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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Sal Fasano, Atlanta Braves, MLB managers, MLB coaching staffs
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MAY 23: Tyler Flowers #25 and Catching Coach Sal Fasano #60 of the Atlanta Braves talk in the dugout during the game against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on July 23, 2019 in San Francisco, California. The Braves defeated the Giants 5-3. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Getty Images) /

46) Sal Fasano

Sal Fasano is the catching coach for the reigning World Champion Atlanta Braves and has been since 2018.

Fasano, 50, spent parts of 11 seasons in the majors as a backup catcher. He retired after the 2009 season and immediately became a manager in the minors. He was a manager for the Blue Jays at in Single-A for a season and Double-A for two seasons. He then became their minor league catching coordinator for two seasons and a minor league pitching coordinator for two more seasons before he joined the Angels as their Double-A manager for a season (2017).

The Tigers interviewed Fasano for their managerial opening when they hired A.J. Hinch last offseason so other teams will likely view him as a managerial candidate as well.

47) Walt Weiss

Walt Weiss is the bench coach for the Atlanta Braves and he is another former manager on their coaching staff.

Weiss, 58, was the manager for the Colorado Rockies from 2013 through 2016. After taking a season off, he has been the bench coach for the Braves since 2018.

Prior to Weiss becoming the Rockies manager, he was a special assistant to Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd from 2002 through 2008 but left to become an assistant coach (2009-11) and eventually, head baseball coach (2012) at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado.

He also spent parts of 14 seasons in the majors as a player from 1987 through 2000. He was an All-Star in 1998 with Atlanta and won the AL Rookie of the Year in 1988.