Tim Tebow received a formal invite to spring training from the New York Mets.
Tebow made it to Class A with the Mets last season.
He summarized his first season of professional baseball as “a lot of learning moments.”
“Almost every day there’s something I’ve never been through before that you’re learning, whether it’s something on base or something in the outfield or something at the plate,” said Tebow, who split his time between the outfield and designated hitter spots. “Or it’s getting to go over something again because of the way someone’s pitching you.”
He homered in his first game with the extended spring training team in 2017 and had 126 strikeouts.
For the season, the former Heisman Trophy winner at the University of Florida and NFL quarterback notched a batting average of .226 with eight home runs and 52 RBIs.
Tebow started the season at Columbia in the South Atlantic League. In June, he was elevated to the Florida State League to play for Class A St. Lucie.
St. Lucie set a home attendance record with 122,000 fans last season.
The 30-year-old Tebow maintained his role as college football analyst for SEC Network.
–Field Level Media