The sons of legendary Cuban manager and player Victor Mesa have left Cuba to chase their big league dreams, according to MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez. Both Victor Victor Mesa, 21, and Victor Mesa Jr., 16, will pursue a contract with a Major League team.
Because of their age and experience, the Mesa brothers will be subjected to the international signing guidelines. It's unclear when the brothers will become eligible to sign.
BREAKING: Outfielders Victor Victor Mesa, 21, and Victor Mesa Jr., 16, the sons of legendary Cuban manager Victor Mesa, have left Cuba to chase their big league dreams and pursue a contract with an MLB team. The pair are represented by Magnus Sports.— Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) 11 de mayo de 2018
Both players are outfielders and the older of the two brothers was a top prospect to watch in 2017's World Baseball Classic. Victor Victor made his debut for Matanzas in Cuba's Serie Nacional, the island's top league, at 16.
Among the top young prospects in Cuba, Victor Victor Mesa is an outstanding defender with a strong arm. He's also a plus runner. Scouts like upside and pedigree.
Victor Jr. is a switch-hitting outfielder with potential and a decent arm. Victor Sr., who played almost two decades in Cuba's Serie Nacional starting in the late 1970s, was a star outfielder for the Cuban national team. He also managed in Mexico as well as the Havana Industriales and Matanzas in Cuba, and he managed Victor Victor during the 2017 World Baseball Classic.