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The Cardinals organization roster matrix: DSL update


Following is the most current St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix, including the 2009 Dominican Summer League Cardinals roster.

I apologize for the delay in posting, but I needed to get an accurate DSL roster and determine the status of several “missing” players.

Hopefully, you have been here to the site previously and know what the Cardinals organization roster matrix is all about. If not, here is quick summary:

At the time of this posting, the St. Louis Cardinals have 280 players under contract. The matrix places each one at his current assigned level in the system as well as by position. It is kept updated throughout the season.

The 33-man DSL opening roster follows, including with one player on the restricted list, Andres Beras. Pitcher Edouard Estalis will only be on the DSL roster if he cannot resolve an outstanding visa issue. Otherwise, he will begin in the Gulf Coast League. In addition, the eight tandem starters are called out in their pairs.

New to the Cardinals organization are pitchers Stalyn Lopez, Luis Mata, Rosalyn Rudecindo, Jefferson Segundo, Michael Santana and Willy Paulino. Biographical player information for each can be found on their Scout.com profile pages.

Just as six were added, so have six departed. They include Marcos Martinez, Santo Franco, Lenny Rosario, Eddy Rivera, Braulio Hiraldo and Bernardo Villar. Martinez was released and Hiraldo has been placed on the restricted list after not reporting.

The other four had background check irregularities on identity and/or age that caused the Cardinals to ask MLB to void their contracts. That means the highly-touted right-handed pitcher Franco did not receive his reported $570,000 bonus after he was announced as the Cards’ top July 2nd mound signing last year. The four are ineligible to sign with any organization over the next year.

The next update of the roster matrix should be coming within the next ten days to two weeks as the players in Extended Spring Training will couple with this month’s draftees to define the 2009 Batavia, Johnson City and Gulf Coast League rosters.

For details behind the codes used in the matrix as well as 2009 transactions to date, check out the earlier versions of the Cardinals organization roster matrix as follows:

Link to previous matrices: Jan–March 2009, April–May 2009, May-June 2009

Transactions

June 8 update: RHS Mark Diapoules to PB DL. C Luis De La Cruz from EST to PB, RHR Blaine Boyer claimed by Arizona. New total 279.

June 9 update (date approximate): LHP Nick Additon act from PB DL. RHR Elvis Hernandez onto PB DL.

June 10 update: C Juan Castillo completed suspension, RHP Shaun Garceau from PB DL to susp list.

June 11 update: OF Jon Edwards act from QC DL. OF Jairo Martinez from QC to EST (Batavia). RHP Jason Buursma from QC to PB. RHP Matt Frevert from EST to QC.

June 12 update: RHP P.J. Walters from Mem to StL. IF Brian Barden from StL to Mem. C Brandon Yarbrough off Mem DL. RHR Pete Parise from Spr to Mem. LHP Samuel Freeman from PB to Spr. LHR Kristhiam Linares to PB DL. RHRs Yonathan Gonzalez and Jorge Rondon from EST to PB.

June 13 update: LHP George Brown from EST (Batavia) to PB. RHP Brian Broderick from PB to Spr.

June 14 update: OF Joe Mather to Mem DL. 1B Curt Smith from Spr to PB. IF Jose Garcia from PB to QC.

June 15 update: SS Niko Vasquez from QC to Bat. C Luis De La Cruz from PB to Bat. C Paul Vazquez act from PB DL.

June 16 update: RHP Bryan Martinez signed for DSL. New total 280.

June 18 update: IF Khalil Greene act from StL DL. RHR Josh Kinney from Mem to StL. RHP P.J. Walters and OF Nick Stavinoha from StL to Mem. RHR Fernando Salas to Mem DL (eff 6/4).

June 20 update: C Brandon Yarbrough to Mem DL.

June 23 update: VSL LHP Dail Villanueva suspended 50 games.

The St. Louis Cardinals Roster Matrix (effective 06/23/09)

St. Louis (25+3) 40-man (38)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Carpenter Franklin LaRue Pujols Schumaker K Greene (i) Glaus (i) Ankiel
Lohse (i) Thompson Molina Thurston Ryan Duncan
Pineiro McClellan
Ludwick
Wainwright Motte (4) T Greene (16) Rasmus (1)
Wellemeyer C Perez
Ja Garcia (9iL) Miller (L)
Reyes (L)
Hawksworth
Kinney (20)
Memphis (24+6)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Mortensen (11) Parise Anderson (3) Brito (i) Hoffpauir Solano Craig (18) Jay (12)
Parisi (i) Salas (31i) Pagnozzi Rowlett Barden Freese (5i) Mather (i)
Walters (17) Scherer Yarbrough (i) Wallace (2) Shorey
Ottavino (15) Todd (7)
Robinson (27)
Boggs (10) Maekawa (L) Stavinoha (35)
MacLane (L) Ostlund (L)
Manning (L)
Ring (L)
Others (1)
Cazana
(Mexico)
Springfield (24+8)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Kopp (28) M Gonzalez Hill (34) A Brown (i) Descalso Kozma (8) Folli Jones (6)
Hearne Degerman T Cruz (36) Hamilton (i) Jo Martinez (37ti) Rapoport
Fiske (iL) Freeman (L) Derba Ant. DeJesus
Lynn (14) Samuel (21) Arburr Henley
Kulik (L) McCormick (i)
Broderick Dew (i)
Norrick (L)
Furnish (L)
Sanchez
Mura (i)
Maiques (susp)
Dickson
Palm Beach (25+4)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
G Brown (L) Diapoules (i) P Vazquez Rivera Marmol Bolivar Curtis Chambers
R Castillo (19) Eager Murphy C Smith (40) Luna (39) Sedbrook Pham
Additon (26L) King Peterson
Gorgen (22) Reifer (24) Swauger
Fick Linares (iL)
Y Gonzalez
Garceau (29susp)
Mulligan
E Hernandez (i)
Buursma
Rondon
Quad Cities (25+3)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Daley, Jr. Carpenter Cutler Morales A Castellanos Parejo
Bravo (iL) Delgado Espinoza Lilley Edwards (23)
Bradford (i) Pichardo Toribio P Cruz
Nieto Rosales Jo Garcia Bogany
Cardenas (L) M Tapia Mitchell
Thomas Frevert
Zawacki McGregor
Veres
J Wilson (restr)
Ext. Spring (60)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
A Cruz A Castillo A Perez D Medina Landin Alvarez Teran Babrick
Ang. De Jesus Calero Castro Rigoli L Mateo Y Castillo R DeLaCruz (38) Gomez
Arredondo Cawley Scruggs Mambell Hage
Blazek Maertz L DeLa Cruz Mosquera Ingram
Diaz Mayes Moscatel Obregon Lara
Fornataro Munoz J Polanco R Ruiz Rivero
Javier Orozco Valera R Rodriguez
Leach Ortiz N Vasquez (13) R Rosario
North Riportella
Notti Russell Shepherd
R Gonzalez Swinson
Rada J Castellanos (L) Ja Martinez
Richardson Siegrist (L)
Rios
Santos
Hooker (32)
A Ferrara (L)
EST (visa delay 2)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Estalis J Castillo
Batavia (TBD)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Johnson City (TBD)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
GCL (TBD)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
DSL (34+1)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
A Tapia T4 Concepcion V Ferreira Pimentel Avila Cabrera Beras (susp)
Santana T2 L Mata L Perez J Lopez G Hernandez Encarnacion
Jimenez T3 Rudecindo Montero W Perez J Pena
Pasen T2 Urena Alcala Reyes
Pinard T1 D Rodriguez (L) Hiraldo (restr) Sandoval
Herrera (L) T1 Mercedes (L) Taveras
S Lopez T4 P Pena (L)
Uribe (L) T3 Paulino
Segundo
B Martinez
VSL (33+2)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Avendano Cedeno Rivas R Perez M Marquez O Medina H Garcia Argenal
Bier F Marquez Viloria Vargas Yegues Cortez
Corpas Guzman Velazco Vivas (susp) H Martina Fonseca
Nieves Polanco Inojoza
Oraa Ulacio A Castellano
Colorado (L) Ramos Martines
Solarte
Weffer (L)
R Alvarado (L)
De Aguas (L)
Echeverria (L)
Villanueva (susp L)

Codes:

(#): My Cardinals prospect ranking from over the winter at Scout.com

(i): injured – on the disabled list

(t): temporary inactive list

(susp): suspended list

(L) left-handed pitcher

Bold: on the Cardinals’ 40-man roster

(#+#) number of active players on the roster plus number of inactive (i+t+susp) players

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