The Braves are obviously the defending World Series champions, and Swanson is helping them make a strong case to repeat.
In fact, he is tied with Aaron Judge with a 4.0 fWAR, which is fourth in all of baseball and third in the National League.
But he might be on pace for a big accomplishment this season.
Braves insider Grant McAuley tweeted an interesting fact, that being, that if Swanson can reach 100 RBI this year, he’d be the first Braves shortstop to accomplish this since Herman Long did it in 1899.
If Dansby Swanson can reach 100 RBI this season, he'd become the first #Braves shortstop to do so since 1899, when Herman Long reached the century mark.
Last year, Ozzie Albies became the first second baseman in franchise history to collect 100 RBI since Bobby Lowe in 1897. pic.twitter.com/ps6ae4UjzP
— Grant McAuley (@grantmcauley) July 5, 2022
A Chance At History
This would be a huge accomplishment for Swanson.
That’s obviously pretty close to when Long did it, so it would be an interesting twist if Swanson can get to 100 RBI this year, just one year after Albies made history.
It would be quite something for Braves fans to be able to see Swanson reach 100 RBI and be the first shortstop to do so in over a century.
The Braves made history last year with their World Series title and Albies reaching the 100-RBI mark.
Who’s to say Swanson can’t get there this year?
The 28-year-old shortstop already has 49 on the season.
There’s still a little time left in the first half to drive in some more and prepare for a big second half.
Anything is possible, and we’ll see what Swanson can do.