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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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255 144
Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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San Francisco Giants
2
248 143
Joe Maddon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Chicago Cubs
3
203 110
Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Cleveland Indians
4
176 117
Buck Showalter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Baltimore Orioles
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127 97
Clint Hurdle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Pittsburgh Pirates
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95 78
Bob Melvin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Oakland Athletics
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46 25
A. J. Hinch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Houston Astros
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106 117
Mike Scioscia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Los Angeles Angels
9
80 87
Ned Yost is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Kansas City Royals
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43 37
Dave Roberts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Los Angeles Dodgers

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25 10
Alex Cora is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Boston Red Sox

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92 120
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Miami Marlins
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31 26
Craig Counsell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Milwaukee Brewers

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73 103
John Farrell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Boston Red Sox
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22 28
Kevin Cash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Tampa Bay Rays

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6 10
Paul Molitor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Minnesota Twins
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50 77
Bud Black is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Colorado Rockies

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20 33
Jeff Banister is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Texas Rangers

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11 12
Aaron Boone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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New York Yankees

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8 9
Mike Shildt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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St. Louis Cardinals

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8 10
Gabe Kapler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Philadelphia Phillies

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7 9
Brian Snitker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Atlanta Braves

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11 25
Scott Servais is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Seattle Mariners

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12 27
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San Diego Padres

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6 10
Torey Lovullo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Arizona Diamondbacks