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Triple A Toledo

Who’s hot …

Dean Green, 1B/DH: Hits. And hits. And hits some more. Now slamming at a .375 clip the past 10 games and is at .333, with a .921 OPS, in 40 games since joining the Mud Hens. It’s the same old story: Green, 27, has no shot with the Tigers — not even in September — as he continues to be a man with too few positions and no place on a 40-man roster. For now, anyway. He is 6-foot-4, 255, bats left-handed, and was playing at Barry University in Florida when the Tigers made him an 11th-round pick in 2011. The Tigers will be evaluating — it has been an ongoing process — Green’s status in coming days and weeks.

Alex Presley, OF: Although not technically a prospect — he has considerable past big-league experience — Presley was added this summer as serious organizational depth and is doing a handsome job with the Mud Hens, batting .350 in his last 10 games. On the season (30 games at Toledo), he is at .300 with an .804 OPS. Presley is 31, bats left-handed, is 5-10, 195, and was an eighth-round pick (University of Mississippi) by the Pirates in 2006. He has played for the Pirates, Twins, Astros, and Brewers.

And who’s not …

Steven Moya, OF: By no means a mortal wound, but Moya would prefer something far north of .182 in his last 10 games. He’ll be in Detroit once rosters expand in a couple of weeks.

Double A Erie

Who’s hot …

Anthony Gose, OF: A long, generally bad season might finally be turning around for this former Tigers regular. He’s batting .366 in his last 10 games and might have settled into a happier life after some rugged earlier months with the Tigers and at Triple A Toledo.

Wynton Bernard, OF: He was outrighted to Erie earlier this summer and has done more than fine since returning to Double A: .357 in his last 10 games and .317, with an .859 OPS, in 47 games with the SeaWolves. Bernard was signed early last year as a six-year, minor-league free agent and is still only 25. He is 6-2, 195, and bats right-handed.

Single A Lakeland

Who’s hot …

Matt Hall, LH starter: Still one of the better young starters in the Tigers’ lower system, and he doesn’t figure to be “lower” past this season. Hall was bumped from Single A West Michigan to Lakeland at mid-year and has done just fine: 3.86 ERA in 10 games (nine starts), with a 1.41 WHIP. He was a sixth-round pick in 2015 (Missouri State).

And who’s not …

Joey Pankake, 2B: This won’t be Pankake’s favorite year in baseball, but that’s what can happen during a season in the Florida State League. He’s batting .171 in his last 10 games. Pankake was a seventh-round pick in 2014 (South Carolina). On the season he’s batting .215.

Single A West Michigan

Who’s hot …

Beau Burrows, RH starter: Has had a fine first full season of professional ball after the Tigers made him their first-round pick in 2015. A mid-season finger blister has chopped down his strikeouts, but in his last five starts Burrows has a 2.38 ERA. For the year, he has a 3.64 ERA (18 games, 17 starts) and a 1.24 WHIP.

And who’s not …

Fernando Perez, RH starter: 5.62 in his last 10 starts and not much better for the year: 5.50 in 15 starts. Perez is 22, is 6-3, 181, and was signed out of the Dominican Republic.

Single A Connecticut

Who’s hot …

Kyle Funkhouser, RH starter: He was the Tigers’ second draft pick (fourth round) in June and hasn’t dissuaded scouts who liked him: 2.77 ERA in nine starts, 1.04 WHIP, with 24 strikeouts in 26 innings against only three walks. Funkhouser is 6-2, 220, and previously pitched at Louisville.

And who’s not …

Junnell Ledezma, 1B: When you’re 20, you don’t worry about .190 in 10 games, which is what Ledezma has been hitting for the Tigers. He’s 5-9, 165, bats right-handed, and was signed out of San Felipe, Venezuela.

Gulf Coast League East

Who’s hot …

Carlos Lara, RH reliever: He’s 22, so this is nothing to get carried away with, but Lara has an 0.84 ERA in and 0.89 WHIP in 14 games and 211/3 innings. He has struck out 28 batters and walked five.

And who’s not …

Hector Hernandez, OF: Things have been ticking upward for Hernandez in recent days (.194 in his last 10 games) but not sufficiently to have dented that .160 mark in 31 games. Hernandez, of course, is on the spry side. He’s 20 and an El Paraiso, Venezuela, native.

Gulf Coast League West

Who’s hot …

Jose Vasquez, RH starter: Nice summer for Vasquez, 20, who is 6-foot, 170, and one of the Tigers’ Venezuelan products. He’s worked in eight games (seven starts), and has struck out 31, walking six in 39 innings.

And who’s not …

Dustin Frailey, OF: Perhaps wishes for the days at Cal State-Bakersfield, where he was stationed ahead of the Tigers’ nabbing him in the 19th round of June’s draft. But that’s not atypical in a first summer of pro ball. Frailey’s batting .059 in his last 10 games.

Lynn.henning@detroitnews.com

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