Fort Wayne’s Perez Named MWL Player Of Week

Fernando Perez

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Fort Wayne TinCaps infielder Fernando Perez has been named the Midwest League Player of the Week for April 14th to the 20th, the league office announced today. Perez, a 20-year-old from Ensenada, Mexico, hit .458 during the six games he played last week, hitting a home run, driving in nine runs and doubling three times.

Perez enters tonight’s game at Great Lakes (6:05 p.m., The Fan 1380) on a 10-game hitting streak, which ties him for the longest streak in the Midwest League this year. During the 10-game run, Perez is hitting .395 (17-43). He has been a versatile player for first-year manager Michael Collins, having played first base, second base, and third base.

The TinCaps open a week-long road trip tonight at Dow Diamond in Midland, Michigan against the Great Lakes Loons, a Los Angeles Dodgers affiliate. The travel continues Friday with the first of three against the West Michigan Whitecaps. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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