40-year old switch-hitting 3B Chipper Jones announced that he was going to retire after the 2012 season in spring training. He started the season late due to a knee injury, but he’s making up for lost time. Jones has played in 20 games for the Braves so far this year and he is 23 for 74 (.311 avg, .912 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 5 homers and 21 RBIs. Jones has only whiffed 7 times so far this year, while walking only six times. He is swinging at a lot of pitches and he’s hitting them hard. Jones’ play this year is a big reason why the Braves are in first place in the N.L. East right now.