NOTE: As of 2/21/21, this version of the roster matrix is no longer current. It reflects the changes during the 2020-2021 offseason. It should now be considered a historical reference document. For the active roster matrix during 2021 spring training, click here.
With the surprising and sobering open to the 2020-2021 free agent season, a refresh of the Roster Matrix is in order.
As you will see below, the initial transactions incorporate the flurry of roster moves both on and off the 40-man roster as the St. Louis Cardinals said goodbye to a number of players as well as brought others off the injured list, as MLB rules require.
The previous matrix outlined all organizational transactions during the shortened 2020 regular season of 60 games as well as the team’s brief foray into the playoffs.
As the 2020 World Series concluded, the St. Louis Cardinals had 276 players under contract from top to bottom, including a full 40-man roster plus five who were out for the season and temporarily exempted from the 40. The 40-man members are called out in bold.
The matrix places each of the 276 at his assigned level in the system as well as by position. All players who were assigned to the alternate camp in Springfield have been returned to their prior rosters. Many of these team assignments will surely change in the spring, but the Roster Matrix is not a projection; it is a current view.
Another point. Though it is clear that the State College Spikes and Johnson City Cardinals will no longer operate as Cardinals affiliates in 2021 and beyond, players still reside on those rosters. So until the organization moves them, they will remain on the corresponding rosters here, as well. But with the next update planned for the opening of 2021 spring training camp, this will likely be the two clubs’ Roster Matrix swan song.
The matrix is updated whenever transactions occur.
Nowhere else will you find this current and comprehensive single-page view of the entire Cardinals organization plus 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
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. These rosters remain in sync with the Roster Matrix and carry biographical information on all players.
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For details behind prior years’ rosters and transactions, check out the earlier versions (back to 2009) of the Cardinals organization Roster Matrix, via the following link.
10/28: Organization total: 276 players. 40 on 40-man roster plus 5 on 45 IL/RL. StL 2B Kolten Wong, RHP Adam Wainwright, C Yadier Molina, IF Brad Miller, C Matt Wieters become free agents. New organization total: 271 players.
10/30: StL RHR Jordan Hicks activated from RL. Four activated from 45-day IL: RHPs Miles Mikolas, John Brebbia, Dakota Hudson, LHP Ricardo Sanchez. Outrighted and became minor league free agents: LHP Ricardo Sanchez, RHP Nabil Crismatt. 2B Max Schrock claimed off waivers by ChC. New organization total: 268 players. 37 on 40-man roster.
11/1: 8 minor league free agents. Mem RHPs Derian Gonzalez, Kevin Herget, LHP, Rob Kaminsky, C Jose Godoy, Spr RHP Bryan Dobzanski, LHP Liarvis Breto, SS Jose Martinez, PB OF Andres Luna. New organization total 260 players.
11/13: Free agent C Tyler Heineman signed to a minor league contract with an MLB spring camp invite. New organization total 261 players.
11/18: PB C Ivan Herrera placed on 40-man roster, now at 38 players.
11/19: Spr RHS Angel Rondon placed on 40-man roster, now at 39 players.
12/2: StL RHR John Brebbia, 1B/OF Rangel Ravelo non-tendered. New organization total 259 players. 40-man roster now at 37 players.
12/10: Minor League Rule 5 Draft. LHS Garrett Williams from LAA to Spr. RHP Jordan Brink from Mem to TB. RHP Ronnie Williams from Spr to SF. New organization total: 258 players.
12/11: 7 DSL Red players released. RHPs Miguel Yedis, Hansel Marcelino, Jesus Jaquez, Luis Garcia, 2B Luis Andujar, SS Bryan Matute, OF Claudio Ramirez. New organization total: 251 players.
12/14: FA RHP Akeem Bostick re-signed with KC T-Bones of American Association. New organization total: 250 players.
12/15: FA IF Max Moroff signed to a minors contract, MLB camp non-roster invitation. New organization total: 251 players.
12/18: FA IF Jose Rondon (NRI), LHP Ricardo Sanchez signed to minors contracts. FA C Jose Godoy signed with Seattle. FA RHP Nabil Crismatt signed with San Diego. New organization total: 253 players.
12/21: FA RHR John Brebbia signed with San Francisco.
12/31: Minors FA RHP Derian Gonzalez signed with Atlanta, but passed away.
1/7: Minors FA RHR Bryan Dobzanski signed with Washington.
1/15: 15 international players signed to 2021 contracts. RHPs Estaban Contreras, Carlos De La Cruz and Samuel Fabian, C Leonardo Bernal, shortstops Elias Reynoso, Anyelo Encarnacion, Yancel Guerrero and Marcelo Perez, third baseman Samil De La Rosa and outfielders Carlos Carmona, Christian Avendano, Robelin Lopez, Romtres Cabrera and Jose Suarez. New organization total: 268 players.
1/19: Four players released. 2B Elvin De Jesus, SS Carlos Arcia (DSL Blue) and OFs Endri Salas, Fernando Brazoban (DSL Red). New organization total: 264 players.
1/28: FA RHS Adam Wainwright re-signs with StL. 40-man roster at 38. New organization total: 265 players.
2/1: StL LHP Austin Gomber, Spr 3B Elehuris Montero, PB RHP Tony Locey, JC SS Mateo Gil, JC RHP Jake Sommers to COL for 3B Nolan Arenado. New organization total: 261 players. 40-man roster at 37.
2/3: FA 2B Kolten Wong signs with Milwaukee.
2/4: StL OF Dexter Fowler traded with cash to LAA for player to be named later or cash. New organization total: 260 players. 40-man roster at 36.
2/8: FA C Yadier Molina re-signs with StL. 40-man roster at 37. New organization total: 261 players.
2/10: RHR Johan Quezada acquired from PHI for cash considerations, assigned to Spr. New organization total: 262 players. 40-man roster at 38.
2/11: 27 Non-roster invitees to StL spring training announced.
2/12: C Ali Sanchez acquired from NYM for cash, assigned to Mem. New organization total: 263 players. 40-man roster at 39.
2/13: FA OF Matt Szczur signed to minors deal with NRI. Assigned to Mem. New organization total: 264 players.
2/16: FA iB/OF Rangel Ravelo signs with LAD on minors deal with NRI.
The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 2/16/21)
|St. Louis (28)||40-man (39)|
|Flaherty||Cabrera (L)||Y Molina||Goldschmidt||Edman||DeJong||Arenado||Carlson|
|C Martinez||Webb (L)||Knizner||Carpenter||Bader|
|Mikolas||A Miller (L)||O’Neill|
|Ponce de Leon||A Reyes|
|MLB free agents (2+5)|
|Wainwright (StL)||Brebbia (SF)||Y Molina (StL)||Ravelo (LAD-MiLB)||Wong (Mil)||B Miller|
|MiLB free agents (6+6)|
|R Sanchez (L StL)||Crismatt (SD)||Godoy (Sea)||Jose Martinez||And Luna|
|D Gonzalez (Atl)|
|Kruczynski (L NRI)||Bosiokovic||Heineman (NRI)||Nogowski||E Mendoza (NRI)||Capel (NRI)|
|Woodford||J Cruz (NRI)||A Sanchez||Sosa||L Thomas|
|R Sanchez (L)||C Jones (NRI)||Moroff (NRI)||J Williams|
|R Ramirez (NRI)||J Rondon (NRI)||Szczur (NRI)|
|Seijas||Dayton (L)||Ju Rodriguez||Yepez||I Lopez||Ascanio||Nootbaar (NRI)|
|FaGalde||Patterson (L)||Baker (NRI)||Dunn||Robertson (NRI)||Toerner (NRI)|
|Robles (L NRI)||S Justo||Pinder|
|Shew||R Santos||Hurst (NRI)|
|Au Warner (L NRI)|
|G Williams (L NRI)|
|Roberts (NRI)||Aker||D Ortega (NRI)||Whalen||Donovan||Del Perez (NRI)||Gorman (NRI)||Plummer|
|E Gonzalez||Escobar||I Herrera||Denton|
|D Cordero (L)||L Taveras||Pages (NRI)|
|Liberatore (L NRI)|
|Thompson (L NRI)|
|Palm Beach (24)|
|Roach||N De Jesus||C Soto (NRI)||D Williams||I Diaz||Cedeno|
|Brettell||Sisk (L)||M Castillo||Machado|
|C Thomas (L)||Pereira||Reichenborn|
|State College (16)|
|Holba||Solano||Raposo (FA)||Buchberger (FA)||Jew|
|Lex||Dalatri (FA)||LJ Jones (5)|
|Bedell (4)||Lardner (L FA)||Burleson (2)|
|Prater (L 3)||Trogrlic-Iverson (FA)||Koperniak (FA)|
|Beller (L FA)||Chamberlain (FA)|
|Johnson City (15)|
|Guay||H Soto||Antonini (NRI)||Lott||Redmond||M Nunez||V Garcia|
|Gulf Coast (23)|
|Statler||Gingery (L)||Richardson||F Soto||R Mendoza||Montano|
|Hart||L Jimenez||J Garcia||Winn (2 also RHP)||F Hernandez||A Cruz|
|Paniagua||Tena||E Rodriguez||Walker (1)||J De Los Santos|
|N Heredia (L)||R Garcia||Romeri|
|O Sanchez (L FA)||Black|
|DSL Blue (27)|
|D Rodriguez||Miranda||L Rodriguez||F Diaz||Del Villar||B Hernandez||L Pena|
|E Martinez||Saldana||J Zapata||Moquete|
|GJ Rodriguez||Pimentel||J Sanchez||GA Rodriguez|
|W Ortega||J Peralta|
|DSL Red (20)|
|V Herrera||Bautista||R Heredia||Inoa||Mora||S Vargas|
|D Guerrero (L)||O Lopez|
|H Cordero (L)||W Reyes|
|B Ramirez||B Lopez|
|DSL sign 2020 (30)|
|Beltre (L)||M Martinez||J Guerrero||Bolivar||R Guzman||Carbonara|
|Cervantes||J Salas||M Hernandez||Encarnacion||Cordoba|
|F Guzman||Giulianelli||Rivas||F Taveras|
|DSL sign 2021 (15)|
|Contreras||Bernal||Grant||S De La Rosa||Carmona|
|C De La Cruz||Reynoso||Avendano|
|Fabian||A Encarnacion||R Lopez|
|Y Guerrero||R Cabrera|
(NRI): non-roster invitee to St. Louis spring training camp
(opt): 40-man player optioned to minor leagues
(IL): injured list
(TI): temporarily inactive list
(PL): paternity leave
(RL): restricted list
(L): left-handed pitcher
bold: on the Cardinals’ 40-man roster
(xx): round selected in the 2020 draft
(FA): non-drafted free agent signed in June 2020
(#+#): 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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