• Full name John Matthew Aldrich
  • Born 06/12/1999 in Oak Park, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 204 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Tulane
  • Drafted in the 20th round (589th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2021 (signed for $125,000).
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    Aldrich has been a reliable member of Tulane’s rotation for two seasons after spending a season at Santa Barbara (Calif.) JC and two years (including one redshirt season) at Santa Clarita (Calif.) JC. Aldrich has been steady but rarely spectacular. He was 5-3, 3.70 with 10.5 strikeouts per nine innings and 2.5 walks per nine. The lefty sits 87-90 mph and will bump it up to 92-93 at his best. He does hide the ball well for much of his delivery, but hitters still get good swings against his below-average fastball. His above-average sweepy low-80s slider is a better pitch. It’s especially effective against righthanded hitters as he manages to get it down and in on them. They hit only .137/.148/.235 against it in 2021.

Career Transactions

  • Myrtle Beach Pelicans placed LHP Jack Aldrich on the 7-day injured list.
  • LHP Jack Aldrich assigned to Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
  • Chicago Cubs signed free agent LHP Jack Aldrich to a minor league contract.
  • Columbia Fireflies released LHP Jack Aldrich.

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