the cuban pitcher New York Yankees Nestor Cortes Jr.., has been one of many nice revelations of the group within the final two seasons, and maybe lived its finest second since who’s within the Bronx when flirting with the no-hitter this Monday in opposition to the Texas Rangers, the place he pitched 7.1 innings permitting just one hit with 11 strikeouts, and though he isn’t a energy pitcher, it is nonetheless arduous to hit him.
Veteran Andrew McCutchen, now with the Milwaukee Brewers, wrote on his Twitter account in regards to the qualities that the Cuban has that make him so tough for hitters to determine.
Nestor Cortés’ fastball actually rises. That makes his 91-94 mph actually really feel like 97. He mixes that with messing up the timing of hitters, throwing from totally different angles, with good location it’s extremely arduous to hit him. And he proved that at present.
In 32 innings pitched this 12 months, Cortes has a 1.41 ERA with 42 strikeouts and a 0.969 WHIP, the bottom ERA in all the American League behind solely Logan Gilbert of the Seattle Mariners, who has an ERA of 1.36.