The rich got richer last week, as what is already a loaded farm system for the Chicago Cubs got even better with the additions of Addison Russell and Billy McKinney in a trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics.
This prospect list was re-ordered last week, with top pick Kyle Schwarber and 19-year-old right-hander Jen-Ho Tseng joining the top 10, and Jeimer Candelario and Pierce Johnson falling out.
Things shake up once again, as Russell slides in right behind Kris Bryant and Javier Baez as the team's No. 3 prospect.
So here's an updated 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.
*No. 5 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.