to come for the 29-year-old rookie.
— Luis Torres (@LFTorresIII) September 28, 2016
However, let’s not shy away from the legitimacy of this hit. The opposing pitcher, Kilichowski, spent the year putting together a 2.70 ERA at Class-A. He’s no slouch on the mound or on Twitter, responding in comedic fashion to his power-hitting counterpart.
Tebow may be the oldest player in the Instructional League at 29, but his hilariously real power potential and ability to sell jerseys makes him a somewhat viable gamble for the New York Mets.
I’d guess Tebow has a career in broadcasting and is just biding his time with this baseball thing. Or he’s Mike Trout 2.0.