NOTE: This version of the roster matrix is no longer current. It reflects the 2012 changes from the start of short-season ball though the end of the regular season. It should now be considered a historical reference document. For the active roster matrix starting with the 2012 off-season, click here.
With the short-season minor league schedule now underway, it is time for another refresh of the St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix. This version will reflect the changes made from the first week of 2012 short-season play. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved from the end of spring camp until then.
In the first week of 2012 short-season play, the St. Louis Cardinals had 291 players under contract from top to bottom, including a full 40-man roster. The matrix places each one at his current assigned level in the system as well as by position. It is kept updated daily or as transactions occur.
Nowhere else will you find this current and comprehensive single-page view of the entire Cardinals organization.
Don’t be concerned about the order of the players’ names within a team. It doesn’t signify anything.
The players on the 40-man roster are called out in bold.
The short-season pitchers are broken out into returnees and summer 2012 signees. The latter group is either denoted by the round drafted or FA (for free agent) in parens.
At the end are any currently inactive and unassigned players. The final group, 2012 unsigned draftees, is not a part of the signed total.
Full team rosters and player profiles at The Cardinal Nation
Remember that to get detailed profile information on every single one of these 291 Cardinals players, simply check out their free player profiles freshly updated now at The Cardinal Nation.com / Scout.com. You can see bios, photos, videos, articles, news items, links to current season and career stats and much more – everything you need to know about a player in one place.
Click on the following links to be taken to one of the nine team pages at The Cardinal Nation. You can also see rosters and player profiles back to 2004:
Once on a team page, just click on a player’s name to be taken to his individual profile page for that year. For example, here is Shelby Miller’s 2012 Memphis profile.
Looking ahead and back
Now that you’ve found this page once, remember one of three ways to get back here. Bookmark the page, type “Roster Matrix” in the dark blue search box at the upper right or use the dropdown menu at the top of the page: “Players/Staff” > “Depth Charts/Roster Matrix”.
For details behind past rosters and transactions, check out the earlier versions of the Cardinals organization roster matrix as follows.
Link to previous matrices: Jan–March 2009, April 2009, May 2009, June 2009, July 2009-February 2010, Spring camp 2010, Opening season 2010, First half 2010, Short-season 2010, 2010-11 Off-season, 2011 spring training, 2011 regular season, 2011 short-season, 2011-2012 off-season, 2012 spring training, 2012 regular season
6/21: New matrix. Organization total: 291 players. RHS Scott Gorgen from Spr to Mem. LHS Nick Additon to Mem DL. RHR Jesse Simpson off Spr DL. RHR Chase Reid off PB DL. QC RHP Angel De Jesus released. New organization total: 290 players.
6/22: OF Jon Jay, IF Matt Carpenter off StL DL. 1B Matt Adams, OF Adron Chambers from StL to Mem. GCL RHP Chris Costantino released. RHP Javier Machuca signed, assigned to GCL. IF Leandro Mateo from JC to Bat. C Juan Castillo off QC DL.
6/23: Mem 1B Aaron Bates released, UT Jamie Romak to Spr. RHP Scott McGregor from PB to Spr. IF Vance Albitz from Spr to PB. OF Kyle Conley to Spr DL. New organization total: 289 players.
6/24: LHS Kevin Siegrist, OF Michael Swinson off PB DL. 1B Jonathan Rodriguez onto PB DL. FA RHP Burny Mitchem and OF David Popkins signed, assigned to GCL. New organization total: 291 players.
6/25: PB OF Michael Swinson onto RL (drug suspension).
6/26: LHP Max Foody (12) signed, assigned to GCL. New organization total: 292 players.
6/27: LHR Bob Revesz from QC to Bat RL. RHS Tyrell Jenkins off QC DL.
6/28: 3B Stephen Piscotty activated at QC. C Adam Lewis to QC DL. Bat LHPs Adam Bileckyj, Daniel Bibona released. C Rowan Wick (9) to GCL. New organization total: 290 players.
6/29: RHP Joey Donofrio from GCL to JC. NDFA C Ricardo Lizcano signed, assigned to JC. Spr OF Kyle Conley retired. New organization total: 290 players.
6/30: RHR Maikel Cleto and LHR Barret Browning from Mem to StL (Browning onto 40-man). RHR Kyle McClellan from 15-day DL to 60-day DL. RHR Eduardo Sanchez and LHR Sam Freeman from StL to Mem. RHR Dyllon Nuernberg from JC to Bat. RHR Zack Russell off PB DL.
7/1: LHP Nick Gillung from PB to JC. OF James Ramsey (1) signed, assigned to PB. SS Alex Mejia (4) signed. New organization total: 292 players.
7/2: OF Virgil Hill to QC DL. OF Roberto Reyes from Bat to QC. July 2 international free agent signees: OF Luis Bandes, C Joshua Lopez, SS Edmundo Sosa. New organization total: 295 players.
7/3: Mem 1B Matt Adams to DL. GCL RHP Arturo Toribio released. RHP Cesar Aguliar from GCL to JC. OF Anthony Bryant from JC to GCL. RHP Chris Perry (17) to GCL. New organization total: 294 players.
7/4: OF Alan Ahmady off PB DL. LHS Kevin Siegrist from PB to Spr. RHR Anderson Gerdel from GCL to PB. 2Bs Colin Walsh, Luis Mateo to QC DL. SS Anthony Melchionda from Bat to QC. SS Brett Wiley from GCL to QC. RHS Trevor Rosenthal to Spr DL. IF Jose Garcia from Spr to Mem. IF Vance Albitz from PB to Spr.
7/5: StL C Yadier Molina to bereavement list. C Bryan Anderson from Mem to StL. SS Alex Mejia (4) to Bat.
7/7: SS Anthony Melchionda from QC to Spr. 2B Kolten Wong, OF Oscar Taveras to Futures Game.
7/9: 2B Luis Mateo off QC DL. SS Anthony Melchionda from Spr to Bat.
7/10: RHP Kurt Heyer (6) agreed to terms. New organization total: 295 players.
7/11: UT Colin Walsh off QC DL. IF Brett Wiley from QC to GCL. P Anderson Gerdel from PB to GCL. P Silfredo Garcia from GCL to JC. LHS Kevin Siegrist from Spr to PB. JC RHR Cody Springer released. New organization total: 294 players.
7/12: RHS Trevor Rosenthal off Spr DL. C Bryan Anderson from StL to Mem. RHP Kurt Heyer (6) to GCL.
7/13: StL C Yadier Molina off bereavement list.
7/14: StL 1B Lance Berkman off DL. OF Shane Robinson from StL to Mem. OF Lou Montanez to Mem DL. FA LHR Brian Fuentes signed to minor league contract, assigned to GCL. JC RHS Bryan Martinez released. Organization total remains: 294 players.
7/15: Spr OF Jake Shaffer to restricted list. C Cody Stanley off PB DL. IF Jeremy Patton from PB to QC.
7/16: RHP Trevor Rosenthal from Spr to StL. Added to 40-man roster. StL LHS Jaime Garcia from 15-day to 60-day DL. RHR Maikel Cleto from StL to Mem. UT Colin Walsh to QC DL. 1B Matt Adams off Mem DL. IF Jose Garcia, RHP Scott Gorgen from Mem to Spr. Spr RHR Jesse Simpson released. LHS Anthony Ferrara from PB to Spr. New organizational total: 293 players.
7/17: RHR Roberto Canache off JC DL to GCL. P Kyle Barraclough, UT Anthony Melchionda, 1B David Bergin from Bat to QC. Ps Kyle Hald, Travis Miller and IF Neal Pritchard from QC to PB. 1B Roberto De La Cruz from QC to Bat. C Luis De La Cruz to PB DL. P Brad Watson from PB to QC.
7/18: C Adam Lewis from QC DL to Bat.
7/20: IF Danny Stienstra off Bat DL.
7/21: LHS Nick Additon off Mem DL. Mem RHR Brian Broderick released. New organizational total: 293 players.
7/22: Mem OF Lou Montanez off DL. Mem 3B Zack Cox onto DL.
7/23: Contract of DSL SP Andres Serrano voided. Signed DSL P Estarlin Arias, OF Magneuris Sierra. New organization total: 293 players.
7/24: Rehab of LHR Brian Fuentes from GCL to Spr. OF Aaron Luna off Mem DL to PB. PB RHP Scott Schneider released. New organization total: 292 players.
7/25: LHR Brian Fuentes onto 40-man and promoted to StL. RHR Victor Marte from StL to Mem. RHR Chuckie Fick off 40-man. RHP Scott Gorgen onto Spr DL. IF Leandro Mateo from Bat to JC. JC RHP Eduardo Hiraldo released. New organization total: 291 players.
7/26: RHR Travis Miller to PB DL. RHR Jose Almarante from Bat to PB. RHR Roberto Canache from GCL to JC.
7/27: RHR Chuckie Fick claimed off outright waivers by Houston. New organization total: 290 players.
7/29: RHR Ethan Cole to QC DL. RHR Dixon Llorens from JC to QC. C Steve Bean from JC to GCL. C Adam Ehrlich from GCL to JC.
7/30: LHS Nick Additon to Mem DL. RHP Michael Blazek from Spr to Mem. RHR Chase Reid from PB to Spr. RHP Michael Wacha from GCL to PB. OF Nick Longmire from PB to QC.
7/31: StL RHR Edward Mujica acquired from Florida for Mem 3B Zack Cox. RHR Eduardo Sanchez onto Mem DL. 1B David Bergin to QC DL. RHP Josh Wilson off RL, to GCL for rehab. SS Alex Mejia to Bat DL. New organization total: 291 players.
8/1: RHP Trevor Rosenthal from StL to Mem. C Luis De La Cruz off PB DL. OF Aaron Luna onto PB RL. RHR Chris Thomas from GCL to Bat. RHR Cole Brand from GCL to JC. LHR Matt Rein from Bat to GCL (rehab).
8/2: LHR Sam Freeman onto Mem TI list. LHS Kevin Siegrist, OF Alan Ahmady from PB to Spr. RHP Scott Gorgen off Spr DL. LHP Anthony Ferrara, OF Chris Swauger onto Spr DL. RHP Seth Blair off PB DL. OF Roberto Reyes from QC to PB. RHP Anderson Gerdel from GCL to PB. OF Jordan Walton from Bat to QC. OF David Popkins from GCL to Bat. RHP Luis Perdomo from DSL to GCL.
8/3: 1B Lance Berkman to StL DL. OF Shane Robinson from Mem to StL. RHR Jorge Rondon from Spr to Mem. RHP Michael Blazek from Mem to Spr.
8/4: IF Jose Garcia from Spr to Mem.
8/5: LHR Sam Freeman off Mem TI list. OF Ray Kruml signed, assigned to Spr. New organization total: 292 players.
8/6: LHR Danny Miranda from QC to PB. RHS Boone Whiting from PB DL to QC. RHR Ethan Cole off QC DL. RHP Willy Paulino from QC to JC. RHR Anderson Gerdel from PB to GCL. RHP Cory Jones (5), Steven Gallardo (19) from JC to GCL.
8/7: C Juan Castillo to QC TI. C Adam Lewis from Bat to QC. RHP Kurt Heyer (6) from GCL to Bat.
8/9: SS Tyler Greene traded to Houston. New organization total: 291 players.
8/10: Bat RHP Jose Pasen, OF Reggie Williams off RL. C Jesus Montero to Bat DL. SS Ryan Jackson to 40-man, 25-man. IF Lance Zawadzki signed to FA contract, assigned to Mem. New organization total: 292 players.
8/11: LHS John Gast to Mem DL. RHR Scott Gorgen from Spr to Mem. LHR Iden Nazario from PB to Spr. RHR Travis Miller off PB DL.
8/12: IF Jeremy Patton from QC to PB. IF Colin Walsh off QC DL.
8/13: 1B Matt Adams to Mem DL.
8/14: StL LHR Brian Fuentes to RL. RHP Trevor Rosenthal from Mem to StL. OF Roberto Reyes to PB DL. Acquired 1B Brock Peterson from independent Bridgeport, assigned to Mem. New organization total: 293 players.
8/15: RHR Robert Stock onto QC DL. C Juan Castillo off QC TI list.
8/17: RHR Yunier Castillo from Bat to QC. C Adam Lewis from QC to Bat. Mem OF Mark Hamilton released. OF Matt Young signed, assigned to Mem. LHR Sam Freeman to Mem DL. GCL RHP Josh Wilson released effective 8/4. New organization total: 292 players.
8/18: Spr OF Alan Ahmady from Spr to PB. OF Mike O’Neill from PB to Spr. LHR Iden Nazario from Spr to PB. RHR Michael Wacha from PB to Spr. PB OF Michael Swinson off RL to TI list.
8/19: LHS Jaime Garcia off StL 60-day DL. RHP Trevor Rosenthal from StL to Mem. LHS John Gast off Mem DL.
8/20: RHP Ronald Medrano signed to DSL. New organization total: 293 players.
8/21: RHR Eduardo Sanchez off Mem DL. IF Lance Zawadzki onto Mem DL.
8/22: IF Jose Garcia onto Mem DL. IF Vance Albitz from Spr to Mem. IF Neal Pritchard from PB to SPR. OF Roberto Reyes off PB DL. RHR Mike Aldrete from JC to Bat.
8/24: LHR Barret Browning from StL to Mem. RHP Brandon Dickson from Mem to StL.
8/25: OF Gary Apelian from Bat to QC. RHP Robert Stock off QC DL. RHS Tyrell Jenkins, OF Anthony Garcia onto QC DL. Spr OF Ray Kruml onto DL. Spr OF Chris Swauger off DL.
8/28: LHR Sam Freeman off Mem DL. LHS Tyler Lyons onto Mem TI list. RHS Boone Whiting from QC to Spr. RHS Richard Castillo onto Spr DL. LHS Anthony Ferrara from Spr DL to PB. RHR Travis Miller onto PB DL. RHR Kyle Barraclough onto QC DL. RHS Johnny Polanco from GCL to QC. LHR Josh Renfro from GCL to QC.
8/29: RHP Brandon Dickson, IF Ryan Jackson from StL to Mem. C Bryan Anderson, RHP Trevor Rosenthal from Mem to StL.
8/30: RHS Scott Gorgen from Mem to Spr. LHS Tyler Lyons off Mem TI list. RHS Scott McGregor onto Spr DL. RHR Anderson Gerdel from GCL to JC.
8/31: SS Rafael Furcal to StL DL. IF Pete Kozma from Mem to StL. IF Jose Garcia off Mem DL.
9/1: 1B Lance Berkman off StL DL. LHR Sam Freeman from Mem to StL.
9/2: IFs Bruce Caldwell, Ildemaro Vargas from JC to Bat. LHS Ben Freeman, IF Garrett Wittels to Bat DL.
9/3: RHR Victor Marte from Mem to StL.
9/4: C Casey Rasmus from QC to Bat. RHP Kurt Heyer from Bat to QC. RHP Shelby Miller to 40-man. Miller, OF Adron Chambers, SS Ryan Jackson from Mem to StL. IF Vance Albitz from Mem to Spr. OF Ray Kruml off Spr DL. IF Neal Pritchard and RHR Chase Reid from Spr to PB.
9/6: PB OF Alan Ahmady suspended 50 games.
9/10: UT Steven Hill from Mem to StL.
9/11: OF Chris Swauger from Spr to Mem. RHP Richard Castillo off Spr DL.
9/13: RHP Will Changarotty signed, assigned to DSL. New total 294 players.
9/21: RHS Chris Carpenter off 60-day DL. LHR John Gaub outrighted.
9/28: Spr RHR Michael Blazek to Mem. PB RHR Chase Reid to Spr.
10/9: LHS Jaime Garcia off NLDS roster (shoulder), replaced by RHP Shelby Miller. SC LHR Matt Rein and JC RHR Cole Brand released. New organizational total: 292 players.
The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 10/13/12)
|25-man (25)||40-man (40+2)|
|Lohse||J Kelly||T Cruz||Schumaker||M Carpenter
|NLCS inactive (5+6)
||McClellan (60 DL)
|J Garcia (L inj)
||S Freeman (L)||S Hill
|Fuentes (L RL)|
|Gast (L)||Browning (L)|| Derba
|Dickson||Todd||Espinoza (DL)||Peterson||Zawadzki (DL)||Montanez|
|Lyons (L)||Rondon||Matt Young|
|Additon (L DL)||E Sanchez
|C Martinez||Butler||A Perez||Scruggs||Wong||G Garcia||Curtis||Pham (DL)|
|McGregor (DL)||Delgado (DL)||Melker|
|Ri Castillo||Wacha (1)||Shaffer (RL)|
|Palm Beach (25+8)|
|Sherriff (L)||T Miller (DL)||Klein||Jon Rodriguez (DL)||S Rodriguez||Elkins (DL)||Rahmatulla||Edmondson|
|Corrigan||Nazario (L)||L De La Cruz||Gil||Patton||Swinson (TI)|
|McInnis||Miranda (L)||Stanley||Pritchard||Luna (RL)|
|Hald (L)||Russell||Ahmady (SL)|
|Blair||A Lucas||R Rosario|
|Copeland (L DL)||Kiekhefer (L)||Ramsey (1)|
|Ferrara (L)||Benes||Rbto Reyes|
|Jenkins (DL)||Renfro (L FA)||J Castillo||Bergin (DL)||Lu Mateo||M Williams||Piscotty (1S)||An Garcia (DL)|
|H Hernamdez (L)||R Martinez||Walsh||Melchionda (14)||Martini|
|Villanueva (L)||Cole||D Medina|
|Gaviglio||Miranda (L)||V Hill (DL)|
|Barraclough (7 DL)||Apelian|
|State College (30+5)|
|Nuernberg||Stoppelman (24)||Montero (DL)||R De La Cruz||B Valera||Mejia (4 DL)||Wisdom (1S)||S Ramos|
|Baker||Cooney (L 3)||Keener||Washington||Wilson (10)||Caldwell (15)||Wittels (DL)||R Williams|
|Pasen||Cuda (27)||Byrd||Stienstra||Matthew Young (20)|
|Creath||Helisek (L 30)||Lewis||Vargas||Popkins (FA)|
|B Freeman (L DL)||O’Shea (L 35)||Rasmus|
|Melling (L)||C Thomas (FA)|
|Revesz (L DL)||Aldrete (39)|
|Johnson City (30+3)|
|S Lopez||Sabatino (L 26)||Ehrlich||Knox||Le Mateo||C Valera||C Kelly (2)||Jeffries|
|S Garcia||Lee (FA)||Velazco||Schaffer (17)||Martin||McElroy|
|Bautista||Shaban (33)||Lizcano||Ro Castillo|
|DeLeon||Donofrio (31)||Tilson (60DL)|
|Gillung (L)||Rauh (FA)|
|J Lucas (60DL)|
|Gulf Coast (29+0)|
|Ulacio||Foody (L 12)||Bean (1S)||Almaraz (21)||L Perez||Barbuena||R Garcia||Acevedo|
|Paredes||Machuca (L 38)||J Gomez||R Medina||Argenal|
|Villegas||Gallardo (19)||Wick (9)||Peoples-Walls||Capellan|
|DeLosSantos||Perry (17)||Wiley (13)||Dodd|
|F Flores||Jones (5)||Y Gonzalez (8)|
|Salazar||A DeLaCruz (L)||L Cruz||Mejia||Rblys Reyes||Pina||Agustin||Araujo|
|D Martinez||Escudero||Godoy||E Alvarez||Franco|
|Silva (L)||I Brito (L)||Ripoll||E Sosa (2013)||Celestino|
|J Perez||F Gonzalez||J Lopez (2013)||Torres|
|D Perez (L)||Baez||Cerdas|
|Arias (RL)||J Pena||D Sanchez|
|Medrano (2013)||Negrette (L)||Feliz (RL)|
|J Lara||Sierra (2013)|
|Draft in process (0)|
|M Harris (MIL)|
|Draft unsigned (10)|
|Trentacosta (L 34)||Schroeder (22)||T Williams (11)||Matheny (23)|
|Hillis (29)||Swim (36)||Oquendo (32)||McPherson (28)|
|Rice (40)||May (37)|
(DL): injured – on the disabled list
(I): injured and assigned to Extended Spring Training
(TI): temporary inactive list
(SL): suspended list
(RL): restricted list
(MIL): military list
(TO): tryout player not under contract
(FA): free agent signee
(xx): round 2012 drafted player was selected
(L) left-handed pitcher
bold: on the Cardinals’ 40-man roster
(#+#): for teams, the number of active players on the roster plus number of inactive/not under contract (DL+TI+SL+RL+MIL+TO) players