Dansby Swanson, Infield, Atlanta Braves, #7
Date of Birth: 2/11/1994
Birthplace: Kennesaw, Georgia
College: Vanderbilt University
Dansby Swanson, infielder for the Atlanta Braves, was a top player at Vanderbilt University. In 2014, his sophomore year, he was named the College World Series Most Outstanding Player. He was drafted in 2012 by the Colorado Rockies but he didn't sign and instead continued at Vanderbilt.
Swanson was drafted by and signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2015. He played in their minor league system in 2015. He was traded to the Braves on December 9, 2015.
Swanson joined the Braves in 2016, playing in 38 games with them. He hit his first major league home run, an inside-the-park home run, on September 6th. In his time with the Braves, he batted .302 with 39 hits. Defensively, as a shortstop in 37 games, he made 79 assists, 17 double plays, 44 putouts, and 6 errors. He also played in 105 games in the minors in 2016.
In 2017, his first full season in the majors, Swanson batted .232 with 113 hits, 23 doubles 51 RBIs, and 120 strikeouts to 59 walks in 144 games. Defensively, as the Braves' shortstop in 142 games, he made 357 assists, 83 double plays, 195 putouts, and 20 errors.