The youngest player on the Marlins’ Rookie-level Gulf Coast League roster, outfielder Victor Mesa Jr. already is establishing himself hitting second in the lineup.
Mesa Jr. usually has an at-bat or two by the time his older brother, Victor Victor Mesa, arrives at the Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium complex, the Spring Training home of the Marlins.
Mesa plays for Class A Advanced Jupiter, where he handles center field and regularly hits leadoff.
For now, the brothers are two of the more high-profile prospects in the Marlins’ system, with each progressing at his own pace. In the future, they could be teammates in Miami, hitting first and second in the order.
“We signed both of them with the expectation that they're both going to help us win games at the Major League level,” Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said. “One guy is in Rookie ball, and the other is in the Florida State League. But I wouldn't put it past either of them [being teammates on the Marlins]. Both of them are talented young men.”
According to MLB Pipeline, Mesa is Miami’s No. 3 prospect, and Mesa Jr. is No. 29.