Nestor Cortes

New York Yankees

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Nestor Cortes threw 5,963 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2018 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Cutter (87mph), also mixing in a Slider (77mph). He also rarely threw a Change (83mph) and Curve (72mph).


In 2022, compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has much less armside movement than typical, has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has some added backspin. His cutter has sweeping cut action, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters and has some natural sink. His slider comes in below hitting speed, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sliders, sweeps across the zone and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His change generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has some natural sink to it. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 8 of them in 2022) has an exceptional bite, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' curves, has below average velo, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves and has slight glove-side movement.