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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54) Al Pedrique

Al Pedrique is going to be the new third base coach for the Miami Marlins in 2022 but he is far from a novice at the MLB level as a coach or a coach, in general.

Pedrique, 61, was a player from 1977 through 1994 (making it to the majors in 1987-1989) before he immediately went into managing. He has managed 16 seasons in the minor leagues including with the Royals, Astros, D-Backs, Yankees, and Marlins. He managed two seasons at Rookie-ball, one season at Short-Season A, three at Single-A, one at Advanced-A, two at Double-A, and three at Triple-A.

He also was the third base coach for Arizona in 2004 before he became their interim manager for the final 83 games of the season. He coached for the Astros at the MLB level for three seasons (2009 as third base coach and 2010 and 2011 as bench coach) and with the A’s as their first base coach (2018-19) and third base coach (2020) before joining the Marlins as their Triple-A manager for 2021.

Pedrique was interviewed by Houston for their managerial opening in 2010 and, at least as of late 2017, Pedrique was hoping to become a full-time MLB manager with the Yankees but the Yankees didn’t grant Pedrique, their Triple-A manager at the time, an interview so that’s when he left to join the A’s coaching staff.