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The Best Current MLB Managers

List RulesVote up the best managers in baseball. Active managers only.

Who are the best MLB Managers right now? The best current baseball coaches, as ranked by baseball fans, have a lot of responsibility in the game of pro-baseball. MLB 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, while maintaining strategic control over the game. But what matters most for the top MLB managers right now is, do they win? So, who is the best current MLB manager? What MLB managers do you love?

Many people would consider either one of the two-time World Series champion managers, Terry Francona and Joe Maddon, to be the best in dugout. Then, there's recent World Series winners, such as Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Dave Martinez of the Washington Nationals, Alex Cora of the Boston Red Sox, and 2021 World Series winner Brian Snitker of the Atlanta Braves.

Vote below for the best current manager in Major League Baseball. Then, head on over and check out the Best MLB Managers of All Time!

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  • Cleveland Indians
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    Terrence Jon Francona (born April 22, 1959), nicknamed "Tito", is the manager of the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB). Previously, he was the manager of the Boston Red Sox, whom he  ...more
  • Los Angeles Angels
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    Joseph John Maddon Jr. (born February 8, 1954) is an American professional baseball manager for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). Maddon began his coaching career in MLB with the  ...more
  • Kansas City Royals
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    Michael Scott Matheny (born September 22, 1970) is an American former professional baseball player and manager. He is currently a special adviser for player development for the Kansas City Royals. He  ...more
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
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    David Ray Roberts (born May 31, 1972) is an American professional baseball manager and former outfielder who is the current manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He  ...more
  • Detroit Tigers
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    Andrew Jay Hinch (born May 15, 1974) is an American professional baseball coach and former catcher, who is currently the manager for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). Prior to  ...more
  • Minnesota Twins
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    Rocco Dan Baldelli (; born September 25, 1981), is an American former Major League Baseball outfielder and coach. He is currently the manager of the Minnesota Twins. As a player, Baldelli quickly  ...more
  • San Diego Padres
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    Robert Paul Melvin (born October 28, 1961) is an American professional baseball former catcher and coach, and current manager. He is currently the manager of the Oakland Athletics of Major League  ...more
  • Boston Red Sox
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    José Alexander Cora (born October 18, 1975) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball manager and former infielder. He is the manager for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). Cora led the  ...more
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    Joe Girardi

    Philadelphia Phillies
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    Joseph Elliott Girardi (born October 14, 1964) is an American former professional baseball catcher and manager. Girardi played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs, the Colorado  ...more
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    Brian Snitker

    Atlanta Braves
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    Brian Gerald Snitker (born October 17, 1955) is an American professional baseball player, coach, and manager. He has served as the manager of the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball since 2016.  ...more
  • Tampa Bay Rays
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    Kevin Forrest Cash (born December 6, 1977) is the manager of the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball (MLB). Previously, Cash played catcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Boston  ...more
  • Milwaukee Brewers
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    Craig John Counsell (born August 21, 1970) is an American former professional baseball player and current manager in Major League Baseball (MLB). Counsell was an infielder who played sixteen seasons  ...more
  • New York Yankees
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    Aaron John Boone (born March 9, 1973) is an American former professional baseball infielder, broadcaster, and current manager for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is the son of  ...more
  • Miami Marlins
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    Donald Arthur Mattingly (born April 20, 1961) is an American former professional baseball first baseman, coach and current manager for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). Nicknamed "The  ...more

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  • Houston Astros
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    Johnnie B. "Dusty" Baker Jr. (born June 15, 1949) is an American former Major League Baseball manager and retired player. He had a 19-year career as a hard-hitting outfielder, primarily with the  ...more
  • Chicago Cubs
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    David Wade Ross (born March 19, 1977) is a former American professional baseball catcher who played for 14 years in Major League Baseball (MLB). Ross played college baseball for Auburn University  ...more
  • Colorado Rockies
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    Harry Ralston "Bud" Black (born June 30, 1957) is an American former professional baseball player, coach, and current manager of the Colorado Rockies. He played in Major League Baseball as a pitcher  ...more
  • Chicago White Sox
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    Anthony La Russa, Jr. (; born October 4, 1944) is the former manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox and a former American professional baseball player. He's  ...more
  • Washington Nationals
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    David Martinez (born September 26, 1964) is an American professional baseball coach and former outfielder who is the manager for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously  ...more
  • Cincinnati Reds
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    David Michael Bell (born September 14, 1972) is an American former professional baseball third baseman, who is currently the manager for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB). Over the  ...more
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    Mickey Callaway

    New York Mets
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    Michael Christopher “Mickey” Callaway (born May 13, 1975) is a former American professional baseball pitcher and the current manager for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball's National League  ...more
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    Charlie Montoyo

    Toronto Blue Jays
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    José Carlos Montoyo Díaz (born October 17, 1965), is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball second baseman, who is currently the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB).  ...more
  • San Francisco Giants
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    Gabriel Stefan Kapler (born July 31, 1975) nicknamed "Kap", is an American former professional baseball outfielder, who is the manager for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball  ...more
  • St. Louis Cardinals
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    Oliver J. Marmol (born July 2, 1986) is an American professional baseball manager and former player. As of 2021, he is the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals and, at 35, the youngest manager of a  ...more
  • Arizona Diamondbacks
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    Salvatore Anthony "Torey" Lovullo (born July 25, 1965) is an American professional baseball manager for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB), appointed November 4, 2016. Lovullo  ...more