Early Cardinals minor league working rosters

How St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers were organized in workouts early in spring training camp in Jupiter, Florida.

When St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers reported to spring training camp 10 days ago, players were organized into working groups. Since then, games have begun and personnel have been shifted from the rosters listed below.

Still, the working rosters are shared for your interest. Again, they are already out of date. For example, five pitchers and two infielders – the most recent group cut from major league camp – joined minor league camp after these rosters were published. (They are noted as "Down" in the table.)

Cardinals farm director John Vuch hammered home the lack of significance of these rosters.

"Our rosters are constantly in flux and we don't want the players or others to read much into them," Vuch said. "Their only purpose at this stage is to ensure we have enough guys on each club for fundamentals.

"Invariably, people look at a roster and see one guy at Palm Beach and another at Quad Cities and assume that means something. That is one of the reasons we don't go out of our way to publicize rosters.

"No matter how often we tell people they don't mean anything, they try to make more out of them than what's there. As we told our players, if we already knew who was going where, we'd just bring in about 110 guys, play games and send them north," Vuch concluded.

St. Louis Cardinals working minor league spring training rosters

Group 1A  Group 1B Group 2A Group 2B Rehab
P Additon Benes Cole Baker Canache
Bibona Blair Cornelius Bileckyj Costantino
Billbrough Blazek Creath Castillo, Y Delgado
Broderick Butler Gillung Fornataro Kopp
Browning Calhoun Hunt Hiraldo Lucas
Copeland Castillo, Ri Jacob Hooker McGregor
Corrigan Daugherty Jenkins Lopez Santana
Edwards De Leon Lucas Martinez, C Swagerty
Greenwood Ferrara Martinez, R Melling Whiting
Hald Gast McInnis Mijares
Maness Gaviglio Miller, T Mills Delayed
Parise Gorgen Miranda Nadeau Almarante
Rauschenberger Hernandez Nazario Nuernberg
Reifer Kiekhefer Revesz Pasen
Rondon Lyons Stock Paulino
Russell Reid Ulacio Sherriff
Todd Schneider Villanueva Springer
Watson, B Simpson Watson, S Wright
Thomas Wyatt
Down Dickson
Miller, S
C De La Cruz, L Castillo, J Keener Byrd
Derba Espinoza Rasmus Ehrlich
Klein Tartamella Perez, L Lewis
Perez, A Teran Velazco Montero
1B Scruggs Rodriguez, J Cerreto De La Cruz, R
Ruiz Washington
IF Curtis Gil Albitz Peoples-Walls
Elkins Mateo Bergman Pritchard
Garcia, G Obregon Patton Tuivailala
Garcia, J Vasquez Steinstra Rahmatulla
Rodriguez, S Walsh Valera, C Valera, B
Wong Wittels Williams, M
Down Kozma
OF Ahmady Edmondson Apelian Bergin
Marti Longmire Hill, V Bryant
Conley Melker Martini Garcia, A
Luna O'Neill Medina Jeffries
Pham Reyes, R Ramos McElroy
Swauger Rosario Williams, R Tilson
Taveras Swinson

At least one of the rehab pitchers has already seen game action. I will provide details on the sidelined players this coming week.

These rosters will be updated later in camp.

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