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I'll preface by saying that this list goes without order, and does not focus in solely on all-star caliber players. Not to mention these choices are specific to Hip-Hop, for the sake of simplicity and the reader's interest. 

1. Manny Machado: Trick Daddy - "Where You From" Ft. Duece Poppi & Trina 
BALTIMORE 3B



Baltimore's all-star third baseman is a five tool player with nine different tracks used to walk up to the plate at Camden Yards. None of which though, are as characteristic or banging as Trick Daddy's "Where You From," featuring Duece Poppi and Trina. 

2. Daniel Descalso: E-40 - "Tell Me When To Go"
ARIZONA INF



Danny Descalso is familiar with seemingly every position on the field, as well as his inner E-40. The Bay legend is done justice every time Descalso, a trusty utility player, gets in the box.

3. David Price: Pimp C - "Knockin' Doorz Down" Ft. Lil Keke
BOSTON LHP


Okay, I suppose it's not quite a walk up song due to Price being a pitcher, but it's the tune to his entry and a damn good one at that. When Price can stay healthy he lets his southern roots show with the Pimp C classic that is presumably a clean version.

4. Jacob May: Big Pun - "Beware"
CHI SOX OF


Alright, White Sox' outfielder Jacob May has played virtually no Major League Baseball, but he probably has a top five walk up song- hip-hop or not- in the bigs. Although he hasn't seen an abundance of at-bats, they're made memorable by The Punisher. He is though, the younger relative of both Carlos May and Lee May, two brothers who put together impressive careers in the 60's and 70's.

5. Jake Lamb: Jay-Z - "Feelin' It"
ARIZONA 3B



We find ourselves with another infielder from the desert with a good ear for hip-hop in the Diamondback's third basement, Jake Lamb. The rising RBI machine definitely has an appreciation for the classics.

6. Giancarlo Stanton: Onyx - "Slam"
MIAMI RF


2017's most explosive power hitter is inevitably influenced by one of Queens' finest, Onyx. The only thing we can expect more often than four-bagger from Stanton is for the PA to bump the east coast anthem every he steps up to the dish. 

7. Khris Davis: Dom Kennedy - "Pleeze" Ft. Nipsey Hussle 
OAKLAND LF


Khris Davis has blossomed into a domineering, homerun or strikeout kind of guy for the Athletics. He struts when he walks though, and carries it over to his taste in music. The spaced out, California ballad is fitting for Davis, and a good look for Dom and Nipsey. 

8. Nick Williams: Paul Wall - "Sittin' Sidewayz"
PHILADELPHIA RF


Nick Williams was a prospect brought over from Texas in the trade that saw the Phillies giving up Cole Hamels. When he came over to Philly he brought his oh-so appreciable respect for Paul Wall with him.

9. Tyler Glasnow: Big Daddy Kane - "Smooth Operator"
PITTSBURGH RHP


Even though Glasnow didn't quite show up for the deteriorating Pirates this season, his song of choice when he takes the bump is timeless. The fans at PNC Park are treated to some Kane at the least everyt time he makes a start. 

10. Austin Pruitt: Outkast - "SpottieOttieDopaliscious"
TAMPA BAY RHP


Another young gun with minimal time at the big show, Pruitt again proves that experience and taste in walk up music are not correlated. Not to play favorites, but Tampa Bay's long inning, middle relief guy might have the best track on the whole list. Nothing to calm the nerves before entering a big game like hearing one of Outkast's finest cuts. 

Honorable Mention: The honorable mention goes out to the entire team of the Oakland Athletics, who are introduced by the following songs: "Tell Me When to Go," by E-40 (again/I should have honored a Bay Area's selection rather than Arizona), "Let Me Clear My Throat," by DJ Kool, "Who Run Wit Us," By Kurupt, and "Run Up," by J Boog. 

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