Power ranking the best beards in the MLB playoffs

3. Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh Pirates


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Another year, another Wild Card round shutout for the Pirates. Que sera sera. Alvarez actually managed to significantly cut down on his strikeouts during the regular season while still hitting 27 home runs. He’s never going to hit for high average, but Alvarez is a solid power hitter.

This beard screams “I’m trying too hard and spend too much time on my facial hair,” but that is precisely why he made it so high on the list. El Toro’s beard is thick and healthy looking and he clearly is very proud of his genetic inheritance, as he should be. Alvarez obviously takes care of himself and his perfectly crafted beard. He’s rightfully earned the privilege to back in the greatness of his facial hair.

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