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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Skip Schumaker, St. Louis Cardinals, MLB managers, MLB coaching staffs
Apr 12, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; San Diego Padres associate manager Skip Schumaker (56) looks on in the dugout before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

80) Skip Schumaker

Skip Schumaker will be the new bench coach for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2022 after he was on the coaching staff for San Diego in each of the last four seasons.

Schumaker, who turns 42 in February, spent parts of 11 seasons in the majors as a player, including eight with the Cardinals, before ending his career with Cincinnati in 2015.

In 2016, he joined the Padres as an assistant to their baseball operations department for two seasons before taking the field in a coaching role. He was their first base coach in 2018 and 2019 before becoming their “associate manager” (aka bench coach) for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

Schumaker interviewed with the Red Sox before they re-hired Alex Cora last offseason and with the Mets before they hired Luis Rojas before the 2020 season.

81) Turner Ward

Turner Ward is going to be the new assistant hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2022.

Ward, 56, most recently was the hitting coach for the Cincinnati Reds in the 2019 season. Prior to his season in Cincinnati, he was the hitting coach for the Dodgers from 2016 through 2018 and he joined them from the D-Backs. With the D-Backs, Ward was their assistant hitting coach in 2013 and their head hitting coach in 2014 and 2015.

He was promoted from the minor leagues as Ward was their Double-A manager in 2011 and 2012 and their Double-A hitting coach from 2008 through 2010.

He started out his coaching career with the Pirates as he was their Rookie-ball manager in 2006 and their Short-Season A manager in 2007.

Ward played with the later three teams and a few others in his pro career that spanned 16 seasons through 2001.

The D-Backs interviewed Ward for their managerial vacancy before the 2015 season but they hired Chip Hale.