Biography: Derrek Leon Lee was born in Sacramento California on September 6, 1975. He is the son of Leon Lee who played baseball in Japan for 10 years and the nephew of Leron Lee who played 8 seaons in the Majors. After graduating from El Camino High School in 1993,Derrek, who is 6'5" and wieghs 245 lbs, turned down a basketball scholarship with North Carolina University to play baseball. He was selected 14th overall by the San Diego Padres in 1994. He bounced around in the Padres' minor league system before being traded to the Florida Marlins in 1998. He played five seasons with the Marlins before being traded to the Cubs in 2004.