Braves to call up No. 1 prospect Dansby Swanson on Wednesday

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With a shortstop vacancy after trading Erick Aybar to the Tigers on Tuesday evening, the Braves will call up No. 1 prospect Dansby Swanson from Double-A Mississippi, the club announced.

Swanson was acquired along with Aaron Blair and Ender Inciarte from the Diamondbacks in the Shelby Miller trade this past December. Swanson hit .333/.441/.526 in 93 plate appearances at High-A Carolina before being promoted to Double-A. In 377 PA with Mississippi, he compiled a .261/.342/.402 triple-slash line with 26 extra-base hits, 45 RBI, and 54 runs scored.

MLB Pipeline ranks Swanson as the fifth-best prospect in baseball along with being No.1 in the Braves’ system.