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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Randy Knorr, Washington Nationals, MLB coaching staffs, MLB managers
Sep 23, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Washington Nationals first baseman Josh Bell (19) reacts with first base coach Randy Knorr (53) after hitting a single against the Cincinnati Reds during the seventh inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports /

67) Randy Knorr

Randy Knorr will be the new minor league catching coordinator for the Washington Nationals after being their first base coach in 2021.

Knorr, 53, is very much like Bob Henley in that he has been with the Nationals/Expos for a very long time in a lot of different capacities. Knorr was a backup catcher in the majors from 1991 through 2001, last appearing in the majors with the Expos. He played in Triple-A with them through 2004, though.

When they became the Nationals in 2005, Knorr retired and began managing for them in the minors. He managed their Single-A team from 2005 through 2008. However, from June 1 through the end of the 2006 season, Knorr was their acting MLB bullpen coach. In 2009, he was their full-time bullpen coach before returning to the minors to manage.

He managed their Double-A team in 2010 and Triple-A team in 2011 before returning to their MLB coaching staff a third time. He was their bench coach from 2012 through 2015 before becoming a senior advisor in the player development department for two seasons. He, again, returned to the minors as a manager in 2018 and was there in 2019 and was slated to be in 2020 as well. He managed their alternate site in 2020 before being promoted (again) to the MLB coaching staff in 2021, this time as their first base coach.

The Nats interviewed Knorr for their managerial opening in the 2013-14 offseason before hiring Matt Williams.