ESPN analyst Keith Law watched Mets OF Tim Tebow during this year's Arizona Fall League and left feeling the former NFL quarterback should never play baseball again.
"I think Tim Tebow should stick to announcing," Law said on an ESPN conference call. "He was the worst player I've ever seen in the 10 years I've been going to the Arizona Fall League"
The Mets announced in early January that Tebow would not be among the 13 minor leaguers invited to participate in this year's big league Spring Training.
Tebow, who signed a $100,000 contract to join the Mets this past summer, hit .194 with a .296 OBP, no home runs, three doubles and 20 strikeouts in 19 games during October's Arizona Fall League.
Tebow runs the bases (Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports).
In early December, Mets manager Terry Collins said he would like Tebow to play for the Mets during Grapefruit League games this spring, even if he's only in minor-league camp.
Mets GM Sandy Alderson told the New York Post in October that the next step of Tebow's career will be to compete this spring for a spot on a minor-league roster.
While Tebow showed improvements as the AFL moved on, MLB scouts told MetsBlog's Matthew Cerrone in October that he is still a long ways away from having the needed skills to be a big-league player. And at 29 years old, it's hard to imagine how he makes up for lost time.