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Stock Up, Stock Down on MLB's Top 10 Prospects After Week 5
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Buxton is back.

The big news last week on the prospects front was the return of Byron Buxton, who had been sidelined since spring training with a left wrist injury. The 20-year-old outfielder made his season debut Sunday for High-A Fort Myers, going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.

Elsewhere, shortstop Francisco Lindor and outfielder Oscar Taveras put up impressive numbers last week at their respective levels, as Lindor batted .450 with seven RBI and four steals for Double-A Akron and Taveras posted a .781 OPS with six RBI for Triple-A Memphis. 

Numerous top-10 prospects—as determined by Prospect Pipeline's End-of-Spring Top 100 Prospects—are sidelined with injuries. Shortstop Addison Russell (right hamstring tear) and right-hander Taijuan Walker (right shoulder) have been on the disabled list for most of the season’s first month, while right-handers Archie Bradley (right elbow strain) and Kevin Gausman (focal pneumonia) both landed on the shelf last week.

Here’s a look at how the rest of baseball’s top-ranked prospects fared during the fourth week of the minor league season.

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