Mets prospect OF Tim Tebow plans to return to the Mets organization next season, according to multiple reports.
Tebow, who started the season with Single-A Columbia, has played 59 games since his promotion to High-A St. Lucie. St. Lucie's season concludes on Sunday, and Tebow is not sure what lies ahead in the immediate future.
"It's still something we're figuring out, but for me it'll be a lot of training," he said Thursday via the AP. "For me it'll be about working on training and building the muscle-memory where I can do it for two, five, seven days and continue to build a couple of weeks at a time."
The 30-year-old outfielder said his first full season was about getting acclimated to the game after shifting from football.
"In looking back, there's a lot of ups and downs, a lot of learning moments," he said. "Almost every day there's something that I've never been through before that I'm learning."
Since his promotion to St. Lucie, Tebow is hitting .225 with five home runs and 28 RBIs. In 123 career games, including a 19-game stint in the Arizona Fall League in 2016, Tebow is hitting .222 with eight home runs and 51 RBIs.
Heading into 2018, Tebow believes the lessons he learned this season will put him in a better position to succeed.
"I think it will be easier from that standpoint, mentally, knowing what to expect," he said. "As far as baseball goes, I think it will be a huge year for me."