Nationals prospect Zach Walters’ walk-up music went from ‘Frozen’ to Marilyn Manson


(John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

During his two-month stint with the Nationals earlier this year, infield prospect Zach Walters endeared himself to some fans by using two different tracks from the “Frozen” soundtrack as his walk-up song.

He also caught the eye of Jose Canseco, who tweeted that Walters deserved more playing time and was a future MVP the same day he was optioned to Class AAA Syracuse to make room on the roster for Adam LaRoche.

Since then? Walters has continued to do what he does: Hit homers, strike out, and choose eclectic walk-up tunes.

Syracuse fan Jared Wicks, who got a Chiefs tattoo in exchange for free general admission for life last week, reports that Walters used songs from “Frozen” prior to being called up by the Nationals in April. Upon returning to Syracuse, he changed his walk-up song from “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” to Marilyn Manson’s “The Beautiful People,” which just might be the strangest combination of consecutive songs in walk-up music history. Walters has also used Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” this season.

“They’ve kind of taken that ‘Frozen’ identity,” Wicks said. “They play ‘Let It Go’ when he runs the bases after home runs now.”

Walters, who had three homers and 14 strikeouts in 33 at-bats with the Nationals, has 11 home runs and 55 strikeouts in 187 at-bats with the Chiefs.

If you listen really closely, you can hear the start of a “Frozen” song in the video below, I think.

 

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