The biggest signing from the Miami Marlins 2018 international free agent class, Victor Victor Mesa struggled during his debut season with the organization back in 2019. After no minor league season in 2020, the 25-year-old outfielder enjoyed what was his best season with the Marlins in 2021.
Miami Marlins 2021 Season Review: OF Victor Victor Mesa
Beginning the 2021 season with Double-A Pensacola, Mesa would only appear in eight games during the month of May going 4-for-24 offensively before the outfielder landed on the IL. On the IL for a little over a month, Mesa would be activated in late-June, but would struggle in his return as he collected only three hits across his next 13 games with the Blue Wahoos.
Posting a combined .337 OPS with two RBI’s across those 21 games in Double-A, Mesa would be optioned to High-A Beloit on July 13 where things would quickly change for the 25-year-old offensively.
Beginning his time with the Snappers on a seven-game hitting streak, Mesa would go-on to have success in High-A posting an .870 OPS to conclude the month of July. That success would continue into August where Mesa would slash .333/.387/.490 across 24 games, collecting at-least one hit in 21 of those games with two separate hitting streaks of eight and 11 games.
After a strong two months in Beloit, Mesa would go-on to conclude the 2021 season by posting a .596 OPS across 16 games during the month of September.
Mesa would appear in a total of 72 games combined between High-A Beloit and Double-A Pensacola during the 2021 season where the outfielder slashed a combined .249/.321/.345 with four home runs, 27 RBI’s, and 11 stolen bases. Striking out 56 times compared to 28 walks, Mesa would also enjoy success defensively with a majority of his time coming in centerfield.
Having seen time at the Double-A level each of the past two minor league season’s, Mesa will likely begin the 2022 campaign with Double-A Pensacola once again.