New York Mets: A closer look at the spring training non-roster invitees

Tim Tebow, New York Mets. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Gregor Blanco – As a 10-year major league veteran, the 35-year-old Blanco should be familiar to Mets fans. The Caracas, Venezuela native has a lifetime .255 batting average, plays all three outfield positions and has two World Series Championship rings. He has a great shot to be a Met with a good spring training performance.

Rajai Davis – Another longtime veteran, Rajai Davis has played in 1419 big league games over 13 seasons. He brings an element to the table the Mets have been lacking, speed. The former 38th round draft pick (2001) has stolen over 40 bases in a season five different times, which includes winning the American League SB title in 2016. Last year with Cleveland, Davis stole 21 bases in 28 attempts.

Rymer Liriano – A classic Four-A player, he’s been a pro since 2008 although Liriano has only spent parts of two season in the big leagues. In 2014, Liriano played 38 games for the San Diego Padres. He made it back to the show in 2017, as he appeared in 21 games for the Chicago White Sox. Ironically, Liriano hit .220 in both seasons.

Tim Tebow – Politics aside, it would be a good story if the 31-year-old outfielder became a major leaguer. Truthfully, nothing in his minor league career thus far has shown Tebow is ready for the big time. He’s just not a good enough hitter.