Guessing random Atlanta Braves players from the past: I'm getting my mallet

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 to House That Hank Built’s latest series: Guessing random Atlanta Braves players from the past! Take the opportunity to participate in our daily guessing game every morning at 3:00 pm EST. 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: Tampa Bay Rays, Seattle Mariners, and Atlanta Braves.

Hint #2 (Jersey Numbers): During his 5 seasons in the big leagues, this player wore the following jersey numbers: 17 and 0. He wore 17 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 lead MLB in stolen bases in 2019.

Hint #4 (Braves Stats): This player was with the Braves in 2016. In his one season with Atlanta he played in 72 games, had a .238/.316/.365 slash line, and stole 16 bases.

Hint #5 (Random Fact): This player's Braves was acquired along with Max Fried in the trade that sent Justin Upton to the San Diego Padres.

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: Mallex Smith

Once a promising Braves prospect, Mallex Smith debuted with the Braves in 2016 during their rebuilding years. The following season he was traded to Seattle for Luis Gohara. His best season as a pro came in 2018 with the Rays, where he slashed .296/.367/.406 and had a 115 OPS+ thanks to his AL leading 10 triples.

Smith was a blazer on basepaths leading all of baseball in 2019 with 46 stolen bases. Still just 30 years old, Smith could work his way back to the majors, however his last appearance in a big league game came with the Mariners back in 2020.