Who's hot …

Quintin Berry, OF: Batting .300 in his last 10 games and is second in the International League with seven steals. Came within an eyelash of making camp cut. Getting closer by the day.

Duane Below, LHP: Having a big April: three starts, 19.1 innings, nine hits, 14 strikeouts, two walks. Opposing batters are hitting .134.

Jose Ortega, RP: Bidding for a trip to Detroit, the right-hander in seven games and 9.2 innings has not allowed a run. Five hits, five walks, 11 strikeouts.

And who's not …

Luis Marte, RP : With a 9.00 ERA in three games, not exactly on the Tigers' radar.


Who's hot …

Hernan Perez, 2B: Has cooled off, but still is batting .339 in 14 games, with an .848 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage).

Jamie Johnson, OF: Johnson, who turns 26 this week, is at .333 in 12 games, with an .810 OPS. He is 5-foot-9, 180, bats left-handed, and was a seventh-round pick in 2009 (Oklahoma).

Will Startup, RP : Ex-Orioles and Braves prospect (fifth-round pick, 2005), has a 1.46 ERA in five games and 12.1 innings. The left-hander has struck out 11 and walked four. Signed by the Tigers a minor-league free agent.