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2019 St. Louis Cardinals season

The 2019 St. Louis Cardinals season was the 138th for the St. Louis Cardinals of the Major League Baseball (MLB), a franchise in St. Louis, Missouri. It was the 128th season for the Cardinals in the National League (NL), and their 14th at Busch Stadium III. On September 22, 2019, the Cardinals defeated the Chicago Cubs 3-2 to clinch their first playoff berth since 2015.[1] On September 29, the Cardinals clinched the National League Central for the first time since 2015,[2] and defeated the Atlanta Braves in the Division Series on October 9.[3] They went on to play the Washington Nationals in the NLCS, but were swept in four games.

2019 St. Louis Cardinals
National League Central Champions
St Louis Cardinals Cap Insignia.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record91–71 (.562)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)William O. 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
BB-reference
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Season standingsEdit

National League CentralEdit

National League Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
(3) St. Louis Cardinals 91 71 0.562 50–31 41–40
(5) Milwaukee Brewers 89 73 0.549 2 49–32 40–41
Chicago Cubs 84 78 0.519 7 51–30 33–48
Cincinnati Reds 75 87 0.463 16 41–40 34–47
Pittsburgh Pirates 69 93 0.426 22 35–46 34–47

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National League playoff standingsEdit

Division Leaders W L Pct.
(1) Los Angeles Dodgers 106 56 0.654
(2) Atlanta Braves 97 65 0.599
(3) St. Louis Cardinals 91 71 0.562


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
(4) Washington Nationals 93 69 0.574 +4
(5) Milwaukee Brewers 89 73 0.549
New York Mets 86 76 0.531 3
Arizona Diamondbacks 85 77 0.525 4
Chicago Cubs 84 78 0.519 5
Philadelphia Phillies 81 81 0.500 8
San Francisco Giants 77 85 0.475 12
Cincinnati Reds 75 87 0.463 14
Colorado Rockies 71 91 0.438 18
San Diego Padres 70 92 0.432 19
Pittsburgh Pirates 69 93 0.426 20
Miami Marlins 57 105 0.352 32


Record vs. opponentsEdit

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 11-8 10–9 3–3 4–3 14–6
Atlanta 3–4 5–2 3–4 3–3 2–4 15–4 3–3 11-8 9–10 5–2 5–2 5–2 4–2 11–8 13–7
Chicago 4–2 2–5 8–11 3–3 3–4 6–1 9–10 5–2 2–5 11–8 4–3 4–2 9–10 2–4 12–8
Cincinnati 3–3 4–3 11–8 3–3 1–5 6–1 8–11 3–4 3–4 7–12 5–2 4–3 7–12 1–5 9–11
Colorado 10–9 3–3 3–3 3–3 4–15 5–2 5–2 2–4 3–4 2–5 11–8 7–12 2–5 3–4 8–12
Los Angeles 11–8 4–2 4–3 5–1 15–4 5–1 4–3 5–2 5–2 6–0 13–6 12–7 3–4 4–3 10–10
Miami 4–3 4–15 1–6 1–6 2–5 1–5 2–5 6–13 10–9 3–3 4–2 3–3 3–4 4–15 9–11
Milwaukee 5–2 3–3 10–9 11–8 2–5 3–4 5–2 5–1 4–3 15–4 3–4 2–4 9–10 4–2 8–12
New York 5–2 8–11 2–5 4–3 4–2 2–5 13–6 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 9–10 3–4 12–7 4–2 3–3 3–4 4–2 5–14 11–9
Pittsburgh 1–6 2–5 8–11 12–7 5–2 0–6 3–3 4–15 1–5 2–4 6–1 5–2 5–14 3–4 12–8
San Diego 8–11 2–5 3–4 2–5 8–11 6–13 2–4 4–3 3–3 3–3 1–6 9–10 4–2 4–3 11–9
San Francisco 9–10 2–5 2–4 3–4 12–7 7–12 3–3 4–2 4–3 4–3 2–5 10–9 3–4 1–5 11–9
St. Louis 3–3 2–4 10–9 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 15–4 2–4 7–12 14–5 4–3 3–4 5–1 2–5 14–6

Updated with the results of all games through September 29, 2019. Regular season complete


Season summaryEdit

On Opening Day, versus the Milwaukee Brewers, catcher Yadier Molina extended his team-record for Opening Day starts with 15.[4] 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.[5]

Game logEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

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


2019 St. Louis Cardinals Game Log, 91–71 (.562) [6]
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Cardinals team member

PostseasonEdit

2019 Postseason (3–6)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Cardinals team member

RosterEdit

Minor league system and first-year player draftEdit

TeamsEdit

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 draftEdit

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)[7] June 11 [8]
2 58 Trejyn Fletcher, 18 CF / R Deering HS (ME) June 13 [9]
3 96 Tony Locey, 20 RHP / R University of Georgia (GA)[10] June 12 [11]
4 125 Andre Pallante, 20 RHP / R University of California, Irvine (CA)[12] June 19 [11]
5 155 Connor Thomas, 21 LHP / L Georgia Tech (GA)[13] June 11 [11]
6 185 Pedro Pages, 20 C / R Florida Atlantic University (FL) [14] June 13 [11]
7 215 Jack Ralston, 21 LHP / R University of California, Los Angeles (CA)[15] June 19 [11]
8 245 Logan Gragg, 20 RHP / R Oklahoma State University (OK)[16] June 14 [11]
9 275 Todd Lott, 21 OF / R University of Louisiana at Lafayette (LA)[17] June 11 [11]
10 305 Jake Sommers, 22 LHP / R University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (WI)[18] June 10[19] [11]
11 335 Connor Lunn, 20 RHP / R University of Southern California (CA)[20] June 19 [11]
12 365 Patrick Romeri, 17 RF / R IMG Academy (FL)[21] June 10 [11]
13 395 Tommy Jew, 21 CF / R University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)[22] July 9 [11]
14 425 Tyler Statler, 17 RHP / R Hononegah HS (IL)[23] June 14 [11]
15 455 David Vinsky, 20 OF / R Northwood University (MI)[24] June 11 [11]
16 485 Thomas Hart, 18 RHP / R Wakeland HS (TX)[25] June 16 [11]
17 515 Michael YaSenka, 21 RHP / R Eastern Illinois University (IL)[26] June 14 [11]
18 545 Aaron Antonini, 20 C / L Middle Tennessee State University (TN)[27] N/A [11]
19 575 Zarion Sharpe, 20 LHP / R University of North Carolina at Wilmington (NC)[28] TBA [11]
20 605 Adrian Mardueno, 21 RHP / R San Diego State University (CA)[29] June 12 [11]
21 635 Jack Owen, 21 LHP / L Auburn University (AL)[30] TBA [11]
22 665 Zade Richardson, 19 C / R Wabash Valley College (IL)[31] June 16 [11]
23 695 Brylie Ware, 22 3B / R University of Oklahoma (OK)[32] June 10 [11]
24 725 Will Guay, 23 RHP / R Concord University (WV)[33] June 10[19] [11]
25 755 Alexander McFarlane, 17 RHP / R Habersham Central School (GA)[34] Did not sign [11]
26 785 Jeremy Randolph, 23 RHP / R University of Alabama (AL)[35] June 14 [11]
27 815 Eric Lex, 23 RHP / R Santa Clara University (CA)[36] June 16 [11]
28 845 Tyler Peck, 21 RHP / R Chapman University (CA)[37] N/A [11]
29 875 Scott Politz, 22 RHP / R Yale University (CT)[38] June 11 [11]
30 905 Cameron Dulle, 23 RHP / R University of Missouri (CA)[39] June 10 [11]
31 935 Dylan Pearce, 22 RHP / L Oregon State University (OR)[40] June 16 [11]
32 965 Chandler Redmond, 22 2B / L Gardner-Webb University (NC)[41] June 10 [11]
33 995 Anthony Green, 21 RHP / R Jefferson College (MO)[42] June 11 [11]
34 1,025 Ben Baird, 21 SS / R University of Washington (WA)[43] June 11 [11]
35 1,055 Logan Hofmann, 19 RHP / L Colby Community College (KS)[44] TBA [11]
36 1,085 Kyle Skeels, 22 C / R Coastal Carolina University (SC)[45] June 11 [11]
37 1,115 Chris Newell, 18 OF / L Malvern Preparatory School (PA)[46] Did not sign [11]
38 1,145 Kurtis Byrne, 18 C / R Christian Brothers College HS (MO) Did not sign [11]
39 1,175 T.J. McKenzie, 18 SS / R The Benjamin School (FL)[47] Did not sign [11]
40 1,205 Cash Rugely, 19 SS / R Navarro College (TX)[48][49] TBA [11]

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