Cardinals minor league working rosters: 3/22

How St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers are organized in second-week games in spring training camp.

Not long after I posted St. Louis Cardinals minor league rosters, newer ones have been released. The differences are significant enough that I decided to post them here.

As you can see below, the number of players on each of the top three clubs has been dropped from 35-40 down to 30-35, with an opening day goal of either 24 or 25, depending on level. At the same time, Quad Cities' ranks are swelling, with over half of the 66 players likely destined to remain behind at extended spring training or be released.

With all the starting pitchers down from major league camp that will be coming, we see the seven primary competitors for the rotations for Memphis, Springfield and Palm Beach. Several previous starters are now listed among the relievers, though most could end up in either role.

There has been some movement by level among the catchers, infielders and outfielders as well.

Remember, there will be more roster gyrations ahead, with as many as a dozen players still to be cut from major league camp. There will be a domino effect across these rosters as the later players will likely land with Memphis, pushing others downward as a result.

162 players are now assigned to minor league camp, plus delayed pitcher Jose Almarante. Again, remember that these rosters are written in pencil until camp breaks in two weeks.

St. Louis Cardinals working minor league spring training rosters: 3/22

Memphis (30) Springfield (32) Palm Beach (33) Quad Cities (66)
White Red
P Additon Fornataro Blair Bibona Cornelius
Blazek Gast Ferrara Costantino Daugherty
Broderick Gorgen Gaviglio De Leon Hald
Dickson Hooker Maness Hiraldo Hernandez
Kelly Lyons Martinez, C Lopez Jenkins
Miller, S Rosenthal Siegrist Pasen McInnis
Todd Thomas Whiting Ulacio Sherriff
Watson, B
Browning Butler Benes Baker Castillo, Y
Cleto Castillo, Ri Billbrough Bileckyj Cole
Fick Corrigan Copeland Mills Creath
Freeman, S Delgado Edwards Nadeau Gillung
Greenwood Reid Hunt Nuernberg Jacob
Ottavino Rondon Kiekhefer Revesz Melling
Rauschenberger Schneider Lucas, A Springer Miller, T
Reifer Simpson Martinez, R Miranda
Swindle Wright Nazario Paulino
Russell Stock
C Hill, S De La Cruz, L Castillo, J Byrd Montero
Derba Perez, A Keener Ehrlich Rasmus
Espinoza Stanley Klein Lewis Teran
Tartamella Perez, L Velazco
1B Scruggs Rodriguez, J Cerreto Washington De La Cruz, R
IF Cox Garcia, G Albitz Peoples-Walls Patton
Curtis Gil Bergman Pritchard Rahmatulla
Jackson Obregon Elkins Steinstra Valera, B
Garcia, J Vasquez Mateo Tuivailala Valera, C
Kozma Wong Rodriguez, S Williams, M Walsh
OF Conley Ahmady Edmondson Bryant Apelian
Luna Longmire Medina Jeffries Bergin
Marti Melker O'Neill McElroy Garcia, A
Pham Rosario Reyes, R Tilson Hill, V
Swauger Taveras Swinson Williams, R Martini
Rehab (6) Delayed (1)
Canache Almarante
Lucas, J

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