Guessing random Atlanta Braves players from the past: Lion King special

Play along with our weekly Atlanta Braves trivia game!

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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! Please take the opportunity to participate in our weekly guessing game. Did you miss the last one? 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 has spent a total of 11 seasons in the MLB. During this time, he has made appearances for the following teams: Los Angeles Angels, Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves.

Hint #2 (Jersey Numbers): During his 11 seasons in the big leagues, this player wore the following jersey numbers: 19, 2 and 9. He wore 19 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 was never an all-star but he was a 4X Gold Glove winner. He also has a Platinum Glove and was awarded Wilson’s Overall Defensive Player of the Year. This player finished in the top 15 of MVP voting on three occasions in his career. 

Hint #4 (Braves Stats): This player was with the Braves from 2012-2015. Over this stretch, he was a .256 hitter with 31 home runs and 168 runs batted in. He also only struck out 184 times in his four seasons with Atlanta. 

Hint #5 (Random Fact): This player was not very well known for his offense but at one point and time he was considered the best defensive shortstop in all of Major League Baseball. 

 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: Andrelton Simmons

Andrelton Simmons began his MLB career in 2012 with the Atlanta Braves at the age of 22. He was an average to below average hitter but one of the best defensive players the game has ever seen. 

For his entire career, Simmons hit .263 with 70 home runs and 444 runs batted in. Two things Simmons took pride in was striking out very little and vacuuming up any baseball that was hit his way.

Although Andrelton Simmons actually spent more time with the Los Angeles Angels than any other team, he will most likely be remembered most for his dazzling plays in Atlanta.