With the official opening of the short-season phase of the minor league schedule, it is time for another refresh of the Roster Matrix.
This reflects moves during the second half of the regular season in 2017. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved from the end of 2017 spring training until mid-June.
If you are new to the blog and not familiar with the Cardinals organization roster matrix, here is a quick summary:
As 2017 short-season season play opened, the St. Louis Cardinals had 244 players under contract from top to bottom, including 39 players on the 40-man roster. The 40-man members are called out in bold.
The matrix places each of the 244 at his assigned level in the system as well as by position. The matrix 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 plus multiple years of history.
Do not be concerned about the order of the players’ names within position. It has no relative significance.
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 (click on the magnifying glass icon) or use the menu at the left of the page: “ROSTERS/PLAYERS/MOVES” > “TRANSACTIONS/ROSTER MATRIX”.
While you are using that menu, note TCN’s full new rosters and player pages for every level and every player in the Cardinals system.
For details behind past rosters and transactions, check out the earlier versions (back to 2009) of the Cardinals organization Roster Matrix, via the following link.
6/19: New matrix. Organization total: 244 players.
6/19: 14 draftees signed. To SC: RHPs Paul Balestrieri (26), Will Latcham (17), 3B Evan Mendoza (11). OF Brandon Benson (20). To JC: RHPs Evan Guillory (23), Thomas St. Clair (24), Jake Walsh (16), LHPs Jacob Patterson (13), Brett Seeburger (10), IFs Irving Lopez (19), Wood Myers (29). Unassingned: LHPs Evan Kruczynski (9), Patrick Dayton (25), SS Michael Brdar (36). New organization total: 258 players.
6/20: Mem LHP Sean Gilmartin to seven-day DL. 6 draftees signed plus 1 free agent, C Joe Gomez. 2B Zach Kirtley (5), RHPs Kevin Hamann (22), Kodi Whitley (27), CJ Saylor (28), Chris Hunt (39) and C Cameron Knight (32). New organization total: 265 players (20 draftees signed/18 unsigned).
6/21: C Gabriel Lino off Spr DL. LHR Corey Littrell on Spr DL. FA RHP Gabriel Gentner signed. New organization total: 266 players.
6/21: 3B Danny Hudzina, OF Matt Fiedler from SC to Peo. 2B Zach Kirtley (5) assigned to SC. C Cameron Knight (32) assigned to JC. LHP Jake Dahlberg (21) signed., assigned to JC. New organization total: 267 players (21/17).
6/22: Five draftees, one free agent signed, C Robbie Coman. OF Chase Pinder (7), LHP Andrew Summerville (12), OF Terry Fuller (15), RHP Alex FaGalde (30), RHP Cory Malcom (34). New organization total: 273 (26/12 draft signed/unsigned).
6/23: LHS Ian Oxnevad off Peo TI list. LHR Brady Bowen from Peo to PB. RHR Andrew Morales from PB to Spr. SS Tommy Edman from PB to Spr. 3B Leobaldo Pina from Spr to PB. LHS Evan Kruczynski (9) assigned to Peo.
6/24: Ps Angel Rondon, Junior Gonzalez, Enrique Perez from JC to GCL. GCL RHP Ronald Medrano released. LHP Austin Warner acquired from indy team, assigned to GCL. Total remains 273.
6/25: LHR Kevin Siegrist, OF Dexter Fowler to StL 10-day DL. OF/1B Chad Huffman StL to Mem. RHP Mike Mayers, OF Randal Grichuk, 1B Luke Voit from Mem to StL. Voit added to 40-man, which is now full.
6/26: OF Adolis Garcia, RHS Zac Gallen from Spr to Mem. 1B John Nogowski acquired from indy team, assigned to Spr. Draftees 2B Taylor Bryant (33rd), RHP Alex Gallegos signed (35th), assigned to GCL. Gallegos to 60-day DL. New organization total 276 players (28/10 draft signed/unsigned).
6/28: OF Scott Hurst (3rd round) signed, assigned to SC, along with previously signed LHP Andrew Summerville (12). New organization total 277 players (29/9 draft signed/unsigned).
6/28: RHP Oneiver Diaz returned to org, assigned to DSL on 6/16. RHP Hector Mendoza signed 6/7, assigned to DSL. New organization total: 279 players.
6/28: SS Aledmys Diaz from StL to Mem. SS Alex Mejia from Mem to StL, onto 40-man roster. RHS Alex Reyes from 10-day DL to 60-day DL.
6/29: C Zach Jackson (6th), RHP Jim Voyles (38th) signed. Both to GCL. New organization total: 281 players (31/7 draft signed/unsigned).
6/29: RHR Tyler Bray from Spr to Mem. LHR Corey Littrell off Spr DL. RHR Dailyn Martinez from PB to SPR. RHR Hector Mendoza from DSL to PB. PB DL RHR Steven De La Cruz released. Peo RHS Austin Sexton to 7-day DL. New organization total: 280 players.
6/30: OF Oscar Mercado to Spr DL. OF Randy Arozarena from PB to Spr. OF Shane Billings from Peo to PB. OF Mick Fennell, RHR Keaton Siomkin from SC to Peo.
7/2: RHS Juan Alvarez from GCL to JC. 3 draft signees: RHP Wilberto Rivera (8th-GCL), 3B Donivan Williams (14th-GCL), SS Kramer Robertson (4th-TBA). New organization total: 283 players (34/4 draft signed/unsigned).
7/2: 10 international players signed. RHP Jesus Cruz (2017). Rest to 2018 contracts. OFs Adanson Cruz, Joerlin De Los Santos, Leudy Pena, Gustavo Rodriguez; SS Darlyn Del Villar, Sander Mora; Cs Jesus Orecchia, Luis Rodriguez, Jose Zapata. New organization total: 293 players.
7/2: RHS Luke Weaver from Mem to StL. RHS Mike Mayers from StL to Mem. RHS Junior Fernandez to PB DL. SC 1B Hunter Newman, 2B Danny Martin released. JC RHR Champ Rowland released. New organization total: 290 players.
7/4: SS Imeldo Diaz, 3B Stanley Espinal acquired from Boston, assigned to SC. OF Lane Thomas acquired from Toronto, assigned to PB. PB OF Austin Wilson released. New organization total: 292 players.
7/5: LHR Austin Warner from GCL to PB.
7/6: OF Dexter Fowler off StL DL. OF Jose Alberto Martinez from StL to Mem. SS Kramer Robertson (4) assigned to Peo. SS Jose Alexander Martinez from Peo to PB. 2B Darren Seferina from PB to Spr. Spr 2B Dickie Joe Thon released. 3B Francisco Hernandez signed, assigned to DSL. Organization total remains 292 players.
7/7: LHP Austin Warner from PB to GCL. RHP Winston Nicacio from GCL to PB.
7/9: RHS Junior Fernandez to PB DL. RHS Derian Gonzalez, OF Lane Thomas onto PB DL.
7/10: 2B Kolten Wong off StL DL, RHP Luke Weaver, IF Alex Mejia from StL to Mem. Mem OF Todd Cunningham to Dodgers. RHR Mark Montgomery to Mem TI list. RHS Zac Gallen, RHR Tyler Bray from Mem to Spr. RHR Rowan Wick from Mem DL to Spr. Spr RHR Blake McKnight released. IF Andrew Brodbeck released off PB DL. SC C Erik Garcia released. C Joe Gomez from GCL to SC. SS Delvin Perez from JC to GCL. New organization total: 288 players.
7/11: LHR Ian McKinney, IF Casey Turgeon from Spr to PB. OF Oscar Mercado off Spr DL. Spr RHR Corey Baker released. RHP Juan Nicacio from PB to GCL. New organization total: 287 players.
7/12: RHS Jordan Hicks from Peo to PB. RHS Anthony Shew from SC to Peo. RHR Robert Calvano from JC to SC. PB LHR Chandler Hawkins released. New organization total: 286 players.
7/13: LHR Kevin Siegrist off StL DL. RHR Mark Montgomery off Mem TI list. RHS Juan Perez onto Peo 7-day DL.
7/14: OF Randal Grichuk to StL DL. OF Jose Martinez from Mem to StL.
7/15: OF Stephen Piscotty to StL DL. OF Magneuris Sierra from Spr to StL. RHS Jake Woodford, OF Thomas Spitz to PB DL.
7/16: OF Lane Thomas off PB DL.
7/17: RHS Matt Pearce from Spr to Mem. LHR Jacob Evans from PB to Spr. RHR Noel De Jesus from GCL to PB.
7/18: SS Imeldo Diaz from SC to JC.
7/19: RHP Arturo Reyes from Mem DL to PB. RHS Mike O’Reilly from Peo to PB. RHR Noel De Jesus from PB to GCL. 2B Wood Myers from JC to SC.
7/20: LHS Austin Warner from GCL to Peo. LHR Colton Thomson from SC to Peo.
7/21: OF Randal Grichuk off StL 7-day DL. LHR Zach Duke off StL 60-day DL. C Carson Kelly from Mem to StL. StL C Eric Fryer designated for assignment. OF Magneuris Sierra from StL to Spr. RHR Sam Tuivailala from StL to Mem. 3B Stanley Espinal from SC to JC. Mem LHS Marco Gonzales traded to SEA for OF Tyler O’Neill. New organization total: 285 players. 40-man roster at 39.
The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 7/21/17)
|St. Louis (25+2)||40-man (39+1)|
|Wainwright||Cecil (L)||(Fryer DFA)
||Voit||G Garcia||Piscotty (DL)|
|Lynn||Siegrist (L)||C Kelly||Fowler
|Wacha||Duke (L)||Jose Alb Martinez|
|Al Reyes (60 DL)||Oh|
||Ravelo||B Valera||A Diaz||Wisdom||Huffman|
|Flaherty||Schafer (L DL)||Mejia||Bader|
|Gilmartin (L DL)||Montgomery||Martini|
|Alcantara||Littrell (L)||Lino||Grayson (DL)||E Alvarez (DL)||Sosa (DL)||Caldwell||Sierra|
|Gomber (L)||D Martinez||Jenner||Nogowski||J Wilson||Edman||An Garcia|
|Palm Beach (25+3)|
|Ju Fernandez||Bowen (L)||Je Martinez||Chinea||Dykstra||Jose Alex Martinez||Young||Spitz (DL)|
|D Gonzalez (DL)||Vance (L)||Godoy||Turgeon||Diekroeger||Drake|
|C Jones||R Santos|
|Ar Reyes||H Mendoza|
|Shew||R Williams||O’Keefe||McCarvel||JR Davis||Robertson (4)||Yepez||Plummer|
|Kilichowski (L DL)||Carter||Carlson|
|Sexton (DL)||Dew Perez (L)||Fiedler|
|Kruczynski (L 9)||Y Medina|
|State College (30+2)|
|Tewes||DeLorenzo (L 60DL)||J Lopez||Kirtley (5)||Figuera||Y Gonzalez||Hurst (3)|
|Castano (L)||Ciavarella (L)||J Gomez (FA)||M Davis||E Mendoza (11)||Denton|
|Summerville (L 12)||Trayner||D Ortega||Myers (29)||R Bautista|
|J Rodriguez (UNK)|
|Johnson City (32+2)|
|Oca (L)||Yokley (ML)||Ju Rodriguez||Bandes||Murders||Whalen||Balbuena||J Rivera|
|Schlesener (L)||Bohannan (60 DL)||A Wilson||C Rodriguez||I Lopez (19)||I Diaz||Espinal||Robbins|
|Oviedo||Blanco (L)||Knight (32)||Talavera|
|Seeburger (L 10)||Changarotty|
|J Alvarez||Patterson (L 13)|
|St. Clair (24)|
|Dahlberg (L 21)|
|Pirela||Gentner (FA)||Zavala||D Gomez||L Flores||M Castillo||E Montero||Rosendo|
|De Jesus||E Perez (L)||C Soto||Cedeno||Bryant (33)||Brdar (36)||D Williams (14)||B Sanchez|
|Nicacio||Gallegos (35 60 DL)||Z Jackson (6)||Del Perez||A Luna|
|Jr Gonzalez||Hamann (22)||Coman (FA)||Machado|
|Rondon||FaGalde (30)||Fuller (15)|
|W Rivera (8)||Malcom (34)|
|Dayton (L 25)|
|Pereira||Trompiz||I Herrera||F DeJesus||Ozuna||F Hernandez||Jimenez|
|Cordero (L)||Geronimo||Joyser Garcia||F Soto||V Garcia|
|Benitez||Solano||E Pena||Del Rio|
|DSL signed 2018 (9)|
|L Rodriguez||Del Villar||De Los Santos|
|Draft tentative (0)|
|Draft unsigned (4)|
|McCarthy (18)||Pollock (L 40)||Garza (31)|
(number): round player taken in 2017 Draft
(FA): non-drafted free agent signee
(DL): injured – on the disabled list
(TI): temporarily inactive list
(PL): paternity leave
(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+PL+RL) players