He saw the benefits of his hard work by attending his first ever All-Star Game in Los Angeles.
The world got to watch him pitch a scoreless inning, in which he showcased his funky delivery and gave us all some moments of joy during his communications with Trevino.
And, to make things even better, he made a crucial life decision.
“SHOUT OUT TO @Cortes_1210 ON GETTING ENGAGED THIS WEEK,” Bronx Bomber Ball tweeted, with a picture of the beautiful moment.
— Bronx Bomber Ball (@BronxBomberBall) July 20, 2022
Cortes Has Been Thriving Both On And Off The Field Lately
Cortes is really living life to the fullest.
The left-hander has had to fight for everything he currently has in life: he bounced around the Yankees, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Seattle Mariners for years, with mediocre stuff and no future to speak of.
But he changed his destiny, working on his craft, and being always open to advice and pointers from the Yankees’ stellar player development staff.
Now, we can firmly say he is an All-Star and one of the best left-handers in baseball, with a remade cutter and some nasty breaking pitches.
His control took a step forward, hitters can’t seem to be able to square up his stuff, and he now pitches with confidence and a plan.
This has let him post a 2.63 ERA in the first half, after finishing 2021 with a 2.90 mark.
Cortes is now thriving in baseball and in life.
Hard work does pay off.