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Swanson, other rookies to watch this weekend

Dansby Swanson has left his fantasy owners feeling hungry for more offense so far in 2017. Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images

The Atlanta Braves will play their first regular-season games at their brand-new (and very expensive) SunTrust Park this weekend, hosting the San Diego Padres, and that’s reason enough for fantasy owners to be watching. For one, it’s a new stadium! Will we see 10-9 games or 2-1 efforts? One weekend won’t be enough to prove much, of course, but still, stadiums in baseball are special and I like learning about new ballparks. Another reason to watch this series, if one can stand two rebuilding teams not likely to meet in the playoffs this fall? The top of each lineup features leading rookie of the year contenders, though only one of them is playing like it so far.