With the official opening of the St. Louis Cardinals 2019 full-season minor league season, it is time for another refresh of the Roster Matrix.
This article and the tables below reflect moves during the 2019 regular season until short-season play begins in the second half of June. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved during spring training 2019.
If you are new to The Cardinal Nation and not familiar with the Cardinals organization Roster Matrix, here is quick summary:
As the four full-season affiliates began play, the St. Louis Cardinals had 290 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 290 at his assigned level in the system and position at the close of minor league spring training camp. The matrix is kept updated daily or as transactions occur.
Nowhere else will you find this current and comprehensive single-page view of the entire Cardinals organization including a decade of history.
(Do not be concerned about the order of the players’ names within position. It has no relative significance.)
Looking ahead and back
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(Note that all new international players signed for 2019 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 DSL 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.
4/4: New matrix. Organization total: 290 players.
4/4: Players opening on minors injured list:
Memphis (5): Kevin Herget, Andrew Morales, Derian Gonzalez (60 day), Blake Drake, Randy Arozarena
Springfield (1): Hector Mendoza
Palm Beach (5): Ian Oxnevad (60 day), Sam Tewes, Jake Walsh, Mitchell Osnowitz, Dennis Ortega
Peoria (1): Sebastian Tabata
4/5: 3B Jedd Gyorko off StL DL. 3B Drew Robinson from StL to Mem. OF Johan Mieses from Mem to Spr. OF Shane Billings from Spr to EST (SC roster).
4/7: SC OF Angel Moreno removed. GCL RHP Starlin Balbuena from GCL to DSL Blue. New organization total: 289 players.
4/7: RHR Alex Reyes, IF Yairo Munoz from StL to Mem. RHR Giovanny Gallegos, LHR Tyler Webb from Mem to StL.
4/8: RHR John Fasola from Spr to Mem. 3B Evan Mendoza from Mem to Spr. RHR Merandy Gonzalez from PB to Spr. 1B Stefan Trosclair from Spr to EST (SC roster). RHR C.J. Saylor from EST (SC roster) to PB.
4/9: RHP Chris Ellis returned to Cardinals by Royals. Assigned to EST (SC roster). New organization total: 290 players.
4/12: RHS Mike Hauschild, RHR Chris Beck to Mem 7-day IL. RHS Harold Arauz, RHR Jesus Cruz from Spr to Mem. RHR Mike O’Reilly from EST (SC) to Spr. RHR Kodi Whitley from PB to Spr. SS Michael Perri from EST (JC) to PB. RHR Sebastian Tabata off Peo 7-day IL. Peo RHR Jim Voyles released. New organization total: 289 players.
4/13: UT Yairo Munoz from Mem to StL – 26th man Mexico Series.
4/15: UT Yairo Munoz from StL to Mem. UT Drew Robinson from Mem to StL. RHR Giovanny Gallegos from StL to Mem.
4/16: RHR Mike Mayers, OF Tyler O’Neill to StL 10-day IL. UT Drew Robinson from StL to Mem. UT Yairo Munoz, RHR Giovanny Gallegos and RHR Ryan Helsley from Mem to StL. OF Johan Mieses from Spr to Mem. Peo RHR Chris Hunt released. LHR Evan Sisk from EST (JC) to Peo. New organization total: 288 players.
4/17: OF Harrison Bader to StL 10-day IL, retroactive to 4/14. OF Lane Thomas from Mem to StL. RHP Chris Ellis, C Francisco Pena from EST (SC) to Mem. OF Shane Billings from EST (SC) to Spr.
4/18: 5 international players signed: SS Carlos Arcia, C Roblin Heredia, RHPs Edgar Manzo and Wilmer Ortega, OF Hansel Otamendi. New organization total: 293 players.
4/18: RHPs Dionis Zamora., Noel De Jesus and Franyel Casadilla to Peo 7-day IL. RHPs Kyle Leahy and Michael Brettell from extended spring training (JC) to Peo. RHP Thomas St. Clair from EST (SC) to Peo.
4/22: RHS Michael Wacha to StL IL. UT Drew Robinson from Mem to StL. RHR Chris Beck off Mem IL.
4/23: RHS Daniel Ponce de Leon from Mem to StL. UT Drew Robinson from StL to Mem.
4/24: RHS Daniel Ponce de Leon from StL to Mem. OF Harrison Bader off StL IL. C Dennis Ortega off PB IL. C Alexis Wilson from PB to Peo.
4/25: C Zach Jackson from Peo to SC (extended spring training).
4/26: OF Tyler O’Neill off StL IL. OF Lane Thomas from StL to Mem. RHS Harold Arauz from Mem to Spr. RHR Will Latcham from Spr to SC (extended spring training).
4/27: OF Johan Mieses from Mem to Spr. 3B Elehuris Montero to Spr IL.
4/28: RHS Alex Reyes to Mem 7-day IL.
4/29: RHS Michael Wacha off StL 10-day IL. RHP Ryan Helsley from StL to Mem. RHS Anthony Shew from Spr to Mem.
4/30: RHR John Fasola from Mem to Spr. Spr RHR Mike O’Reilly released. New organization total: 292 players.
5/1: RHR Junior Fernandez from PB to Spr. RHR Ramon Santos from extended spring training (SC) to PB.
5/2: Mem C Francisco Pena traded to San Francisco for cash considerations. New organization total: 291 players.
5/4: RHR Luke Gregerson off StL 10-day IL. OF Tyler O’Neill from StL to Mem. RHS Johan Oviedo from PB to Spr. RHS Tommy Parsons from Peo to PB. RHR Franyel Casadilla off Peo IL. Spr RHP Casey Meisner released. New organization total: 290 players.
5/5: Spr OF Shane Billings released. OF Justin Williams activated off StL IL, optioned to Spr. New organization total: 289 players.
5/6: RHR Ronnie Williams from PB to Spr. RHR Connor Jones onto Spr IL. RHR Mitchell Osnowitz off PB IL. DSL RHR Gabriel Contreras released. New organization total: 288 players.
5/9: IF Max Schrock to Mem IL. SS Kramer Robertson from Spr to Mem. SS Jose Alexander Martinez from PB to Spr. SS Moises Castillo from extended spring training (Johnson City) to PB.
5/10: FA LHP Hemerson Cordero signed, assigned to DSL. New organization total: 289 players.
5/11: OF Randy Arozarena off Mem IL to Spr. OF Scott Hurst from Spr to PB. RHR Hector Mendoza off Spr IL. RHR John Fasola onto Spr IL.
5/12: OF Lars Nootbaar from Peo to PB. OF Nick Plummer, IF Moises Castillo from PB to EST (SC). IF Edwin Figuera from Peo to EST (SC). 3B Malcom Nunez from EST (DSL Blue), OF Jhon Torres (GSL) to Peo.
5/13: RHS Anthony Shew on to Mem IL.
5/14: IF Max Schrock off Mem IL.
5/17: LHS Jacob Schlesener from Peo to EST (SC). LHS Colin Schmid from EST (JC) to Peo. LHS Austin Gomber to Mem IL. LHS Evan Kruczynski from Spr to Mem. RHS Angel Rondon from PB to Spr. RHP Enmanuel Solano from EST (DSL Blue) to PB.
5/17: RHR Carlos Martinez off StL IL. RHR Dominic Leone from StL to Mem. StL RHR Luke Gregerson designated for assignment. RHR Ryan Helsley from Mem to StL.
5/19: 3B Elehuris Montero off Spr IL. SS Jose Martinez from Spr to PB. OF Bryce Denton from PB to EST (SC roster). LHS Eli Kraus from SC to PB.
5/20: OF Chase Pinder to PB IL. RHP Enmanuel Solano from PB to EST (SC roster).
The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 5/20/19)
|St. Louis (25+2)||40-man (39)|
|Cecil (L 60 IL)||Y Molina||Goldschmidt||Wong||DeJong||Carpenter||M Ozuna|
|Wainwright||A Miller (L)||Wieters||Munoz||Gyorko||Jose Alb Martinez|
|Wacha||Mayers (10 IL)||Fowler|
|Gomber (L IL)||Cervenka (L)||Knizner||Nogowski||Schrock||Edman||Robinson||A Garcia|
|Woodford||Ellis||J Hudson||Ravelo||Urias||L Thomas|
|A Reyes (IL)||Shreve (L)||Sosa||Drake (IL)|
|Ponce de Leon||Morales (IL)||Robertson||O’Neill|
|Hauschild (IL)||C Beck|
|Cabrera (L)||Layne (L)|
|Kruczynski (L)||D Gonzalez (60 DL)|
|Oviedo||Whitley||Godoy||Chinea||I Lopez||Triunfel||E Montero||Mieses|
|W Perez||Fasola (IL)||O’Keefe||E Mendoza||Capel|
|A Rondon||C Jones (IL)||Arozarena|
|Au Warner (L)||R Ramirez||J Williams|
|Palm Beach (24+5)|
|Parsons||Saylor||D Ortega||Kirtley||Dunn||Ascanio||Y Gonzalez||Pinder (IL)|
|E Gonzalez||Dobzanski||Ju Rodriguez||Baker||Perri||Hurst|
|Fagalde||R Santos||Jose Alex Martinez||Nootbaar|
|Tewes (IL)||Roberts (RL)|
|Oxnevad (60 IL)||Kraus (L)|
|Leahy||Escobar||I Herrera||Whalen||Donovan||Del Perez||Gorman||Ynfante|
|Seijas||N De Jesus (IL)||A Wilson||Shaw||Nunez||Riley|
|D Cordero (L)||Tabata||Cedeno|
|Schmid (L)||Blanco (L)|
|State College (27)|
|Schlesener (L)||Owen||Knight||D Gomez||M Castillo||Espinal|
|Villalobos (L)||Z Jackson||Yepez||Figuera||Selmo|
|Johnson City (11)|
|Jr Gonzalez||Santiago||L Flores||Sabino||An Warner|
|Heredia (L)||Purcell||D Williams||B Sanchez|
|E Perez (L)|
|Gingery (L)||Justo||C Soto||K Vargas||Gahagan||V Garcia|
|Pirela||Coward||Krueter||Gil||R Ozuna||W Jimenez|
|Pereira||A Gallegos||Del Villar||Y Rosario||Fuller|
|Puello||W Rivera||F Soto||Montano|
|L Jimenez||J De Los Santos|
|DSL Blue (28)|
|Cuenca||Trompiz||L Rodriguez||F DeJesus||P Gomez||E De Jesus||R Mendoza||L Pena|
|E Soto||J Ramirez||J Zapata||E Thomas||Mora||Moquete|
|C Zapata (L)|
|DSL Red (32)|
|J Moreno||Madera||Orecchia||Longa||Andujar||Inoa||F Hernandez||Samuel|
|Suarez||G Rodriguez||J Garcia||E Pena||C Ramirez|
|Cordova||R Garcia||F Diaz||Brazoban|
|Arias||Prada (L)||Jo Rodriguez|
|Miranda||L Garcia||S Vargas|
|H De Los Santos|
|DSL signed 2019 (18)|
|Portillo||Ozoria (L)||Velasquez||Matute||B Hernandez||Marcos|
|H Gomez||E Martinez||J Sanchez||Arcia||Otamendi|
|V Herrera||O Lopez||Heredia|
|Guerrero (L)||W Ortega|
|H Cordero (L)||Manzo|
(IL): injured 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 (IL+TI+PL+RL) players
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