When Rick Ankiel came up to the majors 1999 he was a hard throwing left handed pitching prospect. He moved to the outfield soon after once he lost his ability to locate his pitches. He still has that pitcher-quality arm strength, but now he has a much bigger strike zone to work with. This year he has shown time and time again just how good that arm is.
Dave Sappelt hit a ball to deep right-center that bounced off the wall and away from Jayson Werth. Ankiel chases it down, then throws the frozen rope one bouncer to third to nab a greedy Sappelt who was trying to stretch a double into a triple. Ankiel may not have the best range in the world, but it would not be a stretch to think that he has the strongest arm of any centerfielder in baseball.