Swanson went 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBI in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Brewers. The shortstop is showing some signs of life at the plate, hitting .297 (11-for-37) over his last 10 games, although all 11 hits have been singles. Swanson's .249/.299/.406 slash line on the season is a slight improvement on last year's performance, but he's still only worth a roster spot in deep fantasy formats.
Swanson went 3-for-4 with an RBI in Friday's win over the Cardinals. The shortstop continues to flash occasional sparks at the plate, but for the most part June has been rough for Swanson -- even with Friday's performance, he's still slashing just .240/.270/.469 this month. The collapse of his plate discipline seems to be the big driver of his struggles, as Swanson's 6.2 percent walk rate in 2018 is the lowest of his career at any professional level, while his 25.3 percent strikeout rate is the worst of his career.
Swanson gets a day off Sunday against the Orioles. It's Swanson's first time out of the lineup since returning from the disabled list over a month ago. The shortstop is hitting just .195 over that 32-game stretch. Johan Camargo will start at shortstop Sunday.
Swanson will start at shortstop and bat second Sunday against the Dodgers, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. With a 10-for-31 (.323 average) showing at the dish so far this month, Swanson earned a promotion up in the lineup and will serve as the Braves' No. 2 hitter for the fourth straight contest. Swanson's move up in the order has come at the expense of third baseman Johan Camargo, who will hit in the bottom third of the lineup for the third consecutive contest.
Swanson went 2-for-3 with a double, a solo home run, one walk and two runs scored in Sunday's 4-2 victory over the Nationals. Swanson came through with a timely home run in the seventh to tie the game at two, and he would later double in the ninth before Charlie Culberson drove him in on a long ball. The 24-year-old shortstop is hitting .263 with five home runs and 22 RBI through 44 games this season.