After impressing during limited action in 2019, Miami Marlins No. 17 prospect Victor Mesa Jr entered the 2021 season with a lot of hype surrounding the 20-year-old outfielder. Spending the entire 2021 season with Low-A Jupiter, Mesa is now likely set to begin 2022 with either High-A Beloit or Double-A Pensacola.
Miami Marlins 2021 Season Review: OF Victor Mesa Jr
Beginning the 2021 campaign with the Hammerheads back in early-May, Mesa would start the season by collecting a hit in three of his first four games, but would go-on to struggle at times across the remainder of the month slashing .213/.286/.350 across 21 games.
Entering the month of June, Mesa would enjoy yet another strong start to the month by collecting a hit in six of his first seven games, a stretch that also included eight RBI’s. Similar to May however, Mesa would struggle at times across the remainder of the month, and would finish June with a .622 OPS across 24 games.
Things would begin to switch for Mesa offensively as the calendar turned to July however, as the outfielder would struggle to begin the month, but would go-on an impressive stretch mid-month where he collected a hit in 12-of-14 games, seven of which were multi-hit. Slashing .274/.310/.396 for the month of July, Mesa would carry over that success into August where he would post arguably his best month of season.
Appearing in a total of 23 games in August, Mesa would slash .293/.347/.457 with 12 RBI’s, and would collect at-least one hit in 20 of those 23 games. Ending the month on a 12-game hitting streak, Mesa would put the finishing touches on an impressive 2021 campaign in September where he slashed .316/.317/.561 across 15 games, with seven of his 18 hits going for extra-bases (three triples).
For the 2021 season overall, Mesa would slash a combined .266/.316/.402 across 111 games with five home runs, 71 RBI’s, and 12 stolen bases, as well as 102 strikeouts and 33 walks. Defensively, Mesa saw time at all three outfield positions, with a majority of his time coming in centerfield.
As mentioned previously, Mesa is likely set to begin the 2022 season in either High-A Beloit or Double-A Pensacola.