Nestor Cortes
P | Bats/Throws: R/L | 5' 11" 210LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2013 | Rd: 36, #1094, New York Yankees | Hialeah Senior (FL) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 3 2.90 22 14 0 93 103 1.08
2022 12 4 2.44 28 28 0 158.1 163 0.92
2023 5 2 4.97 12 12 0 63.1 67 1.25
6 Seasons 24 11 3.82 104 56 0 393.2 413 1.17
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 22 2-3 2.90 93 103 1.08
2022 28 12-4 2.44 158.1 163 0.92
2023 12 5-2 4.97 63.1 67 1.25
6 Seasons 104 24-11 3.82 393.2 413 1.17
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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 .342 .416 34.9 23.2 9.4 5.67 5.26
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 .281 .355 36.1 27.5 6.7 2.90 3.30
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
2023 28 1068 176 13 7.4 4.9 89.6 111.6 26.6 33.0 .216 .390 .323 .296 .356 41.5 25.2 7.5 4.97 3.66
Player 6631 1078 75 7.0 4.6 88.4 114.9 21.1 34.4 .223 .379 .300 .292 .356 36.1 25.4 7.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 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
(52.1%) ,
Cutter
(28.7%) ,
Sweeper
(13.9%) ,
Changeup
(2.8%) ,
Slider
(2.1%) ,
Sinker
(0.5%) ,


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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
2023 26.1 36.4 21.6 15.9 39.8 36.4 23.9 2.3 17.6 42.6 21.6 8.5 7.4 4.9
Player 32.2 32.7 23.9 11.2 36.7 37.0 26.3 3.8 21.7 36.5 23.1 6.7 7.0 4.6
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2023 Slider NYY L 22 81.7 42.6 2.5 6 6.3 -3.0 -33
2023 Sweeper NYY L 148 76.2 45.6 -1.1 -2 17.0 0.6 3
2023 Cutter NYY L 307 86.6 28.1 1.5 5 4.6 2.0 76
2023 4-Seamer NYY L 556 91.6 13.3 3.2 20 4.0 -2.8 -41
2023 Sinker NYY L 5 89.3 21.3 -8.5 -29 10.9 -5.1 -32
2023 Changeup NYY L 30 83.4 35.1 1.7 5 14.5 0.5 4
2022 Curveball NYY L 7 72.1 56.9 -1.6 -3 9.0 -5.3 -37
2022 Sweeper NYY L 459 77.1 42.4 -1.7 -4 15.2 -0.8 -5
2022 Changeup NYY L 108 82.9 33.9 -0.3 -1 12.7 -1.4 -10
2022 Cutter NYY L 734 86.9 27.4 0.6 2 4.7 2.6 119
2022 Sinker NYY L 76 90.7 17.9 -9.2 -34 10.8 -4.7 -30
2022 4-Seamer NYY L 1,079 91.8 12.7 3.2 20 4.1 -3.0 -42
2021 Slider NYY L 4 76.0 44.5 -1.5 -3 6.7 -5.8 -47
2021 Changeup NYY L 148 83.0 34.1 0.2 1 14.1 -0.2 -1
2021 Sweeper NYY L 302 77.5 41.1 -1.8 -4 14.6 -1.2 -7
2021 Sinker NYY L 63 90.3 18.8 -8.2 -30 11.7 -4.3 -27
2021 4-Seamer NYY L 649 90.7 14.7 2.3 13 5.6 -2.4 -30
2021 Cutter NYY L 358 85.4 30.8 -0.7 -2 5.3 2.6 100
2020 Changeup SEA L 9 81.2 36.8 1.7 5 14.9 0.6 4
2020 4-Seamer SEA L 65 88.2 18.0 1.9 10 7.6 -0.5 -6
2020 Slider SEA L 29 77.4 46.6 1.2 3 6.3 -5.1 -45
2020 Cutter SEA L 56 83.0 34.9 -1.5 -5 5.7 2.3 69
2020 Sinker SEA L 1 88.4 19.8 -13.5 -41 15.6 -2.0 -11
2020 Curveball SEA L 3 71.7 62.3 -1.6 -2 11.5 -2.8 -19
2019 Curveball NYY L 17 71.2 56.7 -0.5 -1 6.0 -3.6 -38
2019 Changeup NYY L 157 82.4 36.7 1.2 3 14.4 0.0 0
2019 Sinker NYY L 64 88.9 21.5 -8.4 -28 13.1 -3.0 -18
2019 Slider NYY L 425 81.5 39.2 -3.0 -7 5.4 -2.9 -35
2019 4-Seamer NYY L 579 89.6 17.0 2.0 11 6.9 -0.9 -11
2018 Slider BAL L 5 78.6 47.6 1.9 4 7.4 -2.4 -25
2018 Curveball BAL L 26 73.8 58.4 -1.6 -3 10.9 -1.3 -11
2018 Changeup BAL L 10 80.1 37.7 1.6 4 16.0 2.0 14
2018 4-Seamer BAL L 67 87.9 17.8 2.5 12 8.1 0.0 0
! 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 %
2023 4-Seamer 0.1 1 556 52.1 134 .213 .352 .284 24.9 30.6 19.7 .186 .286 .247 47.6
2023 Cutter 0.1 0 307 28.7 83 .260 .545 .364 20.6 15.7 17.6 .240 .541 .350 43.8
2023 Sweeper -2.2 -3 148 13.9 31 .259 .556 .416 27.5 16.1 18.5 .248 .470 .354 22.7
2023 Changeup -6.6 -2 30 2.8 10 .500 .600 .485 29.4 40.0 36.4 .349 .404 .328 16.7
2023 Slider -2.0 0 22 2.1 6 .200 .200 .267 42.9 50.0 16.7 .196 .223 .271 0.0
2023 Sinker 1.0 0 5 0.5 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 25.0 -- -- .000 --
2022 4-Seamer 2.0 22 1,080 43.8 274 .157 .240 .206 25.3 31.0 22.0 .184 .297 .240 39.0
2022 Cutter 1.2 9 735 29.8 201 .191 .366 .281 24.5 21.9 22.1 .227 .354 .290 35.3
2022 Sweeper -0.1 -1 459 18.6 87 .268 .427 .322 20.8 14.9 13.5 .238 .356 .283 23.2
2022 Changeup 0.1 0 108 4.4 29 .241 .414 .279 20.0 17.2 9.4 .196 .314 .221 29.2
2022 Sinker 0.8 1 76 3.1 22 .136 .136 .123 34.4 68.2 22.1 .144 .187 .144 57.1
2022 Curveball -5.2 0 7 0.3 2 .500 .500 .450 50.0 50.0 20.0 .102 .102 .092 0.0
2021 4-Seamer 1.9 12 649 42.6 161 .196 .365 .289 23.2 34.2 25.7 .190 .355 .266 42.6
2021 Cutter 1.0 4 358 23.5 94 .271 .447 .345 22.7 17.0 22.2 .268 .441 .340 34.8
2021 Sweeper 0.4 1 302 19.8 65 .233 .467 .340 26.3 20.0 19.1 .178 .331 .246 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
2021 Slider 3.6 0 4 0.3 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seamer -9.4 -6 66 40.0 17 .462 1.231 .697 34.8 35.3 46.2 .274 .649 .455 71.4
2020 Cutter -2.1 -1 56 33.9 15 .250 .500 .393 16.0 13.3 11.1 .202 .380 .338 30.0
2020 Slider -0.3 0 30 18.2 9 .143 .286 .294 8.3 0.0 0.0 .234 .276 .330 0.0
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 Curveball 0.7 0 3 1.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 Sinker -104.5 -1 1 0.6 1 1.000 4.000 2.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .480 1.504 .801 100.0
2019 4-Seamer -0.5 -3 607 46.7 111 .265 .561 .376 26.5 27.0 16.0 .268 .516 .370 40.6
2019 Slider -0.3 -1 440 33.8 98 .341 .511 .394 23.0 14.3 12.5 .274 .408 .325 31.5
2019 Changeup -0.2 0 160 12.3 49 .200 .356 .247 25.0 22.4 15.7 .296 .568 .373 32.4
2019 Sinker -3.1 -2 72 5.5 30 .241 .345 .289 27.3 40.0 23.5 .200 .365 .253 40.0
2019 Curveball -21.6 -4 20 1.5 9 .429 .857 .457 20.0 22.2 14.3 .223 .255 .348 0.0
2018 4-Seamer -6.4 -4 67 62.0 15 .333 .917 .550 30.0 20.0 17.6 .247 .652 .440 44.4
2018 Curveball -7.3 -2 26 24.1 5 .500 .750 .570 12.5 0.0 0.0 .344 .383 .391 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
2018 Slider -5.1 0 5 4.6 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .189 .190 .176 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 30 83.4 94 15.6 10:00 9:15 45
2023 Cutter 304 86.7 47 8.8 12:15 1:15 -60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 553 91.6 95 19.4 11:30 11:30 0
2023 Slider 21 81.7 33 8.0 3:00 4:00 -60
2023 Sweeper 145 76.3 53 18.2 3:45 3:00 45
2022 Changeup 104 82.9 96 14.7 10:00 9:30 30
2022 Cutter 733 86.9 48 9.3 12:15 1:15 -60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1,079 91.8 95 19.7 11:15 11:30 -15
2022 Sinker 75 90.7 90 18.6 10:30 10:45 -15
2022 Sweeper 457 77.1 48 16.4 3:30 2:45 45
2021 Changeup 148 83.0 99 15.5 10:00 9:30 30
2021 Cutter 358 85.4 40 8.1 12:30 1:45 -75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 649 90.7 94 19.0 11:00 11:30 -30
2021 Sinker 63 90.3 92 18.6 10:15 10:45 -30
2021 Sweeper 302 77.5 45 15.9 3:15 2:45 30
2020 Cutter 51 82.9 34 7.2 12:45 2:15 -90
2020 4-Seam Fastball 59 88.2 93 18.4 10:45 11:15 -30
2020 Slider 29 77.4 34 7.5 2:45 3:45 -60
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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
2023 265 1,068 -10 14 -5 -3 -5
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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 50.9 63.6 74.3 18.9 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
2023 1,068 52.3 70.7 79.7 26.1 63.9 46.7 66.5 49.4 24.2 7.0 76.0
Player 6,631 50.6 68.9 79.6 27.5 64.5 46.0 64.4 48.4 24.3 6.9 76.2
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 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 3 45 22
2019 19 20 19 21 21 51 29 73 63 53 30 49 14 8 34 18
2020 4 19 13
2021 82 80 64 51 90 47 54 46 68 77 73 29 34 12 48 18
2022 90 85 86 81 94 38 81 63 75 73 77 40 65 18 63 12
2023 72 81 59 36 85 65 60 34 33 64 64 37 17 16 62 13
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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 1.3 1 0 2 0 0.0
2019 24.5 16 15.0 1 4 10 9 56.3
2020 24.5 6 4.4 2 1 3 3 50.0
2021 24.7 14 14.0 0 4 6 9 64.3
2022 23.0 18 19.3 -1 10 20 4 22.2
2023 24.8 11 10.1 1 5 8 4 36.4
Player 24.1 67 64.0 3 24 49 29 43.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 2 1 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 0 2 2 1 1
2019 16 16 12 18 15 15 17 13 12 13 13 17 17 14 15 15 14 13 14 18 15 15 21 15 15 14 11 18 16 17 12
2020 6 5 4 5 4 4 7 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 5 3 5 4 5 5 4 4 6 5 4 3 4 5 5 4 3
2021 14 15 14 13 15 12 14 14 11 13 13 16 14 14 14 15 12 12 16 14 15 17 15 16 13 12 15 14 15 13 13
2022 18 16 20 16 19 17 22 17 12 15 17 20 21 21 21 23 20 17 24 18 22 23 24 24 13 15 22 22 23 18 17
2023 11 6 12 11 12 11 11 8 11 8 11 14 6 7 11 11 11 9 12 11 8 11 12 11 8 8 11 11 8 11 12
Player 67 59 62 65 66 60 72 57 50 53 59 74 64 61 67 69 63 56 73 68 66 71 80 73 54 53 63 72 69 64 58
! 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 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 87.9 89.5 1.6 85.8 -3.7 88.9 3.1 89.9 1.0 89.8 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 80.1 82.4 2.3 81.2 -1.2 83.0 1.8 82.9 -0.1 83.4 0.5
Breaking Velocity 74.6 81.1 6.5 76.9 -4.2 77.4 0.5 77.1 -0.3 77.0 -0.1
Exit Velocity 86.6 87.8 1.2 87.4 -0.4 89.0 1.6 87.9 -1.1 89.6 1.7
Launch Angle 6.6 18.3 11.7 21.9 3.6 23.7 1.8 19.2 -4.5 26.6 7.4
Barrel % 15.8 8.0 -7.8 11.1 3.1 7.4 -3.7 5.3 -2.1 7.4 2.1
Hard Hit % 26.3 34.9 8.6 37.0 2.1 36.1 -0.9 34.7 -1.4 41.5 6.8
Sweet Spot % 31.6 36.5 4.9 44.4 7.9 33.2 -11.2 34.2 1.0 33.0 -1.2
xBA .326 .267 -0.059 .273 0.006 .214 -0.059 .204 -0.010 .216 0.012
BA .455 .281 -0.174 .343 0.062 .217 -0.126 .189 -0.028 .244 0.055
xwOBA .427 .342 -0.085 .426 0.084 .281 -0.145 .257 -0.024 .296 0.039
wOBA .561 .353 -0.208 .547 0.194 .285 -0.262 .245 -0.040 .323 0.078
xSLG .563 .468 -0.095 .596 0.128 .372 -0.224 .320 -0.052 .390 0.070
SLG .818 .494 -0.324 .914 0.420 .386 -0.528 .313 -0.073 .442 0.129
K% 11.5 23.2 11.7 18.2 -5.0 27.5 9.3 26.5 -1.0 25.2 -1.3
BB% 15.4 9.4 -6.0 13.6 4.2 6.7 -6.9 6.2 -0.5 7.5 1.3
Swing % 41.7 45.5 3.8 38.8 -6.7 48.3 9.5 50.5 2.2 49.4 -1.1
Whiff% 24.4 25.2 0.8 20.3 -4.9 23.6 3.3 24.4 0.8 24.2 -0.2
In Zone % 50.9 48.4 -2.5 47.3 -1.1 50.1 2.8 51.4 1.3 52.3 0.9
Out of Zone % 49.1 51.6 2.5 52.7 1.1 49.9 -2.8 48.6 -1.3 47.7 -0.9
Out of Zone Swing % 18.9 25.7 6.8 16.1 -9.6 26.4 10.3 30.9 4.5 26.1 -4.8
First Pitch Swing % 19.2 27.9 8.7 29.5 1.6 30.5 1.0 35.0 4.5 33.5 -1.5
First Pitch Strike % 53.8 63.3 9.5 61.4 -1.9 59.9 -1.5 67.3 7.4 66.5 -0.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 26 .561 16 3 18.8 10 4 40.0
2019 Shifts 283 .347 189 44 23.3 94 56 59.6
2020 Shifts 44 .547 31 5 16.1 13 10 76.9
2021 Shifts 374 .285 289 18 6.2 85 43 50.6
2022 Shifts 615 .245 526 54 10.3 89 60 67.4
2023 Shades 265 .322 220 0 0.0 45 11 24.4
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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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 405 14.0 61.5% 2.5% 209 20.9 2.9% 5.3%
2020 41 13.6 70.7% 0.0% 44 18.6 0.0% 0.0%
2021 496 16.0 38.1% 1.8% 207 22.0 1.9% 6.8%
2022 802 15.0 50.1% 1.1% 289 21.6 0.7% 9.7%
2023 316 13.0 77.2% 0.0% 157 17.6 10.2% 0.6%
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Pitch Distribution