Shortstop Dansby Swanson, a Marietta High School standout and the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks, says he doesn’t have a timetable in mind for his career with the Atlanta Braves.
“I barely know what I’m going to do tomorrow,” Dansby joked Saturday during FanFest at Turner Field.
But Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has thought ahead, and when he was looking at the trade with Arizona that brought Swanson to Atlanta, he envisioned him breaking camp with the team.
“He’ll let us know,” Gonzalez said. “If he comes in and just has a great spring, and maybe we don’t hold him back just because we want to, this guy’s not 18; he’s 22. He’s played some good baseball. It won’t surprise me that this guy will be up here sooner than later.”
Swanson hit .289 with one home run and 11 RBIs in 22 games in Class A last season.