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Thursday, April 25, 2013
Duda projected to make 'Super 2' cutoff

By Adam Rubin

Like Ike Davis last offseason, Lucas Duda is projected to be eligible for arbitration a year early. Duda should qualify as a "Super Two" -- giving him four years of arbitration beginning next winter. He remains eligible for free agency after the 2017 season.

Duda should have 2 years, 137 days of service time after this season.

Baseball agency CAA projects the "Super Two" cutoff will be 2 years, 119 days. The top 22 percent of players with two-plus years of service time are eligible for the extra arbitration year, per the collective bargaining agreement.

In addition to Duda, Mike Baxter, Dillon Gee, Ruben Tejada and Justin Turner should be eligible for arbitration for the first time next offseason. Those four players are due to cross the three-year MLB service-time threshold.

The only other less-experienced player who should have more than two years of MLB service after this season is Collin Cowgill (2 years, 14 days -- assuming he remains with the major league club all season).

Robert Carson, Josh Edgin, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Jeremy Hefner, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Anthony Recker, Scott Rice and Jordany Valdespin will not have even crossed two years of service time after this season.