4. Jerome Walton 1989
Jerome Walton was a center fielder taken by the Cubs in the second round of the 1986 draft. At the age of 23, Walton made his debut three years later and played in 116 games in 1989. Walton smacked 23 doubles, and 24 stolen bases with a .293 batting average. Walton also put together an impressive 30-game hitting streak in 1989.
Walton's career unfortunately exceeded his rookie of the year level. He was a fine contact hitter with good speed and decent defense, and he remained with the Cubs for four total seasons before leaving in free agency.
5. Ken Hubbs 1962
Ken Hubbs was a second baseman who only appeared in three seasons in his MLB career and all were with the Cubs. He was considered one of the best defensive infielders in the game and he overwhelmingly secured the NL Rookie of the Year award in 1962. He played in 160 games, hit 24 doubles, and drove in 49 that year while becoming the first to ever win a gold glove in his rookie season.
Unfortunately, Hubbs died in a plane crash while a private jet he was flying crashed in Utah in 1964. Several Cubs teammates served as pallbearers at Hubbs' funeral, including Ron Santo, Ernie Banks, Glen Hobbie, and Don Elston.