Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects for Week 11

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Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects for Week 11
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The Chicago Cubs have been playing much better baseball of late at the big league level, and they remained in the No. 25 spot in this week's MLB power rankings as a result.

The team has turned their attention to signing their recent draft picks this past week, including No. 4 overall pick Kyle Schwarber, who signed a $3.125 million bonus. That is about $1.5 million below the slot amount for that pick, giving the team plenty of wiggle room to lock up later picks above slot.

Once the prospects have signed and started their professional careers, a re-ranking of the team's top-10 prospects will be in order, but for now what follows is still based on preseason rankings.

So here's 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.

 

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.

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