New York Mets minor league outfielder Tim Tebow has declared his intentions to return to the Mets organization in 2018.
This should come as no surprise as Tebow has consistently averred he was dedicated to being a baseball player. He would even tell MMQB baseball is his “first love.”
Tebow began his 2017 season with the Columbia Fireflies, and he was promoted to the St. Lucie Mets at the end of June. Both Columbia and St. Lucie set attendance records this year.
On the field, Tebow has combined to hit .222/.306/.344 with 23 doubles, two triples, eight homers, and 51 RBI in 123 games. Coincidentally, those stats are better than the ones posted by Michael Jordan for the Birmingham Barons in 1994.
At the moment, there is no expectation the Mets will add Tebow to the 40 man roster so he can be a September call-up. Tebow’s name has not been included in the initial Arizona Fall League rosters. To that end, unless Tebow is invited to participate in the Instructional Leagues, his baseball season will be over this Sunday.
In the offseason, Tebow will return to his role as a pre-game analyst of the SEC Network.