Cubs continue front office maneuvering by hiring new assistant GM
The offseason front office shake-up continued for the Cubs Monday morning.
The organization announced the hiring of Ehsan Bokhari as Assistant General Manager and he will serve as one of new GM Carter Hawkins’ top lieutenants.
The 38-year-old Bokhari comes from the Astros, where he has spent the last three years in the baseball operations department. In Houston, he served a variety of different roles, including: Director of Research and Development, Senior Director of Player Evaluation and Senior Director of Strategic Decision Making.
In short, he was responsible for research and development in all corners of the baseball operations department, including player evaluation.
Prior to his time in Houston, Bokhari spent four years with the Dodgers’ research and development department.
He has some ties to the area, as he was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Illinois in 2014-15. He also received a PhD in quantitative psychology and an MS in statistics from U of I in 2014 and 2011, respectively.
Bokhari joins Hawkins as the new additions to the Cubs front office this winter under president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer.
Meanwhile, Jason McLeod is leaving the organization later this month and Randy Bush is moving from assistant GM to a consultant role in the front office.