NOTE: This version of the roster matrix is no longer current. It reflects the changes from the end of the 2011 World Series until the announcement of spring training invitations. It should now be considered a historical reference document. For the active roster matrix covering 2012 spring training, click here.
With the 2011-2012 free agent period underway, it is time for another refresh of the St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix. This version will reflect the changes made from the conclusion of the World Series until 2012 spring training. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved from the start of short-season ball through the end of 2011 play.
After eight major league and seven minor leaguers declared free agency following the season, the St. Louis Cardinals had 278 players under contract from top to bottom, including 33 players on the 40-man roster. The matrix places each one at his current assigned level in the system based on his placement at the end of the 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. It doesn’t signify anything.
The players on the 40-man roster are called out in bold.
The short-season pitchers are broken out into returnees and summer 2011 signees.
At the end is a group of currently inactive and unassigned players.
Free agents are listed, but are not included in the system-wide totals. As they sign, their organization will be noted.
Full team rosters and player profiles at The Cardinal Nation
Remember that to get detailed profile information on every single one of these 278 Cardinals players, simply check out their free player profiles updated at The Cardinal Nation.com / Scout.com. You can see bios, photos, videos, articles, news items, links to 2011 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:
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 rosters and transactions, 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, Opening season 2010, First half 2010, Short-season 2010, 2010-11 Off-season, 2011 spring training, 2011 regular season, 2011 short-season
11/9: New matrix. Organization total: 278 players. GCL RHR Richard Mendoza released. New total: 277 players.
11/11: Seven released: Mem RHP Bryan Augenstein, Spr OFs Jim Rapoport, D’Marcus Ingram, PB OF Edgar Lara, QC P Cale Johnson, Bat P Manuel De La Cruz, C Kevin Moscatel. New total: 270 players.
11/17: PB RHS Arquimedes Nieto released. New total: 269 players.
11/18: Three added to 40-man roster: RHS Adam Ottavino, RHR Chuckie Fick, LHR Sam Freeman.
11/27: JC 3B Hector Garcia released. New total: 268 players.
12/8: Rule 5 draft: OF Erik Komatsu (Was) onto 40-man. LHR Barret Browning (LAA), RHS Shooter Hunt (Min) to Mem. Taken were Spr C Charlie Cutler (Pit), PB SS Domnit Bolivar (Mil), Bat RHS Javier Avendano (Tor).
12/10: Free agent SS Rafael Furcal re-signs with StL. New total: 269 players.
12/12: IF Ryan Theriot non-tendered, becomes free agent. New total: 268 players.
12/15: LHR J.C. Romero signed to StL. New total: 269 players.
12/18: RHR Hector Corpas released. New total: 268 players.
12/21: LHR R.J. Swindle and 2B/OF Eugenio Velez signed to minor league deals. New total: 270 players.
12/22: Free agent OF Carlos Beltran came to terms on a two-year contract. New total: 271 players.
01/12: C Koyie Hill signed to minor league deal. New total: 272 players.
01/15: QC IF Jason Stidham retired. New total: 271 players.
01/23: PB P Justin Smith retired. Bat OF Victor Encarnacion released. RHP Cole Springer signed. C Adam Lewis invited to minors camp as a tryout player. Both assigned to Batavia on matrix.
The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 01/23/12)
|25-man (NA)||40-man (39)|
||Descalso||T Greene||M Carpenter||Jay
|Ja Garcia (L)||Rzepczynski (L)||Chambers|
|S Freeman (L)
|Free agents (15)||not incl in total|
|Majors (new org)|
|E Jackson (Type B offered, declined)||Dotel (Type B Det)||Laird (Det)||Pujols (Type A LAA)||Furcal (StL)||Punto (Bos)||Patterson|
|Rhodes (L Type B not offered)|
|Minors (new org)|
|Rundles (L)||Bynum||Solano (Mia)||Stavinoha (Japan)|
|Lyman||Duncan (KC)||Jones (Cin)|
|Gast (L)||Delgado||Tartamella||Adams||Jo Garcia||R Jackson||Curtis||Pham|
|Palm Beach (22)|
|Fornataro||Corrigan||L DeLaCruz||Scruggs||Obregon||N Vasquez||Conley|
|Lyons (L)||Reid||Stock||G Garcia||Ahmady||R Rosario|
|C Martinez||Butler||S Rodriguez||Melker|
|Siegrist (L)||Calhoun (L)|
|Quad Cities (32)|
|Russell||Lucas||Espinoza||V Sanchez||Lu Mateo||Gil||J Rodriguez||Longmire|
|A Ferrara (L)||Nazario (L)||Keener|
|H Hernamdez (L)|
|Y Castillo||Miranda (L)||Rasmus||D Medina||Stienstra||Wittels||Patton||Martini|
|Almarante||Cole||J Castillo||R Ruiz||C Valera||Rbto Reyes|
|Daugherty (L)||Tra Miller||Lewis (TO)||Cerreto||Albitz||V Hill|
|R Martinez||Cornelius (L)||O’Neill|
|Mijares (L)||McInnis||Williams (SL)|
|S Watson (L)||Baker|
|Johnson City (36)|
|Jenkins||Mills||Byrd||Washington||Rahmatulla||M Williams||R DeLaCruz||Apelian|
|Pasen||Hald (L)||Montero||B Valera||Pritchard||Ro Castillo|
|Santana||Gillung (L)||Martin||An Garcia|
|B Freeman (L)||Creath||Bergin|
|J Lucas||Melling (L)|
|Gulf Coast (25)|
|Aguilar||B Watson||Velazco||Knox||Le Mateo||Peoples-Walls||Tuivailala||Jeffries|
|Salazar||A DeLaCruz (L)||Baez||Mejia||Rblys Reyes||Pina||Agustin||Araujo|
|Escudero||A Gonzalez (RL)||J Gomez||R Medina||R Garcia||Capellan|
|S Garcia||F Gonzalez||Godoy||E Alvarez||J Pena|
|DeLosSantos||I Brito||D Diaz|
|Jh Polanco||D Rodriguez (L)||Acevedo|
|Negrette (L)||JC DeLaCruz|
|D Perez (L)||Gerdel|
|M Harris (MIL)||P Vasquez (RL)|
(TI): temporary inactive list
(SL): suspended list
(RL): restricted list
(MIL): military 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+MIL+TO) players