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Erik Swanson

Erik Swanson

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 235 | Age: 25
Draft: 2014 (Rd: 8, #246, Texas Rangers) - Iowa Western CC
Terrace Park, OH USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 5 8.04 7 6 0 31.1 24 1.44
1 Season 1 5 8.04 7 6 0 31.1 24 1.44
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 7 1-5 8.04 31.1 24 1.44
1 Season 7 1-5 8.04 31.1 24 1.44

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 SEA AL 142 1 5 8.04 7 6 0 31.1 40 32 28 11 5 24 1.44
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 55 | Overall: 45

The Rangers gave Swanson, a junior college standout in 2014, his first chance at pro ball by taking him in the eighth round of that year's Draft. After missing most of his first full season with a forearm strain, he started to show a little promise in 2016, then was sent to the Yankees in August as part of the Carlos Beltran deal. He really took off in his second season with New York, making it to Triple-A. The Mariners noticed his improvement and acquired him in the James Paxton trade last November.

Swanson's combination of stuff, size and deception gives him the chance to remain a starter. Not only does his fastball sit in the low-90s and get to as high as 97 mph, the analytically inclined love his spin rate. That, combined with the deception in his delivery and his angle, often allows that fastball -- which he relies on heavy -- to play up better than plus. His slider and improved changeup give him two at least average secondary offerings.

Not only does Swanson have a good strike-throwing resume, but again the analytics department was surprised to see he threw more quality strikes than initially thought. He's not far from being able to impact a big league staff in some capacity.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 528 113 16 14.2 91.1 15.8 .308 .599 .382 .396 .467 42.5 16.9 3.5
ALL 528 113 16 14.2 91.1 15.8 .308 .599 .382 .396 .467 42.5 16.9 3.5
MLB 35629 6.3 87.4 11.0 .251 .409 .317 .318 .370 34.3 21.5 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
06/17/2019 Tacoma Rainiers activated RHP Erik Swanson from the 7-day injured list.
06/01/2019 Tacoma Rainiers placed RHP Erik Swanson on the 7-day injured list.
05/17/2019 Seattle Mariners optioned RHP Erik Swanson to Tacoma Rainiers.
04/14/2019 Seattle Mariners recalled RHP Erik Swanson from Tacoma Rainiers.
04/12/2019 Seattle Mariners optioned RHP Erik Swanson to Tacoma Rainiers.
04/09/2019 Seattle Mariners recalled Erik Swanson from Tacoma Rainiers.
03/11/2019 Seattle Mariners optioned RHP Erik Swanson to Tacoma Rainiers.
11/20/2018 Seattle Mariners selected the contract of Erik Swanson from Tacoma Rainiers.
11/19/2018 Seattle Mariners traded LHP James Paxton to New York Yankees for LHP Justus Sheffield, RHP Erik Swanson and Dom Thompson-Williams.
11/19/2018 RHP Erik Swanson assigned to Tacoma Rainiers.
09/24/2018 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders activated RHP Erik Swanson from the 7-day disabled list.
09/08/2018 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders placed RHP Erik Swanson on the 7-day disabled list.
07/14/2018 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders activated RHP Erik Swanson from the 7-day disabled list.
07/05/2018 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders sent RHP Erik Swanson on a rehab assignment to Staten Island Yankees.
06/14/2018 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders placed RHP Erik Swanson on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 13, 2018.
05/21/2018 RHP Erik Swanson assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders from Trenton Thunder.
04/03/2018 RHP Erik Swanson assigned to Trenton Thunder from Tampa Tarpons.
06/24/2017 Tampa Yankees activated RHP Erik Swanson from the 7-day disabled list.
06/03/2017 Tampa Yankees placed RHP Erik Swanson on the 7-day disabled list.
04/28/2017 RHP Erik Swanson assigned to Tampa Yankees from Charleston RiverDogs.
04/28/2017 RHP Erik Swanson roster status changed by Charleston RiverDogs.
04/06/2017 RHP Erik Swanson assigned to Charleston RiverDogs from GCL Yankees East.
08/27/2016 RHP Erik Swanson assigned to GCL Yankees East from Charleston RiverDogs.
08/03/2016 RHP Erik Swanson assigned to Charleston RiverDogs.
08/01/2016 New York Yankees traded DH Carlos Beltran and cash to Texas Rangers for RHP Nick Green, RHP Erik Swanson and RHP Dillon Tate.
09/28/2015 Hickory Crawdads activated RHP Erik Swanson from the 7-day disabled list.
08/21/2015 Hickory Crawdads sent RHP Erik Swanson on a rehab assignment to AZL Rangers.
07/23/2015 Hickory Crawdads placed RHP Erik Swanson on the 7-day disabled list.
06/20/2015 RHP Erik Swanson assigned to Hickory Crawdads from AZL Rangers.
06/19/2015 RHP Erik Swanson assigned to AZL Rangers from Frisco RoughRiders.
06/13/2015 RHP Erik Swanson assigned to Frisco RoughRiders from Round Rock Express.
06/05/2015 RHP Erik Swanson assigned to Round Rock Express from Spokane Indians.
06/12/2014 RHP Erik Swanson assigned to Spokane Indians.
06/11/2014 Texas Rangers signed RHP Erik Swanson.