It's Time for Dodger Baseball.
A player's walk-up music is often one of the most underrated aspects of the game of baseball. In a sport clouded by how much time is wasted, the walk-up song offers an opportunity for a player to not only entertain fans, but also give them a brief glimpse into their personality.
Every year, NBC LA brings you the walk-up songs for your Los Angeles Dodgers.
Early in the season, it's an afterthought for players, some prefer to keep the same music year-after-year for superstitious reasons—cough, Clayton Kershaw—others, will constantly change their music throughout the season as new music comes out, adjusting to their mood throughout the season.
One of the best examples of this, was Dodgers' outfielder Andrew Toles who started the season with "All There," by Young Jeezy, but within hours of the release of Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN" album on April 14th, immediately requested his walk-up music be changed to "DNA," by the artist out of Compton.
We are now a quarter of the way through the season and that's ample enough time for the players on the Dodgers to send in their song requests and see what's working at the plate and what's not.
Corey Seager: "Thunder in the Rain," by Kane Brown
Enrique Hernandez: "Despacito," by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee
Kenta Maeda: "Flash" by Perfume
Justin Turner: "Shape of You," by Ed Sheeran
Chase Utley: "Kasmir," by Led Zeppelin
Trayce Thompson: "Call Casting," by Migos
Yasmani Grandal: "Bounce Back," by Big Sean
Yasiel Puig: "Papa Dios me Dijo," by Secreto El Famoso Biberon
Joc Pederson: "Thunder," by Imagine Dragons
Clayton Kershaw: "Let You Go," by Chainsmokers
Chris Hatcher: "Let Me Clear My Throat," by DJ Kool
Chris Taylor: "Copperhead Road," by Steve Earle
Austin Barnes: "Congratulations," by Post Malone
Andre Ethier: "Waves," by Kanye West
Hyun-Jin Ryu: "Gagnam Style," by Psy
Andrew Toles: "DNA," by Kendrick Lamar
Julio Urias: "El Sinaleonse," by Banda El Recodo
Rob Segedin: "Feeling Alright," by Rebelution
Charlie Culberson: "Kings of Summer," by Ayokay
Sergio Romo: "El Mechon," by Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga
Adrian Gonzalez: "El Mariachi Loco"
Logan Forsythe: "Rocket," by Def Leppard
Cody Bellinger: "LAX Files," The Game
Kenley Jansen: "California Love," by 2Pac, Roger, and Dr. Dre
If you want to listen to any of these songs, we made a Spotify Playlist of them available here: