Four under the radar Miami Marlins prospects who are killing it in 2022

JUPITER, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 19: Jerar Encarnacion #87 of the Miami Marlins poses for a photo during Photo Day at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on February 19, 2020 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
JUPITER, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 19: Jerar Encarnacion #87 of the Miami Marlins poses for a photo during Photo Day at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on February 19, 2020 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Victor Mesa Jr.
MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 22: (L-R) The Mesa brothers at Marlins Park on October 22, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

OF Victor Mesa Jr. is on his way to the Miami Marlins!

Do you remember when the Miami Marlins fans were hyped for the arrival of top Cuban signing Victor Mesa Jr.? Well… they hype was justified! Mesa is another prospect that we should all be well aware of. He may not have been talked about as much since he signed with The Fish back in 2018, but he certainly should be.

Mesa hit .284/.366/.398 in rookie ball in 2019 and then followed that up by hitting .266/.316/.402 in A-ball in 2021 (the 2020 Minor League season was cancelled due to the pandemic). This season in A+ ball Mesa is hitting .275/.318/.400. As you can see, he produces above average stats at every level of the Minor Leagues so far.

Fangraphs rates Mesa’s speed at 50/50 which means that he can probably steal 30-40 bases in the Majors when he’s ready. He also received a 45/50 “raw power” rating, which shows that those SLG numbers can get a lot better as he matures. Let’s not forget that Mesa is still only 20 years old and his best days are still well ahead of him. One can only imagine how good he can be when he gets older.

Victor Mesa Jr. is the #14 Miami Marlins prospect according to MLB.com, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see his name skyrocket up the rankings in the near future. Let’s hope that Mesa can be a central figure of the Miami Marlins outfield when he presumably gets his call-up in 2024.

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