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Who has the best OF arm?

Vladimir Guerrero
26
37%
Ichiro Suzuki
21
30%
Jeff Francoeur
13
18%
Jose Guillen
0
No votes
Shawn Green
1
1%
Alex Rios
4
6%
Nick Markakis
0
No votes
Andruw Jones
2
3%
Jermaine Dye
1
1%
Tori Hunter
3
4%
 
Total votes : 71

Who has the best OF arm???

Postby Havok1517 » Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:41 pm

This is purely based on observation since fielding stats fail to accurately guage an outfielder with a great arm. They fail to measure players that don't attempt to run on these guys. One thing I've always loved seeing are guys gunning down would advancing baserunners. Visions of Clemente, Winfield, O'Neill, Whiten, & Mondesi nailing guys from the OF fence at 3B or Home amaze me because so few people can do it. Something to consider, is the best arm the arm that propels a ball like a cannon or an arm that seems more like a sniper rife with its accuracy?

So, who has the best arm in the majors now?

Also, please mention who is quickly becoming a force with their arm?
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Postby avsfan4ever33 » Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:49 pm

I'd like to throw Brad Hawpe into the mix. Just got another outfield assist tonight, I think he has around 10 on the year. He has a great arm, though I don't think it's the best in the majors right now.
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Postby sportsaddict » Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:53 pm

How could it not be Vlad? Has anyone ever seen his throw with the Expos- 1 hop from the warning track?
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Postby go_jays_go » Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:57 pm

It's gotta be Vlad.
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Postby Havok1517 » Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:00 pm

go_jays_go wrote:It's gotta be Vlad.


Personally, while I think Vlad's arm is only rivaled by Francouer in sheer power I don't think he's as accurate as many of the others listed and he often misses the cutoff man in unneeded attemps to show off his arm. I've also seen him throw it completely over the head over catcher.
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Postby Havok1517 » Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:01 pm

avsfan4ever33 wrote:I'd like to throw Brad Hawpe into the mix. Just got another outfield assist tonight, I think he has around 10 on the year. He has a great arm, though I don't think it's the best in the majors right now.


I actually looked into Hawpe and if I could of expanded the poll to say 15 he would have been included.
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Postby Pedantic » Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:03 pm

Are we just talking power, or best combination of power and accuracy?
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Postby Snakes Gould » Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:08 pm

vlad's arm is vastly overrated...he has zero accuracy. personally i havent seen anyone with as strong an arm as francouer. ichiro's arm is strong, not VERY strong, its just his accuracy helps him out alot.
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Postby go_jays_go » Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:09 pm

Pedantic wrote:Are we just talking power, or best combination of power and accuracy?


I was under the impression of power. However, I think it's both power and accuracy.
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Postby Havok1517 » Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:16 pm

go_jays_go wrote:
Pedantic wrote:Are we just talking power, or best combination of power and accuracy?


I was under the impression of power. However, I think it's both power and accuracy.


Its both. I think Guillen's arm is the most underrated as arms go.
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