Mets OF Michael Conforto says he's seen improvement from minor league OF Tim Tebow, currently playing with High-A St. Lucie.
"I actually was down in high-A for a rehab assignment, and I played with him. One thing I'll say about him is he always takes good at-bats," Conforto said, according to Brett Bodner of the NY Daily News. "He's got a good eye, he doesn't chase, and I think really that's half the battle in the game of baseball as far as being a good hitter."
"He's still got a long way to go, but I think I've seen a lot of improvement out of him. From spring to the one day I got to see him when I went down on Thursday (July 6), he looks like a much better player already," Conforto said. "If he just keeps getting better, who knows?"
The 29-year-old Tebow, who the Mets signed to a minor league deal last summer, played in the Arizona Fall League before spending the first part of this season with the Low-A Columbia Fireflies, where he hit .220 with a .311 OBP and .336 SLG with three HR, 14 doubles, and 23 RBI in 64 games.
In 14 games since being promoted to St. Lucie, Tebow is hitting .318 with a .412 OBP and .500 SLG with two HR, two doubles, and nine RBI.
Tigers RHP Michael Fulmer, who the Mets traded to the Tigers in 2015 in the deal for Yoenis Cespedes, has also kept an eye on Tebow.
"I see a lot of stuff on social media about it," Fulmer told ESPN. "I think it's awesome what he's doing. Obviously, he got promoted to St. Lucie, and knowing some of the coaching staff that are working with him, he's in good hands."
If the Mets promote Tebow to the majors later this season, they'll have to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.