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Paul DeJong: Overcoming Mistakes

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PCA National Advisory Board Member, Paul DeJong (@RealPaulDeJong) plays for the St. Louis Cardinals as shortstop and second baseman. He made his MLB debut on May 28, 2017, hitting a home run on his first swing at-bat. Later that season, he earned the NL Rookie of the Month in July 2017. Paul DeJong was also named an MLB All-Star during the 2019 season and helped the St. Louis Cardinals reach the National League Championship Series (NLCS).

In this video, DeJong talks about how the best ways to react when you make a mistake. Often times, he says, the best thing you can do is take a deep breath, think about the big picture, and move on to the next play. He says that understanding that you are going to make mistakes will give you the confidence to bounce back. Lastly, he gives some insight into the differences between mental and physical errors and how to cope with each of them,