Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Winter Ball Group Discussion

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This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is a group discussion on working Winter Ball.



  • Ben Chadwick (Boston Red Sox organization)
  • Derek Mendoza (Seattle Mariners organization)
  • Tanner Miracle (New York Mets organization)


Questions/topics covered in the episode:

  • General discussion on working Winter Ball (including teams, roles, responsibilities, etc.)
  • How do you view your experience while working Winter Ball?
  • How did your time during Winter Ball make you a better coach when returning to the States?
  • How did you get involved with your Winter Ball team and what advice do you have for other coaches who may want to get involved?
  • What is your best Winter Ball story?



  • “It’s unlike any other type of baseball you’ve seen” – Derek Mendoza (13:59)
  • “Most teams are going to have some sort of coach that has a connection in one of the leagues” – Ben Chadwick (41:34)
  • “My advice to any strength coach that has the opportunity to do this is do your research and really take a hard look at it” – Tanner Miracle (43:55)


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



@findyourprime – Derek Mendoza

@tanman_miracle – Tanner Miracle

@bchadwic – Ben Chadwick



@CoachMiracleTM – Tanner Miracle


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