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Victor Victor Mesa

Victor Victor Mesa

OF | B/T: R/R | 5' 9" 165 | Age: 22
Santa Clara, Cuba
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 229 209 17 46 0 13 8 .220 .272 .254 .526
Career Minors 229 209 17 46 0 13 8 .220 .272 .254 .526
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .220 0 13 8 .526
Career Minors .220 0 13 8 .526

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2019 Jupiter Hammerheads FSL A(Adv) 52 229 209 17 46 1 3 0 13 13 29 8 0 3 .220 .272 .254 .526

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 45 | Run: 65 | Arm: 65 | Field: 60 | Overall: 55

Mesa and his younger brother Victor Jr. defected from Cuba in May 2018 and signed with the Marlins five months later for a combined $6.25 million, with Victor Victor receiving $5.25 million, a franchise record for an amateur position player. They're the sons of Victor Mesa, a legendary Cuban outfielder who had a game that resembled Rickey Henderson's and was nicknamed "El Loco." Victor Victor debuted in Cuba's top league at age 16, holding his own but not dominating against older competition, and went 3-for-7 in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Mesa's speed and defense are big-league ready right now. He's a well above-average runner with the savvy to steal bases and he chases down balls from gap to gap in center field. Few players at his position can match his arm strength, which earns double-plus grades from some evaluators.

Scouts are less certain about Mesa's offensive upside. He makes consistent contact, but he doesn't drive the ball much with a relatively flat right-handed swing and he puts the bat on the ball so easily that he doesn't walk much. He could wind up as a faster version of Albert Almora and may not require much time in the Minors.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
04/01/2019 OF Victor Victor Mesa assigned to Jupiter Hammerheads from Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.
12/03/2018 Miami Marlins invited non-roster OF Victor Victor Mesa to spring training.
10/23/2018 OF Victor Victor Mesa assigned to Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.
10/22/2018 Miami Marlins signed free agent OF Victor Victor Mesa to a minor league contract.
01/25/2017 OF Victor Mesa assigned to Cuba.