Scott Harris
Detroit Tigers
President of Baseball Operations
Born: Redwood City, California
Career highlights and awards

Scott Harris is an American baseball executive. He is the president of baseball operations of the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball, after having previously served as general manager of the San Francisco Giants.

Early life and education

Harris is from Redwood City, California. He is the son of two doctors, one a urologist and one an OB-GYN, and has one brother, Chris, and one sister, K.C.[1]

Harris attended Menlo School and played soccer and lacrosse in high school.[2][1] He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in economics, and then attended Columbia Business School.[1] Harris played club lacrosse at UCLA.[2]


Harris' first jobs in baseball were internships with the Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds.[1] He worked for MLB from 2010 through 2012, in the Commissioner's Office as a coordinator of Major League Operations.[2] In 2012, he joined the Chicago Cubs as director of baseball operations.[1] He earned his Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management in 2015. He was promoted to assistant general manager in January 2018.[3]

The Giants hired Harris as their general manager after the 2019 season.[4][5][6]

On September 19, 2022, the Tigers hired Harris as their new president of baseball operations after having fired Al Avila a month prior.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d e Sahadev Sharma (March 27, 2018). "Cubs assistant GM Scott Harris loves his job, even when it causes him personal embarrassment". The Athletic. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Henry Schulman (November 10, 2019). "Giants hire Cubs exec Scott Harris to be their general manager". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  3. ^ Maria Guardado (November 10, 2019). "Giants hire Scott Harris as new GM". Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  4. ^ Katie Dowd. "SF Giants hire Cubs exec Scott Harris as new general manager". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  5. ^ "Giants hire former Cubs executive Scott Harris as new general manager". KNBR. September 6, 2019. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  6. ^ Josh Schrock (March 27, 2018). "Giants, Farhan Zaidi hire Cubs' Scott Harris as new general manager". NBC Sports Bay Area. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  7. ^ Harrigan, Thomas (September 19, 2022). "Tigers hire Harris from SF to lead baseball ops". Retrieved September 19, 2022.