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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Brad Ausmus, Oakland A's, MLB coaching staffs, MLB managers
Sep 22, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus (12) smiles in the dugout before a game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

38) Brad Ausmus

Brad Ausmus was just named the new bench coach for the Oakland A’s under new manager Mark Kotsay.

Ausmus, 52, managed the Angels in 2019 but after one poor season, they let him go in favor of Joe Maddon. The Angels hired Ausmus from their front office as he was a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler in 2018.

He managed the Tigers from 2014 through 2017 and prior to that, he was in the front office for San Diego as a Special Assistant in Baseball Operations from 2011 through 2013. He first managed for Team Israel in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

He played in the majors for parts of 18 seasons, where he was an All-Star once and won three Gold Gloves as a catcher. He primarily played for the Houston Astros, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Detroit Tigers, and the San Diego Padres. Ausmus ended up working for the latter two as manager and in their front office.

In the last few years, the Astros interviewed their former catcher for their managerial opening prior to hiring Dusty Baker before the start of the 2020 season and the Mets, under former Angels GM Billy Eppler, interviewed him for their managerial position this offseason before hiring Buck Showalter.