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Perrotto: First-Round Draft Pick Might Be Realizing Potential (+)



Pirates Prospects, Travis Swaggerty, Pittsburgh Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. – Travis Swaggerty had one simple thought in mind when he reported to spring training.

“I came into camp saying I’d control what I can control,” Swaggerty said.

The Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect and first-round draft pick in 2018 has controlled what he can control quite well with just five days remaining in camp. In fact, he may be close to completing his longshot bid to make the opening day roster after all but falling off the prospect radar.

Swaggerty is having an outstanding spring, going 11 for 29 (.379) with three home runs in Grapefruit League play.

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John Perrotto is a columnist for Pittsburgh Baseball Now and has covered the Pittsburgh Pirates and MLB since 1988.

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