Atlanta Braves: 6 Legendary One-Year Braves players

These players may have not been here for the long time, but they were here for the good time.
Championship Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves - Game Two
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Honorable mentions

J.D. Drew

J.D. Drew became the Doyle Alexander of the Adam Wainwright trade. Despite having a great season, Wainwright's prolonged excellence with the Cardinals soured a lot of fans' perspectives of Drew.

Mark Teixeira

A bad trade bringing him to Atlanta and an arguably worse trade sending him out of Atlanta have left Braves fans forgetting, much like with the J.D. Drew trade, that Tex was actually a very good Brave.

1. Joc Pederson

It's weird because Soler should occupy this number-one spot. After all, he was the World Series MVP, and he still gets standing ovations even though he plays on a division rival (the loose definition of a rival, at least). And yet...

Joc Pederson was Alex Anthopoulos's first acquisition post-Acuña injury. He was the player who was brought in to show that the Braves weren't giving up on the 2021 season despite losing their best player and having mediocre results up to that point.

Pederson's stats weren't all that impressive. He was a league-average hitter who played below-average defense, but he infused much-needed energy into a deflated organization.

He dyed his hair blonde, he brought along the iconic pearls and created a pearl craze in Atlanta, and he infiltrated the exclusive "Burgundy Boys" wine club. He penned the famous Players' Tribune article prior to the World Series proclaiming that the Braves might be those [guys].

The rest is history.

Joc may not have lit the world on fire statistically, but his few months in a Braves uniform solidified him as the most legendary one-year Brave in recent history.