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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Eric Young, Sr., Atlanta Braves, MLB managers, MLB coaching staffs
May 19, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) celebrates after a single with first base coach Eric Young Sr. (2) against the New York Mets in the fourth inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports /

50) Eric Young, Sr.

Eric Young, Sr. is not a former manager but he is also on Atlanta’s coaching staff as their first base coach as well as their baserunning and outfield coach.

Young, 54, has been on the Braves coaching staff since 2018, like Walt Weiss. Previously, he served on Weiss’s staff with Colorado from 2014 through 2016 and the two played with each other on the Rockies (and were often double-play partners) from 1994 through 1997.

Prior to joining the Rockies, he was the first base coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2011 and 2012 and he was a minor league outfield and baserunning instructor in 2010 with Houston.

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He was an analyst on Baseball Tonight on ESPN from 2007 through 2009 after he retired from playing. He played with the Rockies, Dodgers, Rangers, Padres, Cubs, Brewers, and Giants in parts of 15 seasons in the majors from 1992 through 2006. He primarily played second base but also played over 250 games in the outfield.

Before the Rockies hired Weiss as their manager for the 2013 season, Young was a candidate for the opening, and considering his success as a coach and versatility of experience, he could easily be a manager in the majors when an opening comes up.