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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Tim Tebow and Michael Jordan.

Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. In the middle of his NBA career he quit and tried baseball for the 1994 season.

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 6", Weight: 205 lb.
Born: February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, NY

Jordan played AA ball for the Birmingham Barons. He had 497 plate appearances (PA), OPS .556. 502 PA in the major league qualifies a batter for leadership in average stats, so Jordan played pretty much a full season. His BA was .202 but he had 114 SO and only 3 home runs. Jordan could not hit professional pitching.

I now don't understand why Jordan started at AA, other than his people didn't want him descending to playing with teenagers. Had he started in rookie, then A-, A, A+, (don't know if they had - or + then) he would have done better, although not succeed at AAA, much less majors.

Tim Tebow was a left handed college football quarterback at the University of Florida and won the Heisman Trophy as top college player in 2007. Tebow then played sporadically in the NFL 2010-2012: 17 TD passes, 9 interceptions. I still don't know why hasn't been playing in the NFL all along.

A couple of days ago Tebow had a long baseball workout for major league scouts of multiple teams. Tebow was a good high school baseball player but did not play baseball in college. I thought Tebow ​looked really good in the highlights I saw, much better than Jordan, especially batting. Jordan was 31, Tebow is "only" 29, born August 14, 1987, so 2017 would be his baseball age 29 season.

I'd sign Tebow and put him the fall league and/or winter ball. If OK there, some level of A ball in 2017 at age 29 and see where he winds up. If still standing, then maybe major league spring training at age 30, a year younger than Jordan was at AA. What the heck. The guy is very diligent and could give a team five good years, all under club control.

The worst that happens is that Tebow fails and makes baseball look good for being too difficult for a great athlete from one of the other two primary team sports in the USA. Like Michael Jordan did 22 years ago.

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