40 - Chris Finneran
Chris Finneran
Birth Date: 08/31/1988
Height: 5-11
Weight: 175
Year: Junior
Hometown: Suffern, N.Y.
High School: Don Bosco Prep
Position: P
2009: Made nine appearances, including three starts...Struck out 18 batters in 17.2 innings of work...Pitched a hitless inning of relief on March 25 against Connecticut...Worked the final 4.1 innings against Columbia on April 4 as Yale nearly came back from a 10-run deficit.

2008: Moved into the starting rotation, making 10 starts and 12 appearances overall...Struck out five in four innings in his first start of the year at George Washington on March 1...Gave up one run and five hits while striking out three in six innings at Columbia on March 30 to earn his first collegiate win...Followed up that performance with the best outing of his career, a 2-1 win over Cornell on April 6...Retired the first 12 batters in that game before giving up a leadoff walk in the fifth...Went all seven innings against the Big Red, recording a career-high eight strikeouts while surrendering just one run and two hits.

2007: Pitched in seven games, including one start...Made first collegiate start in game one of a doubleheader vs. Sacred Heart on April 10...Took the loss in that game, giving up six runs and six hits in two innings...Pitched 4.2 innings of relief vs. Miami (Ohio) on March 17, surrendering just two earned runs...Followed up that outing with 4.1 solid innings of relief vs. Ohio State on March 21.

Stuper Says: "Chris really came into his own last year and was our most consistent starting pitcher. He is aggressive with three good pitches that he can throw for strikes. It seems that every time he takes the mound he gives us a chance to win."

Getting to Know Chris:
Parents' Names: Chris and Anne Marie Finneran
Major: Economics
Best Athletic Moment: Striking out (current New York Mets prospect) Reese Havens
Favorite MLB Team: New York Yankees
Favorite MLB Player: Pedro Martinez
Favorite Quote: "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."
One word to describe yourself as a person: Sarcastic
One word to describe yourself as a player: Competitive
Why Yale?: It came down to a few different schools, but the players at Yale sold me. They are some of the best guys I've ever met.
Which of your Yale teammates would make the best coach and why?: Gant Elmore, because he knows the game and almost always carries himself like a coach already. He is very professional about the game.

Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO  2B  3B  HR    BF  B/Avg  WP HBP SFA SHA BK
2007.... 11.65   0-1     7   1   0   0/0     0   17.0   33   28   22   11    7   5   1   3    99   .407   2   5   0   2  0
2008....  5.77   2-4    12  10   1   0/0     0   43.2   44   31   28   23   34   7   2   1   208   .262   7  13   3   1  0
2009.... 15.79   0-4     9   3   0   0/0     0   17.2   27   32   31   26   18   6   0   8   113   .338   6   6   1   0  0
TOTAL...  9.31   2-9    28  14   1   0/0     0   78.1  104   91   81   60   59  18   3  12   420   .316  15  24   4   3  0

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