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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Josh Paul, Detroit Tigers, MLB managers, MLB coaching staffs
Quality Control Coach Josh Paul makes a throw during Detroit Tigers spring training at TigerTown in Lakeland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. /

22) Josh Paul

Josh Paul is the quality control coach for the Detroit Tigers. He started in the role in 2020.

Paul, 46, was a catcher in the majors for parts of eight seasons in the majors with the White Sox, Cubs, Angels, and the Rays and after he retired after playing following the 2008 season, the Yankees hired him as their manager at Short-Season A, where he managed for two seasons.

In that second season, he left his post as manager in early June 2010 to serve as the Yankees interim MLB bullpen coach after pitching coach Dave Eiland went out on leave for about a month and regular bullpen coach Mike Harkey became the interim pitching coach. Paul returned to finish out the season in July.

In 2011, Paul became a scout for the Yankees and then, in 2015, he became their minor league catching coordinator. He left the Yankees after the 2017 season to become the bench coach for the Angels under Mike Scioscia and, then, Brad Ausmus. He was in that capacity until the Tigers hired him for the 2020 season. In 2020, he also was the interim bench coach for the final eight games of the season after Ron Gardenhire retired due to health reasons.

Paul was considered for the Angels managerial opening after the 2018 season.