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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Ryan Christenson, San Diego Padres, MLB coaching staffs, MLB managers
OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 11: Manager Bob Melvin #6 and Bench Coach Ryan Christenson #29 of the Oakland Athletics in the dugout during the game against the Kansas City Royals at RingCentral Coliseum on June 11, 2021 in Oakland, California. The Athletics defeated the Royals 4-3. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images) /

90) Ryan Christenson

Ryan Christenson is going to be the new bench coach for the San Diego Padres in 2022.

Christenson, 47, played in the majors for parts of six seasons from 1998 through 2003 and he played with Oakland for four of the six seasons. Once he retired after the 2004 season, Christenson was out of baseball for a while but he returned to manage in the minors for Oakland.

He managed one season in Single-A, one season at Advanced-A, two seasons at Double-A, and a season at Triple-A in 2017. After that, he was promoted to the A’s MLB coaching staff as Bob Melvin’s bench coach for 2018.

He was there until Bob Melvin left for San Diego this offseason and he took Christenson with him.

The Pirates interviewed Christenson before they hired Derek Shelton prior to the 2020 season.

91) Robby Hammock

Robby Hammock just joined the San Diego Padres as their new bench coach at the Triple-A level after spending the last decade as a coach in majors or minor with the D-Backs.

Hammock, 44, spent parts six seasons in the majors with the D-Backs as a backup catcher from 2003 through 2011 and is best known for being the catcher for Randy Johnson’s perfect game in Atlanta in 2004.

He retired after the 2011 season and became a coach for Arizona in the minors. He was their hitting coach at Rookie-ball in 2012 before going into managing. He managed one season at Rookie-ball, one at Advanced-A, and two at Double-A before he was promoted to the majors.

From 2017 through 2021, Hammock was their quality control and catching coach.

Given that he is a former catcher and well-versed in analytics (since he was a quality control coach), he could be on the radar for some teams going forward.