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List of the best current MLB Managers in 2016-2017, ranked by baseball fans according to these categories: career winning percentage, average finish within respective division, number of postseasons compared to number of seasons, number of World Series titles and Manager of the Year awards, perceived leadership, charisma and that intangible X Factor.

These great, currently active baseball managers have a lot of responsibility in the game of pro-baseball. Managers choose the batting order and starting pitcher before each game and make substitutions throughout the game. They make decisions regarding relievers, pinch-hitters and defensive replacements.

How much strategic control do managers have in baseball? It differs from manager to manager and game to game. Some managers control pitch selection, defensive positioning, decisions to bunt, steal, pitch out, etc., while others designate an assistant coach or a player (often the catcher) to make some or all of these decisions.

Some notable Major League Baseball managers choose to act as their team's first base or third base coach while their team is batting in order to more closely communicate with baserunners, but most managers delegate this responsibility to an assistant. MLB Managers are typically assisted by two or more coaches. In many cases, top professional baseball managers are former professional, semi-professional or college players.

See also: The Best MLB Managers of All Time

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Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Bruce Bochy Manager, Catcher - San Francisco Giants

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Joe Maddon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Joe Maddon Manager - Chicago Cubs

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Mike Matheny is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Mike Matheny Manager, Catcher - St. Louis Cardinals

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Buck Showalter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Buck Showalter Manager - Baltimore Orioles

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+ - 133 85
Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Terry Francona Outfielder, First baseman - Cleveland Indians

6
+ - 106 61
Clint Hurdle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Clint Hurdle Outfielder - Pittsburgh Pirates

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+ - 77 84
Mike Scioscia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Mike Scioscia Manager, Catcher - Los Angeles Angels

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Joe Girardi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Joe Girardi Manager, Catcher - New York Yankees

9
+ - 63 59
Ned Yost is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Ned Yost Manager, Catcher - Kansas City Royals

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Bob Melvin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Bob Melvin Manager, Catcher - Oakland Athletics

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John Farrell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
John Farrell Pitcher - Boston Red Sox

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Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman - Miami Marlins

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Jeff Banister is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers

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A. J. Hinch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
A. J. Hinch Manager, Catcher - Houston Astros

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Dave Roberts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Dave Roberts Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

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Kevin Cash is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Kevin Cash Catcher

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Brad Ausmus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Brad Ausmus Catcher - Detroit Tigers

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Craig Counsell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Craig Counsell Infielder, Shortstop

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Lloyd McClendon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Lloyd McClendon Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder - Seattle Mariners

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Bud Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Bud Black Pitcher - San Diego Padres

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Andy Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Andy Green Second baseman

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Kirk Gibson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Fredi González is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Fredi González Atlanta Braves

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Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Ryne Sandberg Second baseman - Philadelphia Phillies

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Scott Servais is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Scott Servais Catcher

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Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman - Chicago White Sox

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Pete Mackanin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Pete Mackanin Manager, Second baseman

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Chip Hale is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Chip Hale Designated hitter, Infielder, Second baseman

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Terry Collins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Terry Collins New York Mets

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John Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
John Gibbons Manager, Catcher - Toronto Blue Jays

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Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Walt Weiss Shortstop - Colorado Rockies