Saturday, February 14, 2015

Meet a Prospect: Nick Noonan

Spring Training is a few weeks away and the New York Yankees except a few new faces in camp after signing many to minor league deals with invites to camp. One of those new faces will be former first round pick and infielder Nick Noonan. Noonan will likely compete for the last bench spot on the roster and likely start the season either on another team or down in Scranton with the RailRiders.

Nicholas Murphy Noonan was born on May 4, 1989 and spent his High School days at Francis W. Parker School in San Diego, California. There Noonan was named to the Aflac All-American West Team which caught the eye of many major league teams including the San Francisco Giants who drafted him with their first round pick, 32nd overall, in the 2007 MLB First Year Players Draft. Noonan walked away from a commitment to Clemson University to sign with the Giants for a cool $1 million.

Noonan was added to the Giants 25 man roster before Opening Day 2013 and would spend the next 62 games with the team. Noonan hit just .219 in 111 at bats for the team before being designated for assignment on July 25, 2014. Noonan is now a member of the New York Yankees and is looking to earn a spot on the final roster by harnessing some of the talent that made him a former first round pick. 

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