Saturday, January 21, 2017

Fantasy Focus: Impact Rookies- Dansby Swanson

Dansby Swanson, SS, Braves.  DOB:  2.11/1994.  B-R, T-R.  6'1", 190 lbs.  Drafted in 2015 Round 1, Pick 1 out of Vanderbilt by the D'Backs.

2016 A+:  .333/.441/.526, 12 2B, 1 HR, 7 SB, 16.1 BB%, 14.0 K%, 93 PA.
2016 AA:  .261/.342/.402, 13 2B, 5 3B, 8 HR, 6 SB, 9.3 BB%, 18.8 K%, 377 PA.
2016 MLB:  .302/.361/.447, 7 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 3 SB, 9.0 BB%, 23.4 K%, 145 PA(129 AB).

If Dansby Swanson had just 2 more MLB AB's, he would no longer be officially a prospect, at least by BA criteria.  As it stands, he is officially a rookie in 2017 and will almost certainly be the Braves starting SS.  The power and speed might have been a big disappointing in 2016, but the hit tool is definitely there and he looks like he can play SS.  He's probably not one of the elite SS's in the league, but he'll put up solid numbers and won't tank any single category for you.


  1. Glad here's not on the Diamondbacks! Sad for their fans, though. Wow, what a one-sided mugging that trade was!!!