Cardinals Spring Training 2012: Top Prospect Trevor Rosenthal Promoted To AA, Will Start On Monday

The St. Louis Cardinals' opening day roster is just about set, but moves continue to be made below the major league level. Of those moves, maybe the most notable is the promotion of top pitching prospect Trevor Rosenthal past High-A and straight to AA. As pointed out by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold, this move is pretty rare as far as Cards pitching prospects are concerned.

Rosenthal, who had the most impressive spring of St. Louis' pitching prospects, will also make a start for the team in its exhibition game vs. against the Springfield Rebirds, the team's AA affiliate and Rosenthal's future teammates. Rosenthal— rated by most prospect watchers as the team's fourth best pitching prospect behind Shelby Miller, Carlos Martinez and Tyrell Jenkins— allowed only one earned run in seven innings this spring while striking out five and walking two.

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