Nestor Cortes
P | B/T: R/L | 5' 11" 210LBS | Age: 28

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 4 2 5.30 10 10 0 54.1 53 1.27
6 Seasons 23 11 3.84 102 54 0 384.2 399 1.17
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 10 4-2 5.30 54.1 53 1.27
6 Seasons 102 23-11 3.84 384.2 399 1.17

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
2023 28 903 156 11 7.1 4.8 90.0 111.6 26.4 33.3 .223 .397 .334 .302 .356 41.0 23.2 7.0 5.30 3.71
Player 6466 1058 73 6.9 4.6 88.4 114.9 21.0 34.5 .224 .380 .301 .292 .356 35.9 25.2 7.4
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 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
(51.9%) ,
Cutter
(29.8%) ,
Sweeper
(13%) ,
Changeup
(2.5%) ,
Slider
(2.4%) ,
Sinker
(0.3%) ,


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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 25.6 36.5 22.4 15.4 41.0 34.6 24.4 1.9 17.3 42.9 21.8 9.0 7.1 4.8
Player 32.2 32.6 24.1 11.1 36.9 36.8 26.4 3.8 21.7 36.5 23.2 6.7 6.9 4.6
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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 Changeup NYY L 23 83.1 35.3 1.5 5 15.0 0.6 4
2023 Sinker NYY L 3 89.4 21.4 -7.7 -26 12.1 -4.4 -27
2023 Slider NYY L 22 81.7 42.6 2.6 6 6.3 -2.8 -31
2023 Sweeper NYY L 117 76.1 46.1 -0.2 0 17.0 0.4 2
2023 Cutter NYY L 269 86.4 28.5 1.1 4 4.6 2.0 76
2023 4-Seamer NYY L 469 91.5 13.3 3.0 19 4.1 -2.8 -41
2022 4-Seamer NYY L 1,079 91.8 12.7 3.2 20 4.1 -3.0 -42
2022 Sinker NYY L 75 90.8 17.7 -9.3 -34 10.8 -4.7 -30
2022 Sweeper NYY L 459 77.1 42.4 -1.6 -4 15.2 -0.8 -5
2022 Changeup NYY L 109 82.9 33.9 -0.3 -1 12.7 -1.5 -10
2022 Curveball NYY L 7 72.1 56.9 -1.6 -3 9.0 -5.2 -37
2022 Cutter NYY L 734 86.9 27.4 0.6 2 4.7 2.6 120
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 Changeup NYY L 148 83.0 34.1 0.2 1 14.1 -0.2 -1
2021 4-Seamer NYY L 649 90.7 14.7 2.3 13 5.6 -2.4 -30
2021 Slider NYY L 4 76.0 44.5 -1.5 -3 6.7 -5.8 -47
2021 Cutter NYY L 358 85.4 30.8 -0.7 -2 5.3 2.6 99
2020 Curveball SEA L 3 71.7 62.3 -1.6 -2 11.5 -2.8 -19
2020 4-Seamer SEA L 65 88.2 18.0 1.9 10 7.6 -0.5 -6
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 Changeup SEA L 9 81.2 36.8 1.7 5 14.9 0.6 4
2020 Slider SEA L 29 77.4 46.6 1.2 3 6.3 -5.1 -45
2019 Curveball NYY L 17 71.2 56.7 -0.5 -1 6.0 -3.6 -38
2019 Slider NYY L 425 81.5 39.2 -3.0 -7 5.4 -2.9 -35
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 4-Seamer NYY L 579 89.6 17.0 2.0 11 6.9 -0.9 -11
2018 Changeup BAL L 10 80.1 37.7 1.6 4 16.0 2.0 14
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 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 0.2 1 469 51.9 116 .229 .381 .296 23.3 28.4 19.0 .186 .287 .251 47.9
2023 Cutter -0.2 -1 269 29.8 75 .246 .507 .347 20.9 16.0 18.5 .241 .527 .352 43.9
2023 Sweeper 2.5 3 117 13.0 23 .273 .591 .415 15.2 13.0 21.4 .261 .502 .340 15.8
2023 Changeup 10.9 2 23 2.5 7 .714 .857 .693 16.7 28.6 22.2 .491 .564 .459 20.0
2023 Slider 2.4 1 22 2.4 6 .200 .200 .267 42.9 50.0 16.7 .203 .232 .275 0.0
2023 Sinker 1.6 0 3 0.3 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
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 0.0 0 109 4.4 29 .241 .414 .279 20.0 17.2 9.4 .196 .315 .222 29.2
2022 Sinker -0.8 -1 75 3.0 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 .110 .111 .100 0.0
2021 4-Seamer -1.9 -12 649 42.6 161 .196 .365 .289 23.2 34.2 25.7 .190 .354 .266 42.6
2021 Cutter -1.0 -4 358 23.5 94 .271 .447 .345 22.7 17.0 22.2 .269 .442 .341 34.8
2021 Sweeper -0.3 -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 .409 .325 31.5
2019 Changeup 0.2 0 160 12.3 49 .200 .356 .247 25.0 22.4 15.7 .296 .569 .374 32.4
2019 Sinker 3.2 2 72 5.5 30 .241 .345 .289 27.3 40.0 23.5 .200 .365 .253 40.0
2019 Curveball 21.7 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 .651 .440 44.4
2018 Curveball 7.3 2 26 24.1 5 .500 .750 .570 12.5 0.0 0.0 .345 .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.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
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
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
2022 Changeup 105 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 74 90.8 90 18.7 10:30 10:45 -15
2022 Sweeper 457 77.1 48 16.4 3:30 2:45 45
2023 Changeup 23 83.1 94 16.2 10:00 9:15 45
2023 Cutter 266 86.4 46 8.7 12:15 1:15 -60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 466 91.5 95 19.6 11:30 11:30 0
2023 Slider 21 81.7 33 8.0 3:00 4:00 -60
2023 Sweeper 114 76.1 53 18.2 3:45 3:00 45
! 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 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 227 903 9 -11 5 3 7
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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 903 52.7 71.0 81.4 24.4 67.3 46.1 66.2 48.9 21.9 7.1 75.0
Player 6,466 50.6 68.9 79.8 27.3 64.9 45.8 64.3 48.3 23.9 6.9 76.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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 4 43 23
2019 18 20 19 21 22 51 29 73 63 53 30 49 14 9 31 19
2020 1 31 11
2021 81 80 64 51 90 47 54 46 68 77 73 29 34 7 56 17
2022 90 85 86 81 94 38 81 63 75 73 77 40 65 10 67 9
2023 64 70 49 38 75 24 58 29 38 52 66 23 19 8 69 12
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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 10 9.5 1 7 7 3 30.0
Player 24.1 66 63.4 3 26 48 28 42.4

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 10 5 11 10 12 10 10 7 10 7 9 13 7 7 11 10 10 8 11 13 7 10 11 11 6 7 10 11 9 10 11
Player 66 58 61 64 66 59 71 56 49 52 57 73 65 61 67 68 62 55 72 70 65 70 79 73 52 52 62 72 70 63 57
! 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 89.6 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 80.1 82.4 2.3 81.2 -1.2 83.0 1.8 82.9 -0.1 83.1 0.2
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 90.0 2.1
Launch Angle 6.6 18.3 11.7 21.9 3.6 23.7 1.8 19.2 -4.5 26.4 7.2
Barrel % 15.8 8.0 -7.8 11.1 3.1 7.4 -3.7 5.3 -2.1 7.1 1.8
Hard Hit % 26.3 34.9 8.6 37.0 2.1 36.1 -0.9 34.7 -1.4 41.0 6.3
Sweet Spot % 31.6 36.5 4.9 44.4 7.9 33.2 -11.2 34.2 1.0 33.3 -0.9
xBA .326 .267 -0.059 .273 0.006 .214 -0.059 .204 -0.010 .223 0.019
BA .455 .281 -0.174 .343 0.062 .217 -0.126 .189 -0.028 .255 0.066
xwOBA .427 .343 -0.084 .426 0.083 .282 -0.144 .257 -0.025 .302 0.045
wOBA .561 .353 -0.208 .547 0.194 .285 -0.262 .245 -0.040 .334 0.089
xSLG .563 .468 -0.095 .596 0.128 .372 -0.224 .320 -0.052 .397 0.077
SLG .818 .494 -0.324 .914 0.420 .386 -0.528 .313 -0.073 .457 0.144
K% 11.5 23.2 11.7 18.2 -5.0 27.5 9.3 26.5 -1.0 23.2 -3.3
BB% 15.4 9.4 -6.0 13.6 4.2 6.7 -6.9 6.2 -0.5 7.0 0.8
Swing % 41.7 45.5 3.8 38.8 -6.7 48.3 9.5 50.5 2.2 48.9 -1.6
Whiff% 24.4 25.2 0.8 20.3 -4.9 23.6 3.3 24.4 0.8 21.9 -2.5
In Zone % 50.9 48.4 -2.5 47.3 -1.1 50.1 2.8 51.4 1.3 52.7 1.3
Out of Zone % 49.1 51.6 2.5 52.7 1.1 49.9 -2.8 48.6 -1.3 47.3 -1.3
Out of Zone Swing % 18.9 25.7 6.8 16.1 -9.6 26.4 10.3 30.9 4.5 24.4 -6.5
First Pitch Swing % 19.2 27.9 8.7 29.5 1.6 30.5 1.0 35.0 4.5 32.9 -2.1
First Pitch Strike % 53.8 63.3 9.5 61.4 -1.9 59.9 -1.5 67.3 7.4 66.2 -1.1
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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 374 .285 289 17 5.9 85 42 49.4
2022 615 .245 526 45 8.6 89 45 50.6
2023 227 .332 189 0 0.0 38 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo