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 Wife: Meet Mallory Pugh
Dansby Swanson is married to Mallory Pugh.
Swanson married Mallory Pugh of the Chicago Red Stars and the United States women’s national soccer team on December 10, 2022.
The couple met through Pugh’s brother-in-law and Swanson’s former teammate Jace Peterson and began dating in 2017.