Dansby Swanson MLB Draft Prospect 2015 Profile

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Dansby Swanson

(infographic made on 6/1/2015)


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Dansby Swanson MLB Draft Prospect
Draft Expectation: First Round 2015
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INFO:
School: Year: Junior
Position-SS/2B
School-Vanderbilt
Birthday-2/11/1994
Bats/Throws-Bats-R/Throws-R
Height/Weight-6’1″/190 lbs
Previously Drafted: 2012 38th round (1158) Colorado Rockies

Dansby Swanson Scouting Report:
Swanson worked through multiple injuries during his freshman campaign limiting him to just 16 at-bats. The 2014 season was a great showcase for him as he helped lead the Commodores to their first ever College World Series title. He delivered stellar defense and timely hitting which resulted in him receiving the Most Outstanding Player honors in Omaha after the College World Series. He continued his impressive season with a solid showing during the summer with the U.S. Collegiate National Team. He is an all-around impressive talent.

The “Mansby” played shortstop in high school but when he began with the Commodores he moved to second base to create a solid mid-infielder with Vince Conde. Conde was drafted by the Yankees last year and Swanson has subsequently taken over at shortstop in the 2015. With soft hands and a strong arm, he profiles as a All-Star caliber mid-infielder. Depending on the team that drafts him, he may end up moving back to second base. Swanson has a great feel for hitting, shows gap-to-gap power with a clean line-drive stroke. True to form, he clobbered a 27 doubles last season which tied him for the NCAA D1 lead. As his body fills out some of those doubles will start to head over the fence. A 10/15 homer/stolen base season is not out of the question for him. Scouts adore his gritty, competitive mentality. He is a high character guy that will be drafted quickly in the first round. He absolutely loves to win and offers tremendous physical abilities that jump out as you watch him play. Dansby Swanson was selected first overall in the 2015 MLB Draft. He signed his professional contract on June 21 for a $6.8 million signing bonus, second highest in Diamondbacks’ history.

 

 

 

 

Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 40 | Run: 60 | Arm: 55 | Field: 55 | Overall: 55

2014 Season: 72G/72GS – .333AVG – 63R – 97H – 27/2B – 35RBI – 37BB – 49K – 3HR – 282AB
Highlights:
2015:
Homerun #5 came against Wofford on 4/1, it cleared the left-field scoreboard at home
Set his career-high with four runs scored on 3/29 vs Tennessee
Smacked his career high fourth homer of the season vs MTSU on 3/24
Tied career-best two stolen bases on 3/17 vs Tennessee Tech
Had a 12-game hitting streak end on 3/14 vs. Arkansas
Dansby recorded a hit in 14 of the first 15 games to start the season
Tied a career high with four RBI during a win over UT-Martin on 2/24
2014:
Was named the Most Outstanding Player of the College World Series after hitting .323 with three doubles, five runs scored and four stolen bases.
Had two hits and a stolen base in the National Championship win over Virginia
His 10-game hit streak was snapped on 6/20 vs Texas
Was named the second team All-American by Perfect Game and third team All-American by All-American by Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America
Named to the first-team All-Southeaster Conference as second baseman by fellow SEC coaches
Tied the single-season Vanderbilt record for doubles with 27
Belted a three-run homer, knocked in a career-high four runs and scored three during a win over Florida on 5/10
Started his first career game at third base and went 0-for-3 against Tennessee on 4/6 to snap 13-game hitting streak. During the game he worked a walk to push streak to 33 straight games reaching base
Had a 13 game hit streak that extended through the beginning of April
Set a career-high with four hits, including three doubles, in win over Winthrop 3/7
Delivered his first career homer (solo) vs. Stanford 2/28 to extend his hitting streak to 10 games
Started the 2014 campaign at second base going 1-for-5 with a bunt single at Long Beach State 2/14



About Dansby Swanson:
Swanson Named CWS Most Outstanding Platyer, writes Anchor of Gold
Dansby is selected the Amateur Male Athlete of the Year, writes The Nashville Post
No Shortage of Draft Prospects on the Astros Radar adds Houston Chronicle
2015 Team USADraft Prospects by Baseball America
Swanson Launches Towering HR, Propels Vandy to Victory via The Tennessean
Swanson’s Success Begins with Video writes The Tennessean
Swanson Leads Draft Prospects on the Rise adds Through the Fence Baseball
Dansby Swanson’s Career Night Keys Vandy’s Victory writes The Tennessean
Swanson Named Male athlete of the year writes Vanderbilt Hustler
Dansby Swanson is the Total Package adds WKRN-TV NASHVILLE
Vandy’s  Swanson delivers at tourney time via USA TODAY
Swanson is drafted first overall in the 2015 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks
Dansby Swanson humble despite $6.5M Diamondbacks bonus writes the Tennessan
Swanson Pens a Heartwarming Letter to His Vanderbilt Teammates via The Players’ Tribune
Hillsboro Hops making case to get MLB top draft pick Dansby Swanson courtesy of Oregon Live.com

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