The need for an infielder came about when the Braves traded Erick Aybar to the Tigers.
Swanson, 22, was the No. 1 overall pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2015 MLB Draft. He was traded to the Braves this past offseason in a blockbuster move as part of a package that sent Shelby Miller to the desert.
Swanson has hit well since coming out of LSU last year. This season, in 470 plate appearances between Class A-Advanced and Double-A, Swanson is hitting .275/.362/.426 with nine home runs and 55 runs batted in, all while playing shortstop.
The Georgia native is ranked as the fifth-best prospect in baseball per MLB.com's midseason rankings.
He is an all-around great player, posting above average or better marks with his hit, run, arm and fielding tools. He has the potential to be a perennial Major League All-Star.
For the Braves, the promotion of Swanson is a huge deal. Atlanta has undergone one of the biggest rebuilding projects in all of baseball and has posted the worst record in the Major Leagues this season at 44-74.
The team plans to open up a new ballpark for the 2017 season, when the team hopes to begin a turnaround from a few bleak seasons spanning the past three years. With Swanson, the future for the Braves seems closer than ever.