NOTE: As of 3/1/19, this version of the roster matrix is no longer current. It reflects the changes during the 2018-2019 off-season. It should now be considered a historical reference document. For the active roster matrix for 2019 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 article and the tables below reflect moves during the 2018-2019 off-season. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved from the 2018 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 officially began, the St. Louis Cardinals had 305 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 305 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, though of course, they are no longer included in the 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.)
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(Note that all 2019 international players are listed separately below, but on the above rosters, they were temporarily and arbitrarily placed on the DSL Blue roster. This will not be resolved until late May, when 2019 assignments are set.)
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.
10/29: New matrix. Organization total: 305 players.
10/29: Four pitchers declared MLB free agents: Adam Wainwright, Bud Norris, Tyson Ross and Matt Adams. New organization total: 301 players. 40-man roster at 40.
10/29: Wainwright re-signs on a one-year contract. New organization total: 302 players. 40-man roster at 41.
10/29: Three international signees: 3B Brandon Hernandez, P Oliver Lopez, OF Miguel Marcos. New organization total: 305 players.
11/1: IF Greg Garcia claimed off waivers by San Diego. C Francisco Pena outrighted to the minors. New organization total 304 players. 40-man roster at 39.
11/2: Mem RHR Matt Bowman claimed off waivers by Cincinnati. Eight minor league free agents: Ps Edward Mujica, Tommy Layne, Elniery Garcia; Cs Steven Baron, Francisco Pena; IFs Wilfredo Tovar, Alex Mejia; OF Victor Roache. New organization total 295 players. 40-man roster at 38.
11/6: FA LHR Tommy Layne re-signs with StL on a minor league contract. FA LHR Hunter Cervenka, RHS Harold Arauz sign. All assigned to Mem. Layne and Cervenka receive NRI invitations to spring camp. New organization total: 298 players.
11/7: Peo LHR Andrew Summerville retired. New organization total: 297 players.
11/12: FA RHS Williams Perez signed, assigned to Mem. NRI invitation. New organization total: 298 players.
11/13: FA C Joe Hudson signed, assigned to Mem. NRI invitation. New organization total: 299 players.
11/15: FA RHS Mike Hauschild signed, assigned to Mem. NRI invitation. New organization total: 300 players.
11/19: Re-signed 1B Rangel Ravelo and C Jose Godoy receive non-roster invitations to MLB spring training camp. (NRI invites also added to five November free agent signees listed above. Total NRI count is seven.)
11/19: Seven minors P released: PB LHR Colton Thomson, Peo RHR Robbie Gordon, SC RHR Will Changarotty, RHR Kevin Hamann, LHR Brett Seeburger, GCL RHR Jose Geromino, RHS Edwar Ramirez. New organization total: 293 players.
11/20: International LHP Diorys Guerrero signed. New organization total: 294 players.
11/20: 4 Mem players added to 40-man roster: OF Lane Thomas, LHP Genesis Cabrera, RHP Ryan Helsley, 2B Ramon Urias. Designated for assignment: Mem RHR Conner Greene and Sgf RHR Derian Gonzalez. New organization total: 292 players. 40-man roster full.
11/26: RHR Conner Greene claimed off outright waivers by Kansas City. RHR Derian Gonzalez cleared outright waivers, assigned to Mem. New organization total: 293 players.
11/29: C Martin Figueroa acquired from Sussex County of the Can-Am League. Tentatively assigned to Peo. New organization total: 294 players.
11/30: FA RHR Chris Beck signed to minors contract, assigned to Mem. New organization total: 295 players.
12/5: 1B Paul Goldschmidt acquired from Arizona for RHP Luke Weaver, C Carson Kelly, 2B Andy Young and 2019 Competitive Balance Selection Round B (#78 overall). New organization total: 293 players. 40-man roster at 39.
12/10: FA RHP Tyson Ross signs with Detroit. StL claims RHR Ryan Meisinger off waivers from Baltimore. New organization total: 294 players. 40-man roster is full.
12/11: StL acquires UT Drew Robinson from Texas for 3B Patrick Wisdom. Both are 40-man roster players.
12/12: Minors FA IF Wilfredo Tovar signs minors deal with Angels.
12/13: Rule 5 draft. Mem RHS Chris Ellis to Texas (then traded to KC) in MLB phase. SC RHR Winston Nicacio to Pittsburgh, RHR John Fasola from Texas (to Mem), SS Alberto Triunfel from Angels (to Spr) in minor league phase.
12/14: PB RHP Griffin Roberts suspended 50 games.
12/15: FA 1B Matt Adams to Washington.
12/18: Minors FA C Steven Baron to Pittsburgh on minors contract. Seven released: SC RHR Troy Montemayor; JC RHRs Juan Alvarez, Oneiver Diaz, Jacob Sylvester; GCL RHRs Ty Cohen, Chris Rivera; GCL C Joe Freiday. New organization total: 287 players.
12/21: Free agent LHR Andrew Miller signed. RHR Ryan Meisinger designated for assignment. 40-man roster remains full. New organization total: 288 players.
12/27: Free agent C Francisco Pena signed to a minor league contract. New organization total: 289 players.
1/3: FA RHR Dylan Rheault signed to a minor league contract, assigned to Sgf. New organization total: 290 players.
1/4: RHR Ryan Meisinger cleared outright waivers, assigned to Mem. New organization total: 291 players.
1/9: 3 international free agent signees: OF Fernando Brazoban, OF Smith Vargas, RHP Jesus Jaquez. New organization total: 294 players.
1/22: SC RHR Cory Malcom released. New organization total: 293 players.
1/25: Minors FA IF Alex Mejia signs with Monclova of the Mexican League.
1/29: 2 international free agents signed. RHPs Hancel Rincon, Benjamin Arias. New organization total: 295 players.
2/5: Free agent RHR Andrew Owen signed, assigned to SC. New organization total: 296 players.
2/6: PB RHS Evan Guillory retired. JC OF Sanel Rosendo released. New organization total: 294 players.
2/9: 24 non-roster invitees, indicated below by (NRI).
2/11: International FA IF Erick Thomas signed. New organization total: 295 players.
2/12: International FA RHPs Eduar Pimentel and Yonael Dominguez signed. New organization total: 297 players.
2/18: Minors FA RHR Edward Mujica signed with Yucatan of the Mexican League.
2/27: FA C Matt Wieters signed to a minor league contract with a spring camp invitation. New organization total: 298 players.
2/28: FA RHR Bud Norris signs with Toronto.
Note to readers: I mistakenly had Memphis at 30 players instead of 29 and cannot find my mistake. As a result of this audit, I am taking the organization total down to 297.
The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 2/28/19)
|St. Louis (35)||40-man (40)|
|C Martinez||Cecil (L)||Y Molina||Goldschmidt||Wong||DeJong||Carpenter||M Ozuna|
|Al Reyes||Leone||A Garcia|
|Mikolas||Webb (L)||Jose Alb Martinez|
|Ponce de Leon|
|A Miller (L)|
|MLB free agents (4-4)|
|Minors free agents (8-6)|
|E Garcia (L)|
|Woodford (NRI)||Morales (NRI)||Knizner (NRI)||Ravelo (NRI)||Schrock (NRI)||Urias||J Williams|
|Herget||L Beck||J Hudson (NRI)||Edman (NRI)||Arozarena (NRI)|
|Helsley||Cervenka (L NRI)||F Pena (NRI)||L Thomas|
|Warner (L)||Elledge (NRI)||Wieters (NRI)|
|Cabrera (L)||Layne (L NRI)|
|Hauschild (NRI)||D Gonzalez|
|W Perez (NRI)||C Beck (NRI)|
|Kruczynski (L NRI)||R Williams||Chinea||Nogowski||Jose Alex Martinez||E Mendoza||Pinder|
|Meisner||H Mendoza||Je Martinez (NRI)||Triunfel||Drake|
|Shew||Ju Fernandez||I Herrera||Mieses|
|Pearce||C Jones (NRI)|
|Palm Beach (27+1)|
|Oxnevad (L)||Kilichowski (L)||O’Keefe (NRI)||Yepez||I Lopez||Robertson||E Montero||Capel|
|J Cruz||Patterson (L)||Z Jackson||Carlson (NRI)|
|Balestrieri||St. Clair||D Ortega (NRI)||Kirtley||Dunn||Ascanio||Y Gonzalez||Plummer|
|Oviedo||Yokley||Ju Rodriguez (NRI)||Baker||Gorman||Riley|
|Dahlberg (L)||Saylor||JR Davis|
|E Gonzalez||A Luna|
|State College (26)|
|Cordero (L)||Baird||Duce||Whalen||I Diaz||Donovan||Robbins|
|Casadilla||Villalobos (L)||J Gomez||Figuera||Espinal||A Moreno|
|Schlesener (L)||Owen||A Wilson||Nootbaar|
|Johnson City (23)|
|Zamora||Brettell||Santiago||D Gomez||L Flores||Perri||Sabino||Warner|
|Parsons||Sisk (L)||Purcell||D Williams||M Castillo||Cedeno|
|Aker||P Kelly||B Sanchez|
|Leahy||E Perez (L)|
|Schmid||N De Jesus|
|Gingery (L)||Justo||C Soto||Gahagan||Shaw||R Ozuna||Kreuter||V Garcia|
|A Gallegos||Del Rio|
|DSL Blue (31)|
|Puello||Trompiz||L Rodriguez||F DeJesus||P Gomez||Del Villar||Nunez||A Cruz|
|Ventura||J Ramirez||J Zapata||Mora||R Mendoza||L Pena|
|Paniagua||Yedis||E De Jesus||Selmo|
|H Soto||C Zapata (L)||Burgos|
|DSL Red (29+2)|
|J Moreno||Madera||Orecchia||Longa||Andujar||F Soto||F Hernandez||Montano|
|Ortiz||GJ Rodriguez||Joyser Garcia||E Pena||Y Rosario||Samuel|
|L Jimenez||R Garcia||C Ramirez|
|Suarez||Prada (L)||J De Los Santos|
|Cordova||Contreras||GA Rodriguez (RL)|
|Heredia (L RL)|
|H De Los Santos|
|DSL signed 2019 (20)|
|Portillo||Ozoria (L)||Velasquez||E Thomas||Matute||B Hernandez||Marcos|
|H Gomez||E Martinez||J Sanchez||S Vargas|
|V Herrera||O Lopez||Brazoban|
(NRI): non-roster invitation to MLB spring training camp
(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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