The Chicago Cubs need 33-year old righty swinging Derek Lee to rebound in 2009 if they are to win the National League Central again. Lee played in 155 games for the Cubs last season and he was 181 for 623 (.291 avg, .823 OPS) with 93 runs scored, 20 homers, 90 RBIs and 8 stolen bases. Lee also wasn’t himself in the field either as he made 9 errors in 153 games at first base for the Cubs. Lee is one of the most important players on the Cubs’ roster and they need him to improve his play in 2009.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE 2009 SEASON: B