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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Dansby Swanson News
Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson mashed his first career grand slam Thursday as his club beat the Phillies 7-2. The middle infielder went 1-for-4 with a walk and, of course, his grand slam. Swanson broke a 1-for-18 slump with the grand slam. He has 17 home runs which ties his career-high. In 2021 Swanson has also recorded 46 RBI in 355 at-bats. Despite the slump that Swanson snapped on Thursday, the 27-year-old has shown some power from the plate, and he has given the Braves and fantasy managers a fairly productive bat throughout the season.
Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson had a tough day at the plate, but did homer during Friday's 7-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Swanson went 1-for-5 with a solo home run off right-hander Michael Wacha in the 4th inning. That marked Swanson's 16th home run of the season and puts him one shy of his career-high, which he set in 2019. There's a fairly good chance he'll surpass that number with ease. It's odd to see Swanson putting up these kinds of power numbers, but it's honestly the only thing keeping him relevant in fantasy leagues right now.
Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson was one of the few bats that showed up for this offense on Sunday. He went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs and one walk in the 7-4 loss. It was the first time that Swanson had homered since the end of June. He'll finish the first half with a decent .243/.302/.453 slash line, 40 runs scored, 15 home runs, 40 RBI and six stolen bases. Probably not ideal numbers from a fantasy shortstop, but his power numbers are what is going to keep him relevant in fantasy formats.
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.