Cubs announce hiring of assistant general manager


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Bokhari, 38, spent the previous three seasons with the Houston Astros
Bokhari, 38, spent the previous three seasons with the Houston Astros

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today named Ehsan Bokhari as Assistant General Manager.

Bokhari, 38, spent the previous three seasons with the Houston Astros, first as Director of Research and Development starting in November of 2018 before he was promoted to Senior Director, Player Evaluation a year later. Prior to the 2021 campaign, Bokhari was named Senior Director of Strategic Decision Making.

With Houston, Bokhari contributed to amateur, professional and international player evaluation. He oversaw all projects coming out of the team’s research and development group, ensuring their quality and making certain that all baseball operations’ consumer needs were met.

Bokhari began his career in professional baseball in 2015 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, spending four seasons with the Dodgers research and development department as a Senior Analyst.

Prior to his time with the Dodgers, Bokhari was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Illinois for the 2014-15 academic year. In 2014 at the University of Illinois, he completed a PhD in quantitative psychology and in 2011, an MS in statistics.

Bokhari earned his undergraduate degree in psychology and mathematics at the University of Arizona, graduating in 2009.

Bokhari’s name is pronounced Es-sen Bo-kar-ee.

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