Part 1 of this Cardinals Census covers the former players that made stops in the St. Louis Cardinals organization over their careers and are still currently in the majors. A total of 14 players found themselves either signing with different organizations or being moved and a total of five have since called it a day for their careers. As a bonus, at the bottom you will find former Cardinals who have found work after their playing days.
This may not be all of the former players, so if anyone has a name of a player feel free to leave a message on the message boards for a later update of this list.
Ex-St. Louis Cardinals in Major League Baseball
|Name||Years In Cardinals Organization||2007 Team||2008 Team|
|Marlon Anderson||2004: St. Louis||Los Angeles Dodgers / New York Mets||New York Mets|
|Daric Barton||2003: Johnson City, 2004: Peoria||Oakland Athletics||Oakland Athletics|
|Ronnie Belliard||2006: St. Louis||Washington Nationals||Washington Nationals|
|Gary Bennett||2006-07: St. Louis||St. Louis Cardinals||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Emil Brown||2004: Memphis||Kansas City Royals||Oakland Athletics|
|Kiko Calero||2004: Memphis, 2003-04: St. Louis||Oakland Athletics||Oakland Athletics|
|Miguel Cairo||2003, 07: Memphis, 2001-03, 07: St. Louis,||New York Yankees / St. Louis Cardinals||Seattle Mariners|
|Coco Crisp||1999: Johnson City, 2000: New Jersey, 2000: Peoria, 2001: Potomac, 2002: New Haven||Boston Red Sox||Boston Red Sox|
|J.D. Drew||1998: Arkansas, 1998-99: Memphis, 2001: Peoria, 2003: Palm Beach, 1998-03: St. Louis||Boston Red Sox||Boston Red Sox|
|David Eckstein||2005-07: St. Louis||St. Louis Cardinals||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Jim Edmonds||2000-07: St. Louis||St. Louis Cardinals||San Diego Padres|
|Mark Grudzielanek||2005: St. Louis||Kansas City Royals||Kansas City Royals|
|Dan Haren||2001: New Jersey, 2002: Peoria, 2002: Potomac, 2003: Tennessee, 2003-04: Memphis, 2003-04: St. Louis||Oakland Athletics||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Ray King#||2004-05: St. Louis||Washington Nationals / Milwaukee Brewers||Washington Nationals|
|Mike Lincoln||2004: St. Louis||Did not play-injured||Cincinnati Reds|
|Jason Marquis||2004-06: St. Louis||Chicago Cubs||Chicago Cubs|
|Kent Mercker+||1998-99: St. Louis||Cincinnati Reds||Cincinnati Reds|
|Matt Morris*||1995: New Jersey, 1995: St.Petersburg, 1996, 98, 00: Arkansas, 1996: Louisville, 1998, 00: Memphis, 2005: Palm Beach, 1997-05: St. Louis||San Fransisco Giants / Pittsburgh Pirates||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Jaime Moyer||1991: St. Louis||Philadelphia Phillies||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Darren Oliver||1998-99: St. Louis, 2002: Memphis||Anaheim Angels||Anaheim Angels|
|Troy Percival||2007: Memphis, 2007: St. Louis||St. Louis Cardinals||Tampa Bay Rays|
|Placido Polanco||1994: AZL, 1995: Peoria, 1996: St.Petersburg, 1997: Arkansas, 1998-99: Memphis, 1998-02: St. Louis||Detroit Tigers||Detroit Tigers|
|Sidney Ponson**||2006: St. Louis||Minnesota Twins||Texas Rangers|
|Edgar Renteria||1999-04: St. Louis||Atlanta Braves||Detroit Tigers|
|Al Reyes||2004: Memphis, 2004-05: St. Louis||Tampa Bay Devil Rays||Tampa Bay Rays|
|Scott Rolen||2002-07: St. Louis||St. Louis Cardinals||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Jorge Sosa||2006: St. Louis||New York Mets||New York Mets|
|Mark Sweeney||1995: Louisville, 1995-97: St. Louis||San Fransisco Giants / Los Angeles Dodgers||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Jeff Suppan||2004-06: St. Louis||Milwaukee Brewers||Milwaukee Brewers|
|So Taguchi||2002: New Haven, 2002-04: Memphis, 2002-07: St. Louis||St. Louis Cardinals||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Julian Tavarez||2004-05: St. Louis||Boston Red Sox||Boston Red Sox|
|Mike Timlin||2000-02: St. Louis||Boston Red Sox||Boston Red Sox|
|Brett Tomko||2003: St. Louis||Los Angeles Dodgers / San Diego Padres||Kansas City Royals|
|Kip Wells||2007: St. Louis||St. Louis Cardinals||Colorado Rockies|
|Jack Wilson||1998: Johnson City, 1999: Peoria, 1999-2000: Potomac, 2000: Arkansas||Pittsburgh Pirates||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Jamey Wright||2002: St. Louis||Texas Rangers||Texas Rangers|
|Dmitri Young||1992-93: Springfield, 1993: St.Petersburg, 1993-95: Arkansas, 1995-97: Louisville, 1996-97: St. Louis||Washington Nationals||Washington Nationals|
* recently released
# optioned out
+ injured all of 2007 season
** recently called up
|Name||Years in Cardinals Organization||2007 Team|
|Reggie Sanders||2004-05: St. Louis||Kansas City Royals|
|Kelly Stinnett||2007: Memphis, 2007: St. Louis||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Preston Wilson||2006-07: St. Louis||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Woody Williams||2001-04: St. Louis||Houston Astros|
|Ernie Young||2000: Memphis||Charlotte Knights (Triple-A Chicago White Sox)|
Finding New Work
The Los Angeles Dodgers hired Jose Vizcaino as a special assistant and on-field instructor for the 2008 season. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006.
The New York Yankees hired Tino Martinez as a special instructor to work with Shelley Duncan on his first base skills during spring training. He has since been brought on as a coach and instructor for the team. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals between 2002 and 2003.
Garrett Stephenson opened his own business, a brand new state of the art training facility in Boise, ID. The facility is mainly based to help pitchers during the off seasons, but does also provide work for hitters. He pitched for the Cardinals organization between 1999 and 2003.
Pedro Guerrero teamed up with State Farm and AT&T to do some special appearances for the Fiesta del Jonron Tour and Cinco de Mayo celebration. He played for the Cardinals organization between 1988 and 1992.
Kent Bottenfield in December of 2007 released a Christian music album titled "Take Me Back". He pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals between 1998 and 1999.
Eduardo Perez began a 12-week training program in Puerto Rico for their homeland players during the winter season, since their winter league program was shut down. He played for the Cardinals organization between 1999-03.
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