Guessing random Atlanta Braves players from the past: A wipeout curveball

Can you guess this former Atlanta Braves player before using all five of our hints?

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The daily trivia game ‘Immaculate Grid’ has been a fun and exciting challenge for baseball fans. We wanted to create something similar related to the Atlanta Braves. Welcome toHouse That Hank Built’s latest series: Guessing random Atlanta Braves players from the past! Take the opportunity to participate in our daily guessing game. Missed yesterday’s? Play here.  

We will give you five hints at a random player who donned an Atlanta Braves jersey and see if you can guess from there! Have fun and no cheating! Here we go! 

Hint #1 (Career Length): This player spent a total of 5 seasons in MLB. During this time, he made appearances for the following teams: Los Angeles Angels, and Atlanta Braves.

Hint #2 (Jersey Numbers): During his 17 seasons in the big leagues, this player wore the following jersey numbers: 48. He wore 48 with the Braves. 

Do you think you know it already? If so, jump to the last slide to check your answer. If not, use the next page for more hints. 

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Hint #3 (Individual Accolades): This player did not win any accolades, but he did finish third in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2009.

Hint #4 (Braves Stats): This player was with the Braves from 2009-2012. In his four seasons with Atlanta he started 108 games to a 45-32 record, 3.61 ERA, and 3.77 FIP.

Hint #5 (Random Fact): This player had a 143 ERA+ and sub 3.00 ERA in his rookie campaign.

Do you know it now? if so, check yourself on the last page. If not, click next anyway to see if you remember this player in a Braves jersey.

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Answer: Tommy Hanson

Tommy Hanson burst onto the scene with Atlanta as one of their highly-touted prospects in 2009. He immediately had great results, racking up the strikeouts and innings from 2009-2012 with Atlanta. His best year came in 2010 when he threw over 200 innings and compiled a 3.33 ERA, 3.30 FIP, and 3.7 fWAR.

Hanson continued to be a solid starter until a shoulder injury derailed his upward career trajectory. Sadly a couple years after his baseball career was done, Hanson passed away at the young age of 29 years-old in November of 2015.