The Cubs' farm system continues to be a source of hope for the long-suffering fanbase, as it contains one of the best collections of prospects in all of baseball, and Chicago should be legitimate contenders within a couple years as a result.
September will no doubt bring a myriad of call-ups when rosters expand, and a handful of top prospects could be among those who join the big league roster, but for now those players will continue to develop while playing in the minors.
That said, here is an updated look at how the team's top 10 active prospects performed last week, and whether their stock is trending up or down.
*No. 3 prospect RF Jorge Soler (fractured left shin) is currently sidelined and will not be included until he's active. He was hitting .281/.343/.467 with eight homers and 35 RBI at the time of the injury.
*No. 6 prospect SP Arodys Vizcaino (recovering from Tommy John surgery) is currently sidelined and will not be included until he's active.
*No. 9 prospect OF Junior Lake was recently called up to the majors, so he will no longer be included here. He was hitting .295/.341/.462 with four home runs and 18 RBI at the time of the call-up.
*No. 13 prospect CF Brett Jackson was demoted to Double-A upon returning from a strained quad, and is hitting .218/.295/.341 line and 90 strikeouts in 252 at-bats. He won't be included until he at least returns to Triple-A, as it's safe to assume his stock is down while he's demoted.