With the Arizona Fall League coming to a close, scouts haven’t been bashful when assessing New York Mets prospect Tim Tebow.
With the Arizona Fall League coming to a close, so is Tim Tebow‘s first game action on the professional diamond. Unfortunately, for Tebow, scouts aren’t holding back, via Dan Martin of the New York Post.
According to an AL scout, Tebow’s play was “awful.” Another scout from the NL says Tebow “stinks.” An executive even told reporters his play is “ugly, in the field and at the plate, nothing looks natural.” But this should be no surprise for people in the baseball world. The former quarterback hasn’t played organized baseball since his high school days.
While Tebow is receiving hate from the scouts, Sandy Alderson, the Mets fearless GM, has his back. Alderson believes the 29-year-old has a future in the sport of baseball: “We thought he might be overmatched early on, but from the first 10 days of the season to the last 10 days, there was a marked improvement.”
Tebow batted just .194 for Scottsdale but did finish the season strong. He had eight hits and two doubles in his final 30 at-bats, which certainly shows progress. But it wasn’t all hate from the scouts. An AL executive said, “he’s not an embarrassment by any means. He’s a tremendous influence on is teammates and that’s worth something.”
So where do the Mets and Tebow go from here? According to Alderson, the plan is for Tebow to compete for a full-season minor league roster spot at the Class-A level.