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 continued his early season slump on Wednesday, as he went 1-for-7 with one run and four strikeouts in both games of the doubleheader with Washington. Swanson is now 3-for-21 with one home run and nine strikeouts through six games, and he has recorded at least one strikeout in each game. This slump has come out of nowhere for Swanson, who slashed .308/.386/.487 with one home run and a 10:5 K:BB ratio in 17 games during Spring Training. He's still one of the top fantasy shortstops, but managers might want to consider tossing someone else into their lineup for a couple games until Swanson can find his groove again.
Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in an 11-1 victory over the Rays on Sunday. It was his first home run of Spring Training, but even without the homers Swanson has had a solid spring as he is now slashing .333/.407/.583 in 11 games. Swanson showed plenty of pop in 2020, setting career-highs with a .464 slugging percentage and .190 ISO while launching 10 home runs in 60 games. He's not a top tier fantasy shortstop, but he provides plenty of value to any team at his current ADP of 105.
Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson continued his strong start to the spring in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Red Sox. Swanson went 1-for-2 with a strikeout, a double, and three RBI. The 27-year-old stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the bottom half of the first and cleared them with a double to centerfield. Swanson has three hits- two of them for extra bases- and four RBI in four games this spring, as he's looked quite comfortable at the dish. He has a well-rounded profile, as he ranked in the 70th percentile or better in expected batting average, expected slugging percentage, barrel rate, and sprint speed, where he placed in the 90th percentile. Swanson is currently being picked outside the top-100, which seems like good value for a guy who could score and drive in 75-plus runs while producing double-digit homers and steals- though he should be slightly downgraded in points leagues given his propensity for strikeouts.
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.