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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John Gibbons, Atlanta Braves, Toronto Blue Jays, MLB coaching staffs, MLB managers
Sep 26, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons in the dugout before the game against the Houston Astros at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports /

48) John Gibbons

John Gibbons was a special assignment scout for the Atlanta Braves in 2021 and he got a World Series ring from the Braves for his scouting of the Houston Astros in the playoffs, which was crucial to helping the Braves win the World Series.

Gibbons, 59, has had two managerial stints with the Toronto Blue Jays spanning parts of 11 seasons as their manager.

He started as a minor league manager for the Mets as he managed for them from 1995 through 2001, with a season at Rookie-ball, two seasons at Advanced-A, a season at Double-A, and three at Triple-A. In 2002, he joined the Blue Jays as a coach, and mid-season, he was promoted to first base coach. By August 2004, he was promoted to their manager.

After he was relieved of his duties in mid-2008, he became the bench coach of the Royals for three seasons (2009-2011). He was the manager for the Padres at Double-A in 2012 before the Blue Jays rehired him for the 2013 season.

Since he left the Blue Jays (after the 2018 season), the Astros interviewed him for their managerial opening before hiring Dusty Baker and with the Red Sox when they ended up hiring Ron Roenicke in 2020.