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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SAN DIEGO, CA – MAY 4: Eric Chavez #12 of the Arizona Diamondbacks plays during a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park May 4, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /

55) Eric Chávez

Eric Chávez has very little coaching experience but he has already been interviewed for multiple MLB managerial jobs.

Chávez, 44, will be the new hitting coach for the New York Mets in 2022 but, originally, he was going to be the new assistant hitting coach for the New York Yankees in 2022.

Chávez was a player for parts of 17 seasons in the majors with Oakland, the Yankees, and Arizona, winning six Gold Gloves, a Silver Slugger Award, and getting MVP votes in four seasons.

Prior to this offseason, he was a special assistant for the Yankees front office in 2015 and a special assistant for the Angels front office from 2016 through 2021. In those two places and now with the Mets, Billy Eppler (assistant GM with the Yankees and the GM with the Angels and Mets) brought him along.

Chávez’s only coaching experience is with the Angels. When the aforementioned Keith Johnson was promoted from his Triple-A managerial post to their MLB coaching staff in August 2018, Chávez became their Triple-A manager for the final month of the Triple-A season.

Chávez has interviewed with the Texas Rangers for their managerial opening in late 2018 before they hired Chris Woodward and that same offseason with the Angels before they hired Brad Ausmus so other teams will likely be interested in him for their managerial openings in the coming years too.