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Derrek Lee

38-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 240   DOB: 9/6/1975   BORN: Sacramento, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Derrek Lee Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $7.25 million contract with the Orioles in January 2011. The deal includes performance bonuses that could raise the value to $10 million.

March 14, 2013  –  Derrek Lee News

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Lee will not come out of retirement to play for the Yankees, Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Derrek Lee Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 29 MAJ CHN 158 691 594 120 199 99 50 3 46 107 15 3 85 109 0 7 5 .335 .418 .662 1.080
2006 30 AAA IOW 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
2006 30 MAJ CHN 50 204 175 30 50 17 9 0 8 30 8 4 25 41 0 4 0 .286 .368 .474 .842
2007 31 MAJ CHN 150 650 567 91 180 66 43 1 22 82 6 5 71 114 0 3 9 .317 .400 .513 .913
2008 32 MAJ CHN 155 698 623 93 181 64 41 3 20 90 8 2 71 119 0 4 0 .291 .361 .462 .823
2009 33 MAJ CHN 141 615 532 91 163 73 36 2 35 111 1 0 76 109 0 4 3 .306 .393 .579 .972
2010 34 MAJ CHN 109 475 418 63 105 37 21 0 16 56 1 3 52 101 0 3 2 .251 .335 .416 .751
2010 34 MAJ ATL 39 151 129 17 37 17 14 0 3 24 0 0 21 33 0 1 0 .287 .384 .465 .849
2010  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ CHN/ATL 148 626 547 80 142 54 35 0 19 80 1 3 73 134 0 4 2 .260 .347 .428 .774
2011 35 AA BOW 1 4 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .667 .750 .667 1.417
2011 35 MAJ PIT 28 113 101 16 34 10 2 1 7 18 0 0 8 27 0 1 3 .337 .398 .584 .982
2011 35 MAJ BAL 85 364 334 39 82 28 15 1 12 41 2 1 25 83 0 2 3 .246 .302 .404 .706
2011  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ PIT/BAL 113 477 435 55 116 38 17 2 19 59 2 1 33 110 0 3 6 .267 .325 .446 .771
3-Year Averages     113 477 435 55 116 38 17 2 19 59 2 1 33 110 0 3 6 .267 .325 .446 .771
Career  (View All)     1942 7,963 6,962 1,081 1,959 793 432 30 331 1,078 104 48 874 1,622 2 55 70 .281 .365 .495 .860

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Derrek Lee: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2011 113
2010 144 3
2009 140 1

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Derrek Lee Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 29 MAJ CHN 691 594 12.3% 15.8% 0.78 82% .349 .327
2006 30 AAA IOW 4 4 0% 0% 0.00 100% .250 .000
2006 30 MAJ CHN 204 175 12.3% 20.1% 0.61 77% .333 .188
2007 31 MAJ CHN 650 567 10.9% 17.5% 0.62 80% .367 .196
2008 32 MAJ CHN 698 623 10.2% 17% 0.60 81% .333 .171
2009 33 MAJ CHN 615 532 12.4% 17.7% 0.70 80% .330 .273
2010 34 MAJ CHN 475 418 10.9% 21.3% 0.51 76% .296 .165
2010 34 MAJ ATL 151 129 13.9% 21.9% 0.64 74% .366 .178
2010  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ CHN/ATL 626 547 11.7% 21.4% 0.54 76% .312 .168
2011 35 AA BOW 4 3 25% 0% 0.00 100% .667 .000
2011 35 MAJ PIT 113 101 7.1% 23.9% 0.30 73% .403 .247
2011 35 MAJ BAL 364 334 6.9% 22.8% 0.30 75% .293 .158
2011  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ PIT/BAL 477 435 6.9% 23.1% 0.30 75% .317 .179
3-Year Averages     477 435 6.9% 23.1% 0.30 75% .317 .179
Career     7,963 6,962 11% 20.4% 0.54 77% .325 .214

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Derrek Lee: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Yankees have asked Lee whether he would come out of retirement, the New York Times reports.

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Lee hasn't officially planned to retire and is open to the right opportunity, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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Lee might wait until both Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder agree to new deals before signing anywhere, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Lee has until Wednesday to decide whether to accept the Pirates' arbitration offer.

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The Pirates offered salary arbitration to Lee, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Lee homered for the second straight day Wednesday, going 3-for-4 with two RBI against the Diamondbacks.

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Lee went 2-for-4 with a strikeout, a walk, a home run and two RBI against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. The home run was his 18th of the season and he improved his line to .263/.319/.444.

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Lee isn't in Sunday's starting lineup, Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Lee continued his impressive run as a Pirate with a 3-for-4 night, including an RBI double.

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Lee hit his fourth homer in eight games for Pittsburgh on Monday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2012

Pittsburgh rescued Lee after the first baseman's first foray into the American League did not go as well as expected with the Orioles. Lee hit .246 with 12 homers and a career low .706 OPS in 334 at-bats in Baltimore before a deadline deal revitalized his season with the Bucs. Lee mashed seven dingers in 101 at-bats, registering a blistering .982 OPS. It's highly unlikely Lee hits like he did for the Pirates last season, but another year or two just below his career norms wouldn't be surprising. The 16-year veteran showed in the second half of 2011 that he can still play.

2011

Lee got off to a slow start hitting .205 in April and then put up arguably the worst stretch of his career since he became an everyday regular as he hit just .251/.335/.416 with 16 home runs with the Cubs before he was traded to Atlanta in August. He turned his season around by hitting .287/.384/.465 with the Braves. While Lee dealt with a bulging disk in his back with the Cubs, he also played with a torn ligament in his right thumb after he was traded to Atlanta. Lee still has the skill set to be a productive regular at first base as he draws walks at a good rate and hits for power. Injuries and a low BAPIP rate (.309 compared to .321 career average) may have played a part. Still, his power may never rebound to the 35-homer season of 2009. However, he could offer decent value after signing with Baltimore if others think he's washed up because he is 35 this season.

2010

Lee quietly had the second best season of his career last year, posting a .306/.393/.579 line with 35 homers in just 532 at-bats. At 34, Lee no longer steals bases, but given the stability of his walk rate, contact rate and BABIP, he's a safe bet to hit for average and get on base. The big question is whether the power spike was an anomaly or something he can sustain. It's probably wise to split the difference.

2009

Lee's career year in 2005 is far enough away now that we can pretty safely consider it an outlier. Over the last two seasons, Lee's counting stats are almost identical, though in 2008 it took him 56 more at-bats. At 33, Lee's best days are behind him, but there's no reason to expect him to drop off a cliff, and a mid-30s power spike is always possible. Once a good source of speed from an unlikely position, it's also worth noting that Lee hasn't stolen more than eight bases in three years.

2008

Lee had a very solid year from a baseball standpoint -- .317/.400/.513 with top notch defense -- but if you drafted him for your fantasy team, chances are you were disappointed. First and foremost, Lee stole just six bases, down from his 15-20 per full season the last few years. Lee also got off to a slow start in the power department, and finished with just 22 home runs, a far cry from his career-high 46 in 2005. But all things considered, 2007 is probably a good barometer of what to expect from Lee going forward. At age 32, the 6-6 first baseman isn't likely to increase his steals, and Lee's peak year was way out of line with his 25-30 HR career norms.

2007

An early season wrist injury cost Lee most of the 2006 campaign and sapped his power when he came back too soon. But by late August, he looked like his old self, slugging close to .600 over his final 56 at-bats. Don't expect a repeat of his career year in 2005, but he should match his rosy preseason projections for 2006. It's also worth noting that Lee stole eight bases in just 175 at-bats last year, so we'd count on at least 10-15 over a full season in 2007, a rare bonus from a first baseman.

2006

Lee did his best Albert Pujols impersonation last year, but his numbers were so out of line with his career marks that we don't expect a repeat performance. Still, Lee showed real growth, drawing 17 more walks in 2005 than in 2004, and striking out 19 less times, and even his second half OPS of .960 was a big jump from his normal .870 range. Expect a season somewhere in between his monster 2005 and his very serviceable 2004, and don't forget to factor in his 10-15 stolen bases, a nice bonus from a 6-5 first baseman.

2005

After a slow start, Lee came around and finished with numbers very similar to his 2003. Forecasts of a 40 HR season after his release from Pro Player Stadium were off by a bit, but at age 29, it wouldn’t surprise us if he fulfilled those expectations in 2005. Lee is also a good bet for double-digit steals, a nice bonus from your first baseman.

2004

Lee had his second solid season in a row in 2003, going .271/.379/.508 with pitcher-friendly Pro Player Stadium as his home park. In fact, Lee went a whopping .297/.388/.591 and hit 20 of his 31 home runs on the road. Now that he's playing in Wrigley Field -- where he had very good numbers last year, but has struggled over the last three -- we would expect his power numbers to improve, and 40 home runs isn't out of the question. That said, Lee might offer less value in 2004 because he probably won't come close to stealing 21 bags again -- 10 of his steals came in April under steal-crazy (and arm-mangling) manager Jeff Torborg, and only six came after the All-Star break.

2003

Lee took more walks in 2002, but also struck out more, and neither seemed to affect his final totals much. Except for the steals of course, but Jeff Torborg has made it his mission to ensure every Marlin starter reaches double digits in the appendix of offensive categories. One of these years Lee is going to hit 30 homers with 100 RBI, but it'll probably have to wait until he's shipped out of town.