NOTE: As of 6/24/16, this version of the roster matrix is no longer current. It reflects the changes from the start of the 2016 regular season until the opening of the 2016 short season. It should now be considered a historical reference document. For the active roster matrix for 2016 short season, click here.
With the official opening of the minor league regular season on Thursday evening, April 7, it is time for another refresh of the Roster Matrix.
This reflects moves during the 2016 regular season and will be used until the June draft and the start of short-season ball. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved during 2016 spring training.
If you are new to the blog and not familiar with the Cardinals organization roster matrix, here is quick summary:
As 2016 full-season play opened, the St. Louis Cardinals had 250 players under contract from top to bottom, including a full 40-man roster. The 40-man members are called out in bold.
The matrix places each of the 250 at his last official assigned level in the system as well as by position. It is kept updated daily or as transactions occur.
For those players who did not make one of the four full-season minor league clubs (Memphis, Springfield, Palm Beach, Peoria) out of spring training, they remain on the rosters at which they finished 2015. The few players listed as “inactive” will be updated once their current status can confirmed. They are either injured or participating in extended spring training camp or both.
Nowhere else will you find this current and comprehensive single-page view of the entire Cardinals organization plus multiple years of history.
Do not be concerned about the order of the players’ names within position. It has no relative significance.
Full team rosters and player profiles at The Cardinal Nation
Remember that to get detailed profile information on every single one of these 250 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 all the way 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 Alex Reyes’ 2016 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
2009: Jan–March 2009, April 2009, May 2009, June 2009, July 2009-February 2010 2010: 2010 spring training, 2010 regular season, 2010 first half, 2010 short-season, 2010-11 off-season
2011: 2011 spring training, 2011 regular season, 2011 short-season, 2011-2012 off-season
2012: 2012 spring training, 2012 regular season, 2012 short season, 2012-2013 off-season
2013: 2013 spring training, 2013 regular season, 2013 short season, 2013-2014 off-season
2014: 2014 spring training, 2014 regular season, 2014 draft and short season, 2014-2015 off-season
2015: 2015 spring training, 2015 regular season, 2015 draft and short season, 2015-2016 off-season
2016: 2016 spring training
4/8: New matrix. Organization total: 250 players.
4/10: Mem C Alberto Rosario to 7-day DL. C Luis Cruz from Spr to Mem. C Jesse Jenner from PB to Spr. C Chris Rivera from extended spring training (JC) to PB.
4/11: PB 2B Andrew Brodbeck to DL. 2B Dylan Tice from GCL to PB.
4/14: PB 2B Dylan Tice from PB to GCL. PB 2B Darren Seferina off DL.
4/17: LHR Michael Heesch from PB to SC. RHR Josh Wirsu from SC to PB. PB C Steve Bean to DL. C Joshua Lopez from GCL to PB.
4/18: SS Ruben Tejada off StL DL. IF Greg Garcia from StL to Mem.
4/19: SS Alex Mejia from Mem to Spr. IF Andrew Sohn from Spr to PB. C Chris Chinea off Peo DL. C Brian O’Keefe from Peo to PB. C Joshua Lopez from PB to JC.
4/20: RHR Cody Schumacher from PB to SC. RHR Jeff Frey from SC to PB. OF Orlando Olivera from PB to Peo. C Ryan McCarvel from Peo to JC.
4/22: RHR Jeff Frey from PB to Peo. RHR Steven Gallardo to Peo DL.
4/23: RHR Cody Schumacher from SC to PB.
4/24: C Alberto Rosario off Mem DL. C Luis Cruz from Mem to Spr.
4/25: C Jesse Jenner from Spr to PB. C Steve Bean off PB DL. C Chris Rivera from PB to SC. IF Mikey Reynolds from PB to Spr. IF Alex Mejia to Spr DL.
4/26: OF Orlando Olivera from Peo to PB. 3B Allen Staton to PB DL. 3B Dylan Becker from GCL to Peo.
4/29: RHR Josh Wirsu to PB DL. LHR Michael Heesch from SC to PB.
5/2: SS Alex Mejia off Spr DL. IF Mikey Reynolds from Spr to PB. OF Michael Pritchard to PB DL. Peo LHR Sasha Kuebel released. RHR Luke Harrison from Peo to SC. New organizational total: 249 players.
5/3: IF Casey Turgeon from Peo to PB. C Brian O’Keefe from PB to Peo. PB RHP Will Anderson from 7-day to 60-day DL. 2B Andrew Brodbeck from PB DL to State College.
5/5: C Michael Ohlman and OF Carlos Peguero to Mem DL. OF/1B David Washington from Spr to Mem. C Jesse Jenner from PB to Mem. OF Nick Thompson from PB to Spr. C Chris Rivera from SC to PB. OF Vaughn Bryan from Peo to PB. OF Jhohan Acevedo from SC to Peo.
5/7: PB IF Mikey Reynolds retired. IF Andrew Brodbeck from SC to PB. GCL C Frankie Rodriguez released. New organization total: 247 players.
5/9: RHR Silfredo Garcia to PB DL. LHR Chandler Hawkins from Peo to PB. RHR Harley Holt from SC to PB.
5/11: IF Jacob Wilson to Mem DL. IF Andrew Sohn to PB DL.
5/12: RHS Thomas Lee, LHR Justin Wright to Mem DL. LHR Corey Littrell from Spr to Mem. RHR Chris Thomas to Spr DL. RHRs Kevin Herget, Pedro Echemendia from PB to Spr. RHRs Landon Beck, Jeff Frey from Peo to PB. LHRs Brady Bowen, Jordan DeLorenzo from GCL to Peo.
5/13: RHR Seth Maness from StL to Mem, then instead to StL DL. LHR Dean Kiekhefer from Mem to StL. C Michael Ohlman off Mem DL. IF Cole Lankford from SC to PB.
5/14: 3B Danny Diekroeger to PB DL. IF Joey Hawkins from JC to PB.
5/15: RHS Mike Mayers from Spr to Mem. RHR Cody Schumacher from PB to Spr. RHR Harley Holt from Peo to PB. RHR Luke Harrison from SC to Peo.
5/17: OF Tommy Pham off StL DL to Mem. 3B Allen Staton off PB DL. 3B Danny Diekroeger from 7-day to 60-day DL. IF Joey Hawkins from PB to JC.
5/20: RHS Mike Mayers from Mem to Spr. RHR Cody Schumacher from Spr to PB. RHR Harley Holt from PB to Peo. LHR Jordan DeLorenzo from Peo t0 GCL.
5/22: RHS Alex Reyes off Mem restricted list.
5/23: RHP Kurt Heyer from Spr to Mem. C Jesse Jenner from Mem to PB. C Chris Rivera from PB to SC.
5/24: OF Michael Pritchard off PB DL. OF Vaughn Bryan from PB to Peo. OF Jhohan Acevedo from Peo to SC. IF Andrew Sohn off PB DL. IF Andrew Brodbeck to PB DL.
5/26: StL 3B Matt Carpenter to paternity leave. IF Greg Garcia from Mem to StL. 40-man OF Jose Alberto Martinez acquired from Kansas City. StL RHR Mitch Harris from 15-day to 60-day DL. New organization total: 248 players.
5/27: FA C Michael McKenry signed to minors contract, assigned to Mem. OF Anthony Garcia from Mem to Spr. New organization total: 249 players.
5/28: StL 3B Matt Carpenter returns from paternity leave. SS Ruben Tejada DFA’ed. Spr OF Nick Thompson retired. SS Alex Mejia from Spr to Mem. New organization total: 247 players.
5/29: IF Jonathan Rodriguez from Mem to Spr. RHR Heath Wyatt from Mem to Spr. LHR Justin Wright off Mem DL. UT Casey Turgeon to PB DL. OF Jhohan Acevedo from SC to PB.
5/31: C Michael Ohlman from Mem to Spr. OF Carlos Peguero off Mem DL. RHS Michael Mayers from Spr to Mem. RHS Jeremy Hefner to Mem DL.
6/1: SS Ruben Tejada released by StL.
6/2: Spr 1B Chris Jacobs released. OF Michael Pritchard to PB DL. 2B Mason Katz off PB DL. New organization total: 246 players.
6/3: RHS Jerome Williams signed to minors deal, assigned to Memphis. RHS J.C. Sulbaran from Mem to Spr. OF Carlos Peguero to Mem DL. New organization total: 247 players.
6/4: SS Juan Herrera, RHS Luke Weaver from PB DL to Spr. Spr RHR Joey Donofrio released. Spr OF C.J. McElroy to DL. Four new DSL players signed: RHPs Wilfredo Pereira, Francis Ventura, SS Moises Castillo, OF William Jimenez. FA RHP Daniel Bard signed, assigned to JC. New organization total: 251 players.
6/5: 2B Kolten Wong from StL to Mem. SS Jhonny Peralta off StL DL. SS Alex Mejia to Mem DL. 2B Breyvic Valera from Spr to Mem. SS Oscar Mercado to PB DL. SS Jose Alexander Martinez from JC to PB.
6/7: 2B Mason Katz from PB to Spr. OF Anthony Garcia to Spr TI list. OF Blake Drake from PB to Spr. IF Dylan Tice, OF Bladimil Franco from GCL to PB. C Steve Bean from PB to JC. C Chris Rivera from SC .
6/9: FA RHS John Walter acquired, assigned to PB. RHR Nick Frey from PB to Peo. LHR Brady Bowen from Peo to SC. New organization total: 252 players.
6/13: IF Jacob Wilson off Mem DL. If Breyvic Valera from Mem to Spr. OF Blake Drake from Spr to PB. OF Bladimil Franco from PB to SC.
6/14: RHS Andrew Morales to Spr DL. RHR Chris Thomas off Spr DL. OF Anthony Garcia off Spr TI list. 2B Mason Katz from Spr to PB. IF Dylan Tice from PB to SC. C Steve Bean from JC to PB. C Chris Rivera from PB to SC. SS Oscar Mercado off PB DL. SS Jose Alexander Martinez from PB to SC.
6/15 19 draftees, 1 FA signed. OF Dylan Carlson 1, C Jeremy Martinez 4 (SC), SS Tommy Edman 6 (SC), RHP Sam Tewes 8, OF Matt Fiedler 9, 3B Danny Hudzina 10 (SC), OF Shane Billings 13, OF Vincent Jackson 14 (SC), C Tyler Lancaster 16, LHP Daniel Castano 19, OF Mick Fennell 22 (SC), LHP Anthony Ciavarella (24), RHP Spencer Trayner 25 (SC), RHP Mike O’Reilly 27 RHP Leland Tilley 32, 2B Caleb Lopes 33, RHP Jonathon Mulford 34, 3B Andy Young 37, RHP Robert Calvano 38, RHP Levi MaVorhis (FA). New organization total: 272 players.
6/16: 6 addtions: FA LHP Colton Thomson, LHP Ross Vance (USBL), RHP Keaton Siomkin. Draftees OF Walker Robbins 5, 1B Stefan Trosclair 20, RHP Noel Gonzalez 29. OF Carlos Peguero off Mem DL. OF Nick Martini from Mem to Spr. OF Collin Radack from Spr to PB. New organization total: 278 players.
6/17: 1 signing: SS Delvin Perez 1 (GCL). 2B Kolten Wong from Mem to StL. IF Jeremy Hazelbaker from StL to Mem. 3B Patrick Wisdom to Mem DL. UT Breyvic Valera from Spr to Mem. 2B Mason Katz from PB to Spr. New organization total: 279 players.
6/18: 6 signings: RHPs Dakota Hudson 1, Austin Sexton 18, Eric Carter 26 (SC) and Robbie Gordon 36, LHP John Kilichowski 11 (SC) plus C Andrew Knizner 7. OF Tommy Pham from Mem to StL. OF Randal Grichuk from StL to Mem. RHS Derian Gonzalez to Peo DL. New organization total: 285 players.
6/19: 2 signings: FA 3B Yariel Gonzalez (JC), RHP Anthony Shew (JC). RHR Seth Maness off StL DL. LHR Dean Kiekhefer from StL to Mem. New organization total: 287 players.
6/20: Mem RHR John Church released. 2B Andrew Brodbeck from PB DL to JC. RHPs Connor Jones (2), Zac Gallen (3) signed. New organization total: 288 players.
6/21: 1 signing: SS Brady Whalen (12). RHR Rowan Wick from PB to Spr. RHRs Josh Lucas, John Brebbia from Spr to Mem. RHS Arturo Reyes to Mem DL. LHR Justin Wright from Mem to Spr. New organization total: 289 players.
6/22: RHR Gerwuins Velazco from SC to Peo. RHR Yeison Medina from SC to JC.
The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 6/22/16)
|St. Louis (25+4)||40-man (39+2)|
|Lynn (60DL)||Maness||Pena (DL)||Moss||Gyorko
|Ja Garcia (L)||Siegrist (L)||Fryer||Wong
|C Martinez||Walden (DL)|
|McGuire||Tuivailala||McKenry||J Wilson||M Williams||Wisdom (DL)||Jose Alb Martinez
|J Williams||Heyer||Rosario||Anna||Mejia (DL)||Peguero|
|Hefner (DL)||Waldron (DL)||B Valera||Tilson|
|T Lee (DL)||Littrell (L)||Hazelbaker|
|Ar Reyes (DL)||J Lucas||Washington|
|Cooney (L DL)||Sherriff (L)||Grichuk|
|Gonzales (L DL)||Socolovich|
|Al Reyes||Ju Gonzalez|
|Reed (L DL)||Wyatt||C Kelly||Voit||Katz||Herrera||DeJong||McElroy (DL)|
|Nielsen||Herget||L Cruz||Jon Rodriguez||Caldwell||Martini|
|Morales (DL)||Thomas||A Garcia
|Sulbaran||R Rowland (DL)|
|Palm Beach (24+6)|
|Gomber (L)||Grana||Jenner||Turgeon (DL)||Sohn||Staton||Olivera|
|Evans (L)||C Hawkins (L)||Acevedo|
|Pearce||S Garcia (DL)||Radack|
|McKinney (L)||Heesch (L)|
|Woodford||J Perez||Chinea||Dennard||E Alvarez||Sosa||Becker||Aikin|
|D Gonzalez (DL)||Holt|
|State College (31)|
|D Martinez||Tomchick||Drongesen||E Rodriguez||Martin||Jose Alex Martinez||Hudzina (10)||Franco|
|Cross||Wheatley (L)||C Rivera||Swirchak||Edman (6)||Jackson (14)|
|Farinaro||DeLorenzo (L)||McCarvel||Tice||Fennell (22)|
|R Williams||Almonte||Je Martinez (4)||R Bautista|
|Dew Perez (L)||Escudero|
|Johnson City (14+2)|
|R Santos||Yokley (ML)||J Lopez||Newman||Doyle (RL)||J Hawkins||Y Gonzalez (FA)||Asbury|
|Oca (L)||Shew (FA)||Brodbeck|
|J Mateo||Y Medina|
|Oxnevad (L)||Schlesener (L)||E Garcia||Cordoba||Denton||Bandes|
|Hicks||Higgins||Zavala||Del Perez (1)||Talavera|
|DSL EST (10)|
|Casadilla||Changarotty||D Ortega||C Rodriguez||L Flores||Balbuena||Rosendo|
|Seijas||Periera||Melendez (DL)||D Gomez||Delgado||Cotes||E Montero||Ynfante|
|Cordero (L)||Blanco (L)||Cedeno||Ozuna||B Sanchez|
|Ventura||Lugo||I Wilson||Linares||A Luna|
|Jr Gonzalez||Estevez (DL)||Ju Rodriguez||M Castillo||C Luis|
|De Jesus||Rosales (L)||Jimenez|
|Nicacio||E Perez (L)|
|Free agent signed,|
|MaVorhis (FA)||Vance (L FA)|
|Siomkin (FA)||Thomson (L FA)|
|Tewes (8)||O’Reilly (27)||Lancaster (16)||Trosclair (20)||Lopes (33)||Young (37)||Carlson (1)|
|Castano (L 19)||Tilley (32)||Knizner (7)||Fiedler (9)|
|Ciavarella (L 24)||Mulford (34)||Billings (13)|
|N Gonzalez (29)||Calvano (38)||Robbins (5)|
|Sexton (18)||Gordon (36)|
|Draft tentative (3)|
|C Jones (2)||Gallen (3)||Whalen (12)|
|Draft unsigned (10)|
|Ellis (17)||Davis (15)||Cabbiness (21)|
|Krall (L 28)||Murders (31)||Croiwe (23)|
|Burgmann (30)||Bond (39)|
|Lamb (35)||Ydens (40)|
(DL): injured – on the disabled list
(TI): temporarily inactive list
(PL): paternity leave
(RL): restricted list
(ML): military list
(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+PL+ML+RL) players
(#): for players, round selected in 2016 draft
(FA): free agent acquisition
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