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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Sep 29, 2019; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (15) speaks during a tribute to his time as a Giant after the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports /

97) Bruce Bochy

Bruce Bochy is someone that doesn’t need much of an introduction. He retired from the Giants after the 2019 season but he has said that he would consider a return, which is why is on our list.

Bochy, 66, has managed in the majors for a quarter of a century. He managed the Padres from 1995 through 2006 and he got them to the postseason four times and World Series once in 1998, which is their most recent appearance.

He went to the Giants at the start of the 2007 season and in his tenure, the Giants won three World Series (2010, 2012, 2014) and they got to the playoffs one other time.

Prior to being an MLB manager, Bochy was the third base coach for the Padres in 1993 and 1994 and he managed in the minors for them. He managed one season at Short-Season A, two seasons at Advanced-A, and one at Double-A before his promotion to the MLB coaching staff.

With his three World Series Championships, for any team with a managerial opening in the next few years, they’d all love to have Bochy lead their team but he will have to commit to returning from retirement. But, perhaps, he would make a comeback to get a fourth World Series ring.