Atlanta Braves Top Prospect Dansby Swanson
A resident of Fayetteville, Tennessee, Lisa Williams has over 30 years of experience performing human resource tasks, such as analyzing budgets, producing monthly finance reports, and supervising staff. When not focused on her professional pursuits, Lisa Williams enjoys watching her favorite Major League Baseball (MLB) team, the Atlanta Braves.
Although the Braves finished last in the National League East in 2016, with a record of 68–93, the future appears bright for the organization, as evidenced by its seven prospects among MLB’s top 100 list. The most promising of which is shortstop Dansby Swanson, who is ranked as the fourth-best prospect in baseball.
Swanson was originally drafted in the 38th round of the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft by the Colorado Rockies, but the Georgia native opted to attend Vanderbilt University instead of turning pro. Three years later, the Arizona Diamondbacks made him the first overall pick in the draft. Six months after being drafted, however, Swanson was sent to the Braves in a trade for pitcher Shelby Miller. He appeared in 38 games for the Braves last season and hit for a .302 batting average to go along with three home runs and 17 runs batted in.