Juan Samuel – Third base coach
Juan “Sammy” Samuel has been on the Phillies coaching staff for the past couple of seasons working both first and third base. He’s also spent extended time coaching the young fielders, including Odubel Herrera.
Having a strong voice like Samuel working with young players is a big plus. Being bilingual helps as well when working with Herrera, Freddy Galvis, and others who will rise through the ranks.
He’s a Phillies legend who nearly got the job when Sandberg abruptly resigned in 2015. He’ll get an interview with the front office and could be a finalist.