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The deadline to protect from the Rule 5 Draft was yesterday (11/15), and we added LHP Connor Thomas to the 40-man.
By my count, 11 of the 37 players on the roster (29.73% of the team) are arbitration-eligible this year: Cabrera, Edman, Flaherty, Helsley, Hicks, Hudson, Knizner, Montgomery, O’Neill, Reyes, andStratton. That’s got to be some kind of record!
I am not sure. I lost a player somewhere during the last matrix period. Just now, I went through my rosters one by one and validated the 235.
Brian, could it be the removal of Gavin Van Kempen, who was drafted but not signed?
Brian, the last entry of the previous matrix was “10/14: Mem RHP Aaron Brooks released. New organization total: 238 players.” The first entry of the new one is Molina and Pujols’s retirement, but then it gives an organization total of 235. Where did the other player go?
What will be the roster size(s) for the Wild Card Series and Division Series?
Yes, I missed that!
Brian, I think Memphis should currently (09/16/2022) show 31+2 rather than 30+3, with only Bosiokovic and Walsh on the IL. Correct me if I’m wrong, and thanks as always for keeping this unparalleled resource updated!
That reminds me of a related question I keep forgetting to ask: Why do the minor league teams keep separate 7-day and 60-day ILs if neither counts against the team’s active roster limit?
I hope they will pay him for the two days as if he were on the 40-man!
Cory Spangenberg does not have to be added to the 40-man to play in the Blue Jays series???
Brian, the matrix currently (9:30 am CT 07/14) shows Memphis as 27+3, but it looks like it should be 28+3. Probably just a discrepancy from the Rondón DFA (which disappoints me).
2 questions related to pitches on the MLB IL:
(1) Is it always 10-days for a position player and 15-days for a pitcher, or are there exceptions? I seem to remember pitchers out for only 10 days earlier in the year but I might have dreamt that.
(2) With Flaherty’s move to the 60-day IL yesterday, what is his new first day eligible to return?
I think the Roster Matrix needs to show Palm Beach at 27+6 with Elijah Cabell off the IL, correct?
Will you include J Miller and Webb among the free agents to track on the matrix? I realize they declared before the World Series ended, but not before this webpage of the Roster Matrix started.
So is Justin Miller now considered a major-league or a minor-league free agent?
Yes, that looks right to me now. Glad to help!
You’ve got 40+4 for St. Louis but there are 45 players under major-league contracts, right? I’m counting 45 in bold (31+5 in St. Louis and 9 in Memphis). So is it really 41+4 at the moment, and the 40-man roster is over-full?
Thank you, sir! Any word on what’s going on with still unsigned draftee IF Xavier Casserilla?
The Roster Matrix currently (09/24/2021 morning) shows Memphis as 31-3, but it looks to be 32-2 (only Dean and Webb on IL).
The Roster Matrix also shows Alec Willis as the lone signed-but-unassigned draftee, but the FCL Cardinals website shows him on that roster:
The top of the Roster Matrix currently (morning of 08/18) says “40+7”, but I think there are currently only 46 players under major-league contracts: 26 active roster + 3 on 10-day IL + 11 on optional assignment + 6 on 60-day IL. I am also only seeing 46 players with their name in bold. Is this just about waiting for Hurst to clear waivers (or not)?
With Johan Quezada moving from Springfield’s COVID injured list to the 60-day IL, what is his new “available” date?
Today (07/05) Memphis is showing 31+4, but I believe that roster is 32+3 with only Austin Dean, Alex FaGalde, and Johan Quezada on the IL.
Unrelated follow-up question: when does the DSL start? I’m seeing conflicting reports.
Thanks as always,
Glad to help. Thanks for maintaining this outstanding resource.
The Roster Matrix currently (06/18) shows IF Darlyn Del Villar in both Palm Beach and the Complex. The narrative has him in Palm Beach. The Complex total shows 34 but I believe it should be 37 (38 names are listed, including Del Villar).
Brian, thanks so much for these responses!
I wanted to get a little more clarity about nos. 5 and 6. If I remember correctly, during the 2019 MiLB season the full-season leagues (so our teams Memphis, Springfield, Palm Beach, and Peoria) had 25-man active rosters, but players moved to the 7-day injured list or restricted lists for these teams did not count against that number. The short-season and rookie leagues (so our teams State College, Johnson City, GCL Cardinals, and DSL Cardinals Blue and Red) had 35-man active rosters, also not counting injured/restricted players.
How will the new 180-man rule work with injured players? If the franchise is permitted to have 180 players on the Memphis, Springfield, Peoria, Palm Beach, and GCL teams, that averages to 36 players each! Is the idea that they don’t want each team releasing a ton of players on account of the reduction in number of teams; just cram more guys into the remaining dugouts?