NOTE: As of 11/1/16, this version of the roster matrix is no longer current. It reflects the changes from the start of the 2016 short season until the opening of the 2016-2017 off-season. It should now be considered a historical reference document. For the active roster matrix for 2016-2017 off-season, click here.
With the June 24th Opening Day for the Gulf Coast League – the last St. Louis Cardinals minor league team to take the field in the 2016 season – it is time for another refresh of the Roster Matrix.
This version incorporates the 2016 Draft and will reflect the changes made from the start of 2016 short season play until after the playoffs at all levels are complete. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved during the 2016 regular season to this point.
As 2016 short season play opened, the St. Louis Cardinals had 289 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 each of the 289 at his assigned level in the system as well as by position. It is kept updated daily or as transactions occur.
This version of the Matrix also includes the 2016 draft class, including their signing status and roster assignments, if applicable. Rounds taken are listed in parens following the player name, or (FA) for recent free agent signees. Unsigned players are noted but not included in the totals until official.
Nowhere else will you find this current and comprehensive single-page view of the entire Cardinals organization – plus multiple years of history.
(Do not be concerned about the order of the players’ names within position. It has no relative significance.)
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For details behind past rosters and transactions, check out the earlier versions of the Cardinals organization roster matrix as follows.
Link to previous matrices
6/24: New matrix. Organization total: 289 players. RHS Andrew Morales off Spr DL. RHR Chris Thomas onto Spr DL. RHR Davis Ward from JC to PB. RHR Kurt Heyer from Mem to Spr. RHR Kevin Herget from Spr to Mem.
6/25: RHR Josh Lucas from Spr to Mem. RHP Corey Baker from Spr to Mem. RHS Jake Woodford to Peo DL.
6/27: RHR Kurt Heyer from Spr to Mem. RHR Kevin Herget from Mem to Spr. RHS Alvaro Seijas from DSL to GCL.
6/28: C Brayan Pena off StL DL. C Eric Fryer designated for assignment. New organization total: 288 players.
6/30: LHS Jacob Evans to PB DL. RHS Ryan Helsley to Peo DL. RHR Steven Gallardo off Peo DL.
7/1: LHR Kevin Siegrist to StL DL. RHR Sam Tuivailala from Mem to StL. 2B Mason Katz to Spr DL. OF Thomas Spitz from Peo to PB. OF Collin Radack to PB DL. OF Bladimil Franco from SC to Peo.
7/2: 3B Allen Staton from PB to Spr. 2B Andrew Brodbeck from JC to SC. RHS Dailyn Martinez from SC to Peo. 2B J.R. Davis (15) signed, assigned to JC. New organization total: 289 players.
7/3: C Eric Fryer claimed off waivers by PIT. 13 July 2 players signed, all assigned to DSL. 4 active in 2016, 9 for 2017. RHPs Johan Oviedo (2016), Allinson Benitez, Enmanuel Solano (2016), Rodard Avelino. C’s Carlos Soto (2016), Joyser Garcia. SSs Franklin Soto, Yowelfy Rosario. OFs Victor Garcia, Carlos Soler, Diomedes Del Rio (2016), Luis Montano, Alexander Samuel. New organization total: 302 players.
7/4: OF Jeremy Hazelbaker to Mem DL. OF Nick Martini, RHR Pedro Echemendia from Spr to Mem. OF Blake Drake from PB to Mem. RHS Andrew Morales to Spr DL. OF Vaughn Bryan from Peo to PB.
7/5: 1B/OF Brandon Moss to StL DL. OF Randal Grichuk from Mem to StL. RHS John Walter from PB to Spr. RHS Junior Fernandez from Peo to PB.
7/6: C Brayan Pena to StL DL. C Alberto Rosario from Mem to StL (added to 40-man). OF Harrison Bader from Spr to Mem. OF Jhohan Acevedo from PB to Spr. RHR Josh Wirsu off PB DL. OF Craig Aikin from Peo to PB. OF Carlos Torres from JC to Peo.
7/7: IF Matt Carpenter to StL DL. C Michael McKenry from Mem to StL (added to 40-man). C Jesse Jenner from PB to Mem. C Michael Ohlman from Spr to Mem. C Jose Godoy from Peo to Spr. C Chris Rivera from SC to PB. RHS Jake Woodford off Peo DL. OF Craig Aikin from PB to Peo.
7/8: Mem OF Carlos Peguero to Japan. 1B/OF Efren Herrera from Mexico acquired, assigned to Mem. RHS Trey Nielsen from Spr to Mem. OF Michael Pritchard off PB DL. PB OF Collin Radack (DL) retired. New organization total: 301 players.
7/10: C Riley Drongesen from SC to Peo.
7/11: C Carson Kelly from Spr to Mem. C Jesse Jenner from Mem to Spr. RHS Trey Nielsen from Mem to Spr. LHS Austin Gomber from Spr to PB. 2B J.D. Murders (31) signed, assigned to GCL. New organization total: 302 players.
7/13: OF Nick Martini from Mem to Spr. C Jose Godoy from Spr to Peo. C Riley Drongesen from Peo to SC.
7/14: OF Jeremy Hazelbaker off Mem DL. 3B Andy Young from GCL to SC. FA IF Matt Davis signed, assigned to SC. New organization total: 303 players.
7/15: LHR Kevin Siegrist off StL DL. RHR Sam Tuivailala from StL to Mem. Three international players signed: OF Jonatan Machado (2016), SS Erik Pena (2017), C Ivan Herrera (2017). New organization total: 306 players.
7/16: RHR Pedro Echemendia from Mem to Spr. 2B Darren Seferina to PB DL. 2B Casey Turgeon off PB DL. RHS Derian Gonzalez off Peo DL. RHR Gerwuins Velazco from Peo to SC.
7/17: RHP Thomas Lee off Mem DL. RHR John Brebbia from Mem to Spr. Spr RHR Heath Wyatt released. LHS Jacob Evans off PB DL. RHR Josh Wirsu from PB to Peo. 2B Dylan Tice from SC to Peo. Peo 3B Dylan Becker released. RHR Harley Holt from Peo to SC. New organization total: 304 players.
7/19: StL IF Jhonny Peralta to 15-day DL. StL C Michael McKenry designated for assignment. OF Jeremy Hazelbaker, RHR Miguel Socolovich from Mem to StL. OF Anthony Garcia from Spr to Mem. New organization total: 303 players.
7/20: LHR Dean Kiekhefer from Mem to StL (26th man DH). RHRs Chris Perry, Josh Lucas from Spr to Mem. 2B Andrew Sohn, LHR Chandler Hawkins from PB to Spr. RHR Robby Rowland from Spr DL to PB.
7/21: LHR Dean Kiekhefer from StL to Mem.
7/22: C Michael McKenry clears waivers, declares free agency. RHR Chris Perry from Mem to Spr. SS Edmundo Sosa from Peo to PB. SS Jose Alexander Martinez from SC to Peo.
7/23: 2B Darren Seferina off PB DL. 2B Andrew Brodbeck, LHS Jacob Evans onto PB DL. 2B Eliezer Alvarez onto Peo DL. 2B Josh Swirchak from SC to Peo.
7/24: RHS Mike Mayers from Mem to StL, onto 40-man roster. RHR Miguel Socolovich from StL to Mem. RHS Arturo Reyes off Mem DL.
7/25: RHP Jerome Williams from Mem to StL, onto 40-man roster. RHS Mike Mayers from StL to Mem. StL RHR Jordan Walden from 15-day to 60-day DL. DSL LHP Luis Rosales to 60-day DL (exact date unknown – did not pitch). Cuba FA SS/OF Randy Arozarena tentatively signed.
7/26: RHR Trevor Rosenthal to StL DL. LHR Dean Kiekhefer from Mem to StL. RHR Sam Tuivailala from Mem to StL (26th man doubleheader). RHR John Brebbia from Spr to Mem. RHP Corey Baker from Mem to Spr. 2B Mason Katz off Spr DL. IF Andrew Sohn, RHS John Walker from Spr to PB. 2B Casey Turgeon from PB to Spr. 2B Bruce Caldwell to Spr DL. RHR Nick Frey from Peo to Spr. 2B Darren Seferina onto PB DL.
7/27: RHR Sam Tuivailala from StL to Mem (26th man DH). SS Alex Mejia, RHS Jeremy Hefner off Mem DL. 2B Jacob Wilson, RHR Josh Lucas from Mem to Spr. RHR Nick Frey from Spr to Peo. 2B Mason Katz to Spr DL.
7/29: RHR Rowan Wick to Spr DL. LHS Austin Gomber from PB to Spr. 2B Dylan Tice from Peo to PB. RHS Juan Perez to Peo DL. 2B Matt Davis from SC to Peo. RHR Greg Tomchick from SC to JC. 3B Yoenny Gonzalez from JC to SC.
7/30: RHS Sandy Alcantara from Peo to PB.
7/31: Trade: Mem OF Charlie Tilson to CWS for LHR Zach Duke. LHS John Kilichowski and RHS Ronnie Williams from SC to Peo. RHS Jordan Hicks from JC to SC.
8/2: StL SS Aldemys Diaz to 15-day DL. SS Jhonny Peralta, 1B/OF Brandon Moss off StL 15-day DL. OF Randal Grichuk, LHR Dean Kiekhefer from StL to Mem.
8/3: StL LHR Tyler Lyons to 15-day DL. LHR Dean Kiekhefer from Mem to StL. RHS Luke Weaver from Spr to Mem. RHS Deck McGuire from Mem to Spr. LHS Austin Gomber, RHS Trey Nielsen to Spr DL. SS Edmundo Sosa to PB DL. RHR Luke Harrison to Peo DL. LHR Bob Wheatley from SC to Peo.
8/5: IF Matt Carpenter off StL DL. LHR Dean Kiekhefer from StL to Mem. RHR Rowan Wick, 2B Bruce Caldwell off Spr DL. SS Juan Herrera from Spr to PB. RHR Davis Ward from PB to Peo. RHS Brennan Leitao from Peo to PB. RHR Greg Tomchick from JC to SC.
8/6: Mem RHR Juan Gonzalez released. 2B Eliezer Alvarez off Peo DL. OF Bladimil Franco from Peo to SC> RHP Connor Jones from GCL to SC. New organization total: 302 players.
8/7: RHS Matt Pearce from PB to Spr. RHP Dakota Hudson from GCL to PB.
8/8: C Chris Rivera to PB DL. C Stephen Zavala from JC to PB.
8/9: RHS Michael Wacha to StL DL. RHP Alex Reyes from Mem to StL, to 40-man roster. C Brayan Pena from StL 15-day to 60-day DL. IF Jacob Wilson from Spr to Mem. IF Casey Turgeon to Spr DL. OF Vaughn Bryan from PB to Spr. IF Matt Davis from Peo to PB. RHR Steven Gallardo to Peo DL.
8/10: RHR Pedro Echemendia from Spr to Mem. UT Cole Lankford to PB DL. RHR Harley Holt from SC to Peo.
8/11: 1B Matt Adams to StL DL. OF Randal Grichuk from Mem to StL. RHS Deck McGuire from Spr to Mem. RHS Johnny Walter, RHR Robbie Rowland from PB to Spr. RHR Daniel Bard from JC to PB. RHS Derian Gonzalez from Peo to PB.
8/12: 3B Patrick Wisdom off Mem DL. 2B Bruce Caldwell onto Spr DL. 2B Joey Hawkins from JC to Spr. 2B Jose Fernandez signed as free agent, assigned to PB. 1B Hunter Newman from GCL to JC. New organization total: 303.
8/13: Matt Holliday to StL DL. RHS Luke Weaver from Mem to StL. LHR Tyler Lyons from 15-day to 60-day DL.
8/14: RHS Ryan Helsley off Peo DL.
8/15: C Chris Rivera off Palm Beach DL. C Stephen Zavala from PB to JC.
8/16: RHR Seth Maness to StL DL. RHR Sam Tuivailala from Mem to StL. OF Anthony Garcia to Mem DL. OF Nick Martini from Spr to Mem. OF Thomas Spitz from PB to Spr.
8/18: 3B Danny Diekroeger off PB 60-day DL.
8/19: 2B Bruce Caldwell off Spr DL. C Chris Rivera to PB DL. C Erik Garcia from JC to PB.
8/20: 2B Dean Anna off Mem DL. IF Alex Mejia from Mem to Spr. IF Joey Hawkins from Spr to SC.
8/21: UT Cole Lankford off PB DL. IF Matt Davis from PB to Peo.
8/23: OF Anthony Garcia off Mem DL. IF Jacob Wilson from Mem to Spr. Spr OF Jhohan Acevedo released. OF Wadye Ynfante from DSL to GCL. New organization total: 302 players.
8/25: 2B Joey Hawkins from SC to JC.
8/26: RHR Sam Tuivailala from StL to Mem. RHR Miguel Socolovich from Mem to StL. RHR Ronnie Shaban from Spr to Mem. RHR Chris Perry to Spr DL. RHR Blake McKnight from PB to Spr. RHS Trey Nielsen off Spr DL. RHS Will Anderson off PB DL.
8/27: RHS Matt Pearce from Spr to Mem. OF Harrison Bader from Mem to Spr. LHR Ian McKinney from PB to Spr. OF Thomas Spitz from Spr to Mem. LHS Jacob Evans, C Chris Rivera off PB DL. OF Michael Pritchard onto PB DL. C Erik Garcia from PB to JC.
8/29: RHS Mike Leake onto StL DL. LHR Dean Kiekhefer from Mem to StL. RHR Josh Lucas, IF Bruce Caldwell from Spr to Mem. 2B Dean Anna to Mem DL. IF Cole Lankford from PB to Spr. IF Andrew Brodbeck off PB DL.
8/31: LHS Austin Gomber off Spr DL.
9/1: RHR Steven Gallardo released from Peo DL. New organization total: 301 players.
9/2: 1B Matt Adams off StL DL. OF Orlando Olivera to PB DL.
9/3: C Erik Garcia from JC to PB. C Chris Rivera from PB to Mem.
9/4: C Carson Kelly to 40-man roster, from Mem to StL. C Brayan Pena off StL 60-day DL. RHR Seth Maness from StL 15-day DL to 60-day DL. Mem 2B Dean Anna designated for assignment. New organization total: 300 players.
9/5: RHS Ronnie Williams to Peo DL. RHS Juan Perez off Peo DL.
9/6: RHPs Sam Tuivailala, Mike Mayers, OF Jose Alberto Martinez from Mem to StL. C Erik Garcia from PB to JC.
9/7: SP Matt Pearce, RPs Josh Lucas, Ronnie Shaban, IF Bruce Caldwell from Mem to Spr. LHR Justin Wright from Spr to Mem. RHR Dakota Hudson from PB to Spr. 1B Jonathan Rodriguez to Spr temporarily inactive list. LHS Ian McKinney, RHS Johnny Walter, RHR Blake McKnight from Spr to PB. Mem IF Dean Anna released. RHS Mike Leake off StL 15-day DL.
9/11: SS Aledmys Diaz off StL 15-day DL.
9/14: RHP Michael Wacha off StL 15-day DL.
9/15: RHR Trevor Rosenthal off StL 15-day DL.
9/30: OF Matt Holliday off StL DL.
10/1: 7 international players signed: OF Randy Arozarena (PB), RHPs Roy Garcia, Larimel Soriano, Leonardo Taveras, LHP Cristoffer Zapata, 1B Freddy De Jesus, SS Pablo Gomez, all to DSL. New organization total: 307 players.
10/13: RHR Mitch Harris off StL 60-day DL. Harris, C Alberto Rosario, C Michael Ohlman outrighted to Memphis. JC 2B Luke Doyle released. New organization total: 306 players.
10/20: 4 DSL releases: 3Bs Oscar Cotes, Hector Linares; RHRs Angel Estevez, Sebastian Nunez. New organization total: 302 players.
10/28: GCL RHP Blake Higgins released. New organization total: 301 players.
The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 10/28/16)
|St. Louis (35+4)||40-man (38+4)|
|Lynn (60DL)||Maness (60DL)
||Siegrist (L)||C Kelly
|Weaver||Lyons (L 60DL)||Hazelbaker|
|C Martinez||Walden (60DL)||Grichuk|
||Oh||Jose Alberto Martinez|
| J Williams
|Ja Garcia (L)
|McGuire||Echemendia||Ohlman||Navarro||B Valera||M Williams||Wisdom||Washington|
|Ar Reyes||Heyer||C Rivera||Martini|
|Hefner||Waldron (DL)||Rosario||A Garcia
|Cooney (L DL)||Littrell (L)|
|Gonzales (L DL)||T Lee|
|Reed (L DL)||Perry (DL)||Jenner||Voit||Katz (DL)||Mejia||DeJong||McElroy (DL)|
|Nielsen||Herget||L Cruz||Jon Rodriguez (TI)||J Wilson||Staton||Drake|
|Poncedeleon||R Rowland||Turgeon (DL)||Lankford||Bryan|
|Morales (DL)||Thomas (DL)||Caldwell||Bader|
|Sulbaran||C Hawkins (L)|
|Palm Beach (25+6)|
|Flaherty||Beck||Bean||Grayson||Seferina (DL)||J Herrera||Diekroeger||Mercado|
|D Gonzalez||Grana||Brodbeck||E Sosa (DL)||Olivera (DL)|
|Ju Fernandez||McKnight||Tice||Sohn||Pritchard (DL)|
|Leitao||S Garcia (DL)||Arozarena (2017)|
|Alcantara||Heesch (L)||Jo Fernandez|
|Woodford||Wirsu||Chinea||Dennard||E Alvarez||Jose Alex Martinez||Pina||Aikin|
|J Perez||Harrison (DL)||O’Keefe||Swirchak||Torres|
|Helsley||Bray||Godoy||M Davis (FA)||Sierra|
|D Martinez||S DeLaCruz|
|R Williams (DL)||Holt|
|Kilichowski (L 11)||Then (DL)|
|State College (28)|
|Dew Perez (L)||Velazco||McCarvel||E Rodriguez||Martin||Edman (6)||Hudzina (10)||Ray|
|Cross||C Jones (2)||Je Martinez (4)||Young (37)||Jackson (14)|
|Farinaro||DeLorenzo (L)||Drongesen||Y Gonzalez (FA)||Fennell (22)|
|Johnson City (30+1)|
|Sexton (18)||Yokley (ML)||Knizner (7)||Newman||J Hawkins||Cordoba||Asbury-Heath|
|Castano (L 19)||Arias||Zavala||Lopes (33)||Bandes|
|Oxnevad (L)||Y Medina||J Lopez||JR Davis (15)||J Rivera|
|Oca (L)||J Mateo||E Garcia||Fiedler (9)|
|Psrra||N Gonzalez (29)||Billings (13)|
|Vance (L FA)|
|Schlesener (L)||Thomson (L FA)||D Ortega||C Rodriguez||L Flores||Balbuena||Talavera|
|Casadilla||C Rowland||I Wilson||Trosclair (20)||Murders (31)||Figuera||Plummer (60DL)|
|J Alvarez||Salazar||Lancaster (16)||Del Perez (1)||Rosendo|
|Seijas||Bohannan||Whalen (12)||Carlson (1)|
|O’Reilly (27) tandem||Changarotty||Robbins (5)|
|Ciavarella (L 24) tandem||Calvano (38)||Ynfante|
|Tewes (8 DL)|
|O Diaz||Mulford (34)|
|Medrano (DL)||Gordon (36)|
|Nicacio||Periera||Melendez (60DL)||D Gomez||Delgado||Ozuna||E Montero||Jimenez|
|Cordero (L)||Blanco (L)||Cedeno||F DeJesus (2017)||M Castillo||B Sanchez|
|Ventura||Lugo||Ju Rodriguez||E Pena (2017)||A Luna|
|Jr Gonzalez||Madera||C Soto (FA)||P Gomez (2017)||C Luis|
|De Jesus||Rosales (L 60DL)||Jo Garcia (2017)||F Soto (2017)||Machado (FA)|
|Ramirez||Trompiz (60DL)||I Herrera (2017)||Y Rosario (2017)||V Garcia (2017)|
|E Perez (L)||Soler (2017)|
|Rondon||Del Rio (FA)|
|Je Garcia||Montano (2017)|
|Geronimo (60DL)||Samuel (2017)|
|Zapata (L 2017)|
|R Garcia (2017)|
|Draft unsigned (8)|
|Ellis (17 – Sr.)||Burgmann (30)||Cabbiness (21)|
|Krall (L 28)||Lamb (35)||Crowe (23 – Sr.)|
|Internat’l in process (0)|
(xx): Round selected in 2016 Draft
(FA): recent free agent signee
(DL): injured – on the disabled list
(TI): temporarily inactive list
(PL): paternity leave
(ML): military list
(RL): restricted list
(L): left-handed pitcher
(2017): July 2nd international signees whose contracts begin in 2017
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+PL+ML+RL+2017) players
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