Chris Antonetti
Antonetti in 2015
Cleveland Guardians
President of Baseball Operations
Born: 1974 or 1975 (age 48–49)[1]
Career highlights and awards

Chris Antonetti is an American professional baseball executive, currently serving as the president of baseball operations for the Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was born October 1974.


Antonetti is a graduate of Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge, Connecticut,[2] Georgetown University,[3] and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.[4] He worked in the front office of the Montreal Expos in 1998. He has worked for the Cleveland Guardians franchise since 1999.

Before the 2010 season, Executive VP/GM Mark Shapiro announced his promotion to team general manager at season's end, with chairman/CEO Paul Dolan naming Antonetti as Shapiro's successor.[3] The promotion was finalized at the end of the 2010 season. Antonetti was in charge of managing all baseball activities for Cleveland since 2010 including the MLB draft and free agency signings.[5]

On October 6, 2015, the Cleveland franchise announced the promotion of Antonetti to president of baseball operations along with the promotion of assistant general manager Mike Chernoff to general manager. Director of baseball operations Derek Falvey filled Chernoff’s spot as assistant GM.[6]

In 2022, following the Guardians playing to a record of 92–70, finishing first in the American League Central division, and advancing to the ALDS, Antonetti won the MLB Executive of the Year Award.[7]


  1. ^ Rudder, Paul (November 9, 2022). "Who is Chris Antonetti? Cleveland's President of Baseball Operations wins MLB Executive of the year". Diario AS. Retrieved November 17, 2022.
  2. ^ Borges, David (May 25, 2013). "Amity grad Chris Antonetti has proven to be the smart choice for Indians GM". New Haven Register. Retrieved November 17, 2022.
  3. ^ a b Hoynes, Paul (2010-02-18). "Chris Antonetti to replace Mark Shapiro as Cleveland Indians GM". Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  4. ^ Lubinger, Bill (October 29, 2010). "New Cleveland Indians GM Chris Antonetti has a record of developing talent, including his own". Cleveland Plain Dealer. Retrieved June 20, 2013 – via
  5. ^ "Antonetti to GM among Indians' promotions | News". Archived from the original on 2012-11-05.
  6. ^ "Antonetti promoted to President, Chernoff to GM". 6 October 2015.
  7. ^ Guardians President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti named MLB Executive of the Year - News 5 (WEWS-TV)