NOTE: As of 3/2/18, this version of the roster matrix is no longer current. It reflects the changes during the 2017-2018 off-season. It should now be considered a historical reference document. For the active roster matrix for 2018 spring training, click here.
With the official opening of free agency for another fall, it is time for another refresh of the Roster Matrix.
This reflects moves during the 2017-2018 off-season. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved from the 2017 draft and short-season play through the end of the World Series.
If you are new to The Cardinal Nation and not familiar with the Cardinals organization roster matrix, here is quick summary:
As the off-season began, the St. Louis Cardinals had 288 players under contract from top to bottom, including 42 players on the 40-man roster. The 40-man members are called out in bold.
The matrix places each of the 288 at his assigned level in the system as well as by position. The matrix is kept updated daily or as transactions occur.
Also broken out are major league and minor league free agents and where they sign, though of course, they are no longer included in the Cardinals organization’s totals.
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.
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.
11/1: New matrix. Organization total: 288 players.
11/2: Four pitchers declared MLB free agents: Lance Lynn, Seung-hwan Oh, Zach Duke, Juan Nicasio. New organization total: 284 players.
11/6: Two players outrighted: IF Alex Mejia (to Mem), C Alberto Rosario (to free agency). RHR Trevor Rosenthal released. New organization total: 282 players.
11/7: Seven minor leaguers declared free agents: Ps Mark Montgomery, Miguel Socolovich, Josh Zeid, C Gabriel Lino, OFs Nick Martini, Anthony Garcia, C.J. McElroy. New organization total: 275 players.
11/13: FA RHR Mark Montgomery signs as free agent with Detroit. Minors deal with MLB camp invite.
11/20: Four added to 40-man roster: Mem OF Tyler O’Neill, Spr LHS Austin Gomber, Spr OF Oscar Mercado, PB RHS Derian Gonzalez. 40-man now at 39 players.
11/20: Three releases: SC LHR Jordan DeLorenzo, JC RHR Silas Bohannan, C Stephen Zavala. New organization total: 272 players.
11/28: Minors FA OFs sign minors deals with NRIs with Oakland: Nick Martini and Anthony Garcia.
12/1: 40-man SS Aledmys Diaz traded to Toronto for Class-A OF J.B. Woodman. 40-man roster now at 38 players.
12/5: StL signs FA RHS Miles Mikolas to two-year deal. New organization total: 273 players. 40-man roster now at 39 players.
12/13: FA RHR Juan Nicasio signs with Sea. FA C Francisco Peña signs minors deal with St. Louis. New organization total: 274 players.
12/14: StL comes to terms with FA RHR Luke Gregerson on two-year deal with option. Four players traded to Miami for OF Marcell Ozuna – RHP Sandy Alcantara (40-man), OF Magneuris Sierra (40-man), Mem RHS Zac Gallen, SC LHS Daniel Castano. OF Stephen Piscotty traded to Oakland for AAA SS Yairo Muñoz (40-man) and AA 2B Max Schrock. Spr 2B Jacob Wilson to Was in Rule 5 Draft. A+ OF Angel Moreno, DSL OF Jean Selmo added in Rule 5 Draft. New organization total: 274 players. 40-man roster at 39.
12/16: AA FA C Steven Baron signed to minors deal with non-roster spring camp invitation. New organization total: 275 players.
12/25: FA LHR Zach Duke to Minnesota.
1/5: RHR Preston Guilmet signed to minors deal, NRI. MIF Ramon Urias acquired from Mexico. New organization total: 277 players.
1/17: Signed 10 players to first contracts. All assigned to DSL. RHPs Luis Garcia, Miguel Maiz, Freddy Pacheco, Inohan Paniagua, Josue Ramirez, Saniel Santana, Sebastian Tabata; LHP Nathanael Heredia; SS Elvin De Jesus; OF Claudio Ramirez. New organization total: 287 players.
1/19: StL OF Randal Grichuk traded to Toronto for MLB RHR Dominic Leone and AA RHS Conner Greene. New organization total: 288 players. 40-man roster full.
1/19: Spr RHR Trey Nielsen, GCL IF Michael Brdar retired. StL signed Triple-A LHR Hector Villalobos, RHS Nestor Molina. Organization total remains 288.
1/31: OF Granden Goeztman signed to minors deal, assigned to AA. GCL C Robbie Coman retired. Organization total remains 288.
1/31: 23 non-roster spring training invitees named, denoted below by “NRI”.
2/1: RHR Edward Mujica signed to a minor league contract. New organization total: 289 players.
2/5: Minors OF Victor Roache acquired, FA SS Wilson Soriano signed, both put on AA roster. New organization total: 291 players..
2/14: FA RHP Bud Norris signed. Mem RHR Rowan Wick designated for assignment.
2/15: RHP Ludwin Jimenez signed as free agent, assigned to DSL. New organization total: 292 players.
2/16: Wick claimed off waivers by San Diego.
2/19: FA RHR Jason Motte signed to minors contract with MLB spring camp invite. New organization total: 293 players.
The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 2/19/18)
|St. Louis (32)||40-man (40)|
|C Martinez||Lyons (L)||Y Molina||Carpenter||Wong||DeJong||Gyorko||Ozuna|
|Wainwright||Cecil (L)||C Kelly||Voit||G Garcia||Jose Alb Martinez|
|MLB free agents (3+2)|
|Lynn||Duke (L Min)|
|Minors free agents (5+3)|
|Socolovich||A Rosario||Martini (Oak)|
|Montgomery (Det)||Lino||An Garcia (Oak)|
|Herget||Mujica||Jenner||Ravelo NRI||Mejia NRI||Tovar NRI||Wisdom NRI||O’Neill|
|Pearce||Mayers||Je Martinez NRI||Edman NRI||Caldwell||Ad Garcia NRI|
|Helsley NRI||Gilmartin (L) NRI||Peña NRI||Muñoz|
|Poncedeleon NRI||Ar Reyes NRI||Urias|
|Hudson NRI||Guilmet NRI|
|N Molina||Villalobos (L)|
|Gomber (L)||Littrell (L)||Knizner NRI||Nogowski||Seferina||W Soriano||Young||Arozarena NRI|
|Ellis||Bray||Baron NRI||Schrock NRI||Mercado|
|Hicks NRI||Echemendia||Schafer NRI|
|Palm Beach (30)|
|Ju Fernandez||Bowen (L)||Godoy||Chinea||Dykstra||Jose Alex Martinez||Pina||Spitz|
|D Gonzalez||Vance (L)||Grayson||Sosa||Drake|
|C Jones||R Santos||Jackson|
|Tewes||H Mendoza NRI||Moreno|
|Shew||R Williams||D Ortega NRI||McCarvel||JR Davis||Robertson||Yepez||Plummer|
|Oxnevad (L)||Thomson (L)||E Mendoza||Fennell|
|Sexton||Dew Perez (L)||Woodman|
|Kruczynski (L)||Y Medina|
|State College (31+2)|
|Oviedo||J Cruz||J Lopez||Kirtley||Figuera||Y Gonzalez||Hurst|
|Balestrieri||Ciavarella (L)||J Gomez||M Davis||I Diaz||Denton|
|Summerville (L)||Trayner||A Wilson||Myers||R Bautista|
|Jo Rodriguez (Unk)||MaVorhis|
|Johnson City (31+1)|
|Oca (L)||Yokley (ML)||Ju Rodriguez||Bandes||Murders||Del Perez||Balbuena||J Rivera|
|Schlesener (L)||J Alvarez||C Rodriguez||Espinal||Robbins|
|Pirela||Gentner||Z Jackson||D Gomez||L Flores||M Castillo||E Montero||Rosendo|
|N De Jesus||E Perez (L)||C Soto||Cedeno||Bryant||D Williams||B Sanchez|
|Jr Gonzalez||W Rivera||Machado|
|Pereira||Trompiz||I Herrera||F DeJesus||Ozuna||F Hernandez||W Jimenez|
|Cordero (L)||Geronimo||Joyser Garcia||Andujar||F Soto||V Garcia|
|Benitez||Avelino||Orecchia||E Pena||Del Rio|
|Solano||R Garcia||L Rodriguez||P Gomez||Montano|
|Moreno||L Soriano||Zapata||Del Villar||Samuel|
|Zapata (L)||Mora||A Cruz|
|Taveras||E De Jesus||De Los Santos|
|Prada (L)||L Pena|
|H Soto||G Rodriguez|
(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
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