Cardinals Short-Season Minor League Rosters

The St. Louis Cardinals stock three rosters with 100 players, including their top seven signed picks from the 2008 draft. Seven new drafted signees bring the total to 37 of their 51 picks in house. Three free agents also have been assigned.

On Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals made public their initial player assignments to their US-based short-season rookie-level clubs. 100 players have been assigned to one of three teams.

Their top two signed players from the 2008 draft, supplemental round pick Lance Lynn, a right-handed pitcher from ‘Ole Miss and second-round selection, outfielder Shane Peterson from Long Beach State, have been assigned to the highest-level club, the Batavia Muckdogs of the New York-Penn League. Fourth rounder, RHP Scott Gorgen and fifth round pick, second baseman Jermaine Curtis are also new Muckdogs.

Among the 34 players on the Johnson City Cardinals roster is third-round selection, shortstop Niko Vasquez, drafted out of Durango, NV High School. For the full information on the Appalachian League club, check out Shawn Kerrick's full report.

The Gulf Coast League Cardinals welcome 32 players to their roster, including pitching draftees Eric Fornataro (sixth round) and Anthony Ferrara (seventh).

The seven draftees signed since our initial report with round in parentheses:

(3) Niko Vasquez (Hot News item), SS, JC
(4) Scott Gorgen (June 16 interview), RHS, Batavia
(8) Ryan Kulik, LHS, Batavia
(15) Scott McGregor, RHS, Batavia
(19) Xavier Scruggs, 1B, Batavia
(22) Colt Sedbrook, SS, Batavia
(48) Adam Prange, RHR, GCL

In addition, the Cardinals signed three more free agents:

Christian Concepcion, RHR, GCL
Yunior Castillo, 2B, GCL
Rickey Noland, C, JC (Hot News item)

Initial rosters follow:

  Batavia   Johnson City   Gulf Coast League
RHP Lynn, Lance RHP Zawacki, Brett RHP Fornatero, Eric
RHP Eager, Thomas RHP Hooker, Deryk LHP Ferrera, Anthony*
RHP Maj, Jameson RHP Blazek, Michael RHP Calero, Jose
RHP Nieto, Arquidemes RHP Santos, Randy RHP Russell, Zach
RHP Pitts, Zachary RHP North, Matt RHP Ortiz, Pablo
RHP McGregor, Scott RHP Veres, Adam RHP Rada, Jose
RHP Hester, Joshua RHP Gonzalez, Carlos RHP Flores, Miguel
RHP Tapia, Miguel RHP Gonzalez, Reynier RHP Diaz, Omar
RHP Gorgen, Scott RHP Thomas, Kevin    
LHP Kulik, Ryan* LHP Bravo, Jon    
RHP Rosales, Andres      
LHP Stambaugh, J.D.   RHP Mulligan, Casey
LHP Cardenas, Hector*   RHP Prange, Adam
  RHP Pichardo, Joel RHP Javier, Omar
RHP Lugo, Rigoberto RHP Mateo, Jose RHP Carpenter, David
LHP Brown, George LHP Freeman, Samuel RHP Notti, Chris
RHP Delgado, Ramon RHP Rondon, Jorge RHP Peñaloza, Jose
RHP Richardson, Dan RHP Maertz, Santo RHP Concepcion, Christian
RHP Buursma, Jason RHP Mayes, La Curtis RHP Muñoz, Orlando
RHP Reifer, Adam RHP Frevert, Matthew    
C DeLaCruz, Luis C Castro, Ivan C Castillo, Juan
C Cutler, Charles C Cawley, Jack C Moscatel, Kevin
    C Noland, Rickey C Cardona, Ismael
1B Scruggs, Xavier 1B Rigoli, Matt 1B Pupo, Carlos
1B Murphy, Blake 1B Morales, Osvaldo 1B Medina, David
SS Sedbrook, Colt SS Vasquez, Niko 2B Obregon, Ted
2B Garcia, Jose 2B Lilley, Brett SS Castillo, Yunior
3B Curtis, Jermaine 3B Castellanos, Alex 3B Teran, Kleininger
Util Vera, Nick Util Toribio, Guillermo Util Mosquera, Juan
Util Landin, Jaime Util Smith, Curt Util Mateo, Luis
        IF Hiraldo, Braulio
OF Gomez, Edwin OF Bogany, Jarred    
OF Edwards, Jon OF Mitchell, Travis OF Rodriguez, Ryde
OF Riportella, Beau OF Lara, Edgar OF Rosario, Rainel
OF Peterson, Shane OF Hage, Joey OF Shepherd, Devin
OF Swauger, Chris OF Martinez, Jairo OF Dumont, Kristofer
OF Parejo, Frederick OF Buck, Brian OF Babrick, Joseph
  OF Cruz, Paul    

Note: By the end of the day Tuesday, we will have profiles entered for the new signees as well as updated rosters for all three clubs. In addition, we are checking on the status of David Carpenter and Casey Mulligan, both listed here as RHP instead of as catchers and will update this article as appropriate.

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