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Identifying the elite arms in the game

Originally Published: June 20, 2007
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

When scouts and veteran baseball people lament the way the game has changed since the good old days, few topics are more grouse-worthy than the lack of strong outfield arms.

Where have you gone, Roberto Clemente, Al Kaline and Jesse Barfield?

Some of the complaining has merit. Kids in the states are too focused on their iPods and MySpace sites to spend as many hours throwing a baseball as, say, young boys in the Dominican Republic. Over time, indifference takes a toll on the talent in ...

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