Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix: 2015 Spring Training

NOTE: As of 4/10/15, this version of the roster matrix is no longer current. It reflects the changes from the start of 2015 spring training until the opening of the 2015 regular season. It should now be considered a historical reference document. For the active roster matrix for 2015 regular season, click here.

With minor leaguers reporting to Jupiter, Florida for their spring training camp, it is time for another refresh of the St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix. This version will reflect the changes made from the start of 2015 spring training until the opening of the regular season. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved from the conclusion of the 2014 season through the entire 2014-2015 off-season.

If you are new to the blog and not familiar with the Cardinals organization roster matrix, here is quick summary:

As 2015 spring training opened, the St. Louis Cardinals had 269 players under contract from top to bottom, including 39 players on the 40-man roster. The latter are called out in bold. The matrix places all 269 at his 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 and position. It has no relative significance.

Note that the 25-man roster for St. Louis and any other club is not in place during the off-season. Players generally remain on the rosters at which they finished 2014. Pay more attention to which camps players are assigned.

Full team rosters and player profiles at The Cardinal Nation

Remember that to get detailed profile information on every single one of these 269 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:

Full-season clubs

St. Louis Cardinals
Memphis Redbirds
Springfield Cardinals
Palm Beach Cardinals
Peoria Chiefs

Short-season clubs

State College Spikes
Johnson City Cardinals
Gulf Coast League Cardinals
Dominican Summer League Cardinals

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 the link directly to Stephen Piscotty’s 2015 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

2009: Jan–March 2009, April 2009, May 2009, June 2009, July 2009-February 2010
2010: 2010 spring training, 2010 regular season, 2010 first half, 2010 short-season, 2010-11 off-season
2011: 2011 spring training, 2011 regular season, 2011 short-season, 2011-2012 off-season
2012: 2012 spring training, 2012 regular season, 2012 short season, 2012-2013 off-season
2013: 2013 spring training, 2013 regular season, 2013 short season, 2013-2014 off-season
2014: 2014 spring training, 2014 regular season, 2014 draft and short season, 2014-2015 off-season

Transactions

3/9: New matrix. Organization total: 269 players.

3/13: Minors RHR Robby Rowland signed (PB). New organization total: 270 players.

3/14: Optioned to minors: C Michael Ohlman. Four reassigned to minors: RHP Michael Mayers and LHP John Gast, Cs Alberto Rosario and Steve Bean. (52 remain in MLB camp)

3/15: SC OF Chase Raffield retired. New organization total: 269 players.

3/17: Optioned to minors: LHS Tyler Lyons, IF Greg Garcia. Reassigned to minors: IF Breyvic Valera, C Carson Kelly. (48 remain in MLB camp.)

3/21: Optioned to minors: LHR Nick Greenwood, RHR Sam Tuivailala. Reassigned to minors: LHS Tim Cooney, RHS Zach Petrick, LHR Dean Kiekhefer, RHR Miguel Socolovich. (42 remain in MLB camp.)

3/24: Optioned to minors: C Cody Stanley, SS Aledmys Diaz. Reassigned to minors: C Travis Tartamella, OF Rafael Ortega. (38 remain in MLB camp.) 1B Jake Stone, RHR Jeff Rauh released. New organization total: 267 players.

3/28: LHR Sam Freeman traded to Texas. New organization total: 266 players. (37 remain in MLB camp.)

3/29: Optioned to minors: C Ed Easley, 1B Xavier Scruggs, SS Dean Anna. Reassigned to minors: 2B Jacob Wilson. (33 remain in MLB camp.)

3/30: Added to 40-man roster: RHR Carlos Villanueva. LHS Jaime Garcia to 15-day DL. (32 remain in MLB camp). Four minor league releases: IF Ildemaro Vargas, Ps Logan Billbrough, Kyle Helisek, Joe Scanio. New organization total: 262 players.

4/1: Six players released: IFs Michael Schulze, Rafael Medina; OF Brian Vigo-Suarez, Ps Michael Holback, Dylan Hawkins, Andrew Reidt. New organization total: 256 players.

4/3: OF Gary Brown claimed off waivers from Giants. OF Tommy Pham to StL DL. Optioned to Mem: P Marco Gonzales, IF Ty Kelly. Assigned to Mem: Ps Marcus Hatley, Mitch Harris; 3B Scott Moore, OF Stephen Piscotty. New organization total: 257 players.

4/4: Sgf OF David Popkins, PB C Dante Rosenberg released. LHP Max Foody to GCL. New organization total: 256 players.

The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 4/4/15)

St. Louis (25+2) 40-man (40)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Wainwright Rosenthal Molina Adams Wong Peralta Carpenter Holliday
Lackey Maness T Cruz Reynolds
Kozma
Jay
Lynn Siegrist (L)




Heyward
Ja Garcia (L DL) Choate (L)




Bourjos
Wacha Walden




Grichuk
C Martinez Belisle




Pham (DL)

Villanueva






Memphis (28)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Petrick (NRI) Greenwood (L opt) Easley (opt)
Scruggs (opt)
G Garcia (opt)
Anna (opt)
Moore (NRI) Brown (opt)
Cooney (L NRI) Tuivailala (opt)
Jon Rodriguez (STEP) T Kelly (opt)
R Ortega (NRI)
Whiting Waldron O’Neill
Mayers (NRI) Hatley (NRI) Piscotty (NRI)
Gast (L NRI) K Butler
Lyons (L opt) Wyatt
Gonzales (L opt) Kiekhefer (L NRI)
Harris (NRI)
Wright (L)
Socolovich (NRI)
Springfield (23)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Cornelius (L) C Thomas Stanley (opt)
B Valera (NRI) Mejia Wisdom (STEP) Martini
Heyer Donofrio (STEP) Tartamella (NRI) J Wilson (NRI) M Williams S Rodriguez
Sherriff (L) Baker Rosario (NRI) A Diaz (opt) Tilson (STEP)
Hald (L) Stoppelman (L) Ohlman (opt)
Petree Swagerty Jo Gonzalez
Blair
Palm Beach (24)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Reed (L) Perry (STEP) Velazco Washington Katz (STEP) C Valera Gibson
Melling (L) Llorens Voit Herrera (STEP) An Garcia (STEP)
C Jones T Lee Caldwell Bosco
S Garcia (STEP) Shaban
Littrell (L) Herget
Sabatino (L)
Rowland
Nazario (L)
Echemendia
Peoria (20)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Ar Reyes Polanco C Kelly (NRI) Ringo Pedroza R Garcia McElroy (STEP)
Al Reyes (STEP) Barraclough (STEP) Bean (NRI) R Castillo
McKnight Bray Bryan
Kaminsky (L STEP) Loraine Wick
Perdomo Booden
Brookshire (L)
State College (29)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
F Baez Grana L Cruz (STEP) A DeLeon Seferina Pina Diekroeger Radack
D Perez (L) Lomascolo (L) O’Keefe (STEP) R Reyes Wiley Peoples-Walls
Anderson Alexander Ehrlich Sohn Thompson
Nielsen (STEP) J Lucas Sosa (STEP) Acevedo
Poncedeleon B Lee
Schumacher J Bautista
Gomber (L)
McKinney (L)
Johnson City (32)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
J Perez I Brito (L) Lankford Grayson Turgeon Mercado (STEP) Drake (STEP)
J Mateo Escudero Godoy Ustariz C Rivera Muscarello Lacy
D Martinez Caballero Neil E Alvarez Ray
Pearce Wirsu Torres
Farinaro Silva (L) Franco
Beck Villegas Pritchard
Then Sierra (STEP)
Kuebel (L)
Gerdel
GCL (26+1)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Weaver (STEP) Gallardo J Lopez Collymore Barzilli Asbury
Morales (STEP) Higgins F Rodriguez Massi R Bautista
Flaherty (STEP) Y Medina (RL) E Rodriguez Gronsky B Sanchez
R Williams S DeLaCruz
Dobzanski DeLorenzo (L)
Jor Rodriguez Bohannan
Parra Frey
R Santos Ward
Foody (L)
DSL (44)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Alcantara Oca (L) D Ortega D Gomez L Flores Cotes E Montero Bandes
Changarotty Casadilla Cedeno Delgado Cordoba Talavera
D Gonzalez Gavin (L) Ripoll Linares A Luna
Ju Gonzalez Medrano Melendez Ynfante J Rivera
Estevez Lugo I Wilson Barbuena C Rodriguez
Fernandez J Alvarez Figuera C Luis
O Diaz Rosendo
Arias
Narvaez (L)
E Perez (L)
Nunez
Blanco (L)
Cordero (L)
Je Garcia
Rosales (L)
Ramirez

Codes

(NRI): Non-roster invitee to major league camp
(NRI): Non-roster invitee returned to minor league camp
(opt): 40-man player optioned to minors
(DL): injured – on the disabled list
(I): injured
(TI): temporary inactive list
(SL): suspended list
(RL): restricted list
(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) players

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