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Grooming trends, not unlike an Aroldis Chapman fastball, are hard to stay on top of, but it sure seems like long hair is in again, which might explain why an increasing percentage of MLB stars and scrubs are rocking serious flow these days.

Thanks to photo day – one of several perfunctory duties during spring training – we know who’s letting it out as the 2017 season looms. Below, we’ve identified 10 of those follicle-ly fearless players, each bolder than the last. Feast your eyes.

Brandon Crawford, SS, Giants

See, now this is flow. Catch a glimpse of Crawford’s majestic mane and you’re like, “Yeah, this dude definitely has multiple World Series rings.”

Hanley Ramirez, 1B/DH, Red Sox

Hanley being Hanley, man.

Jonathan Gray, SP, Rockies

According to a report that doesn’t exist, long, flowing locks help sharpen one’s senses when hunting for ghosts – one of Gray’s favorite hobbies. (Actually).

Jacob deGrom, SP, Mets

The inspiration for Noah Syndergaard’s famed mane, deGrom has been growing out his hair since 2010 when he was a junior in college. Mad respect for the dedication.

Cameron Maybin, OF, Angels

A fairly recent addition to baseball’s proud fraternity of dreadlockers – which, at various points, included Vladimir Guerrero, Manny Ramirez, and Andrew McCutchen – Maybin can now claim superiority over teammate Mike Trout in precisely one area: hair.

Jack Murphy, C, Dodgers

With a little bit of luck, Murphy, a 28-year-old career minor-leaguer, will get to catch future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw in 2017. With a little bit of luck, Clayton Kershaw will get to throw to future Hair Hall of Famer Jack Murphy in 2017.

Clint Frazier, OF, Yankees

In accordance with the Yankees’ oppressive facial-hair policy, Frazier was forced to axe his goatee after the Cleveland Indians shipped him to New York in July. Fortunately, though, the highly touted 22-year-old got to keep his signature red ‘fro, which will surely be plastered across Times Square one day in the near future.

Josh Hader, SP, Brewers

It can be unpredictable – “Straight, wavy, curly, it has its own little outfit everyday I guess you could say,” he recently told Cronkite News’ Annaliese Leon – but Hader’s flow will still be the highlight of Milwaukee’s season.

John Jaso, 1B, Pirates

Would you believe this man was forced out of catching because of concussions problems?

Jayson Werth, OF, Nationals

The king stay the king.

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