Tim Tebow is an All-Star.
The 30-year-old New York Mets prospect and former star quarterback was named to the Double-A Eastern League's All-Star Game on Friday following an excellent first half with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. It's a remarkable accomplishment for Tebow, who earned the honor in just his second full season playing professional baseball.
The game will take place on July 11 at Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton, N.J.
Tebow, who primarily plays left field and designated hitter, owns a .261/.335/.398 slash line with five home runs and 30 RBIs across 236 first-half plate appearances for the Rumble Ponies. While his 88 strikeouts do lead all Eastern League hitters, the former Heisman Trophy winner is tied for second on his team with 12 doubles, and his .733 OPS ranks fourth among Binghamton players with at least 200 PAs.
He's also been red-hot at the plate of late, hitting .318 with an .812 OPS and seven extra-base hits in the month of June.
Tebow switched to baseball following several years as a star quarterback at the University of Florida, and then briefly in the NFL. New York signed him in the fall of 2016, and he's since played for three of their affiliates, splitting last year between Single-A Columbia and High-A St. Lucie.
He's a career .237/.318/.363 hitter with 13 homers, 82 RBIs, and 214 strikeouts across 193 minor-league contests in the Mets' organization.