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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- - -- - -01.44 5.70   1.491.23  8.20  
2012-10-02STLCIN09.15     1.66-1.04     
2012-09-28STLWSN00.81     12.16-1.04  15.66  
2012-09-24STL@HOU08.89      -1.04     
2012-09-22STL@CHC03.07     -16.27-9.00     
2012-09-21STL@CHC0       31.18     
2012-09-16STL@LAD03.19      -3.20     
2012-09-14STL@LAD0-1.38      -3.52     
2012-09-12STL@SDP06.51      17.47     
2012-09-11STL@SDP0-1.73      9.25     
2012-09-08STLMIL0-2.20     -1.91-20.66     
2012-09-04STLNYM00.52      5.82     
2012-08-31STL@WSN01.47     21.565.16     
2012-08-29STL@PIT02.80     8.735.07  5.71  
2012-08-18STLPIT06.53      6.01     
2012-07-29STL@CHC0-47.08     1.81      
2012-07-23STLLAD06.15     0.41-3.99     
2012-07-21STLCHC02.31     5.83      
2012-07-18STL@MIL0-2.10 5.70    5.16