The Miami Marlins have signed Cuban brothers Victor Victor Mesa & Victor Mesa Jr. Our Andy Slater was in attendance Monday at the press conference for the brothers who were both recently declared free agents by MLB, and the Marlins were one of the front runners.
At the press conference, Marlins CEO Derek Jeter commented “We want Miami to be the destination for top international talent. This organization should reflect the diversity of the South Florida community. This is an important part of creating sustained success at the major league level.”
Victor Victor Mesa, 22, began playing in Cuba’s top league at 16. At that he became a fast defensive standout. He played for Cuba in the 2017
“It’s not a secret there’s a lot of Latinos, a lot of Cubans here. So we feel like home here, but mostly the seriousness and plan this organization has is what attracts us the most.” Victor Victor Mesa said. “I’m a good, aggressive player offensively. I feel very comfortable at the plate.”
His younger 17-year-old brother is a switch-hitter who starred for Cuba’s 18U national team.