Mets minor league OF Tim Tebow remains focused on reaching the majors -- even though it's a steep and unlikely hill for him to climb.
"The goal is to get to the major leagues, for sure," Tebow said during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. "Huge transition, huge obstacle, and of course no one thinks I can do it. But I love trying to prove people wrong, so I'm excited about the challenge."
The 30-year-old Tebow received an invite to major league Spring Training earlier this offseason.
He joined the Mets organization in 2016, and played 126 combined games with Low-A Columbia and High-A St. Lucie last season, hitting .226/.309/.347 with eight home runs, 52 RBI, and 126 strikeouts.
With Tebow on board, attendance at Low-A Columbia games went up roughly 40 percent last season.
"They show up, so it's cool," Tebow said. "I'm always grateful for the support."
Tebow also weighed in on people who have tattoos of him, including a man who lost a bet and had to get a tattoo on his thigh of Tebow as a Centaur.