It's that time of year when the phrase Super Two gets thrown out when referencing prospects. So what exactly does it mean? Generally, players must have at least three years of major league service time before they are eligible for salary arbitration but there are players with less than three years of MLB service time that can also become eligible for arbitration. Players with more than two years of service time but less than three that rank within the top 22 percent (it used to be 17) of all two-year players in terms of service time. Got it? Didn't think so. But that's Super Two. Essentially a team keeps a Super Two player three additional seasons and that player receives four years of salary arbitration. Because the number is based on a percentage, there is no exact date to achieve Super Two status each season.
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