3 Detroit Tigers High-A Players to Keep an Eye On

Infielder Wenceel Perez warms up for practice during Detroit Tigers spring training.
Infielder Wenceel Perez warms up for practice during Detroit Tigers spring training. /
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High-A Detroit Tigers Prospect number number to consider: Wenceel Perez

The first player on our list that could surely warrant a promotion at some point this season is shortstop Wenceel Perez. Perez, a 21-year-old switch hitter, is the number 18 overall prospect in the Detroit Tigers organization and he has all the tools to take his talents to the Double-A level by the end of the season.

Wenceel Perez, this season, has logged 42 hits, 23 runs scored, three home runs, 16 RBI, nine stolen bases, a .266 batting average, and a .331 on-base percentage this season through 158 at-bats. Perez is not only electric with the bat, but he’s also flashy with the glove as he’s logged 42 assists and turned eight double plays to this point in the season. Perez does need to clean up his errors a bit before moving up to the next level, but he has shown more than enough to prove that he can be counted on to make a play with the leather more often than not.

Perez may have a hard time finding a spot to move up to Double-A anytime soon as Ryan Kreidler is thriving as Erie’s everyday shortstop, but if the Tigers want to get Perez some experience later in the season in the upper ranks of the minors; he could serve as stellar depth for the team. I don’t think that Perez will be called up anytime soon, but perhaps a mid to late August arrival in Erie could be reasonable.