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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Mike Shildt, San Diego Padres, MLB coaching staffs, MLB managers
Oct 6, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt (8) walks onto the field to take starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (not pictured) out of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports /

95) Mike Shildt

Mike Shildt is going to be a new player development consultant for the San Diego Padres after being the manager for the St. Louis Cardinals for parts of the last four seasons.

Shildt, 53, was a very rare breed of manager that never played in a professional game. He was the head coach at West Charlotte High School from 1994 through 1996 before becoming the recruiting coordinator and hitting coach for the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and UNC-Asheville. His last stop before joining the Cardinals was as an associate scout for the MLB Scouting Bureau from 1999 through 2003.

He was a scout for the Cardinals from 2004 through 2007 and he also served as their hitting coach at Short-Season A from 2004 through 2005, the bench coach at Short-Season A in 2006, and the positioning coach at Short-Season A in 2007.

He was the Rookie-ball hitting coach in 2008 before getting into managing. He managed their Rookie-ball team for three seasons and at Double-A for another three seasons. He was their Triple-A manager for two more seasons before being promoted to the MLB coaching staff.

For the Cardinals, Shildt was their quality control coach before being promoted to third base coach in June. He was their bench coach in 2018 before being named as their interim manager for the final 69 games of the season.

In each of his four seasons managing the Cardinals, Shildt received NL Manager of the Year votes in all four seasons, including a win in 2019.