How Far Will Derrek Lee Fall in 2010?

December 23, 2009 by  

There was a time that Derrek Lee was considered one of the pre-eminent first basemen in the league. 

After a 2005 campaign where he hit .335 with 46 HR, 107 RBI, 120 R and 15 SB, fantasy owners saw him simply as one of the best.  Since then, things had gone significantly off course, until 2009 that is.

After breaking his wrist in April 2006, Lee went on to hit just 50 home runs over a three-year span.  Was it the after effects of the injury or was his 2005 power just a mirage? 

He had never hit more than 32 home runs prior to that season and it also came courtesy of a HR/FB rate of 23.7%.

Needless to say, it was easy to write the year off as an anomaly, at least until he posted the f...

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