Every Single 2020 Free Agent the Blue Jays could be Interested in
It seems like Trevor Rosenthal has been in the major leagues for a long time but surprisingly, he’ll be just 31 years old for the 2021 season and has only played in the big leagues since the year of 2012 (he did spend 2017 recovering from Tommy John surgery).
Rosenthal may be remembered for his disastrous tenure with the Nationals where he had an infinite ERA for a while but other than that and his 2016 season where he struggled and had to undergo Tommy John Surgery, he hasn’t been that bad of a relief pitcher.
With the Royals and Padres in 2020, he posted a 1.90 ERA with 38 strikeouts over 12 hits given up for an opponent average of .148 in 38.2 innings pitched. He also was successful in 12 of 13 times in save opportunities while only giving up two home runs and walking eight batters.
He’s spent a good chunk of his career as a closer with the Cardinals where he’s converted 132 saves in 153 chances which is equivalent to closing a game successfully 86.3% of the time. His career has also seen him post an ERA of 3.36 with 490 strikeouts over 304 hits given up for an opponent average of .225 in 373 games pitched which have all been from coming out of the bullpen.
As Rosenthal rejuvenated himself in the 2020 season, many teams will most likely be interested in his services. The Blue Jays could be one of those interested teams.