The Chicago Cubs have been playing some good baseball of late, as they are 12-8 in their last 20 games. With series wins against the New York Mets and the Miami Marlins last week, they climbed to No. 25 in this week's MLB power rankings.
The amateur draft also took place last week, and the Cubs took Indiana catcher/outfielder Kyle Schwarber with the No. 4 overall pick. They stocked up on pitching from there, and once those players sign and begin their pro careers, they could find themselves included in these prospect updates.
For now, 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 the direction in which his performance is trending.
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 hitting .333/.407/.625 with seven doubles and seven RBI in 24 at-bats at Double-A Tennessee.
*No. 6 prospect SP Pierce Johnson (calf) spent last week on the disabled list. He will not be included here until he is active. He is 1-1 with a 4.39 ERA, 22 strikeouts and 24 walks in 26.2 innings on the season at Double-A Tennessee.