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Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Super Two eligibility set at earliest point in a decade

MLB Trade Rumors reports that the Super Two cutoff has been set at two years and 115 days of service time. It’s the lowest the threshold has been set in a decade.

Super Two eligibility is a salary arbitration concept. All players who have zero to two years of service time are not arbitration eligible and thus have their salaries unilaterally set by their teams. All players with three years or more of service time — but who have not yet reached the six years required to become unrestricted free agents — are eligible for arbitration. By having one’s salary set via arbitration, their past performance is taken into account and they can begin to make some real money.

A small handful of players who have more than two years but less than three years of service time are considered Super Two players, and they are included with the 3+ players and get to go through arbitration. They go through up to four times instead of the typical three. That small handful of Super Two players consists of the guys who finished the previous year in the top 22 percent of service time among players with two to three years of service time. Depending on when that top 22 percent was initially called up, the exact level of service time to reach Super Two eligibility floats. Sometimes by as much as a couple of weeks one way or the other.

Look, up in the sky!

It’s a bird!

It’s a plane!

It’s Super Two!

 

QLE Posted: November 06, 2019 at 12:56 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: arbitration, super two

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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 06, 2019 at 05:17 PM (#5899241)
Here's who made the cut and who didn't.

The New York Yankees have four Super 2s: right-handers Luis Cessa and Jonathan Holder, left-hander Jordan Montgomery and third baseman Gio Urshela.

Urias is joined by Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger and Hader by Brewers left-hander Brent Suter.

Other teams with two eligible Super 2 players include the Colorado Rockies (LHP Kyle Freeland, OF David Dahl), Tampa Bay Rays (RHP Tyler Glasnow, SS Daniel Robertson), Los Angeles Angels (RHPs Keynan Middleton and Noe Ramirez) and San Diego Padres (OF Hunter Renfroe, RHP Dinelson Lamet).

Also eligible are Atlanta infielder Johan Camargo, Oakland right-hander Jharel Cotton, Detroit outfielder JaCoby Jones, Toronto right-hander Derek Law, San Francisco left-hander Wandy Peralta, Miami outfielder JT Riddle and Chicago Cubs left-hander Kyle Ryan.

Milwaukee first baseman/outfielder Tyler Austin, Texas left-hander Jesse Biddle, Cleveland right-hander A.J. Cole and Yankees right-hander David Hale would have been eligible but were dropped from 40-man rosters..
   2. Bote Man Posted: November 07, 2019 at 12:41 AM (#5899315)
Super Two eligibility is a salary arbitration concept.


Whack-a-mole.

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