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Best MLB Walk Up Rap Songs 2017 – American League Edition

posted by Luis Hernandez May 9, 2017

One of the most important aspects of an MLB player is not his batting average or his home run numbers, its his walk-up song to the plate. Choose the wrong song and you’re seen as an automatic out, pick the right one and the pitcher will think that you can hit it out of the park at anytime. In honor of this, here are the top walk-up rap songs from American League Players in 2017 (National League Edition coming soon):

Tim Anderson – Chicago White Sox

Mask Off – Future

The White Sox rising star infielder gets what it means to have a great walk up song. Not only is Mask off one of the hottest tracks of the year, it might sound even more insane blasting all over a stadium.

Nick Castellanos – Detroit Tigers

Do Not Disturb – Drake

At first I thought this was a weird choice, as this is one of Drake’s less hyped songs off More Life. However, after a few listens, I realized the first few lines of this track are perfect to walk up to with Drake’s first bar being “Stylin’ tho”. It doesn’t get more dope than that.

Lorenzo Cain – Kansas City Royals

No Problem – Chance the Rapper

S/o Lorenzo Cain who just won every Chicago Fans heart with his choice. We need him in our city.

Aaron Hicks – New York Yankees

Return of the Mack – Mark Morrison

The Worldwide hit that never gets old. Aaron takes the W this choice and its translated as he’s had a breakout 2017 season so far.

Aaron Judge – New York Yankees

Through the Late Night – Travis Scott

Coincidence that the AL Home Run leader also has one of the best Travis Scott songs off his last album? I think not.

Mike Napoli – Texas Rangers

Tunnel Vision – Kodak Black

Imagine hearing your name called and then this Metro Boomin beat ringing all over the park. If I was a pitcher I would walk him, no doubt. Mike Napoli is a G for this.

Adam Jones – Baltimore Orioles

Bout That Life – Rick Ross, Diddy, French Montana, Meek Mill

One of the most unexpected tracks that I found on this list but it makes sense, as the beat and hook make this the most baller song to walk up to.

Manny Machado – Baltimore Orioles 

Humble – Kendrick Lamar

This is the perfect song for Manny, as its probably hard to stay humble when you’re arguably the top 3rd baseman in the American League.

Steven Souza Jr – Tampa Bay Rays

Space Jam – Quad City Dj’s

Did I just find my favorite player of all time? I might have because using the Space Jam theme song as your walk up track is the best choice I’ve seen so far. Where do I buy a jersey?

Josh Donaldson – Toronto Blue Jays

Congratulations – Post Malone feat. Quavo

Former Cub Josh Donaldson has been notorious to have some of the dopest walk-up songs in the game and this year its not different with one of Post Malone’s best tracks to date.

Cameron Maybin – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Swang – Rae Sremmurd

I initially did not like this song, then I heard over loud speakers and it goes crazy. I can’t even imagine what its like playing across a whole stadium. Smart move Cameron.

Christian Colon – Kansas City Royals

Really Got It – Jerreau

 

I’m gonna be honest I’ve never heard of Christian Colon before. However, after seeing his music choice I’m a loyal fan now.

Dustin Pedroia – Boston Red Sox

Real Muthafuckin G’z – Eazy E

When you’re a legend of a city like Dustin Pedroia is of Boston its expected you come with that heat for your walk-up song. He does not disappoint with this classic Eazy-E track, that is sure to strike fear in any pitcher.

Mookie Betts – Boston Red Sox

Heavy – Gucci Mane

S/o Mookie Betts for choosing a throwback Gucci hit as his song. He high-key might be my favorite player in the American League now.

Justin Upton – Detroit Tigers

Goosebumps – Travis Scott

Can you imagine the adrenaline rush you would get when the beat drops on this track and you walk up to hit. I would get so hyped I would probably pull a Babe Ruth and call my shot everytime I hear Travis on the hook. Props to Justin on this choice.

Chris Carter – New York Yankees

Mr. Carter – Lil Wayne

Former Milwaukee Brewer has had this song for years and it makes all the sense in the world. There’s a reason why he was the leader in HR’s last year and this was probably it.

Didi Gregorious – New York Yankees

Notorious B.I.G. – Notorious B.I.G.

What a better fit than using NY Legend Biggie as your walk up song. Although, I low key think he picked this song because “Notorious” sort of sounds like “Gregorious” #Staywoke

Jacoby Ellsbury – New York Yankees

Can’t Have Everything – Drake

Love this choice by Jacoby, however, when you’re on the Yankees, who have 27 rings, don’t you have everything? Asking for a friend.

Yonder Alonso – Oakland A’s

Everything – Young Jeezy

First of all what an amazing name Yonder is, second, he’s having a breakout 2017 year hitting the ball like crazy. I keep seeing a trend of fire songs=fire at bats and using a throwback Jeezy song definitely sticks with this theory.

Jarrod Dyson – Seattle Mariners

Cross the Line – Rick Ross feat. Akon

Jerrod Dyson really has an Akon hook as his walk up song in 2017, much respect.

Darwin Barney – Toronto Blue Jays

It Was A Good Day – Ice Cube

Another former Cub, picking another outstanding song to walk-up to. What else is new?

Russell Martin – Toronto Blue Jays

Surfin’ – Kid Cudi

I might have to get a Russell Martin Jersey after seeing this. Nothing sounds more crazy than hearing Cudi sing this hook while getting ready to bat, keep doing your thing Russell.

Funny Throwback:

Josh Reddick

Careless Whisperer – George Michael

This is the true power of a great walk up song, press play and be amazed.

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