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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9) Carlos Mendoza

Carlos Mendoza is one of the younger people on our list as he is just 42. He has been with the New York Yankees since 2006 as he was a player in the minor leagues for them from 2006 through 2009. Since 2010, he has been a coach or manager for them in the majors or minors. He was a minor league manager in 2011 and 2012 in Rookie-ball, Single-A, and the Arizona Fall League.

He became a roving defensive instructor for the franchise in 2013 and was promoted to the defensive coach for the Yankees at the major league level in 2018. After two years in that position, he became Aaron Boone’s bench coach prior to the 2020 season.

The Red Sox and Tigers both interviewed Mendoza for their managerial openings before they rehired Alex Cora and hired A.J. Hinch before the 2021 season.

10) Luis Rojas

Despite having a tumultuous time in Queens, Luis Rojas could manage another MLB team in the near future.

Rojas, 40, was the manager of the New York Mets in 2020 and 2021 after he was their quality control coach in 2019. Recently, he was tabbed to be the new third base coach under manager Aaron Boone for the New York Yankees.

Rojas, who is the son of former MLB manager Felipe Alou, joined the Mets system in 2006 as a coach. He became a minor-league manager for the Mets in 2011 through 2018, working his way through a season of Rookie-ball, four seasons at Single-A, and two seasons at Double-A.