Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 1 week ago

Rosenthal navigated around a pair of hits with one strikeout in a scoreless inning to record his fourth save of the season Sunday versus the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The flamethrower allowed a pair of men to reach with one out, but he comfortably finished the job as he had a three-run lead behind him. Rosenthal is now 5-for-5 in save opportunities and is the owner of a stellar 19.3 K/9 rate, making him one of the most valuable fantasy closers going at the moment.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 2 weeks ago

Rosenthal struck out the side against the Cubs on Wednesday to earn his fourth save of 2016.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Cardinals closer made quick work of Miguel Montero, Javier Baez and Jorge Soler, as he struck out all three batters in 13 pitches and only threw three balls. Ten of the last 12 outs Rosenthal has recorded over the last four outings have been strikeouts. Rosenthal has featured dominating stuff this April, but he did blow one save last week against Milwaukee. He is 4-for-5 in save opportunities.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 2 weeks ago

Rosenthal struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to earn his third save of the season Sunday versus the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The flamethrower took the loss in his previous outing, but he looked sharp after a few days of res and threw nine of his 12 pitches for strikes as he retired the side in order. Rosenthal has an exceptional 21.6 K/9 rate through five appearances this season, and he seems poised once again to deliver top-notch fantasy returns for his owners.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 3 weeks ago

Rosenthal pitched 1.1 innings Sunday, giving up two hits, a walk and an unearned run with four strikeouts, to pick up his second save of the season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He earned the save the hard way, entering the game with two outs and the bases loaded in the eighth inning to protect a one-run lead before the Cards blew things open in the top of the ninth. He's been even more dominant than usual in the early going, though, and of the 10 outs Rosenthal has recorded so far in 2016, eight have come via strikeout.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 1 month ago

Roesenthal hasn't been as sharp as hoped this spring as he's given up four runs (three earned) in five innings pitched while allowing seven hits and three walks with eight strikeouts.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rosenthal does seem to be slowly rounding into form as his last two outings he hasn't walked a batter and has struck out four in two innings. Short of an injury, though, a rough spring isn't enough to put his Opening Day role as closer in doubt.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 4 months ago

Rosenthal agreed to a one-year, $5.6 million contract with the Cardinals on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The right-hander will earn more than 10 times what he earned in 2015 in his first year of arbitration. Rosenthal is coming off a stellar season as the Cardinals' closer, with his biggest improvement coming in the form of a reduced walk rate, which he trimmed by more than two walks per nine innings. He was afforded a long leash by manager Mike Matheny and he remains secure in the role entering spring training.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 7 months ago

Rosenthal secured his 48th save in Monday's 3-0 victory over the Pirates, giving up one hit while walking and striking out a batter apiece in a scoreless inning.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rosenthal's save wasn't without its share of tension, as the closer began the frame by walking Andrew McCutchen and giving up a single to Starling Marte. The 25-year-old would settle down, however, retiring each of the next three batters to end the game. Rosenthal appears to be back on track following a disastrous four-run outing against the Brewers this past weekend.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 7 months ago

Rosenthal (2-4) took his second loss of the series Sunday against Milwaukee after blowing the save in the top of the ninth, allowing four runs on a walk and two hits without recording an out.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rosenthal loaded the bases immediately after entering in the top of the ninth before Jason Rogers delivered a pinch-hit grand slam to chase Rosenthal from the game. It was a rough weekend for Rosenthal as he saw his ERA rise from 1.49 to 2.13 on the season.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 7 months ago

Rosenthal (2-3) took the loss Friday in a bullpen game, allowing one run on three hits across one innings in a 4-3 loss to the Brewers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rosenthal came on in a tied game in the ninth and allowed three of his first four batters to single on him and than got a double-play to limit the jam. His 1.60 ERA seemed impossible to sustain, considering his xFIP is at 3.03. In any case, he is still one of the best closers in the league, saving 47-of-49 save opportunities this season.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 7 months ago

Rosenthal recorded his 47th save of the season by pitching a scoreless ninth, striking out one and allowing two singles.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rosenthal is now tied for the Cardinals' all-time single-season record in saves. He'll have 12 more games to find another and move the top spot alone, he's a good bet to crack 50 saves in just his second full season as the Cardinals' closer.