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Top Five Yankees MiLB Left-Handed Pitching Prospects

#4 – Nestor Cortes

Trenton Thunder’s Nestor Cortes works against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on July 23, 2017. (Martin Griff)

Nestor Cortes, 22, was originally drafted by the Yankees in the 36th round of the 2013 draft out of Hialeah Senior High School.  Since joining the organization, he has been impressive with a 25-14 overall record and 2.08 ERA in 324 1/3 innings.  He struck out 344 total batters and walked 76 in his career.

This past season Cortes pitched at three different levels including the Florida State League, Eastern League and the International League.  He spent most of the season in Double-A with the Thunder where he was 5-0 with a 2.60 ERA over 18 games where he struck out 45 in 52 innings.  In Triple-A he went 2-4 with a 1.49 ERA and 57 strikeouts over 48 1/3 innings.

Between all three levels Cortes ended the season with a 7-4 record and a 2.06 ERA and 105 strikeouts in

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