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Fresh off signing a seven-year, $177 million contract with the Cubs last offseason, Dansby Swanson underwhelmed at the plate in 2023 with a .744 OPS, which was his lowest mark since 2018. He still eclipsed 20 homers and 80 RBI for the third straight year, but his nine stolen bases were only half his total from 2022 despite the rule changes in favor of base stealers. He spent some rare time on the injured list with a heel issue, which is the first time he's missed more than two games in a season since 2019. Swanson provided elite defense at shortstop, as his 18 DRS led the league. He also cut his strikeout rate two points to 24.1 percent and improved his walk rate over three points to 10.5 percent, though his hard-hit rate dropped below 40 percent for the first time in five seasons. Now entering his age-30 campaign, Swanson is a safe option for another productive campaign in 2024 and is a decent bet for a minor rebound.

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2024 1642 36 9 31 28 5 .213
2023 4072.8 81 22 80 66 9 .244
2022 4712.9 99 25 96 49 18 .277
3y Avg. 4332.8 86 25 88 56 12 .258
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  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Goes deep in win

    Swanson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in Thursday's 8-0 win over the Orioles. The home run was Swanson's ninth of the season and first since June 19. Since then, the shortstop has batted just .191 across 19 games. For the season, Swanson is hitting .209, which is a decent step back from his career average of .250. While it's been a disappointing first half, the 30-year-old is talented enough to pick things up in a hurry, so fantasy managers should try to remain patient.
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  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Goes deep again

    Swanson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two additional RBI in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Giants. Swanson went deep for the second straight game against San Francisco, giving him eight home runs for the season. The shortstop is still off to a sluggish start overall with a .214 average and .660 OPS across 64 contests, though his recent form is indicative of the type of upside that Swanson possesses, giving him plenty of fantasy appeal moving forward.
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  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Blasts homer, steals a base

    Swanson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Giants. The veteran shortstop opened the game's scoring by drilling a 401-foot two-run homer off Logan Webb in the second inning. Swanson later added his fifth stolen bag of the season in the eighth. The big performance was a welcome sight for the 30-year-old, as he entered the evening on a cold spell where he'd gone hitless in 20 plate appearances over his last six games. Overall, Swanson owns a .209/.286/.255 slash line in 245 plate appearances this season.
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  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Absent from lineup

    Swanson is not in the lineup for Thursday's game in Tampa Bay. It looks to be a simple day of rest for Swanson, who had started each of the previous 20 contests. Nico Hoerner will shift over to shortstop and Michael Busch will handle second base for the Cubs.
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  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Stays hot Saturday

    Swanson went 3-for-4 with a walk, two doubles and an RBI in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Reds. It's a small sample, but over his last five games, Swanson has gone 7-for-19 with four extra-base hits, including a home run in Friday's contest. On the season, the shortstop is batting just .220 with a .658 OPS, though if he continues his recent level of play, his overall stats will start to look better. Swanson will see ample playing time moving forward as long as he's healthy, so he should remain locked into fantasy lineups as he heats up.
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  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Pops sixth homer

    Swanson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Reds. The shortstop took Nick Lodolo deep in the sixth inning, but the Cubs were already in a 3-0 hole at that point. Swanson is beginning to show faint signs of life at the plate -- while he's batting just .233 (7-for-30) over the last eight games, four of those hits have gone for extra bases, including two of his six homers on the year. His 1:10 BB:K over that stretch remains an eyesore, however, and his .628 OPS and 28.5 percent strikeout rate on the season would both be career worsts.
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  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Goes deep in Saturday's win

    Swanson went 1-for-3 with a walk, a two-run home run and an additional run scored in Saturday's 7-5 win against Cincinnati. Swanson started June off on the right foot after only going deep once in 17 games all of last month. The shortstop has only five total home runs this season, but he also missed some time with knee soreness, which likely contributed to the slow start. If fully healthy, Swanson has the ability to get going in the power department, as he hit 20 or more long balls in each of the last three seasons with the Cubs and Atlanta.
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  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Records two hits in return

    Swanson (knee) went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's 4-3, extra-inning win over Atlanta. Swanson was activated from the 10-day injured list Monday night and he made his return to the lineup Tuesday after missing two weeks. The shortstop hit the ground running against his former team, though he's been off to a slow start overall with just a .218 batting average across 38 games. Swanson should still see regular playing time moving forward despite his struggles, and he's talented enough to heat up in a hurry.
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  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Officially activated

    Swanson (knee) was activated from the 10-day injured list Monday night, per MLB's transaction log. Swanson was expected to be activated prior to Tuesday's game against Atlanta, and the team has elected to make the move official a bit earlier than anticipated despite not having a game Monday. Miles Mastrobuoni and Pete Crow-Armstrong were optioned to Triple-A Iowa in corresponding moves, making room for the upcoming promotion of Luis Vazquez.
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  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Expected back Tuesday

    The Cubs expect to reinstate Swanson (knee) from the injured list Tuesday, Patrick Mooney of The Athletic reports. Swanson took live batting practice Friday for the first time since landing on the injured list May 10 with a right knee injury, and he appears to be trending toward a return shortly after the minimum 10 days. He will reclaim his role as Chicago's everyday shortstop once he returns, though the 30-year-old infielder had gone just 1-for-18 with a solo home run in his last six games prior to landing on the IL.
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  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Takes live batting practice

    Swanson (knee) took live batting practice Friday, Ryan Herrera of MLB.com reports. Swanson landed on the 10-day injured list a week ago with a right knee injury. He'll be eligible for activation Saturday, but while it appears he is making progress, it seems unlikely that he will be ready at that time. With Nico Hoerner (hamstring) also banged up, the Cubs' shortstop depth has thinned, and Miles Mastrobuoni has started the last three games.
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  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Placed on 10-day IL

    Swanson (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday, retroactive to May 8, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Swanson missed Wednesday's game against the Padres with knee soreness stemming from an awkward slide that occurred April 25, and the injury has now been deemed a right knee sprain. Nico Hoerner slotted in at shortstop Wednesday while Miles Mastrobuoni got the start at second base -- a lineup that could become the norm while Swanson sits. The shortstop will be eligible to return May 18.
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  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Sitting out with sore knee

    Cubs manager Craig Counsell said Wednesday that Swanson is absent from the lineup versus the Padres due to a right knee issue, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports. Counsell added that Swanson tweaked the knee on a slide during an April 25 contest against the Astros. He's considered day-to-day. The Cubs have a scheduled off day Thursday, so Swanson will look to return to action Friday in Pittsburgh. Nico Hoerner is sliding over to shortstop Wednesday, while Miles Mastrobuoni is getting a start at second base.
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  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Retreats to bench

    Swanson is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mets. Swanson will get a chance to rest up for the day game after a night game, with Nico Hoerner moving over from second base to replace him at shortstop. The off day comes while Swanson has gone 3-for-17 with eight strikeouts against one walk over his last five games.
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  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Sets tone with home run

    Swanson went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Astros. Swanson got the Cubs going early, hitting his big blast with two outs in the first inning to set the tone for the rest of the game. The shortstop, who is up to three home runs now for the season, has been off to a bit of a slow start overall with just a .235 batting average. However, Swanson will continue to see regular playing time, and he should be a strong fantasy asset the rest of the way.
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  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Swipes bag in win

    Swanson went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks. Playing against the team that drafted him first overall back in 2015, Swanson notched his first multi-hit performance in 12 days. The shortstop hasn't really gotten going yet, as he's batting just .235 with two home runs and two stolen bases across 18 games. However, Swanson is at no real risk of losing playing time, and he has the talent to heat up in a hurry.
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  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Goes deep in Friday's win

    Swanson went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's 9-7 win over the Dodgers. Swanson is off to a hot start, as he now has two home runs and a robust 1.100 OPS across seven games. The shortstop got off to a bit of a slow start in his first campaign with the Cubs last year, and while he picked things up a bit, the .744 OPS he finished with was his lowest mark since 2018. It looks like Swanson could be primed for bigger numbers in his second season in Chicago.
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  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Hits first 2024 home run

    Swanson went 1-for-2 with a walk and a two-run home run in Saturday's loss to the Rangers. Swanson's second-inning blast, his first of the year, ended up being Chicago's only offense in an 11-2 blowout loss. The shortstop has hit 20 or more long balls in each of the last three seasons, and he should be able to reach that plateau again in 2024 assuming he stays healthy. Swanson remains a strong fantasy asset in the middle infield.
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  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Looks ready to go

    Swanson, who went 1-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored in a Cactus League game against the Mariners on Friday, is now batting .357 this spring. Swanson appears to be in midseason form with his bat, as he's gone 5-for-14 so far with four walks and only four strikeouts. The shortstop batted just .244 in his first season with the Cubs in 2023, though he batted .278 a year earlier with Atlanta, so there is room for improvement in that area. Swanson's other numbers were fairly similar last season, and he reached the 20-homer plateau for the third straight year.
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  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Closes season on bench

    Swanson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers. Swanson started the last 64 games after his stint on the injured list with a heel issue in July, but he'll receive Sunday off with the Cubs eliminated from playoff contention. The 29-year-old joined Chicago on a seven-year, $177 million contract last December and is set to finish the season with an underwhelming .244/.328/.416 slash line, 22 homers, nine steals, 80 RBI and 81 runs in 147 contests.
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