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Nestor Cortes
P | B/T: R/L | 5' 11" 210LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 36, #1094, New York Yankees | Hialeah Senior (FL) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 3 2.90 22 14 0 93.0 103 1.08
4 Seasons 7 5 4.66 64 16 0 172.0 183 1.37
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 22 2-3 2.90 93.0 103 1.08
4 Seasons 64 7-5 4.66 172.0 183 1.37

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 24 108 19 3 15.8 86.6 109.6 6.6 31.6 .326 .563 .561 .427 .440 26.3 11.5 15.4 7.71 8.80
2019 25 1301 200 16 8 87.8 114.1 18.3 36.5 .256 .449 .353 .330 .393 34.9 23.2 9.4 5.67 4.96
2020 26 165 27 3 11.1 87.4 105.2 21.9 44.4 .274 .596 .547 .426 .470 37 18.2 13.6 15.26 8.70
2021 27 1524 244 18 7.4 89 114.9 23.7 33.2 .213 .370 .285 .280 .353 36.1 27.5 6.7 2.90 3.30
3098 490 40 8.2 88.3 114.9 20.8 35.1 .237 .420 .337 .314 .379 35.3 24.7 8.5
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cortes relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(42.8%) ,
Cutter
(23.6%) ,
Slider
(20.1%) ,
Changeup
(9.7%) ,
Sinker
(3.9%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 652 469 183 42.8 90.7 161 148 29 15 8 1 5 55 94 .196 .189 .365 .353 .268 .265 91.9 25 2224 5.9 23.2 25.3
2021 Cutter 359 321 38 23.6 85.4 94 85 23 16 3 0 4 16 69 .271 .269 .447 .442 .341 .340 86.1 17 2351 5.8 22.6 22.5
2021 Slider 306 213 93 20.1 77.4 65 60 14 8 2 0 4 13 48 .233 .176 .467 .326 .317 .242 84.5 29 2450 5.8 26.1 18.6
2021 Changeup 148 148 0 9.7 83.0 33 32 9 7 1 0 1 7 25 .281 .323 .406 .497 .306 .361 87.3 16 1430 5.9 21.7 10.6
2021 Sinker 59 43 16 3.9 90.3 21 20 0 0 0 0 0 12 8 .000 .098 .000 .119 .033 .123 91.5 30 2213 6.1 28.6 25.5
2020 Slider 84 62 22 50.9 81.2 22 18 4 2 1 0 1 2 16 .222 .222 .444 .354 .338 .314 81.4 22 2252 5.7 13.9 8.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 66 43 23 40.0 88.2 17 13 6 2 1 0 3 6 7 .462 .274 1.231 .649 .690 .455 97.3 21 2113 5.9 34.8 46.2
2020 Changeup 9 9 0 5.5 81.2 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .500 .730 2.000 2.212 .990 1.186 99.1 16 1472 5.7 0.0 0.0
2020 Curveball 5 3 2 3.0 72.4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .087 .000 .140 .364 .414 79.9 31 2310 5.7 0.0 0.0
2020 Sinker 1 1 0 0.6 88.4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1.000 .480 4.000 1.504 1.979 .801 97.1 28 2329 5.4 0.0 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2018 47.4 15.8 31.6 5.3 36.8 52.6 10.5 5.3 36.8 21.1 21.1 0 15.8
2019 35 31 25 9 34 40 26 4.5 22.5 31 23.5 5 8
2020 37 18.5 33.3 11.1 48.1 22.2 29.6 0 22.2 22.2 29.6 14.8 11.1
2021 29.1 35.7 25 10.2 33.6 38.9 27.5 5.3 19.3 39.3 21.7 6.1 7.4
32.7 32 25.7 9.6 34.7 39 26.3 4.7 21.4 34.3 22.9 5.9 8.2
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 4-Seamer NYY L 652 90.7 14.7 2.3 13 5.6 -2.3 -29
2021 Sinker NYY L 59 90.3 19 -7.8 -29 11.8 -4 -25
2021 Slider NYY L 306 77.4 41.1 -2.9 -7 14.5 2 16
2021 Changeup NYY L 148 83 34.1 0.2 1 14.1 -0.2 -1
2021 Cutter NYY L 359 85.4 30.7 -0.5 -2 5.2 2.5 92
2020 4-Seamer SEA L 65 88.2 18 2 10 7.6 -0.3 -3
2020 Curveball SEA L 5 72.4 59.3 -1.2 -2 9.9 -3.5 -26
2020 Changeup SEA L 9 81.2 36.8 1.7 5 14.9 0.6 4
2020 Sinker SEA L 1 88.4 19.8 -13.5 -41 15.6 -2 -11
2020 Slider SEA L 83 81.3 38.5 -1.8 -5 5.9 -2 -25
2019 4-Seamer NYY L 569 89.6 17 2.1 11 6.9 -0.8 -10
2019 Slider NYY L 425 81.5 39.2 -2.5 -6 5.4 -3.7 -41
2019 Changeup NYY L 156 82.4 36.8 1.3 4 14.4 0 0
2019 Sinker NYY L 75 88.9 21.4 -8.3 -28 12.9 -3.2 -20
2019 Curveball NYY L 17 71.2 56.7 -0.6 -1 6 -3.8 -39
2018 4-Seamer BAL L 67 87.9 17.8 2.4 12 8.1 0.1 1
2018 Changeup BAL L 10 80.1 37.7 1.6 4 16 2 14
2018 Curveball BAL L 31 74.6 56.7 -2.3 -4 10.3 -1.7 -14
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Sinker -4.3 -3 59 3.9 21 0 0 .033 28.6 57.1 25.5 .098 .119 .124 50
2021 Changeup 2 3 148 9.7 33 .281 .406 .311 21.7 21.2 10.6 .323 .497 .361 36
2021 Slider -0.4 -1 306 20.1 65 .233 .467 .334 26.1 20 18.6 .176 .326 .243 22.9
2021 Cutter -1 -4 359 23.6 94 .271 .447 .345 22.6 17 22.5 .269 .442 .341 34.8
2021 4-Seamer -1.8 -12 652 42.8 161 .196 .365 .287 23.2 34.2 25.3 .189 .353 .265 42.6
2020 Sinker 104.5 1 1 0.6 1 1 4 2 0 0 0 .48 1.504 .801 100
2020 Changeup 9 1 9 5.5 2 .5 2 1 0 0 0 .73 2.212 1.186 50
2020 Curveball -1.7 0 5 3 2 0 0 .35 0 0 0 .087 .14 .399 0
2020 4-Seamer 9.3 6 66 40 17 .462 1.231 .697 34.8 35.3 46.2 .274 .649 .455 71.4
2020 Slider 1.7 1 84 50.9 22 .222 .444 .357 13.9 9.1 8 .222 .354 .33 18.8
2019 Curveball 11 2 17 1.3 6 .5 .5 .533 25 16.7 9.1 .278 .319 .406 0
2019 Sinker 3.1 2 75 5.8 31 .241 .345 .284 27.1 38.7 22.6 .2 .355 .263 35.3
2019 Changeup 0.2 0 156 12 48 .182 .341 .247 25.8 22.9 16.2 .296 .569 .374 32.4
2019 Slider 0.4 2 425 32.7 96 .337 .512 .394 23.8 14.6 12.6 .274 .409 .325 31.5
2019 4-Seamer 0.6 3 569 43.7 102 .267 .556 .387 27.1 27.5 16.2 .276 .534 .378 41.9
2018 Changeup 10.9 1 10 9.3 4 .75 .75 .675 20 0 0 .613 .663 .558 25
2018 Curveball 7.1 2 31 28.7 7 .5 .667 .536 10 0 0 .292 .318 .329 0
2018 4-Seamer 6.5 4 67 62 15 .333 .917 .55 30 20 17.6 .248 .653 .441 44.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 4-Seam Fastball 59 88.2 93 18.4 10:45 11:15 -30
2020 Slider 78 81.1 34 7.3 1:15 2:45 -90
2021 Changeup 148 83 99 15.5 10:00 9:30 30
2021 Cutter 359 85.4 40 8.1 12:30 1:45 -75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 652 90.7 94 19 11:00 11:30 -30
2021 Sinker 59 90.3 92 18.5 10:15 10:30 -15
2021 Slider 306 77.4 45 15.8 3:15 2:45 30
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 26 108 -1 6 2 1 8
2019 283 1242 -3 -2 9 5 10
2020 44 165 6 0 2 2 9
2021 374 1524 -17 -15 10 5 -16
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2018 108 50 64.8 74.3 18.5 80 46.3 53.8 41.7 24.4 3.7 25
2019 1301 48.4 66.6 78 25.7 64.2 43.4 63.1 45.5 25.2 8.5 72.4
2020 165 47.3 64.1 82 16.1 64.3 45.5 61.4 38.8 20.3 7.3 83.3
2021 1524 50.1 70.1 80.6 26.4 63.2 45.7 59.9 48.3 23.6 6.3 82.3
3098 49.2 68.2 79.4 25.3 64.1 44.8 61.1 46.4 24.1 7.1 76.5
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2018
2019 27 31 27 26 32 51 29 73 63 53 30 49 27 9 31 13
2020
2021 83 80 64 51 90 48 54 46 68 77 73 29 83 7 56
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 24.5 16 14.6 1 8 7 9 56.3
2020 24.5 6 4.9 1 1 3 0 0
2021 24.7 14 15.5 -2 5 4 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 16 16 16 15 17 15 15 15 12 15 19 14 11 9 12 18 9 16 14 17 10 15 13 14 15 18 15 15 16 15 18
2020 6 4 5 5 5 4 4 6 4 5 5 5 3 5 4 7 3 6 5 5 4 5 4 6 5 5 5 3 4 5 6
2021 14 14 15 15 14 13 13 15 13 14 14 14 11 15 13 15 11 17 14 15 9 13 13 17 15 15 16 12 17 12 15
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 87.9 89.5 1.6 88.2 -1.3 88.9 0.7
Offspeed Velocity 80.1 82.4 2.3 81.2 -1.2 83 1.8
Breaking Velocity 74.6 81.1 6.5 80.7 -0.4 77.4 -3.3
Exit Velocity 86.6 87.8 1.2 87.4 -0.4 89 1.6
Launch Angle 6.6 18.3 11.7 21.9 3.6 23.7 1.8
Barrel % 15.8 8 -7.8 11.1 3.1 7.4 -3.7
Hard Hit % 26.3 34.9 8.6 37 2.1 36.1 -0.9
Sweet Spot % 31.6 36.5 4.9 44.4 7.9 33.2 -11.2
xBA .326 .256 -0.07 .274 0.018 .213 -0.061
BA .455 .281 -0.174 .343 0.062 .217 -0.126
xwOBA .427 .33 -0.097 .426 0.096 .28 -0.146
wOBA .561 .353 -0.208 .547 0.194 .285 -0.262
xSLG .563 .449 -0.114 .596 0.147 .37 -0.226
SLG .818 .494 -0.324 .914 0.42 .386 -0.528
K% 11.5 23.2 11.7 18.2 -5 27.5 9.3
BB% 15.4 9.4 -6 13.6 4.2 6.7 -6.9
Swing % 41.7 45.5 3.8 38.8 -6.7 48.3 9.5
Whiff% 24.4 25.2 0.8 20.3 -4.9 23.6 3.3
In Zone % 50 48.4 -1.6 47.3 -1.1 50.1 2.8
Out of Zone % 50 51.6 1.6 52.7 1.1 49.9 -2.8
Out of Zone Swing % 18.5 25.7 7.2 16.1 -9.6 26.4 10.3
First Pitch Swing % 19.2 27.9 8.7 29.5 1.6 30.5 1
First Pitch Strike % 53.8 63.1 9.3 61.4 -1.7 59.9 -1.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 26 .561 16 3 18.8 10 4 40.0
2019 283 .347 189 40 21.2 94 53 56.4
2020 44 .547 31 4 12.9 13 10 76.9
2021 374 .285 289 17 5.9 85 42 49.4

Pitch Distribution