MLB Baseball is one of the best sports in America, despite what anyone says. The impact that each player has on the game makes it one of the most competitive sports in the world because each player has a massive spotlight.
With this spotlight, players are isolated on the field. Baseball is one of the only sports where players are spread out and stationary, making it easy to track down your favorite. However, the most isolated situation in baseball is walking up to the batter’s box.
As time progressed, players began to tag on a song for when they are up to bat. Some songs are better than others, and they are usually a player’s favorite songs. However, in some instances, the music fits the player perfectly, grasps the attention of the viewer, and riles up the crowd.
There are a select few players that have walkup songs that completely take the crowd’s attention. In a game where the sport is just as much a social event as it is a feat of athleticism, these players manage to catch the eyes and ears of the fans at any given moment with the best MLB batter walkup songs in 2022.
3. Javier Baez – “Javy Baez El Mago”
The song is good, don’t get me wrong. However, for the top of the list, it’s a bit over par. Regardless, Baez literally has a song named and written after him that he walks out to on gameday. That is always going to be pretty cool.
On another note, the music video itself is incredible. It starts with a montage of Baez playing and his highlights on the Cubs, and it leads straight into D.OZi. I know this doesn’t have to do with the walkup itself, but it’s a fun fact.
2. Xander Bogaerts – “X Gon’ Give It To Ya”
Cmon. There’s nothing to argue here. Xander Bogaerts is one of the best shortstops in MLB baseball, defensively and offensively. He’s an amazing contact hitter, almost .300 average with MLB 10 homers.
X? Xander? X Gon Give It To Ya? It’s like a match made in heaven. If Bogaerts was bad at the sport, this song would be the joke of MLB. But his incredible play makes this song that much better, and it has the energy to match its MLB fitting nature.
1. Austin Riley – “Stone Cold Steve Austin Intro”
I am a big WWE guy myself, despite the amount of hate it gets. Even those who hate the WWE and wrestling entertainment, you cannot deny the damage this song does as a walkup.
The Steve Austin intro is one of the most well-known introduction songs in sports and has caused millions of people to stand up and cheer since its conception. In a more modern era in a sport that needs a bit more flash, the song fits perfectly. This paired with Riley’s power hitting and 30 home run season, he may be the best player to capture the Steve Austin energy.