Doc Gooden says he's a huge Tim Tebow fan -- but the kid wouldn't have a chance in hell if the two ever faced off on the baseball field ... says the NY Mets legend himself.
We spoke with Dr. K at Miami Mike's Sports Zone in Jersey Wednesday night -- and he raved about how cool it was to see Tebow jack a dinger in his first instructional league at bat.
"Amazing," Doc said ... "Only downside to that -- it's downhill from there. You don't get any better."
Gooden also called Tebow an "inspiration." But who wins in a Gooden vs. Tebow at bat?
"I'm a Tim Tebow fan, don't get me wrong, but he wouldn't have a chance."
"In my prime, I think I would eat him alive."