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Astros promote Taubman to assistant GM

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The Houston Astros have promoted Brandon Taubman to Assistant General Manager. The announcement was made today by Astros President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jeff Luhnow. As Assistant General Manager, Taubman will continue to run Astros Major League baseball administrative functions and oversee the baseball analytics groups and pro player scouting efforts.

"Brandon has earned this promotion as he has been an integral part of the success of this team," said Luhnow. "Brandon has demonstrated leadership in several areas of baseball operations. In his expanded role, he will oversee some key baseball operations functions as well as assist me across all areas of the baseball operation."

The Houston Astros have promoted Brandon Taubman to Assistant General Manager. The announcement was made today by Astros President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jeff Luhnow. As Assistant General Manager, Taubman will continue to run Astros Major League baseball administrative functions and oversee the baseball analytics groups and pro player scouting efforts.

"Brandon has earned this promotion as he has been an integral part of the success of this team," said Luhnow. "Brandon has demonstrated leadership in several areas of baseball operations. In his expanded role, he will oversee some key baseball operations functions as well as assist me across all areas of the baseball operation."

Taubman joined the Astros organization in June 2013 as an analyst in Baseball Operations and has spent the last year as the Astros Senior Director of Baseball Operations, Research and Innovation. Taubman quickly earned promotions after joining the club, as he was promoted to Manager of Baseball Operations prior to the 2014 season, and Director of Baseball Operations in October 2015. 

A graduate of Cornell University, Taubman's efforts over the years were instrumental in helping the Astros win their first World Series Championship in 2017. He has also been an essential figure in helping the Astros become perennial contenders at the Major League level, while still maintaining a top-ranked farm system.

During his time with the Astros, Taubman has been heavily involved in virtually every aspect of the Astros Baseball Operations department, including player evaluation, contract valuation and negotiation, roster construction, economic modeling and pro scouting. Most recently, he has served as a program manager to the Research and Development team, which has entailed helping to direct the day-to-day operation and the long-term vision of the team along with Director of Research and Development, Mike Fast. 

Prior to coming to Houston, Taubman worked for Ernst & Young as a derivative valuation expert. He was also a member of the Ernst & Young advisory team which consulted with the federal government during the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis. Following his time at E&Y, he worked for Barclays Investment Bank in their Equity Derivatives group as an analyst.

Taubman will work alongside Astros Assistant General Manager, Player Acquisition Mike Elias, who will continue his work in leading the club's domestic and international scouting efforts.

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