Teaching the MLB Mindset in Triple-A

Positive emotions and feelings are a consistent message with the Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Indianapolis manager Miguel Perez, feels that confidence and positive messages are a key contributor to success on the field for his players.

“You set the tone just by creating a positive vibe,“ Perez said. “We know whatever happened today, it’s over tomorrow. You come in with the same energy. You come into the clubhouse, and you see your teammate, you know you’re gonna play cards together and talk baseball again. I think that’s part of it.“

Additionally, Perez knows that off-the-field contributions and actions are just as important to success on the field as what happens in the game itself. He said, from his experience, winning teams start in the clubhouse.

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YOu can have a good clubhouse vibe but not all players get along with each other. It would be somewhat of a miracle if all players were friends with each other.


Winning breeds good clubhouse vibes. Who wants a clubhouse of good guys who are mediocre players? Perez sounds like a good leader, I hope he succeeds.


The real contribution of any manager is managing people, not just players. Lineup? Unless you’re getting no-hit, that’s a one off. Pitching changes? In MLB you mostly want to win. In MiLB there are multiple considerations. But it all gets simpler if you have a stud to bring in.


Dead on.


Shelto’s replacement in 2024!

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