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Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2013 full-season

NOTE: As of 6/20/13, this version of the roster matrix is no longer current. It reflects the changes from the opening of the regular season until short-season ball began. It should now be considered a historical reference document. For the newer roster matrix covering the 2013 short season, click here.

With regular-season action underway for the full-season 2013 clubs, it is time for another refresh of the St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix. This version reflects the changes made from the conclusion of 2013 spring training through the beginning of the regular season and extended spring training until the draft and the start of short-season action in June. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved from when spring training invitations were issued through the end of camp.

If you are new to the blog and not familiar with the Cardinals organization roster matrix, here is quick summary:

At the time of this posting, the St. Louis Cardinals had 246 players under contract from top to bottom, including 38 players on the 40-man roster and one more on the 60-day disabled list. The matrix places each one at his assigned level in the system by position and is updated daily or whenever transactions occur.

Extended spring training camp invitees are shown in separate groups by the level at which they completed 2012.

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 designated 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 246 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:

Full-season clubs

St. Louis Cardinals
Memphis Redbirds
Springfield Cardinals
Palm Beach Cardinals
Peoria Chiefs

Short-season clubs

State College Spikes
Johnson City Cardinals
Gulf Coast League Cardinals
Dominican Summer League Cardinals

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 Kolten Wong’s 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, 2013 spring training.

Transactions

4/8: New matrix. Organization total: 246 players. StL 3B David Freese off DL. IF Ryan Jackson from StL to Mem. C/1B Geoff Klein from PB to Peo. Peo 1B David Washington to SL.

4/9: IF Vance Albitz from Mem to Spr. Spr IF Luis Mateo to DL. C Adam Ehrlich from EST to PB.

4/11: PB OF Stephen Piscotty onto DL. PB C Juan Castillo off DL. C Adam Ehrlich from PB to EST. C Jonathan Keener from EST to PB.

4/14: Mem RHR Eduardo Sanchez to DL. RHR Keith Butler from Spr to Mem.

4/15: LHR Danny Miranda, C Jonathan Keener to PB DL. OF Jimmy Parque from EST to PB.

4/17: OF Nick Martini to Peo DL. OF David Popkins from EST to Peo. OF Stephen Piscotty off PB DL.

4/18: RHS Carlos Martinez off Spr TI list.

4/20: IF Ildemaro Vargas to Peo DL. 3B Carson Kelly from EST to Peo.

4/21: RHP Scott Gorgen off Spr DL, moved to PB. LHS Tyler Melling to PB DL.

4/22: C J.R. Towles to Mem DL. C Travis Tartamella from Spr to Mem. C Juan Castillo from PB to Spr. C Adam Ehrlich from EST to PB. OF James Ramsey to PB DL. RHP Chris Corrigan from Spr DL to PB.

4/25: OF David Popkins from Peo to PB. OF Jimmy Parque from PB to EST. OF C.J. McElroy from EST to Peo. OF Nick Martini off Peo DL. LHS Dail Villanueva onto Peo DL. 1B David Washington off Peo SL to EST.

4/26: OF Michael Swinson to Peo DL. 1B Matt Adams to StL DL. IF Jermaine Curtis onto 40-man, from Mem to StL. C Cody Stanley to PB DL. C Jesus Montero from EST to PB.

4/29: RHP Seth Maness from Mem to StL, added to 40-man. LHR Marc Rzepczynski from StL to Mem. C J.R. Towles off Mem DL. 1B/OF Jordan Walton to Peo DL. OF Steven Ramos from EST to Peo. RHP Josh Lucas from EST to Peo.

5/2: OF James Ramsey off PB DL. RHS Sam Gaviglio onto PB DL, effective 4/30.

5/3: RHP Carlos Martinez from Spr to StL. Added to 40-man. SS Rafael Furcal from 15-day to 60-day DL. RHR Mitchell Boggs from StL to Mem.

5/4: RHR Eduardo Sanchez off Mem DL. LHR Nick Greenwood and RHR Keith Butler from Mem to Spr. C Cody Stanley off PB DL. RHS Chris Corrigan onto PB DL eff 5/1. IF Ildemaro Vargas, OF Michael Swinson off Peo DL. OF C.J. McElroy on Peo DL eff 5/1. OF Steven Ramos from Peo to EST.

5/5: OF James Ramsey from PB to Spr. LHS Ryan Sherriff off PB DL. OF Adam Melker to Spr DL. IF Luis Mateo off Spr DL. LHR Dean Kiekhefer from Spr to PB. IF Neal Pritchard released. New organization total: 245 players.

5/6: IF Jermaine Curtis from StL to Mem. C Travis Tartamella from Mem to Spr.

5/7: C Juan Castillo from Spr to PB. 1B Matt Adams off StL DL.

5/8: Cs Adam Ehrlich and Jesus Montero from PB to EST. C/1B Geoff Klein from Peo to Mem. OF/1B Jordan Walton off Peo DL.

5/9: Mem C/1B Geoff Klein to DL. IF Anthony Melchionda released from EST. New organization total: 244 players.

5/11: Mem IF Greg Garcia to DL. C Travis Tartamella from Spr to Mem. C Cody Stanley from PB to Spr. C Jesus Montero from EST to PB. RHS Silfredo Garcia from EST to Peo. RHR Jhonny Polanco from Peo to EST.

5/12: StL RHS Jake Westbrook to 15-day DL. StL RHR Jason Motte from 15- to 60-day DL. LHS John Gast to 40-man roster, from Mem to StL. C Rob Johnson to Mem DL. IF Vance Albitz from Spr to Mem. OF Adam Melker off Spr DL. RHR Dixon Llorens to Peo DL. RHR Sam Tuivailala from EST to Peo.

5/13: RHS Boone Whiting from Spr to Mem. LHS Tim Cooney from PB to Spr.

5/14: IF Tyler Rahmatulla from PB to Spr. IF Cesar Valera from EST to PB. OF Tommy Pham onto Spr DL. LHR Danny Miranda off PB DL.

5/17: LHR Dean Kiekhefer onto PB DL. LHS Tyler Melling off PB DL.

5/18: LHS Jaime Garcia to StL DL. RHR Mitchell Boggs from Mem to StL.

5/19: C Rob Johnson off Mem DL.

5/21: Mem RHR Eduardo Sanchez claimed by Cubs off outright waivers. New organization total: 243 players.

5/22: StL RHR Fernando Salas to DL. LHS Tyler Lyons onto 40-man, from Mem to StL. RHS Scott McGregor from Spr to Mem. RHR Corey Baker from Peo to PB. PB RHR Brandon Creath released. PB SS Ronny Gil to TI list. RHS Josh Lucas from Peo to EST. Peo OF Charlie Tilson to DL. OF Matthew Young, RHR Thomas Lee, RHR Chris Thomas from EST to Peo. New organization total: 242 players.

5/23: RHP Juan Bautista from EST to PB.

5/24: Mem C J.R. Towles, LHR Barret Browning released. EST LHR Josh Renfro released. RHS Richard Castillo, LHR Kevin Siegrist from Spr to Mem. IF Greg Garcia off Mem DL. OF Tommy Pham off Spr DL. LHS Ryan Sherriff from PB to Spr. Peo C Casey Rasmus to DL. C Adam Ehrlich from EST to Peo. New organization total: 239 players.

5/25: LHR Lee Stoppelman from PB to Spr. RHR Jacob Booden from JC to PB.

5/26: LHS John Gast to StL DL. RHR Michael Blazek from Spr to StL. RHS Scott Gorgen from PB to Spr. RHS Kurt Heyer from Peo to PB. RHP Cory Jones from EST to Peo.

5/27: RHP Carlos Martinez from StL to Mem. RHR Victor Marte from Mem to StL. RHR Ramon Delgado from Spr to Mem. OF Chad Huffman to Mem DL. RHR Heath Wyatt from PB to Spr. OF Jimmy Parque from EST to Peo.

5/28: SS Ronny Gil off PB TI list. SS Alex Mejia from Peo to PB.

5/29: IF Cesar Valera from PB to EST. OF Oscar Taveras to Mem DL. OF Chris Swauger from Spr to Mem.

5/30: RHS Michael Wacha onto 40-man, from Mem to StL. RHR Michael Blazek from StL to Mem. LHS Jaime Garcia from 15-day to 60-day DL.

5/31: RHR Mitchell Boggs from StL to Mem. RHR Keith Butler from Spr to StL. RHR Eric Fornataro to Mem DL. LHS Jay Voss off Mem DL to PB. RHR Jose Almarante from PB to Spr. RHR Zach Petrick from Peo to PB. RHP Robert Stock from EST to Peo. OF Charlie Tilson off Peo DL. OF Matthew Young from Peo to EST.

6/1: Spr RHP Scott Gorgen released. LHS Jonathan Cornelius from PB to Spr. New organization total: 238 players.

6/1: DSL changes. Ps Luis De La Rosa, Fernando Gonzalez to DL. P Anthony De La Cruz, OFs George Araujo, Domingo Sanchez released. Signed LHPs Andy De La Cruz, David Oca, Rigobert Urena, RHPs Ramon Santos, Ronald Sanchez, Derian Gonzalez, IFs Allen Cordoba, Ruben Encarnacion, Yunior Sanchez, Jorge Baez, Diory Paulino. New organization total: 246 players.

6/2: OF Michael Swinson onto Peo DL. 1B Jeremy Schaffer off Peo DL. RHP Brad Watson from EST to PB.

6/3: C Adam Ehrlich to Peo DL. C Jesus Montero from PB to Peo. C Adam Lewis from EST to PB.

6/5: RHP Maikel Cleto from Mem to StL. RHR Victor Marte from StL to Mem. OF Nick Longmire from PB to Spr. OF Ronald Castillo from EST to PB. OF Tommy Pham, 2B Starlin Rodriguez to Spr DL.

6/6: RHP Maikel Cleto from StL to Mem. LHR Kevin Siegrist from Mem to StL.

6/7: RHR Ramon Delgado to Mem DL. RHR Chris Thomas to Peo DL. RHR Dixon Llorens off Peo DL. EST 1B Jem Argenal released. New organization total: 245 players.

6/8: OF Oscar Taveras off Mem DL. RHR Jeff Rauh from EST to PB. RHS Juan Bautista from PB to EST. RHP Chris Perry from EST to Spr.

6/8: 41 draftees added to bottom. Not included in organization total until signed.

6/9: OF Chad Huffman off Mem DL. OF Chris Swauger from Mem to Spr.

6/10: RHR Eric Fornataro off Mem DL. IF Vance Albitz from Mem to Spr. 2B Starlin Rodriguez off Spr DL. RHP Chris Perry from Spr to EST. OF Nick Longmire from Spr to PB. C Casey Rasmus from Peo DL to PB. C Adam Lewis from PB to EST. RHR Jeff Rauh from PB to EST. OF Anthony Garcia to PB DL.

6/11: OF Ronald Castillo from PB to EST. 3B Carson Kelly from Peo to EST. RHS Tyrell Jenkins to Peo DL.

6/11: Seven draftees signed: P Nick Petree (9th), C Elier Rodriguez (14), P Zach Loraine (21), C Luke Voit (22), 1B Jake Stone (27), P Nick Lomoscolo (34), OF Vaughn Bryan (35). New organization total: 252 players.

6/12: Six draftees signed: P Ian McKinney (5th), P JimmyReed (6th), SS Chris Rivera (7th), OF Devante Lacy (24th), P Blake McKnight (38th) and P Kevin Herget (39th). New organization total: 258 players.

6/12: Spr IF Tyler Rahmatulla to DL. RHP Travis Miller from PB to Spr. RHP Brady Adamek from EST to PB.

6/12: Four draftees signed: P Andrew Pierce (8th), P Chase Brookshire (20th), C Alex DeLeon (23rd), P Kyle Webb (32nd). New organization total: 262 players.

6/14: RHS Jake Westbrook off StL DL. RHS Michael Wacha from StL to Mem. IF Brett Wiley, OF Luis Perez from EST to Peo.

6/14: Two draftees signed: P Mike Mayers (3rd), OF Jimmy Bosco (13th). Two non-drafted free agents signed: RHP Kyle Grana, OF Brian Vigo-Suarez. New organization total: 266 players.

6/15: RHS Richard Castillo from Mem to Spr. RHP Corey Baker from PB to Spr. RHP Travis Miller from Spr to PB.

6/16: OF Justin Christian to Mem DL. OF Charlie Tilson to Peo DL. IF Jacob Wilson to Peo DL.  RHR Virgilio Encarnacion signed, assigned to DSL. IF Kyle Grieshaber, C Frankie Rodriguez signed as free agents. New organization t0tal: 269 players.

6/17: OF Adam Melker, RHP Corey Baker from Spr to PB. OF Tommy Pham off Spr DL. Free agent P Brandon Lee signed. New org total: 270 players.

6/17: Eight draftees signed: Oscar Mercado (2), Ricardo Bautista (12), DeAndre Asbury-Heath (15), Michael Schulze (19), Michael Holback (25), Will Anderson (26), Anthony Ray (36), Artie Reyes (40). New organization total: 278 players.

6/18: SC LHP Chase Brookshire to DL. P Jacob Booden from PB to JC. P Brady Adamek frrom PB to SC.

6/18: Four draftees signed: P Rob Kaminsky (1), SS Richy Pedroza (17), SS J.J. Altobelli (18), 1B Justin Ringo (28), New organization total: 282 players.

6/19: LHR Dean Kiekhefer, RHR Aidan Lucas off PB DL. 1st rounder LHP Marco Gonzales signed. New organization total: 283 players.

The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 6/19/13)

25-man (25+6) 40-man (40+4)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
C Carpenter (60DL) Siegrist (L)
Molina Craig Descalso Furcal (60DL) Freese
Holliday
Ja Garcia (L 60 DL) Motte (60DL) T Cruz Adams

Kozma M Carpenter Jay
Lynn J Kelly


Wigginton Beltran
Wainwright Mujica




Robinson
Westbrook
Salas (DL)






S Miller
Choate (L)





Gast (L DL)
Rosenthal





Lyons (L) Maness
Butler

Memphis (24+3)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Whiting Cleto Tartamella Peterson Wong G Garcia Curtis Taveras
Additon (L) Rondon R Johnson R Jackson
Christian (DL)
McGregor Fornataro
Klein (DL)
Huffman
Rzepczynski (L) Chambers
C Martinez Freeman (L) Romak
Wacha Delgado (DL)
Blazek

Boggs
Marte
Springfield (25+3)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Ferrara (L) Stoppelman (L) A Perez Scruggs S Rodriguez Lemmerman Gotay Swauger
Blair Hooker Stanley Lu Mateo Albitz Cerda (RL) O’Neill
Cooney (L) Wyatt Rahmatulla (DL) Pham
Sherriff (L) Wright (L) Ramsey
Swagerty (DL) Almarante
Greenwood (L) K Thomas
Cornelius (L)
Ri Castillo
Palm Beach (25+7)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Heyer Kiekhefer (L) J Castillo Jon Rodriguez Walsh Gil Stienstra Popkins
Gaviglio (DL) Nazario (L) Rasmus M Williams An Garcia (DL)
Hald (L) Miranda (L) Keener (DL) Mejia Piscotty
Watson Russell (DL) Longmire
Melling (L) A Lucas Melker
Corrigan (DL) Barraclough (DL)
Voss (L) Petrick
Baker Billbrough (DL)
Shaban
T Miller
Peoria (23+8)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Jenkins (DL) Aldrete Ehrlich Schaffer B Valera Vargas Wisdom Tilson (DL)
H Hernandez (L) Llorens Velazco Wilson (DL) Wiley Martini
Villanueva (L DL) Lee Montero Swinson (DL)
C Jones Scanio Walton
Cuda Donofrio McElroy (DL)
Helisek (L) Stock Parque
S Garcia Tuivailala L Perez
C Thomas (DL)
Extended spring (61)
Others (2)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Al Reyes (FA sign) Harris (military)
Quad Cities 2012 (0)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Batavia 2012 (9)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
B Freeman (L) O’Shea (L) Lewis Washington Caldwell Ramos
Polanco Young
Adamek
Johnson City 2012 (17)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
S Lopez Sabatino (L) Le Mateo Martin C Kelly Jeffries
W Paulino Gerdel C Valera Deol
Mills J Lucas Ro Castillo
V DeLeon Rauh
Bautista
Booden
GCL 2012 (20)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Villegas Foody (L) Bean Almaraz Peoples-Walls R Garcia Acevedo
DeLosSantos Machuca (L) J Gomez R Medina Y Gonzalez
F Flores Gallardo Wick Capellan
Perdomo Caballero
Paredes Perry
DSL 2012 (13)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Escudero Salazar L Cruz Pina Torres
I Brito (L) Silva (L) Godoy E Alvarez
F Baez D Perez (L)
J Perez D Martinez
DSL (29+7)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Arias (RL) A DeLaCruz (L) Ripoll Y Sanchez E Sosa R Reyes Sierra
Parra F Gonzalez (DL) D Pena Cerdas D Paulino (RL) J Baez (RL) Franco
Medrano Gavin (L) J Lopez R Encarnacion Cordoba Alvarado
Jor Rodriguez Negrette (L) Luna
R Santos J Lara Bandes
J Mateo Y Medina
D Gonzalez Oca (L)
R Sanchez (RL)
DeLaRosa (DL)
E Encarnacion Vallejo
Urena (L RL) Changarotty

2013 draftees (with round taken in parens).

Signed= announced by Cardinals
Tentative= announced in media, but not official

Draft signed (32)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
McKinney (L 5) Lomascolo (L 34) E Rodriguez (14) Stone (27) Rivera (7) Lacy (24)
Reed (L 6) McKnight (38) Voit (22) Ringo (28) Schulze (19) Bryan (35)
Petree (9) Herget (39) A DeLeon (23) Mercado (2) Bosco (13)
Loraine (21) Brookshire (L 20 DL) Pedroza (17) Bautista (12)
Pierce (8) Webb (32) Altobelli (18)
Mayers (3) Holback (25) Asbury-Heath (15)
Kaminsky (L 1) Anderson (26)
Gonzales (L 1) Ar Reyes (40) Ray (36)
Draft tentative (2)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Higgins (16) Collymore (10)
Draft unsigned (7)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Farinaro (11) Katz (4)
Kruzel (37)
Radziewski (L 29)
Nielsen (30)
Munson (31)
Frey (33)
Non-drafted signees (5)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Grana Lee F Rodriguez Grieshaber Vigo-Suarez

Codes

(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 2013 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

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29 Responses to “Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2013 full-season”

  1. blingboy says:

    Thanks for the new matrix, Brian. I’ve already used it to look at the 3B situation in the event Wisdom forces the org to promote him.

    Any official word on Jackson shipping out?

  2. blingboy says:

    This quote from a Strauss article on Shelby (referring to the first half of 2012 when he got hammered at Memphis):

    “He loved his fastball and refused to let off-speed pitches encroach on the relationship. There were those in the Cardinals clubhouse who classified him as “a pitching Rasmus,” not a compliment.”

    http://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/joe-strauss/strauss-joe-cool-may-be-turning-into-joe-mature/article_5086c058-96cc-5eae-a134-3029ea96fc65.html

    I’m not sure of the meaning exactly. Overconfident? Refuse to listen? Dad doesn’t like manager? What?

  3. blingboy says:

    A year ago I bet Pete never imagined hopping out of that truck on opening day the starting shortstop for the Cards. Hope he has a great game.

  4. blingboy says:

    Their center fielder really stinks. ha ha.

    Very happy with Garcia’s performance. Hope he can go 7 IP.

    Also, good to see Chris Carp suited up and in the dugout. Warrior.

  5. blingboy says:

    OMG! Kozma sucks. So does Boggs.

  6. blingboy says:

    Down by 9 in the 9th Robinson didn’t try to hit a 10 run homer. Took the walk. He is looking better and better as a bat off the bench.

  7. crdswmn says:

    Well that was a certified clusterf*ck.

  8. JumboShrimp says:

    Rosenthal was probably pumped up, so the rookie allowed a tie run in the 8th.

    The 9th was impressively bad. I guess we miss Jason Motte and there are going to be some growing pains to come.

  9. blingboy says:

    The Kozmanator had a brain freeze on that play to home. Then he let it get to him and booted a gimme.

    Being a phenom day in and day out is hard work. He needs a day off.

  10. Brian Walton says:

    My article on the first day of the Cardinals 2013 draft can be viewed here.

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