Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects in Week 21
The month of September means roster expansion and minor league call-ups across the league. While many of the Cubs top prospects are still in the low minors, we could see at least a few top guys make their debuts next month.
Shortstop Javier Baez is a long shot to be among them, but he's turned in a phenomenal season that could end in Minor League Player of the Year honors when all is said and done. Though, George Springer of the Astros still looks like the front-runner for that award at this point.
Baez is not the only Cubs farmhand having a solid year either, and here is an updated look at how each of the team's top 10 active prospects performed last week and whether their stock is 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 with 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 after being demoted.
No. 14 Prospect: 3B Christian Villanueva, Double-A Tennessee
No. 12 Prospect: SP C.J. Edwards, High-A Daytona
No. 11 Prospect: 1B Dan Vogelbach, High-A Daytona
No. 10 Prospect: CF Matt Szczur, Double-A Tennessee
No. 8 Prospect: 2B/SS Arismendy Alcantara, Double-A Tennessee
No. 7 Prospect: SP Pierce Johnson, High-A Daytona
No. 5 Prospect: 3B Mike Olt, Triple-A Iowa
No. 4 Prospect: 3B Kris Bryant, High-A Daytona
No. 2 Prospect: CF Albert Almora, Low-A Kane County
No. 1 Prospect: SS Javier Baez, Double-a Tennessee
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