The 2016 guide to baseball’s finest facial hair

Wednesday March 2nd, 2016

The Marlins made waves last month when they announced that they were banning hair from their players’ faces, a move that drew the ire of the American Mustache Institute.

Luckily, every other team (except the Yankees, of course) still allows beards, mustaches, goatees, soul patches, mutton chops and any other style of facial hair you can think of. That’s why, just as we did last year, we’ve sorted through each team’s portraits to bring you the best facial hair of the season.

Quiz: Match the spring training stadium to the team it hosts

The most untamed

Wade Miley
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Aaron Thompson
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Sergio Romo
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Derek Norris
Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images
Jason Motte
Rob Tringali/Getty Images

The most lush

Dallas Keuchel
Rob Carr/Getty Images
Matt Shoemaker
Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Abraham Almonte
Rob Tringali/Getty Images
Tim Collins
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Joey Butler
Rob Tringali/Getty Images
Adam Laroche
Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images
Taylor Motter
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Matt Holliday
Ryan Mattheus
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James Russell
Elsa/Getty Images
Josh Harrison
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Ben Paulsen
Rob Tringali/Getty Images
Marwin Gonzalez
Rob Carr/Getty Images

The most well-groomed

Charlie Furbush
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Corey Kluber
Morry Gash/AP
Paco Rodriguez
Rob Carr/Getty Images
Kris Bryant
Jamie Squire/Getty Images

 

The sharpest trim jobs

Albert Pujols
Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Ricky Nolasco
Patrick Semansky/AP
Paulo Orlando
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Jimmy Rollins
Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images
Alex Colome
Pedro Beato
Robbie Rogers/MLB/Getty Images
Melvin Upton
Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images
Eric Young Jr.
Rob Tringali/Getty Images
 

The ex-Yankees embracing their new freedom

Chris Capuano
Jason Wise/MLB/Getty Images
Boone Logan
Rob Tringali/Getty Images

 

Robinson Cano
Christian Petersen/Getty Images

 

Ramiro Pena
Robert Binder/MLB/Getty Images
 
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