Who Is Dansby Swanson?
Swanson, who plays shortstop for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball, is an American professional baseball shortstop.
In the 2015 MLB Draft, he was chosen first overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Swanson was born in Kennesaw, Georgia, to two former Troy University players. He grew up rooting for the Braves.
Swanson was born in Kennesaw, Georgia, to two former Troy University players. He grew up rooting for the Braves. At Marietta High School, he was a two-sport athlete who earned the moniker “Three-point Swanson” for his basketball skills.
Swanson was drafted in the 38th round of the 2012 MLB Draft out of high school, but he declined to sign and instead played college baseball for the Vanderbilt Commodores.
Due to injury, he missed most of his rookie season, but he had a breakout sophomore season as Vanderbilt’s starting second baseman.
Swanson was awarded the 2014 College World Series Most Outstanding Player after the Commodores won their first national championship.
In 2015, he returned to shortstop and was named the Brooks Wallace Award winner for the greatest collegiate baseball player at his position.
Swanson graduated from Vanderbilt in 2015 and joined the Arizona Diamondbacks, where he began his professional baseball career.
He was dealt with the Braves as part of a prospect package given to Atlanta to obtain Shelby Miller after one season in Arizona’s farm system.
Swanson debuted in the major leagues in August 2016 and was the lone Atlanta rookie chosen to the team’s 2017 Opening Day roster, but he struggled offensively and defensively and was demoted down to Triple-A in July of that year.
How Old Is Dansby Swanson?
Dansby Swanson was born on February 11, 1994. He is 28 years old.