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Tim Tebow Named to Double-A All-Star Team

Tim Tebow
The Associated Press

Tim Tebow has impressed fans and fellow players alike, and now he has impressed the Double-A Eastern League All-Star committee enough to be offered a spot on this year’s team.

After improving by leaps and bounds this season, on Friday Tebow was named to the Double-A Eastern League’s All-Star squad, MLB.com reporter Anthony DiComo noted on June 29.

The former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner hit five home runs in 67 games with the Mets’ Binghamton affiliate, MLB.com reported. Those numbers include a slash line (batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage) of .318/.357/.455 in June, easily his best month since his minor league debut last season.

Tebow has stunned Double-A devotees and coaches with his growth as a player, even to the point where some are saying he is “suddenly looking like a pro baseball player.”

Once scoffed at, the former NFL player is now thought to be on a fast track to a shot at the majors, and many expect the Mets to call him up later this year.

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