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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Delino DeShields Sr., Cincinnati Reds, MLB coaching staffs, MLB managers
Jul 7, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Cincinnati Reds designated hitter Joey Votto (19) talks with first base coach Delino DeShields (90) after hitting a single during the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter Aiken-USA TODAY Sports /

73) Delino DeShields, Sr.

Delino DeShields is entering his fourth season as the first base coach and infield coach of the Cincinnati Reds.

DeShields, 53, spent parts of 13 seasons in the majors as a player before retiring after the 2002 season. DeShields is best remembered, though, as being the player that the Dodgers got in return from the Montreal Expos for a wiry pitching prospect by the name of Pedro Martínez.

DeShields began his coaching career in 2009 when the Reds hired him to be their hitting coach at Rookie-ball. He became their manager in 2010 and followed that up with two seasons in Single-A, two seasons in Double-A, and three seasons as Triple-A manager before being promoted to the majors.

DeShields son, Delino Jr., is a player in the majors and he actually played for the Reds in 2021.

74) J.R. House

J.R. House is the third base and catching coach for the Cincinnati Reds and is entering his fourth season in the role.

House, 42, was a catcher and played in parts of five seasons in the majors from 2003 through 2008 and called it a career after the 2011 season. Immediately after retiring, he joined the D-Backs as a minor league hitting coach. He was a minor league hitting coach for them in Rookie-ball (2012) and at Short-Season A (2013) before becoming the manager at Short-Season A in 2014.

He managed two more seasons at Advanced-A and a season at Double-A before becoming their minor league field coordinator in 2018. The Reds hired him away from the D-Backs after the 2018 season.