What are the Diamondbacks' players Walk-Up Music?
As you might hear from your TV or when you're at Chase Field watching the Arizona Diamondbacks play another team at home, you'll hear many different songs be played. Especially, you'll hear one played whenever a Dbacks player is announced whether it's for pitching or hitting. In case you've ever wondered what music accompanies players to the mound or plate as their "introduction or walk-up song", I have the answers for you! All of this comes from the Dbacks site, but it can be hard to find sometimes.
Some players won't be included like Buddy Kennedy who has only played a few games, and the team has yet to announce his regular walk-up music. Other players, like Alek Thomas, will change their music for a single game if it's a meaningful day.
Regardless, let's get started!
Nick Ahmed (60-Day IL), SS: I'm a Saint by Lecrae, Nick is an out-spoken Christian who for years had TobyMac as his music, now it's Lecrae, another Christian Rapper.
Seth Beer (Triple-AAA right now) 1B: Ooh Ahh (My Life Be Like) by Grits feat. TobyMac, Seth is a Christian player who features popular Christian Rapper TobyMac as his walk-up song.
J.B. Bukauskas (60-Day IL) RP: What I Can't Put Down by Jon Pardi, J.B. apparently likes Country music as he has one of Country's biggest artists for his intro song.
Madison Bumgarner, SP: Hypnotize, by Notorious B.I.G., I can't say I expected MadBum to have this song as his intro music, but it does suit him well. Always appreciate the old-school rap.
Humberto Castellanos (60-Day IL) SP: Panchito El F1 by Los Tucanes De Tijuana, Humberto has a popular Spanish song as his intro music, it's got a nice beat.
Zach Davies SP: Numb/Encore by Jay Z, Linkin Park. A strong song from a couple of legends in their own genre from hip-hop and grunge rock.
Zac Gallen SP: Let The Beat Build By Lil Wayne. This is one of Lil Wayne's classic rap songs that definitely set the mood and tone.
Jake Hager (Reno Aces) INF: Love Tonight by Shouse. I have to say that I'd not heard of this song prior to this article, but it's got a solid beat, some nice alternative pop music and feels like a classic love ballad.
Jose Herrera (Reno Aces Currently) C: Se Me Nota by Chimbala x Omega. This is a combo English/Spanish song that evokes a party, fun, and exciting atmosphere. It definitely gets you wanting to be hype and dance.
Tyler Holton (Reno Aces currently) RP: Take it Outside by Brantley Gilbert. This reminds me of if Johnny Cash did Country music. It's slow but got an intense feel to it with solid vocals. Even has a tinge of rock.
Cooper Hummel Backup C: Hell & Back by Kid Ink. Coopers got a strong song by Kid Ink that gets the beat going and has a memorable chorus. It gives me a relaxed feeling.
Carson Kelly Catcher: Pick up the Pieces, by Average White Band. Carson Kelly is back to having a pop song as his walk-up music. It's a funky song that reminds me of the 80s/90s.
Merrill Kelly SP: Ante Up (Robin Hoodz Theory) by M.O.P. This is a hype song that gets you wanting to jump around and work out. It's an intense song that is fast-paced and gets your blood pumping which is funny because Merrill always looks so calm on the mound.
Ian Kennedy RP: Sad But True by Metallica. This is a classic rock song from the heyday of Metallica. It's a great song for an elder late-inning relief pitcher who takes the mound in often crucial situations. A powerful strong menacing song.
Jordan Luplow OF: Someone to Love by Stephen Marley and House of the Rising Sun by the Animals. The latter song is a classic rock song that just gives everyone a different memory. It's truly awesome to hear prior to an at-bat by Luplow. The former song gives me a reggae-type vibe with peace and calms towards it. What a contrast of songs.
Joe Mantiply RP (stud): Burning Man by Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne. This is a recent hit Country song that I'm sure many country fans have heard. It's a great duo that is fast paced but still calm.
Ketel Marte Star INF: Replica by CJ (Feat. El Alfa) and Titi Me Pregunto by Bad Bunny. Ketel loves his hype/fast-paced Spanish music that makes people want to dance. Can't say I disagree.
Corbin Martin (Reno Aces currently) SP: New Year's Day by Charlie Robison. This is an early-2000's Country song that gives a folk-country vibe. It's a story song and makes you feel as if you are out in the countryside.
Jake McCarthy OF: Brain Stew by Green Day. If you like rock or alternative rock, then you likely have heard of this song. It's one of Green Day's most famous songs and is a crunk-type song in my opinion. It's definitely one that can get you focused or unfocused depending on your taste in music.
Mark Melancon Closer: Thunderstruck by AC/DC. Of course, what other classic rock song would you give a late-30's strong closer who looks like he eats a bowl of nails for breakfast. The Shark vibes to the fast-beating and Thunderous sounds of this classic song.
Keynan Middleton RP: Hotel Lobby (Unc & Phew) by Quavo and Takeoff.
Kyle Nelson RP: Run This Town by Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Kanye West. This is a great rap song with three of the greatest to ever do it. It clearly establishes a tone.
Geraldo Perdomo SS: No Hands by Waka Flocka Flame (Feat. Roscoe Dash, Wale) and In Da Club by 50 Cent. These are 2 amazing and classic rap songs. This is a strong hype song by Waka Flocka that gets you pumped up and ready to smash some baseballs. 50 Cent's song is a huge classic as well that makes you ready to work out, crush some baseballs, or dance. It's immediately recognizable.
Sean Poppen (Reno Aces currently) RP: Quarantine by MuteMath. Poppen's song is an alternative rock song that has a unique beat to it but still can pump you up.
Josh Rojas 3B: Put On by Jeezy feat. Kanye West. If you like rap, you have heard this song. It's an intense pump-up song that makes you confident and ready to workout or in Rojas' case, launch a baseball to the Space Station.
Caleb Smith RP: Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz. I have no words for this song. I can only say that you should look it up if you want to experience it.
Pavin Smith (Reno Aces Currently) OF/1B: Living Water by Shane and Shane. This is a deeply spiritual Christian song that really is calming and heartfelt. You can see how this song reflects Pavin as he seems to be a really chill, happy, easygoing man.
Alek Thomas Star OF: A Milli by Lil Wayne, and a bunch of other songs depending on the day. This team seems to like Lil Wayne. Another classic of Wayne, this song is a party or workout song that gets your heart beating and makes you want to move.
Daulton Varsho OF/C: Up Down (Feat Florida Georgia Line) by Morgan Wallen. Varsho loves his Morgan Wallen with this being his second walk-up song featuring him. It's another solid country song that can get you moving.
Christian Walker 1B: Me on Whiskey by Morgan Wallen and Still Here by Drake. Walker has 2 songs depending on the at-bat he is taking. Usually, it depends on if it's odds or evens. This is the 2nd Wallen song in a row, and another recent country hit. Drake has put out some good songs even if you don't like him and Still Here is one of the good ones.
Taylor Widener RP: Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Another strong rock song that can get your blood flowing.
Hopefully, the Dbacks update their walkup songs soon so that I can get Emmanuel Rivera, Ryne Nelson, and other rookies' music!