Chicago Cubs: Felix Pie, OF, 2007-08
The final “do you remember” player on this list is none other than the legend himself, Felix Pie. Following the 2006 and 2007 seasons, Pie found his name at the top of the Cubs’ prospect list as the teams’ top up-and-coming talent.
Pie made his debut in 2007, appearing in 70 games, registering 194 plate-appearances, and 177 at-bats. Pie slashed a measly .215/.271/.333 and finishing his first big league stint with a laughably bad 51 wRC+.
The following season, the young outfielder looked a smidge better. However, he played in only 35 games, registering 93 plate-appearances, slashing .241/.312/.325. Pie struck out in 31.2 percent of at-bats, posting a 65 wRC+.
Following the 2008 season, the club dealt Pie to the Baltimore Orioles, in exchange for Garrett Olson and Henry Williamson. Now 33, Pie is in the Mexican League, and he is crushing the competition. In 212 plate appearances, Pie has managed to slash .334/.414/.515 with 10 home runs and 32 RBI. He is currently posting a .454 wOBA and 161 wRC+. For Cubs fans, Pie will always be one more ‘what if.’