NOTE: As of 4/2/12, this version of the roster matrix is no longer current. It reflects the changes from the announcement of spring training invitations until the opening of the regular season. It should now be considered a historical reference document. For the newer roster matrix covering the 2012 regular season, click here.
With the 2012 spring training camp invitations issued, it is time for another refresh of the St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix. This version reflects the changes made until 2012 spring training concludes and the regular season and extended spring training get underway. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved from the end of 2011 play until spring training invitations were issued.
At the time of this posting, the St. Louis Cardinals had 266 players under contract from top to bottom, including 39 players on the 40-man roster. The matrix places each one at his assigned level in the system at the conclusion of 2011 and by position. Spring training camp invitees are shown separately. This matrix is updated daily or whenever 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.
Full team rosters and player profiles at The Cardinal Nation
Remember that to get detailed profile information on every single one of these 266 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 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. You can also see rosters and player profiles back to 2004:
Once on a team page, just click on a player’s name to be taken to his individual profile page for that year. For example, here is Shelby Miller’s 2012 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, 2011-2012 off-season
01/24: New matrix. Organization total: 266 players.
02/06: SS Alex Cora signed to a minors deal with MLB spring camp invite. New total: 267 players.
02/08: Dominican RHP Andres Serrano signed (in October). New total: 268 players.
02/10: RHR Scott Linebrink signed to a minors deal with MLB spring camp invite. New total: 269 players.
02/11: Five DSL players added: LHP Erick Hurtado; RHPs Juan Perez, Luis De La Rosa, Daylin Martinez; OF Bladimil Franco. Five DSL players released: LHP Delvi Rodriguez; RHPs Addelin Ceballo, Jean Carlos De la Cruz, Douglas Planchart; OF Domingo Diaz. Total remains 269 players.
02/23: RHP Sam Gaviglio invited to early minor league camp.
02/25: C Adam Lewis invited to early minor league camp.
02/28: 1B Victor Sanchez retired. New total: 268 players.
03/05: C Robert Stock moved to RHP. He and RHP Jordan Swagerty reassigned to minor league camp from NRIs.
03/06: Contract of DSL LHP Erick Hurtado voided due to failed PED test. New total: 267 players.
03/08: Seven players to minor league camp: Adam Reifer, John Gast, Nick Greenwood, Tyrell Jenkins, Cody Stanley, Luis De La Cruz and Kolten Wong.
03/14: Spr RHR Francisco Samuel released. New total: 266 players.
03/14: Seven players to minor league camp: Brandon Dickson, Maikel Cleto, Zack Cox, Pete Kozma, Shelby Miller, Joe Kelly and Kevin Siegrist.
03/19: Four players released: RHR Pete Parise, LHRs Dan Calhoun, Sean Watson, Jean Mijares. New total: 262 players.
03/20: Seven players to minor league camp: Chuckie Fick, Adam Ottavino, Sam Freeman, Trevor Rosenthal, R.J. Swindle, Ryan Jackson, Steven Hill.
03/23: Bat LHP Pat Daugherty released. New total: 261 players.
03/25: NRIs Alex Cora and Koyie Hill released. Mark Hamilton, Eduardo Sanchez and Matt Adams to minors camp. New total: 259 players.
03/26: OF Adron Chambers optioned out.
03/27: C Cody Stanley suspended 50 games.
03/28: Six minor leaguers released: IFs Joey Bergman, Romulo Ruiz, Ted Obregon, Phil Cerreto; RPs Cory Rauschenberger, Justin Edwards. New total: 253 players.
03/29: NRI RHR Scott Linebrink added to 40-man roster. 40-man now full.
03/30: C Bryan Anderson optioned out. NRIs Victor Marte and Eugenio Velez reassigned to minors camp. RHR Adam Ottavino designated for assignment.
03/31: RHR David Kopp released. OF Jake Shaffer signed. New total: 253 players.
The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 03/31/12)
|25-man (NA)||40-man (28)|
|Lohse||McClellan||T Cruz||Descalso||T Greene||M Carpenter||Jay|
|Ja Garcia (L)||Rzepczynski (L)||Beltran|
|Non-roster invitees (0)|
|40-man to minors (12)|
| Ottavino (DFA)
|S Freeman (L)|
|NRIs to minors (17+1)|
|Swagerty||Greenwood (L)||Stanley (SL)||Adams||Wong||R Jackson|
|Stock||Swindle (L)||R DeLaCruz||Velez|
|Gast (L)||Marte||S Hill|
|Early minors camp (26)|
|Blazek||Wright (L)||A Perez||Scruggs||G Garcia||Gil||Conley|
|Ferrara (L)||Lewis (TO)||B Valera||Taveras|
|H Hernamdez (L)||McElroy|
|Additon (L)||Browning (L)||Derba||Cazana|
|Palm Beach (9)|
|Ri Castillo||Corrigan||N Vasquez||Melker|
|Quad Cities (20)|
|Russell||A Lucas||Espinoza||Lu Mateo||Elkins||J Rodriguez||Edmondson|
|Copeland (L)||Nazario (L)|
|Y Castillo||Miranda (L)||Rasmus||D Medina||Stienstra||Wittels||Patton||Martini|
|Almarante||Cole||J Castillo||C Valera||Rbto Reyes|
|R Martinez||T Miller||Albitz||V Hill|
|Johnson City (32)|
|Pasen||Mills||Byrd||Washington||Rahmatulla||M Williams||R DeLaCruz||Apelian|
|Santana||Hald (L)||Montero||Pritchard||Ro Castillo|
|Canache||Gillung (L)||Martin||An Garcia|
|B Freeman (L)||Billbrough||S Ramos|
|E Hiraldo||Rein (L)|
|Revesz (L)||Melling (L)|
|Gulf Coast (21)|
|Aguilar||B Watson||Velazco||Knox||Le Mateo||Tuivailala||Argenal|
|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 (L)||Acevedo|
|D Perez (L)||J Perez|
|M Harris (MIL)|
(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