Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2011 short season

NOTE: This version of the roster matrix is no longer current. It reflects the 2011 changes from the start of short-season ball until the end of the 2011 World Series. It should now be considered a historical reference document. For the active roster matrix covering the 2011-2012 off-season, click here.

With the short-season minor league schedule now underway, it is time for another refresh of the St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix. This version will reflect the changes made from the first week of 2011 short-season play. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved from the end of spring camp until then.

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

In the first week of 2011 short-season play, the St. Louis Cardinals had 288 players under contract from top to bottom, including a full 40-man roster. The matrix places each one at his current assigned level in the system based on his placement at the end of last season 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. It doesn’t signify anything.

The players on the 40-man roster are called out in bold.

The short-season pitchers are broken out into returnees and summer 2011 signees. The latter group is either denoted by the round drafted or FA (for free agent).

At the end is a group of currently inactive and unassigned players. The final group, 2011 unsigned draftees, is not a part of the signed total.

Full team rosters and player profiles at The Cardinal Nation

Remember that to get detailed profile information on every single one of these 288 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
St. Louis Cardinals
Memphis Redbirds
Springfield Cardinals
Palm Beach Cardinals
Quad Cities River Bandits

Short-season clubs
Batavia Muckdogs
Johnson City Cardinals
Gulf Coast League Cardinals
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, 2011 regular season


6/24: New matrix. Organization total: 288 players. LHR Iden Nazario from Bat to QC. LHR Justin Wright from QC to PB. RHR Francisco Samuel to PB DL. C Steven Hill from Spr to Mem. 1B Matt Adams off Spr DL.

6/25: C Nick Derba from Mem to Spr. 2B Kolten Wong (1st round) signed, assigned to QC. New total: 289 players.

6/26: LHR Justin Wright onto PB DL. RHR Arquimedes Nieto off PB DL. C Travis Tartamella onto Spr DL.

6/27: IF Nick Punto and 3B David Freese off StL DL. OF Andrew Brown and IF Pete Kozma from StL to Mem. OF Dutch Deol (17th round) signed, assigned to GCL. LHP Justin Edwards from Bat to QC. RHS Carlos Martinez and 2B Starlin Rodriguez from QC to PB. 2B Jose Garcia from Mem to Spr. IF Luis Mateo to PB DL. New total: 290 players.

6/28: RHP Richard Castillo from Spr to PB. IF Freddie Bynum to Mem DL. LHS John Gast from PB to Spr. RHR Eric Binder from JC to Bat.

6/29: RHR Aaron Terry released from PB. IF Domnit Bolivar from Spr to PB. IF Packy Elkins from PB to QC. IF Joey Bergman from QC to Bat. StL RHR Ryan Franklin released. OF Reggie Williams from Bat to GCL. New total: 288 players.

6/30: RHP Brandon Dickson added to 40-man and moved from Mem to StL. Contract of 23rd round RHP Kyle Deese voided (JC). LHR Rich Rundles re-signed to Mem.

7/1: C Cody Stanley onto QC DL. C Kleininger Teran off QC DL.

7/2: Five Latin American signees (DSL): LHPs Dewin Perez, Alirio Negrette, RHP Luis Arias (2012 contract), C Jose Godoy, SS Eliezer Alvarez. FA IF Garrett Wittels signed, assigned to Bat. New total: 294 players.

7/4: C Nick Derba onto Spr DL. C Travis Tartamella off Spr DL. FA LHP Matt Rein signed, assigned to JC. RHP Kevin Jacob (31st round) signed, assigned to Bat. New total: 296 players.

7/5: 1B Albert Pujols off StL DL. LHR Brian Tallet onto StL DL. LHR Ron Mahay, RHR Blaine Boyer signed to minor league contracts, assigned to Mem. SS Kenny Peoples-Walls (4th round) signed, assigned to GCL. New total: 299 players.

7/6: RHS Joe Kelly from PB to Spr. GCL rehab of PB RHR Jeff Lyman ends.

7/7: LHR Daniel Calhoun from PB to Spr. RHRs Jose Rada, Chase Reid onto Spr DL. C Gerald Laird off StL DL. RHP P. J. Walters from Mem to StL, onto 40-man. Mem RHP Bryan Augenstein DFAed. OF Daryl Jones from Mem to Spr. RHS Adam Ottavino, C Steven Hill onto Mem DL. RHP Brandon Dickson, 1B Mark Hamilton from StL to Mem. IF Freddie Bynum off Mem DL. RHP Mike Blazek, LHR Nick Greenwood from Spr to Mem. OF D’Marcus Ingram to Spr DL. C Cody Stanley off QC DL. C Kleininger Teran onto QC DL.

7/9: LHR Ron Mahay activated at PB.

7/11: RHS Blaine Boyer activated at PB. LHS Kevin Siegrist to PB DL. RHP Bryan Augenstein outrighted to Mem. RHS Mike Blazek and LHR Nick Greenwood from Mem to Spr.

7/14: LHR Ron Mahay from PB to Mem. OF Shane Robinson off Mem DL to Spr. C Travis Tartamella to PB DL. RHS Drew Benes from Bat to QC. RHP Javier Avendano to Bat DL.

7/15: RHR Hector Corpas to QC DL (retro 7/12).

7/16: RHR Scott Bittle from GCL to Bat. OF Mike O’Neill from Bat to QC, IF Jonathan Rodriguez, OF Nick Longmire to QC DL. IF Luis Mateo from PB DL to QC.

7/17: OF Kyle Conley off PB DL. OF Edgar Lara onto PB DL. C Nick Derba from Spr DL to Mem. 2B Freddie Bynum onto Mem DL.

7/18: RHS Adam Ottavino off Mem DL. LHS Nick Additon onto temp inactive list.

7/19: OF C.J. McElroy (3rd round) signed, assigned to GCL. New total: 300 players.

7/21:  Spr RHR Brett Zawacki released. RHR Francisco Samuel from PB to Spr. LHR Justin Wright off PB DL. 1B Mark Hamilton to Mem DL. LHS Nick Additon off Mem TI list. New total: 299 players.

7/22: OF Shane Robinson from Spr to Mem. OF Jim Rapoport from Mem to Spr. IF Jonathan Rodriguez off QC DL. OF Mike O’Neill onto QC DL.

7/23: IF Hector Garcia from GCL to JC.

7/25: IF Luis Mateo onto QC DL. OF Nick Longmire off QC DL.

7/26: LHS Nick Additon from Mem to Spr. LHR Daniel Calhoun from Spr to PB. RHS Blaine Boyer from PB to Mem. Bat RHR Scott Bittle released. DSL Ps Carlos Oraa and Alberth Almeida released. RHP Norge Parades signed, assigned to DSL. New total: 297 players.

7/27: LHR Manuel De La Cruz from JC to Bat. OF Colby Rasmus, LHRs Trever Miller and Brian Tallet and RHR P.J. Walters traded to Toronto. RHS Edwin Jackson, LHR Mark Rzepczynski, RHR Octavio Dotel and OF Corey Patterson from Tor to StL.

7/28: LHR Raul Valdes from StL to Mem. LHS Kevin Siegrist off PB DL. RHR Jeff Lyman from PB to Spr.

7/29: IF Nick Punto to StL DL. IF Tyler Greene from Mem to StL. IF Freddie Bynum off Mem DL. RHP Kevin Thomas to Spr DL.

7/30: LHR Rich Rundles to Mem DL. DSL Ps Delvi Rodriguez and Jean Carlos De La Cruz off RL. OF Jose Martinez and P John De Aguas released from DSL. New total: 295 players.

7/31: SS Rafael Furcal acquired from LA Dodgers. Spr OF Alex Castellanos to LA. SS Tyler Greene from StL to Mem. RHR Eduardo Sanchez from 15- to 60-day DL.

8/1: OF Aaron Luna from Mem to Spr. IF/OF Edgar Lara off PB DL. LHP Kevin Siegrist onto PB DL.

8/3: IF Breyvic Valera from GCL to JC. OF Mike O’Neill off QC DL. 1B Victor Sanchez onto QC DL.

8/4: RHP Seth Blair onto QC DL. RHP Hector Corpas off QC DL. 1B Mark Hamilton off Mem DL. IF Donovan Solano from Mem to Spr.

8/5: LHR Manuel De La Cruz to Bat DL. IF/OF Phil Cerreto from PB DL to Bat. Spr RHR Casey Mulligan retired. Spr 2B Jose Garcia to DL.

8/9: RHS Seth Blair off QC DL.

8/10: RHR Lance Lynn onto StL DL. IF/OF Allen Craig off StL DL.

8/11: RHS Deryk Hooker from Spr DL to PB. RHR Joel Pichardo off PB DL and released. RHS Arquimedes Nieto onto PB TI list. RHP Manuel De La Cruz off Bat DL. RHP Sam Gaviglio (5th round) signed, assigned to Bat. OF Aaron Luna to Spr DL. Total remains 295 players.

8/12: 2B Kolten Wong, OF Michael Swinson to QC DL. RHR David Kopp Spr to Mem. RHR Jordan Swagerty PB to Spr. LHR Ron Mahay released from Mem. LHR Rich Rundles off Mem DL. 2B Joey Bergman Bat to QC. OF Edgar Lara PB to QC. LHR Raul Valdes DFA off 40-man, Mem 25-man. C Tony Cruz from StL to Mem. LHR Arthur Rhodes signed to StL. RHR Chase Reid off Spr DL to PB. LHS Kevin Siegrist off PB DL. New total still 295.

8/13: RHS Seth Blair back to QC active roster. RHP Chris Costantino (43rd) signed, assigned to JC. RHR Eric Binder released from Bat. RHS Blaine Boyer released from Mem. LHS Nick Additon from Spr to Mem. RHS Arquimedes Nieto off PB TI to Spr. 2B Jose Garcia off Spr DL. New total 294 players.

8/15: OF Charlie Tilson (2nd round) signed, assigned to GCL. RHR Francisco Samuel to Spr DL. RHS Kevin Thomas off Spr DL.

8/16: Spr RHS Shelby Miller suspended. C Nick Derba onto Mem DL. LHS Ryan Sherriff from JC to Bat. Mem LHR Raul Valdes claimed by NYY off waivers. New total 293 players.

8/17: RHR Ethan Cole signed, assigned to Bat. IF/OF Phil Cerreto to Bat DL. New total: 294 players.

8/18: RHS Seth Maness from Bat to PB. RHS Deryk Hooker from PB to Spr.

8/21: C Audry Perez onto Spr DL. C Travis Tartamella off Spr DL. OF Victor Encarnacion from GCL to Bat.

8/23: RHS Shelby Miller off Spr SL. RHS Arquimedes Nieto from Spr to PB. RHS Carlos Martinez onto PB DL.

8/24: OF Reggie Williams from GCL to Bat. RHP Juan Bautista from DSL to JC. LHP Jonathan Cornelius and OF Roberto Reyes onto Bat DL. RHS Seth Blair off QC DL. RHR Hector Corpas onto QC DL. Purchased contract of SS Vance Albitz from Lincoln of American Assoc and assigned to Bat. New total: 295 players.

8/25: OF Charlie Tilson from GCL to JC. LHR Manuel De La Cruz to Bat DL.

8/27: 1B Phil Cerreto off Bat DL.

8/28: 2B Kolten Wong off QC DL. OF Mike O’Neill from QC to GCL. RHS Carlos Martinez off PB DL. RHP Seth Maness from PB to QC. Ps Brandon Creath, Tyler Melling and Willy Paulino from GCL to JC.

8/30: OF Edgar Lara from QC to PB. OF Mike O’Neill from GCL to QC. RHP Cale Johnson from QC to JC. RHS Todd McInnis onto Bat DL.

8/31: IF Greg Garcia onto PB DL.

9/1: RHS Brandon Dickson from Mem to StL. C Nick Derba off Mem DL. RHS Mike Blazek from Spr to Mem. RHR Francisco Samuel off Spr DL. LHS Jonathan Cornelius off Bat DL. RHS Jose Almarante onto Bat DL.

9/2: OF Shane Robinson to 40-man roster, from Mem to StL. RHR Lance Lynn from 15- to 60-day DL.

9/3: RHP Maikel Cleto from Mem to StL.

9/5: LHS Hector Hernandez from Bat to QC.

9/6: C Tony Cruz, SS Tyler Greene, OF Adron Chambers from Mem to StL. IF Nick Punto off StL DL. RHS Seth Blair to QC SL. C Jonathan Keener from JC to QC. OF Mike O’Neill from QC to Bat.

9/13: RHR Eduardo Sanchez off 60-day DL. Spr RHR Francisco Samuel DFAed.

9/25: Contract of DSL RHP Luis Arias voided. New total 294.

10/9: RHR Lance Lynn off 60-day DL. OF Andrew Brown DFAed.

10/12: OF Andrew Brown claimed off outright waivers by COL. New organization total: 293 players.

The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 10/19/11)

25-man (33+1) 40-man (40+1)
C Carpenter Boggs Molina Pujols
Schumaker Theriot Freese
Holliday (I)
Lohse McClellan (I)
Descalso Furcal Punto
Sanchez (I)
T Cruz (I)

T Greene (I)

Patterson (I)
Wainwright (60DL) Motte

Ja Garcia (L) Rzepcyznski (L)

E Jackson

Robinson (I)
Dickson (I)



Rhodes (L)

(I) Inactive in WS Cleto (I)
Memphis (20+3)
Broderick Marte Anderson Hamilton
Bynum Kozma M Carpenter Stavinoha
Rauschenberger S Hill (DL)
Additon (L) Parise Derba
Ottavino Reifer (DL)
Rundles (L) Cazana (MX)

Springfield (24+8)
Gast (L) Delgado (DL) Cutler Adams Duncan R Jackson Cox Pham (DL)
Gorgen (DL) Lyman A Perez (DL) Jo Garcia Solano Curtis Swauger
McGregor (DL) Greenwood (L) Tartamella Rapoport
S Miller Swagerty Ingram (DL)
Kelly Schneider Jones
Hooker S Freeman (L) Luna (DL)
Thomas Rada (DL)
Palm Beach (25+1)
Fornataro Calhoun (L) L DeLaCruz Scruggs S Rodriguez Bolivar N Vasquez Conley
Lyons (L) Corrigan Stock Obregon Ahmady R Rosario
Ri Castill0 Wright (L)
G Garcia (DL) Melker
Siegrist (L) Reid Lara
C Martinez Simpson
Nieto J Smith
Quad Cities (25+9)
Russell Lucas Espinoza (DL) V Sanchez (DL) Walsh Gil J Rodriguez Longmire
Whiting Corpas (DL) Stanley Stidham (DL) Elkins Edmondson
Bibona (L DL) H Hernandez (L) Klein Wong (1) Swinson (DL)
Blair (SL) De Jesus Teran (DL) Lu Mateo (DL) Taveras
A Ferrara (L) Nazario (L) Keener (32) Bergman
Rosenthal Edwards (L)
Copeland (L) Kiekhefer (L)
Benes Maness (11)
Batavia (29+6)
P P (Draft round) C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Y Castillo Miranda (L 8th) Ca Rasmus (36) D Medina Stienstra (12) C Valero Patton (38) Martini (7)
Almarante (DL) Cole (FA) J Castillo R Ruiz Wittels (FA) Rbto Reyes (DL)
Daugherty (L) Tra Miller (16) Moscatel Cerreto Albitz V Hill
R Martinez Cornelius (L 24) Encarnacion
Mijares (L DL) McInnis (25 DL) Williams
Avendano (DL) Baker (49) O’Neill
S Watson (L) Bileckyj (L FA)
M DeLaCruz (L DL) Gaviglio (5)
Jacob (31)
Sherriff (L 28)
Johnson City (36+2)
P P (Draft round) C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Jenkins Mills (9) Byrd (13) Washington Rahmatulla (34) M Williams (15) R DeLaCruz Apelian (27)
Pasen Hald (L 18) Montero B Valera Pritchard (FA) H Garcia Ro Castillo
Santana Gillung (L 19) Martin An Garcia
Canache Billbrough (FA) S Ramos
B Freeman (L) Costantino (43) Bergin (30)
J Lucas Wyatt (33) Tilson (2)
Nuernberg Rein (L FA)
E Hiraldo Melling (L 39)
Nadeau (L DL) Creath (44)
Revesz (L DL)
C Johnson

Gulf Coast (25)
P P (Draft round) C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Aguilar B Watson (37) Velazco Knox (41) Le Mateo Peoples-Walls (4) Tuivailala Jeffries (10)
Brand L Perez Vargas Argenal
DeLeon Ehrlich (6) Deol (17)
Toribio Dodd
A Tapia Bryant
S Lopez McElroy (3)
B Martinez
Villanueva (L)
DSL (37+3)
Paredes A DeLaCruz (L) Baez Mejia Rblys Reyes Pina Agustin Araujo
Escudero A Gonzalez (RL) J Gomez R Medina R Garcia Capellan
Perdomo Ceballo L Cruz Barbuena Celestino
S Garcia F Gonzalez Godoy E Alvarez J Pena
Salazar F Flores Torres
DeLosSantos Villegas D Diaz
Jh Polanco I Brito Acevedo
Montanez (I)
D Rodriguez (L)
JC DeLaCruz
D Perez (L) Planchart
Negrette (L)
Unassigned (6)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
M Harris (MIL) P Vasquez (RL)
Eager (RL)
Patterson (RL)
Novak (RL)
Mulligan (RL)
Draft unsigned (15)
P (Draft round) P (Draft round) C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Matulis (L 28) Schmidt (47) Ar Garcia (20) Medrano (14) Asher (48)
Kirsch (L 21) Poarch (42) Arnsberg (40) Moseley (45)
Kamplain (L 22) Madrigal (35) retired Kaalekahi (46) Sibley (50)
Graves (26) Deese (23) failed physical

(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+TI+SL+RL+MIL+TO) players

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