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Trevor Rosenthal
Birthdate: 5/29/1990 (26 y, 9 m, 23 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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DatePlayerInn.OutsBaseScorePlayLIREWEWPARE24
9/16D Gordon7-B11__2-2Dee Gordon was caught stealing.2.010.4741.4 %.0660.38
9/14M Kemp6-B01__3-4Matt Kemp flied out to center (Fliner (Fly)).2.710.8156.3 %.0600.34
9/22W Castillo9-B0___4-4Welington Castillo struck out swinging.2.260.5036.3 %.0570.24
9/21A Soriano7-B21__2-3Alfonso Soriano flied out to left (Fliner (Liner)).1.830.2369.7 %.0520.23
9/14A Gonzalez6-B11__3-4Adrian Gonzalez fouled out to third (Fly).2.140.4762.2 %.0490.27
9/8T Green6-T1__31-3Taylor Green struck out swinging.1.110.9116.5 %.0460.56
9/22D Sappelt9-B1___4-4Dave Sappelt grounded out to third (Grounder).1.790.2642.1 %.0440.16
9/16S Victorino8-B0___2-2Shane Victorino grounded out to second (Grounder).1.780.4440.1 %.0430.21
9/16M Ellis7-B0___2-2Mark Ellis struck out swinging.1.500.4441.8 %.0370.21
9/16A Ethier8-B1___2-2Andre Ethier struck out swinging.1.330.2344.4 %.0320.14
9/8N Aoki6-T2__31-3Nori Aoki fouled out to first (Fly).1.050.3421.1 %.0280.34
9/11C Headley7-B2_2_5-4Chase Headley struck out looking.0.990.2819.7 %.0260.28
9/8C Gomez7-T11231-4Carlos Gomez struck out swinging.0.871.526.1 %.0260.78
9/11W Venable7-B1_2_5-4Will Venable struck out swinging.0.960.6017.2 %.0250.32
9/8J Bianchi7-T21231-4Jeff Bianchi grounded out to third (Grounder).1.000.748.7 %.0250.74
9/16M Kemp8-B2___2-2Matt Kemp struck out swinging.0.970.0947.6 %.0240.09
9/30K Suzuki6-T2_239-4Kurt Suzuki flied out to right (Fliner (Liner)).0.750.5795.6 %.0220.57
9/8J Lucroy7-T01231-4Jonathan Lucroy struck out looking.0.562.284.1 %.0200.76
8/18R Barajas6-T1___5-3Rod Barajas flied out to right (Fly).0.820.2482.5 %.0200.15
9/16B Abreu7-B2___2-2Bobby Abreu struck out looking.0.780.0948.1 %.0190.09
7/18C Gomez8-B21234-2Carlos Gomez struck out swinging.0.740.785.6 %.0190.78
9/30D Espinosa6-T112_9-4Danny Espinosa grounded out to second (Grounder). Michael Morse advanced to 3B. Ian Desmond advanced to 2B.0.980.8794.1 %.0150.29
9/11J Guzman7-B0___5-4Jesus Guzman struck out looking.0.640.4019.0 %.0150.19
9/12L Forsythe7-B0___3-2Logan Forsythe struck out looking.0.640.4019.0 %.0150.19
10/2B Phillips7-T0___1-3Brandon Phillips struck out swinging.0.550.4616.9 %.0140.22
7/18C Hart8-B012_4-2Corey Hart struck out looking.0.411.503.8 %.0130.58
8/18C Barmes6-T2___5-3Clint Barmes struck out swinging.0.470.1084.5 %.0120.09
7/18R Weeks Jr.8-B112_4-2Rickie Weeks flied out to right (Fliner (Liner)).0.490.925.1 %.0110.48
9/12C Maybin7-B1___3-2Cameron Maybin grounded out to shortstop (Grounder).0.460.2120.5 %.0110.13
10/2Z Cozart7-T1___1-3Zack Cozart grounded out to shortstop (Grounder).0.410.2418.3 %.0100.15
9/22A Soriano8-B1___4-3Alfonso Soriano flied out to first (Fly).0.400.2614.4 %.0100.16
8/31R Zimmerman3-B21236-0Ryan Zimmerman flied out to left (Fly).0.350.743.5 %.0090.74
9/24J Castro9-B01__1-6Jason Castro struck out swinging.0.410.8598.5 %.0090.35
9/4F Lewis9-T0___5-1Fred Lewis grounded out to shortstop (Grounder).0.310.4698.7 %.0080.22
9/12A Amarista7-B2___3-2Alexi Amarista grounded out to second (Grounder).0.310.0821.5 %.0080.08
9/22S Castro8-B2___4-3Starlin Castro grounded out to first (Grounder).0.290.1015.4 %.0070.10
10/2J Votto7-T2___1-3Joey Votto struck out swinging.0.280.1019.3 %.0070.09
9/24B Bogusevic9-B11__1-6Brian Bogusevic grounded into a double play to shortstop (Grounder). Brandon Laird out at second.0.190.5099.3 %.0070.50
7/23L Cruz9-T0___3-5Luis Cruz grounded out to pitcher (Grounder).0.260.466.7 %.0070.22
9/8J Bianchi6-T0_2_1-3Jeff Bianchi sacrificed to first (Bunt Grounder). Carlos Gomez advanced to 3B.0.831.0716.0 %.0050.16
7/23A Ellis9-T1___3-5A.J. Ellis struck out swinging.0.200.247.4 %.0050.15
9/4I Davis9-T2_2_5-1Ike Davis flied out to shortstop (Fly).0.130.3199.6 %.0040.31
9/4L Duda9-T1___5-1Lucas Duda grounded out to first (Grounder).0.150.2499.5 %.0040.15
8/29T Snider6-B2__35-0Travis Snider grounded out to first (Grounder).0.130.342.1 %.0040.34
7/23T Gwynn9-T2___3-5Tony Gwynn flied out to center (Fly).0.140.107.9 %.0030.09
7/23A Ethier8-T0___1-5Andre Ethier grounded out to second (Grounder).0.120.463.0 %.0030.22
9/28C Tracy8-T01__9-2Chad Tracy flied out to center (Fly).0.130.8399.4 %.0030.34
8/29J Tabata6-B1_2_5-0Jose Tabata grounded out to shortstop (Grounder). Clint Barmes advanced to 3B.0.110.641.9 %.0020.30
8/31A LaRoche4-B0___6-0Adam LaRoche flied out to center (Fly).0.090.482.8 %.0020.23
8/31G Gonzalez5-B11__6-0Gio Gonzalez struck out swinging.0.090.501.9 %.0020.28
7/23J Rivera8-T1___1-5Juan Rivera lined out to second (Liner).0.090.243.3 %.0020.15
8/31D Espinosa5-B0___6-0Danny Espinosa struck out looking.0.070.481.9 %.0020.23
8/31M Morse4-B1___6-0Michael Morse grounded out to first (Grounder).0.060.253.0 %.0020.15
9/28E Perez8-T11__9-2Eury Perez reached on fielder's choice to first (Grounder). Tyler Moore out at second.0.060.4999.7 %.0020.28
7/23A Kennedy8-T2___1-5Adam Kennedy flied out to shortstop (Fly).0.060.103.5 %.0010.09
8/31I Desmond4-B2___6-0Ian Desmond struck out swinging.0.050.103.2 %.0010.10
8/29A McCutchen7-B0___5-0Andrew McCutchen flied out to center (Fly).0.040.451.1 %.0010.21
8/29J Clement6-B01__5-0Jeff Clement grounded out to second (Grounder). Clint Barmes advanced to 2B.0.110.821.8 %.0010.18
9/28S Lombardozzi8-T21__9-2Steve Lombardozzi grounded out to shortstop (Grounder).0.020.2199.9 %.0010.21
8/29G Jones7-B1___5-0Garrett Jones struck out swinging.0.030.241.2 %.0010.14
8/29P Alvarez7-B2___5-0Pedro Alvarez struck out swinging.0.020.091.3 %.0010.09
8/29J Harrison8-B0___5-0Josh Harrison grounded out to third (Grounder).0.020.450.4 %.0000.21
8/29C Barmes8-B2___5-0Clint Barmes struck out swinging.0.010.090.5 %.0000.09
8/29R Barajas8-B1___5-0Rod Barajas flied out to center (Fly).0.010.240.4 %.0000.14
7/21A Rizzo9-T0___12-0Anthony Rizzo fouled out to third (Fly).0.000.46100.0 %.0000.22
7/21S Clevenger9-T1___12-0Steve Clevenger flied out to right (Fly).0.000.24100.0 %.0000.15
7/21B LaHair9-T2___12-0Bryan LaHair singled to left (Fliner (Liner)).0.000.10100.0 %.000-0.12
7/21G Soto9-T21__12-0Geovany Soto flied out to right (Fly).0.000.21100.0 %.0000.21
8/31J Werth5-B2_2_6-0Jayson Werth walked.0.100.312.1 %-.001-0.11
8/31K Suzuki5-B21__6-0Kurt Suzuki advanced on a wild pitch to 2B.0.070.222.2 %-.001-0.09
8/31K Suzuki5-B1___6-0Kurt Suzuki walked.0.050.252.1 %-.002-0.25
9/28T Moore8-T0___9-2Tyler Moore walked.0.050.4699.7 %-.003-0.37
8/29C Barmes6-B0___5-0Clint Barmes singled to right (Fliner (Liner)).0.070.452.1 %-.003-0.37
9/4J Valdespin9-T2___5-1Jordany Valdespin reached on error to first (Grounder). Jordany Valdespin advanced to 2B. Error by Matt Carpenter.0.030.1099.9 %-.003-0.21
9/8C Hart7-T0_231-4Corey Hart walked.0.431.924.6 %-.004-0.36
7/18M Maldonado8-B212_4-2Martin Maldonado walked. Nyjer Morgan advanced to 3B. Aramis Ramirez advanced to 2B.0.460.446.2 %-.007-0.34
9/24B Laird9-B0___1-6Brandon Laird singled to left (Fliner (Liner)).0.180.4899.3 %-.009-0.37
7/18N Morgan8-B0___4-2Nyjer Morgan walked.0.230.506.0 %-.009-0.39
9/8R Braun7-T0___1-4Ryan Braun singled to second (Grounder).0.310.469.4 %-.012-0.37
7/18A Ramirez8-B01__4-2Aramis Ramirez singled to left (Grounder). Nyjer Morgan advanced to 2B.0.360.895.1 %-.013-0.61
9/11E Cabrera7-B11__5-4Everth Cabrera advanced on a stolen base to 2B.0.870.4418.7 %-.016-0.16
9/11E Cabrera7-B1___5-4Everth Cabrera singled to center (Grounder).0.460.2120.5 %-.017-0.23
9/22J Vitters9-B2___4-4Josh Vitters singled to center (Grounder).1.370.1046.5 %-.029-0.13
9/14H Ramirez6-B21__3-4Hanley Ramirez was hit by a pitch. Andre Ethier advanced to 2B.1.500.2167.2 %-.036-0.20
9/8A Ramirez7-T01__1-4Aramis Ramirez doubled to left (Grounder). Ryan Braun advanced to 3B.0.510.838.2 %-.036-1.09
9/16M Treanor7-B1___2-2Matt Treanor walked.1.120.2345.4 %-.040-0.24
9/8C Gomez6-T0___1-3Carlos Gomez singled to third (Bunt Fly). Carlos Gomez advanced to 2B on error. Error by David Freese.0.620.4620.5 %-.045-0.61
9/22L Valbuena9-B21__4-4Luis Valbuena singled to left (Grounder). Josh Vitters advanced to 2B.2.290.2343.6 %-.048-0.21
9/14A Ethier6-B0___3-4Andre Ethier singled to center (Grounder).1.580.4462.9 %-.066-0.37
7/29S Castro10-B0___2-2Starlin Castro singled to right (Grounder).2.260.5036.3 %-.074-0.38
9/8R Weeks Jr.7-T0___1-4Rickie Weeks homered (Fly).0.550.4616.9 %-.075-1.00
7/29A Rizzo10-B01__4-2Anthony Rizzo homered (Fliner (Fly)). Starlin Castro scored.3.190.8828.9 %-.289-1.62