Place of Birth: Lee's Summit, MO
Teams: St. Louis Cardinals
Trevor Rosenthal was born on May 29, 1990 in Lee's Summit, Missouri. He went to Lee’s Summit West High School and then later played at Cowley County Community College in Kansas. There he played the infield and occasionally pitched. In 2009 the Cowley County Community College baseball team went to the Junior College World Series, where the St. Louis Cardinals first noticed Rosenthal. That draft the Cardinals took Rosenthal in the 21st round. Rosenthal quickly went through the minor leagues, posting a 2.25 ERA in rookie ball and in 2012 posted a 2.78 ERA in AA earning him a MLB call up. He posted an identical 2.78 ERA in 19 games to help the Cardinals make a playoff push. That season he pitched 8.2 scoreless playoff innings before the Cardinals lost in the NLCS. He married his current wife Lindsey Bowers in 2011 and has two kids, Chloe and Adalyn.
As A Player
Position(s): Relief Pitcher
Bats: R Throws: R
Lifetime Line: 96 Saves, 2.66 ERA, 303 Strikeouts
Trevor Rosenthal is in elite company when it comes to MLB closers. Though he came up in the minor leagues as a starter, he spent half a season in the bullpen and was so dominant that he has stayed there ever since. Rosenthal has a thick build at 6’2” and 220 pounds allowing him to throw the ball extremely hard. His fastball averages at 98 MPH but can reach triple digits. He throws it over 75% of the time. He also features a cutter and a curveball, but his main secondary pitch is a changeup which he throws 15% of the time. He is reliant on his hard fastball that consistently overpowers hitters in the 9th inning. At the age of 25, Rosenthal will be a force at the back end of the Cardinals bullpen for a long time.