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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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243 130
Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - San Francisco Giants

2
235 133
Joe Maddon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Chicago Cubs

3
195 101
Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Cleveland Indians

4
171 107
Buck Showalter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Baltimore Orioles

5
126 85
Clint Hurdle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Pittsburgh Pirates

6
104 106
Mike Scioscia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Los Angeles Angels

7
89 70
Bob Melvin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Oakland Athletics

8
37 19
A. J. Hinch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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76 79
Ned Yost is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Kansas City Royals

10
36 28
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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88 111
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Miami Marlins

12
15 2
Alex Cora is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Boston Red Sox

13
72 96
John Farrell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Pitcher - Boston Red Sox

14
20 22
Kevin Cash is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Tampa Bay Rays

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22 23
Craig Counsell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Milwaukee Brewers

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20 27
Jeff Banister is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Texas Rangers

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49 73
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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2 6
Paul Molitor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Minnesota Twins

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6 3
Brian Snitker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Atlanta Braves

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12 21
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San Diego Padres

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11 20
Scott Servais is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Seattle Mariners

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5 4
Mike Shildt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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St. Louis Cardinals

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4 7
Aaron Boone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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New York Yankees

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4 4
Gabe Kapler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Philadelphia Phillies

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2 4
Torey Lovullo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Arizona Diamondbacks

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9 15
Rick Renteria is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Chicago White Sox

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2 6
Dave Martinez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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Washington Nationals

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2 6
Mickey Callaway is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
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New York Mets

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38 80
John Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Toronto Blue Jays