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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Matt Quatraro, Tampa Bay Rays, MLB managers, MLB coaching staffs
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11) Matt Quatraro

Matt Quatraro is another coach that has had a lot of interviews for MLB managerial openings, including at least with the New York Mets and Oakland A’s this offseason.

Quatraro, 48, is current the bench coach for the Tampa Bay Rays under manager Kevin Cash. Quatraro has been with the Tampa Bay Rays in two separate stints with the first starting before they even played an MLB game. He was a minor league player with them from 1996 through 2002 before he took a coaching job with them.

From 2003 through 2013, he wore a lot of hats as he was a minor league catching coach, hitting coach at Short Season-A, a manager for four seasons in Short Season-A and Single-A, and, finally, was their minor league hitting coordinator.

He left the Rays after the 2013 season to join Cleveland as their assistant hitting coach at the MLB level.

Kevin Cash was the bullpen coach for Cleveland when Quatraro joined Cleveland’s staff and, in Cash’s third season of managing the Rays (2018), Quatraro rejoined the Rays as third base coach. Charlie Montoyo was Cash’s bench coach in 2018 but left to manage the Blue Jays for 2019, so the Rays promoted him to be their bench coach for the start of the 2019 season.