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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Jeff Banister, Arizona Diamondbacks, MLB coaching staffs, MLB managers
Aug 31, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Drew Hutchison (48) is removed by manager Jeff Banister (28) during the fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /

82) Jeff Banister

Jeff Banister will be the new bench coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2022 after spending 2021 out of baseball but he has plenty of experience.

Banister, 58, was the manager for the Texas Rangers from 2015 through 2018. He came to the Rangers after being the bench coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates for the previous 4+ seasons.

Banister was their minor league field coordinator from 2003 through 2010 and their MLB field coordinator from 1999 through 2002. That came after six seasons in the minors as a manager for Pittsburgh that included one season each at Short-Season A and Single-A, two seasons at Advanced-A, and two seasons at Double-A.

He was a player with the Pirates from 1986 through 1993, culminating in 1991 with one sole plate appearance in the majors.

Banister rejoined the Pirates as a special assistant in 2019 but they let him go in mid-2020 with some cuts due to the pandemic.

Banister interviewed with the Astros for their managerial opening before they hired Dusty Baker and with Torey Lovullo potentially on the hot seat in Arizona (entering his final year and they lost 110 games in 2021), perhaps they hired Banister to be the manager in the wings if things go awry to start the 2022 season.