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Personnel Roles
Team personnel are divided into seven different roles: general manager, manager, bench coach, hitting coach, pitching coach, scouting director, and trainer. This screen gives some more detail about each of these roles.

General Manager
A general manager is responsible for running a baseball team, including all hiring and firing as well as all transaction decisions related to the team, including trades, drafts, free agent and waiver wire pickups, and so forth. This is the most common role a player of OOTP assumes. Although it does not happen often in real life, in OOTP a general manager also often also acts as the manager of a club. A computer GM's managerial ratings affect the play and development of players in his entire organization.

Manager
A manager is responsible for handling the execution of a game. Managers control lineups and depth charts, pitching rotations, and make all the in-game decisions, but they typically have no responsibility for hiring, firing, or other general management tasks. Managers work together with bench coaches to manage a game. Managers have some impact on all areas of play, including hitting, pitching, and fielding. Unlike in real life, in OOTP, a general manager also often acts as a manager. A manager's managing_ratings and coaching ratings affect the play and development of players on his specific team.

Bench Coach
Bench coaches are responsible for helping the manager handle his responsibilities, especially during actual games. Bench coaches have some impact on all areas of play, including fielding. You have the option of delegating decision-making authority to your bench coach when playing out a game. A bench coach's coaching ratings affect the play and affect the play and development of players on his specific team.

Hitting Coach
Hitting coaches are responsible for teaching players the ins and outs of hitting in professional baseball. The hitting coach has a direct impact on the hitting performance of players on the team. The hitting coach also affects the speed with which a player progresses toward his hitting potential. A hitting coach's Teach Hitting rating affects the play and affect the play and development of players on his specific team.

Pitching Coach
Pitching coaches are responsible for teaching players the ins and outs of pitching in professional baseball. The pitching coach has a direct impact on the pitching performance of players on the team. The pitching coach also affects the speed with which a player progresses toward his pitching potential. Teach Pitching rating affects the play and affect the play and development of players on his specific team.

Scouting Director
Scouting Directors are described in detail in the section of the online manual dedicated to scouting.

Team Trainer
Team trainers are responsible for the health of the team. Team trainers with high ratings help prevent injuries by implementing effective training programs, and they also help players recover more quickly from injuries. Good trainers can also help players recover more quickly from fatigue. See Injuries and Fatigue more information about player injuries and fatigue.