Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

First Year MLB Group Discussion (Part 2)

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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 Two of a two-part interview.



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


Questions/topics covered in this episode:

  • Things that may have been unexpected and/or different in the Big Leagues
  • Is there anything that you wish you would have known ahead of time?
  • Closing thoughts



  • “I didn’t realize how magnified everything was” – Al Sandoval (2:23)
  • “We’re just like players; once we are at this level there’s one way out. If you can’t do your job you’re out” – Al Sandoval (11:35)
  • “Don’t think you’re gonna springboard there overnight” – Adam Vish (12:37)
  • “As a young coach take it in and get those learning opportunities and really enjoy where you’re at” – Adam Vish (18:18)

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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