The minor league regular season wraps up this coming week, and while it's been a rough season at the major league level for the Chicago Cubs, there is plenty of reason for excitement down on the farm.
Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com announced last week that the Cubs top four prospects in Javier Baez, Albert Almora, Jorge Soler and Kris Bryant would all be taking part in the Arizona Fall League, so the team's top young talents will still be in action after the season is over.
For now, here is a look at how the team's top 10 active prospects fared over the past week and whether their stock is trending up or down.
*No. 2 prospect CF Albert Almora (groin) has been shut down for the season. He was hitting .329/.376/.466 with three home runs and 23 RBI at the time of the injury.
*No. 3 prospect RF Jorge Soler (fractured left shin) has been shut down for the season. 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. 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.