July 7, 2014 at 1:00 am

Tigers minor league report: Hernan Perez is on a tear in Toledo

Infielder Hernan Perez, shown here in spring training with the Tigers, is hitting .341 over his last 10 games in Toledo. (Robin Buckson / Detroit News)

Triple A Toledo

Whos hot

Hernan Perez, IF: A shortstop/second baseman, offense has been his issue in the majors, but not at Triple A this year. Hes batting .341 in his last 10 games, with four extra-base hits and four RBIs.

Robbie Ray, SP: After a tough stretch following his demotion from the Tigers, the left-hander appears to be back on track, with three consecutive quality starts.

And whos not ...

Danny Worth, IF: Minor league again isnt agreeing with the shortstop/second baseman. His average is down to .245 at Toledo, and in his last 10 games, he has just six hits to 11 strikeouts.

Double A Erie

Whos hot

Steven Moya, RF: A top Tigers outfield prospect, he hosted his own fireworks show on July 4, with a double, two home runs and four RBIs. For the year, the lefty slugger has 20 homers and 63 RBIs.

And whos not ...

Wade Gaynor, 3B: Hes had an overall fine season at Erie, with a ridiculously high OPS of 1.021 and thats even after a tough recent stretch, when hes fanned 13 times in his last 10 games.

Single A Lakeland

Whos hot

Josh Turley, SP: The lefty, a 16th-round pick in 2012 out of Baylor, is having a fine year as the Tigers transition him from the bullpen. Since the beginning of May, hes been a quality-start machine.

And whos not ...

Jake Thompson, SP: The Tigers second-round pick in 2012, the right-hander has been fine on a whole, but three of his last four starts havent been pretty (15 earned runs in 16 innings).

Single A West Michigan

Whos hot

Grayson Greiner, C: A third-round pick by the Tigers just last month, hes having no problem transitioning to pro ball. Hes batting .372 and slugging .558 through his first 12 games.

And whos not ...

Austin Schotts, CF: He had a rough go of it after returning from injury, batting just .180 with a .232 on-base percentage in June. A third-round pick in 2012 out of high school, patience is the key here.

Single A Connecticut

Whos hot

Ben Verlander, RF: His prolonged struggles earned him a ticket from Single A West Michigan back down to Connecticut, where hes perking up a bit, batting .300 with a .400 OBP through eight games.

And whos not ...

Its a bit too early in their season to be handing out demerits.

Rookie-league Lakeland

Whos hot

Derek Hill, CF: He was in high school a few weeks ago, before the Tigers drafted him in the first round. His pro debut has been dandy, with a .448 OBP and four steals in 12 games. Hell be fun to track.

And whos not ...

Same as Connecticut. Too early to panic.

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