After the full complement of St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers reported to spring training camp two weeks ago, they joined the 30 STEP Camp players already on site. Since then, at least 23 players have been sent down from big-league camp, with more on the way. These plus 20 other recent changes were outlined in Tuesday’s article, “Revisiting the Cardinals’ Minor League Camp Roster”.
Players have been organized into working groups represented by the names “Memphis, Springfield, Palm Beach and Peoria” for external games. Sometimes, the Peoria players are split into two separate squads.
However, it should be understood up front that these are working rosters, constantly in flux, and are shared for your interest only. Not only are there chain reactions of movement when players are sent down from major league camp, but players are readily shifted across rosters as daily needs occur.
The entire purpose of spring training is to enable the competition for full-season roster spots. Anything between now and opening day has to be considered written lightly in pencil. In fact, as these rosters are several days old, they are out-of-date already.
Also do not assume full-time position shifts when catchers like Chris Chinea and Ryan McCarvel are listed as first basemen.
St. Louis Cardinals working minor league spring training rosters – 3/18/17
|Echemendia||De La Cruz||Carter||Changarotty|
|Nielsen||Martinez, D||Siomkin||Rowland, C|
|Voit||Rodriguez, E||Rodriguez, C|
|IF||Wilson, J||Hawkins, J||Davis, M||Young|
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Remember to check The Cardinal Nation Blog each evening during spring training for the day's minor league stat highlights and notes - plus the Roster Matrix. The Roster Matrix has every transaction listed along with all players in the system by level and position, including the Cardinals entire 40-man roster and non-roster spring training invitees, all transactions and more.
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