By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
February 28, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida State infielder Cooper Swanson will participate in this summer's Cape Cod League with the Chatham Anglers, according to CodBall.com.
INF/OF Cooper Swanson from @FSUBaseball is expected to play for @ChathamAnglers: https://t.co/iqjRUT760H Swanson played 23 games for @ChucksBaseball of @NWLbaseball last summer and batted .210 with 2 HR, 12 RBI, 26 BB, 31 K in 62 at-bats, and produced a solid .860 OPS.— CodBall (@codball) February 28, 2019
The Anglers have won five league titles, with the most recent coming in 1998, and went 22-19-3, finishing in second place in the CCBL's Eastern Division.
Swanson has struggled a bit to begin the 2019 campaign for the Seminoles, slashing .125/.417/.125 with just one RBI in six games, two of which have been starts.
In his freshman season, Swanson slashed .255/.414/.436 in 29 games with two home runs and four RBI.
The Fort Myers native spent the summer of 2018 with the Wisconsin Woodchucks of the Northwoods League, where he went .201/.473/.387 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 23 games.
Swanson is slated to be the fourth FSU player in the Cape Cod League in 2019, joining pitcher CJ Van Eyk, catcher Matheu Nelson (both to Falmouth) and outfielder Elijah Cabell (Wareham).
The CCBL is considered the most prestigious summer baseball league for college athletes. The 2017 MLB season saw 306 former Cape Cod players suit up in the majors.
Luke Weaver is the most recent Seminole to play in the Cape, playing for the Brewster Whitecaps in 2012
The Cape's season starts on June 10 and concludes on August 10 with a third game, if necessary, of the league's championship series.