Mets prospect OF Tim Tebow hit a three-run home run with High-A St. Lucie on Saturday, marking the fifth time he's homered since being promoted from low-A Columbia.
In 30 games for St. Lucie this season, Tebow is hitting .303 with four homers, five doubles, a triple, and 17 RBIs.
Here it is. Tim Tebow smacks his 5th HR since joining the St. Lucie Mets! pic.twitter.com/JkTJCOjUiG- Bryan Levine (@Bryan_Levine) July 30, 2017
Tebow recently said that he feels "more comfortable" with St. Lucie, per the TCPalm.com's Jon Santucci.
Tebow struggled with low-A Columbia to start the season, posting a .220/.311/.336 slash line. However, through each game and at-bat, he felt better.
"I think I'm more comfortable seeing more pitches," Tebow said. "Playing baseball for longer, I think that helps. Also (hitting coach) Luis (Natera) and (manager) Chad (Kreuter), getting to work with them every day and just what we're doing out there -- taking pitches, seeing, tracking. I feel more comfortable with my swing, feel more comfortable with my game plan I'm having against pitchers and then just playing more baseball helps, too."
Coach Natera admits Tebow was a raw product in spring training, but he has shown tremendous improvement since then.
"Spring training was too early to say something about it, but he was rough," Natera said. "Too much body in his swing. For a guy who didn't play a game for years -- and he's a big, strong kid -- he had too much body in his swing. Now he's using his legs and his hands much better. A much more fluid swing. Now he's pulling the ball the right way."
But Tebow isn't getting ahead of himself through his recent success. He doesn't have the big leagues in his sights just yet as he continues to focus on playing the game one step at a time.
"It's a dangerous place to be as an athlete," Tebow said. "You don't want to think about that. I've got to think about the here, I've got to think about the now, I've got to think about what I'm doing. ...This journey isn't just about the destination. It's about every single day. It's about the competition against the pitcher. It's about the camaraderie with my teammates. It's about enjoying every moment."