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.
The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 8/6/20)
|StL not in 60-man pool (2)||40-man (40+2)|
|Brebbia (60 IL)|
|St. Louis (28+8)||60-man pool (58)|
|Flaherty||Cabrera (L)||Y Molina (IL)||Goldschmidt||Wong||DeJong (IL)||Carpenter||Fowler|
|Wainwright||Webb (L)||Wieters||Ravelo (IL)||Schrock||B Miller||Edman||Bader|
|D Hudson||A Miller (L)||Knizner||Sosa (IL)||O’Neill|
|C Martinez (IL)||Helsley||L Thomas|
|Mikolas (10 IL)||Gant||Dean|
|Kim (L)||A Reyes|
|Ponce de Leon||G Gallegos|
|Ju Fernandez (IL)|
|Summer Camp South (24)|
|Crismatt||Elledge||Ju Rodriguez||Nogowski||E Mendoza||Gorman||Fletcher|
|A Rondon||Kaminsky (L)||I Herrera||Winn (2) (also RHP)||M Nunez||J Williams|
|Liberatore (L)||J Cruz||E Montero|
|R Sanchez (L)|
|Players below are inactive|
|Dayton (L)||Yepez||I Lopez||Robertson||Nootbaar|
|Au Warner (L)||Dobzanski||Jose Martinez||Pinder|
|Palm Beach (19)|
|Roberts||Aker||D Ortega||Whalen||Donovan||Del Perez||Plummer|
|E Gonzalez||Escobar||Pages||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|
(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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