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No. 1 overall pick Swanson set for pro debut

D-backs' top prospect joins Rookie-level Hillsboro after missing three weeks due to concussion

The No. 1 overall selection in this June's Draft, Dansby Swanson, was set to make his Minor League debut on Wednesday with Class A Hillsboro.

Swanson, the D-backs' top prospect, suffered a concussion nearly three weeks ago when he was hit in the mouth by a pitch in a simulated game at the D-backs' Spring Training facility, derailing plans for him to begin his professional career with the D-backs' rookie-level Arizona team. He passed a concussion test on Monday and was scheduled to fly to Hillsboro on Tuesday night to join the team for its Wednesday evening contest against Vancouver.

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The 21-year-old shortstop is rated as's No 12 overall prospect. He played college ball at Vanderbilt, where he helped his team win a national championship as a sophomore in 2014.

Wednesday's game against Vancouver is set for 10:05 p.m. ET and will be available for streaming on MiLB.TV.

Tweet from @LieutenantDans7: Excited to join the @HillsboroHops tomorrow! Looking forward to getting back out on the field to play again!

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for
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