#11 Rico Noel

Position: OFBirthday: January 11, 1989
Born: Lawton, OK              Bats/Throws: R/R
Height: 5'8"Weight: 170 lbs
Pro Experience: 9 years             College: Coastal Carolina University


Noel, 30, is entering his first season with the Skeeters and his 10th at the professional level …. Began 2019 season with Yucatan of the Mexican League, hitting .188/.278/.188 with nine stolen bases in 11 games …. Spent 2018 season with Lancaster Barnstormers and hit .305/.359/.393 with two homers, 31 RBIs and 53 stolen bases (second in ALPB) in 87 games …. Appeared at the Major League level with the New York Yankees (2015) …. Went 1-for-2 while scoring five runs and stealing five bases in 15 games with the Yankees in ‘15 …. Collected only MLB hit on Oct. 3 against the Baltimore Orioles with a single against left-hander Oliver Drake …. Selected by the San Diego Padres in the fifth round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of Coastal Carolina University …. Has appeared at the affiliated level with the Padres (2010-15), Yankees (2015), Los Angeles Dodgers (2016) and Houston Astros (2017) …. Has hit .251/.341/.313 with seven homers, 192 RBIs and 300 stolen bases in 693 career games at the affiliated level …. Selected as California League Mid-Season All-Star in 2012 with High-A Lake Elsinore and as a Texas League Mid-Season All-Star in 2013 with Double-A San Antonio …. Named the Padres’ Minor League Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 …. Was named to the All-Big South First Team as a junior at Coastal Carolina in 2009 …. Was tied for NCAA Division-1 lead with 48 stolen bases in 2009 …. Named Big South Conference Preseason Player of the Year in 2010 … Set his professional career high with 90 stolen bases in 2012 with High-A Lake Elsinore and has eclipsed 50 stolen bases in a season four separate times in his career