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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Johnny Washington, Chicago Cubs, MLB coaching staffs, MLB managers
PHOENIX, AZ – APRIL 27: Johnny Washington #28 of the San Diego Padres smiles in the dugout prior to the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 27, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Arizona Diamondbacks won 6 – 2. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /

71) Johnny Washington

Johnny Washington will be the new assistant hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs in 2022.

Washington, 37, most recently was in the majors with the Padres as their hitting coach in 2019. He was their first base coach in 2017 and their assistant hitting coach in 2018 prior to becoming their hitting coach. He was their hitting coach in Double-A in 2016.

He joined the Padres from the Dodgers where he was a minor league hitting coach for them from 2009 through 2015 with four seasons at Rookie-ball, one season at Single-A, one at Advanced-A, and, finally, their hitting coach at Triple-A in 2015.

Before the Angels hired Joe Maddon before the 2020 season, the Angels interviewed Washington for their managerial vacancy.

72) Freddie Benavides

Freddie Benavides is entering his ninth season on the MLB coaching staff for the Cincinnati Reds.

Benavides, 55, played in the majors for parts of four seasons from 1991 through 1994 but called his playing career quits after the 1996 season. He joined the Reds (the team he primarily played with) in a coaching capacity in 1999 as their manager in Single-A. He was in that capacity through the 2000 season before becoming their minor league infield coordinator in 2001.

He held that role for seven seasons but during that span, he also was MLB coach for the final two months of the 2003 season and the interim manager for their Rookie-level team in 2007.

In 2008, he became their minor league field coordinator before becoming their infield coach (2014-2015) and then adding the duties of first base coach (2016-2018) as well before relinquishing infield coach duties and becoming their bench coach (2019-present).

Before they hired David Bell as their manager for the 2019 season, the Reds interviewed Benavides for their manager position.