Derrek Leon Lee
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 5", Weight 205 lb.
- High School: El Camino High School
- Debut April 28, 1997
- Final Game September 28, 2011
- Born September 6, 1975 in Sacramento, CA USA
Derrek Lee played fifteen years in the majors. He played in one World Series, was named to two All-Star teams and won three Gold Gloves for his play at first base. In his best year, 2005, he led the National League in hits, doubles, batting average, slugging and OPS+.
Derrek was a first-round draft pick in the 1993 amateur draft and played five years in the minors before becoming a regular at the major league level in 1998. He went back to the minors for much of 1999 before blossoming at the major league level in 2000. He finished up hitting 100 homers in the minors.
In 2005, he had a great year with the bat, hitting for a career-high .335 batting average, which was tops in the National League, and slugging 46 home runs. Unfortunately, he broke a hand early in the 2006 season and was set back considerably, although he returned to being an excellent hitter.
He is a huge fan of the rap group Arrested Development. His nickname is "D-Lee".
- 1996 Player of the Year Southern League Memphis Chicks
- 2-time NL All-Star (2005 & 2007)
- 3-time NL Gold Glove Winner (2003, 2005 & 2007)
- NL Silver Slugger Award Winner (2005)
- NL Batting Average Leader (2005)
- NL OPS Leader (2005)
- NL Hits Leader (2005)
- NL Total Bases Leader (2005)
- NL Doubles Leader (2005)
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 9 (2000-2005 & 2007-2009)
- 30-Home Run Seasons: 4 (2003-2005 & 2009)
- 40-Home Run Seasons: 1 (2005)
- 100 RBI Seasons: 2 (2005 & 2009)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (2005)
- Won a World Series with the Florida Marlins in 2003
- Adrian Garro: "The Hall of Fame Case: Derrek Lee", "Cut4", mlb.com, December 29, 2016.