Noah Lowry (born October 10, 1980 in Ventura, California) is a left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played for the San Francisco Giants since 2003. He was first drafted out of high school by the Texas Rangers in the 19th round of the 1999 amateur draft, but instead opted to attend Pepperdine University. After his college career, he was drafted and signed by the Giants in the first round in 2001.
With only average velocity on his fastball, Lowry was not widely regarded as a top prospect, and did not make Baseball America's list of team's ten best prospects in either 2003 or 2004. However, he has found quick success in the Major Leagues, largely thanks to his changeup, which has been ranked among the National League's best.
Following a September call-up in 2003, Lowry enjoyed a very successful partial rookie year in 2004, going 6-0 with a 3.82 earned run average over 92 innings (14 starts). He was named the National League's player of the week in the week of August 9.
In 2005, he started out poorly with a 5.07 ERA in his 18 starts before the all-star break, but improved greatly in the second half, posting an 8-4 record and 2.43 ERA after the all-star break. Lowry's best month came in August, when he went 5-0 with a 0.69 ERA and earned pitcher of the month honors. He finished the season with a 13-13 record, 1 3.78 ERA, and 172 strike outs in 205.2 innings.
With the release of Kirk Rueter in July 2005, Lowry is the only left-handed starting pitcher on the Giants' staff.
Lowry, who bats right handed, is also known as one of the best hitting pitchers in the National League, with a career batting average of over .245. In 2005, he hit .271, drove in seven runs, and had six extra base hits in 59 at bats.
Lowry is only the second player named Noah to reach the major leagues, after Noah Richard "Red" Proctor, who pitched in two games and posted an ERA of 13.50 for the Chicago White Sox in 1923.