In his rookie season during a torrid 18-game stretch, Lee hit 5-home runs, including 2-grand slams. His 230-pound frame accompanied by his tall, 6'5" stature makes him an opposing pitcher's nightmare.
While Lee's career with the Marlins was just beginning many of his possible teammates were just leaving. In 1998, his rookie season with Florida, Lee was among the leaders in every rookie category. His final numbers included, 17 home runs, 106 hits, 29 doubles and 62 runs scored, all of which were third best among rookies, while his 74 RBI was second.
After splitting time betweeen Class AAA in Calgary and playing for the Marlins at first, Lee stormed back with an impressive show at the plate in 2000. He hit a career high 28 home runs, including a .281 batting average and 134 hits.