Batter Up: Latino MLB Players Share Their Favorite Walk-up Songs
Hearing a club hit at any Major League Baseball stadium is a given nowadays. Those catchy tunes during player walk-ups stay in our heads all day, but most of the time we don’t know the name of the song. Here’s a tracklist of big leaguers’ walk-up songs from 2016:
1. Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
- CAMpesino, Canserbero
- Ready, Canserbero
Miggy is a big fan of his fellow countryman Canserbero, who’s a hip-hop artist from Venezuela.
2. Adrián González , Los Dodgers
- El Mariachi Loco, Mariachi Vargas
- Vamonos De Fiesta, Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizarraga
El Titan gets the people going at Dodger Stadium with this catchy mariachi standard.
3. Yoenis Céspedes, New York Mets
- Hasta Que Se Seque El Malecón, Jacob Forever
- Circle of Life from Lion King soundtrack
Céspedes LOVES his reggaeton, but he is also a big fan of the Lion King soundtrack. Even got a walk-off home run with the Disney jam.
4. Wilmer Flores, New York Mets
- Me Voy Enamorando, Chino y Nacho
Wilmer’s walk-up music is always on point.
5. Yasmani Grandal, Los Angeles Dodgers
- Trap Queen, Fetty Wap
Yaz’s music is a mystery every night. The catcher could be feeling Daddy Yankee or the latest hip-hop jam.
6. Adrián Beltré, Texas Rangers
- El Teke Teke, Los Teke Teke
El Teke Teke will stay in your head all day.
7. Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles
- Born and Raised, DJ Khaled
Can’t go wrong with Khaled. He has the keys to success at the plate.
8. Carlos Correa, Houston Astros
- Kings of Summer, Ayokay
- Preciosa, Marc Anthony
The Astros’ stud shortstop goes back and forth between chill and música romántica.
9. Javier Báez , Chicago Cubs
- Soy un Problema, Pusho featuring Daddy Yankee
Baez was definitely a force to be reckoned with in October. Perfect song choice for the World Series champ.
10. Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians
- Space Jam, Quad City’s DJ
His musical taste may be stuck in the 90s, but his game is, without a doubt, the future of baseball.
11. Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays
- New Level, ASAP Ferg
Joey Bats’ intensity is always on a new level, especially with the bat flips.
The season starts next week, and we can’t wait to hear what songs the players have picked out for 2017. Here are some hits we predict we’ll be hearing at the ballparks in April: Black Beatles; Rae Sremmurd, 24K Magic; Bruno Mars, Shaky Shaky; Daddy Yankee, Bad and Boujee; Migos…
What are some of your 2017 walk up song predictions?