As St. Louis Cardinals players are reporting to Busch Stadium following the 2 1/2-month shutdown across Major League Baseball caused by COVID-19, a refresh of the Roster Matrix is in order.
A reset of St. Louis pre-season roster, called Summer Camp roster, was announced on Sunday, June 28, consists of 44 players. By July 14, the Cardinals will complete their 60-man roster of eligible players for the shortened 60-game regular season to begin on July 23-24 and run through September 27.
The 44 are reporting to St. Louis in preparation for the first official workouts of Summer Camp on Friday, July 3. The other 16 players will arrive in Springfield, MO mid-month to begin preparations as the team’s alternate training site squad, called “Summer Camp South”.
As the 44 is whittled down to 30 during July, players will also be reassigned to the Summer Camp South, with all transactions reported here.
In addition, the Cardinals signed 15 new players during June. Seven comprised the club’s 2020 draft class and the other eight were non-drafted free agents. As they are added to minor league rosters, the changes will be reflected here as well as on our individual team rosters.
The previous matrix outlined all organizational transactions from the close of big-league camp on March 12, including the late-May release of 33 minor leaguers.
If you are new to The Cardinal Nation and not familiar with the Cardinals organization roster matrix, here is quick summary:
As all draft picks are signed and Summer Camp begins, the St. Louis Cardinals have 275 players under contract from top to bottom, including 39 players on 40-man roster, plus one pitcher just added to the 60-day injured list (John Brebbia, out for the season). The 40-man members are called out in bold.
The matrix places each of the 275 at his assigned level in the system as well as by position. The non-roster invitees remaining in Summer Camp are noted by (NRI). Those already cut have a line through the (NRI) and 40-man players optioned out to the alternate training site are designed by (opt).
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 Alternate Training Site, to be used in 2020 only. Rosters other than St. Louis and the Alternate Training Site are essentially inactive this season.
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Summer Camp South
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State College Spikes
Johnson City Cardinals
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Dominican Summer League Cardinals Blue
Dominican Summer League Cardinals Red
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 as well as 2020 draft picks and non-drafted free agents yet to be assigned to specific team rosters.)
6/28: New matrix. Organization total: 275 players. 38 players on 40-man roster plus two players on the 60-day injured list (Jordan Hicks and John Brebbia). 44 players assigned to St. Louis Summer Camp (excluding Brebbia), along with 16 alternate training site players to be named. Among the 44 are 37 members of the 40-man roster plus seven non-roster invitees.
7/1: 3B Elehuris Montero added to StL Summer Camp. 45 total in StL Summer Camp – 38 on 40-man, 7 NRIs. 22 pitchers, 23 position players.
The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 7/1/20)
|StL 60-day injured (1)||(not in 60-man pool)||40-man (38+2)|
|Brebbia (60 IL)|
|StL Summer Camp (44+1)|
|Flaherty||Kim (L)||Y Molina||Goldschmidt||Wong||DeJong||Carpenter||Fowler|
|Mikolas||Webb (L)||Wieters||Ravelo||Edman||B Miller||E Montero||Bader|
|D Hudson||A Miller (L)||Knizner||Nogowski (NRI)||Schrock (NRI)||Sosa||O’Neill|
|C Martinez||Helsley||Godoy (NRI)||L Thomas|
|Wainwright||Gant||I Herrera (NRI)||J Williams|
|Ponce de Leon||Carlson (NRI)|
|A Reyes||Hicks (60 IL)|
|Cabrera (L)||Gomber (L)|
|Oviedo (NRI)||Ju Fernandez|
|R Sanchez (L)||Whitley (NRI)|
|Summer Camp South (15 TBA)|
|Kruczynski (L)||Kaminsky (L)||E Mendoza||Capel|
|A Rondon||Dayton (L)||Ju Rodriguez||Yepez||I Lopez||Robertson||Nootbaar|
|Au Warner (L)||Dobzanski||Jose Martinez||Pinder|
|Palm Beach (23)|
|Roberts||Aker||D Ortega||Whalen||Donovan||Del Perez||Gorman||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 (11)|
|Holba||Solano||Raposo (FA)||Buchberger (FA)||Jew|
|Lex||Dalatri (FA)||LJ Jones (5)|
|Lardner (L FA)||Burleson (2)|
|Johnson City (17)|
|Sommers||H Soto||Antonini||Lott||Redmond||Gil||M Nunez||Fletcher|
|F Justo||V Garcia|
|Gulf Coast (22)|
|Statler||Gingery (L)||Richardson||F Soto||R Mendoza||Montano|
|Hart||L Jimenez||J Garcia||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|
|Winn (2) (also SS)|
|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|
|2020 unassigned (5)|
|Hence (2)||Trogrlic-Iverson (FA)||Chamberlain (FA)|
|Prater (L 3)|
(opt): 40-man player optioned to Alternate Training Site or minor leagues
(NRI): non-roster invitee to MLB camp
(NRI): non-roster invitee to MLB camp sent to Alternate Training Site
(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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