Dansby Swanson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/11/1994 (27)
Dansby Swanson Season Stats
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Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson will bat leadoff on Wednesday in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and left-handed starter Julio Urias. Eddie Rosario previously hit leadoff for Atlanta in each of the first three games of the series, but the outfielder is batting fifth against Urias. Swanson also hit leadoff in Game 4 of the Division Series against Milwaukee Brewers left-hander Eric Lauer. The shortstop hit .248 with a .311 on-base percentage, 27 home runs, and nine stolen bases in 653 plate appearances during the regular season.
Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson will be the team's leadoff hitter in Game 4 of the NLDS against the Milwaukee Brewers. Swanson has been primarily hitting out of the No. 8 spot in the lineup lately, so the move up to the leadoff spot is a big change for him. Jorge Soler had been the team's leadoff hitter in each of the first three games of the series, but he tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed on the COVID-19 injured list on Tuesday. He will be out a minimum of five days. Swanson has gone 2-for-10 with a run scored in the NLDS so far. He's 0-for-1 with a strikeout in his career against the Brewers' Game 4 starter Eric Lauer.
Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson isn't in Friday's lineup for a matchup with the Miami Marlins and left-handed starter Trevor Rogers. Swanson is batting .254 with a .310 on-base percentage, 26 home runs, and nine stolen bases in 575 plate appearances this season. Orlando Arcia is hitting seventh and starting at shortstop in Swanson's place against the Marlins. You're probably better off looking elsewhere for streaming help at the position. Arcia is batting .182 with a .225 on-base percentage, two home runs, and a stolen base in 71 plate appearances this season.
Heading into 2020, Dansby Swanson was considered a potential 20-20 sleeper due to a solid 2019 campaign ultimately derailed by a heel injury. Swanson did not disappoint in 2020. He finished with a .274/10/35/49/5 line in 237 at-bats. These numbers, extrapolated over the course of a full season (assuming 500 at-bats), roughly translated to a 21 home run, 74 RBI, and 11 stolen base campaign. Swanson's .274 batting average and .809 OPS were career-highs supported by a 1.3% increase in his overall barrel rate and a 31.7% line drive rate (6% higher than MLB average). In addition, while his overall exit velocity slightly declined, his percentage of 100 mph fly-balls dramatically jumped from 31.3% in 2019 to 35.8% in 2020. He also maintained an average exit velocity of greater than 106 mph on his top-5% hardest-hit balls in the air. These numbers not only supported Swanson's 2020 HR production but also suggest improvement in 2021. Grossly undervalued heading into drafts last season, Swanson has a much higher ADP of 103.69 for the upcoming 2021 campaign. With elite speed in the top 10% in all of baseball in 2020, Swanson is a true 25-20 threat for managers who roster him. Hitting in a potent Braves lineup, Swanson should also see an uptick in runs and RBI opportunities in 2021, providing top-100 value.