With the official full opening of St. Louis Cardinals big league spring training camp, it is time for a refresh of the Roster Matrix.
This article and the tables below reflect moves during the spring of 2020. The previous matrix show how the rosters evolved from the end of the 2019 World Series throughout the 2019-2020 off-season.
As spring training officially began, the St. Louis Cardinals had 304 players under contract from top to bottom, including a full 40-man roster, plus one player already placed on the 60-day injured list. The 40-man members are called out in bold.
The matrix places each of the 304 at his assigned level in the system as well as by position. Players are shown at the level at which they ended the 2019 season, with 32 non-roster invitees to MLB camp noted by (NRI).
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 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.
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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. This will not be resolved until late May, when 2020 DSL team assignments are set.)
2/18: New matrix. Organization total: 304 players. 40-man roster is full plus one player on the 60-day injured list (Jordan Hicks). 73 players in total in camp – 41 on the 40-man plus 32 NRIs.
2/29: 3 pitchers signed to minor league contracts: Johnny Hellweg (Mem), William Reyes, Roberto Bautista (DSL). New organization total: 307 players. 40-man roster remains full.
3/7: StL IF Yairo Munoz released. 39 on 40-man (plus 60-day IL Jordan Hicks). New organization total: 306 players.
3/7: 3 players optioned out – Elehuris Montero, Ricardo Sanchez, Alvaro Seijas. 10 players reassigned to minors camp: Akeem Bostick, Nabil Crismatt, Seth Elledge, Alex FaGalde, Griffin Roberts, Angel Rondon, Ramon Santos, Luken Baker, Julio Rodriguez and Alexis Wilson. 59 total in camp – 37 on 40-man (including Hicks), 22 NRIs.
Prior to 3/7: Cs Aaron Antonini and Pedro Pages reassigned to minors camp. 57 players in total in camp – 37 on the 40-man plus 20 NRIs.
3/12: RHP Salvador Justo signed as FA (to PB). Three catchers retired: Zach Jackson and Kyle Skeels (JC) and Matt Duce (SC). New organization total: 304 players.
3/12: Spring training camps closed.
3/19: 4 players optioned from StL to Mem: OFs Austin Dean and Justin Williams, SS Edmundo Sosa, RHS Jake Woodford. 53 total “in camp” – 33 on 40-man, 20 NRIs.
3/26: 4 players optioned from StL to Mem: P’s Alex Reyes, Genesis Cabrera and Junior Fernandez and C Andrew Knizner. 49 total “in camp” – 29 on 40-man, 20 NRIs.
3/31: 10 releases: Ps Akeem Bostick (Mem), Martin Cordova (GCL), Blake Drake (JC), Mitchell Osnowitz (Spr), and Zach Prendergast (PB), 1Bs Chris Chinea (Spr) and Shane Benes (SC), IF Yariel Gonzalez (Spr) and OFs Stanley Espinal (SC) and Andrew Warner (SC). New organization total: 296 players.
The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 3/31/20)
|St. Louis (27+1)||40-man (39+1)|
|Flaherty||Webb (L)||Y Molina||Goldschmidt||Wong||DeJong||Carpenter||Fowler|
|Mikolas||A Miller (L)||Wieters||Ravelo||Edman||B Miller||Bader|
|C Martinez||Gant||L Thomas|
|Wainwright||Ponce de Leon|
|Kim (L)||G Gallegos|
|Hicks (60 IL)|
|A Reyes (opt)||Kaminsky (L NRI)||Godoy (NRI)||Nogowski (NRI)||Schrock (NRI)||Sosa (opt)||E Mendoza (NRI)||J Williams (opt)|
|Woodford (opt)||R Ramirez (NRI)||O Hernandez (NRI)||Donovan||Jose Martinez||Carlson (NRI)|
|Shew||Whitley (NRI)||Knizner (opt)||Dean (opt)|
|Au Warner (L)||J Cruz (NRI)|
|Cabrera (L opt)||C Jones|
|Ju Fernandez (opt)|
|Oviedo (NRI)||Dayton (L)||Ju Rodriguez
||Yepez||Kirtley||Robertson||E Montero opt||Nootbaar|
|Leahy||M Baird||I Lopez||Ascanio||Toerner|
|Kruczynski (L NRI)||R Williams|
|R Sanchez (L opt)|
|Palm Beach (25+1)|
|DellaValle (RL)||Breto (L)||D Ortega (NRI)||Baker
||S Justo||I Herrera (NRI)||And Luna|
|D Cordero (L)||Escobar||Pinder|
|Seijas opt||L Taveras||Denton|
|Thompson (L NRI)|
|Roach||Bosiokovic||C Soto (NRI)||Whalen||Del Perez||Ynfante|
|Brettell||N De Jesus||A Wilson
|Schmid (L)||Sisk (L)||I Diaz||Cedeno|
|C Thomas (L)||Pacheco|
|Liberatore (L NRI)||Pereira|
|State College (24)|
||D Williams||M Castillo||Figueroa||Fuller|
|Johnson City (22)|
|Pearce (L)||F Justo||V Garcia|
|Gulf Coast (25)|
|Statler||Gingery (L)||Richardson||F DeJesus||P Gomez||F Soto||Y Rosario||Montano|
|Green||L Jimenez||J Garcia||R Mendoza||A Cruz|
|Hart||Tena||E Rodriguez||F Hernandez||J De Los Santos|
|N Heredia (L)||Brink||Romeri|
|DSL Blue (30)|
|D Rodriguez||J Ramirez||L Rodriguez||F Diaz||E De Jesus||Del Villar||B Hernandez||L Pena|
|E Martinez||Miranda||J Zapata||Arcia||Moquete|
|GJ Rodriguez||Saldana||J Sanchez||GA Rodriguez|
|DSL Red (27)|
|V Herrera||Yedis||R Heredia||Andujar||Mora||C Ramirez|
|D Guerrero (L)||O Lopez||S Vargas|
|H Cordero (L)||L Garcia||Marcos|
|DSL sign 2020 (32)|
|Beltre (L)||M Martinez||J Guerrero||Bolivar||R Guzman||Carbonara|
|Cervantes||J Salas||M Hernandez||Encarnacion||Cordoba|
|F Guzman||Giulianelli||Rivas||F Taveras|
|B Lopez||W Reyes|
(opt): 40-man player optioned to minor league camp
(NRI): non-roster invitee to MLB camp
(NRI): non-roster invitee to MLB camp sent to minor league camp
(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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