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TRIPLE A TOLEDO

13-22, Fourth Place, International League West Division

Who's hot …

Buck Farmer, RH starter: Very steady spring for Farmer, who helped out the Tigers last season and is hoping to work his way into rotation consideration for 2016. Farmer, 24, and a fifth-round pick in 2013 (Georgia Tech), has a 3.25 ERA in his last 10 starts, which span 441/3 innings. The details: 30 hits, 48 strikeouts, 16 walks.

Ian Krol, RH reliever: Looks as if Krol could be headed north, soon, the way things have been going since he returned to Toledo for some retooling. In seven games and eight innings, Krol, 24, has allowed no runs and three hits, while striking out 10 and walking four.

Xavier Avery, OF: Still batting .314 in his last 10 and .339 on the year (31 games). Daniel Fields and Tyler Collins are the more celebrated left-handed batting outfielders at Toledo, but Avery also swings left-handed and has past big-league experience with the Orioles. He is 25, stands 6-foot and weighs 190.

And who's not …

Daniel Fields, OF: There was bound to be a cold front in Fields' season, and it arrived: .162 in his last 10 games. He is 24, played at University of Detroit Jesuit High, and was the Tigers' sixth-round pick in 2009.

Dixon Machado, SS: Looks as if that polar vortex from the past two winters descended this month on Toledo. Machado, like Fields had been scalding during April, but he is swinging at a .167 clip in his last 10 games.

DOUBLE A ERIE

13-13, Sixth place, Eastern League Western

Who's hot …

Dean Green, DH/1B: Spent some time on the disabled list in April, but has resumed doing what was coming naturally to this left-handed batter early in the season: hitting. Green is batting .333 in his last 10 games, and .354, with a .921 OPS (27 games) for 2015. He is 24, is 6-4, 255, and was an 11th-round pick (Barry University) in 2011.

Whit Mayberry, RH reliever: Only one earned run in his last six games. Mayberry, 24, and a 21st-round pick in 2014 (Virginia), is 6-0, 190.

And who's not …

Austin Kubitza, RH starter: Has a 4.46 ERA and ominous 1.62 WHIP in seven starts, due mostly to 20 walks in 36-1/3 innings. Kubitza, 23, was a fourth-round pick in 2013 from Rice.

SINGLE A LAKELAND

18-18, Third place Florida State League North

Who's hot …

Curt Powell, 2B: He turned 24 last month, which is an advanced age for high Single A, but Powell is batting .400 in his last 10 games and is at .345 with an .860 in 32 games for the Flying Tigers. He bats right-handed and was a 21st-round pick (Georgia) in 2013.

Kevin Ziomek, LH starter: Take away one lousy night against Tampa (May 2, seven earned runs in 5-1/3 innings) and Ziomek's numbers would be excellent. Even with a nightmare night, he has a 3.46 ERA and 1.08 WHIP. Ziomek was the Tigers' second-round pick in 2013 (Vanderbilt).

And who's not …

Raph Rhymes, OF: Hasn't been happening in 2015 for Rhymes, a 15th-round pick from LSU (2013). He's batting .182 in his last 10 and .183 on the season. Rhymes, 25, hits right-handed.

SINGLE A WEST MICHIGAN

18-19, Sixth Place, Midwest League Eastern

Who's hot …

Michael Gerber, OF: He'll be on his way to Lakeland, and quickly, the way his spring has caught fire at West Michigan. Gerber, 22, and a 15th-round pick in 2014 (Creighton) is sizzling in his last 10 games (.472) and in 37 season games is batting .385 with a .962 OPS. Gerber is 6-2, 175, and bats left-handed.

Zach Shepherd, OF: He's only 19 and had a chance in 2015 to move into an upper tier of Tigers prospects. Started unremarkably, but is warming up: .314 in his last 10 games. Shepherd is 6-3, 185, and was signed out of Perth, Australia.

Joe Jimenez, RH reliever: Staying hot, and another Tigers prospect who by mid-season could be moving up a notch. Jimenez, 20, has a 1.00 ERA and tiny 0.67 WHIP in 10 games. He is 6-3, 220, and was signed in 2013 out of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy.

And who's not …

Derek Hill, OF: He isn't even a year removed from high school, so it's no disappointment that Hill is batting .186 in his last 10 games and .194 for 2015. But he was the Tigers' first-round draft pick in 2014 and will be expected soon to more resemble one of the top position prospects in the Tigers' chain. He is 6-2, 195, and bats right-handed.

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