Trevor Rosenthal

#44, RP, St. Louis
Trevor Rosenthal
  • Height:
    6-2
  • Weight:
    230
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    May 29, 1990
  • Birth Place:
    Lee's Summit, Missouri
  • College:
    Cowley County (KS) JC
  • Draft:
    2009 21ˢᵗ round by the St. Louis Cardinals
  • W
    2
  • L
    3
  • ERA
    5.40
  • K
    37
  • BB
    21


Player Notes
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has removed Trevor Rosenthal from the closer role.

Advice: It's jarring to see one of the best closers in baseball demoted to a setup role but Matheny is making the right move. Rosenthal has unraveled this month, pitching to a nightmarish 14.14 ERA over his last 10 outings. Friday's meltdown against Seattle was the nail in the coffin. Matheny says the Cardinals will go with a closer by committee with Seung Hwan Oh, Jonathan Broxton and Kevin Siegrist all getting save chances. All three are worth speculative adds. Rosenthal is too good to be banished from the ninth inning permanently, but it may take some time for him to win back Matheny's trust.

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Sat, Jun 25 Rotoworld
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny declined to commit to Trevor Rosenthal as his closer after he gave up a walk-off three-run homer in Friday's loss to the Mariners.

Advice: Rosenthal didn't retire any of the three batters he faced Friday and gave up a walk-off homer to Adam Lind. It was his third rough appearance in his last five and he now owns a 5.63 ERA and 2.03 WHIP for the year. Matheny has stood behind his closer until now, but he's clearly at the end of his rope. "Yeah, I don't know," said Matheny when asked how the team moves forward with Rosenthal in the ninth inning. "I don't know the answer right now." Kevin Siegrist and Seung-Hwan Oh are both worth stashing in fantasy leagues.

More: Cardinals.mlb.com

Sat, Jun 25 Rotoworld
Trevor Rosenthal gave up a three-run homer without retiring a batter to take a blown save and a loss Friday against the Mariners.

Advice: It's still just Rosenthal's third blown save, but his job is very much in jeopardy again. After inheriting a 3-1 lead tonight, he gave up a double, a walk and a homer to open the ninth. It's the walks, not so much the hits, that have been his problem this season, but tonight's wasn't bad; Dae-Ho Lee just put together a strong at-bat against him. Still, the Cardinals seemed to be pretty much out of patience with him, and this could be the straw that broke their backs. If so, Kevin Siegrist could be the favorite for saves, with Seung-Hwan Oh continuing to work in the eighth.

Fri, Jun 24 Rotoworld
Trevor Rosenthal allowed a hit and a walk but struck out two and managed to close out the Cubs to earn his 14th save Tuesday.

Advice: It can never be easy with Rosenthal, and that was true Tuesday as well, as he put the tying run on second base with two outs and Matt Szczur at the plate. Szczur bounced out to short to end the threat, but it was another high-wire act from the 26-year-old closer, who has a 4.50 ERA and 1.92 WHIP on the year. Two successful saves in the past two nights should give him some added job security, but Cards manager Mike Matheny would surely like to see some more convincing outings in the near future.

Tue, Jun 21 Rotoworld
Trevor Rosenthal pitched around two hits and a hit batter to work a scoreless ninth and record his 13th save Monday against the Cubs.

Advice: Manager Mike Matheny got Kevin Siegrist up after Rosenthal gave up a double to Albert Almora (on a ball that might have been caught by a center fielder more experienced than Kolten Wong) and hit Chris Coghlan. It was then that Rosenthal received probably his biggest gift of the season; he missed badly with a fastball to Ben Zobrist, but it hit the ump after Yadier Molina failed to snare it and Molina was able to grab it and throw out Almora on his way to third. Even better, Coghlan remained at first on the play and, thus, didn't score on Zobrist's subsequent single. Rosenthal was kept in even though the left-handed-hitting Jason Heyward followed, and he got Heyward to pop out to end it. It was probably a job-saving out for him.

Mon, Jun 20 Rotoworld
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny indicated Sunday that Trevor Rosenthal is still the team's closer.

Advice: "We need him. We need him right," said Matheny. "However we’ve got to do that we will. But right now (we’re) not making any major statement about what our plans are." Rosenthal has been inconsistent all season, and it's gotten especially bad over the last week. For the year, he holds a 4.91 ERA, 1.91 WHIP, and 33/19 K/BB ratio in 22 innings. Seung Hwan Oh and Kevin Siegrist are both worth stashing in deeper leagues.

More: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Mon, Jun 20 Rotoworld
Trevor Rosenthal was ineffective once again Saturday, allowing two runs without recording an out in a loss to the Rangers.

Advice: Rosenthal was called on to preserve a one-run lead in the ninth inning. Instead, he allowed two quick singles before throwing a wild pitch and then hitting Robinson Chirinos to load the bases. His replacement, Kevin Siegrist, allowed two of the inherited runs to score, leaving Rosenthal with his second loss and inflating his ERA to 4.91 with a 1.91 WHIP. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny will have to think about making a change soon, at which point Seung-hwan Oh would likely assume ninth-inning duties. Intrepid owners should stash Oh just in case.

Sat, Jun 18 Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Tuesday, June 28

Head-to-head vs. Kansas City

Head-to-head vs. Kansas City
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. KC 7 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 7.1 9 2 2 0 3 8 2.45 1.64 .300
Away (this year) 15 0 0 1 9 2 0 0 0 13.0 13 5 4 1 12 19 2.77 1.92 .255
Night (this year) 19 0 1 2 10 2 0 0 0 14.2 16 11 11 2 17 17 6.75 2.25 .291
Last game vs. KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Jun 27 @KC L 2-6 - 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 14 3 0 25.0 5.40
Jun 24 @SEA L 3-4 L 0.0 2 3 3 1 1 0 2 3 14 3 0 24.0 5.63
Jun 21 @CHC W 4-3 SV 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 14 2 0 24.0 4.50
Jun 20 @CHC W 3-2 SV 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 13 2 0 23.0 4.70
Jun 18 TEX L 3-4 L 0.0 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 12 2 0 22.0 4.91
Jun 15 HOU L 1-4 - 0.1 3 2 2 0 1 1 2 1 12 2 0 22.0 4.09
Jun 11 @PIT W 5-1 SV 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 12 2 0 21.2 3.32
Jun 10 @PIT W 9-3 - 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 1 11 2 0 21.0 3.43
Jun 9 @CIN W 3-2 SV 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 11 1 0 20.0 3.15
Jun 5 SF W 6-3 SV 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 10 1 0 19.0 3.32
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2012 STL 19 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 22.2 14 7 7 2 7 25 2.78 0.93 .175
2013 STL 74 0 2 4 3 5 29 0 0 75.1 63 25 22 4 20 108 2.63 1.10 .223
2014 STL 72 0 2 6 45 6 2 0 0 70.1 57 25 25 2 42 87 3.20 1.41 .223
2015 STL 68 0 2 4 48 3 0 0 0 68.2 62 16 16 3 25 83 2.10 1.27 .238
2016 STL 30 0 2 3 14 3 0 0 0 25.0 30 17 15 3 21 37 5.40 2.04 .297
Totals 263 0 8 19 110 17 34 0 0 262.0 226 90 85 14 115 340 2.92 1.30 .231
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2013 STL 72 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2014 STL 68 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2015 STL 64 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2016 STL 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Totals 230 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2012 STL 19 P 0 22 1 2 1 0 0 1.000
2013 STL 74 P 0 75 6 10 3 1 0 .900
2014 STL 72 P 0 70 3 12 8 1 1 .917
2015 STL 68 P 0 68 1 4 3 0 0 1.000
2016 STL 30 P 0 25 0 3 3 0 0 1.000
Totals 263 P 0 262 11 31 18 2 1 .935