James Click
Houston Astros
General manager
Born: (1978-02-14) February 14, 1978 (age 44)
Durham, North Carolina

James Click (born February 14, 1978) is an American baseball executive who is the general manager of the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. Click served in the Tampa Bay Rays organization for 15 years before being hired by the Astros as their general manager in January 2020.

Early life

Click is from Durham, North Carolina.[1] He graduated from Yale University in 2000 with a BA in History. After he graduated, Click wrote for Baseball Prospectus, helping to maintain their PECOTA algorithm.[2][3]


After being recommended by Chaim Bloom, who worked with Click at Baseball Prospectus,[3] Click joined the Tampa Bay Rays as an intern in 2005, and the team hired him for their front office in 2006.[4] He was promoted to vice president of baseball operations in 2017.[5]

In January 2020, the Houston Astros hired Click as their general manager.[2]

Personal life

Click's wife, Ace Padian, also graduated from Yale in 2000. The couple has two children.[3]


  1. ^ Field Level Media (October 21, 2018). "Astros hire ex-Rays exec James Click as GM | Sports". unionleader.com. Retrieved February 5, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Rome, Chandler (January 30, 2020). "Astros hire Rays' James Click as general manager". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved February 5, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "A dorm room dream come true". February 10, 2020.
  4. ^ "Rays' James Click interviews for Astros general manager job".
  5. ^ Pickman, Ben (January 31, 2020). "James Click: Astros hire new GM to replace Jeff Luhnow". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved February 5, 2020.