Swanson was traded to the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, along with Ender Inciarte and Aaron Blair, in exchange for Shelby Miller. The Diamondbacks made Swanson the number one overall pick, but he barely lasted six months in the Arizona organization.
For Swanson, who hit .289 with one homer in 22 games at short-season Hillsboro, the trade represents an opportunity to make it to the major leagues for his hometown team. Swanson went to high school in nearby Marietta, which will become the new home to the Braves in the near future. Swanson is widely expected to be on the fast track to the majors but will likely begin the 2016 campaign in A-ball.
For the Diamondbacks, Swanson became expendable once the team decided to go all in for 2016 by signing Zack Greinke. Swanson still projects as a potential star player, but he was unlikely to contribute to the team next season.