With the official opening of the minor league season, it is time for another refresh of the Roster Matrix.
This reflects moves during regular season 2017. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved during 2017 spring training.
As 2017 regular season play opened, the St. Louis Cardinals had 261 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 261 at his assigned level in the system as well as by position. Full-season players are listed on their 2017 teams. Other players are shown on their 2016 season-ending rosters. The matrix 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 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 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 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 Luke Weaver’s 2017 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
2017: 2017 spring training
4/6: New matrix. Organization total: 261 players.
4/6: FA 1B Rangel Ravelo signed to minor league contract. New organization total: 262 players.
4/7: 2016 23rd round draft pick OF JD Crowe signed. New organization total: 263 players.
4/9: Mem RHS Luke Weaver to 7-day DL retroactive to 4/7.
4/10: StL RHR Trevor Rosenthal off 10-day DL. RHR Sam Tuivailala from StL to Mem. RHS Daniel Poncedeleon from Spr to Mem.
4/11: Mem RHR Kurt Heyer released. New organization total: 262 players.
4/13: RHR Mitch Harris off Mem 7-day DL. Mem RHR Thomas Lee released. RHP Trey Nielsen off Spr DL. Peo OF Craig Aikin retired. New organization total: 260 players.
4/14: OF Magneuris Sierra to PB 7-day DL. 2B Casey Turgeon from EST (SC) to PB. OF Nick Plummer to Peo DL. OF Shane Billings from EST (JC) to Peo. IF Matt Davis from EST (SC) to Peo.
4/19: RHR Mitch Harris to Mem 7-day DL. RHR Kevin Herget from Spr to Mem. LHR Jimmy Reed to Spr 7-day DL. RHR Tyler Bray from PB to Spr. LHR Jacob Evans to PB 7-day DL. RHR Austin Sexton from JC to PB. RHR Steven De La Cruz from SC to PB.
4/20: LHR Ross Vance from PB to Spr. RHR Dailyn Martinez from Peo to PB. RHR Mike O’Reilly from GCL to Peo.
4/20: 3B Jhonny Peralta to StL 10-day DL (retro 4/16). LHR Tyler Lyons off StL 10-day DL.
4/21: Spr RHR Daniel Bard to TI list.
4/24: Spr RHR Daniel Bard off TI list
The St. Louis Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix (effective 4/24/17)
|St. Louis (25+4)||40-man (40+1)|
||Molina||Carpenter||Wong||A Diaz||Peralta (DL)||Grichuk|
|Wainwright||Cecil (L)||Fryer||Adams||G Garcia||Gyorko||Piscotty|
|Leake||Lyons (L)||Jose Alb Martinez|
|Wacha||Duke (L 60 DL)|
|Al Reyes (DL)||Oh|
|Weaver (DL)||Tuivailala||C Kelly||Voit||B Valera||DeJong||Wisdom||An Garcia|
|Ar Reyes||Harris (DL)||A Rosario||Tovar||Pham|
|Ellis||Littrell (L RL)||Bader|
|Gonzales (L DL)||J Lucas|
|Schafer (L DL)|
|Flaherty||Reed (L DL)||Lino||Grayson||E Alvarez||Mejia||Caldwell||Martini|
|Alcantara||Bray||L Cruz||J Wilson||Drake|
|Gomber (L)||C Hawkins (L)||Thon||McElroy (DL)|
|Palm Beach (25+4)|
|Ju Fernandez||Beck||Je Martinez||Chinea||Seferina||Sosa||Diekroeger||Sierra (DL)|
|D Gonzalez||J Perez||Brodbeck (DL)||Arozarena|
|Helsley||Evans (L DL)||Turgeon||A Wilson|
|C Jones||McKinney (L)|
|Hicks||O’Reilly||O’Keefe||McCarvel||JR Davis||Edman||Hudzina||Plummer (DL)|
|R Williams||Arias||Knizner||Trosclair||M Davis||Young||Jackson|
|Oxnevad (L)||Bowen (L)||Denton (DL)|
|Kilichowski (L)||R Santos||Billings|
|J Rodriguez (DL)||Tomchick|
|State College (16)|
|Dew Perez (L)||DeLorenzo (L)||Jenner||Ravelo||Martin||J Herrera||Y Gonzalez||Ray|
|Almonte||Katz||Jose Alex Martinez||Franco|
|Johnson City (18+1)|
|Castano (L)||Y Medina||J Lopez||Bandes||Fiedler|
|Oca (L)||N Gonzalez||E Garcia||J Rivera|
|Schlesener (L)||Thomson (L)||D Ortega||C Rodriguez||L Flores||Del Perez||Balbuena||Robbins|
|Nicacio||Pereira||I Herrera||D Gomez||Ozuna||E Montero||Jimenez|
|Cordero (L)||Blanco (L)||Cedeno||F DeJesus||M Castillo||B Sanchez|
|Ventura||Lugo||Ju Rodriguez||F Soto||A Luna|
|Jr Gonzalez||Rosales (L)||C Soto||Y Rosario||Machado|
|De Jesus||Trompiz||Joyser Garcia||E Pena||V Garcia|
|Ramirez||E Perez (L)||Longa||P Gomez||Soler|
|Oviedo||Je Garcia||Del Rio|
(DL): injured – on the disabled list
(TI): temporarily inactive list
(PL): paternity leave
(RL): restricted 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+RL) players
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