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?

New York Yankees v Atlanta Braves
New York Yankees v Atlanta Braves / Todd Kirkland/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
3 of 3
Next
Tommy Hanson
Florida Marlins v Atlanta Braves / Kevin C. Cox/GettyImages

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.