4 random Chicago Cubs players who had insane, unsustainable hot streaks

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Chicago Cubs: Emilio Bonifacio’s hot start led to a key trade down the road

Emilio Bonifacio is not quite as “random” as some of the others on this list. He actually had built himself a resume and reputation in the majors before signing with the Cubs for the 2014 MLB season. He had 612 career MLB games under his belt when he came to the Cubs and was a career .262/.322/.340 hitter with the Diamondbacks, Nationals, Marlins, Blue Jays and Royals.

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2014 ended up being the final rebuild season before the Cubs entered contention in 2015. They had brought in Bonifacio as a veteran utility man to help stabilize some positions and hopefully provide trade value later in the season. He came storming out of the gate that year and put up some great numbers.

In his first seven games he collected 17 hits in 33 at-bats with an overall .556 OBP. Nine of those hits came in his first 12 at-bats, that set a new MLB record in hits in the first two games. On May 2, he was hitting .343/.389/.410 with 36 hits in 25 games. From May 3 through his final game as a Cub on July 29, he hit .240/.274/.351, but his overall numbers were still at least decent. He and reliever James Russell were shipped off to the Braves for Victor Caratini.

Bonifacio continued to bounce around between organizations, including a minor league deal in 2015 back with the Cubs (he did not play on the MLB roster that year), a sint with the White Sox, back with Atlanta, Diamondbacks organization, Brewers organization, Rays organization and the Nationals last year where he played in three games.

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There are probably a number of other random players that had really brief stints of greatness. It happens in baseball quite often, these are just some recent ones. Hopefully Patrick Wisdom can keep his ways up as long as possible.