Brandon Taubman Bio – Brandon Taubman Wiki
Brandon Taubman is the assistant general manager of the Houston Astros. He assists the General Manager on a broad spectrum of matters including player evaluation, roster construction, contract valuation, economic modeling and arbitration negotiations. His main responsibility outside of assisting the General Manager is to serve as a program manager to the R&D team, helping to direct both the day-to-day operation and the long-term vision along with Director of R&D, Mike Fast. Brandon has been heavily involved in analytics efforts affecting practically all areas of the Astros organization, namely in scouting and player development, per his Sloan Sports Conference profile.
Brandon Taubman joined the Astros in June 2013 as an analyst in Baseball Operations and spent the last year as the Astros Senior Director of Baseball Operations. He 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. Over the course of his career with the Astros, Brandon has been heavily involved in virtually every aspect of the Baseball Operations department, including international, domestic and pro scouting, contract valuation and negotiation, economic modeling and most recently, as of his appointment to Senior Director in 2017, Research and Development. Through his work across areas, he has been an essential figure in helping the Astros become perennial contenders at the Major League level, while maintaining a top-ranked farm system.
Prior to coming to Houston, Brandon 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.
Brandon graduated with a degree in Applied Economics from Cornell University.
Brandon Taubman Age
Brandon is 34 years old.
Brandon Taubman Wife
Taubman has been married to his wife, Leah Perry, since 2015. They first met at the Ernst & Young headquarters in New York City.
Brandon Taubman Comments
Brandon Taubman is facing controversy for his locker room comments about pitcher Roberto Osuna. According to Sports Illustrated, Taubman shouted “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f—— glad we got Osuna!” at a group of female reporters in the team’s clubhouse.
In May 2018, Osuna was arrested on domestic violence charges while playing for the Blue Jays. The charges were dropped but MLB suspended Osuna for 75 games for violating its domestic violence policy. Houston traded for him in July 2017 shortly before his suspension ended.
Following the publication of the story by Sports Illustrated, the Astros released a statement saying, “The story posted by Sports Illustrated is misleading and completely irresponsible. An Astros player was being asked questions about a difficult outing. Our executive was supporting the player during a difficult time. His comments had everything to do about the game situation that just occurred and nothing else — they were also not directed toward any specific reporters. We are extremely disappointed in Sports Illustrated’s attempt to fabricate a story where one does not exist.”
Brandon Taubman released a statement on Tuesday Oct 22, 2019 apologizing for his comments. “This past Saturday, during our clubhouse celebration, I used inappropriate language for which I am deeply sorry and embarrassed. In retrospect, I realized that my comments were unprofessional and inappropriate,” Taubman said in the statement. “My overexuberance in support of a player has been misinterpreted as a demonstration of a regressive attitude about an important social issue. Those that know me know that I am a progressive and charitable member of the community, and a loving and committed husband and father. I hope that those who do not know me understand that the Sports Illustrated article does not reflect who I am or my values. I am sorry if anyone was offended by my actions.”
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— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) October 22, 2019
Astros owner Jim Crane said in a statement, “The Astros continue to be committed to using our voice to create awareness and support on the issue of domestic violence. We not only ensure mandatory training annually for all of our employees, we have also created an important partnership with the Texas Council on Family Violence and have raised over $300K through our initiatives to help various agencies providing important support for this cause. We fully support MLB and baseball’s stance and values regarding domestic violence.”
Major League Baseball issued a statement saying, “Domestic violence is extraordinarily serious and everyone in baseball must use care to not engage in any behavior — whether intentional or not — that could be construed as minimizing the egregiousness of an act of domestic violence. We became aware of this incident through the Sports Illustrated article. The Astros have disputed Sports Illustrated’s characterization of the incident. MLB will interview those involved before commenting further.”
Brandon Taubman Salary
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