The MLB Playoff Picture, including the latest bracket if the season ended today and the league-wide standings (with playoff seeds). Updated throughout the 2018 Major League Baseball season.
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MLB Playoff Picture Bracket: If The Season Ended TodayMLB Playoff Picture last updated July 21, 2018
|Wild Card||Division Series||Championship Series||World Series||2018 Champion|
MLB Playoff Picture Bracket: American League Seed List
|1||Boston Red Sox||AL East leader|
|2||Houston Astros||AL West leader|
|3||Cleveland Indians||AL Central leader|
|WC1||New York Yankees||AL East 2nd|
|WC2||Seattle Mariners||AL West 2nd|
MLB Playoff Picture Bracket: National League Seed List
|1||Chicago Cubs||NL Central leader|
|2||Philadelphia Phillies||NL East leader|
|3||Los Angeles Dodgers||NL West leader|
|WC1||Atlanta Braves||NL East 2nd|
|WC2||Milwaukee Brewers||NL Central 2nd|
MLB Playoff Picture: The Lowdown, July 21
All the power in baseball seems to be in the American League this season. The best team in the National League, the Chicago Cubs, had a .589 win percentage on the morning of July 21. Four American League teams had a better one: the Red Sox, Astros, Yankees, and Mariners. At least you can give the NL this: their worst teams (the Mets and Padres) are MUCH better than the AL’s worst teams (the Royals and Orioles).
It could take 95 wins to get a Wild Card in the American League the way things are going. Either the Yankees or Red Sox will be 100+ win teams that may find themselves in a one-and-done game. One of those two teams will complain about it, that you can bet, especially if they lose the game.
Once the trade deadline comes and goes, then we’ll know who’s a real contender and who isn’t.