Dansby Swanson Biography

( 1994 - )
February 16, 2020
First published on:April 1, 2019
by John Max

Facts of Dansby Swanson

Date of Birth: 1994, February 11
Age: 26 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Birth Name James Dansby Swanson
Birth Place Kennesaw, Georgia
Famous Name Dansby Swanson
Horoscope Aquarius
Father Cooter Swanson
Mother Nancy Swanson
Net Worth $4 millions
Salary $585,000
Siblings Chase and Lindsey
Date MAR 5 2019
Contract 1 year $585,000
Career Earnings $8,279,050
Height 1.85 m
Weight 77 kg
Position in Team Shortstop
No. of Siblings 2
Current team Atlanta Braves
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Baseball
Currently Working For Atlanta Braves
Girlfriend Kara Mae Sheft

Dansby Swanson is an American Professional Baseball player who plays in the Major League  Baseball (MLB) for the Atlanta Braves as their Shortstop. Previously, he played for Arizona Diamondbacks after being picked first overall in the 2015 MLB Draft.

Dansby Swanson was born on February 11, 1994, in Kennesaw, Georgia. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to the White ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Aquarius. 

Who is Dansby Swanson's Girlfriend?

According to the sources, Dansby Swanson is currently dating his girlfriend Kara Sheft. His girlfriend Kara is also a graduate of Vanderbilt like Dansby where they first met and soon started dating.

CAPTION: Dansby Swanson and his girlfriend SOURCE: Instagram

Dansby previously was rumored to be dating Katy Huffman, an advertiser before dating Kara. The couple dated for about two years and were separated.

Swanson's girlfriend Sheftis reportedly the student of Doctor of Physical Therapy at Belmont University. She most recently served as the Student Physical Therapist at Select Medical for three months.

In addition, Kara was also the Football Operations Intern at Vanderbilt University Football Department.

Talking about his body measurements, The Famous MLB star is 1.85 m in height and weighs around 77kg.

How Rich Is Dansby Swanson? Know about his Net Worth And Salary

Dansby Swanson has an estimated net worth of over $4 million in 2020. He signed a 1 year / $3,150,000 contract with the Atlanta Braves, including $3,150,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $3,150,000 in 2020.

Earlier, he signed a 1 year $585,000 contract, including $585,000 guaranteed with Atlanta Braves on March 5, 2019. 

Dansby Swanson so far has made earnings of $8,279,050 from his entire MLB career While David Price is one of the highest earner in the history of MLB. 

Dansby Swanson career earnings and contract:

YEAR TEAM SALARY
2015 Arizona Diamondbacks $6,500,000
2016 Atlanta Braves  $130,331
2017 Atlanta Braves  $498,719
2018 Atlanta Braves  $565,000
2019 Atlanta Braves  $585,000

Reportedly, he is the 17th best-paid player of Atlanta Braves Josh Donaldson is the best-paid player of the team with an annual salary of $23,000,000. 

What are the Endorsement Deals of Dansby Swanson?

It is obvious for any famous athlete to be involved in endorsement deals. Exploring Dansby's social media accounts, we found that he frequently promotes the product of  Nike.

From the deal, he earns a significant amount of money which will certainly add up an amount to his Net worth in the coming days. He also has his own clothing line named DS7.

Family & Education

Dansby was born to parents Cooter Swanson and Nancy Swanson. He grew up along with his siblings, Chase and Lindsey.

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Dansby attended high school in Marietta, where he was playing basketball and baseball. As a freshman, because of a broken bone in his foot and a torn labrum in his shoulder, he played in only 11 games. He was named All-Southeastern Conference as a sophomore in 2014. He was named the Most Outstanding Player of the College World Series after the Commodores beat the Virginia Cavaliers in the 2014 College World Series. 

Dansby Swanson Professional Life

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Swanson with the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft's first overall selection. Swanson signed a $ 6.5 million signing bonus with the Diamondbacks. On 9 December 2015, Swanson was traded to Atlanta Braves by the Diamondbacks. 

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The Diamondbacks traded Swanson, Ender Inciarte, and Aaron Blair for Shelby Miller and Gabe Speier to Atlanta Braves on December 9, 2015. He went 2-4 in his MLB debut on August 17, including his first career hit off Kyle Gibson, Minnesota Twins pitcher. 

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