Guessing Obscure Atlanta Braves from the Past: This One is a Beast

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Answer: Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp
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Matt Kemp made his MLB debut on May 28th, 2006 at the age of 21. He was drafted out of high school by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 6th round of the 2003 draft. His last game came on September 25, 2020. 

Matt was traded to the Braves during the 2016 season for the disaster that was Hector Olivera. Still unsure how that trade was agreed to but it helped out the Braves in the end. Olivera was designated for assignment by the Padres upon completion of the trade. Kemp provided Atlanta with a power bat and the Padres sent $10-$12 million to offset his salary as well.

Kemp was a player who provided a bright spot for the Atlanta Braves during the time of the rebuild. Players like Kemp are often underappreciated and overlooked. No, the Braves did not make the playoffs or see much success during his time in Atlanta, but he brought experience and wisdom he was able to pass along to younger players who have made major impacts on the Braves' current six-season streak of NL East titles. 

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