Four months late, the St. Louis Cardinals finally opened the 2020 regular season, on July 24. With the announcement of the Opening Day roster of 29 of 30 allowable players, a refresh of the Roster Matrix is in order.
The previous matrix outlined all organizational transactions during the Summer Camp, held in St. Louis for three weeks in July.
If you are new to The Cardinal Nation and not familiar with the Cardinals organization roster matrix, here is quick summary:
Including all 2020 draft picks and free agents signed, the St. Louis Cardinals have 274 players under contract from top to bottom, including 38 players on 40-man roster, plus two out for the season – Jordan Hicks and John Brebbia. The 40-man members are called out in bold.
The matrix places each of the 274 at his assigned level in the system as well as by position. With no minor league season, all players below Summer Camp South are inactive in 2020.
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. Note the addition of the new Summer Camp South to be used in 2020 only. Rosters other than St. Louis and Summer Camp South are essentially inactive this season.
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International players signed for 2020
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.
(Note that all international players signed to 2020 contracts are listed separately below.)
7/24: New matrix. Organization total: 274 players. 38 players on 40-man roster.
7/25: FA LHP John Beller signed. New organization total: 275 players.
7/28: RHS Miles Mikolas to 10-day IL. RHR Giovanny Gallegos off IL. RHP Jake Woodford from Alternate Camp to StL.
8/4: IF Brad Miller activated off StL 10-day IL. Six players to StL IL: Ps Kodi Whitley, Junior Fernandez and Carlos Martinez, IFs Paul DeJong and Edmundo Sosa and C Yadier Molina.
8/5: 1B/OF Rangel Ravelo to StL IL. Ps Alex Reyes, Genesis Cabrera to StL from SCS. P Roel Ramirez, IF Max Schrock onto 40-man, to StL from SCS. 40-man roster full.
8/6: RHRs Ryan Meisinger and Jesus Cruz added to Summer Camp South. 60-man player pool is full.
8/9: StL RHS Miles Mikolas from 10-day to 60-day IL. 60-man pool is at 59.
8/11: PB C Pedro Pages added to Summer Camp South. 60-man pool is full.
8/15: StL LHP Austin Gomber, OFs Austin Dean, Lane Thomas, P Ryan Helsley to the IL. Four to To StL and to 40-man: LHP Rob Kaminsky, RHP Seth Elledge, 1B John Nogowski, OF Dylan Carlson. (To StL as 29th player for doubleheader: LHP Ricardo Sanchez.) Two players added to Summer Camp South: SS Kramer Robertson and RHP Bryan Dobzanski. 40-man roster temporarily at 43 until confirmed which COVID players were removed. 60-man pool temporarily at 62 until confirmed which COVID players were removed.
8/16: RHP Jake Woodford from StL to alternate camp.
8/17: RHPs Nabil Crismatt and Ryan Meisinger added to 40-man, 28-man rosters. RHP Roel Ramirez and 1B John Nogowski optioned to alternate camp, added to taxi squad. RHP Jake Woodford added as 29th man. 40-man roster temporarily at 45 until confirmed which COVID players were removed.
8/18: RHR Jesus Cruz from taxi squad to StL and 40-man. LHR Rob Kaminsky optioned to alternate training site, remains on taxi squad. Woodford returns to taxi squad. 40-man roster temporarily at 46 until confirmed which COVID players were removed.
8/19: LHP Austin Gomber off StL IL. RHR Ryan Meisinger optioned to Mem, moved to taxi squad. RHP Jake Woodford added as 29th man. RHP Johan Oviedo added to 40-man, 28-man rosters. RHR Jesus Cruz optioned to alt site. 40-man roster temporarily at 47 until confirmed which COVID players were removed.
8/20: C Yadier Molina off StL (COVID) IL. C Matt Wieters onto StL 10-day IL. RHP Nabil Crismatt from StL to alternate camp. RHP Jake Woodford from alternate camp to StL.
8/21: Alternate camp RHP Alvaro Seijas outrighted. 40-man roster temporarily at 46 until confirmed which COVID players were removed. 60-man pool temporarily at 61 until confirmed which COVID players were removed.
8/23: SS Paul DeJong activated off StL (COVID) IL. RHR Seth Elledge optioned to alternate camp from StL.
8/27: StL IF Edmundo Sosa off (COVID) IL, optioned to alternate camp. StL LHR Andrew Miller to 10-day IL. StL RHR Junior Fernandez off (COVID) IL. RHR Seth Elledge from alt camp to 29th man for doubleheader.
8/28: StL RHR Seth Elledge returned to alternate camp.
8/29: LHP Ricardo Sanchez to StL 10-day IL. RHPs Daniel Ponce de Leon and Junior Fernandez and IF Max Schrock optioned from StL to alternate camp. From alt camp to StL: P Rob Kaminsky, Seth Elledge and Ryan Meisinger and 1B John Nogowski.
8/31: LHP Ricardo Sanchez from 10-day to 45-day IL. 1B John Nogowski from StL to alternate camp. OF Lane Thomas off (COVID) IL. Taxi squad is John Nogowski, Roel Ramirez, Nabil Crismatt plus two IL players soon to be activated – Ryan Helsley and Matt Wieters. 40-man roster temporarily at 45 until confirmed which COVID players were removed. 60-man pool temporarily at 60 until confirmed which COVID players were removed.
9/1: RHR Ryan Helsley off (COVID) IL. LHR Rob Kaminsky from StL to alternate camp and taxi squad. RHR Jesus Cruz designated for assignment. RHP Akeem Bostick re-signed to a minor league contract and assigned to alternate camp. 40-man roster temporarily at 44 until confirmed which COVID players were removed. 60-man pool temporarily at 60 until confirmed which COVID players were removed. New organization total 276 players.
9/2: OF Dexter Fowler to (COVID) IL. 1B/OF Rangel Ravelo off (COVID) IL. RHR Ryan Meisinger from StL to alternate camp and taxi squad. LHR Rob Kaminsky to StL from alternate camp and taxi squad.
9/3: DFAed RHR Jesus Cruz cleared outright waivers, assigned to alternate camp. 60-man pool temporarily at 61 until confirmed which COVID players were removed.
9/4: C Matt Wieters off StL 10-day IL. C Andrew Knizner from StL to alternate camp, taxi squad.
9/5: LHS Kwang-Hyun Kim to StL 10-day IL. LHR Andrew Miller off StL 10-day IL. RHP Nabil Crismatt from taxi squad to 29th player for doubleheader.
9/8: RHS Carlos Martinez off StL (COVID) IL. OF Dylan Carlson optioned from StL to alternate camp. RHR Ryan Meisinger designated for assignment. RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon from alternate site to StL as 29th player for doubleheader (returned after games.) 40-man roster at 42.
9/10: RHS Johan Oviedo to StL (COVID) IL. OF Austin Dean off StL COVID IL. RHP Nabil Crismatt from alternate site as 29th player for doubleheader. RHR Ryan Meisinger outrighted to the alternate site.
9/11: RHR Giovanny Gallegos to StL 10-day IL. RHR Nabil Crismatt from alternate site to StL.
9/13: Added RHP Austin Warner and LHP Tommy Parsons to alternate site from Spr. 60-man pool temporarily at 63 until confirmed which COVID players were removed.
9/14: LHS Kwang-Hyun Kim off StL 10-day IL. OF Austin Dean onto StL 10-day IL. RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon from alternate site as 29th player for doubleheader. Taxi squad: RHP Junior Fernandez, C Andrew Knizner, IF Max Schock, OF Justin Williams.
9/16: RHS Johan Oviedo off StL (COVID) IL. IF Max Schock, RHR Junior Fernandez from alternate camp (taxi squad) to StL. RHR Nabil Crismatt, OF Lane Thomas from StL to alternate camp. LHR Rob Kaminsky designated for assignment. OF Justin Williams from alternate site (taxi squad) as 29th player for doubleheader. 40-man roster at 42.
9/17: RHS Johan Oviedo optioned from StL to alternate camp. OF Justin Williams remains on the active roster.
9/18: IF Max Schrock from StL to alternate site (taxi squad). OF Dylan Carlson from alternate site (taxi squad) to StL. RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon from alternate site (taxi squad) as 29th player for doubleheader. Other taxi squad members – Andrew Knizner, Johan Oviedo. RHS Dakota Hudson to StL 10-day IL. RHR Nabil Crismatt from alternate site (taxi squad) to StL. LHR Rob Kaminsky cleared outright waivers, assigned to alternate site.
9/20: LHP Domingo Robles acquired from PIT for international pool capacity, assigned to Spr. New organization total 277 players.
9/21: RHR Giovanny Gallegos off 10-day IL. OF Dexter Fowler off (COVID) IL. RHR Nabil Crismatt and OF Justin Williams from StL to alternate site (taxi squad). RHR Roel Ramirez designated for assignment.
9/22: RHR Kodi Whitley off (COVID) IL. RHR Junior Fernandez from StL to alternate site. RHS Dakota Hudson from StL10-day IL to 45-day IL.
9/24: RHS Carlos Martinez to StL 10-day IL. RHS Johan Oviedo from alternate site to StL.
9/25: RHR John Gant to StL 10-day IL. RHR Nabil Crismatt from alternate site to StL. RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon from alternate site as 29th player for doubleheader. RHR Roel Ramirez cleared outright waivers.
9/27: OF Austin Dean off StL 10-day IL. RHR Nabil Crismatt from StL to alternate site.
9/30: Wild Card Series. RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon, C Andrew Knizner from alternate site to StL. RHRs Jake Woodford and Seth Elledge from StL to alternate site.
The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 9/30/20)
|StL out for 2020 (5)||40-man (40+5)|
|Mikolas (45 IL)||Brebbia (45 IL)|
|D Hudson (45 IL)||Hicks (45 IL)|
|R Sanchez (L 45 IL)|
|St. Louis (28)|
|Flaherty||Cabrera (L)||Y Molina||Goldschmidt||Wong||DeJong||Carpenter||Fowler|
|Wainwright||Webb (L)||Wieters||Ravelo||B Miller||Edman||Bader|
|Oviedo||A Miller (L)||Knizner||O’Neill|
|Ponce de Leon||A Reyes|
|St. Louis alternates (8+2)|
|C Martinez (10 IL)||Ju Fernandez||Nogowski||Schrock||L Thomas|
|Gant (10 IL)||J Williams|
|sent home (24)|
|A Rondon||Dobzanski||Ju Rodriguez||E Mendoza||Gorman||Fletcher|
|Liberatore (L)||J Cruz||I Herrera||Winn (also RHP)||M Nunez|
|Au Warner (L)||Kaminsky (L)|
|Players below are inactive|
|Seijas||Dayton (L)||Yepez||I Lopez||Jose Martinez||Nootbaar|
|Robles (L)||S. Justo||Pinder|
|Palm Beach (18)|
|Roberts||Aker||D Ortega||Whalen||Donovan||Del Perez||Plummer|
|E Gonzalez||Escobar||And Luna|
|D Cordero (L)||L Taveras||Denton|
|Roach||N De Jesus||C Soto||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)|
|Sommers||H Soto||Antonini||Lott||Redmond||Gil||V Garcia|
|Gulf Coast (21)|
|Statler||Gingery (L)||Richardson||F Soto||R Mendoza||Montano|
|Hart||L Jimenez||J Garcia||F Hernandez||A Cruz|
|Paniagua||Tena||E Rodriguez||J De Los Santos|
|N Heredia (L)||R Garcia||Romeri|
|O Sanchez (L FA)||Black|
|DSL Blue (29)|
|D Rodriguez||Miranda||L Rodriguez||F Diaz||E De Jesus||Del Villar||B Hernandez||L Pena|
|E Martinez||Saldana||J Zapata||Arcia||Moquete|
|GJ Rodriguez||Pimentel||J Sanchez||GA Rodriguez|
|W Ortega||J Peralta|
|DSL Red (29)|
|V Herrera||Yedis||R Heredia||Andujar||Mora||C Ramirez|
|D Guerrero (L)||O Lopez||S Vargas|
|H Cordero (L)||L Garcia|
|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|
(T): taxi squad member
(opt): 40-man player optioned to Alternate Training Site or 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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