Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2010 regular season

With the first in-season transactions of 2010 made on Wednesday, it is time for a refresh of the St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix. This version will reflect all changes made until the short-season clubs begin play in mid-June. I plan to refresh the entire matrix at that time.

matrix-grid-crop-200The 2010 season-opening view will remain unchanged. You can see it here.

If you are new to the site and aren’t sure what the Cardinals organization roster matrix is all about, here is quick summary:

At the time of this posting, the St. Louis Cardinals have 287 players under contract from top to bottom. The matrix places each one at his current assigned level in the system as well as by position. It is kept updated throughout the season as transactions occur.

Nowhere else will you find this current and comprehensive single-page view of the entire Cardinals organization.

Along with the major league club and the four full-season rosters, the players participating in extended spring training camp are also included. 44 of them are holdovers from regular minor league spring training, players that did not make a full-season club, joined by 21 new arrivals.

Don’t be concerned about the order of the players’ names within a team. They don’t signify anything other than often a rough approximation of alphabetical order. Roster rotation order and tandem assignments are noted when applicable.

The 37 players on the 40-man roster are called out in bold.

In a look ahead, the extended spring training players will either join full-season clubs as openings occur or will be augmented by this June’s draftees to staff the 2010 Batavia, Johnson City and GCL clubs. A number are also likely to be released.

Full team rosters and player profiles at The Cardinal Nation

Remember that to get detailed profile information on every single one of these 287 Cardinals players, simply check out their free player profiles freshly updated for 2010 now at The Cardinal Nation / 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 ten 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
Venezuelan Summer League Cardinals

Remember that at this point, there are not yet 2010 rosters for the short-season clubs, Batavia on down, so players are listed where they finished last season – where they will remain until there is a reason to move them.

Once there, just click on a player’s name to be taken to his individual profile page. For example, here is Adam Ottavino’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 2009 rosters and 2010 transactions to date, 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


4/14: C Jason LaRue onto StL DL. C Bryan Anderson from Mem to StL. C Nick Derba from PB to Mem. C Luis De La Cruz from EST to PB.

4/15: OF Chris Swauger onto PB DL. IF Jermaine Curtis off PB DL.

4/17: OF Kyle Conley to QC DL (in FL). 1B Jonathan Rodriguez from QC DL to EST. OF Edgar Lara from EST to QC.

4/21: SP Trey Hearne off Mem DL. RP Josh Kinney onto Mem DL, eff 4/19. RP Jason Buursma off PB DL. RP Ramon Delgado onto PB DL.

4/26: OF Allen Craig from StL to Mem. IF Felipe Lopez onto StL DL. OF Jon Jay, IF Tyler Greene from Mem to StL. RP Josh Kinney off Mem DL. RP Pete Parise onto Mem DL.

4/27: C Bryan Anderson from StL to Mem. C Jason LaRue off StL DL. RP Kevin Thomas onto PB DL. RP Francisco Samuel from Spr DL to PB. IF Aaron Miles signed to minor league deal, assigned to EST. New total 288.

4/29: 1B Mark Hamilton off Mem DL. C Nick Derba from Mem to PB. C Luis De La Cruz from PB to EST.

5/1: RHPs LaCurtis Mayes and Chris Corrigan from QC to EST with RHPs Justin Smith and Jason Novak from EST to QC.

5/4: RHP Chuckie Fick to Spr DL, RHP Francisco Samuel up to Spr from PB with RHP Ramon Delgado off PB DL. RHP P.J. Walters off the Mem TI list, LHP Tyler Norrick on Mem DL.

5/5: RHP Josh Dew released (Spr DL). New total 287.

5/7: 1B Francisco Rivera to PB DL, OF Devin Shepherd to QC DL, OF C.J. Beatty from EST to QC, OF Ross Smith from EST to PB.

5/9: OF Shane Robinson to Mem DL, OF Jim Rapoport from Spr to Mem, RP Francisco Samuel to Mem DL, RP Casey Mulligan from PB to Spr, RP Kevin Thomas off PB DL. OF Jarred Bogany from EST to PB.

5/10: 3B Matt Carpenter from PB to Spr. OF Michael Swinson from EST to QC. OF Frederick Parejo from QC to EST.

5/12: RHP Jason Buursma from PB to Spr. RHP Brett Zawacki from EST to PB. RHP Shaun Garceau to Spr temporary inactive list. IF Aaron Miles from EST to Spr. IF Colt Sedbrook from Spr to EST.

5/14: C Roberto Espinoza from EST to QC DL. SS Hector Alvarez released from EST. New total 286.

5/15: IF Colt Sedbrook from EST to PB. OF Devin Shepherd from QC DL to PB. 1B Osvaldo Morales released from PB. OF Ross Smith from PB to EST. New total 285.

5/16: 11 players added to EST. IF Alan Ahmady, OF Tyler Bighames from QC SL. From DSL: Ps Adriano Uribe, Bryan Martinez, Alejando Pinard and IF Luis Pimentel. From VSL: Ps Moises Colorado and Francisco Guzman, IFs Roberto Perez and Wilfred Vivas, OF Anthony Fonseca.

5/17: IF Felipe Lopez off StL DL. SS Tyler Greene from StL to Mem. OF Tyler Henley to Mem DL. Ps Carlos Oraa, Angelo Echeverria to VSL DL. DSL releases: Ramon Urena, Santo Sandoval, Keury Herrera. VSL releases: Sergio Nieves, Fernando Cedeno, Jose Weffer, Omar Viloria, Osmir Medina, Alexander Castellano. VSL signings: Ps Ismael Brito, Jose Perez, Douglas Planchart, Edubray Ramos, Kender Villegas; SS Lainer Bueno, Manuel Marquez, Breyvic Valera; OF Marlon Sucre’

5/20: OF Michael Swinson onto QC DL. C Roberto Espinoza off QC DL. RP Orlando Munoz released from EST. New total 284.

5/22: P Brad Penny to StL DL. P P.J. Walters from Mem to StL. RP Pete Parise off Mem DL.

5/24: P Trey Hearne onto Mem DL. RHR Andrew Brown acquired from Washington and assigned to  Mem. New total 285.

5/27: SP Kyle Lohse onto StL DL. RP Fernando Salas from Mem to Stl (+40 man roster). P Tyler Norrick off Mem DL to PB. SP Scott Gorgen onto Spr DL. RP Kyle Mura off Spr DL. SP Brian Broderick from PB to Spr. SP Ryan Kulik from Spr to Mem.

5/28: OF Michael Swinson off QC DL. C Roberto Espinoza onto QC DL.

5/29: RHP Adam Ottavino and LHP Evan MacLane from Mem to StL. MacLane added to 40-man. RP Fernando Salas and OF Joe Mather from StL to Mem. DSL SS Grabiel Hernandez now Ronny Gil and put on disqualified list. Signed RHPs Carlos Matias and Addelin Ceballo, SS Robelys Reyes and OF Domingo Diaz. Released P Juan Mercedes. New total 289.

5/30: OF Chris Swauger off PB DL. OF Devin Shepherd onto PB DL.

5/31: LHP Evan MacLane from StL to Mem. OF Allen Craig from Mem to StL. RHP Arquimedes Nieto from PB to Spr. RHP Eduardo Sanchez onto Spr DL.

6/1: Infielder Alan Ahmady and outfielder Tyler Bighames off suspension. IF Aaron Miles from Spr to StL (added to 40-man). OF Allen Craig from StL to Mem. 1B Mark Hamilton to Mem DL.

6/2: RHP Chuckie Fick off Spr DL. RHP Arquimedes Nieto from Spr to PB. IF Jose Garcia from PB to Spr. LHP Dail Villanueva off VSL suspended list.

6/3: IF Luis Mateo onto QC DL. IF Ted Obregon to QC from EST. IF Devin Goodwin from EST to PB.

6/4: OF D’Marcus Ingram onto QC DL. OF Frederick Parejo from EST to QC.

6/5: OF Randy Winn signed by StL. OF Jon Jay from StL to Mem. SP Kyle Lohse from 15- to 60-day DL. New total 290.

6/6: OF Amaury Cazana loaned to a Mexican League club. P Kyle Mura onto Spr DL. P Francisco Samuel off Spr DL.

6/8: RHP P.J. Walters from StL to Mem. RHP Fernando Salas from Mem to StL. OF Tyler Henley off Mem DL and moved to Spr. 1B Andrew Brown onto Spr DL.

6/11: LHP Tyler Norrick outrighted (off 40-man). Eight released from EST. RHPs Jose Calero, Luis Orozco, Alejandro Pinard, and Michael Thompson, LHPs John Durham and Kyle Heim, 1B Roberto Perez and 2b Gerardo Mambell. Signed P Roberto Canache for VSL. OFs Anthony Bryant and Corderius Dodd signed, assigned to GCL. New total 285.

6/13: C Tony Cruz from PB to Spr. C Charles Cutler from Spr to PB. 2B Ted Obregon from QC to PB. 2B Devin Goodwin from PB to QC.

6/14: SP Jeff Suppan signed to StL. SP Adam Ottavino from StL to Mem. New total 286.

6/15: C Nick Derba to PB DL. C Travis Tartamella from EST to PB. OF Corderius Dodd not signed (17th). NDFA RHP Ricky Martinez signed. LHP Anthony De La Cruz signed and assigned to DSL. 33 members of 2010 draft class signed. Will be placed when team assignments known. New total 320.

6/16: RHR Eduardo Sanchez off Spr DL. LHR Matt Meyer released. New total 319.

6/17: OF Mark Shorey onto Mem DL. P Ian Parry (39th rd) backed out of signing agreement to attend law school. Signed LHP Iden Nazario (30th). New total 319.

6/19: RHP Chase Reid (41st) signed and assigned to Bat. New total 320.

6/20: LHP Ryan Kulik from Mem to Spr. RP Casey Mulligan to Spr DL. OF Reggie Williams (10th) signed and assigned to JC. New total 321.

6/21: RP Matt Scherer to Mem DL. Ps David Kopp and Chuckie Fick from Spr to Mem. Ps Mark Diapoules and Scott McGregor from PB to Spr. P’s Scott Schneider and Mike Blazek from QC to PB.

6/22: C Nick Derba off PB DL. C Travis Tartamella from PB to JC.

The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 06/22/10)

St. Louis (25+2) 40-man (40+1)
C Carpenter Franklin LaRue
Pujols Schumaker Ryan Freese Holliday
Lohse (60DL) McClellan Molina

Penny (DL)


Wainwright Motte

Ja Garcia (L) Hawksworth

T Miller (L)

Reyes (L)

Memphis (24+6)
Lynn 2 A Brown2 Pagnozzi Hamilton (DL)
Descalso T Greene
Solano Jay
MacLane (L) 1 Kinney Gotay Howard Cazana (Mexico)
Dickson 5 Fick
Parise Robinson (DL)
O Perez 3
Rundles (L) Shorey (DL)
Ottavino Scherer (DL) Mather
R Hill (L)
Hearne (DL)
Springfield (24+7)
Additon (L) 2 Mulligan (DL) S Hill C Smith Jo Martinez1(DL) Kozma Folli Ant. DeJesus
Daley, Jr. 3 Eager T Cruz A Brown1 (DL) Jo Garcia Chambers
Gorgen (DL) M Carpenter Jones
Diapoules Freeman (L DL) Luna
Garceau (TI) King Henley
Mura (DL) Buursma
Broderick 4
Kulik (L) Reifer
Palm Beach (25+5)
Blazek Norrick (L) Cutler Rivera (DL) Marmol Bolivar Curtis A Castellanos
G Brown (L DL) Bradford Derba Scruggs Obregon Pham
Zawacki 2
D Carpenter Vasquez (RL) Sedbrook Swauger
Nieto 5 Delgado Racobaldo
Ri Castillo 3 Frevert Shepherd (DL)
Schneider Pichardo Bogany
Bittle (DL) Thomas
Quad Cities (23+7)
Novak Stock Adams L Mateo (DL) Stidham N Vasquez Lara
Fornataro 2 M Tapia (DL) Castro Goodwin Jackson Ingram (DL)
Hooker T4 J Smith Espinoza (DL) Swinson
Kelly T5 Notti R Rodriguez
S Miller T4 Simpson Beatty
Terry Parejo
Rondon T3 Conley (DL)
Calhoun (L) T5
Cardenas (L DL)
M Harris (MIL)
Ext. spring (61+3)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
A Ferrara (L) A Castillo Tartamella D Medina Teran Babrick
Ang. De Jesus Avendano A Perez (DL) Washington W Perez R DeLaCruz R Smith
Butler A Garcia J Rodriguez Vargas H Garcia Bighames
C Johnson Corpas Moscatel Ahmady Vivas R Ruiz Jo Edwards
Daugherty (L) H Hernamdez (L) Montero Pimentel S Rodriguez C Valera
Corrigan Alcala Y Castillo R Reyes
Jimenez J Castillo R Rosario
Kington Ju Edwards (L) L DeLaCruz Fonseca
Lawler Rivero
M DeLaCruz (L)
Pasen Taveras
McCully Rada V Hill
Moss Rosenthal Hage (DL)
North Santana
Mayes Siegrist (L)
Russell Summers
Squatrito (DL)
Uribe (L) Colorado (L)
Johnson City
GCL (36)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
R Martinez (FA) Benes (35th) Stanley (4th) Sanchez (26th) Walsh (13th) Tuivailala (3rd) Cerrato (40th) Bryant (16th)
Freeman (L 11th) Kiekhefer (L 36th) Klein (15th) Bergman (33rd) G Garcia (7th) Longmire (5th)
Aguilar (14th) Nadeau (L 38th) Valaika (34th) Martin (20th) Ramos (22nd)
Whiting (18th) Nazario (L 30th) Elkins (37th) Biserta (24th)
J Lucas (21st) Brand (42nd) O’Neill (31st)
Mendoza (25th) Revesz (L 49th) Edmondson (43rd)
A Lucas (27th) Moye (50th) Melker (44th)
Patterson (29th) Copeland (L 32nd) Williams (10th)
Reid (41st)
DSL (33+5)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
A Tapia B Martinez J Lopez Gil (RL) B Hiraldo (RL) Beras
Matias Concepcion L Perez V Ferreira R Medina Capellan
Ceballo D Rodriguez (L) Baez Barbuena Celestino
Estalis Agustin Encarnacion
S Lopez L Mata R Reyes J Pena
L Polanco Ro Castillo
A Gonzalez Diaz
JC DeLaCruz P Pena (L RL)
DeLeon Paulino
DeLosSantos Rudecindo (RL)
E Hiraldo Segundo (RL)
A Toribio A DeLaCruz (L)
VSL (31+2)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Almeida Canache Rivas Bueno H Martina Sucre
Bier Cueto Marquez R Garcia Acevedo
S Garcia De Aguas (L) Velazco B Valera Argenal
Oraa (DL) Echeverria (L DL) J Gomez
Gerdel Escudero Jo Martinez2
Guerra Martines
Jh Polanco
I Brito Montanez
J Perez Solarte
Planchart Ulacio
E Ramos
Villegas Villanueva (L)


(DL): injured – on the disabled list
(TI): temporary inactive list
(SL): suspended list
(RL): restricted 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+TO) players

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