The Whammys' Sweet 16: What is baseball's best walk-up song?

MLB Walkup Music Tournament R2 ESPN illustration - Mike Facciolo

The first round of voting in our Whammys MLB walk-up music tournament featured several upsets. A pair of No. 1 seeds went down, as Andy Mineo's "You Can't Stop Me" swept past Taylor Swift's smash hit "Bad Blood," and Ted Nugent's "Stranglehold" took down Johnny Cash's closer staple, "God's Gonna Cut You Down."

In today's Sweet 16 action, you get to sound off on eight more matchups (see brackets below) via our #WalkupVote on Twitter. Voting continues through Sunday, when the Whammys winner will be announced on Sunday Night Baseball (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET).


HOW TO VOTE:
To cast your vote, Tweet #WalkupVote and the name of the song.

STEVE SAX DIVISION

No. 1: Fetty Wap

"Trap Queen" (Spotify)
Players: Yasmani Grandal, Delino DeShields, Brandon Phillips, Lorenzo Cain, Johnny Monell, Dexter Fowler, Anthony Rizzo
Fowler: "It's just something I vibe with. Gets me going. You know it's a good walk-up song when you see players on other teams -- and the fans -- vibing to it too."

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No. 2: Kevin Gates

"I Don't Get Tired" (Spotify)
Players: Yasiel Puig, Johnny Giavotella, Jarrod Dyson, Bryan Shaw, Domonic Brown, Jace Peterson, Shelby Miller

VOTE: To cast your vote, Tweet #WalkupVote and the name of the song ("Trap Queen" or "I Don't Get Tired").


No. 3: Frank Sinatra

"Fly Me To The Moon" (Spotify)
Player: Todd Frazier
Frazier: "I hated the song when I was younger. It was always playing in my grandparents' house when I was a kid. There's no beat, just a little rhythm, but you couldn't really dance to it besides the waltz or whatever. But as I got older, I started to understand the meaning of the song. Now it reminds me of my grandparents. Hip-hop? I don't know, it's all a blur to me, man. You can't understand most of the stuff going on in the music and I don't know how you can get fired up to that."

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No. 4: The Outfield

"Your Love" (Spotify)
Players: Grant Green, Charlie Blackmon, Gordon Beckham
Green: "I heard it first when I was a sophomore in college -- it was actually [Chicago White Sox infielder] Gordon Beckham's music -- and when I heard it I just fell in love with it. I've used it ever since."

VOTE: To cast your vote, Tweet #WalkupVote and the name of the song ("Fly Me To The Moon" or "Your Love").

BILL SINGER DIVISION

No. 2: Big Sean Feat. Drake

"Blessings" (Spotify)
Players: Robinson Cano, Marwin Gonzalez, Jose Reyes, CC Sabathia, David Ortiz

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No. 8: Andy Mineo

"You Can't Stop Me" (Spotify)
Players: Michael McKenry, Justin Maxwell, Logan Morrison

VOTE: To cast your vote, Tweet #WalkupVote and the name of the song ("You Can't Stop Me" or "Blessings").


No. 5: Jim Johnston

"WWE Entrance Music" (Spotify)
Players: Matt Holliday, Matt Reynolds, Josh Reddick

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No. 6: Florida Georgia Line

"People Back Home" (Spotify)
Players: Justin Smoak, Kendall Graveman

VOTE: To cast your vote, Tweet #WalkupVote and the name of the song ("WWE Entrance Music" or "People Back Home").

SAM HORN DIVISION

No. 1: Led Zeppelin

"Kashmir" (Spotify)
Players: Chase Utley, Huston Street, Adam Liberatore, Ryan Lavarnway, Scott Kazmir, Jeff Samardzija
Utley: "My sister-in-law suggested the song. I listened to it and thought it was cool, so I went with it. It seemed to work and I didn't want to jinx anything, so I stuck with it. Sometimes, I don't even hear it, to be honest with you. I came up at a time when [walk-up music] was just kind of getting started. Now it seems like the first thing rookies do is request a song to come out to."

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No. 2: Flo Rida

"GDFR" (Spotify)
Players: Jake Lamb, Matt Joyce, Brian Dozier, Shane Greene, Bryan Shaw
Dozier: "I'm from Mississippi; I love country music. When I switched to rap this season, you should've heard the chaos on my Twitter feed, [people] saying they've never seen that side of me. They thought I was only country; but I say I'm part-country, part-gangsta."


No. 4: Silento

"Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" (Spotify)
Players: Kolten Wong, Billy Hamilton, Ryan Howard

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No. 6: 2Pac

"All Eyez on Me" (Spotify | iTunes)
Players: David Ortiz, Matt Garza
Ortiz: "I listen to everything. When I'm driving and I hear some s--- that puts me in a good mood, I go from there. Right now I'm playing 2Pac, 'All Eyes on Me.' Sounds about right, doesn't it? All eyes on me? (Laughs)"

VOTE: To cast your vote, Tweet #WalkupVote and the name of the song ("Watch Me" or "All Eyez on Me").

FRANK VIOLA DIVISION

No. 8: Ted Nugent

"Stranglehold" (Spotify)
Players: Burke Badenhop, Joe Thatcher, Tanner Roark

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No. 2: Marc Anthony

"Vivir Mi Vida" (Spotify)
Players: Wandy Rodriguez, Roenis Elias, Ender Inciarte, Juan Uribe


No. 3: Lynyrd Skynyrd

"Simple Man" (Spotify)
Players: Madison Bumgarner, Danny Espinosa, Jacob deGrom
deGrom: "I never picked anything in the minor leagues. I would always just tell them, 'Play whatever.' But then I didn't really like the song they were playing when I got called up. So I just decided to change to 'Simple Man.' I like slower music like that. It kind of calms me down, I guess. I don't want to get too amped up going into the first inning."

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No. 4: Eric Church

"The Outsiders" (Spotify)
Players: David Phelps, Zach Duke, Cody Allen
Allen: "I'm a big country music fan and it's just an awesome song. I used to listen to it every morning on the way to the gym. It sounds good over the speakers, especially a certain part right in the middle of the song. I had a good year last year, so I rode with it."

VOTE: To cast your vote, Tweet #WalkupVote and the name of the song ("Simple Man" or "Outsiders").

What songs did we miss? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter via the #WalkupVote hashtag.