MLB The Best Current MLB Managers  

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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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254 135
Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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San Francisco Giants

2
243 138
Joe Maddon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Chicago Cubs

3
201 105
Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Cleveland Indians

4
174 113
Buck Showalter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Baltimore Orioles

5
127 92
Clint Hurdle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Pittsburgh Pirates

6
106 112
Mike Scioscia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Los Angeles Angels

7
93 73
Bob Melvin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Oakland Athletics

8
44 22
A. J. Hinch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Houston Astros

9
78 84
Ned Yost is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Kansas City Royals

10
41 34
Dave Roberts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Los Angeles Dodgers

11
22 8
Alex Cora is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Boston Red Sox

12
90 118
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Miami Marlins

13
30 25
Craig Counsell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Milwaukee Brewers

14
72 101
John Farrell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Boston Red Sox

15
21 27
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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4 9
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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49 76
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 32
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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9 10
Aaron Boone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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New York Yankees

20
7 8
Gabe Kapler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Philadelphia Phillies

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6 7
Brian Snitker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Atlanta Braves

22
11 23
Scott Servais is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Seattle Mariners

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12 25
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San Diego Padres

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6 8
Torey Lovullo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Arizona Diamondbacks

25
6 8
Mike Shildt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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St. Louis Cardinals