The Top 100 coaches most likely to become MLB managers

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants looks on from the dugout before his last game as Giants manager, the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on September 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants looks on from the dugout before his last game as Giants manager, the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on September 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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John Schneider, Toronto Blue Jays, MLB managers, MLB coaching staffs
Aug 25, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays major league coach John Schneider in the dug out before a game against the Chicago White Sox at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports /

13) John Schneider

John Schneider is another coach that flies under most people’s radars as a potential MLB manager.

Schneider, 41, is a former catcher in the minor leagues (and 11 of the 30 MLB managers are former catchers, which is down from just a few years ago). Starting in 2002, he spent all seven of his pro-playing years with Toronto (getting up to Triple-A) before calling it quits. After he did, Schneider immediately became a minor league coach for Toronto.

He first became a minor league hitting coach in 2008 before being named as Toronto’s manager for their Rookie-ball team in 2009. He was their manager at Rookie-ball for two seasons and Short-Season A for another season before he left the team due to a family matter for a season. He returned in 2013, though, and managed another season at Rookie-ball, two more at Short-Season A, and one season each at Single-A, Advanced-A, and Double-A through 2018.

Total, in his minor league managerial career, his team’s got to their respective league’s championship four times and those four teams won three times in his nine years managing in the minors.

In 2019, Schneider joined Toronto’s MLB staff as an MLB coach/catching coach, a title that he still holds today.