Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

First Year MLB Group Discussion (Part 1)

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This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is a group discussion on being a first-year strength and conditioning coach in the Major Leagues. This is Part One of a two-part interview.



  • Al Sandoval (Texas Rangers organization)
  • Adam Vish (Pittsburgh Pirates organization)


Questions/topics covered in this episode:

  • Journey to your current role and how your previous positions prepared you for it
  • Advice for others
  • Discussion on everyone’s first year in the Big Leagues



  • “I think in anything that we do, whether it be strength and conditioning or life, everything is built upon experiences” – Al Sandoval (3:25)
  • “It’s a service industry; we’re very people-oriented” – Adam Vish (8:33)
  • “Everything at the Major League level is magnified” – Al Sandoval (10:54)
  • “You look at it and it’s not real life” – Adam Vish (42:42)


If you would like to learn more from the guests on this episode, you can follow them on social media:


@alsando22 – Al Sandoval
@ajvish13 – Adam Vish


@AlSandoval22 – Al Sandoval
@AdamJVish – Adam Vish

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