Mejia Mejia should finish the season at 2 years, 140 days of service time.
Recker, barring a demotion, would finish at 2 years, 128 days.
One NL executive projected the cutoff would be 2 years and between 120 and 125 days. In April, Ryan Galla of the agency CAA Baseball projected the deadline at 2 years, 128 days.
Super 2 status does not expedite free-agency status, which occurs after a player accumulates six years of major league service. It merely means the players get four years of arbitration eligibility rather than three years, so salaries start to climb earlier.
With uninterrupted major league service, Mejia, Recker, Harvey and Familia all would be eligible for free agency after the 2018 season.
The 22 percent of players with the most service time between two and three years become Super 2s.