Nestor Cortés Jr., a Cuban-American pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball, is known by the moniker “Nasty Nestor” and the “Hialeah Kid” in the community.
The Baltimore Orioles and the Seattle Mariners were two of his previous teams in Major League Baseball. Surgidero de Batabanó, Cuba is where Cortés was born.
At barely seven months old, his father won the immigration lottery and became a US citizen. They made their home in Hialeah, a city in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. Cortes began playing baseball when he was just four years old.
Cortés opted for Hialeah High School in Hialeah, Florida for his secondary education. He has opted to join the FIU baseball team as a student-athlete.
Fastballer Cortés throws at an average velocity of 91 mph (146 km/h) with a four-seam fastball. Cutter, slider, changeup and a less-common curveball are also in his arsenal. ‘
The velocity of one of his curveballs has been measured at 47 mph. With his small stature, Cortés is able to compensate for it with his wind-up ability. He lowers the angle of his arm slightly in order to throw a slider or a curveball.
Cortés regularly plays pranks on batters during his wind-up. During his wind-up, he alternates between pausing and rocking back and forth, and then accelerating the wind-up and delivering the ball quickly.
Nestor Cortes Contract
Including a $727,500 guarantee, Nestor Cortes agreed to a one-year deal with the New York Yankees worth $727,500.
The average yearly pay for him is $727,500. Cortes will be paid $727,500 in base pay and an additional $727,500 in bonus in 2022.
Nestor Cortes’ net worth is believed to be between $1 million and $5 million.