Chicago Cubs: Whatever happened to these former Cubs?

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Chicago Cubs: Colvin was the star that never was

For fans who suffered through the 2010-2011 seasons, many will recall the young slugger by the name of Tyler Colvin. The former 13th overall pick hit 20 homers, slugging .500 with an .816 OPS in his first full season in 2010.

Unfortunately, his season ended on September 20 in Florida when a shattered bat flew in the air and stabbed him in the chest while coming down the third base line. Luckily he was not seriously hurt, but it just missed being much worse.

Colvin really struggled in 2011, hitting just .150/.204/.316 with six homers in 80 games. Theo Epstein traded him prior to the 2010 campaign in the now-infamous Ian Stewart trade. He had a solid 2012 season in Colorado hitting .290/.327/.531 with 18 homers in 136 games, but never played more than 57 games in a season in the majors again.

Since leaving the Rockies in 2013 he had a brief 57-game stint with the Giants in 2014, followed by short-lived stints with the Marlins, White Sox and Dodgers organizations. He never played on the MLB squad with any of those teams. Colvin has played some independent ball with the Long Island Ducks and the Criollos de Caguas of the Puerto Rican Winter League.