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The Cardinals organization roster matrix: Season-opening update

Note: This version has been superceded. It will continue to reflect 2010 season-opening assignments. To access the current matrix, click here.

With the end of spring training, the start of the major league season and the minor league season commencing on Thursday as well, it is time for a refresh of the St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix.

If you are new to the site and aren’t sure what the Cardinals organization roster matrix is all about, here is quick summary.

At the time of this posting, the St. Louis Cardinals have 287 players under contract from top to bottom. 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 as transactions occur.

Nowhere else will you find this current and comprehensive single-page view of the entire Cardinals organization.

In this update, the major scope is to highlight those selected for the major league club and the four full-season minor league affiliates. As of posting on Tuesday, April 6, these rosters are NOT YET FINAL. For example, there are still about 15 too-many players on the full-season rosters at this time.

In addition, the 68 players invited to the extended spring training camp, underway on April 6, are included. 47 of them are holdovers from regular minor league spring training, players that did not make a full-season club, joined by 21 new arrivals.

For the remainder of the players, the rosters upon which they are listed reflect where they concluded last season. Don’t be concerned about the order of the players’ names within a team. They don’t signify anything other than often a rough approximation of alphabetical order. At the lower levels, starters are not yet broken out from relievers, let alone tandem rotation assignments. At this point, I don’t have confirmation of these roles.

The 37 players on the 40-man roster are called out in bold.

In a look ahead, the extended spring training players will either join full-season clubs as openings occur or will be augmented by this June’s draftees to staff the 2010 Batavia, Johnson City and GCL clubs. A number are also likely to be released.

Full team rosters and player profiles at The Cardinal Nation

Remember that to get detailed profile information on every single one of these 287 Cardinals players, simply check out their free player profiles freshly updated for 2010 now at The Cardinal Nation / Scout.com. You can see bios, photos, videos, articles, news items, links to current season and career stats and much more – everything you need to know about a player in one place.

Click on the following links to be taken to one of the ten team pages at The Cardinal Nation:

Full-season clubs

St. Louis Cardinals
Memphis Redbirds
Springfield Cardinals
Palm Beach Cardinals
Quad Cities River Bandits

Short-season clubs

Batavia Muckdogs
Johnson City Cardinals
Gulf Coast League Cardinals
Dominican Summer League Cardinals
Venezuelan Summer League Cardinals

Remember that at this point, there are not yet 2010 rosters for the short-season clubs, Batavia on down, so players are listed where they finished last season – where they will remain until there is a reason to move them.

Once there, just click on a player’s name to be taken to his individual profile page. For example, here is Adam Ottavino’s profile.

Looking ahead

In the past, I updated this version of the rosters all summer long, which meant the season-opening view was quickly lost. Based on your feedback, this year, I will instead keep this version for posterity and start a new one to reflect all the in-season changes.

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 or use the dropdown menu at the top of the page: “Players/Staff” > “Depth Charts/Roster Matrix”.

For details behind past 2009 rosters and 2010 transactions to date, check out the earlier versions of the Cardinals organization roster matrix as follows.

Link to previous matrices: Jan–March 2009, April 2009, May 2009, June 2009, July 2009-February 2010, Spring camp 2010

Transactions

When they occur, they will be listed here and of course the matrix will reflect the updates.

The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 04/06/10)

St. Louis (25) 40-man (37)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
C Carpenter Franklin LaRue Pujols Schumaker Ryan Freese Holliday
Lohse McClellan Molina
Lopez

Ludwick
Penny Boggs




Rasmus
Wainwright Motte




Craig
Ja Garcia (L) Hawksworth




Stavinoha

T Miller (L)




Mather

Reyes (L)





Memphis (24+3)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Lynn 2 O Perez Anderson Hamilton (DL)
Descalso T Greene Solano Jay
MacLane (L) 1 Kinney Pagnozzi Gotay Howard Cazana
Dickson 5 Norrick (L) Henley
Ottavino 4 Parise Robinson
R Hill 3 Rundles (L) Shorey
Walters (TI) Salas
Hearne (DL) Scherer
Springfield (24+5)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Additon (L) 2 Dew (DL) S Hill C Smith Jo Martinez1 (DL) Kozma Folli Ant. DeJesus
Daley, Jr. 3 Eager Cutler Sedbrook A Brown Chambers
Gorgen 4 Fick Jones
Kopp 5 Freeman (L DL) Luna
Garceau 1 King Rapoport
Kulik (L)
Meyer (L)
Mura (DL)
Reifer
Samuel (DL)
Sanchez
Palm Beach (25+5)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Ri Castillo 3
Mulligan T Cruz Rivera Marmol Bolivar M Carpenter A Castellanos
Broderick 1 Buursma (DL) Derba Scruggs Jo Garcia Curtis (DL) Pham
McGregor 4 D Carpenter Vasquez (RL) Morales Swauger
Bradford 2 Delgado Racobaldo
Nieto 5 Frevert
Pichardo
Diapoules
Thomas
Bittle (DL)
G Brown (L DL)
Quad Cities (25+6)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Blazek T3 Notti Stock Adams L Mateo Stidham N Vasquez Conley
Fornataro 2 Corrigan Castro Ahmady (SL) Jackson Ingram
Hooker T1 M Tapia (DL) J Rodriguez (DL) Parejo
Kelly T5 Mayes R Rodriguez
S Miller 4 Simpson Shepherd
Schneider T1 Terry Bighames (SL)
Rondon T3
Calhoun (L) T5
Cardenas (L DL)
M Harris (mil)
Ext. spring (66+3)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
A Ferrara (L) A Castillo Tartamella D Medina Obregon Alvarez Teran Babrick
Ang. De Jesus Avendano A Perez (DL) Washington W Perez Goodwin R DeLaCruz Beatty
Butler Calero A Garcia Vargas Mambell H Garcia Bogany
C Johnson Corpas Moscatel R Ruiz Jo Edwards
Daugherty (L) H Hernamdez (L) Montero Valera Lara
Durham (L) J Smith Alcala Y Castillo R Reyes
Heim (L) Jimenez L DeLaCruz R Rosario
Kington Ju Edwards (L) Espinoza R Smith
Lawler Munoz Rivero
M DeLaCruz (L) Orozco Swinson
M Thompson Pasen Taveras
McCully Rada V Hill
Moss Rosenthal
North Santana Hage (DL)
Novak Siegrist (L)
Russell Summers
Squatrito (DL)
Zawacki
Batavia
Johnson City
GCL
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
DSL (40+1)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
A Tapia B Martinez J Castillo Pimentel J Lopez G Hernandez Beras
Uribe (L) Concepcion L Perez V Ferreira S Rodriguez R Medina Capellan
Pinard D Rodriguez (L) Baez Barbuena Celestino
Herrera (L) Estalis Agustin Encarnacion
S Lopez L Mata J Pena
L Polanco Ro Castillo
A Gonzalez Mercedes (L) Sandoval
JC DeLaCruz P Pena (L)
DeLeon Paulino
DeLosSantos Rudecindo
E Hiraldo Segundo (SL)
A Toribio Urena
VSL (34+1)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Colorado (L) Cedeno Rivas R Perez Vivas O Medina H Martina A Castellano
Bier Cueto Viloria R Garcia Acevedo
Nieves De Aguas (L) Velazco Argenal
Oraa Echeverria (L) J Gomez Fonseca
Escudero Jo Martinez2
Almeida Guzman Martines
S Garcia Jh Polanco
Gerdel Montanez
Guerra Solarte
Ulacio
Weffer (L)
Villanueva (L SL)

Codes

(DL): injured – on the disabled list
(TI): temporary inactive list
(SL): suspended list
(RL): restricted list
(TO): tryout player not under contract
(L) left-handed pitcher
bold: on the Cardinals’ 40-man roster
(#+#) number of active players on the roster plus number of inactive/not under contract (DL+TI+SL+RL+TO) players

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