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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Ozzie Guillen, Miami Marlins, MLB coaching staffs, MLB managers
MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 02: Manager Ozzie Guillen #13 of the Miami Marlins reacts against the New York Mets at Marlins Park on October 2, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images) /

51) Ozzie Guillen

Ozzie Guillen is one of only two exceptions on our list that has not coached or managed since 2017 and not slated to in 2022 but he is on here for good reason.

Guillen, 58, had a 16-year career in the majors, which included three All-Star selections and a Rookie of the Year award before retiring after the 2000 season.

Guillen never coached in the minors and was quickly on an MLB field again as a coach as by June 2001, he was in the third base coaching box for the Montreal Expos. Expos owner Jeffrey Loria sold the team to MLB and immediately bought then-named Florida Marlins and Guillen followed as he became their base coach in 2002.

He remained in that capacity through the 2003 season as he was hired by the White Sox (the team he primarily played for) as their manager for the 2004 season. He was in that role through 2011 until the White Sox traded him to Miami to manage for them in 2012, the first year that they were in their new park and their first year as the “Miami Marlins.”

However, he was fired after just one season due to a poor season and inflammatory comments made during the season about then-Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

Since then, though, he has become a pre- and post-game analyst for the Chicago White Sox on TV and the San Diego Padres interviewed him for their managerial opening this offseason before getting Bob Melvin from Oakland.