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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Manny Acta, Seattle Mariners, MLB coaching staffs, MLB managers
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – APRIL 08: Third base coach Manny Acta #14 of the Seattle Mariners congratulates Jose Marmolejos #26 on his solo home run against the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning of the home opening game at Target Field on April 8, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Mariners 10-2. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

42) Manny Acta

Manny Acta has been with the Seattle Mariners since 2016 on their MLB coaching staff after he had two managerial gigs in the majors.

Acta, 53, joined Seattle as their third base coach in 2016, where he was for two seasons before he moved to bench coach for two seasons. He moved back to be their third base coach in 2020.

Before Seattle, he was with ESPN and ESPN Deportes for three seasons as an analyst but he joined them after he was Cleveland’s manager. He managed in parts of three seasons for them and he joined them after he spent parts of three seasons with the Washington Nationals as their manager.

However, he was unsuccessful in both ventures as MLB manager as the best record he had as an MLB manager was in 2011 with Cleveland when they went 80-82. When he was fired by Washington, they were 26-61 and when he was fired by Cleveland, they were 65-91.

Prior to that, he was the Mets third base coach (2005-2006) and the Expos third base coach (2002-2004). He was a coach and manager in the Astros organization from 1992 through 2001, which included four seasons of managing at Short-Season A, one season at Single-A, and three seasons at Advanced-A.