Aug
31

Aldrich named 29th best prospect in Cape Cod League

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Outfielder Daniel Aldrich was named the 29th best prospect in the prospect-heavy Cape Cod League by Baseball America yesterday (subs. req’d). The Yankees signed the 21-year-old redshirt sophomore out of the College of Charleston as an undrafted free agent for $150k earlier this month.

“His uppercut left-handed swing and all-out approach leads to some swings and misses, especially against breaking balls, but scouts love his power, bat speed and strong wrists … [he projects] as a right fielder with an average arm,” wrote the publication. Aldrich hit .350/.382/.658 with ten homers with wood bats on the Cape this summer and he’s twice participated in the College Homerun Derby, winning it last year. Here’s some video.

Categories : Asides, Minors

4 Comments»

  1. RetroRob says:

    DFA Swish.

    Aldrich to RF in September!

  2. Pat D says:

    Can anyone fill me in on how this guy wasn’t drafted if he’s this good?

  3. amanda says:

    this guy reminds me of josh hamilton

  4. mj says:

    i loved the signing a month ago and still do. Here is to seeing him as a future yankee soon!

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