St. Louis Cardinals minor league players

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Below is a partial list of minor league baseball players in the St. Louis Cardinals system and rosters of their minor league affiliates:

Tim Cooney[edit]

Tim Cooney
St. Louis Cardinals
Pitcher
Born: (1990-12-19) December 19, 1990 (age 23)
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Timothy Manus Cooney (born December 19, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

Cooney attended Malvern Preparatory School in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Pitching for Malvern's baseball team, Cooney won a state championship in 2009.[1] Though Cooney received scholarship offers from Ivy League universities, he chose to enroll at Wake Forest University to play college baseball for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons baseball team in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).[2] As a sophomore, Cooney was named to the All-ACC second team.[3]

The Cardinals chose Cooney in the third round, with the 117th overall selection, of the 2012 MLB Draft.[3] In 2013, Cooney was promoted to the Springfield Cardinals of the Class AA Texas League.[4] The Cardinals invited Cooney to spring training in 2014.[5]


Ty Kelly[edit]

Ty Kelly
St. Louis Cardinals
Second baseman
Born: (1988-07-20) July 20, 1988 (age 26)
Dallas, Texas
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

Tyler Patrick Kelly (born July 20, 1988) is a second baseman in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league baseball system.

He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 13th round of the 2009 amateur draft and began his professional career that year. He hit .265 with 33 walks in 61 games for the Aberdeen Ironbirds. For the 2010 Delmarva Shorebirds, he batted .259 with 68 walks and 30 doubles. With Delmarva in 2011, hit .274 with a .369 on-base percentage.

In 2012, he hit .327 between Frederick Keys, Bowie BaySox and Triple-A Norfolk Tides. The next year, he hit .283 in 72 games for Bowie before a trade to the Seattle Mariners for Eric Thames, after which he batted .320 with 51 walks in 54 games for the Tacoma Rainiers. On the season, he had 85 runs, 27 doubles and 102 walks in 126 games, hitting .298.

He has received myriad honors and awards. He has been named a Mid-Season All-Star in his respective leagues in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and a MiLB.com Organization All-Star in 2012 and 2013.[6]

Kelly was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for Sam Gaviglio on November 20, 2014.[7]


Mike O'Neill[edit]

Mike O'Neill
St. Louis Cardinals
Outfielder
Born: (1988-02-12) February 12, 1988 (age 26)
Riverside, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Mike O'Neill (born February 12, 1988) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

O'Neill attended the University of Southern California. The Cardinals selected him in the 31st round of the 2010 MLB Draft.

O'Neill was named a Texas League All-Star after the 2013 season.[8] The Cardinals added him to their 40-man roster after the 2013 season,[9] and designated him for assignment on July 11, 2014.[10]


Zach Petrick[edit]

Zach Petrick
St. Louis Cardinals
Pitcher
Born: (1989-07-29) July 29, 1989 (age 25)
Morris, Illinois
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Zachary Petrick (born July 29, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

He graduated from Morris Community High School in Morris, Illinois.[11] He then enrolled at Joliet Junior College.[12] He transferred to the University of Northwestern Ohio, and was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals as an undrafted free agent. He played the 2012 season with the Johnson City Cardinals of the Rookie-level Appalachian League.[13]

Petrick began the 2013 season with the Peoria Chiefs of the Class A Midwest League, and received midseason promotions to the Palm Beach Cardinals of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League and Springfield Cardinals of the Class AA Texas League.[14] For the season, he combined a 7–3 record (W–L) with a 1.99 earned run average (ERA) and eight saves covering 34 appearances and 13 starts between Peoria, Palm Beach, and Springfield. Pitching at first in relief, his ERA at Peoria was 0.83 and Palm Beach 0.27. At Springfield, he assumed a starting role. In December, the Cardinals named Petrick their 2013 Minor League Pitcher of the Year. "[At Springfield], after nine starts, he established himself for the season as our Minor League Pitcher of the year for 2013," commented Gary LaRocque, the Cardinals' farm director.[15]

His brother, Billy Petrick, played in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs in 2007.[13]


Cody Stanley[edit]

Cody Stanley
St. Louis Cardinals
Catcher
Born: (1988-12-21) December 21, 1988 (age 25)
Clinton, North Carolina
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Cody Stanley (born December 21, 1988) is an American professional baseball catcher in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

Stanley was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft out of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.[16]

In 2012, Stanley was suspended 50 games after testing positive for Methylhexaneamine and Tamoxifen.[17][18] He was added to the Cardinals 40-man roster on November 19, 2014.[19]


Lee Stoppelman[edit]

Lee Stoppelman
St. Louis Cardinals
Pitcher
Born: (1990-05-24) May 24, 1990 (age 24)
Pleasant Hill, Missouri
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Lee Kent Stoppelman (born May 24, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

Stoppelman was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 24th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft out of the University of Central Missouri.[20][21] In his first full professional season in 2013, he made it all the way to Triple-A. He finished the year with a 1.50 earned run average and 78 strikeouts over 66 innings.


Jordan Swagerty[edit]

Jordan Swagerty
St. Louis Cardinals
Pitcher
Born: (1989-07-14) July 14, 1989 (age 25)
Sachse, Texas
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

Matthew Jordan Swagerty (born July 14, 1989) is a professional baseball pitcher in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

Swagerty was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 44th round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of Prestonwood Christian Academy, but did not sign, opting to attend college. Swagerty attended Arizona State University, where he played for the Arizona State Sun Devils baseball team in the Pacific-10 Conference. Out of Arizona State, the Cardinals drafted Swagerty in the second round of the 2010 MLB Draft.

Keith Law of ESPN.com ranked Swagerty the 92nd best prospect in baseball prior to the 2012 season.[22]

He was scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery in early April 2012, to remove bone spurs in his right elbow, and Tommy John surgery to repair a ligament. He was ranked #7 in the Cardinals' organization, pitching at the Double-A Springfield Cardinals.[23]


Breyvic Valera[edit]

Breyvic Valera
St. Louis Cardinals
Second baseman
Born: (1990-06-26) June 26, 1990 (age 24)
Montalbán, Venezuela
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

Breyvic Jose Henriquez Valera (born January 8, 1992) is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

Valera signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as an international free agent in May 2010.[24] He made his professional debut with the Venezuelan Summer League Cardinals. He started 2014 with the Palm Beach Cardinals and was promoted to the Double-A Springfield Cardinals during the season.[25]

Boone Whiting[edit]

Boone Whiting
St. Louis Cardinals
Pitcher
Born: (1989-08-20) August 20, 1989 (age 25)
Oakdale, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Boone S. Whiting (born August 20, 1989 in Oakdale, California) is a baseball pitcher currently in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system. He plays for their Triple-A team, the Memphis Redbirds.

Prior to playing professionally, he attended Oakdale High School and then Centenary College. The Cardinals drafted him in the 18th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft.

He began his career with the Johnson City Cardinals, going 5-3 with a 3.50 ERA in 13 games (9 starts), while striking out 68 batters and walking just five in 54 innings. In 2011, he was 5-2 with a 2.41 ERA in 30 games (14 starts) for the Quad Cities River Bandits, striking out 122 batters to 22 walks in 119 innings. Baseball America said he had the best control of a Cardinals farmhand.

Pitching for the GCL Cardinals, Quad City River Bandits and Springfield Cardinals in 2012, Whiting was a combined 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA in 9 games (6 starts) while missing most of the year with injury. In 2013, with Springfield (3-2, 2.93 ERA) and the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds (5-5, 4.09 ERA), Whiting was 8-7 with a 3.83 ERA in 27 starts. He had 133 K to 47 BB in 136 1/3 IP.


Jacob Wilson[edit]

Jacob Wilson
St. Louis Cardinals
Second baseman / Third baseman
Born: (1990-11-14) November 14, 1990 (age 24)
Bartlett, Tennessee
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jacob Clinton Wilson (born November 14, 1990) is an American professional baseball second baseman and third baseman in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

Wilson played college baseball at the University of Memphis for the Tigers from 2009 to 2012. As a senior he was the Conference USA Player of the Year after hitting .320 with 17 home runs and a 1.009 OPS.[26][27]

Wilson was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 10th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.[28] He signed with the Cardinals and made his professional debut with the Batavia Muckdogs. In 2013, he played for the Peoria Chiefs and Palm Beach Cardinals.[29] He started 2014 with Springfield and was then promoted to the Double-A Springfield Cardinals.[30] His season came to an end after 66 games due to a knee injury.[31]

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Triple-A[edit]

Memphis Redbirds roster
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Infielders

Outfielders

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Double-A[edit]

Springfield Cardinals roster
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Pitchers

  • 19 Logan Billbrough
  • 34 Seth Blair
  • 29 Jonathan Cornelius
  • 43 Joey Donofrio
  • 33 Anthony Ferrara
  • 22 Sam Gaviglio
  • 26 Kurt Heyer
  • 40 Dean Kiekhefer
  • 38 Danny Miranda
  • 32 Zach Petrick
  • 15 Ronnie Shaban
  • 37 Ryan Sherriff
  • 27 Justin Wright

Catchers

  • 47 Jonathan Keener Injury icon 2.svg
  • 21 Cody Stanley
  •  4 Travis Tartamella

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches


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Class A-Advanced[edit]

Palm Beach Cardinals roster
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Pitchers

  • 38 Corey Baker
  • 27 Joe Cuda
  • 34 Marco Gonzales
  • 25 Kyle Hald
  • 16 Kyle Helisek
  • 12 Tyrell Jenkins
  • 29 Cory Jones
  • 41 Thomas Lee
  •  3 Dixon Llorens
  • 49 Aidan Lucas
  • 28 Mike Mayers
  • 31 Iden Nazario
  • 35 Nick Petree
  • 21 Robert Stock
  • 23 Samuel Tuivailala

Catchers

  • 19 Adam Ehrlich Injury icon 2.svg
  • 55 Jesus Montero
  •  5 Casey Rasmus

Infielders

  •  7 Alex Mejia
  • 12 Starlin Rodriguez
  • 22 Danny Stienstra Injury icon 2.svg
  • 18 Ildenaro Vargas
  • 26 David Washington
  •  4 Jacob Wilson

Outfielders

  • 44 Anthony Garcia
  • 22 Nick Martini
  • 15 Steven Ramos
  •  8 Charlie Tilson
  • 32 Breyvic Valera

Manager

Coaches


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Class A[edit]

Peoria Chiefs roster
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Pitchers

  • 34 Kyle Barraclough
  • 32 Chase Brookshire
  • 40 Silfredo Garcia
  • 16 Kevin Herget
  • 27 Zach Loraine
  • 28 Blake McKnight
  • 25 Chris Perry
  • 22 Nick Petree
  • 18 Jimmy Reed
  • 29 Alexander Reyes
  • 30 Arturo Reyes
  • 48 Joseph Scanio
  • 38 Christopher Thomas

Catchers

  •  8 Steve Bean
  • 19 Carson Kelly
  • 21 Gerwuins Velazco Injury icon 2.svg

Infielders

  • 12 Juan Herrera
  •  5 Mason Katz
  •  4 Michael Schulze
  • 35 Jake Stone
  • 26 Cesar Valera

Outfielders

  • 15 Jimmy Bosco
  • 47 Ronald Castillo
  •  3 C. J. McElroy
  • 13 Kenneth Peoples-Walls
  •  7 Matthew Young

Manager

  • 37 Joe Kruzel

Coaches


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Short A[edit]

State College Spikes roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 41 Michael Aldrete
  • 23 Juan Bautista
  • 37 Jacob Booden
  •  4 Victor de Leon
  • 50 Mitch Harris
  • 56 Josh Lucas
  • 31 Trey Nielsen
  • 12 Andrew Pierce ‡
  • 34 Jhonny Polanco
  • 39 Jeff Rauh
  • 19 Kyle Webb

Catchers

  • 53 Alex de Leon
  • 33 Luke Voit

Infielders

  •  8 Brett Wiley ‡

Outfielders

  • 56 Vaughn Bryan
  • 25 Luis Perez

Manager

  •  7 Oliver Marmol

Coaches

  • 35 Ramon Ortiz (hitting)
  • 55 Dernier Orozco (pitching)


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Rookie[edit]

Johnson City Cardinals roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 48 Will Anderson
  • 46 Fernando Baez
  • 34 Ismael Brito
  • -- Steven De La Cruz
  • 51 Anderson Gerdel
  • 50 Kyle Grana
  • 56 Michael Holback
  • 39 Brandon Lee
  • 22 Nick Lomascolo
  • 19 Dailyn Martinez
  • 25 Norge Paredes
  • 47 Luis Perdomo

Catchers

  • 21 Frankie Rodriguez
  • 28 Rowan Wick

Infielders

  • 31 J. J Altobelli
  • 30 Ronnierd Garcia
  • 33 Richy Pedroza
  • 41 Robelys Reyes
  • 44 Justin Ringo

Outfielders

  • 35 Jhohan Acevedo
  •  4 Lance Jeffries ‡
  • 27 Devante Lacy
  • 43 Brian Vigo

Manager

  • -- Johnny Rodriguez

Coaches

  • 16 Paul Davis (Pitching)
  • 15 Roberto Espinoza (Coach)


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Gulf Coast League Cardinals roster
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Pitchers

  • 25 Juan Caballero
  • 39 Jonathan Escudero
  • 43 Steven Farinaro
  • 35 Fidencio Flores
  • -- Max Foody
  • -- Nicholas Frey
  • -- Steven Gallardo
  • 48 Dylan Hawkins
  • -- Blake Higgins
  • 12 Norge Paredes
  • 38 Rob Kaminsky
  • 21 Stalyn Lopez
  • 49 Ian McKinney
  • -- Trey Nielsen
  • 40 Darwin Perez
  • 51 Juan Perez
  • 30 Hector Salazar
  • 19 Isaac Silva
  • 28 Kender Villegas

Catchers

  • 18 Luis Cruz
  • 54 Jose Godoy
  • 55 Jose Gomez
  •  5 Elier Rodriguez

Infielders

  • 37 Eliezer Alvarez
  • 41 Malik Collymore
  • 29 Rafael Medina
  • 46 Oscar Mercado
  • 31 Leobaldo Pina
  • 11 Chris Rivera

Outfielders

  •  8 DeAndre Asbury-Heath
  • 12 Ricardo Bautista
  •  3 Anthony Ray
  • 32 Carlos Torres

Manager

  •  7 Steve Turco

Coaches

  • -- Kleininger Teran (hitting)
  • -- Darwin Marrero (pitching)


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Pitchers

  • -- Sandy Alcantara
  • -- Juan Alvarez
  • -- Estarlin Arias Injury icon 2.svg
  • -- Kerrion Bennett
  • -- Franyel Casadilla
  • 39 Will Changarotty
  • 29 Andy De La Cruz
  • -- Oneiver Diaz
  • -- Angel Estevez
  • 21 Frendy Gavin Injury icon 2.svg
  • 46 Derian Gonzalez
  • -- Junior Gonzalez
  • 47 Jose Lara
  •  4 Ronald Medrano
  • -- Jesus Narvaez
  • 57 David Oca
  • -- Enrique Perez
  • -- Rigobert Urena
  • 52 Esteban Vallejo

Catchers

  • -- Dylan Melendez
  • -- Dennis Ortega
  • 44 Dionenrys Pena
  • -- Irving Wilson

Infielders

  • 65 Henry Alvarado
  • 36 Allen Cordoba
  • -- Oscar Cotes
  • -- Joaquin De La Cruz
  • -- Luis Flores
  • -- Dariel Gomez Injury icon 2.svg
  • -- Hector Linares
  • 23 Sergio Ripoll Injury icon 2.svg
  • -- Wadye Ynfante

Outfielders

  • 19 Luis Bandes
  • -- Carlos Luis
  • -- Andres Luna
  • -- Jonathan Rivera
  • -- Carlos Rodriguez
  • 26 Magneuris Sierra
  • -- Carlos Talavera

Manager

  • -- Fray Peniche

Coaches

  • -- John Matos (hitting)
  • -- Bill Villanueva (pitching)


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References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Springfield southpaw Cooney likes a good challenge". Springfield News Leader. July 14, 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
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  16. ^ 30 rounds complete in 2010 Amateur Draft; Cardinals have selected 32 players
  17. ^ Cardinals prospect receives suspension
  18. ^ A long road back for catcher Cody Stanley
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  20. ^ Lee Stoppelman drafted in 24th round by St. Louis Cardinals
  21. ^ Stoppelman part of intriguing crop of Springfield relief pitchers
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  23. ^ Swagerty to undergo season-ending surgery, MLB.com (March 31, 2012)
  24. ^ Goold: Infielder Valera handles challenge
  25. ^ New guy Valera back in Double-A for Cardinals
  26. ^ Jacob Wilson Earns C-USA Player of the Year Honors
  27. ^ U of M third baseman Jacob Wilson named C-USA Player of the Year
  28. ^ Jacob Wilson Selected by St. Louis Cardinals in 2012 MLB Draft
  29. ^ U of M Campus Notebook: Ex-Tiger Jacob Wilson thriving in Peoria
  30. ^ Texas notes: Wilson enters comfort zone
  31. ^ U of M notebook: Wilson, former star for Tigers and Bartlett, impressing Cardinals in minors