Gabriel Stefan Kapler (born July 31, 1975; nicknamed "Kap") is an American former professional baseball outfielder and current manager of the Major League Baseball (MLB) San Francisco Giants. Kapler was a 57th-round draft pick (1,487th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in the 1995 MLB draft. In 1996 he led the Class A South Atlantic League in hits, doubles (2nd in the minor leagues), extra-base hits and total bases, and was named a South Atlantic League All-Star. In 1997 he led the Class A+ Florida State League in doubles, total bases and extra base hits, and was named a Florida State League mid-season and post-season All-Star. In 1998 he won the Class AA Southern League Most Valuable Player Award, after leading the league in hits (8th-most in the minors), runs (6th-most in the minors), doubles (3rd-most in the minor leagues), RBIs (most in the minors in 1998, and most ever in the Southern League), total bases and sacrifice flies, played in both the Double-A and Southern League All-Star Games, and was selected MVP of the Southern League All-Star Game. He was also named to the Southern League's post-season All-Star team, and named a Baseball America First Team Minor League All Star, Minor League Player of the Year by USA Today, Baseball Weekly, The Sporting News and USA Today, and was named Tiger Minor League Player of the Year and Detroit's No. 1 prospect by Baseball America. He played in the major leagues from 1998 to 2010, for the Tigers, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers and Tampa Bay Rays (except for the 2007 season, which — having briefly retired as a player — he spent managing the Greenville Drive of the South Atlantic League, the Single-A affiliate of the Red Sox). Kapler also spent part of the 2005 season playing for the Yomiuri Giants in Nippon Professional Baseball’s Central League. After permanently retiring as a player, Kapler served as a coach for the Israeli national baseball team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, and as Director of Player Development for the Dodgers from 2014 through 2017. He was the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies from 2018 to 2019, and became the manager of the San Francisco Giants going into the 2020 season.