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It’s do or die for Dansby Swanson

August 10th, 2017 at 10:08 AM
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The No. 1 overall pick of the 2015 MLB Draft. The center of the most lopsided trade in recent memory. A star-making performance in his first call-up to the majors last year. The presumptive 2017 National League Rookie of the Year.

Boy, those were fun times for Dansby Swanson, weren’t they?

The 23-year-old shortstop for the Atlanta Braves hit the regression wall like a Mack truck this season, so much so that GM John Coppolella felt compelled to send him back to Triple-A back in July. Before that happened, Swanson posted a microscopic 52 wRC+ in 362 plate appearances. Power was never the center of his game, but even so, a .099 isolated power percentage doesn’t cut the mustard when singles aren’t falling in.

What happened to Swanson? How could the bloom come off the rose so quickly? Now that he’s back after his two-week banishment, what does he need to do to get his bat thumping again?

The first thing to note is that Swanson ran into a bit of luck last season. A more than 46 percent ground ball rate helped to dampen some of his pop, while a healthy …

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