Colorado Rockies: Ranking the Rockies’ facial hair

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 24: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates a three run home run with Raimel Tapia #15 and Nolan Arenado #28 during the sixteenth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on September 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 24: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates a three run home run with Raimel Tapia #15 and Nolan Arenado #28 during the sixteenth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on September 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – AUGUST 18: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates with Charlie Blackmon #19 after hitting an eighth inning two-run home run against the Miami Marlins at Coors Field on August 18, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

As of the time of this writing, Major League Baseball has yet to formalize any plans for an official return to action in 2020. The season is still on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so why not have a little fun while we wait?

I will graduate from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a degree in sports journalism this May. During my time as a journalism student, I was afforded the opportunity to briefly cover Major League spring training for the first time this past Spring before the sports world, and society as a whole, ground to a relative halt.

The sports reporters in my class during my final semester were all assigned one of the 15 clubs that call Arizona home during MLB’s preseason. Along with a few others, I was sent to Hohokam Stadium to cover the Oakland Athletics for the duration of spring training.

One of my fellow student-reporters, Victoria Stibrik, published a story for The Mercury News about the numerous different hairstyles modeled by A’s players throughout the season. She did a great job, and you can read it here.

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Her story inspired me to do the same, with a slight tweak.

Without further ado, here is my official top 10 list of facial hairstyles on the 2020 Colorado Rockies active roster.

Coming in at No. 10, starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela. The Venezuela native has kept his classic mustache-beard combination ever since his impressive Major League debut on April 6, 2017, and it’s working for him. There isn’t anything too crazy going on here, but he’s since let the goatee grow out a tad more, an improvement on an already solid look.

The No. 9 spot belongs to third baseman Nolan Arenado. We’ve seen the perennial MVP-candidate blossom from a clean-shaven rookie to sporting his current scruffy mustache and chinstrap beard duo. It’s not always a well-kept look, but he owns it and wears it with pride. Fast-forward to 3:19 of his 2017 All-Star Game interview on Intentional Talk to hear his reaction on his appearance from a previous episode.

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