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Carlos Lee

38-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 264   DOB: 6/20/1976   BORN: Aguadulce, Panama   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Filed for free agency in Oct. 2006. Signed six-year $100 million deal with Astros in November of 2006.

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Lee announced his retirement from baseball on Friday, ESPNDeportes.com reports.

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Carlos 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 MIL 162 688 618 85 165 73 41 0 32 114 13 4 57 87 0 11 2 .267 .326 .489 .814
2006 30 MAJ MIL 102 435 388 60 111 46 18 0 28 81 12 2 38 39 0 7 2 .286 .347 .549 .896
2006 30 MAJ TEX 59 260 236 42 76 29 19 1 9 35 7 0 20 26 0 4 0 .322 .369 .525 .895
2006  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ MIL/TEX 161 695 624 102 187 75 37 1 37 116 19 2 58 65 0 11 2 .300 .355 .540 .895
2007 31 MAJ HOU 162 697 627 93 190 76 43 1 32 119 10 5 53 63 0 13 4 .303 .354 .528 .882
2008 32 MAJ HOU 115 481 436 61 137 55 27 0 28 100 4 1 37 49 0 5 3 .314 .368 .569 .937
2009 33 MAJ HOU 160 662 610 65 183 62 35 1 26 102 5 3 41 51 0 8 3 .300 .343 .489 .831
2010 34 MAJ HOU 157 649 605 67 149 54 29 1 24 89 3 3 37 59 0 4 3 .246 .291 .417 .708
2011 35 MAJ HOU 155 653 585 66 161 60 38 4 18 94 4 3 59 60 0 6 3 .275 .342 .446 .788
2012 36 AA COR 3 10 10 1 5 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .500 .500 .800 1.300
2012 36 MAJ HOU 66 277 258 24 74 21 15 1 5 29 0 0 19 17 0 0 0 .287 .336 .411 .747
2012 36 MAJ MIA 81 338 292 29 71 16 12 0 4 48 3 0 39 32 0 6 1 .243 .328 .325 .653
2012  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ HOU/MIA 147 615 550 53 145 37 27 1 9 77 3 0 58 49 0 6 1 .264 .332 .365 .697
3-Year Averages     151 633 567 59 153 47 32 2 13 85 3 1 58 54 0 6 2 .270 .336 .402 .739
Career  (View All)     2099 8,786 7,983 1,125 2,274 846 469 19 358 1,363 125 47 655 984 3 98 47 .285 .339 .483 .822

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Carlos Lee: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2012 145 1
2011 79 80 80 6
2010 20 133 133 7
2009 1 154 154 6

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Carlos Lee Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201214192240.206.298.559

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012409447533.284.389.744

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012261296412.261.379.719

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012289243361.266.353.677
Carlos 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 MIL 688 618 8.3% 12.6% 0.66 86% .267 .222
2006 30 MAJ MIL 435 388 8.7% 9% 0.97 90% .259 .263
2006 30 MAJ TEX 260 236 7.7% 10% 0.77 89% .333 .203
2006  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ MIL/TEX 695 624 8.3% 9.4% 0.89 90% .287 .240
2007 31 MAJ HOU 697 627 7.6% 9% 0.84 90% .297 .225
2008 32 MAJ HOU 481 436 7.7% 10.2% 0.76 89% .304 .255
2009 33 MAJ HOU 662 610 6.2% 7.7% 0.80 92% .295 .189
2010 34 MAJ HOU 649 605 5.7% 9.1% 0.63 90% .239 .171
2011 35 MAJ HOU 653 585 9% 9.2% 0.98 90% .282 .171
2012 36 AA COR 10 10 0% 20% 0.00 80% .571 .300
2012 36 MAJ HOU 277 258 6.9% 6.1% 1.12 93% .292 .124
2012 36 MAJ MIA 338 292 11.5% 9.5% 1.22 89% .262 .082
2012  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ HOU/MIA 615 550 9.4% 8% 1.18 91% .276 .101
3-Year Averages     633 567 9.2% 8.5% 1.07 90% .280 .132
Career     8,786 7,983 7.5% 11.2% 0.67 88% .289 .198

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

Lee went 1-for-4 on Friday with a double and two RBI.

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Lee extended his hitting streak to 13 games on Wednesday, going 1-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBI.

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Lee was placed on waivers Thursday, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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Lee crushed his 17th career grand slam Tuesday in the Marlins' bombardment of the Cubs.

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Lee was 1-for-3 with one walk, one RBI, and a stolen base in Miami's 2-1 win over Washington on Saturday night.

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Lee went 2-for-4 with a run scored in his Marlins debut Thursday against the Brewers.

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Lee will make his debut with the Marlins on Thursday afternoon, MLB.com reports.

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Lee has been traded to the Marlins for Matt Dominguez and Rob Rasmussen, ESPN's Buster Olney reports.

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The Dodgers officially withdrew the trade that would have sent Lee to Los Angeles, ESPN's Buster Olney reported on Sunday night's Dodgers broadcast.

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Sources have said that Lee hasn't changed is mind since Saturday and likely won't waive his no-trade clause to join the Dodgers, ESPN's Buster Olney reports.

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Lee expects to make his decision about waiving the no-trade clause by end of day Sunday, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Carlos Lee.

2013

El Caballo hit the open market this offseason after an up-and-down second half with the Marlins. He batted an uninspiring .243/.328/.325 with Miami over 292 at-bats, but managed to drive in a solid 48 RBI in just 81 games. Overall, he batted .264 with 53 runs scored and 77 RBI, but hit just nine home runs on the year, the lowest power output of his lengthy career. Lee's 77 RBI also marked a career low and it is no secret that his offensive skills are on the decline. Lee still has decent plate discipline (58:49 BB:K) and some lingering ability as a run producer, albeit not as the middle-of-the-order stud that he once was.

2012

Lee struggled again in the first half of last season but manager Brad Mills stuck with him and was rewarded with a .285/.375/.476 second-half line. The solid finish helped Lee bounce back from a 2010 campaign where his OPS hovered near .700 for most of the year. He showed improved plate discipline, posting the sixth lowest strikeout rate among qualifiers in the National League and his highest walk total since 2002. If the Astros decide to move J.D. Martinez from right from left, Lee could find himself playing the outfield more. In the final year of a nearly immovable contract, Lee should continue to eat at-bats in an Astros lineup laden with young players. He can provide some cheap production, but don't get too invested.

2011

Lee overcame a horrendous start to salvage his season somewhat, at least in the power categories. His numbers prove that if you get enough at-bats in the middle of the lineup, you will pick up RBI. If you look a little deeper, you'll see from Lee's .291 OBP that he is not really the same hitter he was in his prime; just three years ago that number hovered near .370. Still, after a 50-game slump where he hit .206/.239/.330 to open the season, Lee hit .265/.315/.457 with 19 homers and 68 RBI thereafter. The team will try Lee at first base more, given his limited outfield range and the uncertain readiness of Brett Wallace for a regular starting job, but his large contract and the lack of alternatives in left field will almost certainly keep Lee in the everyday lineup.

2010

Lee played through injuries for most of the season, and though his rate stats tapered off somewhat, his season line was just fine (thanks in part to appearing in 160 games). Age will increasingly become a risk for El Caballo, but he offers decent value in the outfield for those who miss out on the top-tier options. Given his track record, you can safely expect the usual 25-30 homers and 100-plus RBI, even if it comes from the middle of an impotent Astros lineup.

2009

Lee's season was cut short by a fractured pinkie, but he was having arguably the best year of his career before the injury. He ended up hitting .314 with 28 homers and 100 RBI in just 436 at-bats. He'd always been able to keep his strikeouts in check in the past, but he posted a ridiculous 49:37 K:BB ratio last season. As long as he stays healthy, you know what to expect here: a minimum of 30 home runs and 100 RBI, while all signs during the offseason have pointed to a complete recovery and Lee being ready for the start of spring training.

2008

Many questioned the Astros signing Lee to a six-year, $100 million contract in the offseason, but he ended up being the Astros' most consistent player from start to finish. He ended the year with his usual stats, hitting .303 and slugging .528 with 32 homers, 43 doubles and 119 RBI. There's no reason to expect anything less than another 30-homer and 100-RBI from him in 2008, especially with more offensive weapons around him in the Houston lineup.

2007

Lee takes his career down I-45 to Houston after a brief stop in Arlington. He's a lock for 30-plus HR, 10-plus steals and 50-plus walks, which was worth $100 million over six years to Houston.

2006

Lee's production fell off during the second half of 2005 (.262/.309/.437 after the All-Star break), but he still hit 32 home runs and drove in 114 runs on the season. Lee will again bat cleanup for Milwaukee and is a good bet for 30-plus home runs and 100 RBI.

2005

The White Sox have been looking to peddle Lee for a couple of years now, and while they got the timing right (Lee set new career highs in all three 'Sabermetric Triple Crown' categories in 2004) the Brewers appear to have fleeced them regardless. Lee should be a force in the middle of the Milwaukee lineup for at least a few years, and although the move to Miller Park might cut into his numbers a bit, we don't foresee a huge drop (Lee's splits were dead even in 2004, .302/.367/.526 at home vs. .307/.366/.523 on the road).

2004

Lee was lauded for a breakout season, even getting misplaced MVP hype from Chicago newsies who weren't going to be outdone in the silly department by Shannon Stewart boosters, but aside from some extra RBI opportunities his numbers are pretty much what they were in 2000-01. He's in his prime, so there's no reason to expect him to slip, but there's also little reason to expect much more.

2003

Lee ended the year more or less where he started it -- on the trading block -- but if the Sox, or you for that matter, give up on him now, they're crazy. From a fantasy standpoint, 2002 was a big disappointment because his speed disappeared (17 steals in 2001, 1 in 2002), but Lee more than doubled his walk rate without sacrificing any power. Oh yeah, and he'll be 27 next June. Lee has breakout season written all over him and should be available at a reasonable price.