Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2011 regular season

NOTE: This version of the roster matrix is no longer current. It reflects the 2011 changes from the end of spring training until the start of short-season ball. It should now be considered a historical reference document. For the active roster matrix starting with 2011 short-season play, click here.

With the full-season minor league schedule underway, it is time for another refresh of the St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix. This version will reflect all changes made from the start of the 2011 regular season. The previous matrix reflects the rosters at the conclusion of the spring camp.

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

As the 2011 regular season opened, the St. Louis Cardinals had 276 players under contract from top to bottom, including a full 40-man roster. The matrix places each one by position at his current assigned level in the system or his placement at the end of last season whichever is most recent. 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.

Full team rosters and player profiles at The Cardinal Nation

Remember that to get detailed profile information on every single one of these 276 Cardinals players, simply check out their free player profiles freshly updated now at The Cardinal / 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:

Full-season clubs

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Memphis Redbirds
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Short-season clubs

Batavia Muckdogs
Johnson City Cardinals
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Dominican Summer League Cardinals

Once there, just click on a player’s name to be taken to his individual profile page. For example, here is Shelby Miller’s 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


4/7: New matrix. Organization total: 276 players.

4/7: Memphis LHR Tyler Norrick released. New total: 275 players.

4/10: OF Adam Melker from EST to PB.

4/11: OF D’Marcus Ingram onto PB suspended list. LHP Daniel Calhoun off PB DL. RHP Arquimedes Nieto onto PB DL. OF Oscar Taveras onto QC DL. OF Virgil Hill from EST to QC.

4/13: STL RPs Brian Tallet and Bryan Augenstein onto 15-day DL. RHRs Eduardo Sanchez and Fernando Salas from Mem to StL. RHR Cory Rauschenberger from Spr to Mem. RHR Victor Marte acquired from Kansas City (Omaha). LHR Nick Greenwood and RHR Jose Rada from PB to Spr. RHR Ricky Martinez from EST to PB. New total: 276 players.

4/14: LHR Samuel Freeman from Spr DL to PB. RHR Jared Bradford off PB DL. RHR Ricky Martinez from PB to EST.

4/15: Spr C Steven Hill onto DL. Spr C Charles Cutler off DL.

4/17: Mem OFs Shane Robinson and Andrew Brown onto DL. OF Jim Rapoport and IF Freddie Bynum off DL. PB RHR Jared Bradford released. RHP Cale Johnson from EST to PB. New total: 275 players.

4/18: RHP Cale Johnson from PB to EST. 1B Xavier Scruggs off Spr DL to PB.

4/19: OF Aaron Luna from Spr to Mem. IF/OF Eric Duncan signed to minor league contract and assigned to Spr. 2B Skip Schumaker and OF Allen Craig onto StL DL. 1B Mark Hamilton from Mem to StL. IF Nick Punto off StL DL. RHR Adam Reifer onto Mem DL. RHR Pete Parise off Mem DL. OF Jarred Bogany to PB DL. OF Ryde Rodriguez off PB DL. New total: 276 players.

4/22: RHR Brett Zawacki to Spr DL. RHR Jesse Simpson from PB to Spr. LHR Tyler Lyons from EST to PB.

4/24: Six players released from EST: IFs Luis Pimentel, Wader Perez, Wilfred Vivas, RHPs Deimer Bier and Amaury Castillo and LHP Adriano Uribe. New total: 270 players.

4/25: OF Andrew Brown off Mem DL. OF Daryl Jones onto Mem DL.

4/28: 1B Phil Cerreto to PB DL. LHP Hector Hernandez from EST to PB. RHP Chris Corrigan from QC to PB. RHP Cale Johnson from EST to QC. 1B Victor Sanchez from QC to EST. IF Romulo Ruiz from EST to QC.

4/29: LHP Hector Hernandez returned to EST from PB.

4/30: OF Oscar Taveras off QC DL. OF Michael Swinson placed on QC DL. RHR Casey Mulligan onto Spr DL. RHR Brett Zawacki off Spr DL.

5/1: OF Virgil Hill from QC to EST. OF Chris Edmondson from EST to QC.

5/2: StL 3B David Freese onto 15-day DL. OF Allen Craig off DL.

5/4: OF Kyle Conley from QC to PB. RHP Andrew Moss released from QC. IF Starlin Rodriguez and LHP Ryan Copeland from EST to QC. New total: 269 players.

5/5-7: RHS Carlos Martinez from EST to QC. RHS Jordan Swagerty from QC to PB. RHS Maikel Cleto, LHR Samuel Freeman, IF Alan Ahmady from PB to Spr. OF Tyler Henley, LHR Ryan Kulik released from Spr. RHR Jose Rada onto Spr DL. IF Matt Valaika released from EST. OF Ryde Rodriguez released from PB. IF Phil Cerreto off PB DL. OF D’Marcus Ingram off PB SL. New total: 265 players.

5/10: LHR Rich Rundles onto Mem DL.

5/11: LHP Nick Additon from Spr to Mem. C Robert Stock off QC DL. C Juan Castillo from QC to PB. C Audry Perez from PB to Spr. OF Oscar Taveras onto QC DL. OF Michael Swinson off QC DL. IF Phil Cerreto onto PB DL. C Kleininger Teran from EST to QC DL.

5/12: OF Virgil Hill from EST to QC. QC OF Frederick Parejo released. OF Jarred Bogany off PB DL. OF Adam Melker onto PB DL. C Charles Cutler onto Spr TI list. RHR Jose Rada off Spr DL. RHR Brett Zawacki from Spr to PB. RHS David Kopp off Spr DL. New total: 264 players.

5/13: IF Freddie Bynum onto Mem DL. OF Daryl Jones off Mem DL.

5/14: OF Tommy Pham onto Spr DL. C Charles Cutler off Spr TI list.

5/16: RHR Jess Todd claimed off waivers from NYY and optioned to Mem. RHR Bryan Augenstein moved from 15-day to 60-day DL. New total: 265 players.

5/18: IF Nick Punto to StL DL. SS Pete Kozma from Mem to StL. RHR Blake King from Mem to Spr. Spr RHR Matt Frevert released. New total: 264 players.

5/19: RHR Chase Reid from PB to Spr. RHR Keith Butler from QC to PB. RHS Deryk Hooker into Spr DL. 1B Mark Hamilton from StL to Mem. LHR Brian Tallet off StL DL.

5/20: RHR Aidan Lucas from EST to QC.

5/21: IF Packy Elkins from QC to PB. IFs Romulo Ruiz, Yunier Castillo from QC to EST. IFs Colin Walsh, Victor Sanchez, Ronny Gil from EST to QC. PB IF Ronald Ramirez released. C Luis De La Cruz off PB DL. RHP Aaron Terry onto PB DL. New total: 263 players.

5/22: RHP Chris Corrigan onto PB DL.

5/23: C Gerald Laird to StL DL. 2B Skip Schumaker off StL DL. C Tony Cruz from Mem to StL. RHR Mitchell Boggs from StL to Mem. RHP Brian Broderick returned from Washington (Rule 5) and assigned to Mem. C Nick Derba from Spr to Mem. OF Tommy Pham off Spr DL. LHR Ryan Copeland to QC DL. LHR Dean Kiekhefer from EST to QC. New total: 264 players.

5/24: 3B Zack Cox from PB to Spr. 3B Niko Vasquez from Spr to PB. RHP Wilson Matos released. New total: 263 players.

5/25: Mem RHR Jason Buursma released. C Steven Hill off Spr DL. C Charles Cutler onto Spr DL. New total: 262 players.

5/26: RHR Francisco Guzman released from EST. Spr RHR Blake King claimed off outright waivers by Houston. Mem OF Aaron Luna to TI list. RHP Angel Tapia from DSL to EST. IF Leandro Mateo signed, sent to EST. Three old RL players off DSL roster: Pedro Pena, Rosalin Rudecindo, Braulio Hiraldo. Ariel Gonzalez to DSL RL. Carlos Oraa to DSL DL. RHP Jackson Solarte released from DSL.  New total: 257 players.

5/27: RHR Aaron Terry off PB DL. Mem RHS P.J. Walters outrighted off 40-man. DSL RHP Jefferson Segundo released. Four DSL signings: RHP Hector Salazar, C Luis Cruz, CIF Alejandro Mejia, OF Carlos Torres. New total: 260 players.

5/29: Mem LHR Rich Rundles released. Mem RHR Pete Parise onto DL. Mem OF Aaron Luna off TI list. New total: 259 players.

5/30: QC OF Nick Longmire onto DL. QC C Kleininger Teran off DL.

6/1: PB IF Packy Elkins to DL. IF Ted Obregon from EST to PB. PB OF Jarred Bogany released. PB OF Adam Melker off DL. RHS Shelby Miller from PB to Spr. LHS Kevin Siegrist from QC to PB. Mem IF Ramon Vazquez released. Mem IF Freddie Bynum off DL. New total: 257 players.

6/2: RHS Lance Lynn from Mem to StL (added to 40-man). RHP Maikel Cleto from Spr to StL. RHS Kyle McClellan and OF Matt Holliday onto StL DL. Released LHP Hector Cardenas from EST. New total: 256 players.

6/3: RHP Maikel Cleto from StL to Spr. SS Pete Kozma from StL to Mem. 1B Mark Hamilton from Mem to StL. 3B Matt Carpenter from Mem to StL (added to 40-man). RHR Pete Parise off Mem DL.

6/4: IF Greg Garcia from QC to PB. IF Joey Bergman from EST to QC. IF Jose Garcia from Spr to Mem. From PB to Spr: RHR Jorge Rondon, C Travis Tartamella, IF Domnit Bolivar. From Spr to PB: UT Alan Ahmady, RHR Jesse Simpson.

6/5: C Charles Cutler off Spr DL. 1B Matt Adams onto Spr DL.

6/6: OF Tommy Pham onto Spr DL. OF D’Marcus Ingram from PB to Spr. RHR Chris Corrigan off PB DL.

6/9: RHP Ryan Copeland, OF Nick Longmire off QC DL. C Kleininger Teran onto QC DL. OF Lance Jeffries (10th round) signed. OF Pat Biserta released from EST.

6/10: RHP Mitchell Boggs from Mem to StL. RHS Lance Lynn from StL to Mem. Mem RHR Jess Todd outrighted.

6/12: OF Andrew Brown from Mem to StL and added to 40-man. OF Allen Craig to StL DL. OF Oscar Taveras off QC DL. OF Virgil Hill from QC to BAT (EST). C Jesus Montero to PB from EST. C Juan Castillo from PB to BAT (EST).

6/13: C Robert Stock from QC to PB. C Geoff Klein from EST to QC. C Jesus Montero from PB to JC (EST). OF Kyle Conley to PB DL. IF Packy Elkins onto PB DL.

26 drafted players signed.New total: 282 players.

OF Nick Martini (7th rd.) to BAT. LHP Danny Miranda (8) to BAT. RHP Tyler Mills (9) to JC. RHP Seth Maness (11) to BAT. 1B Danny Stienstra (12) to Bat. C Kolby Byrd (13) to JC. SS Matt Williams (15) to JC. RHP Travis Miller (16) to BAT. LHP Kyle Held (18) to JC. LHP Nick Gillung (19) to JC. RHP Kyle Deese (23) to JC. LHP Jonathan Cornelius (24) to BAT. RHP Todd McInnis (25) to BAT. OF Gary Apelian (27) to JC. LHP Ryan Sherriff (28) to JC. RHP David Bergin (30) t0 JC. C Jonathan Keener (32) to JC. RHP Heath Wyatt (33) to JC. RHP Drew Madrigal (35) to BAT. C Casey Rasmus (36) to BAT. RHP Brad Watson (37) to JC. 3B Jeremy Patton (38) t0 BAT. LHP Tyler Melling (39) to GCL. 1B Michael Knox (41) to JC. RHP Brandon Creath (44) to GCL. RHP Casey Baker (49) to BAT.

6/15: RHS Kyle McClellan off StL DL. 3B Matt Carpenter from StL to Mem. FA SS Neal Pritchard signed, assigned to JC. New total: 283 players.

6/16: RHR Eduardo Sanchez onto StL DL. OF Matt Holliday off StL DL.

6/17: Signed FA LHP Adam Bileckyj to BAT. New total: 284 players.

6/18: IF Pete Kozma from Mem to StL. RHP Maikel Cleto from Spr to StL. IF Tyler Greene and 1B Mark Hamilton from StL to Mem.

6/20: RHR Brett Zawacki from PB to Spr. RHR Francisco Samuel off Mem DL to PB.

6/21: 1B Albert Pujols to StL DL. 1B Mark Hamilton from Mem to StL.

6/22: StL RHR Miguel Batista released. RHP Lance Lynn from Mem to StL. New total 283.

6/23: RHS David Kopp off 40-man. LHR Raul Valdes onto 40-man, from Mem to StL. RHP Maikel Cleto from StL to Mem. RHP Bryan Augenstein off StL DL, optioned to Mem.

Signed player update: New total 288 players.

P Drew Madrigal (35th- BAT) retired. C Adam Ehrlich (6th) signed, to GCL. 2B Tyler Rahmatulla (34th) signed, to JC. FA RHPs Eric Binder, Logan Billbrough signed, to JC.

The players in Extended Spring Training are listed in two groups. The first, called “old,” are the holdovers from regular camp. The “new” players arrived in early April.

At the end is a group of currently inactive and unassigned players.

There will be a new roster matrix once the June draft has passed and short season ball begins.

The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 06/22/11)

25-man (25+7) 40-man (40+2)
C Carpenter Franklin Molina Pujols (DL)
Theriot Freese (DL)
Lohse Valdes (L)
Laird (DL)
Descalso Kozma Punto (DL)
Westbrook Sanchez (DL)
T Cruz

Wainwright (60DL) Motte

Ja Garcia (L) Tallet (L)

Craig (DL)
T Miller (L)

A Brown



Memphis (24+3)
Bynum Solano
M Carpenter Chambers
Walters Rauschenberger Derba Jo Garcia T Greene
Robinson (DL)
Dickson Parise
Ottavino Reifer (DL)
Additon (L) Todd Luna
Cleto Fick Rapoport
Cazana (Mex)
Springfield (24+7)

Delgado (DL) Cutler Adams (DL) R Jackson Cox Pham (DL)
Gorgen (DL) Mulligan (DL) S Hill Bolivar Curtis Swauger
McGregor (DL) Greenwood (L) A Perez Duncan Castellanos
Thomas Rada Tartamella Ingram
Hooker (DL) Freeman (L)
Blazek Ri Castillo
S Miller Rondon
Palm Beach (25+4)
Fornataro Calhoun (L) L DeLaCruz Cerreto (DL) Lu Mateo Elkins N Vasquez
Swagerty Simpson Stock Scruggs Obregon Ahmady Melker
J Smith Corrigan G Garcia Conley (DL)
Siegrist (L) Lyons (L) R Rosario
Kelly Nieto (DL)
Gast (L) Pichardo (DL)
Quad Cities (25+4)
Russell De Jesus Espinoza (DL) V Sanchez Bergman Gil J Rodriguez Longmire
C Martinez Kiekhefer (L) Stanley Stidham (DL) Edmondson
Bibona (L DL) Corpas Klein S Rodriguez Swinson
Blair C Johnson Teran (DL) Walsh Taveras
A Ferrara (L) Wright (L)
Rosenthal Copeland (L)
Whiting Lucas
Ext Spr old (21+5)
Almarante Edwards (L) J Castillo D Medina Y Castillo R DeLaCruz S Ramos
Jenkins Nadeau (L I) Moscatel C Valera O’Neill
H Hernandez (L) Bittle Montero Tuivailala Williams (I)
Daugherty (L) R Martinez R Ruiz V Hill
Revesz (L I)
Montanez (I)
Mijares (L I)
Watson (L)
Ext Spr new (36)
Santana Avendano A Garcia Washington Vargas Martin H Garcia Rbto Reyes
S Lopez A Toribio B Valera Argenal
Paulino Nazario (L) L Perez Le Mateo Encarnacion
Ulacio Canache Velazco Dodd
B Martinez B Freeman (L) Bryant
Villanueva (L) Aguilar Ro Castillo
Pasen J Lucas
A Tapia Mendoza
M DeLaCruz (L)
E Hiraldo
DSL (35+4)
Bautista A DeLaCruz (L) Baez Mejia Rblys Reyes Pina R Garcia Araujo
Escudero A Gonzalez (RL) J Gomez R Medina Agustin Capellan
Perdomo Ceballo L Cruz Barbuena Celestino
S Garcia Gerdel J Pena
Oraa (DL) Planchart Jo Martinez
DeLosSantos Villegas D Diaz
Jh Polanco JC DeLaCruz (RL) Acevedo
Salazar F Gonzalez Torres
D Rodriguez (L RL)
De Aguas (L)
F Flores
I Brito
Unassigned (6)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
M Harris (MIL) Patterson (RL) P Vasquez (RL)
Eager (RL) Novak (RL)
Madrigal (35)

2011 draft (round)
Batavia (11)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Miranda (L 8th) Bileckyj (L FA) Ca Rasmus (36) Stienstra (12) Patton (38) Martini (7)
Maness (11)
Tra Miller (16)
Cornelius (L 24)
McInnis (25)
Baker (49)
Johnson City (17)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Mills (9) Wyatt (33) Byrd (13) Knox (41) Rahmatulla (34) M Williams (15) Apelian (27)
Hald (L 18) Watson (37) Keener (32) Pritchard (FA)
Gillung (L 19) Billbrough (FA)
Deese (23) Binder (FA)
Sherriff (L 28)
Bergin (30)
Gulf Coast (4)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Melling (L 39) Ehrlich (6) Jeffries (10)
Creath (44)


(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
(L) left-handed pitcher
bold: on the Cardinals’ 40-man roster
(#+#) number of active players on the roster plus number of inactive/not under contract (DL+I+TI+SL+RL+MIL+TO) players

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