Here are the official (and by official, I mean of course my own) rankings of the 2016 Boston Red Sox walk-up music.
Walk-up music is a very important part of a hitter’s at-bat. It serves two purposes – it needs to get the batter in the zone while also allowing the fan to gain some insight into the player’s personality. With that in mind, it definitely needs a beat – something that the crowd can get into. I often think of what my walk-up song would be if I were in the MLB (I’ll share that at the conclusion of this blog).
The songs listed below are from the official Red Sox website. These are the songs the players walk-up to as of the publishing of this blog. They are ranked from worst to first.
Rusney Castillo – ‘O La Gozadera’ – Gente De Zona
Christian Vasquez – ‘Fronteamos Porque Podemos’ – De La Ghetto
Brock Holt – ‘Dance Her Home’ – Cody Johnson
Jackie Bradley Jr – ‘Pass Out’ – Tinie Tempah
Xander Bogaerts – ‘Light It Up (Remix)’ – Major Lazer
Hanley Ramirez – ‘Down In The DM’ – Yo Gotti
Dustin Pedroia – ‘Already Home’ – Jay Z ft. Kid Cudi
David Ortiz – ‘Sigo Arriba’ – Jay the Prince ft. Jose Reyes
Chris Young – ‘$ave Dat Money’ – Lil Dicky
Ryan Hannigan – ‘Ni**As In Paris’ – Jay Z & Kanye West
Travis Shaw – ‘Talk That Talk’ – Rihanna ft. Jay Z
Mookie Betts – ‘Wet Dreamz’ – J. Cole
As promised – here is the song that I would choose to walk-up to the plate with if I were in the big leagues. This was mostly based on my mood at the time I’m writing this, but you can’t go wrong with this classic.
BONUS: The best walk-up of all time courtesy of Josh Reddick