The definitive guide to MLB's best facial hair

Wednesday March 4th, 2015

Collectively, baseball players have the best facial hair in sports. Sure, the NBA has James Harden, the NFL has Eric Weddle and NHL players grow excellent playoff beards, but MLB has the most consistently hirsute players.

Teams gathered for their annual picture days (just like in school!) recently, and we've scoured all the photos to find the best facial hair America's pastime has to offer.


The wild manes

Bobby Parnell
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Brian Schlitter
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Jason Motte
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Mike Carp
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Luke Hochevar
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Ryan Brett
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Kevin Quackenbush
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The full, well groomed beards

Mike Napoli
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Evan Gattis
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Andrew Cashner
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Dallas Keuchel
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Derek Norris
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Ian Stewart
Chris Trotman/Getty Images
Ian Kennedy
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Jayson Werth
Chris Trotman/Getty Images
Kelvin Herrera
Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Kirk Nieuwenhuis
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Matt Shoemaker
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Mitchell Boggs
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Pedro Alvarez
Rob Carr/Getty Images
Phillippe Aumont
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The immaculately trimmed

Charlie Furbush
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Corey Kluber
Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Robinson Cano
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Edward Mujica
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Franklin Morales
Ron Vesely/MLB via Getty Images
Josmil Pinto
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Melky Cabrera
Ron Vesely/MLB via Getty Images
Jose Mijares
Rich Pilling/MLB via Getty Images
Dalier Hinjosa
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The outstanding mustaches

Ben Paulsen
Rich Pilling/MLB via Getty Images
Danny Espinosa
Chris Trotman/Getty Images
Jack Murphy
Rob Carr/Getty Images
Jared Burton
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Rick Waits
Ron Vesely/MLB via Getty Images
Shawon Dunston
Robert Binder/MLB via Getty Images

The scraggly ones

Hunter Pence
Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Jordan Lennerton
Brian Blanco/Getty Images

The old guys with grey stubble

Ichiro Suzuki
Chris Trotman/Getty Images
Alex Rodriguez
Elsa/Getty Images

- Dan Gartland 

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