Cardinals Minors Late Spring Games Rosters

With less than a week to go in camp, St. Louis Cardinals minor league full-season rosters are coming into shape.

Just five days of spring minor league games remain on the St. Louis Cardinals schedule to be played on the back fields of Jupiter, Florida's Roger Dean Stadium. The player development staff continues to refine the four full season club rosters in preparation for the upcoming regular season.


155 healthy players are listed below with no more than four more expected to be coming down in the next few days from major league camp, barring any trades, of course. Players missing from a likely opening day set of rosters include pitchers Rich Hill and P.J. Walters, an outfielder from the group of Joe Mather, Allen Craig and Nick Stavinoha and catcher Matt Pagnozzi (if Yadier Molina is ready to go).


General observations since last report


v      Players are moving en masse to the right. The top three clubs total 86 players. That is down from 98 last time despite 13 players having come down from St. Louis. Still the 86 count is more than ten too many to start the season.

v      The lower-level two rosters, Quad Cities 1 and 2, expanded from 62 to 69 since last time despite 17 minor league releases.

v      Certainly more cuts are coming as is a further shift of more players into QC 2, the start of the extended spring training group.


Club roster observations


v      When Hill reports to Memphis, it looks like one of the five currently listed starting pitchers will get bumped down to Springfield, where there are already seven starters. Unless his family situation changes, P.J. Walters may not be ready to start the season on the active list.

v      Only five starters are listed at Palm Beach, but assuming the above, Springfield would need to shed at least three of theirs. Note that Shelby Miller is not currently among the listed PB starters.

v      On the other hand, QC 1 has 11 starters, not counting the names noted in limbo – in between the starters and relievers - a group I believe may be limited in their pitching.

v      A piece of good news is that the rehab list of five did not grow from the last report, indicating a pretty healthy camp to date.



Mem (25) S'field (31) P Beach (30) Quad C1 (36) Quad C2 (33)
P Dickson Additon Bradford Blazek Daugherty
Lynn Broderick Castillo, R Calhoun DeJesus, An
MacLane Daley Diapoules Ferrara Edwards, Ju
Ottavino Garceau McGregor Fornataro Hernandez, H
Hearne Gorgen Nieto Hooker Johnson, C
Kopp Kelly Lawler
Kulik Miller, S Rosenthal
Notti Siegrist
Rondon Smith, J
Dew Brown Bittle Zawacki
Mura North
Kinney Eager Buursma Mayes Butler
Norrick Fick Carpenter, D Moss Corrigan
Parise King Delgado Simpson Heim
Perez Meyer Frevert Squatrito Kington
Rundles Reifer Mulligan Tapia, M McCully
Salas Samuel Pichardo Terry Novak
Scherer Sanchez Rada Summers
Thomas Thompson
C Anderson Hill, S DeLaCruz, L Castro Diaz (T/O)
Cruz, T Derba Espinoza Stock Garcia, A
Cutler Tartamella Montero
1B Hamilton Smith, C Morales Adams
Scruggs Rodriguez, J
IF Descalso Brown Bolivar Goodwin Alvarez
Gotay Carpenter, M Curtis Jackson Castillo, Y
Greene, T Folli Garcia, Jo Mateo DeLaCruz, R
Howard Kozma Marmol Obregon Ruiz
Solano Martinez, Jo Racobaldo Vasquez Valera
Sedbrook Stidham
OF Cazana Chambers Castellanos, A Beatty Hill, V
Henley DeJesus, A Conley Bogany Lara
Jay Jones Pham Edwards, Jo Rosario
Robinson Luna Rodriguez, R Ingram Smith, R
Shorey Rapoport Parejo Washington
Swauger Shepherd


Remember the schedule


The master Cardinals minor league spring training schedule is listed here.


Daily minor league game recaps continue


Though Monday's minor league games were rained out, I am running recaps of each day's minor league games again this spring at my blog, Game results, player highlights and photos are provided each evening covering that afternoon's results and a look ahead to the next day.



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