5 Chicago Cubs players you definitely forgot about

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5 Chicago Cubs players you definitely forgot about - Eddie Butler

Believe it or not, Eddie Butler was a first-round draft pick in the 2012 draft (oh the Rockies drafted him, that makes sense). The red-headed righty actually saw a few years of success in the Rockies system, and he won a rotation spot at the major league level in 2015. However, a series of pretty ugly performances over the next two years garnered him a demotion and eventual trade to the Cubs in 2017.

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In his Cubs debut, Butler tossed 6 shutout innings and spent time between the back end of the Cubs rotation and AAA Iowa for the rest of the year. He finished 2017 with 3.95 ERA at the major league level, but was traded to the Rangers the following year for Cole Hamels. Since leaving the Cubs, Butler has spent time with the Korean Baseball Organization, the Chicago Dogs and most recently the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the Atlantic League.