The Atlanta Braves have only three position players hitting over .250 so far in 2011. 27-year old lefty swinging catcher Brian McCann is hitting well, as usual, for the Braves so far this year. He has played in 23 games for the Braves so far this year and he is 24 of 81 (.296 avg, .730 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 2 homers, 13 RBIs and 1 stolen base. There is no reason to think that McCann won’t keep rolling along this year for the Braves. 39-year old switch-hitting 3B Chipper Jones is also off to a great start for the Braves. He has played in 23 games for the Braves so far this year and he is 23 of 81 (.284 avg, .803 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 2 homers and 16 RBIs. Jones is showing amazing plate discipline so far this year as he has walked 10 times this year, while only whiffing 6 times. The Braves hope that Jones can stay healthy, because he has shown that he’s still a great player. 33-year old lefty swinging OF/1B Eric Hinske is off to a good start off the bench for the Braves in 2011. Hinske has played in 15 games for the Braves so far this year and he is 7 for 25 (.280 avg, .733 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 1 homer and 4 RBIs. Look for Hinske to start getting more P.T. soon if the Braves continue to slump as a team while he’s hitting well. The Braves are only hitting .226 (.659 OPS) as a team so far this year and that’s pretty pathetic.