The Chicago Cubs went 3-4 last week, splitting a four-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks at home before dropping two of three contests to the Milwaukee Brewers on the road. That earned them the No. 29 spot on this week's MLB power rankings.
As we make our way through what will likely be another long year on the North Side, more and more attention will be paid to a farm system that was ranked No. 4 in all of baseball by Baseball America entering the season.
What follows is a look at the team's current top-10 prospects and how they performed at the minor league level over the past week. This series will be updated weekly, with a stock "up," "even" or "down" indication given to each prospect based upon what direction their performance is trending.
For this week's article, each player's stock will be a reflection of his performance over the first month of the season as a whole, not just his performance over the past week.
Note: Prospects rankings according to Baseball America Prospect Handbook.
*No. 3 prospect SP C.J. Edwards (shoulder) spent last week on the disabled list. He will not be included here until he is active. He is 1-0 with a 2.61 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 20.2 innings on the season at Double-A Tennessee.
*No. 5 prospect RF Jorge Soler (hamstring) spent last week on the disabled list. He will not be included here until he is active. He is 1-for-1 with a double on the season at Double-A Tennessee.