Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Mental Skills Group Discussion

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This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is a group discussion on the role of mental skills in professional baseball.



  • Dong Lien (Philadelphia Phillies organization)
  • Joey Greany (Tampa Bay Rays organization)
  • Derek Mendoza (Seattle Mariners organization)


Questions/topics covered in this episode:

  • How valuable is the mental side of the game?
  • What aspects of mental training do you believe in most?
  • How do you tie-in mental skills training with the other aspects of an overall approach to performance?
  • Where to go to learn more about mental skills training



  • “We’re teachers. We’re coaches. We have a chance to impact athletes’ lives each and every day” – Joey Greany (3:32)
  • “It’s not what happens to you; it’s about how you handle it” – Derek Mendoza (17:43)
  • “Our job is never-ending. You never really punch out. You never leave” – Dong Lien (21:50)


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