Dansby Swanson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/11/1994 (28)
Dansby Swanson Season Stats
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Dansby Swanson News
Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson hit his 20th home run of the season Tuesday, a two-run shot off of San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jakob Junis to help the team to a 5-1 victory. Swanson went 2-for-5 in the game with three RBI. This is the second consecutive season that Swanson has reached this plateau, and with 17 steals to go along with the power numbers, he's been an excellent fantasy option. His production was better to start the season, but being firmly entrenched in the top third of the Atlanta lineup will keep his fantasy value high.
Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson reached base twice on Friday, going 1-for-4 with a walk, a home run, and two RBI during the 6-4 win over the Seattle Mariners. The big fly was his 19th of the year but just his fourth since the All-Star break. And after posting a .833 OPS with 14 SBs in the first half, Swanson owns just a .700 mark with three steals since. Across 138 games this year, the former first overall pick's slashing .284/.340/.448 with 90 runs and 82 RBI. The overall numbers are still valuable, so fantasy managers can keep starting Swanson, hoping he turns things around.
The Atlanta Braves want to keep All-Star shortstop Dansby Swanson around while he's in the midst of a career year. If his form holds, the Braves will make their offer to Swanson after the Aug. 2 trade deadline. If he does become a free agent, it will be another excellent year for the free-agent shortstop market. Xander Bogaerts will almost certainly opt out of his deal with the Boston Red Sox, and so will Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa. Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star Trea Turner will make it four. People believe that Turner prefers to go back to the East Coast. Swanson has been excellent for fantasy managers this year, hitting .294/.353/.481 with an .833 OPS, 15 home runs, 53 RBI, 60 runs scored and 14 stolen bases in 394 plate appearances over 94 games.
With elite speed in the top 10% in all of baseball in 2020, Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson was considered a 25-20 threat heading into 2021. While he did manage to hit a career-high 27 home runs with 88 RBI in 2021, he fell short in the stolen base category. He only swiped nine bases despite posting a sprint speed in the top 18% of MLB. Coming off a shortened 2020 campaign in which he put up a solid .274/.345.464 slash line, Swanson also regressed with a .248/.311/.449 slash line in 2021. His overall barrel rate and exit velocity remained consistent with his 2020 numbers. He even saw a notable decrease in his strikeout rate and an increase in his hard-hit rate. However, Swanson's line drive rate plummeted over seven percent in 2021. In addition, he posted the lowest walk rate (8%) of his career. Both declines likely led to these lower 2021 ratios. Looking ahead to 2022, Swanson's 2021 metrics would not suggest any regression in the power department. The Braves formidable lineup will also continue to present Swanson with ample RBI opportunities, provided he is hitting in the middle-to-lower part of the batting order. Of course, Swanson has yet to put up more than 10 stolen bases in any given season. With 2021 being his seventh campaign, the chance of Swanson (28-years old on Opening Day) of ever putting up a 20-20 season is unlikely, even with excellent sprint speed. At this point, Swanson is who he is; namely, a solid shortstop who can contribute in three or four offensive categories and serve as a utility bat or middle infielder in mixed leagues once the top-15 shortstops are off the board. Managers selecting Swanson in the middle rounds at his ADP of 126 should expect 20-25 HR, 80-90 RBI, a modest 5-10 steals, and a batting average and on-base percentage which should positively regress closer to his career numbers of .249 and .319, respectively.