Tim Tebow’s purpose of changing into a full-fledged Main League Baseball participant has seemingly been caught in impartial for a while now. Regardless of the dearth of actual progress on the minor-league degree, Tebow refuses to surrender, no less than proper now.
Set to embark upon his fourth season within the New York Mets’ farm system, Tebow opened up to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com about the place his profession stands and the way lengthy he’ll stay dedicated to realizing his MLB goals.
Tebow tried to resurrect his pursuit of enjoying professional ball late in his 20s after his NFL profession stalled out. Now 33, Tebow understands time is operating out.
“I’m already behind the 8-ball in age and time and expertise in all of these items, so in fact it makes it tougher,” Tebow stated. “However I feel on the identical time, I attempt to study from each little bit of it. And that’s all that we will do.”
The previous Heisman Trophy winner gave the impression to be making headway in 2018, however a hand harm in 2019 short-circuited any progress. Then, the cancellation of minor-league seasons in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic meant Tebow hasn’t performed in a recreation since July 21, 2019.
Nonetheless, many have argued the writing has been on the wall for a while regarding Tebow’s life like MLB prospects. Whereas he has hit 18 dwelling runs and slashed at a .223/.299/.338 clip in 1,048 profession minor-league at-bats, his defensive deficiencies and the absence of any expectation of enchancment on the plate leaves Tebow in minor-league purgatory.
The idea by many insiders is that Tebow received’t get any additional than the Triple-A degree after being promoted to the Syracuse Mets in 2019. One MLB scout argued Tebow hit his “zenith” in Syracuse.
There was no scarcity of brokers, scouts and doubters who’ve harshly criticized Tebow after the Mets took a flier on him again in 2016. Nevertheless, Tebow in some way continued to outlive, even flourish at times, within the minors.
Nonetheless, for a lot of of his harshest critics, Tebow has been nothing greater than a novelty act, a sideshow whose main objective has been to draw followers to minor-league ballparks. His humble attitude, devout Christian faith and nice-guy persona clearly resonate with a large spectrum of sports activities followers.
“It’s not one thing that I need to do without end … as a result of there’s numerous different issues which are in my coronary heart that I need to pursue,” Tebow stated of his baseball profession. “However it’s one thing that’s nonetheless in my coronary heart at present.”