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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Oct 29, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves third base coach Ron Washington (37) during game three of the 2021 World Series against the Houston Astros at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sportsa37 /

49) Ron Washington

Ron Washington has been an MLB manager before and still wants to be one, according to FanSided’s Robert Murray. Washington, 69, is one of the elder statesmen on this list but considering that Washington is still going strong at coaching (entering his sixth season as the third base coach for Atlanta), he could still easily manage again.

After a playing career that included parts of 10 seasons in the majors that ended in 1990, he became a coach at the Triple-A level for the Mets for two seasons starting in 1991. He, then, went to the Single-A level for the Mets but became a manager before leaving to become the first base coach at the MLB level for the Oakland A’s in 1996.

In 1997, he moved across the diamond to third base and he was there until the Rangers hired him as their manager before the 2007 season. He was their manager in their most successful stint in their history when they went to the World Series in both 2010 and 2011. He resigned in September 2014.

He came back to baseball in May 2016 when he became a coach for Oakland. He was promoted back to his former role as third base coach by late August and served in that role for the rest of the season. He, then, joined the Braves at the start of the 2017 season as third base coach.

Washington was a candidate for the San Diego job this offseason but it went to Bob Melvin, who Washington coached under in 2016 in Oakland.