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Washington Nationals’ photo day 2018 highlights: Best of the best Nats photos...

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It’s here! It’s finally here! Photo day at Spring Training! Makes you miss Danny Espinosa, right? Right? Whatever. Enjoy your photo day for the 2018 Washington Nationals.

It’s everyone’s favorite day of the Spring! We’re not talking about the Grapefruit League’s Opening Day, we’re talking about photo day! The day we get to measure beard growth in this year’s pictures from Spring Training, laugh, and get a look at how the players on your favorite team, in this case the Washington Nationals, look after a winter off in which they prepared for the 2018 campaign.

We’re not as cruel as is necessary to make something like this funny, but we did our best and picked some of the best pics from photo day in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Let’s start with everyone’s favorite utility infielder...

It’s almost a shame that Wilmer Difo had to wear a hat and hide what’s going on under there these days (see WaPost writer Jorge Castillo’s tweets):

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New Nats’ manager Dave Martinez said he was impressed with A.J. Cole’s early bullpen sessions this Spring. Cole appears to have bulked up some. His so-called “beard” is, uh, less impressive:

Washington Nationals Photo Day Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Anthony Rendon reportedly left the rest of his hair in a bag in Texas... No, seriously:

Washington Nationals Photo Day Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

They grow up so quickly. Trea Turner looks like he’s at least 16-ish at this point:

Washington Nationals Photo Day Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Remarkably, Dave Martinez is not yet bored with questions about Joe Maddon’s influence:

Washington Nationals Photo Day Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Not everyone with a beard looks like Seth Rogen, you cruel-hearted Metro-riding youths. Sean Doolittle has much better hair:

Washington Nationals Photo Day Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Howie Kendrick looks like he heard what Bryce Harper said about him (“Guy squares up the baseball more than anybody I know.” - Harper) and agrees with Harp...

Washington Nationals Photo Day Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Shawn Kelley tried to make up for the beard deficit without Jayson Werth in West Palm Beach:

Washington Nationals Photo Day Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

With a beard this impressive you’ll never ignore Tanner Roark in the NLDS again:

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If you ask Bryce Harper about anything beyond 2018, he’s walking out of the door, mmkay:

Washington Nationals Photo Day Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Name that National: Can you figure out who this is from his arms/batting gloves. There’s a hint in the pic, unfortunately?

Washington Nationals Photo Day Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

HERE HE COMES TO SAVE THE DAY!!!:

Washington Nationals Photo Day Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images