David Price Among Those Reaching Super Two Status

Players with two years and 146 days of Major League service time will qualify for Super Two status, MLBTR's Tim Dierkes has learned.  This was the same cutoff point that was predicted by CAA in April, and as MLBTR's Ben Nicholson-Smith wrote six months ago, it is "a decidedly late cutoff."  In 2010, the cutoff date was two years and 122 days of service, while the 2009 cutoff was two years and 139 days.

Click here to refresh yourself on the details of the Super Two process, but to summarize, Super Two players will earn a fourth year of salary arbitration (as opposed to the usual three) before reaching free agency.  So, all players with less than three years of service time but at least 2.146 (two years, 146 days) of service time quality as Super Twos.

This year's crop of Super Twos includes some of the top young arms in the game — David Price, Rick Porcello, Daniel Bard, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann and Tyler ClippardRyan Roberts is also a Super Two, so he could be in line for an extra payday in the wake of his breakout 2011 season.


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17 Comments on "David Price Among Those Reaching Super Two Status"


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3 years 8 months ago

Super Two status just guaranteed Venable will not be a Padre in 2012.

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3 years 8 months ago

you are right my friend .

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johnsilver
3 years 8 months ago

Scott Atchison just bought himself a non tender. They kept him on a roller coaster ride anyway to Pawtucket as it was the last 2 years.

Thing is, Cots has Boston holding a club option for 2012 @ league min + 0.2m?

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0bsessions
3 years 8 months ago

I don’t see that happening. Considering the Sox aren’t prone to pinching pennies, he’s too valuable and versatile to cut over an extra million we might lose on him. He’s very useful, but not in the flashy arbitration numbers way. He doesn’t get saves or wins, his K’s aren’t up there. If it ever does go to arbitration, the likelihood of Atchison getting a substantial raise is minimal.

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Jim McGrath
3 years 8 months ago

Atch has been pretty good for the Sox–probably will be a player Ben Ch. will keep under contract with an ERA in the 3’s. I’ve not seen Venable play but he shows decent speed and some pretty good power for playing in PetCo in addition to being a Princeton grad.

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JB3
3 years 8 months ago

Finally found it, thanks for the info.  Good stuff to know.

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garylanglais
3 years 8 months ago

So Rick Porcello qualifies as a Super Two but the Tigers hold a club option on him for 2012 for $1.344m.  How do the two rectify?  Does becoming arb eligible supercede the rookie deal he signed?  Does it depend on how the team and player drafted that deal? 

Porcello would obviously prefer to take his shot at arbitration but the way I read it, I would side with the Tigers just having to pick up the option and Porcello would have to wait until next offseason for arbitration.  Anyone else think otherwise?