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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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240 121
Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - San Francisco Giants

2
231 125
Joe Maddon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Chicago Cubs

3
188 97
Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Cleveland Indians

4
167 102
Buck Showalter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Baltimore Orioles

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123 80
Clint Hurdle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Pittsburgh Pirates

6
100 101
Mike Scioscia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Los Angeles Angels

7
83 67
Bob Melvin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Oakland Athletics

8
75 74
Ned Yost is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Kansas City Royals

9
32 17
A. J. Hinch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
shockwavesam91 added Manager - Houston Astros

10
31 23
Dave Roberts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
shockwavesam91 added Manager - Los Angeles Dodgers

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85 106
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Miami Marlins

12
70 91
John Farrell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Pitcher - Boston Red Sox

13
20 21
Jeff Banister is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
shockwavesam91 added Manager - Texas Rangers

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2 1
Paul Molitor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Minnesota Twins

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17 19
Kevin Cash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
shockwavesam91 added Manager - Tampa Bay Rays

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6 1
Alex Cora is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Boston Red Sox

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18 22
Craig Counsell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
shockwavesam91 added Manager - Milwaukee Brewers

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46 71
Bud Black is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Colorado Rockies

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11 18
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3 1
Mike Shildt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Mike Shildt Manager - St. Louis Cardinals

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1 4
Aaron Boone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - New York Yankees

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8 19
Scott Servais is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
shockwavesam91 added Manager - Seattle Mariners

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1 2
Brian Snitker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Brian Snitker Manager - Atlanta Braves

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1 2
Torey Lovullo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Arizona Diamondbacks

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1 2
Mickey Callaway is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Mickey Callaway Manager - New York Mets

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9 15
Rick Renteria is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
voting closed at #33 Manager - Chicago White Sox

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0 2
Gabe Kapler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Philadelphia Phillies

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37 75
John Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Toronto Blue Jays

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0 3
Dave Martinez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current MLB Managers
Manager - Washington Nationals