Nestor Cortes New York Yankees

Age: 27 (December 10, 1994) | 5' 11" | 210lbs. | Throws: Left
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
NYY AA 2018 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.1 3 0 1 3 2.70 1.20 1.05 2.7 8.1 .319 n/a
NYY AAA 2018 6 6 0 0 23 18 111.2 95 13 37 96 3.71 1.18 1.19 3.0 7.7 .273 n/a
BAL AL 2018 0 0 0 0 4 0 4.2 10 2 4 3 7.71 3.00 3.21 7.7 5.8 .441 47/16/37 -3 -2
NYY AAA 2019 2 2 0 0 7 6 39.2 29 3 11 42 3.86 1.01 0.98 2.5 9.5 .271 n/a
NYY AL 2019 5 1 0 1 33 1 66.2 75 16 28 69 5.67 1.54 1.70 3.8 9.3 .331 34/22/44 -3 0
SEA AL 2020 0 1 0 0 5 1 7.2 12 6 6 8 15.26 2.35 3.13 7.0 9.4 .306 37/19/44 -15 -10
NYY AAA 2021 1 1 1 0 5 1 15.0 8 1 1 18 1.20 0.60 0.67 0.6 10.8 .224 n/a
NYY AAA 2021 1 1 1 0 5 1 15.0 8 1 1 18 1.20 0.60 0.67 0.6 10.8 .224 n/a
NYY AL 2021 2 3 0 0 22 14 93.0 75 14 25 103 2.90 1.08 1.17 2.4 10.0 .277 27/21/51 10 11
NYY AL 2022 7 3 0 0 15 15 85.0 62 11 19 91 2.44 0.95 1.04 2.0 9.6 .255 34/18/48 18 16
Career 5yrs 14 8 0 1 79 31 257.0 234 49 82 274 3.92 1.23 1.36 2.9 9.6 .291 n/a
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After last night, his ERA stands at 2.31.

Lindsey Adler at The Athletic with video help from the New York Post:

The Rays were clearly hunting the cutter and were tired of getting beat inside by Cortes, who had shut them down for one run over eight innings in late May and allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings against them at Yankee Stadium last week.

“I think the game plan they had was pretty good — obviously facing them three times in a month probably gave them a little bit of an advantage,” Cortes said. “If (those cutters) were better located, I think I could have done the job.”

Nestor Cortes is taken out of the game during the fifth inning of the Yankees' 5-4 loss to the Rays.

Nestor Cortes is taken out of the game during the fifth inning of the Yankees’ 5-4 loss to the Rays.
AP

Cortes’ cutter has been the second-best cut fastball in the majors this year, second in negative run value to Brewers starter Corbin Burnes’ cutter. Entering Tuesday night, opposing batters were hitting .154 against Cortes’ cutter, with a .308 slugging percentage. Hitters were swinging-and-missing on 25.7 percent of cutters he threw in his first 12 starts of the season.

... Cortes’ endurance will be a major question for the Yankees in the coming weeks, as he’s thrown a maximum of 93 innings in a major-league season prior to this year. After Tuesday’s outing, he’s thrown 74 innings over 13 starts with more than three months left in the season.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 22

Nestor may not be at the top of this list at the end of the season but he'll be on it.

MLB ERA Leaders


                                                                 ERA
Nestor Cortes 1.50
Martin Perez 1.56
Joe Musgrove 1.64
Sandy Alcantara 1.81
Alek Manoah 1.98
Alex Patton Alex
Jun 7

He tossed a career-high eight innings — one start after setting the mark with 7 ¹/₃ innings — and made Chicago look nearly as hapless as the Rangers in his last outing, when he took a no-hitter into the eighth. 

“I told him that was good, even for him,’’ Aaron Boone said after the Yankees beat the White Sox for the third time in four games. “It was another special outing. He was in complete control.” 

Yankees
Nestor Cortes pitches Sunday during the Yankees’ win over the White Sox. 
USA TODAY Sports
Alex Patton Alex
May 16

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May 9, 2022 Top Performers

Pitchers:

Kyle Hendricks (CHC): 8.2 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 7 K, 84 GmSc

Nestor Cortes (NYY): 7.1 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 4 BB, 11 K, 83 GmSc

Michael Kopech (CHW): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 7 K, 71 GmSc

Paul Blackburn (OAK): 6.2 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 69 GmSc

Jose Quintana (PIT): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 4 BB, 5 K, 69 GmSc

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MLB ERA Leaders

                                                                     ERA
Michael Kopech 0.93
Pablo Lopez 1.00
Merrill Kelly 1.22
Logan Gilbert 1.36
Nestor Cortes 1.41
Alex Patton Alex
May 10

Has sailed threw the first three innings against the Guardians facing the minimum (a walk turned quickly into a GDP). I had Nestor last year, was well aware he wasn't a fluke, and still couldn't keep bidding last Saturday (he went for $5). Sometimes sticking stubbornly to a plan (don't bid on starters) is just plain dumb.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 23
2020: FB 41% FBv 88.1 EV 87.0 HardHit 36% Barrel 11% HR/FB 50% FIP 14.41
2021: FB 47% FBv 90.7 EV 89.0 HardHit 36% Barrel 7% HR/FB 11% FIP 3.78
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '21