Dansby Swanson is a professional baseball player who currently plays as a shortstop for the Atlanta Braves in Major League Baseball (MLB).
He was born on February 11, 1994, in Kennesaw, Georgia, and attended Vanderbilt University where he played college baseball for the Vanderbilt Commodores.
Swanson was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks as the first overall pick in the 2015 MLB draft.
He made his MLB debut with the Diamondbacks in August 2016, but was traded to the Braves in December 2016 as part of a trade package that included pitcher Shelby Miller.
Since joining the Braves, Swanson has established himself as a key player in the team’s lineup.
He was an All-Star in 2021, and helped lead the Braves to the National League East division title and a World Series championship in the same year.
He is known for his solid defense at shortstop, as well as his offensive contributions, particularly in the clutch.
Off the field, Swanson is known for his charitable work and his love for music.
He frequently volunteers with various organizations and has supported causes such as childhood cancer research and animal welfare.
He is also an accomplished musician and plays guitar and piano.
Dansby Swanson Parents: Meet Cooter Swanson, Nancy Swanson
Dansby Swanson’s parents are Cooter and Nancy Swanson. Cooter Swanson is a former college baseball player and coach, and he has been instrumental in Dansby’s baseball career, coaching him from a young age.
Nancy Swanson is a teacher, and she has also been supportive of Dansby’s baseball pursuits.
The Swansons have been described as a close-knit and supportive family, and Dansby has spoken in interviews about the importance of his family in his life and career.