Jon Daniels (born August 24, 1977) is the current general manager of the U.S. baseball club the Texas Rangers. He is a 1999 graduate of Cornell University, joining Boston’s Theo Epstein as one of the two youngest GMs in major league baseball.
His baseball career began in 2001, when he landed an internship with the Colorado Rockies. After the baseball season concluded that year, Daniels was informed of an opening in the Rangers organization. He applied and was hired by then GM John Hart as assistant director of baseball operations.
In July 2004, Grady Fuson left the organization and Daniels was promoted to assistant GM. On October 4, 2005, Hart announced he was stepping down as GM and the Rangers replaced him with Daniels. At the age of 28 years and 41 days, Jon Daniels became the youngest GM in baseball history.