The 73 best walk-up songs in Major League Baseball, ranked



Hidden in plain sight, every MLB team’s website links to a list of its player’s walk-up and warmup song choices. The lists feature rosters updated for 2017, but some of the information appears to be outdated as not all of the songs named are the players’ actual songs for this season. But because these lists exist on official team websites and appear to represent the most recent and most comprehensive effort at documenting every MLB player’s associated music, I seized my discovery of said lists as an excuse to comb through every one compiling a master ranking of the best songs used to accompany baseball players.

Again: Some of these are likely now inaccurate. But as best as I can figure out, all the players listed have used song in question at some point. I included a couple not named on the MLB.com master list that I confirmed with my own ears by hearing them at ballparks.

This ranking is based on a variety of criteria, including the quality of the song itself and the originality of the choice. I leaned toward song choices that I find especially entertaining, as baseball is for entertainment. I mostly ignored the songs and artists picked most frequently, because way too many guys use Drake, Sweet Home Alabama, AC/DC, Daddy Yankee, Jason Aldean, and someone named Brantley Gilbert. It seems like every team has a guy using the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Can’t Stop.

If this list appears biased toward songs I personally enjoy, that’s OK: It so happens my opinions are the correct ones.

EXPLICIT CONTENT WARNING: Many of the following videos include explicit lyrics and/or suggestive imagery. The video for song No. 59, the one chosen by Padres’ infielder Allen Cordoba, probably should not be watched in any sort of workplace.

73. Chad Qualls: Killing in the Name Of

</span> </p> <p>Chad Qualls will <em>not</em> do what you tell him. Presumably he’s done warming up by the time that part comes on, and I’m not sure the Rockies would abide that. Somewhat predictably, a bunch of guys use Rage Against the Machine songs. Ol’ Chad Qualls here stands in for all of them. Most of their songs open pretty triumphantly, so they’re always a solid if easy choice.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>72. Scott Kazmir: <em>Kashmir</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/3W6mDUmPZ0Y?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>A handful of guys use it, but Kazmir gets the nod for the name connection, and Zeppelin needs to be on the list somewhere.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>71. Cameron Maybin: <em>Look Alive</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/rPZtXYaY4do?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>70. Shin-Soo Choo: <em>Regulate</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/1plPyJdXKIY?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Oh hell yes, Shin-Soo Choo.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>69. Alex Colome: <em>Tiempos</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/fFlEtxqjk-g?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>I had never heard this song before but it makes me want to break stuff. Colome’s a really good closer, which adds some weight.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>68. Howie Kendrick: <em>Dey Know</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/ydgG5_Ye9Wo?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Good horn sample to herald a forthcoming Howie Kendrick at-bat.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>67. Brad Miller: <em>Tha Crossroads</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/o9IXAJg4Vm0?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>The first of three Bone Thugs-N-Harmony songs on this list. Apparently they’re enjoying a revival among baseball player. At the outset of compiling this, I would’ve guessed Miller would land higher. But choosing Bone Thugs’ biggest hit counts as a mark against him.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>66. Chase d’Arnaud: <em>Pony</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/lbnoG2dsUk0?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Late-90s R&amp;B seems to be huge among baseball players right now. I’m very much for it.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>65. Nick Hundley: <em>Shine</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/_m0bI82Rz_k?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Here for its randomness.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>64. Chris Carter: <em>Mr. Carter</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/Rddf9wLsPyY?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>63. Zac Curtis: <em>God’s Gonna Cut You Down</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/eJlN9jdQFSc?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>This song was huge among big-league relievers for a couple years and still shows up as the warmup jam for a few bullpen arms. It remains a badass choice, even if it’s a bit overused by now. I remember lefty Joe Beimel as a pioneer of its usage.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>62. A.J. Ramos: <em>Power</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/L53gjP-TtGE?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Might be a better choice for teammate Giancarlo Stanton.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>61. Juan Lagares: <em>Hot in Herre</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/GeZZr_p6vB8?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>I aspire to someday Ted be as good as Nelly at randomly inserting my name into the middle of sentences.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>60. Mallex Smith: <em>Head Bussa</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/G6-t16lzOb0?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Mallex Smith probably heard himself described as “scrappy” a thousand times before deciding to go with a Lil Scrappy banger.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>59. Allen Cordoba: <em>Fever</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/Yw-8dD_6MmY?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Really, <strong>don’t click on the video if anyone can see your computer screen</strong>. It’s pretty much all butts.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>58. Ryon Healy: <em>No Diggity</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/3KL9mRus19o?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>I always link <em>No Diggity</em> with two other bumping ’90s R&amp;B jams. All three land somewhere on this list. I’ll tell you when we get there.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>57. Francisco Cervelli: <em>That’s Amore</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/69O4PXzAQ5Y?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Points for creativity, singability.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>56. Andrew Bailey: <em>Sweet Dreams</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/QUvVdTlA23w?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Pretty bleak, Andrew Bailey. Industrial rock and alternative metal are fairly common, but this is especially plodding and ominous.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>55. Brandon Finnegan: <em>Bump In The Trunk</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/bGyh66jyWlE?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Yes!</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>54. Adrian Gonzalez: <em>El Mariachi Loco</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/EwgSYNTXRuE?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>53. Chad Pinder: <em>Whoomp! (There it is)</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/Z-FPimCmbX8?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Also a song used by multiple dudes. Still funny.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>52. Nori Aoki: <em>Johnny B. Goode</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZFo8-JqzSCM?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>51. Chris Hatcher: <em>Let Me Clear My Throat</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/8lBsZj1mhw8?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Fun fact: About a decade ago, I wrote a list of recommended unused closer songs. This was on it, and it’s good someone’s going with it. Turns the ballpark into a party.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>50. Brandon Belt: <em>All I Do Is Win</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/GGXzlRoNtHU?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Hard to believe there aren’t 30 players using this.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>49. Tyler Glasnow: <em>Smooth Operator</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/4Nz2VWmmuGg?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Came out four years before Tyler Glasnow was born.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>48. Evan Scribner: <em>Epic Sax Guy</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/gy1B3agGNxw?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>47. Michael Martinez: <em>Te De Campana</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/MM9pvHYmJ2U?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>I was not familiar with this song, but Michael Martinez’s awesome hair implies good taste in music. This is a jam.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>46. Josh Phegley: <em>My Brain is Hanging Upside Down</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/vlMhDfHsfDI?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>There are so few punk songs in use. Last year, Phegley used the Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ <em>The Impression That I Get</em>. He’s turning in his plaid blazer for a leather jacket, apparently.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>45. Wade Davis: <em>Ackrite</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=RDu5YAqVQJLGk&amp;hl=en_US” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>44. Byron Buxton: <em>Return of the Mack</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/uB1D9wWxd2w?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>No. 2 in the aforementioned <em>No Diggity</em> trio.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>43. Clay Buchholz: <em>Hold The Line</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/htgr3pvBr-I?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>I want so badly for Clay Buchholz to be a huge Toto fan.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>42. Randal Grichuk: <em>Here Comes The Boom</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/nqWZqQXk_Ao?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Somehow, Randal Grichuk is the only dude on the Cardinals using Nelly. Embarrassing. Every guy on the Cardinals should use Nelly.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>41. Mike Fiers: <em>Saw (theme)</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/BLRE3GTNSQg?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>40. George Springer: <em>Bouncin’ Back</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/psaHLi7-DIs?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Funky as heck.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>39. Kelvin Herrera: <em>El Abayarde</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/1c87P3Copfk?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>38. Matt Garza: <em>All Eyez On Me</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/05PCmqjIeNE?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>37. Carlos Carrasco: <em>Summer of ’69</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/9f06QZCVUHg?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Bryan Adams. Nice.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>36. Jesse Hahn: <em>Monstar’s Anthem</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/ewOzi5-AZXU?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Were the Monstars quietly the greatest rap supergroup ever assembled? Discuss.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>35. Derek Holland: <em>Dark Knight Rises</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/eHFA_wEK_00?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>A few guys go with movie and/or TV themes. They all have the capacity to make a player entering a baseball game seem far more epic an event than it actually is. For it.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>34. Austin Romine: <em>Bad Boys</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/yVBB2upbVys?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>33. Adam Eaton: <em>This Is How We Do It</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/0hiUuL5uTKc?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>The third and best entry in the <em>No Diggity</em> group.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>32. Derek Law: <em>I Fought The Law</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/AL8chWFuM-s?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Oh, I get it! More guys should use The Clash. If there’s ever again a player named Rudy, he needs to use <em>Rudie Can’t Fail</em> or get DFA’d immediately.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>31. Joaquin Benoit: <em>Fireball</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/HMqgVXSvwGo?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Benoit throws pretty hard, so “Fireball” seems appropriate. Plus this song makes my hips shimmy involuntarily.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>30. Tom Koehler: <em>Still Fly</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/9iCd6UHR-3I?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Tom Koehler seems pretty cool. We need to bring back the use of “fly.”</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>29. Miguel Gonzalez: <em>El Hijo Del Pueblo</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/tsMtEjHe-0M?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>28. Brent Suter: <em>Jurassic Park (theme)</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/D8zlUUrFK-M?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>27. Dillon Gee: <em>Nuthin’ But A G Thang</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/l4E4XC7qOfk?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Obviously.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>26. Trevor Cahill: <em>White Rabbit</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/WANNqr-vcx0?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Not the direction I would’ve guessed for Trevor Cahill. Pretty trippy.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>25. Clayton Richard: <em>Ignition (remix)</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/y6y_4_b6RS8?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>24. Zach Davies: <em>It’s Tricky</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/l-O5IHVhWj0?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>23. Didi Gregorius: <em>Notorious B.I.G.</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/fwcONrTG7nk?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>”Notorious” sounds just like “Gregorius.” It plays.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>22. Todd Frazier: <em>Fly Me To The Moon</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/5hxibHJOE5E?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Frazier reps New Jersey so hard.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>21. Cory Gearrin: <em>Welcome To the Terrordome</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/e4Zey7o04Qk?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>20. Trevor Plouffe: <em>Shine On You Crazy Diamond</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/8UXircX3VdM?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>I assume this isn’t the case, but it’d be pretty good if Trevor Plouffe made the whole stadium wait 26 minutes for the PA to play all parts of <em>Shine On You Crazy Diamond</em> in their entirety before every one of his at-bats. Probably Rob Manfred wouldn’t go for that.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>19. John Lackey: <em>Friends in Low Places</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/p0_der_5hRM?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Is this song annoying? Yeah, it’s pretty annoying. But it’s so good for John Lackey, a guy who seems like he’s probably thrown down at a honky-tonk more than once.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>18. Felix Hernandez: <em>Down With The King</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/RUXpNMMqW1A?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Being nicknamed “King Felix” opens up a lot of options. This is a good one.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>17. Zack Greinke: <em>Boulevard of Broken Dreams</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/Soa3gO7tL-c?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Maybe shouldn’t have signed with the Diamondbacks.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>16. Jacob May: <em>Beware</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/bWze_JdO57s?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Big Pun? Let’s hang out, Jacob May.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>15. Bryce Harper: <em>Feelin’ Good</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/Edwsf-8F3sI?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Very few guys in the Majors could pull off Michael Buble songs. Harper is one of them.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>14. Noah Syndergaard: <em>Game of Thrones</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/J9d9UrK0Jsw?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;start=42&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>When you look like Noah Syndergaard and throw like Noah Syndergaard, there’s really no wrong direction you could take with your warmup music. This works, but so would <em>Why Can’t We Be Friends?</em> </p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>13. Robbie Ross: <em>Man of Constant Sorrow</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/08e9k-c91E8?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Now Fenway Park’s a hoedown.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>12. Dustin Pedroia: <em>Real (Expletive) G’s</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/fJuapp9SORA?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>You might not associate Dustin Pedroia with classic gangsta rap, but Pedroia plays with a chip on his shoulder that makes a diss track seem appropriate.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>11. Kendrys Morales: <em>In The Summertime</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/yG0oBPtyNb0?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>He’s not trying to be ironic or anything. Kendrys Morales just digs this song:</p> <p><asset-embed uri=”https://twitter.com/rustindodd/status/747631710318235648″ /> </p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>10. Andrew Miller: <em>Beat It</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/oRdxUFDoQe0?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Michael Jackson songs are generally underused. Miller is good enough to pull off just enough anything.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>9. Henry Owens: <em>Fame</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/J-_30HA7rec?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Funky, freaky. Owens is in Class AAA right now, denying Red Sox fans their Bowie.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>8. Sonny Gray: <em>Stacy’s Mom</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/dZLfasMPOU4?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>What?</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>7. Taylor Jungmann: <em>YMCA</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/QINoUyrP0BI?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>It’d be silly enough on it’s own, but wait: Jungmann, there’s no need to feel down, I said, Jungmann, pick yourself off the ground. Overplayed in stadiums, certainly, but completely underused as a funny warmup choice. &lt;</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>6. Wilmer Flores: <em>I’ll Be There For You</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/q-9kPks0IfE?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>True story: Long before Flores became a fan favorite in New York, he learned English by watching every episode of <em>Friends</em>.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>5. Joe Biagini: <em>One</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/UiKcd7yPLdU?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>As in “is the loneliest number.” It’s so sad! Last year, Biagini used <em>Tears Of A Clown</em>. Joe Biagini rules. All relievers should emulate Joe Biagini. Shoutout to disco John Lennon in the pink scarf really owning those backup vocals and handclaps in the video.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>4. Kyle Schwarber: <em>Thuggish Ruggish Bone</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/C0PB4o9GH2A?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Schwarber’s an Ohio native, so he’s got a good claim to using Bone Thugs. But also – and I have no idea what this is the case – if someone came up to me and asked, “which player is baseball’s most ‘ruggish bone?'” I’d almost certainly say Schwarber. I don’t know what ruggish means but I believe it describes Kyle Schwarber.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>3. Jake Lamb: <em>Shoop</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/4vaN01VLYSQ?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Girls, what’s my weakness? Late ’90s R&amp;B.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>2. Francisco Lindor: <em>The Humpty Dance</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/y38Ec57yMG8?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>Easily the best development of the 2017 season to date is that Francisco Lindor, budding megastar, is using <em>The Humpty Dance</em>. Damn near looptid.</p> <h3 class=”presto-h3″>1. Yoenis Cespedes: <em>Circle of Life (intro)</em> </h3> <p> <span style=”text-align:center; display: block;” class=”embed-youtube”> <iframe style=”border:0;” allowfullscreen=”true” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/GibiNy4d4gc?version=3&amp;rel=1&amp;fs=1&amp;autohide=2&amp;showsearch=0&amp;showinfo=1&amp;iv_load_policy=1&amp;wmode=transparent” height=”593″ width=”1000″ type=”text/html” class=”youtube-player”/> </span> </p> <p>The main thing about Cespedes is that it feels like he’s about to hit a home run literally every time he walks to the plate. The opening notes of <em>The Lion King</em> make the perfect accompaniment: recognizable, dramatic, and full of wonder. It’s funny and beautiful and spectacular.</p> </body></html>

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