Nestor Cortes

SP · New York Yankees

Bats R Throws L
Height 5'11" Weight 205
DOB 1994-12-10 Age 29.3
Hometown Hialeah, FL
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 14.14, 209th

Season Projections

SourceFPtsGSIPWLQSKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
ATC294.524134.49691373912020565603.961.17
Draft Buddy310.026143.097101454112821569633.971.18
Steamer310.224142.098111474413124570664.101.21
THE BAT301.124136.310891383912023466624.041.16
Zeile308.025139.99711141411262200633.991.18

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Nestor Cortes Stays Sharp In Start On Saturday

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    New York Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes struck out nine in seven shutout innings on Saturday in the Yankees 2-0 extra innings loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Cortes didn't walk a single batter but gave up six hits. It was the lefty's second-best start of the season but he unfortunately didn't record a win with New York's offense putting up a bagel on the scoreboard. Through five starts, Cortes now has a 3.41 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP. The 29-year-old should continue his dominant ways in his next scheduled start on Thursday when the Yankees host the Oakland A's, who are hitting lefties for just a .637 OPS.

    Apr 20 · Source via New York Yankees Nestor Cortes
  • Nestor Cortes Dominates Marlins In Win

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    New York Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes put together his best start of the young season in Monday's 7-0 victory over the visiting Miami Marlins, tossing eight scoreless innings on two hits with six strikeouts. Cortes navigated the 1-10 Marlins with relative ease, scattering two Bryan De La Cruz singles and receiving plenty of run support en route to his first win of the campaign. After a couple of so-so performances in tough matchups to begin the year, the 29-year-old Cuban left-hander now carries a solid 3.50 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with 13 punchouts over his first 18 frames of work. Cortes looks to stay on track in his next scheduled start in a favorable spot on Sunday versus the Cleveland Guardians, a team he owns a 2.19 ERA and 14 K's in 12 1/3 innings against since 2022. He should be rostered in all fantasy leagues ahead of that one.

    Apr 8 · Source via New York Yankees Nestor Cortes
  • Nestor Cortes Gets Opening Day Start

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    New York Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes has been tabbed as the club's Opening Day starter against the Houston Astros on the road on March 28. It was recently reported that Marcus Stroman did not wish to alter his spring schedule to line up for Opening Day, and manager Aaron Boone said Carlos Rodon was not a candidate. With Gerrit Cole (shoulder) on the shelf, it's Cortes who dealt with his fair share of injuries last season, limiting him to just 12 starts. He worked to a 4.97 ERA and a 17.7% K-BB% in that time, just one season after breaking out with a 2.44 ERA across 28 starts in the 2022 campaign. ATC is projecting a bounce-back in 2024 for the 29-year-old, who projects for a 3.97 ERA and a quality 17.8% K-BB% across 26 outings (23 starts) this season.

    Mar 15 · Source via New York Yankees Nestor Cortes Carlos Rodon Marcus Stroman
  • Nestor Cortes Jr. Lasts Four Innings In Latest Spring Start

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    New York Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes Jr. allowed just one hit a solo home run during Sunday's Spring Training game against the Detroit Tigers. He also issued just one walk, struck out three batters, and lasted four innings, which was an increase over his previous start (2.2 innings). Despite the somewhat mixed results, there's no denying that Cortes pitched much better this Sunday than he did a week earlier against the Minnesota Twins (two runs, seven hits). Fantasy managers should consider the fact that RotoBaller's MLB experts rank Cortes 62nd among pitchers and 230th overall for 2024.

    Mar 7 · Source via New York Yankees Nestor Cortes
  • Nestor Cortes Expects To Be Ready For Opening Day

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    New York Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes (shoulder) expects to be ready for the start of the 2024 regular season. He arrived to the team's spring training facilities early because he wasn't getting over the hump with regards to his rehab for a left-shoulder strain that ended his 2023 campaign early, but the team's training staff has since helped him get there. Cortes is feeling good in camp now and is currently scheduled to pitch in one of the team's exhibition games in Mexico City on March 24-25. The 29-year-old southpaw made just 12 starts in 2023 due to his shoulder injury and doesn't have a ton of fantasy upside as more of a crafty soft-tosser who relies more on inducing weak contact. Coming off injury, Cortes should be considered a late-round flier for fantasy managers.

    Feb 16 · Source via New York Yankees Nestor Cortes
  • Nestor Cortes Throwing Off A Mound

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    New York Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes (shoulder) said that he's already thrown four live batting practice sessions in spring training as he prepares for the start of the 2024 regular season. The 29-year-old southpaw made his first All-Star team in 2022 but made just 12 starts in 2023 in his third year in the Bronx due to a left rotator-cuff strain. But it appears that he has had a pretty normal offseason and should be ready for Opening Day, barring any setbacks. Cortes struggled when he was on the mound last year, going 5-2 with a 4.97 ERA (4.49 FIP) and 1.25 WHIP while walking 20 and striking out 67 in 63 1/3 innings. The crafty left-hander could bounce back with better health in 2024, but the soft-tosser has less room for error than most pitchers and relies more on deception and inducing weak contact.

    Feb 15 · Source via New York Yankees Nestor Cortes
  • Pitching Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsGSIPWLQSKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    2018BAL3.704.2000341020447.713.00
    2019NYY138.7166.251069287516144425.671.55
    2020SEA-2.317.2010861262141315.262.35
    2021NYY172.01493.0230103257514232292.811.08
    2022NYY378.328158.112401633810816244432.440.92
    2023NYY144.31263.152367205911336354.971.25
    2024NYY57.0529.0112285263111113.411.07
    2024 ATC294.524134.49691373912020565603.961.17
    2024 Draft Buddy310.026143.097101454112821569633.971.18
    2024 Steamer310.224142.098111474413124570664.101.21
    2024 THE BAT301.124136.310891383912023466624.041.16
    2024 Zeile308.025139.99711141411262200633.991.18

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    2024

    WeekOppFPtsGSIPWLQSKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    4vs TB19.017.000190600000.000.86
    3at CLE, vs MIA33.0212.0101121721443.000.67
    2at ARI-1.015.001022800335.402.00
    1at HOU6.015.000052510447.201.40

    2023

    WeekOppFPtsGSIPWLQSKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    19vs HOU11.014.000081110112.250.50
    10at SEA19.015.010063500223.601.60
    9vs BAL7.016.000052520446.001.17
    8at TOR23.016.010161510223.001.00
    7vs TB, vs OAK8.329.1000741310887.711.82
    5at TEX, at MIN2.729.2020135104011109.311.55
    4vs LAA23.016.010172401332.080.92
    3vs MIN15.017.000170522222.840.68
    2at BAL, vs PHI35.3210.1200821100333.521.50

    2024

    DateOppResultFPtsGSIPWLQSKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    Apr 20vs TBL 0-219.017.000190600000.000.86
    Apr 14at CLEL 7-86.014.000061521449.001.50
    Apr 8vs MIAW 7-027.018.010160200000.000.25
    Apr 2at ARIL 0-7-1.015.001022800335.402.00
    Mar 28at HOUW 5-46.015.000052510447.201.40

    2023

    DateOppResultFPtsGSIPWLQSKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    Aug 5vs HOUW 3-111.014.000081110112.250.50
    May 30at SEAW 10-219.015.010063500223.601.60
    May 24vs BALL 6-97.016.000052520446.001.17
    May 18at TORW 4-223.016.010161510223.001.00
    May 13vs TBW 9-81.314.1000327106612.462.08
    May 8vs OAKW 7-27.015.000042600223.601.60
    Apr 30at TEXL 2-15-0.314.2010745307713.501.93
    Apr 25at MINL 2-63.015.001061510435.401.20
    Apr 20vs LAAW 9-323.016.010172401334.501.00
    Apr 14vs MINL 3-415.017.000170522222.570.71
    Apr 9at BALW 5-318.315.110052400223.381.13
    Apr 3vs PHIW 8-117.015.010030700111.801.40
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