4. Juan Pierre
Juan Pierre topped not only the Philadelphia Phillies list (the first Top 5 list), but also the Miami Marlins list. I swear I am not just a Juan Pierre fanboy or anything; he was just an underrated player in the early to mid-2000s. I have spoken about how great Pierre was for the Rockies twice now, so let’s focus on what he did with the Cubs.
Smack dab in the middle of his five-year streak of not missing a single game, the Florida Marlins traded Pierre to the Cubs. In 2006, Pierre led the league in games, at-bats, hits, and singles. He was also second in the league in steals and triples with the Cubs. Juan Pierre was a talented baseball player, well deserving of making this list.
3. Eric Young, Sr.
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I swear that there are people on this list that haven’t appeared in previous lists. Those dedicated among you might remember Eric Young Sr. from our Top 5 Rangers-Rockies list, where he also ranked number 3. I went very much in-depth on him in that article so, yet again, I am going to hit his basics and focus on his time with the Chicago Cubs.
Young Sr. was an overlooked part of the 1995 Colorado Rockies, he was an All-Star, a Silver Slugger, and was the steals king, leading the franchise in steals to this very day. Eric Young Sr. found his way onto the Chicago Cubs via a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers in December 1999. Young Sr. was an outstanding player on a bad club, finishing third in WAR among the 2000 Cubs. Not that he didn’t earn it, though.
In 2000, Young Sr. recorded the second-most hits, walks, and doubles and the most steals of his entire career while on the Cubs. He was a great Colorado Rockies player and was a very good Cub in the time of Sammy Sosa.