Erik Swanson
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Acquired from New York in the James Paxton trade, Swanson will likely use a lot of his bullets at the big-league level this upcoming season. He split his 2018 between the Yankees' Double-A and Triple-A affiliates, throwing 42.2 innings with Trenton and 72.1 frames with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The right-hander fared well at the highest level of the minor leagues, posting a 22.0 K-BB% and just a 17.9% line-drive rate. The numbers are less impressive when considering he was 24 years old, but the point is that he passed that last test and appears ready to graduate. Swanson is mostly a two-pitch guy (fastball/slider) and long term he may be better off as a multi-inning reliever, but it would make sense for the rebuilding Mariners to give him a chance to start in 2019. They will need rotation reinforcements when injuries inevitably hit. Read Past Outlooks
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Takes loss despite strong MLB debut
PSeattle Mariners
April 17, 2019
Swanson (0-1) took the loss Wednesday as the Mariners fell 1-0 to Cleveland, giving up one run on two hits over six innings while striking out five.
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The right-hander made only one real mistake in first big-league start, but Jake Bauers put it over the fence for the game's only run. Afternoon shadows likely helped Swanson a great deal -- the two teams combined for only six hits -- but he still looked good and didn't display any nerves. Seattle hasn't yet confirmed he'll remain in the rotation, but assuming Swanson passed his audition and will continue filling in for Wade LeBlanc (oblique), his next turn would come in San Diego on Tuesday.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-52%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-52%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .136 23 6 1 3 1 0 1
Since 2017vs Right .286 8 3 1 2 1 0 0
2019vs Left .136 23 6 1 3 1 0 1
2019vs Right .286 8 3 1 2 1 0 0
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-83%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-83%
ERA at Home
2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 1.50 0.33 6.0 0 1 0 7.5 0.0 1.5
Since 2017Away 9.00 2.50 2.0 0 0 0 18.0 9.0 0.0
2019Home 1.50 0.33 6.0 0 1 0 7.5 0.0 1.5
2019Away 9.00 2.50 2.0 0 0 0 18.0 9.0 0.0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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How does Erik Swanson compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
K/BB
4.50
 
K/9
10.1
 
BB/9
2.3
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
92.1 mph
 
ERA
3.38
 
WHIP
0.88
 
BABIP
.228
 
GB/FB
1.00
 
Strand %
66.7%
 
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Slated to start Wednesday
PSeattle Mariners
April 15, 2019
Swanson is slated to enter the Seattle rotation for his first MLB start Wednesday against the Indians, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Recalled, could start for LeBlanc
PSeattle Mariners
April 14, 2019
The Mariners recalled Swanson from Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday.
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Potential candidate for call-up
PSeattle Mariners
April 13, 2019
Swanson, who was just optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday, is a candidate to be called up if Wade LeBlanc (oblique) is forced to miss at least one start, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Returns to Triple-A
PSeattle Mariners
April 12, 2019
Swanson was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Could work long relief behind Kikuchi
PSeattle Mariners
April 9, 2019
Swanson, who was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday, is a candidate to serve in a long-relief role when the Mariners limit one of Yusei Kikuchi's starts near the end of April to a single inning, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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