Marlins prospects show off talents at hitting camp in Jupiter

MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 22: Cuban baseball player Victor Victor Mesa speaks with members of the media to announce the signing of the Mesa brothers to the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on October 22, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 22: Cuban baseball player Victor Victor Mesa speaks with members of the media to announce the signing of the Mesa brothers to the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on October 22, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Victor Victor Mesa was one of nine Miami Marlins prospects invited to a hitting camp at the team’s Spring Training facility in Jupiter, FL. The outfielder did not disappoint with his performance at the plate.

Victor Victor Mesa and his brother Victor Mesa, Jr were signed by the Miami Marlins to help make this team a contender in the future. From what the team’s front office saw of Victor Victor Mesa, the future is a bit brighter in South Florida.

"Per MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro, “Mesa was one of nine hitting prospects invited to a three-day camp, which is being supervised by Gary Denbo, Miami’s vice president of player development and scouting.”"

He made a solid first impression. The Marlins are going to need that as they continue to add puzzle pieces with the hope this franchise can contend in the next two seasons. Hopefully, the older Mesa will be roaming the outfield and swinging for the fences with regularity.

"“He’s in great shape,” Denbo said of Mesa. “He had a great BP. The tools that he brings to the table are obvious. He’s very serious about his work. He’s done a lot of work with his trainers. It’s obvious the work he’s done has prepared him for Spring Training.”"

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There is no timetable set for either player’s arrival in the Big Leagues. The Marlins should not rush them to the 25-man roster until they are certain they can handle Major League pitching.

The Marlins are chalked full of outfield prospects and are said to be looking to acquire even more players should the team deal J.T. Realmuto this season.

Mesa is currently ranked as the team’s top minor league prospect, leapfrogging outfielder Monte Harrison, who should open the season at Triple-A New Orleans and potentially become a late-season callup.

Right now, the only outfield slot that is guaranteed is centerfield and Lewis Brinson. Manager Don Mattingly will have some tough decisions to make in February and March.

"“Since joining the Marlins, Mesa and his 17-year-old brother have trained together,” Frisaro added. “But they didn’t participate in winter ball, and they haven’t seen organized game action since defecting from Cuba.”"

Mesa is a non-roster invitee for the Marlins, who open Spring Training with pitchers and catchers workouts on Feb. 13.. Full-squad drills get underway five days later which he will be a part of.

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He still has a long way to go before he gets to the Majors. When the season opens, it is likely Mesa is assigned to Jupiter, which is High Class-A ball or to Jacksonville, the Marlins Double-A affiliate.

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