Swanson busts out of mini-slump for M-Braves

Braves' top prospect notches three hits in Double-A Mississippi's win

May 11th, 2016

Dansby Swanson found himself in a bit of a skid as he'd gone hitless in his last 13 at-bats, a span of four games, entering Tuesday.

The Braves' top prospect and the sixth-ranked prospect in all of baseball, broke out of the mini slump in a big way Tuesday.

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"That's just baseball," Swanson told MiLB.com. "I mean, the last couple of games we played against Tennessee I got pitched really tough and the pitchers were just consistently making pitches. That's how baseball goes. I had a lot of good at-bats [on Monday night] and hit the ball hard, so I wasn't worried about the slump."

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Swanson went 3-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and a pair of RBIs as the Mississippi Braves topped the Mobile Bay Bears -- the Double-A affiliate of Swanson's former organization, the D-Backs, -- 5-0.

Initially, it seemed that Swanson had a 4-for-4 night. However, his line was changed to three hits after Bay Bears shortstop Gabriel Noriega was charged with an error in the sixth inning on a play that was originally ruled an RBI double for Swanson.

The D-Backs dealt Swanson, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 Draft, along with pitcher Aaron Blair and outfielder Ender Inciarte to the Braves for starter Shelby Miller this past offseason.