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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Mark Loretta, San Diego Padres, MLB coaching staffs, MLB managers
Sep 9, 2019; San Diego, CA, USA; Chicago Cubs bench coach Mark Loretta (19) looks on before the game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports /

92) Mark Loretta

Mark Loretta rejoined the San Diego Padres as a special assistant to the CEO, marking his first job in baseball since 2019.

Loretta, 50, was the bench coach for the Chicago Cubs in 2019, which was his only season in the role and his only season on an MLB coaching staff. Prior to being ther bench coach, Loretta was doing what he will be doing in 2022: a special assistant. However, he was a special assistant in the baseball operations department so it is slightly different.

Loretta was an infielder in the majors for parts of 15 seasons, which included two All-Star nods. He retired after the 2009 season and joined the Padres front office in that special assistant role.

However, both the Cubs and Padres view/viewed him as a managerial candidate as both interviewed him in the 2019-2020 offseason for their managerial openings that eventually went to David Ross and the aforementioned Jayce Tingler.

93) Jared Sandberg

Jared Sandberg spent the last two seasons as the bench coach for the Seattle Mariners after the last two seasons but he was let go earlier this offseason.

Sandberg, who turns 44 in March, is the nephew of MLB Hall of Famer and former Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg. Prior to becoming Seattle’s bench coach, he was Seattle’s MLB field coordinator.

Sandberg came from the Rays organization where he worked through the ranks as a coach and manager. He was a coach at Short-Season A in 2007 (his first year coaching) before he became a manager in 2008. He spent one season at Rookie-ball, three seasons at Short-Season A, a season at Single-A, a season at Advanced-A, and four seasons at Triple-A through 2018.

Previously, Sandberg was a player as he spent parts of three seasons in the majors with Tampa and he spent parts of 12 seasons in the minors.