Tebow: Performance shouldn’t be based just on numbers, results

Posted: 03/07/2017 in MLB, Sports
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Following his much-publicized promotion, former Heisman winner Tim Tebow – a career .220 hitter for the Columbia Fireflies in the South Atlantic League – doesn’t believe his performance should be judged on numbers alone.

“I think first you have to look at how you did. What did you do? Not just the numbers or the results,” he said, according to ESPN.

“How did I do in those at-bats? What were my strengths and weaknesses? Where can I improve? Some games you might hit three for four really hard. You might hit them right through people. In another game you might get two little dinkers that are hits. You’re 2-for-3 with a walk, then people are like, ‘Congratulations, look at your batting average.'” …

“You know as an athlete that’s fake, but the other was real. You can’t fool yourself. You have to be honest with yourself as an athlete,” he added. “That’s something I try to do. I look at my at-bats and how I played the field and what I did and I try to be honest with myself with where I’m at and what I have to do to improve.”

The 29-year-old was slated to make his debut on Tuesday but, unfortunately for the 5,000 fans that were expected to attend, it was rained out.

In 64 games with the Fireflies, Tebow hit .220/.311/.336 with three home runs and 23 RBIs but carried a strikeout rate of 28.3 percent in 244 plate appearances.

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