NOTE: As of 4/8/13, this version of the roster matrix is no longer current.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 It should now be considered a historical reference document.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 2013 regular season, click here.
With the 2013 major league spring training camp now open, it is time for another refresh of the St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix. This version will reflect the changes made from the start of 2013 spring training until the start of the regular season. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved from the conclusion of the 2012 season until spring training 2013.
If you are new to the blog and not familiar with the Cardinals organization roster matrix, here is quick summary:
As 2013 spring training opened, the St. Louis Cardinals had 261 players under contract from top to bottom, including a full 40-man roster. The matrix places each one at his end-of-season assigned level in the system 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 25-man roster for St. Louis is not in place until the regular season. Pay more attention to the players on the 40-man roster that are called out in bold as well as those non-roster players invited to big-league camp.
Full team rosters and player profiles at The Cardinal Nation
Remember that to get detailed profile information on every single one of these 261 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. 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 the link directly to Matt Adams’ 2013 Memphis 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, 2012 spring training, 2012 regular season, 2012 short season, 2012-2013 off-season.
2/19: New matrix. Organization total: 261 players.
2/22: StL RHS Chris Carpenter placed on the 60-day DL.
3/4: NRIs 2B Starlin Rodriguez, C Jesus Montero, C Adam Ehrlich assigned to minor league camp. 52 players remain.
3/11: RHR Jorge Rondon optioned to Memphis (noted below as “opt out”). 51 players remain in major league camp.
3/12: LHS Kevin Siegrist optioned to Memphis, LHR Barret Browning and C Cody Stanley assigned to minor league camp. 48 players remain in major league camp. RHP Brady Adamek signed to minor league contract. New organization total: 262 players.
3/13: RHR Adam Reifer released. LHR John Gaub retired. New organization total: 260 players.
3/14: RHRs Eduardo Sanchez and Victor Marte optioned out. RHS Michael Wacha reassigned to minor league camp. Peo OF Virgil Hill and GCL P Burny Mitchem were released. New organization total: 258 players.
3/16: RHRs Michael Blazek and Eric Fornataro optioned out.
3/17: RHR Keith Butler, IF Ryan Jackson optioned out. LHS John Gast reassigned to minor league camp.
3/18: SC IF/OF Roberto De La Cruz released. New organization total: 257 players.
3/19: LHS Tyler Lyons reassigned to minor league camp. SS Ronny Cedeno released. New organization total: 256 players.
3/20: P Cesar Aguilar, IF Daniel Barbuena, 1B David Bergin, OFs Reggie Williams and Ricardo Lizcano released. New organization total: 251 players.
3/22: StL SS Rafael Furcal placed on 15-day DL.
3/23: P Seth Maness, Cs J.R. Towles and Audry Perez, 2B Kolten Wong, OF Justin Christian assigned to minor league camp.
3/25: Ps Yunior Castillo and Garrett Wittels, 1B David Medina, OFs Anthony Bryant and Gary Apelian released. New organization total: 246 players.
3/26: StL 3B David Freese to 15-day DL. IF Ryan Jackson from Mem to StL. LHR Sam Freeman optioned out. IF Ruben Gotay signed to minor league contract. New organization total: 247 players.
3/29: STL RP Jason Motte to 15-day DL. RP Maikel Cleto, OF Adron Chambers optioned out. C Rob Johnson, IF Greg Garcia, OF Oscar Taveras to minor league camp.
3/30: PB OF Chris Edmondson released. New organization total: 246 players.
The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 3/30/13)
|25-man (25+4)||40-man (38+1)|
|C Carpenter (60DL)
|Ja Garcia (L)||Motte (DL)
|Lynn||Rzepczynski (L)||R Jackson||Wigginton||Beltran|
|Gast (L)||Browning (L)||Towles||Peterson||Gotay||Cerda||Swauger|
|Additon (L)||Rondon (opt out)
|Lyons (L)||Blazek (opt out)
|Voss (L)||E Sanchez (opt out)
||Chambers (opt out)|
|Freeman (L opt out)|
|Marte (opt out)
|Cleto (opt out)
|C Martinez (visa delay)||Butler (opt out)
||A Perez||Scruggs||Wong||G Garcia||Curtis||Melker|
|Siegrist (L opt out)
|Ri Castillo||Wright (L)||Taveras|
|McGregor||Fornataro (opt out)
|Palm Beach (22)|
|Sherriff (L)||T Miller||Klein||Jon Rodriguez||S Rodriguez||Gil||Rahmatulla||Ramsey|
|Hald (L)||Miranda (L)|
|Jenkins||Renfro (L)||J Castillo||Lu Mateo||M Williams||An Garcia|
|H Hernandez (L)||Llorens||Walsh||Melchionda||Martini|
|Villanueva (L)||Cornelius (L)||Longmire|
|State College (27)|
|Baker||Cooney (L)||Montero||Washington||B Valera||Mejia||Wisdom||Young|
|Melling (L)||Cuda||Keener||Wilson||Caldwell||S Ramos|
|B Freeman (L)||O’Shea (L)||Lewis||Vargas|
|Johnson City (28)|
|S Lopez||Sabatino (L)||Ehrlich||Schaffer||Le Mateo||C Valera||C Kelly||Jeffries|
|Gulf Coast (25)|
|Villegas||Foody (L)||Bean||Almaraz||L Perez||Wiley||R Garcia||Acevedo|
|DeLosSantos||Machuca (L)||J Gomez||R Medina||Argenal|
|Salazar||A DeLaCruz (L)||L Cruz||R Reyes||Pina||Araujo|
|D Martinez||Escudero||Godoy||E Alvarez||Franco|
|J Perez||I Brito (L)||Ripoll||E Sosa||Torres|
|D Perez (L)||F Gonzalez||J Lopez||Cerdas|
|Silva (L)||Baez||D Pena||D Sanchez|
|Y Medina||J Lara||Sierra|
(DL): injured – on the disabled list
(I): injured and assigned to extended spring training
(TI): temporary inactive list
(SL): suspended list
(RL): restricted list
(MIL): military list
(TO): tryout player not under contract
(FA): free agent signee
(xx): round 2012 drafted player was selected
(L): left-handed pitcher
bold: on the Cardinals’ 40-man roster
(#+#): for teams, the number of active players on the roster plus number of inactive/not under contract (DL+TI+SL+RL+MIL+TO) players