According to CAA Sports, an agency that represents numerous athletes across all sports, including Jason Bay, Dan Haren, and Ryan Zimmerman for baseball, the early estimates for the 2012 Super Two class is two years, 146 days. That number is based on their own internal analysis, and isn't an official number, as obviously plenty of things can change between now and the end of the 2011 season, all of which would alter that figure.
McCutchen is a long shot to be Super Two eligible in 2012.
For now, if we use that number as a reference, and assume everyone who is currently in the majors will be in the majors for the rest of the year, we get the following Super Two eligible players for the Pittsburgh Pirates heading in to next year:
Steve Pearce (Estimate: 2.164)
Garrett Jones (Estimate: 1.158)
The Pirates have several other players on the bubble. Jason Jaramillo was at 1.137 heading in to the year, although it's unlikely he gets a full year of service time in 2011. John Bo...
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