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

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
2022 7 3 2.44 15 15 0 85.0 91 0.95
5 Seasons 14 8 3.92 79 31 0 257.0 274 1.23
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 15 7-3 2.44 85.0 91 0.95
5 Seasons 79 14-8 3.92 257.0 274 1.23

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 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 1339 221 13 5.9 3.9 89.0 113.7 19.1 33.9 .209 .365 .263 .268 .340 37.6 27.4 5.7 2.44 2.59
Player 4437 711 53 7.5 4.9 88.6 114.9 20.2 34.7 .231 .407 .314 .303 .374 36.0 25.5 7.6
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cortes relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(39.7%) ,
Cutter
(36.7%) ,
Slider
(16.5%) ,
Changeup
(3.6%) ,
Sinker
(3.4%) ,


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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 35.3 31.2 21.7 11.8 38.5 33.9 27.6 3.2 24.4 35.7 23.5 7.2 5.9 3.9
Player 33.5 32.2 24.1 10.3 35.9 37.4 26.7 4.2 22.4 34.7 23.1 6.3 7.5 4.9
MLB 45.0 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 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 Sinker NYY L 46 90.8 17.2 -9.4 -35 11.1 -4.5 -29
2022 4-Seamer NYY L 531 91.3 13.0 3.1 19 3.9 -2.9 -43
2022 Slider NYY L 221 77.5 40.9 -3.0 -7 14.8 0.9 6
2022 Cutter NYY L 491 86.6 27.8 1.0 3 5.1 2.3 84
2022 Changeup NYY L 48 82.7 32.6 -2.0 -6 12.9 -1.4 -10
2021 4-Seamer NYY L 648 90.7 14.7 2.3 14 5.6 -2.3 -29
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 62 90.3 18.8 -8.0 -30 11.8 -4.1 -26
2021 Slider NYY L 306 77.4 41.1 -3.0 -7 14.5 1.5 12
2020 Changeup SEA L 9 81.2 36.8 1.7 5 14.9 0.6 4
2020 Slider SEA L 86 80.9 39.4 -1.8 -4 6.1 -2.2 -27
2020 Curveball SEA L 2 73.4 54.7 -1.5 -3 7.5 -5.2 -41
2020 4-Seamer SEA L 64 88.2 18.0 2.0 10 7.5 -0.4 -5
2020 Sinker SEA L 2 88.3 19.5 -9.8 -33 13.0 -2.6 -17
2019 4-Seamer NYY L 569 89.6 17.0 2.1 11 6.9 -0.8 -10
2019 Sinker NYY L 75 88.9 21.4 -8.3 -28 12.9 -3.2 -20
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 Curveball NYY L 17 71.2 56.7 -0.6 -1 6.0 -3.8 -39
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 2.4 12 8.1 0.1 1
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 -1.4 -7 532 39.7 129 .200 .292 .247 24.5 27.9 19.0 .193 .328 .252 39.3
2022 Cutter -1.5 -7 492 36.7 141 .174 .371 .265 24.0 26.2 23.6 .220 .379 .279 40.0
2022 Slider 0.7 2 221 16.5 40 .316 .579 .396 17.1 15.0 16.2 .264 .499 .339 21.9
2022 Changeup -0.9 0 48 3.6 9 .222 .333 .239 15.8 22.2 8.0 .211 .383 .251 42.9
2022 Sinker -2.0 -1 46 3.4 13 .077 .077 .069 37.5 76.9 23.3 .088 .156 .104 66.7
2021 4-Seamer -1.8 -12 648 42.5 161 .196 .365 .289 23.2 34.2 25.6 .190 .355 .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 .323 .497 .361 36.0
2021 Sinker -4.1 -3 62 4.1 21 .000 .000 .033 28.6 57.1 25.0 .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 Curveball -3.3 0 2 1.2 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 .087 .140 .399 0.0
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
2019 4-Seamer 0.5 3 569 43.7 102 .267 .556 .387 27.1 27.5 16.2 .276 .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 .200 .355 .263 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 648 90.7 94 19.0 11:00 11:30 -30
2021 Sinker 62 90.3 92 18.7 10:15 10:45 -30
2021 Slider 306 77.4 45 15.8 3:15 2:45 30
2022 Changeup 48 82.7 97 15.2 10:15 9:45 30
2022 Cutter 491 86.6 48 9.4 12:15 1:15 -60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 531 91.4 94 19.8 11:15 11:30 -15
2022 Sinker 46 90.8 91 19.4 10:30 10:45 -15
2022 Slider 220 77.4 45 16.0 3:15 2:30 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 332 1,339 -11 -13 7 3 -14
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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 45.7 59.9 48.3 23.6 6.3 82.3
2022 1,339 52.7 67.8 80.8 30.9 65.3 46.0 69.6 50.3 23.4 6.9 71.7
Player 4,437 50.3 68.1 79.8 26.9 64.5 45.1 63.7 47.6 23.9 7.1 75.1
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2018 4 43
2019 18 20 19 21 21 51 29 73 63 53 30 49 18 9 31
2020 6 18
2021 81 80 64 52 90 47 54 46 68 77 73 29 81 7 57
2022 93 88 81 67 96 29 74 39 54 78 80 35 93 7 70
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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 23.4 11 10.6 0 7 10 2 18.2

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 11 11 14 12 12 12 10 7 11 9 6 10 8 6 10 12 11 13 9 11 12 12 9 11 13 10 13 9 14 9 13
! 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 89.1 0.2
Offspeed Velocity 80.1 82.4 2.3 81.2 -1.2 83 1.8 82.7 -0.3
Breaking Velocity 74.6 81.1 6.5 80.7 -0.4 77.4 -3.3 77.5 0.1
Exit Velocity 86.6 87.8 1.2 87.4 -0.4 89 1.6 89 0
Launch Angle 6.6 18.3 11.7 21.9 3.6 23.7 1.8 19.1 -4.6
Barrel % 15.8 8 -7.8 11.1 3.1 7.4 -3.7 5.9 -1.5
Hard Hit % 26.3 34.9 8.6 37 2.1 36.1 -0.9 37.6 1.5
Sweet Spot % 31.6 36.5 4.9 44.4 7.9 33.2 -11.2 33.9 0.7
xBA .326 .267 -0.059 .273 0.006 .214 -0.059 .209 -0.005
BA .455 .281 -0.174 .343 0.062 .217 -0.126 .199 -0.018
xwOBA .427 .343 -0.084 .426 0.083 .282 -0.144 .268 -0.014
wOBA .561 .353 -0.208 .547 0.194 .285 -0.262 .263 -0.022
xSLG .563 .468 -0.095 .596 0.128 .372 -0.224 .365 -0.007
SLG .818 .494 -0.324 .914 0.42 .386 -0.528 .353 -0.033
K% 11.5 23.2 11.7 18.2 -5 27.5 9.3 27.4 -0.1
BB% 15.4 9.4 -6 13.6 4.2 6.7 -6.9 5.7 -1
Swing % 41.7 45.5 3.8 38.8 -6.7 48.3 9.5 50.3 2
Whiff% 24.4 25.2 0.8 20.3 -4.9 23.6 3.3 23.4 -0.2
In Zone % 50 48.4 -1.6 47.3 -1.1 50.1 2.8 52.7 2.6
Out of Zone % 50 51.6 1.6 52.7 1.1 49.9 -2.8 47.3 -2.6
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 34.3 3.8
First Pitch Strike % 53.8 63.3 9.5 61.4 -1.9 59.9 -1.5 69.6 9.7
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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 332 .263 287 20 7.0 45 26 57.8

Pitch Tempo