Nasty Nestor and Hialeah Kid are both nicknames that have been given to Cuban-American professional baseball pitcher Nestor Cortés Jr., who now plays for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball.
His past teams in Major League Baseball were the Baltimore Orioles and the Seattle Mariners. Cortés was born in Surgidero de Batabanó, Cuba.
When he was just seven months old, his father became a citizen of the United States after winning the visa lottery. They settled in the city of Hialeah, which is situated in the state of Florida. At the age of four, Cortes began his career as a baseball player.
Hialeah High School, located in Hialeah, Florida, was Cortés’ high school of choice. He has decided to play baseball for Florida International University on the collegiate level.
Cortés has a fastball with four seams that he throws at an average speed of 91 mph (146 km/h). He also has a cutter, slider, changeup, and a less common curveball on his repertoire.
One of his curveballs has been timed at 47 mph. As a result of his little stature, Cortés’ wind-up is able to compensate for it. In order for him to throw a slider or curveball, he lowers the angle of his arm somewhat.
In his wind-up, Cortés frequently plays tricks on batters. In the middle of his wind-up, he sometimes pauses and rocks back and forth, while at other times he abbreviates the wind-up and delivers the ball extremely rapidly.
How Tall Is Nestor Cortes?
He stands at a height of 1.8 meters tall and is 28 years old.