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Hair game forever on point: Freddy Galvis through the years

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Also, he plays baseball, I guess?

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Just a warning: This post is exactly what the title says it is. You’ll find no analysis of new Padres shortstop Freddy Galvis’s defense or speculation as to where he’ll fit in the lineup. This is just a timeline of the various hairstyles he has worn in his time as a major leaguer, so if that’s of no interest to you, here’s a post about the trade itself for you to read instead.

I couldn’t find any hatless photos of Galvis from his rookie season of 2012, but here’s one that gives you a good idea of what he was working with up top, in addition to being hilarious.

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He stuck with the short mohawk in 2013, his sophomore season.

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During the 2014 season Galvis went with a classic fade.

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2015 was the first season in which Galvis started to grow his sides and back out au natural,

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...but by the end of the 2015 season he was back to the mohawk, albeit this time with a twist.

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Galvis let it grow over the offseason and showed up in 2016 with a fro.

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He stuck with it through the season.

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It wasn’t quite Oscar Gamble-like, but it announced its presence with authority.

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Then in September, Galvis showed up to work with dreads which were quite obviously considerably longer than the hair he had the day before.

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Galvis reported to Spring Training in 2017 with very long, immaculately kept dreadlocks...

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...but weeks later his dreads were much shorter and maintained noticeably less than perfectly; clearly he had the extensions removed, and went forward with just his natural hair.

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He managed to leave it alone and let them grow through the season.

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By late in the year, they had really come into their own.

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It seems like he’s really committed to his latest look (which he’s totally pulling off), but it really is anybody’s guess what he’ll look like when he shows up to camp in February.