New York Yankees prospect on the rise: Nestor Cortes
The New York Yankees have an interesting pitching prospect developing in the far depths of their farm system. He isn’t on anyone’s top prospect charts. He doesn’t blow you away with awe-inspiring stuff. But he also doesn’t allow runs to score; it is time to take notice of Nestor Cortes.
(UPDATE from the author: This article ran at Today’s Knuckleball over the weekend. Cortes was called up to Double-A Trenton on Sunday, skipping over High-A Tampa in what appears to be an as needed situation in the bullpen. He recored an four inning save, allowing two runs while striking out five. He is still slated to pitch in Charleston this week, so he may still return to Low-A. The analysis remains the same below, as Cortes is an exciting under-the-radar prospect.)
Cortes is the 21-year old left-handed Yankees pitching prospect making a name for himself in the Low-A Charleston…
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