Typically non-drafted free agent signings like these are purely low level depth moves, but in this case he might be something more. Hailing from the same Alma Mater as Brett Gardner, Aldrich was a redshirt sophomore. He’s a power hitting lefty with some potential, although he does strike out quite a bit.
Aldrich is listed at 6-foot-1 and 210-pounds. He hit .287/.385/.574 in 56 games this season. He had four stolen bases in five attempts and made five errors starting primarily in the outfield.
This signing does count toward the Yankees draft pool, but they had about $400K left in that pool thanks to Ty Hensley signing under slot and the picks in rounds 6-10 all signed for just $10K.