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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Alyssa Nakken, San Francisco Giants, MLB coaching staffs, MLB managers
Aug 28, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; San Francisco Giants major league assistant coach Alyssa Nakken (92) prepares for a game against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports /

99) Alyssa Nakken

Alyssa Nakken is the only female on this list and she is the first and only female coach to ever be on an MLB coaching staff. She also happens to be the youngest.

Nakken, 31, is entering her third seasons as an “assistant coach” for the Giants and, previously, she was a member of their front office.

Before joining the Giants, Nakken played softball at California State University, Sacramento from 2009 through 2012.

She joined the Giants during the 2014 World Series as an intern and in 2015, she joined “Giants Enterprise,” where she was part of event logistics, planning, production, marketing, content creation & business development of the health & wellness initiatives of the San Francisco Giants.

At the beginning of her tenure with Giants Enterprise, Nakken earned her master’s degree at UC-San Francisco, where she was also their Chief Information Officer for their baseball team.

The Giants promoted her to their MLB coaching staff as an assistant at the beginning of the 2020 season and when she coached first base in a “Spring Training 2.0” game in late July 2020, she was the first female to ever coach on the field in an MLB game.