NOTE: As of 4/7/22, this version of the roster matrix is no longer current. It reflects changes during 2022 spring training. It should now be considered a historical reference document. For the active roster matrix during the 2022 regular season, click here.
This newest refresh of The Cardinal Nation’s exclusive Roster Matrix, covering the St. Louis Cardinals and the minor league system, is presented here.
59 players are in St. Louis’ spring training camp – 38 on the 40-man roster plus 21 non-roster invitees (designated as NRIs). Unless rosters are temporarily expanded in the interim, the Cardinals must drop to 26 players by April 7.
In addition, 153 players began the spring in minor league camp. The vast majority are the players who ended 2021 in the US, plus a handful of others brought over from the Dominican Summer League. The 153 (detailed here) will grow proportionally as players are cut from major league camp.
However, all minor league players listed on the Matrix remain on the roster at the level at which they finished 2021. They will move only when their initial 2022 team assignments are disclosed as camps conclude.
For reference, the previous matrix outlined all organizational transactions during the interrupted and unusual 2021-2022 offseason. It also shows the signing status of Cardinals free agents at both the majors and minors level this winter.
If you are new to The Cardinal Nation and not familiar with the Cardinals organization roster matrix, here is quick summary:
The 40-man members are called out in bold. Non-roster invitees are designated with (NRI) following their name. That will be struck through when they are cut from big league camp
The matrix places each of the 260 by position at his assigned level in the system at the end of 2021 as well as by position. Many of these team assignments will surely change as spring training ends, but the Roster Matrix is not intended to be a projection, but rather a current view.
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.
Note that the Cardinals are dropping from two Dominican Summer League teams to one for 2022. As a result, the former DSL Red and Blue rosters have been combined.
For details behind prior years’ rosters and transactions (back to 2009), check out the earlier versions of the Cardinals organization Roster Matrix, via the following link.
3/14: Spring training opens. 40-man roster at 38. Non-roster invitees 21. Organization total: 260 players.
3/15: FA RHR Zach McAllister signed to minors contract with NRI. Camp total 60 – 38 40-man players plus 22 NRIs. New organization total: 261 players.
3/17: FA OF Corey Dickerson signed. Camp total 61 – 39 40-man players plus 22 NRIs. New organization total: 262 players.
3/18: C Aaron Antonini returned to minor league camp. StL camp total 60 – 39 40-man players plus 21 NRIs.
3/21: LHP Packy Naughton claimed off waivers from LAA. StL camp total 61, 40 40-man players plus 21 NRIs. New organization total: 263 players.
3/22: First spring cuts (6). LHP Brandon Waddell optioned out. RHP Trent Baker, 1B Luken Baker, SS Delvin Perez, 3B Jordan Walker, C Pedro Pages optioned out. Camp total 55. 39 40-man players plus 16 NRIs.
3/25: FA IF Cory Spangenberg signed to minors contract with NRI. StL optioned Ps Packy Naughton, Johan Quezada, Angel Rondón and T.J. Zeuch to Mem. StL assigned LHP Zack Thompson to minor league camp. P Alex Reyes to 60-day IL. P Aaron Brooks to 40-man roster. Camp total 50. 34 40-man players plus 16 NRIs. New organization total: 264 players.
3/26: RHR Blake Parker signed to a minor league contract with NRI. Camp total 51. 34 40-man players plus 17 NRIs. New organization total: 265 players.
3/25: 5 players released: Mem P Seth Elledge, Spr P Evan Kruczynski, FCL OF Luis Montano, Ps Thomas Hart, Tyler Statler. New organization total: 260 players.
3/28: International free agent OF Yaisel Ramos signs a minor league deal. New organization total: 261 players.
3/28: FA 1B Albert Pujoils signed. Mem RHR Johan Quezada designated for assignment. 3 Ps optioned to Mem: Johan Oviedo, Junior Fernandez and Freddy Pacheco. Camp total 49. 33 40-man players plus 16 NRIs. New organization total: 262 players.
3/30: 9 NRIs reassigned to minors camp. Ps James Naile, Zach McAllister and Kyle Ryan, C Clint Coulter, IFs Nolan Gorman, Kramer Robertson and Anderson Tejeda, and OFs Alec Burleson and Conner Capel. Camp total 40. 33 40-man players plus 7 NRIs.
3/30: RHR Johan Quezada cleared outright waivers, assigned to Spr. RHR Freddy Pacheco from Mem to Spr. Five players released: LHR Ricardo Sanchez (FCL), RHRs Jesus Cruz (Mem), Connor Jones (Mem) and Hector Soto (PB), LHS Mac Lardner (Peo). New organization total: 257 players.
3/31: 1B Juan Yepez, C Ali Sanchez and C Ivan Herrera optioned to Mem. NRI RHR Jacob Bosiokovic reassigned to minor league camp. Mem LHR Austin Warner released. Camp total 36. 30 40-man players plus 6 NRIs. New organization total: 256 players.
4/1: LHS Matthew Liberatore, RHR Blake Parker reassigned to minors. Camp total 34. 30 40-man players plus 4 NRIs. PB RHR Luis Ortiz released. New organization total: 255 players.
4/3: IF Brendan Donovan optioned to minor league camp. Camp total 33. 29 40-man players plus 4 NRIs.
4/4: RHP Andre Pallante to 40-man and 28-man rosters. RHS Jack Flaherty to 10-day IL. RHR Jake Walsh optioned to minors. LHS Connor Thomas, C Julio Rodriguez and IF Cory Spangenberg reassigned to minors camp. Camp total 28. 40-man roster at 41 players.
4/4: Non-roster infielder Anderson Tejeda released. New organization total: 254 players.
4/6: Mem RHP Ljay Newsome (Mem) to 60-day IL. Peo LHP Ian Bedell to 60-day IL. Peo RHP Jake Ralston, OF Jhon Torres to 7-day IL. PB RHP Angel Cuenca, 1B Brady Whalen to 7-day IL.
The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 4/6/22)
|St. Louis (28+2)||40-man (41+1)|
|Flaherty (10 IL)||Cabrera (L)||Y Molina||Goldschmidt||Edman||DeJong||Arenado||O’Neill|
|Matz (L)||A Reyes (60 IL)||Nootbaar|
||Waddell (L opt)||C Coulter (
||Donovan (opt)||E Mendoza||Spangenberg (
|C Thomas (L
||I Herrera (opt)||Yepez (opt)||Gorman (
|Z Thompson (L
||A Sanchez (opt)||Burleson (
|Zeuch (opt)||Parker (
|Oviedo (opt)||Newsome (60 IL)|
|Naughton (L opt)||Naile (
|Ju Fernandez (opt)|
|A Rondon (opt)|
|Robles (L)||Brettell||Ju Rodriguez (
|G Williams (L)||Leahy||Raposo||Redmond||Baldoquin||Pinder|
|Pike (L)||E Gonzalez||J Davis|
|Bedell (60 IL)||Solano||Antonini
|Guarate||L Taveras||Richardson||Buchberger||Torres (7 IL)|
|Lunn||Ralston (7 IL)|
|Palm Beach (29+2)|
|Beller (L)||Loutos||C Soto||Whalen (7 IL)||F Soto||Tovalin||Antico|
|L Jimenez||Cuenca (7 IL)||Stauss||LJ Jones|
|J Moreno||E Nunez||Cabell|
|McGreevy||N Heredia (L)|
|N Contreras (L)|
|FL Complex (36)|
|Richard||Cornwell (L)||E Rodriguez||Rivas||R Mendoza||Fletcher|
|GJ Rodriguez||O Sanchez (L)||L Rodriguez||Moquete|
|Hence|| T Baker
|P (return)||P (1st year 2021)||C||1B||2B||SS||3B||OF|
|Arias||Beltre (L)||Bernal||F Diaz||Bolivar||R Guzman||Cordoba|
|Rincon||Cervantes||J Guerrero||M Justo||S De La Rosa||Rombley|
|H Gomez||F Guzman||Loaiza||A Encarnacion||R Lopez|
|V Herrera||M Martinez||M Hernandez||Y Guerrero||Pino|
|O Lopez||J Salas||Linarez||Espinoza||Suarez|
|J Peralta||Almonte||E Reynoso||Carmona|
|H Cordero (L)||E Contreras||M Perez||R Cabrera|
|B Ramirez||Oliver||J Ramos|
|Y Dominguez||Severino||F Reynoso|
|D Guerrero (L)||Saladin||F Taveras|
|Int’l sign 2022 (13)|
|Y Herrera (L)||Sequera||L Ridriguez||Batista||Cho|
|D Dominguez||Ynfante||Y Ramos|
(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
(NRI): spring training non-roster invitee
(#+#): 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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