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Trevor Rosenthal | Relief Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Trevor Rosenthal allowed a run in the ninth inning versus the Brewers, but hung on to convert his third save of the season in Wednesday's win.
Rosenthal issued a lead-off walk to Logan Schafer, and as lead-off walks often do, it came back to bite him. Ryan Braun knocked in Schafer with a two-out single to right field. Rosenthal was able to retire Adam Lind on a fly out to center field to end the contest. Control was an issue for Rosenthal last year, walking 42 in 70 1/3 innings, and he's already walked three in 4 2/3 innings to start this season. Nevertheless, he should use his propensity for the strikeout to deliver plenty of saves throughout the season. Apr 15 - 11:13 PM

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Trevor Rosenthal retired all five hitters that he faced on Saturday, preserving the Cardinals' lead and earning his second save of the season.

The hard-throwing right-hander punched out a pair in his 1 2/3 innings of work. Though inconsistent at times, Rosenthal remains one of the top closers in the game and should rack up plenty of saves yet again this season. He showed improved control this spring after walking a whopping 42 batters in 70 1/3 innings last year.
Apr 11 - 3:58 PM

Trevor Rosenthal collected his first save of the 2015 season, slamming the door on the Cubs in the ninth inning on Sunday.

The overpowering right-hander whiffed Chris Coghlan, Mike Olt and Arismendy Alcantara in order, all on swinging third strikes. While he has struggled with his command at times, there's no doubting his stuff and supreme ability in the ninth inning.
Apr 5 - 11:22 PM

Trevor Rosenthal struck out all three Mets he faced to finish Thursday's game.

Rosenthal really turned it on after a shaky start to his spring, allowing one hit and one walk over his final six innings of work. He fanned nine batters during that span.
Apr 2 - 4:01 PM

Trevor Rosenthal pitched a scoreless inning for the fourth straight appearance Friday against the Nationals.

Rosenthal was shaky early in the spring, but allowed just one hit, walked none and struck out five in his last four appearances. It's an encouraging development for a guy who should be an elite fantasy closer, but one who also might be riskier than most.
Mar 27 - 5:29 PM

Trevor Rosenthal allowed a run and three hits in his inning of work Friday against the Marlins.

Lots of teams like to use their closers relatively early in games during spring training, allowing them to face the other team's starters. Rosenthal, though, pitched the eighth today against backups. He got hit again anyway, and he's now allowed three runs in three innings.
Mar 13 - 4:53 PM

Trevor Rosenthal gave up a two-run homer to Max Stassi in his inning against the Astros on Tuesday.

Rosenthal went 45-for-51 in his save chances last year, but the Cardinals will want to see more consistency from him this season. How long his leash is could depend on whether Carlos Martinez wins a rotation spot or not. If Martinez is in the bullpen and looks sharp, then the Cardinals might not need a whole lot of provocation to make a closer switch. If Martinez is in the rotation, they'd still have Jordan Walden as a capable fallback, but it's likely that they'd be more patient with Rosenthal.
Mar 10 - 5:09 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Monday that Trevor Rosenthal "is still our closer."

Rosenthal has been shaky all October, allowing seven hits and three walks in 3 2/3 innings this postseason, but Matheny is sticking with the 24-year-old. He will likely continue to have a quick hook, though, like he did in removing Rosenthal during the ninth inning of Sunday's Game 2. Pat Neshek and Carlos Martinez have both looked more capable in these playoffs, and either would be a candidate to close games should Rosenthal continue to stumble.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 06:10:00 PM

Trevor Rosenthal suffered a blown save in Game 2 of the NLCS against the Giants on Sunday, surrendering a run on a wild pitch with two outs in the ninth inning.

After allowing a pair of one-out singles, the Cardinals were one out away from securing a victory and heading to San Francisco with the series tied at a game apiece until Matt Duffy scooted home on a wild pitch to tie the game with two outs in the ninth. He then issued a walk to Buster Posey to reload the bases before being pulled in favor of Seth Maness. He has now allowed seven hits and issued three walks in 3 2/3 innings on the postseason and looks to be a liability in the ninth inning at the moment.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 12:07:00 AM

Trevor Rosenthal made it interesting again but ultimately escaped with a scoreless inning and a save in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

Rosenthal issued a one-out walk to A.J. Ellis and allowed a two-out single to Dee Gordon as he tried to protect a one-run lead. He was then able to get Carl Crawford to ground into a fielder's choice to end it. The flamethrower made things interesting each time but wound up converting a save in all three of the Cardinals' NLDS wins.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 08:48:00 PM

Trevor Rosenthal allowed a couple hits but buckled down to record the save in Monday's win over the Dodgers.

Just as it was in his save in Game 1 of the NLDS, tonight's didn't come easy. After striking out Matt Kemp to lead off the ninth, Rosenthal allowed singles to Hanley Ramirez and Carl Crawford. He then rebounded, though, getting Juan Uribe and A.J. Ellis to fly out to preserve the two-run victory.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 12:41:00 AM

Trevor Rosenthal made things interesting, but managed to close out the Dodgers in a wild Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday in Los Angeles.

Rosenthal didn’t make things easy, allowing a one-out single to A.J. Ellis and a double to Andre Ethier before getting Dee Gordon on a run-scoring groundout. Then, with the tying run only 90 feet away, he was able to strike out Yasiel Puig to end the ballgame.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 10:40:00 PM

Trevor Rosenthal was pulled from a save chance Friday against the Reds.

After inheriting a 2-1 lead, Rosenthal walked Todd Frazier to begin the top of the ninth before getting Devin Mesoraco to strikeout swinging. He then gave up a single to Brandon Phillips before Cardinals manager Mike Matheny pulled him in favor of Randy Choate, who struck out Jay Bruce swinging. Matheny then brought in Seth Maness to get Ryan Ludwick to fly out to lock down the victory. Rosenthal figures to get the next save opportunity, but the Matheny clearly isn't afraid to go in another direction depending on the situation.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 12:05:00 AM

Trevor Rosenthal allowed a run on a hit and two walks Tuesday, suffering the blown save against the Brewers.

Rosenthal was erratic from the start, walking Jonathan Lucroy before allowing a double by Aramis Ramirez on a hanging changeup. He wouldn't allow another hit in the inning, sandwiching an intentional walk between three outs, but a sacrifice fly from Matt Clark tied the game and saddled Rosenthal with his sixth blown save of the year. It was mild as far as blown saves go, but it was disappointing after Rosenthal appeared to be in command while earning his 44th save Sunday. Still, he's the guy in the ninth inning for the Cardinals from here out, for better or worse.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 12:39:00 AM

Trevor Rosenthal struck out the side in the ninth inning Sunday, earning the save against the Rockies.

Rosenthal looked as good as he has all season in the save, hitting triple digits on the radar gun and finishing off Charlie Blackmon with a changeup to end the game. Rosenthal has 44 saves on the year to go with a 3.22 ERA and 85/39 K/BB ratio over 67 innings this year.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 07:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Ed Easley
1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
2B1Kolten Wong
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Lance Lynn
3John Lackey
4Michael Wacha
5Carlos Martinez
6Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Seth Maness
4Matt Belisle
5Randy Choate
6Kevin Siegrist
7Carlos Villanueva