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Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2013 short-season

NOTE: As of 11/4/13, this version of the roster matrix is no longer current. It reflects the 2013 changes from the start of short-season ball though the end of the regular season. It should now be considered a historical reference document. For the active roster matrix starting with the 2013 off-season, click here.

With short-season action underway for those 2013 clubs, it is time for another refresh of the St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix. This version reflects the changes made from the start of the 2013 short-season (post draft) through the end of the season. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved from the start of the regular season in April through mid-June.

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 283 players under contract from top to bottom, including a full 40-man roster and four more on the 60-day disabled list. The matrix places each one of the 284 at his assigned level in the system by position and 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 designated in bold.

Summer 2013 signees are included. They are either denoted by the round drafted or FA (for free agent) in parens.

At the end are any currently inactive and unassigned players (denoted as “not on official roster”). They are included in the system total.

However, those designated as “draft tentative” and “draft unsigned” are not a part of the signed total. “Draft tentative” players have been rumored as signed by the media, but have not yet been officially announced by the Cardinals.

Full team rosters and player profiles at The Cardinal Nation

Remember that to get detailed profile information on every single one of these 283 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, 2013 regular season.

Transactions

6/20: New matrix. Organization total: 283 players.

6/20: RHP Tyrell Jenkins from Peo DL to PB. RHP Brad Watson from PB to Peo. OF Michael Swinson off Peo DL. OF Luis Perez, IF Brett Wiley from Peo to JC. OF Adam Melker from PB to Spr. 2B Starlin Rodriguez from Spr to PB. SS Malik Collymore (10th) and P Blake Higgins (16th) signed. DSL 3B Joaquin De La Cruz signed. DSL P Ronald Sanchez, 3B Jorge Baez off RL. Three players to GCL rehab: RHS Jordan Swagerty (Spr), OF Anthony Garcia and RHR Zack Russell (PB). GCL LHP Max Foody to 60-day DL. New organization total: 286 players.

6/21: IF Jacob Wilson off Peo DL.

6/22: RHR Michael Blazek from Mem to StL. LHS Tyler Lyons from StL to Mem. OF Tommy Pham from Spr to Mem. OF Stephen Piscotty from PB to Spr. 3B Tyler Rahmatulla off Spr DL. LHP Ryan Sherriff from Spr to PB. OF Anthony Garcia off PB DL. LHR Iden Nazario onto PB DL.

6/23: C Jonathan Keener from PB DL to JC. Mem, 40-man P Maikel Cleto claimed by KC. New organization total: 285 players.

6/24: RHR Eric Fornataro to Mem DL. RHR Deryk Hooker from Spr to Mem. RHP Estarlin Arias off DSL RL. 2B Mason Katz (4th round), RHP Steven Farinaro (11th round) officially signed. Katz to SC, Farinaro to GCL. NDFA LHP Dylan Hawkins signed, assigned to GCL. New organization total: 288 players.

6/25: OF Oscar Taveras to Mem DL.

6/26: RHP Corey Baker from PB to Spr. RHR Zack Russell from PB DL to Peo. OF Charlie Tilson off Peo DL. Peo OF Michael Swinson released. RHP Arturo Reyes to SC DL. RHP Josh Lucas off SC DL. RHR Fernando Salas off StL DL, optioned to Mem. New organization t0tal: 287 players.

6/27: LHP Nick Greenwood from Spr to Mem.

6/28: RHR Deryk Hooker from Mem to Spr. 33rd round pick Nick Frey signs. New organization total: 288 players.

6/29: RHP Jordan Swagerty from Spr DL to PB. OF Chris Swauger from Spr to Mem. GCL LHR Javier Machuca and OF Dutch Deol released. New organization total: 286 players.

6/30: RHR Dixon Llorens onto Peo DL. OF C.J. McElroy off Peo DL.

7/2: Four international free agents signed: OF Carlos Talavera, SS Hector Linares, LHP Kerrion Bennett,  RHP Sandy Alcantara. New organization total: 290 players.

7/5: RHS Josh Lucas to SC DL. LHP Chase Brookshire off SC DL. C Jose Gomez from GCL to PB.

7/6: C Jose Gomez from PB to GCL. C Adam Lewis from SC to PB. PB C Juan Castillo retired. LHR Iden Nazario off PB DL. LHS Tyler Melling, RHR Aidan Lucas onto PB DL. RHP Jacob Booden from JC to SC. RHR Arturo Reyes off SC DL. OF Brian Vigo from SC to JC. RHR Brandon Lee from GCL to JC. DSL IF Robelys Reyes released. New organization total: 288 players.

7/7: RHR Brady Adamek from SC to Peo. RHR Robert Stock from Peo to PB. RHS Tyrell Jenkins onto PB DL. LHR Ismael Brito from GCL to PB. FA C Dante Rosenberg signed, assigned to SC. New organization total: 289 players.

7/8: LHR Ismael Brito from PB to GCL. LHS Hector Hernandez from Peo to PB. RHS Chris Perry from SC to Peo.

7/9: StL IF Ty Wigginton released. C Rob Johnson to 40-man, from Mem to StL. C Audry Perez from Spr to Mem. C Casey Rasmus from PB to Spr. C Jesus Montero from Peo to PB. C Jonathan Keener from JC to Peo. Peo LHP Dail Villanueva released. Mem RHR Mitchell Boggs traded to Colorado. New organization total: 286 players.

7/11: RHP Carlos Martinez from Mem to StL. RHR Michael Blazek from StL to Mem. 30th rounder P Trey Nielsen signed. New organization total: 287 players.

7/12: LHS Anthony Ferrara to Spr DL.

7/13: OF Stephen Piscotty to Spr DL. LHS Jay Voss to PB DL.

7/14: RHS Zach Petrick from PB to Spr.

7/15: Mem OF Oscar Taveras, RHR Eric Fornataro to GCL rehab. RHR Keith Butler from StL to Mem. OF Chris Swauger from Mem to Spr. Correcting earlier misinformation, IF Robelys Reyes back to DSL. New organization total: 288 players.

7/16: LHS Ben O’Shea from SC to Peo. RHS Joey Cuda from Peo to PB.

7/17: OF Anthony Garcia to PB DL. OF Jimmy Parque from Peo to PB. RHR Dixon Llorens off Peo DL.

7/18: OF Justin Christian off Mem DL. LHS Tyler Melling off PB DL.

7/19: RHR Fernando Salas from Mem to StL.

7/20: OF Matt Holliday to StL DL. 1B Brock Peterson onto 40-man, from Mem to StL. IF Trevor Martin from SC to Peo. RHR Mike Aldrete from Peo to SC. LHR Danny Miranda from PB to Spr. RHR Logan Billbrough off PB DL.

7/22: 2B Colin Walsh from PB to Spr. OF Ronald Castillo to SC DL. OF Luis Perez from JC to SC. 2B Luis Mateo from Spr to Mem.

7/24: PB Ps Jay Voss and Chris Corrigan to GCL rehab. RHR Jordan Swagerty to PB DL.

7/25: OF Anthony Garcia off PB DL. LHR Marc Rzepczynski from Mem to StL. RHP Carlos Martinez from StL to Mem. RHS Cory Jones to Peo DL.

7/27: OF Matt Holliday off StL DL. 1B Brock Peterson from StL to Mem. OF Chris Swauger from Spr to Mem. OF Tommy Pham to Mem DL. OF Stephen Piscotty off Spr DL.

7/28: LHS Anthony Ferrara off Spr DL. RHR Corey Baker from Spr to PB. JC RHR Tyler Mills released. New organization total: 287 players.

7/29: 1B/OF Jordan Walton to Peo DL. RHR Eric Fornataro off Mem DL. IF Luis Mateo from Mem to Spr. IF Tyler Rahmatulla to Spr DL.

7/30: OF Jhohan Acevedo from GCL to JC. LHR Marc Rzepczynski, RHR Fernando Salas from StL to Mem. RHRs Keith Butler and Michael Blazek from Mem to StL. LHR Marc Rzepczynski  traded to Cleveland for SS Juan Herrera (SC roster). RHR Deryk Hooker from Spr to Mem.

7/31: StL C Yadier Molina, OF Shane Robinson to DL. 1B Brock Peterson, OF Adron Chambers from Mem to StL. OF Mike O’Neill from Spr to Mem. RHR Zach Russell from Peo to Spr. OF Starlin Rodriguez from PB to Spr. IF Jacob Wilson from Peo to PB. IF Bruce Caldwell from SC to Peo. RHP Mike Mayers from GCL to Peo. IF Brett Wiley from JC to SC.

8/1: Peo 1B/OF Jordan Walton off DL. PB RHR Kyle Barraclough to GCL rehab. DSL SS Diory Paulino off RL.

8/2: PB RHP Travis Miller released. LHS Marco Gonzales from GCL to PB. New organization total: 286 players.

8/6: SS Juan Herrera from SC to Peo.

8/7: 3B Patrick Wisdom from Peo to PB. PB OF Jimmy Parque released. New organization total: 285 players.

8/8: RHP Carlos Martinez, LHR Sam Freeman from Mem to StL. RHR Keith Butler, 1B Brock Peterson from StL to Mem.

8/9: PB RHP Sam Gaviglio to rehab at GCL. RHR Kevin Thomas from Spr to Mem. StL OF Shane Robinson on rehab to Spr.

8/10: RHS Michael Wacha from Mem to StL. RHS Carlos Martinez from StL to Mem. LHR Steve Sabatino from JC to Peo. RHR Kyle Grana, LHR Ismael Brito from GCL to JC.

8/11: OF Ronald Castillo off SC DL. JC RHS Hansel De Los Santos released. New organization total: 284 players.

8/12: RHR Kevin Thomas from Mem to Spr.

8/13: 3B Jermaine Curtis from Mem to StL. RHR Michael Blazek from StL to Mem.

8/14: RHR Sam Tuivailala to Peo DL.

8/15: StL C Yadier Molina, OF Shane Robinson off 15-day DL. StL C Tony Cruz onto 15-day DL. 3B Jermaine Curtis from StL to Mem. LHP Jay Voss off GCL rehab, moved from PB to Peo. 3B Tyler Rahmatulla off Spr DL. SS Jake Lemmerman onto Spr DL.

8/16: 2B Kolten Wong from Mem to StL, to 40-man roster. OF Adron Chambers from StL to Mem. OF Anthony Garcia to PB TI list.

8/17: LHP Tyler Lyons from Mem to StL. LHR Sam Freeman from StL to Mem.

8/20: OF Adron Chambers to Mem DL. IF Vance Albitz from Spr to Mem. IF Matt Williams from PB to Spr.

8/21: LHR Stalyn Lopez from JC to GCL.

8/22: JC OF Yoenny Gonzalez suspended for 50 games. PB OF Anthony Garcia off TI list. LHP Tyler Melling to PB DL.

8/23: RHS Sam Gaviglio off PB DL. RHS Jake Westbrook to StL DL. RHS Carlos Martinez from Mem to StL.

8/24: OF Charlie Tilson from Peo to PB. LHS Ben O’Shea from Peo to SC. RHS Cory Jones off Peo DL. IF Robelys Reyes from DSL to JC.

8/25: Spr IF Tyler Rahmatulla to DL. Spr SS Jake Lemmerman off DL.

8/26: RHR Kevin Thomas from Spr to Mem. LHR Dean Kiekhefer from PB to Spr. RHR Thomas Lee from Peo to PB. LHS Nick Additon to Mem DL. RHR Victor Marte to Mem DL.

8/27: IF Leandro Mateo from JC to Peo. LHS Tyler Lyons from StL to Mem. RHR Fernando Salas from Mem to StL.

8/28: RHP Carlos Martinez from StL to Mem. RHR Michael Blazek from Mem to StL.

8/29: OF Adron Chambers off Mem DL. IF Vance Albitz from Mem to Spr. LHR Lee Stoppelman, RHR Jose Almarante from Spr to Mem. RHR Corey Baker from PB to Spr. LHP Tyler Melling off PB DL. RHP Michael Wacha from StL to Spr. RHR Michael Blazek from StL to Mem. LHR Sam Freeman from Mem to StL.

8/30: RHP Carlos Martinez from Mem to Spr. RHP Richard Castillo from Spr to Mem. LHS Anthony Ferrara from Spr to GCL. RHR John Axford acquired from Milwaukee, assigned to StL. New organization total: 285 players.

8/31: LHS Tyler Lyons from Mem to Spr. OF James Ramsey from Spr to Mem.

9/1: C Tony Cruz off StL DL. OF Adron Chambers from Mem to StL. LHS Jonathan Cornelius from Spr to JC. IF Tyler Rahmatulla off Spr DL. RHR Michael Blazek to Milwaukee to complete Axford trade. New organization total: 284 players.

9/2: IF Vance Albitz from Spr to Mem.

9/3: Ps Michael Wacha, Carlos Martinez and Tyler Lyons from Spr to StL. C Audry Perez to 40-man, from Mem to StL. 1B Brock Peterson, SS Ryan Jackson from Mem to StL. SS Kenny Peoples-Walls, OF Vaughn Bryan from JC to SC. LHS Ben O’Shea to SC DL. IF Brett Wiley to SC TI list.

9/4: SC IF Brett Wiley suspended 50 games.

9/6: RHP Jake Westbrook off StL DL.

10/3: OF Joey Butler claimed from Texas via waivers. Mem RHR Victor Marte designated for assignment. New organization total: 285 players.

10/4: Seven players released: Mem C Geoff Klein, Spr IF Tyler Rahmatulla, PB C Adam Lewis, Peo RHS Brad Watson, SC LHS Ben O’Shea, JC IF Kyle Grieshaber, JC OF Yoenny Gonzalez. New organization total: 278.

10/8: RHR Victor Marte outrighted to Memphis.

10/10: Mem RHR Victor Marte becomes a free agent. GCL 1B Jacoby Almaraz released. New organization total: 276 players.

10/22: 1B Allen Craig on World Series roster, OF Adron Chambers off. DSL LHP Alirio Negrette, 2B Jeffry Cerdas released. New organization total: 274 players.

The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 10/22/13)

25-man (25) 40-man (40+4)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Wainwright Siegrist (L) Molina
Adams M Carpenter
Kozma Freese Holliday
J Kelly Axford T Cruz
Craig Descalso
Jay
Lynn C Martinez
Wong

Beltran
S Miller
Mujica



Robinson
Wacha
Maness






Choate (L)





Rosenthal

















Post-season inactive (14)






SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
C Carpenter (60DL)
Motte (60DL) R Johnson Peterson
Furcal (60 DL) Chambers
Ja Garcia (60DL)
Salas A Perez R Jackson
Westbrook Freeman (L)
Gast (L DL)
Lyons (L)
Memphis (22+4)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Greenwood (L) K Thomas Tartamella G Garcia Curtis Taveras (DL)
Additon (L DL) Rondon Albitz Christian
McGregor Fornataro
Huffman
Whiting Delgado (DL) O’Neill
Ri Castillo K Butler Romak

Stoppelman (L)
Pham (DL)
Almarante Swauger
Hooker Ramsey
J Butler

Springfield (20+3)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Ferrara (L GCL) Baker Rasmus Scruggs Walsh Lemmerman Gotay S Rodriguez
Blair Russell Stanley Lu Mateo M Williams Cerda (RL) Piscotty
Cooney (L) Wyatt Melker
Cornelius (L JC) Wright (L)
Petrick Kiekhefer (L)

Miranda (L)
Palm Beach (24+5)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Heyer Shaban Montero Jon Rodriguez Wilson Gil Stienstra Popkins
Gaviglio Nazario (L) Mejia Wisdom An Garcia
Hald (L) Stock Longmire
Cuda Swagerty (DL) Tilson
Melling (L) A Lucas (DL)
Corrigan (DL) Barraclough (DL)
Jenkins (DL) T Lee
H Hernandez (L) Billbrough
Sherriff (L)
Gonzales (L 1)
Peoria (23+3)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Mayers (3) C Thomas (DL) Keener Schaffer B Valera Vargas Martin Walton
Perry Llorens Velazco Le Mateo Herrera Martini
C Jones Voss (L) Ehrlich (DL) Caldwell McElroy
S Garcia Scanio
Helisek (L) Donofrio
Adamek
Tuivailala (DL)
Sabatino (L)
State College (30+3)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Booden Brookshire (L 20) A DeLeon (23) Washington Katz (4) Wiley (SL) Ro Castillo
W Paulino Herget (39) C Kelly Voit (22) C Valera Young
Bautista Petree (9) Rosenberg (FA) Schulze (19) Ramos
V DeLeon Reed (L 6) Bosco (13)
Rauh Pierce (8) L Perez
Harris Ar Reyes (40) Bryan (35)
Polanco Webb (32) Peoples-Walls
Aldrete
J Lucas (DL)
B Freeman (L 60DL)
Johnson City (26+0)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
F Baez Anderson (26) Bean Ringo (28) Altobelli (18) R Garcia Wick
Al Reyes Holback (25) F Rodriguez (FA) Pedroza (17) R Reyes Jeffries
Parades Lomascolo (L 34) Acevedo
Gerdel Loraine (21) Lacy (24)
I Brito (L) McKnight (38) Vigo (FA)
D Martinez B Lee (FA)
Perdomo Grana (FA)
GCL (30+4)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Villegas Escudero L Cruz Stone (27) Collymore (10) E Alvarez R Medina Ray (36)
Foody (L 60 DL) Silva (L) J Gomez Rivera (7) Pina Torres
F Flores D Perez (L) Godoy Mercado (2) Capellan
Gallardo J Perez E Rodriguez (14) Bautista (12)
Caballero Salazar Asbury-Heath (15)
S Lopez (L)
Kaminsky (L 1)
McKinney (L 5)
Hawkins (L FA)
Higgins (16 60DL)
Farinaro (11)
Frey (33 60 DL)
Nielsen (30 60DL)
DSL (32+6)
SP RP C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Arias A DeLaCruz (L) Ripoll Y Sanchez E Sosa J Baez Sierra
Parra F Gonzalez (DL) D Pena R Encarnacion D Paulino J DeLaCruz Franco
Medrano Gavin (L) J Lopez Cordoba Alvarado
Jor Rodriguez E Encarnacion Luna
R Santos J Lara Linares (2014) Bandes
J Mateo Urena (L)
D Gonzalez Oca (L) Talavera (2014)
R Sanchez
Bennett (L 2014) DeLaRosa (DL)
Alcantara (2014) Vallejo
Changarotty
Y Medina
Draft signed,
unassigned (0)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Draft tentative (0)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Draft unsigned (3)
P P C 1B 2B SS 3B OF
Munson (31) Radziewski (L 29) Kruzel (37)

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): recent 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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9 Responses to “Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2013 short-season”

  1. Bw52 says:

    I wonder where Mason Katz will go after his deal is official? I read that Cards said right after the draft that he would start out as a 2B.From watching the CWS and seeing Katz hit it seems like he could be a offense first type guy.Any insight Brian or any other?

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