With the official opening of the St. Louis Cardinals minor league camp for 2019 upon us, it is time for another refresh of the Roster Matrix.
This article and the tables below reflect moves during 2019 spring training. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved during the off-season of 2018-2019.
If you are new to The Cardinal Nation and not familiar with the Cardinals organization roster matrix, here is quick summary:
As all spring camps officially open, the St. Louis Cardinals had 297 players under contract from top to bottom, including a full 40-man roster. The 40-man members are called out in bold.
The matrix places each of the 297 at his assigned level in the system at the close of the 2018 season 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 rosters and player pages for every level and every player in the Cardinals system.
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(Note that all new international players signed for 2019 are listed separately below, but on the above rosters, they were temporarily and arbitrarily placed on the DSL Blue roster. This will not be resolved until late May, when 2019 DSL assignments are set.)
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.
3/1: New matrix. Organization total: 297 players.
3/1: RHP William Miranda signed to a free agent contract. New organization total: 298 players.
3/9: 10 players sent to minor league camp. Five from 40-man roster: LHP Génesis Cabrera, RHP Giovanny Gallegos, RHP Ryan Helsley, SS Edmundo Sosa, OF Adolis García; five non-roster invitees: RHP Seth Elledge, LHP Evan Kruczynski, RHP Williams Pérez, C Dennis Ortega, C Julio Rodríguez. 55 players remain in camp, 35 40-man, 20 NRIs.
3/11: Six players sent to minor league camp. Two from 40-man roster: IF Ramon Urias and OF Lane Thomas; four non-roster invitees: RHPs Jake Woodford and Connor Jones, Cs Jose Godoy and Brian O’Keefe. 49 players remain in camp, 33 40-man, 16 NRIs.
3/16: Four non-roster invitees sent to minor league camp. IF Max Schrock, OF Randy Arozarena, C Jeremy Martinez and LHR Hunter Cervenka. 45 players remain in camp, 33 40-man, 12 NRIs.
3/18: Two non-roster invitees sent to minor league camp. RHPs Ryan Meisinger and Mike Hauschild. 43 players remain in camp, 33 40-man, 10 NRIs.
3/18?: RHR Andrew Morales to minor league camp. 42 players remain in camp, 33 40-man, nine NRIs.
3/20: LHS Austin Gomber and RHS Daniel Ponce de Leon optioned to Memphis. 40 players remain in camp, 31 40-man, nine NRIs.
3/21: PB C/1B Ryan McCarvel retired. New organization total: 297 players.
3/22: LHR Chasen Shreve designated for assignment. C Matt Wieters added to 40-man roster. 39 players remain in camp, 31 40-man, eight NRIs. New organization total: 296 players.
3/23: C Joe Hudson reassigned to minor league camp. 38 players remain in camp, 31 40-man, seven NRIs.
3/25: Spr RHS Matt Pearce and PB RHR Austin Sexton released. New organization total: 294 players.
3/25: Five players to the St. Louis IL: RHPs Carlos Martinez and Luke Gregerson, LHR Brett Cecil, IF Jedd Gyorko and OF Justin Williams. 33 players remain in camp, 26 40-man, seven NRIs.
3/25: LHR Tyler Webb optioned out; and last seven NRIs reassigned to minor league camp: Ps Chris Beck, Tommy Layne; Cs Andrew Knizner, Francisco Pena; IFs Tommy Edman, Rangel Ravelo; and OF Dylan Carlson. Opening Day 25-man roster is set.
The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 3/25/19)
|St. Louis (25+5)||40-man (40)|
|C Martinez (10 IL)||Cecil (L 10 IL)||Y Molina||Goldschmidt||Wong||DeJong||Carpenter||M Ozuna|
|Wainwright||A Miller (L)||Wieters||Munoz||Gyorko (10 IL)||O’Neill|
|Wacha||Gregerson (10 IL)||Bader|
|Flaherty||Leone||Jose Alb Martinez|
|Mikolas||Gant||J Williams (10 IL)|
||A Garcia (opt)|
||J Hudson (
||Urias (opt)||Arozarena (
|Au Warner (L)||Latcham||F Pena (
||Sosa (opt)||L Thomas (opt)|
|Cabrera (L opt)||C Beck (
|Gomber (L opt)||Fasola|
|Ponce de Leon (opt)||Meisinger (
|G Gallegos (opt)|
||R Williams||Chinea||Nogowski||Jose Alex Martinez||E Mendoza||Pinder|
|Meisner||H Mendoza||Je Martinez (
|Shew||Ju Fernandez||I Herrera||Mieses|
|Palm Beach (26+1)|
|Oxnevad (L)||Kilichowski (L)||O’Keefe
||Yepez||I Lopez||Robertson||E Montero||Capel|
|Walsh||Patterson (L)||Carlson (
|Balestrieri||St. Clair||D Ortega (
|Oviedo||Yokley||Ju Rodriguez (
|Dahlberg (L)||Saylor||A Luna|
|State College (26)|
|Cordero (L)||Baird||Duce||Whalen||I Diaz||Donovan||Machado|
|Casadilla||Owen||J Gomez||Woodall||Figuera||Espinal||A Moreno|
|Schlesener (L)||Villalobos (L)||A Wilson||Nootbaar|
|Johnson City (23)|
|Zamora||Brettell||Santiago||D Gomez||L Flores||Perri||Sabino||An Warner|
|Parsons||Sisk (L)||Purcell||Cedeno||D Williams||M Castillo||B Sanchez|
|Leahy||E Perez (L)|
|Schmid||N De Jesus|
|Gingery (L)||Justo||C Soto||Shaw||K Vargas||Gahagan||V Garcia|
|Pirela||Coward||Gil||R Ozuna||W Jimenez|
|DSL Blue (31)|
|Puello||Trompiz||L Rodriguez||F DeJesus||P Gomez||Del Villar||Nunez||A Cruz|
|Ventura||J Ramirez||J Zapata||Mora||R Mendoza||L Pena|
|Paniagua||Yedis||E De Jesus||Selmo|
|H Soto||C Zapata (L)||Burgos|
|DSL Red (29+2)|
|J Moreno||Madera||Orecchia||Longa||Andujar||F Soto||F Hernandez||Montano|
|Ortiz||GJ Rodriguez||Joyser Garcia||E Pena||Y Rosario||Samuel|
|L Jimenez||R Garcia||C Ramirez|
|Suarez||Prada (L)||J De Los Santos|
|Cordova||Contreras||GA Rodriguez (RL)|
|Heredia (L RL)|
|H De Los Santos|
|DSL signed 2019 (21)|
|Portillo||Ozoria (L)||Velasquez||E Thomas||Matute||B Hernandez||Marcos|
|H Gomez||E Martinez||J Sanchez||S Vargas|
|V Herrera||O Lopez||Brazoban|
(opt): 40-man player optioned to minors camp
(NRI): non-roster invitee to MLB camp
(NRI): non-roster invitee to MLB camp sent to minors camp
(IL): injured list (10 or 60-day)
(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 (IL+TI+PL+RL) players
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