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Re: Best OF Arms In The Majors

Postby dooz » Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:21 am

Snakes Gould wrote:based off an espn article

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/s ... id=2909515


1. Delmon Young
2. Ichiro
3. Jeff Francouer
4. Shane Victorino
5. Brad Hawpe
6. Josh Hamilton
7. Andruw Jones
8. Torii Hunter
9. [b]Vladimir Guerrero[b/]

thoughts...?


How the mighty have fallen. It is very interesting that the top of the list is basically all guys who are in their first or second year as everyday OFs. It's almost like he throws in the established players as an afterthought. That might be good however, as I knew Jones, Hunter, Ichiro and Vlad and amazing arms.

I was in attendance at a A's vs Mariners game a couple years ago and Ichiro threw out Kotsay (I believe, could be wrong on who) at 3rd from the right field line. They teach OFs to throw the ball through the cut's head on a line. Anyway, there was a single down the line and Kotsay was on first. Ichiro threw him out on what seemed to be the easiest of 1st to 3rds, without a cut, though there could have been one if needed. It was the most impressive defensive play I have seen in person. I haven't seen Young's arm personally but I can't give it to him just yet, though I definitely did not realize his arm was THAT good either.
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Re: Best OF Arms In The Majors

Postby puckwild » Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:59 am

Cuddyer should at least be in the middle of that group. He's on pace for around 40 assists this year. Very accurate too.
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Re: Best OF Arms In The Majors

Postby acsguitar » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:44 am

I still think Ichiro is #1. I haven't seen Delmon play that much though but this is amazing

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Re: Best OF Arms In The Majors

Postby dclark0699 » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:12 am

Ive never seen Delmon make a throw but he must have some sort of cannon to be ranked above those guys. When I clicked on the title of this thread I was thinking....

1. Ichiro
2. Victorino
3. Francouer
4. Vlad
5. Josh Hamlton

Even as a Rockies fan I didn't expect to see Brad Hawpe up high on the list.
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Re: Best OF Arms In The Majors

Postby samjerky » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:15 am

That video = why Ichiro will be in the HOF.
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Re: Best OF Arms In The Majors

Postby Yoda » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:17 am

I still think Vlad has the best arm. No one runs on him anymore.
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