A MLB Scout told Zach Braziller of the New York Post this week that Tebow has gotten “better” but has plenty to improve on before he can be considered a Major League hitter.
He is better,” the scout said. “He has shown the ability to hit the fastball. Not a double-plus fastball, but an average fastball. He has progressed. He still misses a lot of pitches down. The changeup, he doesn’t see at all.”
The ability to adjust to off speed pitches is usually the kryptonite as players make their journey up the minor league system. Everyone can usually hit fastballs. It is adjusting to sliders, change ups and curveballs that separate the pretenders from the contenders.
“I saw him last year at [Single-A] Columbia. He’s come a really long way,” Double-A Hartford manager Warren Schaeffer told the Post. “He’s a tough out right now. We had a really tough time against Tim Tebow. He hits fastballs well. He’s a strong kid. His approach has gotten a lot better. He’s spitting on pitches now he wasn’t early on this year. You can tell he works hard.
“Before, you could beat him with a lot of stuff. You beat him hard in, beat him soft away. He had a quite a few holes [in his swing] earlier on. Now the holes have gotten smaller and smaller.”