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Evolution of veteran Marlins players through their annual Photo Day pics

Every year is a little different. Some are A LOT different.

Sandy Alcantara #22 of the Miami Marlins poses during Photo Day at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium Photo by Adam Glanzman/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Major League Baseball has trimmed several weeks off of its usual spring training schedule in order to play a full 162-game regular season. In the midst of all the practices, weight room sessions and exhibition games, each team still made time for a traditional Photo Day event. The Marlins held theirs earlier this week, capturing pics of the 40-man roster players, non-roster invitees, coaches and athletic trainers.

I thought it would be amusing to create mini-galleries of Miami’s longest-tenured players. My cut-off was four straight spring training appearances (those who debuted at Marlins big league camp in 2019 or earlier). Some players are remarkably consistent from year-to-year when it comes to their physical build, accessories and facial expression and facial hair; others have grown up before our eyes.

The photos are in chronological order, beginning with each player’s Marlins spring training debut and ending with the 2022 edition of their portrait.

Sandy Alcantara (2018-2022)

Brian Anderson (2017-2022)

Jon Berti (2019-2022)

Garrett Cooper (2018-2022)

Isan Díaz (2018-2022)

Elieser Hernandez (2018-2022)

Pablo López (2018-2022)

Miguel Rojas (2015-2022)