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Best arms (non pitchers/cathers) in baseball, 1970 to present

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 93Devil, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    OK, just off the top of my head...

    Jose Gullien
    Bo Jackson

    I know I have left many off...

    Have at it.
  2. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Alex Ochoa had one of the best outfield arms I ever saw. I saw him make throws from right field to third base that were incredible. Scotty couldn't teleport the ball there faster. Too bad the dude couldn't hit much when he got his chance in the bigs.
  3. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Dwight Evans
    Delmon Young
    Jesse Barfield
  4. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Jesse Barfield could really throw from right. Saw him do it plenty of times in his Toronto days.

    Schmidt had the big cannon from third too.
  5. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Hard think to quantify.

    But if you are starting at 1970, I'd argue for Dave Winfield, Larry Walker, Jesse Barfield and Ellis Valentine on the list somewhere.

    The more interesting list to me would be the "worst outfield" arm. I'll start by throwing out Johnny Damon and Al Bumbry.
  6. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Forgot about Valentine. Know a guy who was at a game in Montreal one night and saw Valentine and another guy - might have been Dawson or Cromartie - kill time during a rain delay by seeing how could throw the most balls into the left field stands from right field.
  7. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Moises Alou
  8. Wendell Gee

    Wendell Gee Member

    Dunston would get my vote for best.

    Furcal would be up there too.
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Former third baseman Aurelio Rodríguez had a cannon.

    Here's a couple quotes that were on his wikipedia page:

  10. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    A lot of great names so far.

    I'll throw in Andy Van Slyke.
  11. Crash

    Crash Active Member

    He's an otherwise shitty ballplayer, but Jeff Francouer has an absolute cannon in RF.
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    He never made the bigs, but couldn't Elway throw a baseball over the outfield wall from homeplate?
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