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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
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    Kansas City Royals
    261
    179
    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
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    Los Angeles Angels
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    149
    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
  • 4
    Detroit Tigers
    81
    57
    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
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    Los Angeles Dodgers
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    57
    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
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    Joe Girardi

    Philadelphia Phillies
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    150
    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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    San Diego Padres
    98
    78
    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
  • 8
    Boston Red Sox
    51
    40
    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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    New York Yankees
    45
    43
    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
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    Milwaukee Brewers
    59
    45
    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
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    Miami Marlins
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    108
    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

    #3 of 39 Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball#13 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time#42 of 150 The Greatest First Basemen of All Time

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    Tampa Bay Rays
    47
    47
    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
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    Minnesota Twins
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    14
    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
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    Brian Snitker

    Atlanta Braves
    30
    23
    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
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    Houston Astros
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    63
    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

    #48 of 106 The Best Atlanta Braves Of All Time#88 of 511 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame#435 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History

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    Washington Nationals
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    30
    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
  • 17
    Colorado Rockies
    47
    73
    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
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    Chicago Cubs
    1
    0
    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
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    Derek Shelton

    Pittsburgh Pirates
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    0
    Derek Lee Shelton (born July 30, 1970) is an American professional baseball coach and former catcher. He is currently the bench coach for the Minnesota Twins. He was the hitting coach for the  ...more
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    Chicago White Sox
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    0
    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

    #211 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame#17 of 44 The Best MLB Managers of All Time#51 of 134 The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time

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    St. Louis Cardinals
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    0
    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
  • 22
    Cincinnati Reds
    15
    21
    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
    14
    47
    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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    Arizona Diamondbacks
    18
    30
    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
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    Charlie Montoyo

    Toronto Blue Jays
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    25
    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