A quick look behind the Mainframe's compute grok on this kind of fetch. As y'know, we live to serve.
00100 PITCHING TEMPLATE IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
00200 PROGRAM-ID. TRIANGULATE MARINER STARTING PITCHER PRESENT EFFECTIVENESS - FUTURE CEILING.
00300 INPUT key characteristics Miranda 6.4.17.
00310 WORKING-STORAGE VALUE 1 'Loose plus left hand fastball.' 'Eccentric ARMside breaking pitch.' 'K rate > 8.' 'HR rate > 1.1.' 'High pitch location.'
00400 CALL AMERICAN LEAGUE PITCHERS MATCH WORKING-STORAGE VALUE 1.
00500 This is a comment line. Retrieved = Drew Smyly.
00525 PROCEED TO LEVEL 201 SCAN.
00550 OPEN FILES LINE 0400.
00575 DISPLAY ALL WORKING-STORAGE VALUES LINE 0550.
00700 SUBTRACT WORKING-STORAGE VALUE 1 FROM 00575.
00705 This is a comment line. Retrieved = 0. No essential differences between Ariel Miranda and Drew Smyly.
00715 This is a developer's annotation. Between career starts 19-22, Ariel Miranda appeared to gain command of his 93 MPH fastball such that he could use it to attack
00720 various targets in the strike zone (hands, out-and-over, knees) quickly and in rhythm. As he began to do this, his strange armside-moving offspeed pitches
00725 seemed to confuse hitters who were fighting a rearguard action against his fast-paced high fastball attack. The other contemporary left hand pitcher who uses this approach
00730 is Drew Smyly.
00735 As the developer compares other facets of the two SPs' games, the parallels continue. Very similar are --- > their K rates, their high pitch locations, their willingness to yield the home run,
00740 their flyball rates, their fondness for fastball early / screwball late in the count, and so forth. The reader may be interested in developing a subroutine that
00745 matches "extreme left hand fly ball strikeout pitchers" with "extremely fast outfielders in extremely large parks."
00750 Slight advantages to Miranda: 1) He has had only 22 career starts and is improving quickly. 2) He has two distinct armside breaking pitches rather than one. 3) The Pencil called his ball "hard to square up."
00760 Slight advantages to Smyly: 1) His screwball/curveball is a better pitch than either of Miranda's offspeed pitches. 2) His command is better. 3) Experience.
00800 Implications: Ariel Miranda has emerged as a solid #2-3 starter for 2017. In rotisserie, for example, a Miranda-Seager trade is feasible depending on roster configuration.