ST. LOUIS - Florida State outfielder James Ramsey doesn't shy away from comparisons to former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow. He welcomes them.
Ramsey, selected by the Cardinals with the 23rd overall pick in the first round of the MLB Draft Monday night, has been compared by many draft experts to Tebow because of his outspoken Christian faith, leadership skills and team-first mentality.
"I think it's an extreme compliment," Ramsey said. "I've always been a fan of Tim's, just being a man of God first of all but also how he goes about his business. You wouldn't describe my college experience as very conventional and that's the way Tim kind of lives his life as well.
"There were always people saying he couldn't play quarterback, he couldn't be all SEC, he couldn't win a national championship, he couldn't lead a lot of people to Christ. I kind of delight in the challenge of knowing that I can delight in my inabilities and let God take over."
The Cardinals just hope Ramsey can someday...