NOTE: As of 6/19/18, this version of the roster matrix is no longer current. It reflects the changes during the first half of the 2018 season. It should now be considered a historical reference document. For the active roster matrix for the 2018 second half and short season, click here.
With the official start to the 2018 minor league regular season on Thursday, April 5, it is time for a refresh of St. Louis Cardinals minor league rosters – reflected here in a new Roster Matrix.
This version will reflect moves during the first half of the 2018 regular season – and will remain current until the second half of June – after the draft and when short-season ball begins. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved during 2018 spring training.
If you are new to The Cardinal Nation and not familiar with the Cardinals organization roster matrix, here is a quick summary:
As the minor league schedule opened, the St. Louis Cardinals had 267 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 267 at his assigned position as well as level in the system. The matrix is kept updated daily or as transactions occur.
Note that the full-season rosters – from St. Louis through Peoria – are up to date. From State College on down, the rosters reflect year-ending 2017 assignments.
In between are 14 players with full-season experience who did not have a spot on an opening roster. Likely these players are remaining ready in extended spring training camp for a full-season roster opening to occur. Though broken out separately here, on our team pages, these players are parked on the State College roster.
Do not be concerned about the order of the players’ names within a position. It has no relative significance.
Nowhere else will you find this current and comprehensive single-page view of the entire Cardinals organization – plus a decade of history.
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.
4/6: New matrix. Organization total: 267 players.
4/6: Mem 1B Luke Voit to 7-day DL. SS Ramon Urias from Spr to Mem. 2B Luke Dykstra from EST to Spr.
4/8: StL LHR Ryan Sherriff to 10-day DL, retroactive to 4/6. RHR John Brebbia from Mem to StL. DSL LHP Nathanael Heredia suspended 72 games.
4/9: RHR Greg Holland from PB to StL. RHR Mike Mayers from StL to Mem. RHR Mitchell Osnowitz to PB DL. LHRs Ian McKinney, Colton Thomson from EST to PB.
4/12: RHR Sam Tuivailala to StL 10-day DL. RHR Mike Mayers from Mem to StL. Spr RHR Hector Mendoza to Temporarily Inactive List.
4/13: SS Rayder Ascanio to Peo 7-day DL. RHP Zach Prendergast off Peo 7-day DL. LHR John Kilichowski from Peo to SC. SS Edwin Figuera from SC to Peo.
4/16: 3B Jedd Gyorko, RHR Luke Gregerson off StL 7-day DL. SS Yairo Munoz, RHR Mike Mayers from StL to Mem. RHR Hector Mendoza off Spr TI list.
4/17: 1B Rangel Ravelo on Mem TI list. RHS Connor Jones to Spr 7-day DL.
4/19: OF Tyler O’Neill from Mem to StL. RHR John Brebbia from StL to Mem. 1B Luke Voit off Mem DL. RHR Andrew Morales from Mem to Spr.
4/20: 1B Rangel Ravelo off Mem TI list. IF Ramon Urias from Mem to Spr.
4/21: RHS Sam Tewes to Spr DL.
4/22: RHS Adam Wainwright to StL 10-day DL. RHR John Brebbia from Mem to StL.
4/24: Spr RPs Brady Bowen, Tyler Bray released. RHS Mike O’Reilly, RHR Ronnie Williams from PB to Spr. RHS Casey Meisner, RHR Paul Balestrieri from SC to PB. New organization total: 265 players.
4/25: OF Dylan Carlson from Peo to PB. OF Scott Hurst from SC to Peo. OF J.B. Woodman from PB to SC.
4/26: RHR John Brebbia from StL to Mem. RHP John Gant from Mem to StL.
4/27: RHP John Gant from StL to Mem. RHR Mike Mayers from Mem to StL. IF Ramon Urias to Spr DL. OF Granden Goetzman from Spr to EST (SC). OF Blake Drake from EST (SC) to Spr.
4/28: RHS Jack Flaherty from Mem to StL. OF Tyler O’Neill from StL to Mem.
4/29: RHS Jack Flaherty from StL to Mem. LHP Austin Gomber from Mem to StL. RHS Ryan Helsley, RHR Andrew Morales from Spr to Mem. LHR Ian McKinney from PB to Spr. RHP Austin Sexton from EST to PB.
4/30: RHS Ryan Helsley from Mem to Spr.
5/1: RHR Mike Mayers from StL to Mem. 1B Luke Voit from Mem to StL. RHR Edward Mujica to Mem TI list. RHR Yeison Medina from PB to Spr. RHR Ronnie Williams to Spr DL. RHR Robert Calvano from SC to PB. RHRs Cory Malcom, Kevin Hamann from Peo to SC. RHR Noel Gonzalez from SC to Peo. RHR C.J. Saylor from GCL to Peo.
5/3: RHR Derian Gonzalez to Mem DL. SS Ramon Urias off Spr DL. OF Chase Pinder to PB DL. OF Matt Fiedler from SC to PB.
5/4: RHR Sam Tuivailala, LHR Ryan Sherriff off StL DL. LHS Austin Gomber, 1B Luke Voit from StL to Mem. RHR Edward Mujica off Mem TI list. OF Randy Arozarena from Mem to Spr.
5/5: Spr 2B Darren Seferina released. SC RHS Jonathon Mulford placed on voluntarily retired list effective 4/9. New organization total: 263 players.
5/6: StL C Yadier Molina, RHR Dominic Leone to 10-day DL. C Carson Kelly, RHR Mike Mayers from Mem to StL. C Jesse Jenner from EST/SC to Mem. RHP Mike O’Reilly from Spr to Mem. RHS Connor Jones off Spr DL.
5/7: RHS John Gant from Mem to StL. RHR Mike Mayers from StL to Mem. 1B Juan Yepez from Peo to PB. RHR Robert Calvano from PB to EST (SC roster). 2B Zach Kirtley from SC to Peo. Mem RHS Dakota Hudson to TI list. Spr 1B John Nogowski to DL.
5/8: RHR John Brebbia from Mem to StL. LHR Ryan Sherriff from StL to Mem.
5/10: RHS Carlos Martinez to StL 10-day DL, retroactive to 5/9. RHR Mike Mayers from Mem to StL.
5/11: LHR Tyler Lyons to StL 10-day DL, retroactive to 5/9. LHR Brett Cecil off StL 10-day DL.
5/12: RHS Dakota Hudson off Mem TI List. C Jesse Jenner from Mem to Spr. C Jeremy Martinez from Spr to Mem.
5/13: RHS Adam Wainwright off StL DL. RHR John Brebbia from StL to Mem. SS Edwin Figuera to Peo DL. SC RHR Keaton Siomkin released. New organization total: 262 players.
5/14: Spr C Jesse Jenner to TI List. OF Granden Goetzman from SC to Spr. LHP John Kilichowski, OF J.B. Woodman from SC to PB. RHR Paul Balestrieri, OF Matt Fiedler from PB to Peo. OF J.R. Davis from SC to Peo. RHS Winston Nicacio from Peo to SC. OF Jonatan Machado from Peo to JC.
5/15: RHS Adam Wainwright to StL 10-day DL. RHS Jack Flaherty from Mem to StL. Spr C Jesse Jenner released. New organization total: 261 players.
eff 4/28: 8 Players signed, assigned to DSL. 3B Ramon Mendoza, Ps Darlin Moquete, Martin Cordova, Luis Ortiz, Hector De Los Santos, Augusto Calderon, Derek Diaz, Julio Puello. New organization total: 269 players.
5/16: RHR Luke Gregerson to StL 10-day DL. RHR John Brebbia from Mem to StL.
5/17: C Carson Kelly to StL 10-day DL. StL RHS Adam Wainwright from 10-day to 60-day DL. C Steven Baron to 40-man (full), from Mem to StL. C Andrew Knizner from Spr to Mem. C Jose Godoy from PB to Spr.
5/18: SS Paul DeJong, RHR Matt Bowman to StL DL. SS Yairo Munoz, OF Tyler O’Neill from Mem to StL. OF Randy Arozarena, SS Ramon Urias, RHR Hector Mendoza from Spr to Mem. LHR Ryan Sherriff to Mem DL. LHR Colton Thomson, 1B Stefan Trosclair, 3B Evan Mendoza from PB to Spr. OF Chase Pinder off PB DL. 3B Danny Hudzina, RHR Eric Carter, RHR Robby Gordon from SC/EST to PB. 2B Taylor Bryant from Peo to PB. SS Jose Alexander Martinez from PB to Peo. RHR Alex Fagalde from SC/EST to Peo. Peo RHR Noel Gonzalez released. New organization total: 268 players.
5/21: RHS Ryan Helsley from Spr to Mem.
5/22: RHS Anthony Shew from PB to Spr.
5/24: RHS Jake Walsh from Peo to PB. LHS Andrew Summerville from EST/SC to Peo.
5/26: LHR Tyler Lyons, C Carson Kelly off StL 10-day DL. RHR Greg Holland onto StL 10-day DL. C Steven Baron from StL to Mem.
5/27: RHS Zack Prendergast to Peo DL. RHR Robert Calvano from SC to Peo. RHS Matt Pearce off Mem RL, transferred to SC.
5/28: C Jeremy Martinez from Mem to Spr.
5/30: RHS Alex Reyes off StL 60-day DL. RHR Dominic Leone from StL 10-day to 60-day DL. RHR Mike Mayers from StL to Mem. 2B Wood Myers from SC to PB. 1B Juan Yepez to PB DL. OF Nick Plummer to Peo DL. OF Angel Moreno from EST/SC to Peo.
5/31: RHS Alex Reyes to StL 10-day DL. RHP John Gant, OF Tyler O’Neill from StL to Mem. LHP Austin Gomber, RHR Mike Mayers, 1B Luke Voit from Mem to StL. C Jose Godoy from Spr to PB. 3B Danny Hudzina to PB DL.
6/1: RHP Edgar Escobar signed, assigned to GCL. JC 1B Carlos Rodriguez (eff 5/31), OF Carlos Talavera (eff 5/29) released. New organization total: 267 players.
6/2: RHS Matt Pearce from SC to Spr. Three DSL players previously signed: P Dionys Rodriguez (5/14), P Luis Tena (2/28), P Angel Cuenca (5/29). Three players released: 2B Caleb Lopes (SC), 2B J.D. Murders (JC), OF Jonathan Rivera (JC). New organization total: 267 players.
6/4: RHS Sam Tewes off Spr DL to PB. RHR Jesus Cruz from PB to Peo. Peo RHR Robert Calvano released. C Carson Kelly from StL to Mem. RHP Conner Greene from Spr to Mem. RHP Mike O’Reilly from Mem to Spr. New organization total: 266 players.
6/5: RHS Carlos Martinez, C Yadier Molina off StL 10-day DL. IF Greg Garcia to StL paternity list. RHR Mike Mayers from StL to Mem. RHR Preston Guilmet onto 40-man roster, from Mem to StL. Mem C Steven Baron DFAed. New organization total: 265 players.
6/7: StL RHR Preston Guilmet DFAed, StL IF Greg Garcia off paternity list. C Steven Baron cleared outright waivers, assigned to Mem. LHS Evan Kruczynski to PB DL. RHR Jim Voyles from GCL to PB. OF Nick Plummer off Peo DL. RHR Levi MaVorhis onto Peo DL. RHS Evan Guillory to Peo TI list. Total remains 265 players. 40-man roster at 39 players.
6/8: LHR Tyler Lyons to StL 10-day DL. RHR Mike Mayers from Mem to StL. 1B Juan Yepez off PB DL. RHR Jim Voyles from PB to SC. 41 2018 draftees added – not in totals until officially signed.
6/9: STL DFAed RHR Preston Guilmet claimed by Toronto. C Andrew Knizner from Mem to Spr. Spr OF Thomas Spitz released. SC C Joshua Lopez released. RHP Alec Kisena acquired from Gateway of the Frontier League, placed at SC. New organization total: 264 players.
6/10: Mem RHS Ryan Helsley to 7-day DL. RHP Chris Ellis from Spr to Mem. RHP Junior Fernandez off PB 7-day DL. 2B Wood Myers from PB to Sc. RHS Evan Guillory off Peo TI list.
6/11: RHP Daniel Poncedeleon to 40-man roster, from Mem to StL. 1B Luke Voit from StL to Mem. 40-man roster full.
6/11 draft: 1 draftee signed: 3B Nelson Gorman (1), assigned to JC. 1 draftee unofficially signed: RHP Griffin Roberts (1CS). 39 remain. New organization total: 265 players.
6/12: Free agent pitcher Tommy Parsons signed, assigned to JC. New organization total: 266 players.
6/13: SS Edwin Figuera from Peo DL to SC. Tentative SC roster of 32 players posted, including 10 2018 draftees: RHP Edgar Gonzalez (6), RHP Chris Holba (11), RHP Michael Baird (23), LHP Eli Kraus (24), RHP Troy Montemayor (25), C Matt Duce (9), 2B Nick Dunn (5),
OF Brendan Donovan (7), OF Lars Nootbaar (8), OF Justin Toerner (28). New organization total: 276 players. 29 draftees remain unsigned.
6/13 draft: 3 draftees officially signed: RHP Griffin Roberts (1CS). 27 draftees remain unsigned. New organization total: 279 players.
6/13: 1B Luke Voit from Mem to Spr. RHR Landon Beck from Spr to Mem. RHR Jason Zgardowski from PB to Spr. 3B Danny Hudzina off PB DL.
6/14 draft: 24 draftees signed, 14 of whom were not already on State College Roster: 1B Kevin Woodall (10), RHP Francisco Justo (12), LHP Evan Sisk (16), RHP Kyle Leahy (17), RHP Cole Aker (18),
2B Josh Shaw (19), SS Kevin Vargas (22), RHP Connor Coward (26), RHP Perry DellaValle (27), RHP Ty Cohen (31), C Brandon Purcell (32), RHP Chris Rivera (33), C Christian Caudle (37), OF Andrew Warner (40). New organization total: 293 players.
6/14: OF Angel Moreno, IF Zach Kirtley onto Peo DL. SS Rayder Ascanio off Peo DL.
6/15: 1B Luke Voit from Spr to StL. StL 1B Jose Martinez to paternity leave. RHR Matt Bowman off StL 10-day DL. RHP Daniel Poncedeleon from StL to Mem. RHP Tommy Layne signed to minors contract, assigned to Spr. RHS Zack Prendergast off Peo DL. LHP Brett Seeburger from JC to SC. New organization total: 294 players.
6/16: RHS Matt Pearce, RHR Estarlin Arias to Spr DL. RHR Austin Sexton from PB to Spr. LHR Andrew Summerville to Spr TI list.
6/17: DSL moves: RHPs Ronald Suarez (eff. 6/5), Dionys Rodriguez (6/13) from Blue to Red. RHP Angel Cuenca (6/11) from Red to Blue.
6/17 draft: 4 new signed, 32 total, nine unsigned: LHP Colin Schmid (13), RHR Parker Kelly (20), SS Michael Perri (21), C Benito Santiago (34). C Christian Caudle (37) released. New organization total: 297 players.
6/18: StL 1B Jose Martinez off paternity leave. 1B Luke Voit from StL to Mem. RHR Thomas St. Clair from Peo to PB. Free agent RHP Jacob Sylvester signed, assigned to JC. New organization total: 298 players.
6/19: RHR Greg Holland off StL DL. RHR Matt Bowman onto StL DL.
St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 6/19/18)
|St. Louis (25+7)||40-man (40+2)|
||Lyons (L 10 DL)||Y Molina
||Jose Alb Martinez
||Wong||DeJong (10 DL)
|Wainwright (60 DL)
||Cecil (L)||F Pena||G Garcia
|Weaver||Bowman (10 DL)
|Al Reyes (10 DL)
|Mikolas||Gregerson (10 DL)
|Flaherty||Leone (60 DL)
|Hudson||D Gonzalez (DL)
|Helsley (DL)||H Mendoza|
|Sherriff (L DL)
|Woodford||R Williams (DL)||Knizner||Nogowski (DL)||Dykstra||Sosa||E Mendoza||Roache|
|O’Reilly||Evans (L)||Je Martinez||Trosclair||Edman||Thomas|
|C Jones||Arias (DL)||Chinea||Drake|
|Pearce (DL)||Y Medina||Goetzman|
|Palm Beach (25+2)|
|Kruczynski (L DL)||Kilichowski (L)||McCarvel||Young||Pinder|
|Ju Fernandez||Patterson (L)|
|Balestrieri||Dobzanski||D Ortega||I Lopez||Ascanio||Y Gonzalez||Plummer|
|Oviedo||MaVorhis (DL)||Ju Rodriguez||Kirtley (DL)||Jose Alexander Martinez||E Montero||Hurst|
|Fagalde||Whitley||A Moreno (DL)|
|Summerville (L TI)|
|State College (33+1)|
|Nicacio||E Gonzalez (6)||A Wilson||Whalen||Myers||I Diaz||Donovan (7)||Robbins|
|Casadilla||Holba (11)||J Gomez||Dunn (5)||Figuera||Espinal||A Luna|
|Schlesener (L)||Baird (23)||Lancaster (RL)||Del Perez||Ynfante|
|Rondon||Kraus (L 24)||Duce (9)||Nootbaar (8)|
|Voyles||Montemayor (25)||Toerner (28)|
|Johnson City (9)|
|E Ramirez||J Alvarez||Gorman (1)|
|Parsons (FA)||Sylvester (FA)|
|Pirela||E Perez (L)||Z Jackson||D Gomez||L Flores||M Castillo||Rosendo|
|N De Jesus||Gallegos||C Soto||D Williams||R Ozuna||B Sanchez|
|Jr Gonzalez||W Rivera||Knight||W Jimenez|
|Cordero (L)||O Diaz||I Herrera||Fuller|
|DSL Blue (28+2)|
|Ventura||Trompiz||L Rodriguez||F DeJesus||E Pena||Del Villar||Y Rosario||Soler|
|Cuenca||H Soto||J Zapata||P Gomez||R Mendoza (RL)||Del Rio|
|Cordova (RL)||C Zapata (L)||Selmo|
|Paniagua||L Soriano||L Pena|
|DSL Red (29+2)|
|D Rodriguez||L Jimenez||Orecchia||Longa||Andujar||Mora||F Hernandez||Montano|
|Suarez||Madera||Joyser Garcia||E De Jesus||Samuel|
|Benitez||Avelino||F Soto||A Cruz|
|Ortiz||R Garcia||J De Los Santos|
|H De Los Santos||Prada (L)||G Rodriguez (RL)|
|J Moreno||L Garcia|
|Maiz||Heredia (L RL)|
|Draft signed (20+1)||in totals not on team|
|Roberts (1CB)||Coward (26)||Purcell (32)||Baker (2Comp)||Shaw (19)||Gil (3)||Warner (40)|
|Justo (12)||DellaValle (27)||Woodall (10)||Vargas (22)|
|Sisk (L 16)||Cohen (31)||Santiago (34)||Perri (21)|
|Leahy (17)||Rivera (33)|
|Aker (18)||P Kelly (20)|
|Schmid (L 13)|
|Draft signed tent. (1)||not in totals|
|Draft unsigned (8)|
|Gingery (L 4)||Sabino (35)||Riley (14)|
|Hill (38)||Kreuter (36)||Soularie (29)|
|Gahagan (39)||Calilao (30)|
(DL): injured – on the disabled list, 7-, 10- or 60-day as noted.
(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
(#): for players, round selected in 2018 draft
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