Nestor Cortes
P | B/T: R/L | 5' 11" 210LBS | Age: 27

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 12 4 2.44 28 28 0 158.1 163 0.92
5 Seasons 19 9 3.60 92 44 0 330.1 346 1.15
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 28 12-4 2.44 158.1 163 0.92
5 Seasons 92 19-9 3.60 330.1 346 1.15

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 23 108 19 3 15.8 11.5 86.6 109.6 6.6 31.6 .326 .563 .561 .427 .439 26.3 11.5 15.4 7.71 8.68
2019 24 1301 200 16 8.0 5.4 87.8 114.1 18.3 36.5 .267 .468 .353 .343 .416 34.9 23.2 9.4 5.67 5.30
2020 25 165 27 3 11.1 6.8 87.4 105.2 21.9 44.4 .273 .596 .547 .426 .469 37.0 18.2 13.6 15.26 8.64
2021 26 1524 244 18 7.4 4.8 89.0 114.9 23.7 33.2 .214 .372 .285 .282 .356 36.1 27.5 6.7 2.90 3.32
2022 27 2465 412 22 5.3 3.6 87.9 113.7 19.2 34.2 .204 .320 .245 .257 .317 34.7 26.5 6.2 2.44 2.70
Player 5563 902 62 6.9 4.6 88.1 114.9 20.1 34.7 .224 .377 .295 .291 .356 35.0 25.5 7.4
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cortes relies on 6 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(43.9%) ,
Cutter
(29.8%) ,
Slider
(18.7%) ,
Changeup
(4.4%) ,
Sinker
(3%) ,
Curveball
(0.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2018 47.4 15.8 31.6 5.3 36.8 52.6 10.5 5.3 36.8 21.1 21.1 0.0 15.8 11.5
2019 35.0 31.0 25.0 9.0 34.0 40.0 26.0 4.5 22.5 31.0 23.5 5.0 8.0 5.4
2020 37.0 29.6 22.2 11.1 48.1 22.2 29.6 0.0 22.2 22.2 29.6 14.8 11.1 6.8
2021 29.1 35.7 25.0 10.2 33.6 38.9 27.5 5.3 19.3 39.3 21.7 6.1 7.4 4.8
2022 34.2 31.1 23.5 11.2 37.9 35.0 27.2 3.4 23.8 36.7 24.0 6.8 5.3 3.6
Player 33.4 31.9 24.4 10.3 36.1 37.1 26.7 4.1 22.5 35.4 23.4 6.3 6.9 4.6
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2022 Slider NYY L 462 77.1 42.4 -1.9 -4 15.2 0.8 5
2022 Sinker NYY L 73 90.8 17.8 -9.3 -34 10.9 -4.6 -30
2022 Curveball NYY L 4 72.4 65.0 0.8 1 8.0 -5.7 -42
2022 Cutter NYY L 733 86.9 27.4 0.6 2 4.7 2.6 119
2022 Changeup NYY L 109 82.9 33.9 -0.3 -1 12.7 -1.5 -10
2022 4-Seamer NYY L 1,082 91.8 12.8 3.2 20 4.1 -3.0 -42
2021 Slider NYY L 306 77.4 41.1 -3.0 -7 14.5 1.6 12
2021 Cutter NYY L 360 85.4 30.7 -0.4 -1 5.2 2.5 91
2021 Changeup NYY L 148 83.0 34.1 0.2 1 14.1 -0.2 -1
2021 Sinker NYY L 63 90.3 18.8 -8.0 -30 11.7 -4.2 -26
2021 4-Seamer NYY L 647 90.7 14.7 2.3 14 5.6 -2.3 -29
2020 Changeup SEA L 9 81.2 36.8 1.7 5 14.9 0.6 4
2020 4-Seamer SEA L 64 88.2 18.0 2.0 10 7.5 -0.5 -7
2020 Curveball SEA L 2 73.4 54.7 -1.5 -3 7.5 -5.2 -41
2020 Sinker SEA L 2 88.3 19.5 -10.5 -35 13.0 -2.9 -18
2020 Slider SEA L 86 80.9 39.4 -1.8 -4 6.1 -2.2 -27
2019 4-Seamer NYY L 569 89.6 17.0 2.1 11 6.9 -0.9 -12
2019 Curveball NYY L 17 71.2 56.7 -0.6 -1 6.0 -3.8 -39
2019 Slider NYY L 425 81.5 39.2 -2.6 -6 5.4 -3.8 -41
2019 Changeup NYY L 156 82.4 36.8 1.3 4 14.4 0.0 0
2019 Sinker NYY L 75 88.9 21.4 -8.3 -28 12.9 -3.2 -20
2018 4-Seamer BAL L 67 87.9 17.8 2.5 12 8.1 0.0 0
2018 Changeup BAL L 10 80.1 37.7 1.6 4 16.0 2.0 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -2.0 -22 1,083 43.9 275 .157 .239 .205 25.4 31.3 22.2 .183 .296 .239 39.0
2022 Cutter -1.2 -9 734 29.8 201 .191 .366 .281 24.5 21.9 22.1 .227 .354 .290 35.3
2022 Slider 0.1 1 462 18.7 87 .268 .427 .322 20.8 14.9 13.3 .238 .356 .283 23.2
2022 Changeup 0.0 0 109 4.4 29 .241 .414 .279 20.0 17.2 9.4 .196 .315 .222 29.2
2022 Sinker -0.6 0 73 3.0 21 .143 .143 .129 33.3 66.7 21.2 .151 .196 .151 57.1
2022 Curveball 6.7 0 4 0.2 2 .500 .500 .450 50.0 50.0 33.3 .110 .111 .100 0.0
2021 4-Seamer -1.8 -12 647 42.5 161 .196 .365 .289 23.3 34.2 25.7 .190 .354 .266 42.6
2021 Cutter -1.1 -4 360 23.6 94 .271 .447 .345 22.6 17.0 22.2 .269 .442 .341 34.8
2021 Slider -0.4 -1 306 20.1 65 .233 .467 .340 26.1 20.0 18.6 .179 .331 .247 22.9
2021 Changeup 2.0 3 148 9.7 33 .281 .406 .311 21.7 21.2 10.6 .322 .496 .360 36.0
2021 Sinker -4.1 -3 63 4.1 21 .000 .000 .033 27.6 57.1 24.5 .098 .119 .124 50.0
2020 Slider 1.5 1 87 52.7 22 .222 .444 .357 13.9 9.1 8.0 .221 .353 .329 18.8
2020 4-Seamer 6.4 4 65 39.4 16 .417 1.000 .616 36.4 37.5 50.0 .266 .584 .439 66.7
2020 Changeup 8.7 1 9 5.5 2 .500 2.000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .730 2.212 1.186 50.0
2020 Sinker 153.8 3 2 1.2 2 1.000 4.000 2.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .426 1.461 .760 100.0
2020 Curveball -3.3 0 2 1.2 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 .087 .140 .399 0.0
2019 4-Seamer 0.5 3 569 43.7 102 .267 .556 .387 27.1 27.5 16.2 .275 .534 .378 41.9
2019 Slider 0.4 2 425 32.7 96 .337 .512 .394 23.8 14.6 12.6 .274 .409 .325 31.5
2019 Changeup 0.2 0 156 12.0 48 .182 .341 .247 25.8 22.9 16.2 .296 .569 .374 32.4
2019 Sinker 3.0 2 75 5.8 31 .241 .345 .284 27.1 38.7 22.6 .199 .354 .262 35.3
2019 Curveball 11.0 2 17 1.3 6 .500 .500 .533 25.0 16.7 9.1 .278 .319 .406 0.0
2018 4-Seamer 6.4 4 67 62.0 15 .333 .917 .550 30.0 20.0 17.6 .247 .651 .440 44.4
2018 Curveball 6.9 2 31 28.7 7 .500 .667 .536 10.0 0.0 0.0 .293 .318 .329 0.0
2018 Changeup 10.9 1 10 9.3 4 .750 .750 .675 20.0 0.0 0.0 .613 .663 .558 25.0
! 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 4-Seam Fastball 58 88.2 93 18.4 10:45 11:15 -30
2020 Slider 81 80.8 35 7.6 1:30 2:45 -75
2021 Changeup 148 83.0 99 15.5 10:00 9:30 30
2021 Cutter 360 85.4 40 8.2 12:30 1:45 -75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 647 90.7 94 19.0 11:00 11:30 -30
2021 Sinker 63 90.3 92 18.6 10:15 10:45 -30
2021 Slider 306 77.4 45 15.8 3:15 2:45 30
2022 Changeup 105 82.9 96 14.7 10:00 9:30 30
2022 Cutter 732 86.9 48 9.3 12:15 1:15 -60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1,082 91.8 95 19.7 11:15 11:30 -15
2022 Sinker 72 90.8 90 18.7 10:30 10:45 -15
2022 Slider 460 77.1 48 16.3 3:30 2:45 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 26 108 -1 5 2 1 8
2019 283 1,242 -3 -2 9 5 9
2020 44 165 6 0 2 2 9
2021 374 1,524 -17 -15 10 5 -17
2022 668 2,673 -20 -31 15 6 -30
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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 50.0 64.8 74.3 18.5 80.0 46.3 53.8 41.7 24.4 3.7 25.0
2019 1,301 48.4 66.6 78.0 25.7 64.2 43.4 63.3 45.5 25.2 8.5 72.4
2020 165 47.3 64.1 82.0 16.1 64.3 45.5 61.4 38.8 20.3 7.3 83.3
2021 1,524 50.1 70.1 80.6 26.4 63.2 45.6 59.9 48.3 23.6 6.3 82.3
2022 2,465 51.4 69.1 79.7 30.9 65.1 47.1 67.3 50.5 24.4 6.5 75.8
Player 5,563 50.2 68.6 79.5 27.7 64.6 45.8 63.9 48.2 24.3 6.9 76.2
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2018 4 43 23
2019 18 20 19 21 22 51 29 73 63 53 30 49 14 9 31 18
2020 6 18 13
2021 81 80 64 51 90 47 54 46 68 77 73 29 34 7 57 17
2022 90 85 86 81 94 38 81 63 75 73 77 40 65 10 68 9
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 23.1 2 1.2 1 0 2 0 0.0
2019 24.5 16 15.1 1 4 11 8 50.0
2020 24.5 6 4.9 1 1 3 3 50.0
2021 24.7 14 14.7 -1 5 4 11 78.6
2022 23.0 18 19.1 -1 9 17 6 33.3
Player 24.0 56 55.0 1 19 37 28 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2
2019 16 17 16 14 14 15 15 16 17 14 19 14 13 10 12 18 12 16 12 16 19 14 13 14 14 17 16 14 16 15 21
2020 6 4 5 5 5 5 0 6 4 6 5 5 3 4 4 7 4 6 3 5 5 5 4 6 6 5 5 3 4 5 6
2021 14 15 16 15 15 15 13 17 16 14 13 15 12 13 13 15 15 17 14 14 15 13 13 17 15 15 17 13 17 13 15
2022 18 20 19 21 21 23 18 15 20 18 15 17 14 12 17 23 22 22 16 18 21 20 17 23 22 20 23 15 24 13 25
Player 56 58 58 56 56 60 47 55 58 53 54 52 43 39 47 64 53 63 46 54 62 53 48 61 58 59 62 46 62 47 69
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 87.9 89.5 1.6 88.2 -1.3 88.9 0.7 89.9 1
Offspeed Velocity 80.1 82.4 2.3 81.2 -1.2 83 1.8 82.9 -0.1
Breaking Velocity 74.6 81.1 6.5 80.7 -0.4 77.4 -3.3 77.1 -0.3
Exit Velocity 86.6 87.8 1.2 87.4 -0.4 89 1.6 87.9 -1.1
Launch Angle 6.6 18.3 11.7 21.9 3.6 23.7 1.8 19.2 -4.5
Barrel % 15.8 8 -7.8 11.1 3.1 7.4 -3.7 5.3 -2.1
Hard Hit % 26.3 34.9 8.6 37 2.1 36.1 -0.9 34.7 -1.4
Sweet Spot % 31.6 36.5 4.9 44.4 7.9 33.2 -11.2 34.2 1
xBA .326 .267 -0.059 .273 0.006 .214 -0.059 .204 -0.01
BA .455 .281 -0.174 .343 0.062 .217 -0.126 .189 -0.028
xwOBA .427 .343 -0.084 .426 0.083 .282 -0.144 .257 -0.025
wOBA .561 .353 -0.208 .547 0.194 .285 -0.262 .245 -0.04
xSLG .563 .468 -0.095 .596 0.128 .372 -0.224 .32 -0.052
SLG .818 .494 -0.324 .914 0.42 .386 -0.528 .313 -0.073
K% 11.5 23.2 11.7 18.2 -5 27.5 9.3 26.5 -1
BB% 15.4 9.4 -6 13.6 4.2 6.7 -6.9 6.2 -0.5
Swing % 41.7 45.5 3.8 38.8 -6.7 48.3 9.5 50.5 2.2
Whiff% 24.4 25.2 0.8 20.3 -4.9 23.6 3.3 24.4 0.8
In Zone % 50 48.4 -1.6 47.3 -1.1 50.1 2.8 51.4 1.3
Out of Zone % 50 51.6 1.6 52.7 1.1 49.9 -2.8 48.6 -1.3
Out of Zone Swing % 18.5 25.7 7.2 16.1 -9.6 26.4 10.3 30.9 4.5
First Pitch Swing % 19.2 27.9 8.7 29.5 1.6 30.5 1 35 4.5
First Pitch Strike % 53.8 63.3 9.5 61.4 -1.9 59.9 -1.5 67.3 7.4
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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
2022 615 .245 526 45 8.6 89 45 50.6

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2018 13 13.3 61.5% 0.0% 39 20.2 2.6% 0.0%
2019 423 13.9 62.4% 0.9% 212 20.9 2.8% 5.7%
2020 41 13.6 70.7% 0.0% 44 18.6 0.0% 0.0%
2021 497 16.1 38.0% 2.0% 215 22.4 1.9% 9.8%
2022 803 15.0 50.1% 1.1% 300 21.7 0.7% 12.7%
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Pitch Distribution