James Click

General Manager
Houston Astros

James Click was hired as General Manager of the Houston Astros in February 2020.  Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Baseball Operations for the Tampa Bay Rays where he was involved in guiding and overseeing all aspects of the baseball operations department. His particular areas of focus were research and development, strategic planning, and innovation, but he was also involved in player evaluation, roster configuration, trade and contract negotiation, league relations, and staff management. A Durham, N.C. native and graduate of Yale University (B.A., History), he wrote for Baseball Prospectus for several years before joining the (then) Tampa Bay Devil Rays in February of 2006 as Coordinator of Baseball Operations. He later served as Director of Research and Development and then Director of Baseball Operations.