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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Super Two Status Set At 2.116 Years Of Service

This year’s Super Two cutoff point has been set at precisely two years and 116 days of service, MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes has learned. This marker will affect the financial value for players with between two and three years of service time.

For example, Yordan Alvarez, with two years and 113 days of service time, will just miss the cutoff, meaning the Astros slugger will not be eligible for arbitration until next offseason. On the other hand, Brewers infielder Luis Urias has two years and 120 days of service time, so he qualifies as a Super Two player and will head to arbitration for the first of four trips this winter.

Broadly, Super Two designation is one of the innumerable quirks to the ever-confounding (current) arbitration system.  For the unfamiliar, Major League players earn “service time” for every day spent on an MLB roster.  One year of MLB service is defined as 172 days, despite the fact that there are more days than that in the regular season.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 27, 2021 at 05:00 PM | 10 comment(s)
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