Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects for Week 16

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Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects for Week 16
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The focus of Chicago Cubs fans here in 2014 continues to be as much on cities like Knoxville, Tennessee, and Des Moines, Iowa, as it is on the city of Chicago.

That's where the team's Double-A and Triple-A affiliates reside and where a number of the team's promising young prospects are currently playing on the path to the big leagues.

This past week was certainly a memorable one for the team's top prospects.

Albert Almora hit for the cycle on Monday, and then all three of the team's top three prospects in Addison Russell, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant homered on Thursday.

That said, 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 over the past week.

 

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.

Last week's No. 8 prospect 2B Arismendy Alcantara appears to be in the big leagues to stay, so he's been removed from this list. Everyone slid up a spot behind him, and there is a new prospect on this week's list as a result.

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