The same physical traits that make Tebow a more powerful hitter also make him slower, and Jordan’s explosiveness was legendary. Jordan played the outfield, and he probably did it a lot better than Tebow plays the outfield corners. But there was no advanced fielding data in the minors in 1994, and the pickings are still slim today.
In 94, Jordan made 11 errors in 119 games against just six outfield assists. Tebow so far has eight errors in much less time, against one assist. It feels safe to say that Jordan was better in the field than Tebow is now. But that’s a long way from saying Jordan was good, because there’s lots more to defense than athleticism.
Game Womens Josh Huff Jersey Most likely, a 31-year-old rookie would not have thrived in the field, and the absence of advanced data makes it impossible to know for sure.
If I’m a big league manager, putting either of these guys in the field is too big a liability for me. I want the player with some chance of running into a fastball and hitting it a great distance as a pinch hitter. Tebow could, in theory, do that.
Bellinger met Ball at Dodger Stadium last month when Ball threw out the first pitch shortly after the NBA draft. Despite the constant noise surrounding his fellow rookie, Bellinger called Ball a cool, laid-back guy and said he enjoyed meeting someone on a similar career trajectory in the same city.
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Bellinger’s assessment of Ball’s personality notwithstanding, nothing about Ball’s arrival (or rather, his continued presence) in Los Angeles has been laid-back. For weeks, SportsCenter has opened each morning with a look at what Ball did the night before in games that are, no exaggeration, the preseason for the NBA preseason. On the way to Ball winning Summer League MVP, his every shoe choice, tweet, and minor bruise was a national headline, with the media attention making it seem like the meaningless July games were meant to have been played a month earlier.