Dansby Swanson - 7


Marietta, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190




Dansby Swanson


Commodores cruise by Blue Raiders

Offense explodes for season-high 19 runs in win


Vanderbilt Baseball Weekly Report - Week 9

Commodores host MTSU, travel to Arkansas this week


Texas A&M jumps on Commodores early to take series

Vanderbilt loses first series at home since 2012


Commodores bounce back, even series with Texas A&M

Brian Miller locks down Aggies as offense surges


Early deficit dooms Dores in opener

Sloppy second inning too much for VU to overcome


Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt 4/15/14 (Green)


Vanderbilt vs. Texas A&M - April 12, 2014

Vanderbilt topped Texas A&M 8-5 to even the series.


Vanderbilt vs. UT-Martin (Green)

Vanderbilt baseball vs. UT-Martin on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.


Kentucky at Vanderbilt 3/30/14 (Russell)


Vanderbilt vs. Belmont (Howell)

Vanderbilt baseball defeats Belmont 2-1 on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Photos by Joe Howell.

• 2012-2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Career Game Highs
Hits:*4, 3/29 vs. Kentucky
Runs:3, 3/29 vs. Kentucky
RBI:*2, 3/29 vs. Kentucky
Walks: *2, last 3/14 vs. LSU
HRs:*1, last 3/29 vs. Kentucky
Strikeouts: *2, last 2/23 vs. Illinois-Chicago
Stolen Bases: 2, 2/21 vs. Illinois-Chicago

COACH CORBIN QUOTE: Dansby has skill sets that will allow him to experience success academically and on the baseball field. He is a unique combination of explosiveness, speed and strength... this certainly benefits him in all facets of the game. He also grasps leadership concepts that will enable him to serve in that capacity very soon. He has proven in a short time that he can compete at a high level in the classroom and on the ball field.

2014 - Doubled and scored a run in win over Indiana State 4/8... Started his first career game at third base and went 0-for-3 at Tennessee 4/6 to snap 13-game hitting streak, worked a walk to push streak to 33 straight games reaching base... Infield single extend his hitting streak to 13 games going 1-for-3 at Tennessee 4/5... Pushed his hitting streak to 12 games with a RBI-single in win at Tennessee 4/4... Singled twice to extend his hitting streak to 11 games in win over UT-Martin 4/1... Pushed his hitting streak to 10 games going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in win over Kentucky 3/30, five doubles in last four games... Matched a career-best with four hits going 4-for-5 with his second home run of the season and a career-high three runs scored in win over Kentucky 3/29... Picked up his third double in last two games with a shot off the monster in left field also drove in a run with a sac fly vs. Kentucky 3/28... Doubled twice on his way to going 3-for-4, his third three-hit game of the season, in win over Belmont 3/25... Singled and drove in a run in win at Mississippi State 3/23, single pushed on base streak to all 25 games of the season... Doubled and scored a run in loss at Mississippi State 3/22... Went 1-for-5 with a single in loss at Mississippi State 3/21... Singled twice and scored two runs in win at Belmont 3/18... Doubled twice and went 3-for-4 with two RBI in win over LSU 3/15 G2... Singled and scored the first run of the game in win against LSU 3/15 G1... Walked twice and went 0-for-3 vs. LSU 3/14... Came up with the big hit, a two-run double to spark eight-run, two-out rally in win over Eastern Illinois 3/11... Singled and scored in his last at-bat vs. Winthrop 3/9... Tripled and scored in win over Winthrop 3/8... Set a career-best with four hits, including three doubles, in win over Winthrop 3/7 scoring two runs and driving in a run... Scored two runs and reached base four times with two singles and two walks in win at MTSU 3/5... Reached base for the 13th straight game with a walk despite going 0-for-3 vs. Tennessee Tech 3/4... Went 1-for-4 in win over Stanford 3/2... Snapped his 10-game hitting streak with 0-for-3 game vs. Stanford 3/1 walked twice to bring his total to seven in four games... Belted his first career home run with a solo shot vs. Stanford 2/28 to extend his hitting streak to 10 games... Singled and scored vs. Evansville 2/26 to extend his hitting streak to nine games... Singled and scored vs. WKU 2/25 to extend his hitting streak to eight games... Pushed his hitting streak to seven games with a single going 1-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI in win over UIC 2/23... Doubled in win over UIC 2/22... Posted his best game as a Commodore to date with three hits, one RBI and two stolen bases against UIC 2/21... Scored a run for the fourth straight game going 1-for-3 with an infield single against Lipscomb 2/19... Singled, scored and knocked in a run in win at Long Beach State 2/16... Drove in his first run of the season with a double in win at Long Beach State 2/15... Started at 2B going 1-for-5 with a bunt single at Long Beach State 2/14.

2013 - Shoulder injury ended his season...Struck out twice in win at Georgia 4/20 G2... Popped up in his lone at-bat vs. Missouri 4/14... Played in his first game since injuring his foot 2/23 drawing a walk against Missouri 4/13... Missed six weeks with a bro- ken bone in his foot... Walked and scored against Monmouth 2/23... Picked up his first career double turning a single into a two-base hit and score the first run of the game in win over Monmouth 2/22... Started at shortstop against Central Arkansas 2/20 going 1-for-2 with two runs scored and a stolen base... Went 0-for-2 at Belmont 2/19... Earned his first career start at shortstop going 1-for-4 in loss to Long Beach State 2/17... Lined out to left in his first collegiate at-bat in win over LBSU 2/15.

HIGH SCHOOL - A standout two-sport star in baseball and basketball earning multiple honors in both sports... Lettered three years in baseball and hoops, while serving as team captain on the basketball team his final two seasons... Is third all-time at Marietta HS with 171 made three-point field goals... Played summer ball for the East Cobb Yankees, winning the 2012 Perfect Game national championship... Was a 38th round pick by Colorado in the 2012 draft.

ACADEMICS - Swanson is majoring in behavior aspects and management and was a SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll selection as a freshman.

PERSONAL - James Dansby Swanson... Born 2/11/94... Son of Nancy and Cooter Swanson... Has two siblings, Chase and Lindsey... Nickname is Dans... Favorites include Nomar Garciaparra (baseball player), Atlanta Braves (baseball team), Remember the Titans (movie), Criminal Minds (TV show), steak, creamed corn, fried okra and biscuits (meal), Chris Young (musician), peanut butter and cookies with a glass of milk (late night snack)... Actor Tom Hanks would play him in a movie about his life... Uses the word blessed to describe himself... Roommates with Carson Fulmer, Jared Miller and Adam Ravenelle... Chose Vanderbilt because of the family atmosphere of the baseball team.


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