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Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Early consensus from scouts evaluating Tebow's baseball tools at work out: 55 Run 40 Arm 40 FLD 35 Hit 55 Power full report on Baseball Tonight 10pm et 7pm pac ESPN

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets have extended their player development agreement with Triple-A Las Vegas for two more seasons, through 2018. The Pacific Coast League is clearly not ideal travel-wise, but the Mets decided to re-up.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Tim Tebow's batting practice. The last ball went over the Dedeaux Field scoreboard into some trees in right center field. 400 feet-plus.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

One evaluator thought Tebow showed a 40 grade arm on the 20-80 scouts scale. Below average. Tebow caught everything hit to him during shagging, but struggled with his footwork a couple of times. He's an awfully big man at 6-3, 255.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Three scouts present at Tim Tebow work out graded his arm well below average. 2 scouts graded his arm 40 another 35 on scale of 20-80 with 50 being major league average.

Tebow shows off his glove

Tim Tebow displays his defensive skills to MLB scouts by throwing to bases from the outfield and shagging fly balls.

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Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

28 Teams 46 Scouts is the final count of who was present for Tim Tebow workout according to his representatives at CAA

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets confirm that Rafael Montero has been demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear the roster spot for Logan Verrett. Montero will be permitted to return in one week, when the 51s' season ends.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Tebow pauses for a water break with his agent, Brodie Van Wagenen.

Tebow runs 60-yard dash

Tim Tebow runs the 60-yard dash for major league scouts at his workout.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The victorious Maine-Endwell (N.Y.) Little League team will be honored at Citi Field before Wednesday's Mets game. The team beat South Korea, 2-1, on Sunday to win the Little League World Series. It's the first New York team to win since Staten Island's Mid-Island league did so in 1964.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Here's Tebow limbering up in the OF.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Tim Tebow 6.7 time in 60 yard dash is above average for major league right fielders and would be graded 55 on a scouting scale of 20-80 with 50 being major league average.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets confirm that Logan Verrett will be added to the roster from Triple-A Las Vegas before Tuesday's game against the Marlins. They did not yet announce the corresponding move, but Rafael Montero demoted would seem to make sense since he threw 100 pitches Monday and would be unavailable for several days.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Scouts timed Tim Tebow at anywhere from 6.6 to 6.8 seconds in the 60-yard dash. That's about a 50 grade on the 20-80 scouts scale. "It's not going to eliminate him," said one scout. Anything above 7.0 screams "corner guy" or DH.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Tim Tebow ran a 6.7 60 yard dash

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

There are 27 teams and 42 scouts at Tim Tebow's MLB workout today. Plus a ton of media.