Players that Played for Braves and Reds

9 Baseball Players who Played for Braves and Reds

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players who have played for both the Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played for both the Braves and the Reds.

Adam Duvall

Adam Duvall was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 11th round of the 2010 MLB Draft. He made his major league debut with the Giants in 2014 but was later traded to the Cincinnati Reds, where he became a regular starter.

Duvall’s 2016 season was a standout, as he hit 33 home runs and drove in 103 runs, earning his first All-Star selection. His power-hitting has continued to be a signature trait for Duvall, hitting 30 or more home runs in multiple seasons over his career.

After his time in Cincinnati, Duvall played for the Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins and Boston Red Sox.

*Duvall was the most popular player for this square in a previous grid (Grid 143)

Duvall Key Stats

  • All-Star (Reds)
  • Gold Glove (Marlins, Braves)
  • 100+ RBI Season (Reds)

Ron Gant

Ron Gant played from 1987 to 2003 and is probably best remembered for his time with the Braves and Reds. However, Gant played for 8 teams over his 16-year career making him an extremely versatile Immaculate Grid player.

Gant brought a dynamic mix of power and speed to the game, hitting over 300 home runs and stealing more than 240 bases during his career. In 1993, Gant hit a career-high 36 home runs and drove in 117 RBIs while finishing 5th in MVP voting.

Gant was a two-time All-Star and his 30-30 seasons (30 home runs and 30 stolen bases) in 1990 and 1991 were also high points in his career. After a devastating motorcycle accident before the 1994 season, Gant made an impressive comeback, proving his resilience and further endearing him to fans.

Terry Pendleton

Terry Pendleton, who played from 1984 to 1998, is best known for his time as a third baseman with the Cardinals and Braves. He also had stops with the Marlins, Royals and Reds.

Pendleton was a formidable force at the plate and in the field, winning the National League MVP in 1991 with the Braves, and he was instrumental in their dominance throughout the ’90s.

He won three Gold Gloves for his defensive prowess and had a single all-star appearance in 1992.

Raisel Iglesias

Raisel Iglesias is in his 9th season in the majors and is currently pitching for the Atlanta Braves. Prior to Atlanta, he played 6 six seasons with the Reds and 2 with the Dodgers.

Iglesias has been utilized primarily as a closer/reliever in his career and has already notched 174 saves as I’m writing this.

Given his productivity and how recently he’s played with both clubs, Iglesias could be a popular pick for this square.

Steve Avery

Steve Avery was a left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who shined particularly during his early career with the Atlanta Braves from 1990 to 1996. A first-round draft pick, Avery quickly made a name for himself, playing a key role in the Braves’ rotation alongside greats like Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux.

At the age of 21, he was named the 1991 NLCS MVP after pitching 16.1 scoreless innings, which was crucial in leading the Braves to the World Series. Though his career took a downward turn due to arm injuries after his impressive early years, Avery still posted a career record of 96 wins and 83 losses with 980 strikeouts.

His strong performances in the postseason, including an excellent 2.90 ERA in 18 games, cemented his reputation as a formidable big-game pitcher.

Aaron Harang

Aaron Harang is best known for his time with the Reds but had the kind of journeyman career that makes him a beast for the Immaculate Grid. Harang played for 8 different teams over his 14-year career – 6 of them for only a year (or less).

Harang was a workhorse on the mound, accumulating over 100 wins and more than 1,800 strikeouts in his career. His best years were with the Reds in 2006 and 2007 – finishing 4th in Cy Young voting in ’07.

Bret Boone

Bret Boone, who played from 1992 to 2005, is best known for his time as a second baseman with the Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds.

Boone had a productive career, accumulating over 1700 hits, 252 home runs, and a .266 career batting average. He was a three-time All-Star (Reds, Mariners) and won four Gold Gloves (Reds, Mariners), a testament to his excellent defensive skills.

His standout season came in 2001 with the Mariners when he posted a .331 batting average, smashed 37 home runs, and drove in an impressive 141 RBIs, which led the American League.

Kevin Gausman

Kevin Gausman played collegiate baseball at LSU and quickly drew attention for his pitching prowess. He was selected by the Baltimore Orioles as the fourth overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft.

With the Orioles, Gausman began to establish himself in the starting rotation, delivering several quality starts and continuously refining his repertoire. Following his time in Baltimore, he went on to play for the Atlanta Braves, where he further solidified his role as a dependable starting pitcher.

Gausman has also had stints with the Reds, Giants, and Blue Jays. His tenure with the Giants showcased his continued development (and first All-Star selection), with improved command and utilization of his secondary pitches, making him one of the top pitchers in the league.

Gausman Key Stats

  • All-Star (Giants, Blue Jays)
  • 200+ Strikeout Season (Giants, Blue Jays)

Denny Neagle

Denny Neagle was a notable left-handed pitcher who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1991 to 2003. He had stints with the Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, and Colorado Rockies.

Neagle’s career stats included a 124-92 win-loss record, a 4.24 ERA, and 1415 strikeouts in 1979.2 innings pitched. He shined in the 1997 season with the Braves, posting a 20-5 record and a 2.97 ERA, which earned him an All-Star nod and a third-place finish in the Cy Young voting.

Neagle Key Stats

  • All-Star (Pirates, Braves)
  • 20+ Win Season (Braves)

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