As the Cubs prepare for what’s expected to be a busy winter of additions to their roster, they continue to add to an ever-evolving front office. Sources told The Athletic that team president Jed Hoyer is expected to bring in Ehsan Bokhari as assistant general manager, adding an executive to the fold who has spent his career at two of the most recently successful organizations in baseball.

After a season leading the Houston Astros' research and development department, Bokhari has spent the last two years as their senior director of player evaluation. Prior to that, he was one of the original members of the Los Angeles Dodgers' R&D staff, spending four seasons with the organization as a senior analyst.

Hoyer holds the Dodgers in high esteem for their ability to consistently churn out top-tier talent through their farm system and annually put together one of the more impressive major-league rosters. The Astros have made the ALCS in five straight years, including all three that Bokhari has been with the club. Working in two of the most progressive organizations in the game has helped shape Bokhari's resume.

Bokhari has a master's degree in statistics as well as a Ph.D. in quantitative psychology, both from the University of Illinois. Before he joined the Dodgers front office, Bokhari spent a year as a visiting professor at Illinois.