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What is Super Two status and why does it matter?

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Ronald Acuna Jr. and Gleyber Torres have already reached the Majors this season, meaning callup watch is on for Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Nick Senzel and the next wave of top prospects.

Any general manager determining when to bring a touted young player to the big leagues must weigh a number of factors, including the player's MLB readiness and the team's roster needs. There's also the question of Super Two status.

Ronald Acuna Jr. and Gleyber Torres have already reached the Majors this season, meaning callup watch is on for Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Nick Senzel and the next wave of top prospects.

Any general manager determining when to bring a touted young player to the big leagues must weigh a number of factors, including the player's MLB readiness and the team's roster needs. There's also the question of Super Two status.

What exactly does that term mean? The short answer is: Players typically must accrue three years of Major League service time before becoming eligible for salary arbitration. Super Two is a designation that allows a select group of players to become eligible for arbitration before reaching three years of service time.

It sounds complicated, but it's an important consideration for every front office and could affect players including Carlos Correa and Francisco Lindor for years to come. To learn more about Super Two status and how teams strategize around prospect debuts, listen to this week's special episode of Executive Access featuring Mark Feinsand and former MLB executive Jim Duquette:

On Executive Access, MLB.com executive reporter Mark Feinsand provides a unique look at the people building Major League teams by engaging in candid interviews with front-office personnel from around MLB. Each week, you'll find out how they broke into the game, why they do what they do and how they envision the future of baseball. Look out for new episodes on Tuesdays. Download, subscribe and help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes or your favorite platform.