2019 St. Louis Cardinals season

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2019 St. Louis Cardinals
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Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)William DeWitt Jr.
General manager(s)Mike Girsch
Manager(s)Mike Shildt
Local televisionFox Sports Midwest
(Dan McLaughlin, Al Hrabosky, Rick Horton, Tim McCarver, Jim Edmonds)
Local radioKMOX NewsRadio 1120
St. Louis Cardinals Radio Network
(Mike Shannon, John Rooney, Rick Horton, Mike Claiborne)
StatsESPN.com
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The 2019 St. Louis Cardinals season is the 138th for the St. Louis Cardinals of the Major League Baseball (MLB), a franchise in St. Louis, Missouri. It is the 128th season for the Cardinals in the National League (NL), and their 14th at Busch Stadium III.

Season standings[edit]

National League Central[edit]

National League Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 87 67 0.565 49–29 38–38
Milwaukee Brewers 83 70 0.542 46–32 37–38
Chicago Cubs 82 72 0.532 5 51–28 31–44
Cincinnati Reds 72 82 0.468 15 40–36 32–46
Pittsburgh Pirates 65 88 0.425 21½ 31–44 34–44

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National League playoff standings[edit]

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 98 55 0.641
Atlanta Braves 95 60 0.613
St. Louis Cardinals 87 67 0.565


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Washington Nationals 84 68 0.553 +1½
Milwaukee Brewers 83 70 0.542
Chicago Cubs 82 72 0.532
New York Mets 80 73 0.523 3
Philadelphia Phillies 78 74 0.513
Arizona Diamondbacks 78 75 0.510 5
San Francisco Giants 74 80 0.481
Cincinnati Reds 72 82 0.468 11½
San Diego Padres 69 84 0.451 14
Colorado Rockies 66 87 0.431 17
Pittsburgh Pirates 65 88 0.425 18
Miami Marlins 53 100 0.346 30


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2019 National League Records

Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 4–3 2–4 3–3 9–10 8–11 3–4 2–5 2–5 4–2 6–1 6–7 10–9 1–2 4–3 14–6
Atlanta 3–4 5–2 3–4 3–3 2–4 15–4 3–3 11–5 9–10 5–2 5–2 3–1 4–2 11–8 12–6
Chicago 4–2 2–5 8–11 3–3 3–4 6–1 9–10 5–2 2–5 11–5 4–3 4–2 7–6 2–4 12–8
Cincinnati 3–3 4–3 11–8 3–3 1–5 6–1 8–8 2–2 3–4 5–11 5–2 4–3 7–12 1–5 9–11
Colorado 10–9 3–3 3–3 3–3 3–13 5–2 2–2 2–4 3–4 2–5 11–8 6–10 2–5 3–4 8–12
Los Angeles 11–8 4–2 4–3 5–1 13–3 5–1 4–3 5–2 5–2 6–0 10–6 9–7 3–4 4–3 10–10
Miami 4–3 4–15 1–6 1–6 2–5 1–5 2–5 4–11 9–7 3–3 4–2 3–3 3–4 3–13 9–11
Milwaukee 5–2 3–3 10–9 8–8 2–2 3–4 5–2 5–1 4–3 12–4 3–4 2–4 9–10 4–2 8–12
New York 5–2 5–11 2–5 2–2 4–2 2–5 11–4 1–5 7–12 5–1 3–3 3–4 2–5 12–7 15–5
Philadelphia 2–4 10–9 5–2 4–3 4–3 2–5 7–9 3–4 12–7 4–2 3–3 3–4 4–2 5–9 10–7
Pittsburgh 1–6 2–5 5–11 11–5 5–2 0–6 3–3 4–12 1–5 2–4 6–1 5–2 5–14 3–4 12–8
San Diego 7–6 2–5 3–4 2–5 8–11 6–10 2–4 4–3 3–3 3–3 1–6 9–10 4–2 4–3 11–9
San Francisco 9–10 1–3 2–4 3–4 10–6 7–9 3–3 4–2 4–3 4–3 2–5 10–9 3–4 1–5 11–9
St. Louis 2–1 2–4 6–7 12–7 5–2 4–3 4–3 10–9 5–2 2–4 14–5 2–4 4–3 5–2 9–11
Washington 3–4 8–11 4–2 5–1 4–3 3–4 13–3 2–4 7–12 9–5 4–3 3–4 5–1 2–5 11–6

Updated with the results of all games through September 19, 2019.


Season summary[edit]

On Opening Day, versus the Milwaukee Brewers, catcher Yadier Molina extended his team-record for Opening Day starts with 15.[1] The following game, newly-acquired first baseman Paul Goldschmidt homered three times in a 9−5 win over the Brewers, making him the fastest player to hit a three-home run game with a new team. He also drove in five runs.[2]

Game log[edit]

Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Cardinals player


2019 St. Louis Cardinals Game Log, 87–67 (.565) [3]
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Cardinals team member

Current roster[edit]

St. Louis Cardinals roster
Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Pitchers


Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches

60-day injured list


35 active, 5 inactive

Injury icon 2.svg 7- or 10-day injured list
dagger Suspended list
# Personal leave
Roster and coaches updated September 3, 2019
TransactionsDepth chart

All MLB rosters

Minor league system and first-year player draft[edit]

Teams[edit]

Level Team League Division Manager W–L/Stats Standing Refs
AAA Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast American–South Ben Johnson
AA Springfield Cardinals Texas North Joe Kruzel
A+ Palm Beach Cardinals Florida State South Dann Bilardello
A Peoria Chiefs Midwest Western Chris Swauger
A (SS) State College Spikes New York–Penn Pinckney Jose Leon
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian West Roberto Espinoza
GCL Cardinals Gulf Coast East Steve Turco
DSL Cardinals Dominican Summer Boca Chica North Frey Peniche

Major League Baseball draft[edit]

The 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft began on Monday, June 3, 2019, and ended June 5. The draft will assign amateur baseball players to MLB teams.

2019 Draft Order

2019 Draft Tracker (StL Cardinals)

2019 St. Louis Cardinals complete draft list
Round Pick Name, Age Pos / Bats School (State) Date sgnd. Refs
1 19 Zack Thompson, 21 LHP / L University of Kentucky (KY)[4] June 11 [5]
2 58 Trejyn Fletcher, 18 CF / R Deering HS (ME) June 13 [6]
3 96 Tony Locey, 20 RHP / R University of Georgia (GA)[7] June 12 [8]
4 125 Andre Pallante, 20 RHP / R University of California, Irvine (CA)[9] June 19 [8]
5 155 Connor Thomas, 21 LHP / L Georgia Tech University (GA)[10] June 11 [8]
6 185 Pedro Pages, 20 C / R Florida Atlantic University (FL) [11] June 13 [8]
7 215 Jack Ralston, 21 LHP / R University of California, Los Angeles (CA)[12] June 19 [8]
8 245 Logan Gragg, 20 RHP / R Oklahoma State University (OK)[13] June 14 [8]
9 275 Todd Lott, 21 OF / R University of Louisiana at Lafayette (LA)[14] June 11 [8]
10 305 Jake Sommers, 22 LHP / R University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (WI)[15] June 10[16] [8]
11 335 Connor Lunn, 20 RHP / R University of Southern California (CA)[17] June 19 [8]
12 365 Patrick Romeri, 17 RF / R IMG Academy (FL)[18] June 10 [8]
13 395 Tommy Jew, 21 CF / R University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)[19] July 9 [8]
14 425 Tyler Statler, 17 RHP / R Hononegah HS (IL)[20] June 14 [8]
15 455 David Vinsky, 20 OF / R Northwood University (MI)[21] June 11 [8]
16 485 Thomas Hart, 18 RHP / R Wakeland HS (TX)[22] June 16 [8]
17 515 Michael YaSenka, 21 RHP / R Eastern Illinois University (IL)[23] June 14 [8]
18 545 Aaron Antonini, 20 C / L Middle Tennessee State University (TN)[24] N/A [8]
19 575 Zarion Sharpe, 20 LHP / R University of North Carolina at Wilmington (NC)[25] TBA [8]
20 605 Adrian Mardueno, 21 RHP / R San Diego State University (CA)[26] June 12 [8]
21 635 Jack Owen, 21 LHP / L Auburn University (AL)[27] TBA [8]
22 665 Zade Richardson, 19 C / R Wabash Valley College (IL)[28] June 16 [8]
23 695 Brylie Ware, 22 3B / R University of Oklahoma (OK)[29] June 10 [8]
24 725 Will Guay, 23 RHP / R Concord University (WV)[30] June 10[31] [8]
25 755 Alexander McFarlane, 17 RHP / R Habersham Central School (GA)[32] Did not sign [8]
26 785 Jeremy Randolph, 23 RHP / R University of Alabama (AL)[33] June 14 [8]
27 815 Eric Lex, 23 RHP / R Santa Clara University (CA)[34] June 16 [8]
28 845 Tyler Peck, 21 RHP / R Chapman University (CA)[35] N/A [8]
29 875 Scott Politz, 22 RHP / R Yale University (CT)[36] June 11 [8]
30 905 Cameron Dulle, 23 RHP / R University of Missouri (CA)[37] June 10 [8]
31 935 Dylan Pearce, 22 RHP / L Oregon State University (OR)[38] June 16 [8]
32 965 Chandler Redmond, 22 2B / L Gardner-Webb University (NC)[39] June 10 [8]
33 995 Anthony Green, 21 RHP / R Jefferson College (MO)[40] June 11 [8]
34 1,025 Ben Baird, 21 SS / R University of Washington (WA)[41] June 11 [8]
35 1,055 Logan Hofmann, 19 RHP / L Colby Community College (KS)[42] TBA [8]
36 1,085 Kyle Skeels, 22 C / R Coastal Carolina University (SC)[43] June 11 [8]
37 1,115 Chris Newell, 18 OF / L Malvern Preparatory School (PA)[44] Did not sign [8]
38 1,145 Kurtis Byrne, 18 C / R Christian Brothers College HS (MO) Did not sign [8]
39 1,175 T.J. McKenzie, 18 SS / R The Benjamin School (FL)[45] Did not sign [8]
40 1,205 Cash Rugely, 19 SS / R Navarro College (TX)[46][47] TBA [8]

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