Wondering why the Pittsburgh Pirates took so long to promote Pedro Alvarez to the majors this year?  Perhaps it was due to the new low cut-off for Super Two eligible players.  C. Trent Rosecrans of CBS Sports released the Super Two list for the 2011 season (h/t MLBTR), with the cutoff being 2 years, 122 days.  This marks the first time the Super Two cut-off has been below 2 years and 130 days.  As expected, Ross Ohlendorf will be Super Two eligible this off-season.

What is a Super Two player?  As you may know, all players with 0-3 years of service time receive the league minimum, while any player with 3-6 years of service time is eligible for arbitration.  There is an exception, and that would be the Super Two players.  Super Two players are the top 17% of players who meet the following...

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