Trevor Rosenthal, Relief Pitcher, St. Louis Cardinals, #44

Date of Birth: 5/29/1990
Birthplace: Lee's Summit, Missouri
College: Cowley County Community College
Current Salary: $6,400,000

Trevor Rosenthal, relief pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, was originally a shortstop but he started pitching while in college. The Cardinals drafted him in 2009 and he pitched in their minor league system from 2009 through most of 2012.

Rosenthal joined the Cardinals as a relief pitcher in 2012, pitching 22.2 innings in 19 games. The following season, he pitched part of the season as a setup man and part of the time as the closer. In 2013, he had career highs in games played (74), innings pitched (75.1), and strikeouts (108 to 20 walks). He had three saves that season and a career low ERA of 2.63.

Rosenthal became the Cardinals' closer in 2014. In 72 games that season, he pitched 70.1 innings and he had 45 saves and a 3.20 ERA.

As the Cardinals' closer again in 2015, Rosenthal had 48 saves in 68 games. He finished the season with a 2.10 ERA and 83 strikeouts to 25 walks in 68.2 innings.

Rosenthal finished the 2016 season with a career high ERA of 4.46 in 45 games. He had 2 wins to 4 losses, 14 saves, and 56 strikeouts to 29 walks in 40.1 innings.

Career pitching statistics for Rosenthal through 2016 include:

  • 278 games played
  • 277.1 innings pitched
  • 8-20 win-loss record
  • 110 saves
  • 359 strikeouts to 123 walks
  • 2.92 ERA

Personal Life

Rosenthal and his wife Lindsey were married in December, 2011. They have one daughter.

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Trevor Rosenthal
ESPN - Trevor Rosenthal