Bill Lucas Award - Braves Minor Leaguer
Best Exemplifying Sportsmanship and Character

Derrick Lewis
Derrick Lewis, with Paul Snyder, Braves Special Assistant to the GM

Derrick Lewis - Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Selected by the Braves in the 20th round of the 1997 draft out of Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL. Signed by Steve Bishop. Native of Montgomery, AL. Finished second in the Carolina League with an 8-4 record.

Derrick finished second on the Pelicans in innings pitched and strikeouts. Named Myrtle Beach Pelicans Pitcher of the Month for June and August.