Chris Capuano

Retired Pitcher
Major League Baseball

Chris Capuano racked up 12 years of Major League experience as a left-handed starting and relief pitcher. Over his 17-year professional career (2000-2016), Chris played for 6 organizations: Diamondbacks, Brewers, Mets, Dodgers, Red Sox and Yankees.  He won 18 games in 2005 for the Milwaukee Brewers and was selected as a National League All-Star the following season.  His first win in the playoffs was with the Dodgers in 2013.  In 2006 and 2014, Chris represented the MLB All-Stars in competition against the Japanese All-Stars.

Chris grew up in West Springfield, MA and was the class of 1996 valedictorian at Cathedral High School.  He went on to pitch for Duke University, where he graduated with honors (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in 2000.

Over the course of his career, Chris underwent 2 left elbow reconstructions, commonly known as Tommy John surgery.  He suffered the first injury while pitching in the Minor Leagues in 2002.  One year after his surgery, he made his Major League debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Atlanta Braves.  Chris underwent a second elbow surgery in 2008, and missed two full seasons.  He returned to full strength in 2010, pitching another 7 years before retiring in early 2017.

For 13 years, Chris served as an elected player representative for the Major League Baseball Players Association.  Since 2004, he’s applied his economics background as a member of the Pension, Licensing, and Collective Bargaining Agreement Negotiating Committees on behalf of players.  Chris will begin his MBA studies at MIT in June 2018 as a Sloan Fellow.