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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Joey Cora, New York Mets, MLB coaching staffs, MLB managers
Jul 3, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz (32) reacts as he talks with third base coach Joey Cora (28) against the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning at PNC Park. Pittsburgh won 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

56) Joey Cora

Joey Cora is the new third base coach for the New York Mets but he has a lot of coaching and some managerial experience.

Cora, 56, is the older brother of Red Sox manager Alex Cora and Joey spent parts of 11 seasons in the majors as a player with the Padres, White Sox, Mariners, and Indians. He was an All-Star in the 1997 season with Seattle but he retired after the 1998 season.

He became a coach for the Cubs in 2000 in the minors for the Mets and in 2001 and 2002, he managed their Rookie-level team. He joined the Expos in 2003 as their Single-A manager.

He then joined the White Sox MLB coaching staff under new manager Ozzie Guillen. He was with Guillen during his entire tenure there (2004 through 2011, winning the World Series in 2005), first as a third base coach (2004-2006) and then as a bench coach (2007-2011).

When Guillen became the manager of the Marlins in 2012, Cora was his bench coach there too. After a few years out of baseball, Cora joined the Pirates as their Double-A manager in 2016 and he was their MLB third base coach from 2017 through 2021.