Nestor Cortes Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/10/1994 (28)
Nestor Cortes Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Nestor Cortes News
New York Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes (shoulder), who landed on the 15-day injured list on Friday, said he won't throw for the next three to four weeks, but he's still hoping to return this year. "It's definitely tough. If we're going to make a run at it, we need everyone healthy, not only myself but Carlos Rodon and all the other pitchers," Cortes said. The 28-year-old southpaw just returned for a stint on the IL and looked great last weekend, but now he's dealing with a left rotator-cuff strain and might not be able to make it back at all to close out the season. It's been a disappointing, injury filled 2023 for Cortes after he made his first All-Star team in 2022. Fantasy managers that have been hanging onto Cortes in deep-mixed leagues can probably let go at this point.
The New York Yankees placed left-hander Nestor Cortes (shoulder) on the 15-day injured list (retroactive to Aug. 8) on Friday with a left rotator-cuff strain and recalled right-handers Jhony Brito and Randy Vasquez from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in corresponding moves. Cortes looked good in his first start back from the injured list last Saturday, but he'll now return to the IL after just spending over a month with a left-shoulder strain. It's obviously pretty terrible news for the Yankees and Cortes, and there's certainly a chance that he won't be able to make it back before the end of the 2023 regular season. The 28-year-old Cuban southpaw has an ERA just south of 5.00 on the year with 67 strikeouts in 63 1/3 innings over his 12 starts. Brito is most likely to take Cortes' spot in New York's rotation, at least in the short term.
New York Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes (shoulder) will return from the 60-day injured list and start on Saturday against the Houston Astros, according to manager Aaron Boone. Left-hander Carlos Rodon will go on Sunday. Cortes was originally to make his final minor-league rehab start on Wednesday, but he instead rejoined the Yankees and is ready to return this weekend. The 28-year-old southpaw hasn't pitched in the big leagues since late May due to a left rotator-cuff strain, so fantasy managers may want to temper expectations in his first start back, especially in a tough matchup against Houston. But Cortes is worth a pickup in deep-mixed leagues for those needing pitching depth the rest of the way.
New York Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes showed signs of actually being an outstanding pitcher by posting a strong 26.5% K% and 6.2% BB% in 2022. It isn't easy to put up a K-BB% above 20% over an entire season. The downside with Cortes is that he may have benefited from some ball-in-play luck. His 34% ground-ball rate is meager- especially for a guy pitching in Yankees Stadium half the time (although being a left-hander helps a little bit there). He was one of the most successful pitchers in the league at keeping fly balls in the park (and 8.2% HR/FB per FanGraphs - much better than this career 12.7% mark). The xFIP was more than a run above the ERA because of this at 3.63. Cortes is tough to rank in 2023, given the good fortune we just talked about and the fact that his great season was unexpected. However, the 20% K-BB% is the most crucial factor here, making Cortes a fine pick with his ADP near 115.