Guessing random Atlanta Braves players of the past: Roach repellant

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 12 seasons in the MLB. During this time, he made appearances for the following teams: Washington Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, and Atlanta Braves.

Hint #2 (Jersey Numbers): During his 12 seasons in the big leagues, this player wore the following jersey numbers: 19, 22, 23, and 25.  He wore 19 and 22 for the Atlanta 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 won one Gold Glove and Silver Slugger each, both coming in his 2012 campaign with the Washington Nationals.

Hint #4 (Braves Stats): This player was with the Braves from 2004-2006, and the 2009 season. In his four seasons with Atlanta he slashed .281/.346/.512 and hit 77 home runs.

Hint #5 (Random Fact): This player had a brother play in the majors as well. In fact, during the 2008 season they both were on the Pirates roster.

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: Adam LaRoche

The slugging first baseman had a nice career providing a dangerous bat in the middle of many lineups. Over the course of his career, LaRoche amassed a 14.2 bWAR, hit 255 bombs, and drove in nearly 900 runs.

LaRoche made his big league debut with the Braves in 2004, when he slugged almost .500 as a rookie. His best season as a Brave came in 2006, when he hit .285/.354/.561 and put 32 homers into the bleachers.