Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects for Week 5

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Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects for Week 5
Rick Scuteri/Associated Press

A 3-2 week that included a series win against the rival St. Louis Cardinals was enough for the Chicago Cubs to climb three spots in this week's MLB power rankings to No. 26.

That at least gives them some momentum going into the Crosstown Classic against the Chicago White Sox this coming week.

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 his 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.

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