All the Possible Managers

If you missed any, here are all ten profiles of candidates for the Mets managerial position:

And as a quick review, I included two measurements in the manager profiles.

The first is the experience scale, which works like this: The candidate gets points for every year spent managing or coaching in a major league organization. 1 point for each year managing Rookie Ball, 2 for each year managing Single-A, 3 for every year in Double-A, 4 for Triple-A, 5 for coaching in the major leagues, and 7 for managing in the major leagues.

The candidates, in order of experience:

  • Clint Hurdle, former Rockies manager – 104
  • Terry Collins, former Astros and Angels manager – 99
  • DeMarlo Hale, current Red Sox bench coach – 73
  • Bob Melvin, former Diamondbacks manager and current Mets scout – 69
  • Don Wakamatsu, former Mariners manager – 54
  • Ken Oberkfell, Mets current Triple-A manager – 42
  • Dave Jauss, Mets current bench coach – 41
  • Chip Hale, Mets current third base coach – 40
  • Tim Teufel, Mets current Double-A manager – 15
  • Wally Backman, Mets current Single-A manager – 9

The second scale included is the managerial strategy scale. It looks at bunts, stolen bases and stolen base percentage, and intentional walks compared to league averages — that’s it. It’s overly simplistic, but gives a loose feel for how sabermetrically friendly the managers are. It’s probably more “fun” than it is useful. The scale runs from 9 (the best) to 3 (the worst). The candidates in order:

  • Chip Hale – 8
  • Bob Melvin – 7
  • DeMarlo Hale – 6
  • Ken Oberkfell – 6
  • Don Wakamatsu – 6
  • Terry Collins – 5
  • Clint Hurdle – 5
  • Dave Jauss – 5
  • Tim Teufel – 4
  • Wally Backman – 3

And, lastly just for the heck of it, the candidates in order of career wins above replacement (and then experience):

  • Ken Oberkfell – 19.1 WAR
  • Tim Teufel – 14.2 WAR
  • Wally Backman – 10.0 WAR
  • Clint Hurdle – 3.0 WAR
  • Chip Hale – 0.9 WAR
  • Bob Melvin – 0.9 WAR
  • Don Wakamatsu – minus-0.1 WAR
  • Terry Collins – reached Triple-A
  • DeMarlo Hale – reached Double-A
  • Dave Jauss – played in college
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