Married (Amanda Hathaway), Nov. 16, 2013. Graduated from Francis Parker (San Diego, CA) High School. Turned down a scholarship to Clemson and was signed by the Giants in the 2007 draft.
Made his first career Opening Day roster with the Giants and hit .219 (23-for-105) in 62 games. During Spring Training was optioned to triple-A on March 15, but with the release of Wilson Valdez on March 22, he came back to camp and batted .400 (10-for-25) with a HR and five RBI...hit .186 (8-for-43) with two RBI before March 22. Made five different appearances with the Giants. Started 17 games (11 at second base and six at third base). Was just 4-for-31 (.129) as a pinch-hitter, with just one hit in his last 26 pinch-hit opportunities. Collected his first Major League hit on April 7 vs. St. Louis off RHP Joe Kelly. Made his first career start on April 11 at Chicago-NL on a day that was raining and 40 degrees...went 3-for-5 with one RBI to become the first Giant to get three-plus hits in his first major-league start since Travis Ishikawa on May 26, 2006 vs. Colorado. Hit .255 (42-for-164) in 48 games for triple-A Fresno.
In his second taste of triple-A, Noonan batted .296(145-for-490) with 26 doubles, nine home runs and 62 RBI in 129 games...Led the Grizzlies in games played, hits and multi-hit games(42)...his 145 hits and 129 games played were careerhigh... finished second on the team in doubles (26) and runs scored (65) and was fourth on club in RBI (62) and
walks (40)...Played the majority of his games at shortstop, appearing in 97 games...also played 13 at third base and six at second...committed a team-high 24 errors...On May 20 at Round Rock, he hit two home runs, including his first career grand slam, and drove in eight runs in
Fresno's 11-5 win...the eight RBI set a Grizzlies franchise record for RBI in a single game, passing the previous mark of seven last set by John Bowker on August 16, 2009 at
Nashville...his first home run, a two-run shot, was in the 3rd inning off Martin Perez...in the 6th, he hit the grandslam off Sean Green...finished the game 4-for-5 with a
single, double, two home runs, two runs scored and eight RBI...Matched the Grizzlies franchise record for hits in a single game with five hits on June 12 in Fresno's 8-7 13-inning win over Sacramento...his fifth and final hit of the game
was a walk-off single, driving in Francisco Peguero.
Split campaign between three different levels within Giants' farm system, playing for Class A
Advanced San Jose, double-A Richmond and triple-A Fresno...combined for .229 avg. (96-for-419)
in 112 games ... Began season on Disabled List with oblique strain ... Was recalled from Extended Spring Training on April 21 and
hit safely in his 1st 10 games for Richmond (April 21-May
1)...hit .239 (11-for-46) with 3 RBI and 6 runs scored
during stretch ... Started at shortstop in season debut on April 21 with
Flying Squirrels...marked 1st time since Aug. 24, 2007
with AZL-Giants Noonan started at short ... Launched game winning solo home run in 10th inning to
give Squirrels 5-4 victory over New Britain to win 2nd
game of doubleheader on May 5...finished 3-for-7 with
2B, 2 HRs and 4 RBI between both games...marked 1st
time in Richmond franchise history that player hit home
run in both games of doubleheader ... Hit walk-off sac fly in 1st game of doubleheader vs.
Trenton on July 7...drove in Johnny Monell to give
Richmond 3-2 victory ... Was promoted to triple-A Fresno on July 18 where he
appeared in just 13 games, batting .297 (11-for-37) ... Was sent to Class A Advanced San Jose on Aug. 3 and
finished season with Giants, hitting .246 (30-for-122) in 28
Spent entire year with double-A Richmond, hitting .237 (88-for-372) with 12 2Bs and 26 RBI in 101 games...Was placed on disabled list twice: May 27-June 15 and June 21-July 4, suffering from right hamstring strain.
Batted .259 (119-for-459) with 26 2Bs, 8 3Bs, 7 HRs and 64 RBI in 124 games for California League Champion San Jose Giants...hit .250 (7-for-28) and drove in 3 runs in 8 games during San Jose's run to league championship.
Hit .279 (139-for-499) with 9 HRs, 68 RBI and 29 stolen bases in 114 games with Single-A Augusta...fell homer shy of hitting for cycle and drove in 5 runs against Greenville April 19...hit season-best .366 (34-for-93) in June...batted team-leading .333 with HR and 5 RBI in 5 games during postseason, where he helped GreenJackets win South Atlantic League Championship.
Was tabbed Baseball America Rookie All-Star and AZL postseason All-Star after hitting .316 (65-for-206) with 3 HRs and 40 RBI in 52 games for AZL Giants...ranked among AZL leaders in avg. (7th), hits (4th) and RBI (2nd)...had 5 3-RBI games, including season finale against Mariners on Aug. 28...following season was tabbed by Baseball America as SF's 6th-best prospect.