NOTE: This version of the roster matrix is no longer current. It reflects the 2011 spring training actions and should be considered a historical reference document. For the active roster matrix covering the 2011 regular season, click here.
With the hot stove season wrapped up and players reporting to camp, it is time for another refresh of the St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix. This version will reflect all changes made from the start of 2011 spring training until the regular season gets underway. The previous matrix reflects the rosters at the conclusion of the 2010-11 off-season moves.
As the 2011 camp opened, the St. Louis Cardinals had 289 players under contract from top to bottom, including a full 40-man roster. The matrix places each one at his current assigned level in the system based on his placement at the end of last season as well as by position. It 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.
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.
The players remaining in major league camp, whether on the 40-man roster or as non-roster invitees, are called out in bold.
Full team rosters and player profiles at The Cardinal Nation
Remember that to get detailed profile information on every single one of these 289 Cardinals players, simply check out their free player profiles freshly updated now at The Cardinal Nation.com / 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 nine team pages at The Cardinal Nation, updated for 2011:
Once there, just click on a player’s name to be taken to his individual profile page. For example, here is Shelby Miller’s profile.
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 or use the dropdown menu at the top of the page: “Players/Staff” > “Depth Charts/Roster Matrix”.
For details behind past 2009 and 2010 rosters and transactions, check out the earlier versions of the Cardinals organization roster matrix as follows.
Notice this time, the organization of the matrix is a bit different as I am highlighting the 40-man roster, the major league camp non-roster invitees, then those selected for regular minor league spring training. The latter group remains in their final 2010 locations.
In the middle is a group of currently inactive and unassigned players.
Following that, we have the 2010 short-season players not invited to regular spring training, but likely ticketed for extended spring training which starts in April, and finally the Dominican Summer League roster, temporarily swelled by the demise of the Venezuelan Summer League Cardinals in 2011.
There will be a new roster matrix once the regular season begins.
2/25: New matrix. Organization total 289.
3/6: Nine players to minor league camp: Ps Kevin Thomas, Scott McGregor, Shelby Miller, Cs Nick Derba, Steven Hill, Audry Perez, Robert Stock, IFs Donovan Solano, Zack Cox. 52 remain in MLB camp – bolded names.
3/11: Seven players to minor league camp: Ps Adam Reifer, Francisco Samuel, Mikael Cleto, P.J. Walters, Adam Ottavino, David Kopp and SS Pete Kozma. 45 remain in MLB camp – bolded names.
3/15: NRI RHP Ian Snell retired. 44 remain in MLB camp – bolded names. New system total: 288 players.
3/17: Four players to minor league camp: C Bryan Anderson, OF Adron Chambers, OF Amaury Cazana, IF Ramon Vazquez. 40 remain in MLB camp.
3/19: P’s Mark Diapoules and Houston Summers released. New total: 286 players.
3/21: Ten players to minor league camp: C Tony Cruz, IF Matt Carpenter, Mark Hamilton, OF Shane Robinson, Ps Lance Lynn, Joe Kelly, John Gast, Raul Valdes and Blake King. 30 remain in MLB camp.
3/22: RP Josh Squatrito released. RHP Fidencio Flores signed. New total: 286 players.
3/24: Six released: IFs Jose Martinez, Devin Goodwin, OFs Antonio DeJesus, C.J. Beatty, Ps Nick McCully, Charllan Jimenez. New total: 280 players.
3/25: RHP Adam Wainwright placed onto 60-day disabled list.
3/26: OF Amaury Cazana loaned to Minatitlan of the Mexican League.
3/28: LHP George Brown released. OF Nick Stavinoha reassigned to Memphis. RHRs Eduardo Sanchez and Fernando Salas optioned out. Contract of RHR Miguel Batista purchased from Memphis. IF Nick Punto to 15-day DL. (Not all transactions have officially been executed, but all have been announced.) MLB roster now at 25. New system-wide total: 279 players.
3/29: RHP Miguel Tapia and OF Ross Smith released. New organization total: 277 players.
3/30: LHP Sean Watson signed to minor league contract. New total: 278.
3/31: 1B Francisco Rivera released. New total: 277.
4/1: DSL RHP Luis Perdomo signed. New total: 278.
4/2: 1B Curt Smith and C Ivan Castro released. New total: 276.
4/3: RHPs Jason Novak and Thomas Eager to restricted list.
4/5: Name change: Eduard Estalis to Jose Almarante.
The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 04/05/11): bold = major league roster
|Lohse||McClellan||Anderson||Hamilton||Descalso||T Greene||Punto (15DL)
|Ja Garcia (L)||Tallet (L)||Craig|
|Walters||T Miller (L)||Chambers|
|Lynn||Batista||S Hill||R Vazquez||Solano
|(Snell retired)||Derba||M Carpenter||Robinson|
|Early camp (19)|
|Blair||Swagerty||L DeLaCruz||Adams||R Jackson||Pham|
|A Ferrara (L)||Wright (L)||Stanley||L Mateo||Luna|
|Reg camp (124)|
|Additon (L)||Delgado||Cutler||C Smith (released)||Jo Martinez1 (released)||Ramirez||Curtis||Ant. DeJesus (released)|
|Gorgen||Eager (RL)||A Brown||Jo Garcia||Swauger|
|Mijares (L)||S Freeman (L)||Henley|
|Palm Beach (22)|
|Schneider||Mulligan||Espinoza||Rivera (released)||Bolivar||N Vasquez||Beatty (released)|
|G Brown (L released)||Bradford||Bogany|
|(Diapoules released)||Rauschenberger||R Rodriguez|
|Ri Castillo||M Tapia (released)|
|Quad Cities (26)|
|Rondon||Novak (RL)||Castro (released)||Goodwin (released)||Ahmady||Lara|
|Fornataro||Calhoun (L)||Stidham||R Smith (released)|
|Bibona (L)||J Smith||Obregon||Swinson|
|Cardenas (L)||Corrigan||Walsh||R Rosario|
|Ju Edwards (L)||Butler||Klein||V Sanchez||Bergman||Y Castillo||J Rodriguez||Biserta|
|Moss||(Squatrito released)||J Castillo||Valaika||O’Neill|
|McCully (released)||(Summers released)||Edmondson|
|Johnson City (25)|
|Copeland (L)||Benes||Tartamella||D Medina||S Rodriguez||Elkins||Cerreto||S Ramos|
|H Hernamdez (L)||Corpas||G Garcia||R DeLaCruz||V Hill|
|Ang. De Jesus||A Lucas||R Ruiz||Williams|
|Daugherty (L)||Revesz (L)||C Valera|
|M Harris (MIL)||Patterson (RL)||P Vasquez (RL)|
|Avendano||A Garcia||Rbto Reyes|
|B Martinez||B Freeman (L)||Montero||Pimentel||W Perez||Martin||H Garcia||Bryant|
|Uribe (L)||M DeLaCruz (L)|
|A Tapia||A DeLaCruz (L)||Baez||Rblys Reyes||Agustin||B Hiraldo (RL)||Araujo|
|Paulino||A Gonzalez||L Perez||R Medina||Capellan|
|S Lopez||A Toribio||Barbuena||Celestino|
|JC DeLaCruz (RL)|
|P Pena (L RL)|
|D Rodriguez (L RL)|
|S Garcia||Almeida||Velazco||B Valera||Pina||R Garcia||Acevedo|
|Montanez||I Brito||Jo Martinez2|
|Villanueva (L)||De Aguas (L)|
(DL): injured – on the disabled list
(TI): temporary inactive list
(SL): suspended list
(RL): restricted list
(MIL): military list
(TO): tryout player not under contract
(L) left-handed pitcher
bold: remaining in major league camp
(#+#) number of active players on the roster plus number of inactive/not under contract (DL+TI+SL+RL+MIL+TO) players