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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Apr 20, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Billy McKinney (11) is congratulated by third base coach Jason Lane (40) after hitting a home run against the San Diego Padres during the third inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports /

75) Jason Lane

Jason Lane is the third base coach for the Milwaukee Brewers and he has had a number of roles in his professional coaching career.

Lane, 45, made it to the major leagues as an outfielder for Houston in 2002 and he, initially, last appeared in the majors in 2007. However, he kept playing (primarily in Triple-A) and started to become a pitcher. By 2012, he became a full-time pitcher and he made it back to the majors with the Padres in 2014 as a pitcher. He called it a career after the 2015 season and immediately was hired by the Brewers.

From 2016 through 2019, Lane was their assistant hitting coach but in 2020, he became their new first base coach. In 2021, with the retirement of long-time third base coach Ed Sedar, Lane moved across the diamond to be their new third base coach.

Given his versatility as a coach and player, a team may want their manager to be like that.

76) Pat Murphy

Pat Murphy is the bench coach for the Milwaukee Brewers and has been since 2016 and has an extensive baseball coaching career.

Murphy, 63, joined the Brewers after he was the interim manager for the Padres in the final 93 games of the 2015 season. Murphy was Craig Counsell’s manager in college at Notre Dame as Murphy was their head baseball coach from 1988 through 1994 and the head coach at Arizona State from 1995 through 2009.

Murphy joined the Padres in 2010 as a special assistant and then went into the minors as a manager with two seasons at Short-Season A and 1+ seasons at Triple-A before becoming the Padres interim manager.

The Mets interviewed Murphy twice for their managerial opening in 2020 before they hired Luis Rojas.