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Nestor Cortes
  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Nestor Cortes
  • Age: 23 (December 10, 1994)
  • Birthplace: Surgidero de Batabano, Cuba
  • Bats/Throws: R/L Ht: 5' 11" Wt: 205
  • Draft: Round 36 (2013, NYY)
  • MLB Debut: 03/31/2018
  • School: Hialeah, FL
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Nestor Cortes Stats Summary

Nestor Cortes Career Stats

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Team Date Transaction
April 20, 2018 LHP Nestor Cortes Jr. assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders from Trenton Thunder.
April 14, 2018 LHP Nestor Cortes Jr. returned to New York Yankees from Baltimore Orioles.
April 14, 2018 LHP Nestor Cortes Jr. assigned to Trenton Thunder.
April 10, 2018 Baltimore Orioles designated LHP Nestor Cortes Jr. for assignment.
December 14, 2017 Baltimore Orioles claimed LHP Nestor Cortes Jr. off waivers from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
August 8, 2017 Nestor Cortes assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders from Trenton Thunder.
August 8, 2017 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders activated LHP Nestor Cortes.
July 31, 2017 LHP Nestor Cortes assigned to Trenton Thunder from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
July 30, 2017 LHP Nestor Cortes assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders from Trenton Thunder.
July 17, 2017 LHP Nestor Cortes assigned to Trenton Thunder from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
July 16, 2017 LHP Nestor Cortes assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders from Trenton Thunder.
July 13, 2017 LHP Nestor Cortes assigned to Trenton Thunder from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
July 8, 2017 LHP Nestor Cortes assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders from Trenton Thunder.
July 3, 2017 LHP Nestor Cortes assigned to Trenton Thunder from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
June 26, 2017 LHP Nestor Cortes assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders from Trenton Thunder.
April 11, 2017 LHP Nestor Cortes assigned to Trenton Thunder from Tampa Yankees.
February 27, 2017 LHP Nestor Cortes assigned to New York Yankees.
August 31, 2016 LHP Nestor Cortes assigned to Tampa Yankees from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
August 30, 2016 LHP Nestor Cortes assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders from Tampa Yankees.
July 22, 2016 LHP Nestor Cortes assigned to Tampa Yankees from Charleston RiverDogs.
June 27, 2016 LHP Nestor Cortes assigned to Charleston RiverDogs from Trenton Thunder.
June 26, 2016 LHP Nestor Cortes assigned to Trenton Thunder from Charleston RiverDogs.
May 8, 2016 LHP Nestor Cortes assigned to Charleston RiverDogs from Pulaski Yankees.
June 22, 2015 LHP Nestor Cortes assigned to Pulaski Yankees.
July 8, 2014 LHP Nestor Cortes assigned to GCL Yankees2 from GCL Yankees1.
July 20, 2013 LHP Nestor Cortes assigned to GCL Yankees1.
July 12, 2013 New York Yankees signed LHP Nestor Cortes.
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Nestor Cortes Awards and Honors

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Nestor Cortes
  • Full Name: Nestor Cortes
  • Born: December 10, 1994
  • Age: 23
  • Birthplace: Surgidero de Batabano, Cuba
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: L
  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 205
  • Draft: Round 36 (2013, NYY)
  • School: Hialeah, FL
  • MLB Debut: 03/31/2018

2017: Split the season between three teams in the Yankees system, combining to go 7-4 with a 2.06 ERA in 30 games (13 starts)... Opened the year at Class-A Tampa, making one appearance before being promoted to Double-A Trenton on 4/11... Went 5-0 with a 2.60 ERA in 18 games (7 starts) with Trenton, garnering a Eastern League Midseason All-Star selection... Recorded seven strikeouts while allowing just one hit over 6.0 shutout innings in a win at Portland, 4/22... Held Eastern League batters to a .192 batting average, with right-handers batting .177 (22-124) against him... Limited EL opponents to a .152 average (5-33) with RISP, including a .118 average (2-17) with RISP and two outs... Made 11 appearances (six starts) with Triple-A Scranton/WB, going 2-4 with a 1.49 ERA... Struck out a season-high eight batters in a 4.2-inning start at Durham, 8/13... Held International League batters to a .219 average, with right-handers hitting .213 (23-108) with one XBH against him... Between Trenton and Scranton/WB, did not allow any of his nine inherited runners to score... Went 2-1 with a 1.25 ERA (3 ER, 21.2 IP) in four starts for Estrellas Orientales in the Dominican Winter League
2016: Split the year between four teams in the Yankees system, combining to go 11-4 with a 2.12 ERA and three saves in 21 games (12 starts)...Had the lowest ERA and WHIP (0.80) in Minor League Baseball among pitchers with 100 innings pitched...Led all Minor League pitchers with a .167 opponents batting average (61-365), as left-handers hit .149 (13-87) and right-handers batted .173 (48-278)…Posted the seventh-highest strikeout rate (29.0%, 115 strikeouts in 396 batters faced) among Minor League pitchers with 100.0 innings pitched...His 11 wins ranked fifth in the organization...Named a South Atlantic League Midseason All-Star after going 6-2 with two saves and a 0.79 ERA in 13 games (eight starts) for Class-A Charleston...Held SAL batters to a .157 average, with left-handers batting just .115 (6-52) against him...Registered a career-high 12 strikeouts and allowed just two hits over 6.0 innings in a win vs. Columbia on 5/19...Earned Pitcher of the Week with Charleston (5/22)...With Class-A Tampa, allowed just two hits and struck out nine over 7.0 shutout innings in a win at Brevard County, 8/19, an outing that earned him a Florida State League Pitcher of the Week award on 8/21...Made his Triple-A debut on 8/30 in a start at Buffalo, striking out four over 5.2 innings of no-hit ball in earning a victory...Following the season, made six appearances for Scottsdale of the Arizona Fall League and posted a 4.70 ERA (4 ER, 7.2 IP). 
2015: Spent the season with Rookie-level Pulaski, going 6-3 with a 2.26 ERA in 12 games (10 starts)...Named an Appalachian League Postseason All-Star...Led the Appalachian League in opponents batting aveage (.203) and WHIP (0.91)...Ranked second in the league in strikeouts and third in ERA and innings pitched...Recorded six strikeouts or more in six of his 12 appearances, including a 10-strikeout performance on 8/11 vs. Bluefield...Named APPY League Pitcher of the Week for the week of July 6-12. 
2014: Spent the year with the Gulf Coast League Yankees2 where he appeared in 11 games...Had five-plus strikeouts in his only two starts and only walked five batters in 31.2 IP... Held batters to a .150 average (3-20) with runners on and two outs.
2013: Began his career with the Gulf Coast League Yankees1 where he registered 20 strikeouts and five walks in 10 appearances...Recorded a season-high five strikeouts against the GCL Tigers on 8/17/13.
PERSONAL: Nestor Cortes Jr. was selected by Baltimore from the New York Yankees in the Major League portion of the 2017 Rule 5 draft...Originally selected by the Yankees in the 36th round of the 2013 draft out of Hialeah High School (FL)... Attended the same high school as longtime knuckleballer Charlie Hough, current MLB pitcher Gio González (who transferred high schools after his junior season) and 1978 World Series MVP Bucky Dent...Had committed to play baseball at Florida International University before being drafted.