Nestor Cortes
24-Year-Old PitcherRP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a contract with the Yankees in July of 2013.
Struggles as opener
PNew York Yankees
September 11, 2019
Cortes did not factor into the decision against Detroit on Tuesday, pitching 2.1 innings and giving up four runs (two earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out two.
ANALYSIS
Cortes was used as the opening pitcher for the first time in his career and had a difficult time making the adjustment, allowing six singles and a walk while needing 46 pitches to get through 2.1 frames. The 24-year-old has not hurled a scoreless outing since Aug. 23, allowing 10 earned runs in 8.2 innings over his last five games.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
39
Last 10 Games
32
Last 5 Games
31
How many pitches does Nestor Cortes generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Nestor Cortes generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-22%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-28%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-33%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .344 109 23 11 33 5 0 7
Since 2017vs Right .269 215 49 21 52 6 0 11
2019vs Left .344 99 23 7 31 5 0 6
2019vs Right .249 199 46 21 44 4 0 10
2018vs Left .333 10 0 4 2 0 0 1
2018vs Right .500 16 3 0 8 2 0 1
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-32%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-27%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-67%
ERA on Road
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 7.03 1.84 32.0 2 0 0 9.6 5.1 2.8
Since 2017Away 4.81 1.47 39.1 3 1 0 8.7 3.2 1.8
2019Home 6.67 1.69 29.2 2 0 0 9.7 4.6 2.7
2019Away 4.86 1.43 37.0 3 1 0 9.0 3.2 1.7
2018Home 11.57 3.86 2.1 0 0 0 7.7 11.6 3.9
2018Away 3.86 2.14 2.1 0 0 0 3.9 3.9 3.9
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Nestor Cortes compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.46
 
K/9
9.3
 
BB/9
3.8
 
HR/9
2.2
 
Fastball
89.6 mph
 
ERA
5.67
 
WHIP
1.55
 
BABIP
.331
 
GB/FB
0.86
 
Left On Base
73.2%
 
Exit Velocity
87.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.4%
 
Spin Rate
2075 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
35.1%
 
Swinging Strike
10.9%
 
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To serve as opener Tuesday
PNew York Yankees
September 10, 2019
Cortes will open Tuesday's game against the Tigers, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
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Captures win in bullpen game
PNew York Yankees
August 7, 2019
Cortes (5-0) was the pitcher of record in Tuesday's 9-4 win over the Orioles after striking out one and working around a base hit and a walk in 2.1 scoreless innings of relief.
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Earns win in relief
PNew York Yankees
July 24, 2019
Nestor Cortes (4-0) picked up the victory Wednesday after holding the Twins to one run on three hits and two walks with one strikeout over 3.1 innings.
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Back in big leagues
PNew York Yankees
July 24, 2019
Cortes was recalled by the Yankees on Wednesday.
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Sent back to Triple-A
PNew York Yankees
July 18, 2019
Cortes was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Rays, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
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