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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Rick Renteria, Chicago White Sox, MLB managers, MLB coaching staffs
Sep 29, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria sits in the dugout prior to a game against the Detroit Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports /

16) Rick Renteria

Prior to Tony La Russa being named as the Chicago White Sox manager, Rick Renteria was their manager. He also managed the Chicago Cubs after he was dumped after just one season (2014) for Joe Maddon. Renteria, 60, despite getting fired by the White Sox after 2020, came in 2nd in AL Manager of the Year voting.

Prior to his MLB managerial jobs, Renteria spent eight seasons in the minors as a manager for the Marlins and Padres, including one season at Single-A, four at Advanced-A, two at Double-A, and one at Triple-A. He also spent seven seasons as a first base coach or bench coach for San Diego or the White Sox.

18) Sandy Alomar, Jr.

Sandy Alomar, Jr. spent parts of 20 seasons as a catcher in the majors and he has had plenty of managerial interviews in the past, including when Cleveland hired Terry Francona.

Alomar, Jr., 55, served as Cleveland’s interim manager for most of 2020 since Francona was out due to health issues and the aforementioned Brad Mills opted out of the season. He was the first base coach prior to that temporary promotion and he has been their first base coach since 2014 and was their first base coach from 2010 through 2011 as well. He was the team’s bench coach in 2012 and 2013. For the final six games of 2012, he was also Cleveland’s manager after they fired Manny Acta.

Prior to re-joining Cleveland as a coach (he played with them for 11 of his 20 MLB seasons), he was the Mets catching coach in 2008 and 2009. In those two seasons, he coached with his father, Sandy Sr., who was the third base coach then bench coach for the Mets. He spent parts of 15 seasons as a coach in the majors.