Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2013-2014 off-season

NOTE: As of 3/4/14, this version of the roster matrix is no longer current. It reflects the changes from the end of the 2013 regular season until the start of 2014 spring training. It should now be considered a historical reference document. For the active roster matrix for 2014 spring training, click here.

With the 2013-2014 off-season 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 end of the 2013 regular season until 2014 spring training. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved from short-season ball through the conclusion of the 2013 season.

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

As the 2013 regular season ended, the St. Louis Cardinals had 274 players under contract from top to bottom, including a full 40-man roster. The matrix places each one at his end-of-season assigned level in the system 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 has no relative significance.

The 25-man roster for St. Louis is not in place during the off-season. Pay more attention to the players on the 40-man roster that are called out in bold.

Also listed are Cardinals organization players who became free agents following the 2013 season. Their numbers are not included in the organizational totals.

Full team rosters and player profiles at The Cardinal Nation

Remember that to get detailed profile information on every single one of these 274 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. You can also see rosters and player profiles back to 2004:

Full-season clubs

St. Louis Cardinals
Memphis Redbirds
Springfield Cardinals
Palm Beach Cardinals
Peoria Chiefs

Short-season clubs

State College Spikes
Johnson City Cardinals
Gulf Coast League Cardinals
Dominican Summer League Cardinals

Once on a team page, just click on a player’s name to be taken to his individual profile page for that year. For example, here is the link directly to Kolten Wong’s 2013 Memphis 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, 2011 short-season, 2011-2012 off-season, 2012 spring training, 2012 regular season, 2012 short season, 2012-2013 off-season, 2013 spring training, 2013 regular season, 2013 short season.


11/3: New matrix. Organization total: 274 players.

11/4: Five players became free agents: Ps Chris Carpenter, Edward Mujica and Jake Westbrook, SS Rafael Furcal and OF Carlos Beltran. Removed retired SPR 3B Matt Cerda. New organization total: 268 players.

11/5: Three players outrighted, become free agents: Mem C Rob Johnson, 1B Brock Peterson, OF Adron Chambers. 10 minor league free agents: Mem Ps Nick Additon, Richard Castillo, Ramon Delgado, Deryk Hooker. Mem OFs Chad Huffman, Jamie Romak, Justin Christian. Spr P Zack Russell, 3B Ruben Gotay. Peo P Jay Voss. New organization total: 255 players.

11/7: FA 3B Scott Moore signed to minor league deal with spring training invite. New organization total: 256 players.

11/12: 8 free agents signed: Ps Juan Alvarez, Franyel Casadilla, Oneiver Diaz; C Dennis Ortega; IF Luis Flores; OFs Andres Luna, Jonathan Rivera, Carlos Rodriguez. New organization total: 264 players.

11/15: Free agent OF/1B Jamie Romak signed minor league contract with Dodgers. FA RHR Zack Russell signed minor league deal with Texas.

11/18: Minor league FA LHS Nick Additon signed minor league deal with Baltimore. Cardinals sign free agent C Ed Easley to minor league deal with ST invite. New organization total: 265 players.

11/20: Three players added to 40-man: IF Greg Garcia, OFs Oscar Taveras, Mike O’Neill. Outrighted (removed from 40-man): LHS John Gast, 3B Jermaine Curtis, SS Ryan Jackson. Jackson claimed by Houston. New organization total: 264 players.

11/22: StL trades 3B David Freese, RHR Fernando Salas to LAA for OF Peter Bourjos, OF Randal Grichuk.

11/24: StL signs free agent SS Jhonny Peralta. New organization total: 265 players.

11/25: Minor league free agents re-sign: RHR Deryk Hooker with Oakland, OF Adron Chambers with Houston.

12/2: StL RHR John Axford non-tendered. DSL OF Carlos Luis signed as free agent.

12/5: Free agent RHR Edward Mujica signs with Red Sox. Free agent IF Rafael Furcal signs with Miami.

12/6: Free agent OF Carlos Beltran signs with Yankees.

12/9: Free agent 1B Dariel Gomez, SS Oscar Cotes sign. New organization total: 267 players.

12/11: RHS Angel Castro signed to major league contract. New organization total: 268 players.

12/12: Triple-A phase of Rule 5 draft: Added Mem SS Greg Miclat, SC 1B/3B Jesus Ustariz. Lost Mem RHR Kevin Thomas, Spr SS Jake Lemmerman, PB LHS Hector Hernandez. New organization total: 267 players.

12/13: FA 1B Brock Peterson signs minors deal with Washington.

12/14: FA OF Chad Huffman signs with Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan.

12/15: FA 2B Mark Ellis signs with StL. FA RHR John Axford to Cleveland. New organization total: 268 players.

12/21: FA 3B Ruben Gotay signs with Cincinnati. Peo 2B Leandro Mateo released. New organization total: 267 players.

1/6/14: OF Rafael Ortega claimed off waivers from Texas and added to 40-man roster. New organization total: 268 players.

1/7: FA RHS Richard Castillo signs minors deal with Colorado.

1/10: FA OF Justin Christian signs minors deal with Tampa Bay.

1/13: SC RHP Willy Paulino released. New organization total: 267 players.

1/17: 1B Curt Smith signed. New organization total: 268 players.

1/21: 18 non-roster players to MLB camp. Mem: Ps Jose Almarante, Lee Stoppelman; Cs Ed Easley, Travis Tartamella; 3B Scott Moore; OF James Ramsey. Spr: Ps Zach Petrick, Tim Cooney; Cs Casey Rasmus, Cody Stanley; 1B Xavier Scruggs; 2B Luis Mateo; OF Stephen Piscotty. PB: Ps Marco Gonzales, Sam Gaviglio, Jordan Swagerty; 3B Patrick Wisdom. SC C Carson Kelly.

1/22: SC RHP Andrew Pierce suspended for 50 games. C Juan Castillo and C Charlie Neil invited to spring training. New organization total: 270 players.

2/6: FA RHR Pat Neshek signed to a minor league deal with spring training invite. New organization total: 271 players.

2/12: RHPs Kevin Carlow, Jeff Barkley signed. New organization total 273 players.

2/14: FA RHS Jake Westbrook retired. FA C Rob Johnson signed minor league deal with San Diego.

2/19: FA LHS Jay Voss signed with Lancaster of the independent Atlantic League.

2/22: RHPs Kurt Heyer and Boone Whiting added to major league camp.

The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 2/22/14)

25-man (26) 40-man (39)
Wainwright Siegrist (L) Molina Craig Wong Peralta M Carpenter
J Kelly Rosenthal T Cruz Adams Descalso Kozma

Lynn C Martinez


S Miller Motte

Wacha Maness

Ja Garcia (L) Choate (L)

MLB free agents (6)
(not included in  totals)
C Carpenter (ret) Mujica (BOS) Furcal (MIA) Beltran (NYY)
Westbrook (retired) Axford (CLE)
MiLB free agents (14)
(not included in  totals)
Additon (L BAL) Marte R Johnson (SD) Peterson (WAS) Gotay (CIN) Chambers (HOU)
Ri Castillo (COL) Voss (L IND) Christian (TB)
Delgado Huffman (JPN)
Hooker (OAK) Romak (LAD)
Russell (TEX)
Memphis (27)
Lyons (L) Rondon Tartamella (NRI) G Garcia Curtis Taveras
McGregor Fornataro A Perez Albitz Moore (NRI) J Butler
Whiting (NRI) Freeman (L)
Easley (NRI) Miclat
Ramsey (NRI)
Gast (L)
K Butler O’Neill
Castro Almarante (NRI) Swauger
Greenwood (L) Pham
Stoppelman (L NRI)
Neshek (NRI)

Springfield (22)
Ferrara (L) Baker Rasmus (NRI) Scruggs (NRI) Walsh M Williams S Rodriguez
Blair Miranda (L) Stanley (NRI) Smith Lu Mateo (NRI) Piscotty (NRI)
Cooney (L NRI) Wyatt Melker
Petrick (NRI) Wright (L) Grichuk
Cornelius (L) Kiekhefer (L) Ortega
Palm Beach (29)
Heyer (NRI) Shaban Montero Jon Rodriguez Wilson Mejia Stienstra Longmire
Gaviglio (NRI) Nazario (L) J Castillo Wisdom (NRI) An Garcia
Hald (L) Swagerty (NRI) Popkins
Melling (L) A Lucas Tilson
Corrigan Barraclough Gil
Jenkins T Lee
Cuda Billbrough
Sherriff (L) Stock
Gonzales (L NRI)
Peoria (25)
C Jones Sabatino (L) Keener Schaffer B Valera Vargas Martin Walton
Perry Llorens Velazco Herrera Martini
S Garcia C Thomas Ehrlich Caldwell McElroy
Mayers Scanio Neil
Helisek (L) Donofrio
State College (33+2)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Booden Brookshire (L) A DeLeon Washington Katz Wiley (SL) Ro Castillo
J Lucas Herget C Kelly (NRI) Voit Schulze Young
Bautista Petree Rosenberg Ustariz C Valera Ramos
V DeLeon Reed (L) Bosco
Rauh Pierce (SL) L Perez
Harris Ar Reyes Bryan
Aldrete Webb Peoples-Walls
Polanco Carlow
B Freeman (L) Barkley
Johnson City (26)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
F Baez Anderson Bean Ringo R Reyes Altobelli Acevedo
I Brito (L) Holback F Rodriguez R Garcia Pedroza Jeffries
Al Reyes Lomascolo (L) Wick
Gerdel Loraine Lacy
D Martinez McKnight Vigo
Perdomo B Lee
Paredes Grana
GCL (34)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Villegas Escudero L Cruz Stone Collymore Pina R Medina Ray
McKinney (L) Silva (L) J Gomez C Rivera E Alvarez Torres
Kaminsky (L) D Perez (L) Godoy Mercado Asbury
Farinaro J Perez E Rodriguez Bautista
F Flores Salazar
Hawkins (L) S Lopez (L)
Foody (L) Caballero
Frey Gallardo
Nielsen Capellan
DSL (49)
Arias A DeLaCruz (L) Ripoll D Gomez Y Sanchez E Sosa J Baez Sierra
Parra F Gonzalez D Pena R Encarnacion D Paulino J De La Cruz Franco
Medrano Gavin (L) J Lopez L Flores Cordoba Alvarado
Jor Rodriguez V Encarnacion Ortega Linares R Luna
R Santos J Lara Cotes Bandes
J Mateo Urena (L) Talavera
D Gonzalez Oca (L) A Luna
Alcantara R Sanchez J Rivera
O Diaz DeLaRosa C Rodriguez
Vallejo C Luis
Y Medina
J Alvarez


(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
(FA): free agent signee
(xx): round 2013 drafted player was selected
(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+SL+RL+MIL+TO) players

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