|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||70.00||4.00||4.00||0.00||3.09||1.13||68.00||24.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 10.0||0||0|| 0.90||0||4||11|
|vs RHB|| 12.1||0||0|| 3.65||0||2||21|
|05/22/2013||Brandon Beachy, SP ATL|
Trevor Rosenthal, RP STL
|Byron Buxton, CF MIN|
|05/21/2013||Rex Brothers, RP COL|
Cody Ross, RF ARI
|Marco Estrada, SP MIL|
Trevor Rosenthal, RP STL
|05/21/2013||Alex Gordon, LF KC||Gregory Polanco, RF PIT|
Trevor Rosenthal, RP STL
|Last 7 Games|
|Cardinals not worried about Trevor Rosenthal|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/21/13) Cardinals reliever Trevor Rosenthal continues to be a steadying force at the back-end of the team's bullpen. He hasn't allowed a run in his last 11 appearances (9 2/3 innings), striking out 15.
Rosenthal is on pace for more than 80 appearances, but manager Mike Matheny said he's not concerned about the right-hander, who has a 2.42 ERA and 13 holds.
"It’s a growing concern for all you (media) guys," Matheny said, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "At times he’s felt very good and we’ve still shut him down a couple days. He’s one of the physically strongest guys we have. If we find it’s affecting him, we change course. He prepared to be a starter this year. He prepared for 200 innings. We’re not going to give him that. But we’re going to give him an opportunity to help us win. And that’s what he’s been helping us do."
|Trevor Rosenthal in the middle of a hot streak|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/20/13) Cardinals reliever Trevor Rosenthal hasn't allowed a run since April 24.
Rosenthal didn't get off to a great start but has thrown 9 2/3 scoreless innings over 11 appearances since April 24. He has added 15 strikeouts over that period. Rosenthal has mainly been used in a high-leverage setup role this year.
|It's time to add Trevor Rosenthal in deeper leagues|
|by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/14/13) With Jake Westbrook sidelined indefinitely (elbow), the Cardinals called up John Gast to start Tuesday. Gast has been great in seven Triple-A starts this year, but has a spotty minor-league track record (4.02 and 4.09 ERAs in 2011 and 2012). If he has a couple of bad starts, it's not crazy to think that the team could turn to Trevor Rosenthal to fill Westbrook's role.
Rosenthal started 48 of his 66 minor-league appearances. Last year, he had a 2.97 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 104 strikeouts in 109 innings. He was in the running for St. Louis' fifth starter spot for most of spring training. St. Louis has a habit of throwing its pitchers out in middle relief for a season (Adam Wainwright, Lance Lynn) before putting them in the rotation, but if things fall apart with Gast, the Cardinals may have a need to skip protocol and turn to Rosenthal.
Gast is unproven and Joe Kelly currently has a 7.71 ERA. Rosenthal's a starter by trade, he's talented, and the team may have a need. Taking a chance on Rosenthal -- owned in 21 percent of leagues -- will, at the very least, still give you a high-strikeout middle reliever. But he has the very rare dual upside of sliding in as a closer or starter before the season is through.
|Trevor Rosenthal focuses on location|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(4/20/13) While Cardinals pitcher Trevor Rosenthal knows he possesses a blistering fastball that can reach the upper-90s, the right-hander said he is focused on locating that pitch in its intended target rather than speed.
Rosenthal, whose name has been mentioned by manager Mike Matheny as a possible closer candidate, has struggled with consistency this season and owns a 4.66 ERA over nine appearances.
"It doesn't matter how hard you throw. If you make bad pitches, major-league hitters can handle it," Rosenthal told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I don’t think it’s too much about overpowering. It’s just about executing pitches at the bottom of the zone."
|Cardinals make a 'mild adjustment' in ninth inning|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(4/15/13) Cardinals manager Matt Matheny announced Monday that he has made a “mild adjustment” in how he and pitching coach Derek Lilliquist will handle the ninth inning, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
“We’ll just have to evaluate the game as it goes,” Matheny said. “We’ll try to put some guys into position to start getting some confidence and, more importantly, get us wins at the back end.”
Mitchell Boggs blew his second save on Sunday against the Brewers and has an 11.37 ERA through seven appearances.
Trevor Rosenthal and Edward Mujica could see save chances going forward.
“I think that’s where we are," Matheny said when asked specifically if he could see himself using a variety of ninth-inning pitchers. "We’ll see how each guy is feeling any particular night and have to make adjustments as the game or the matchups tell us we need to make the adjustments.”
|Most baseball fans know Trevor Rosenthal as that young guy who could throw 100 miles per hour out of the Cardinals bullpen, but to prospect hounds, he's more than that. In the minors, he was a starter, and his ability to hit triple digits was just as useful in that role. OK, so maybe he dialed it back to the high 90s to make it through a full six innings, but you get the idea: His stuff is scary regardless of his role. Eventually, the Cardinals would like to try it out in more than just one-inning spurts, but right now, they have the misfortune of having a few other flamethrowers ready to occupy rotation spots -- namely, Shelby Miller and Lance Lynn. Of course, now that he's proven to be an asset in the majors, how could they justify sending Rosenthal down? Hopefully, if he doesn't win a rotation spot this spring, they'll just grit their teeth and do it. If they decide to keep him around as a reliever, he's in jeopardy of getting stuck in that role long-term. Rosenthal's capacity for strikeouts and proximity to the majors make him a sleeper even in standard mixed leagues, but as a keeper option, he comes with some risk. (Updated 1/8/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/24/13||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Chris Capuano|
|5/25/13||@ LAD||7:15 pm||Ted Lilly|
|5/26/13||@ LAD||4:10 pm||Clayton Kershaw|
|5/27/13||@ KC||2:10 pm||James Shields|
|5/28/13||@ KC||8:10 pm||Ervin Santana|
|5/29/13||KC||8:15 pm||Luis Mendoza|
|5/30/13||KC||8:15 pm||Jeremy Guthrie|
= probable start