Travis Wade Swaggerty, Jr.…Wife’s name is Peyton...Has one daughter; Sutton Hollie (9/12/21)...Is a 2015 graduate of Denham Springs (LA) High School…Was named 5A All-State by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as a utility player in high school...Was also named all-Baton Rouge Large Schools Player-of-the-Year and first team All-Baton Rouge Area by NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune in 2015...Played three seasons at the University of South Alabama and batted .318 with 28 homers, 125 RBI, 34 doubles, two triples and 48 stolen bases in 174 career games...Entered South Alabama as a two-way player but gave up pitching early to protect his left arm and focus on hitting…Was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball in 2016 after hitting .303 to lead the Jaguars…Also named to the NCAA Tallahassee (FL) Regional All-Tournament team after hitting .412 in four games as a freshman in 2016…Hit .356 with 11 home runs as a sophomore in 2017 and was named second-team All- - the first Opening Day leadoff home run in the Victory Field era...Also connected for a leadoff homer in Indy’s home opener on 5/11 vs. Toledo...Made all nine defensive appearances in center field...Played in just 12 games before suffering a season-ending right shoulder injury on 5/18 (diving back to first base on a pickoff attempt)...Had surgery on 6/4 (Dr. Keith Meister). America by the American Baseball Coaches Association/ Rawlings…Also earned first-team All-South Central Region by the ABCA and first team All-Sun Belt Conference honors…Played in 19 games for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team during the summer of 2017 and ranked second in hits (21) and OBP (.449), and third in stolen bases (6) and batting average (.328)…Started the summer of 2017 with the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod League…Hit .296 with 13 homers, 38 RBI and 57 runs during his junior season at South Alabama in 2018 and earned first team All-Sun Belt Conference for the second consecutive year... Was invited to and attended 2018 First-Year Player Draft at MLB Network…Was the second-highest drafted player out of South Alabama’s baseball program (Glenn Borgmann, 9th overall by Twins in 1971) and first Jaguar taken in the first round since 1990 (Mike Zimmerman, 27th overall by Pirates)...Signed by Pirates scout Darren Mazeroski.
Entered season listed by Baseball America as having the “Best Outfield Arm” in the Pirates system... Also ranked by MLB Pipeline as the Pirates sixth-best prospect... Began season at the alternate training site in Pittsburgh... Was assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis to begin the minor league season... Went 3-for-4 in his first game on 5/4 at Iowa; also began the game with a leadoff home run- the first Opening Day leadoff home run in the Victory Field era...Also connected for a leadoff homer in Indy’s home opener on 5/11 vs. Toledo... Made all nine defensive appearances in center field...Played in just 12 games before suffering a season-ending right shoulder injury on 5/18 (diving back to first base on a pickoff attempt)...Had surgery on 6/4 (Dr. Keith Meister).
Entered season ranked by Baseball America as Pittsburgh’s ninth-best prospect and listed by the same publication as having the “Best Outfield Arm” in the minor league system...Did not play a regular season game due to the COVID-19 pandemic...Spent season at Pittsburgh’s alternate training site in Altoona.
Spent entire season with High-A Bradenton...Led the Florida State League in runs scored, ranked fifth in walks, sixth in hits and stolen bases and ninth in OBP...Delivered first career walk-off hit on 5/15 vs. Ft. Myers with a 10th-inning, bases-loaded infield single that lifted Bradenton to a 7-6 victory...Was named to the Florida State League mid-season All-Star team; started in center field on 6/15 in Jupiter and hit a solo homer in the second inning for the final run scored of a 2-0 win for the South Division All-Stars...Hit .324 (69-for-213) over his final 57 games and ranked second among Florida State League hitters in that time along with the second-best hit total (69) and on-base percentage (.389)…Compiled a 12-game hitting streak from 6/29-7/10 and batted .447 (21-for-47)…Was named Florida State League Player-of-the-Week for the week of 7/1-7...Hit a pair of solo home runs on 8/17 at Lakeland for his first career multi-homer game...Produced his second 12-game hitting streak from 8/11 (game 2) thru 8/22 (19-for-45; .422)…Was named FSL Player-of-the-Week for the week of 8/12-18....Reached base safely in 29 of his final 30 games from 7/26-8/29; hit .330 (36-for-109) and produced the third-highest on-base percentage (.408) in the Florida State League over that period...Made all 121 defensive appearances (120 starts) in center field and led all FSL outfielders with 312 putouts and 322 total chances...Was listed by Baseball America as having the “Best Outfield Arm” in Pittsburgh’s minor league system at the conclusion of the season.
Was Pittsburgh’s No. 1 pick (10th overall) in the First-Year Player Draft on 6/4 and officially signed on 6/15...Made professional debut with short-season West Virginia Black Bears on 6/21 vs. State College and went 0-for-3 with a walk…Recorded first professional hit in next game on 6/23; going 3-for-4 with a double, RBI and a season-high three runs…Hit first career home run and triple on 7/7 vs. Auburn...Hit a leadoff homer on 7/25...Was selected as a New York-Penn League mid-season All-Star; started the game in center field and went 1-for-2 with two RBI at the plate...Earned a late-season promotion to Single-A West Virginia Power on 8/15 and went 1-for-4 with a triple in his full-season debut…Went 2-for-5 with solo homer on 8/20 vs. Charleston...Was ranked as Pittsburgh’s No. 4 prospect by Baseball America and No. 3 by MLB.com at the conclusion of the season...Was also ranked by Baseball America as the New York-Penn League’s No. 2 prospect.