In what could possibly be his last act as a Marlin or of his career inside a major league baseball organization, the light-hitting fleet footed outfielder Víctor Víctor Mesa has decided to abandon the Marlin minor league affiliate Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (AAA) due to a disagreement with the team’s managerial staff. Mesa was subsequently placed on the restricted list by the organization.
Mesa was the first high profile signing of the Derek Jeter era when he signed in 2018 with the fish for an eye popping 5.25 million dollar bonus in international free agency. Mesa, who once was the team’s #1 prospect has been a major disappointment with the bat hitting a miniscule .233 during his four years in the Marlins farm system.
Source: Cuban OF Victor Victor Mesa (26) left Jacksonville, Miami Marlins Triple-A team a few days ago due to disagreements with the coaches and he’s not expected to return.
Mesa was placed on the Restricted List.
The Marlins signed Mesa in October 2018 for $5.25 M. pic.twitter.com/2iHLrxBRVL
— Francys Romero (@francysromeroFR) July 10, 2023
In 13 games this season between Pensacola (AA) and Jacksonville (AAA) he is slashing a disappointing .189/.270 /.250/.520 in mostly a reserve role after returning from an injury. If he is released by the team it would put an end to one of the biggest international busts in not only team history, but also in the history of international free agency period.
Mesa’s brother, Víctor Jr. also plays in the Marlins farm system with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. His father Víctor Mesa was a legendary player in Cuba anchoring the national team’s outfielder for over a decade and was once compared to Ricky Henderson. The colleague Francys Romero was the first to report this news.