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Ranking the best outfield arms in the majors right now

What are we looking for when we look for the best current outfield arms in baseball?

In the end, effectiveness trumps all, right? You want your outfielders to get results, whether it be throwing someone out or deterring them from running at all. Strength doesn’t mean anything if you’re constantly overthrowing your teammates.

“What I want to see is arms that have a quick release and are accurate,” said one scout, who assisted in our assessment. “If they have arm strength, that is a bonus. That said it’s also about the perception of the arm because that will be the determinant if a team tries to challenge the arm.”

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