Picking Walk-Up Songs for the Projected New York Mets Starting Lineup

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Picking Walk-Up Songs for the Projected New York Mets Starting Lineup
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The New York Mets will be using spring training to answer the burning questions regarding their Opening Day roster.

I recently outlined topics that should be on their to-do list. Important decisions need to be made at first base, the outfield, the starting rotation and the bullpen.

In addition to the ensuing position battles, players need to make crucial decisions with regard to what their walk-up songs should be.

It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but when a batter hears the same song(s) 300 or more times per season during home games, it becomes an integral part of their identity on the field.

Justin Turner using Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” last year is a great example of that.

The songs chosen for the following position players might not be their style, but they all currently reside in the Billboard Hot 100. Each tune describes either how they may be feeling entering the season, the public perception of them or their apparent stance in the organization.

 

Player statistics sourced from Baseball Reference. Projected starting lineup sourced from MLB Depth Charts. Videos from Youtube.

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