Trevor Rosenthal, seen here signing an autograph during last weekend's Cards Caravan at John Wood, says his mindset is landing a spot in the 2013 Cardinals rotation.
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- He's only 22-years old and he's already deemed by many to be a future major league star.
But spend five minutes with St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Trevor Rosenthal and you'd never know the pressure that rests on Rosenthal's right arm.
He broke into the big leagues late last season and nearly broke every radar gun that dared try and pick up his three digit fastball.
Rosenthal struck out 25 batters in 22.2 innings in 19 appearance as a relief pitcher in 2012.
This season he could be thrust into the starting rotation which Rosenthal says is his ultimate goal.
"Going into camp having the chance to impress people at the major league level as a starter is my mindset right now," Rosenthal told WGEM Sports during Saturday's Cards Caravan.
"I'm just going to go in and contribute any way I can. I know the coaching staff as well as the front office is going to put me in the best position to have success individually."
Heading into next month's start to spring training the Cards rotation is set.
However Jaime Garcia and Jake Westbrook are coming off injury riddled seasons and Chris Carpenter has a lengthy history of arm troubles which means the possibility of Rosenthal earning some starts in 2013 is not out of the question.
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