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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 0 0 1.93 3 0 0 9.1 13 1.39
4 Seasons 5 2 6.22 45 2 0 88.1 93 1.68
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 3 0-0 1.93 9.1 13 1.39
4 Seasons 45 5-2 6.22 88.1 93 1.68

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 27 164 22 0 0 82.9 109.9 11.5 27.3 .210 .261 .291 .266 .327 22.7 32.5 12.5 1.93 2.77
1738 268 22 8.2 87.3 114.1 17.2 36.2 .258 .452 .381 .340 .399 33.5 22.8 10.5
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .317 .312 .363 35.3 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cortes relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(39.6%) ,
Slider
(23.2%) ,
Curveball
(20.1%) ,
Changeup
(14.6%) ,
Sinker
(2.4%) ,


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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 65 45 20 39.6 90.0 13 13 1 0 1 0 0 8 5 .077 .050 .154 .100 .097 .062 88.4 10 2211 5.9 29.0 30.8
2021 Slider 38 35 3 23.2 83.6 13 9 3 2 1 0 0 1 8 .333 .187 .444 .209 .445 .335 75.2 13 2336 5.8 12.5 25.0
2021 Curveball 33 18 15 20.1 78.2 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 .250 .266 .250 .351 .315 .351 96.0 -2 2383 5.8 41.7 16.7
2021 Changeup 24 24 0 14.6 81.6 8 8 3 2 1 0 0 2 6 .375 .455 .500 .523 .378 .428 88.4 13 1362 5.9 18.8 18.2
2021 Sinker 4 3 1 2.4 88.5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .331 .000 .367 .000 .298 59.1 19 2163 6.0 0.0 0.0
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 Slider 60 49 11 36.4 82.8 16 13 3 2 0 0 1 2 11 .231 .205 .462 .371 .345 .308 82.5 17 2249 5.8 18.5 10.0
2020 Curveball 29 16 13 17.6 76.4 8 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 .167 .237 .333 .283 .333 .350 79.2 32 2268 5.6 0.0 0.0
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 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 45.5 4.5 31.8 18.2 31.8 40.9 27.3 13.6 36.4 18.2 27.3 4.5 0
36.9 26.5 26.9 9.7 35.4 39.2 25.4 4.9 24.6 28.4 24.3 5.6 8.2
45.2 22.1 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 Curveball NYY L 33 78.2 40 -11 -22 12.3 1.5 14
2021 Slider NYY L 38 83.6 34.4 -3.3 -9 5.6 -1 -15
2021 4-Seamer NYY L 65 90 15.7 1.5 9 6.3 -1.7 -21
2021 Changeup NYY L 24 81.6 36.8 1.7 5 13.9 -0.7 -5
2021 Sinker NYY L 4 88.5 19.8 -10.1 -34 12.9 -3.4 -21
2020 Sinker SEA L 1 88.4 19.8 -13.5 -41 15.6 -2 -11
2020 Slider SEA L 60 82.8 35.4 -3.4 -9 5.8 -0.9 -14
2020 Changeup SEA L 9 81.2 36.8 1.7 5 14.9 0.6 4
2020 Curveball SEA L 28 76.4 48.9 -4.1 -8 6.7 -4.2 -38
2020 4-Seamer SEA L 65 88.2 18 2 10 7.6 -0.3 -3
2019 Curveball NYY L 52 74.9 52.6 -2.2 -4 6.5 -5 -44
2019 Slider NYY L 390 82 38.2 -3 -7 5.3 -3.7 -41
2019 Changeup NYY L 157 82.4 36.7 1.2 3 14.4 0 0
2019 Sinker NYY L 73 89 21.4 -8.1 -27 13 -3.1 -19
2019 4-Seamer NYY L 570 89.6 17 2.1 11 6.9 -0.8 -10
2018 Slider BAL L 2 78 43.9 -3 -6 6.2 -4.2 -40
2018 Changeup BAL L 10 80.1 37.7 1.6 4 16 2 14
2018 Curveball BAL L 29 74.3 57.6 -1.7 -3 10.6 -1.5 -12
2018 4-Seamer BAL L 67 87.9 17.8 2.4 12 8.1 0.1 1
! 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 -14.7 -1 4 2.4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .331 .367 .298 0
2021 Curveball 0.1 0 33 20.1 5 .25 .25 .5 41.7 40 16.7 .266 .351 .353 50
2021 Changeup 4.1 1 24 14.6 8 .375 .5 .381 18.8 25 18.2 .455 .523 .428 33.3
2021 Slider 5 2 38 23.2 13 .333 .444 .45 12.5 7.7 25 .187 .209 .338 12.5
2021 4-Seamer -3.2 -2 65 39.6 13 .077 .154 .165 29 61.5 30.8 .05 .1 .062 20
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 0.7 0 29 17.6 8 .167 .333 .331 0 0 0 .237 .283 .347 0
2020 Slider 1.8 1 60 36.4 16 .231 .462 .369 18.5 12.5 10 .205 .371 .331 27.3
2020 4-Seamer 9.3 6 66 40 17 .462 1.231 .697 34.8 35.3 46.2 .274 .649 .455 71.4
2019 Curveball 9 5 52 4 16 .615 .846 .647 7.7 6.3 4 .285 .346 .352 25
2019 Sinker 3.4 3 73 5.6 30 .25 .357 .293 27.7 36.7 21.2 .207 .367 .272 35.3
2019 Changeup 0.2 0 157 12.1 48 .182 .341 .247 25.4 22.9 16.2 .296 .569 .374 32.4
2019 Slider -0.3 -1 390 30 86 .299 .455 .356 26.3 16.3 14.4 .273 .415 .326 31.3
2019 4-Seamer 0.5 3 570 43.8 103 .264 .549 .383 27.1 28.2 16.7 .273 .528 .374 41.9
2018 Changeup 10.9 1 10 9.3 4 .75 .75 .675 20 0 0 .613 .663 .558 25
2018 Curveball 7.4 2 29 26.9 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
2018 Slider 3 0 2 1.9 0
! 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 Curveball 28 76.4 39 8.4 3:00 4:00 -60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 59 88.2 93 18.4 10:45 11:15 -30
2020 Slider 55 82.7 34 7.3 12:45 2:15 -90
2021 Changeup 24 81.6 99 15 9:45 9:15 30
2021 Curveball 33 78.2 44 13.6 3:00 2:30 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 65 90 93 18.8 11:00 11:15 -15
2021 Slider 38 83.6 38 7.2 1:00 2:00 -60
! 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 40 164 -3 0 2 1 0
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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 164 52.4 62.8 75.9 30.8 75 46.3 72.5 47.6 24.4 6.1 80
1738 48.8 65.8 77.9 24.8 66.2 44.1 63.2 44.8 24.6 7.8 72.5
48.4 66.7 82.1 28.4 58.7 42.6 60.5 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.8

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 50 29 73 63 53 30 49 27 9 31 18
2020
2021
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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 14.4 2 8 7 9 56.3
2020 24.5 6 4.6 1 1 3 3 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 16 17 16 16 17 14 14 14 13 15 19 14 11 9 12 16 9 15 14 14 10 15 14 14 15 18 15 15 16 15 16
2020 6 4 5 6 5 4 4 6 4 5 5 5 3 4 4 6 3 5 5 4 4 4 4 6 5 5 5 4 4 5 5
! 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 89.9 1.7
Offspeed Velocity 80.1 82.4 2.3 81.2 -1.2 81.6 0.4
Breaking Velocity 74.6 81.1 6.5 80.7 -0.4 81.1 0.4
Exit Velocity 86.6 87.8 1.2 87.4 -0.4 82.9 -4.5
Launch Angle 6.6 18.3 11.7 21.9 3.6 11.5 -10.4
Barrel % 15.8 8 -7.8 11.1 3.1 0 -11.1
Hard Hit % 26.3 34.9 8.6 37 2.1 22.7 -14.3
Sweet Spot % 31.6 36.5 4.9 44.4 7.9 27.3 -17.1
xBA .326 .256 -0.07 .274 0.018 .21 -0.064
BA .455 .281 -0.174 .343 0.062 .229 -0.114
xwOBA .427 .33 -0.097 .426 0.096 .266 -0.16
wOBA .561 .353 -0.208 .547 0.194 .291 -0.256
xSLG .563 .449 -0.114 .596 0.147 .261 -0.335
SLG .818 .494 -0.324 .914 0.42 .314 -0.6
K% 11.5 23.2 11.7 18.2 -5 32.5 14.3
BB% 15.4 9.4 -6 13.6 4.2 12.5 -1.1
Swing % 41.7 45.5 3.8 38.8 -6.7 47.6 8.8
Whiff% 24.4 25.2 0.8 20.3 -4.9 24.4 4.1
In Zone % 50 48.4 -1.6 47.3 -1.1 52.4 5.1
Out of Zone % 50 51.6 1.6 52.7 1.1 47.6 -5.1
Out of Zone Swing % 18.5 25.7 7.2 16.1 -9.6 30.8 14.7
First Pitch Swing % 19.2 27.9 8.7 29.5 1.6 30 0.5
First Pitch Strike % 53.8 63.1 9.3 61.4 -1.7 72.5 11.1
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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 40 .291 33 3 9.1 7 4 57.1

Pitch Distribution