MLB Rumors: Victor Victor Mesa, Victor Mesa Jr. to Sign Marlins Contracts

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistOctober 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 20:  A detailed view of the batting helmet belonging to Starlin Castro #13 of the Miami Marlins in the on-deck circle against the San Francisco Giants in the top of the first inning at AT&T Park on June 20, 2018 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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The Miami Marlins are reportedly set to sign prized Cuban prospects Victor Victor Mesa and Victor Mesa Jr.

On Saturday, Jorge Ebro of El Nuevo Herald (via ESPN.com) reported the brothers, who are both outfielders, could be officially introduced at a Monday press conference called by the Marlins. Victor Victor Mesa is set to receive a signing bonus over $4 million, while Victor Mesa Jr. will get around $1 million.

Victor Victor Mesa is ranked as the top international prospect by MLB.com.

The 22-year-old rising star posted a .275/.334/.378 triple-slash line with 10 home runs and 74 stolen bases in 312 games across six years in the Cuban National Series. While he hasn't developed into a major power threat, he makes consistent contact in addition to being a strong defender and baserunner.

Will Manso of WPLG provided more details about the rebuilding team's outfield plans:

Víctor Mesa Jr., 17, is a long-term development project for the Marlins.

Last week, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reported Miami completed two trades to bring its international bonus pool money to just over $6 million, making the signing of the Mesa brothers possible.

Their arrival will help bolster a Marlins minor league system that Bleacher Report's Joel Reuter ranked 27th out of the 30 MLB teams in September.

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