Swaggerty will start the 2021 campaign with Triple-A Indianapolis, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.
He will be making the jump from High-A to Triple-A without spending time at Double-A Altoona. General manager Ben Cherington believes Swaggerty's time at the alternate site last year and in April constitutes a Double-A equivalency. In fact, the general manager noted that Swaggerty was one of the most consistent players at the alternative site. With the major-league team bereft of outfield talent, it wouldn't be surprising to see the 2018 first-round pick make his debut in Pittsburgh this summer. He slashed .265/.347/.381 with nine homers and 23 stolen bases in 524 plate appearances for High-A Bradenton in 2019.