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Trevor Rosenthal
Birthdate: 5/29/1990 (26 y, 9 m, 27 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/190     Position: P
Drafted: 2009 June Amateur Draft - Round: 21, Pick: 18, Overall: 639, Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Contract: $6.4M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Rosenthal (1-0) struck out five over three scoreless innings in Monday's Grapefruit League victory over the Astros, giving up just two hits and a walk. (3/21/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: 2016 was a disappointing year for Trevor Rosenthal. Expected to be one of the league's top closers at the start of the season, Rosenthal held on to his upper-90s fastball, but after a solid April, his command issues from 2014 returned with a vengeance. Rosenthal walked nearly 15% of the batters he faced (up from 8.7% in 2015), and when he did leave pitches in the strike zone (51.1% Zone%, up from 45.5%), batters teed off on them to the tune of a 35% hard-hit rate, a 12.5% HR/FB% (over twice as high as his 2015 mark) and an almost-astonishing .425 BABIP. Rosenthal was removed from the closer role in June and went on the DL in July, coming back for a few solid appearances at the end of the season. As of press time, Rosenthal's 2017 role was murky; he's being stretched out to compete for the final starter slot alongside Michael Wacha and others, but is more likely to set up for Seung-hwan Oh or take a long relief/swingman role. If he's bounced back from his 2016 issues, Rosenthal has plenty of upside, but his fantasy value will stay depressed until it's clear how he'll be used. He's a solid flier in deeper leagues, though, especially those that count holds. (Brice Russ)

The Quick Opinion: Rosenthal had a very bumpy 2016, but the talent's still there. The playing time may not be, though, and his 2017 fantasy value will depend in large part on whether he's a starter, setup man, or long reliever.

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Total- - -- - -010.2 0.2   3.5-5.0  7.0  
2012-10-02STLCIN010.9     3.2-4.0     
2012-09-28STLWSN010.4     3.0-5.3  8.8  
2012-09-24STL@HOU011.3      -4.3     
2012-09-22STL@CHC011.7     4.8-5.0     
2012-09-21STL@CHC0       -7.2     
2012-09-16STL@LAD09.1      -5.9     
2012-09-14STL@LAD011.1      -2.5     
2012-09-12STL@SDP010.4      -7.1     
2012-09-11STL@SDP010.2      -5.9     
2012-09-08STLMIL011.0     2.9-4.7     
2012-09-04STLNYM011.1      -6.5     
2012-08-31STL@WSN010.8     2.0-4.1     
2012-08-29STL@PIT010.0     4.2-2.8  6.4  
2012-08-18STLPIT010.8      -6.6     
2012-07-29STL@CHC09.6     3.9      
2012-07-23STLLAD09.3     4.1-10.0     
2012-07-21STLCHC08.0     2.3      
2012-07-18STL@MIL08.5 0.2    -5.5