Guardians Playoff Picture: Chances, Bracket, Seed for 2024

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Cleveland Guardians' Josh Naylor gestures as he runs the bases after hitting a three-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Friday, May 19, 2023, in New York.
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Shane Jackson @Sjacksonmgm Jul 12, 2024, 12:57 PM

The Cleveland Guardians were last in the postseason in 2022, but they are in a great position to return in the 2024 MLB playoff picture.

Guardians Playoff Chances

The Guardians playoff odds are -2500, which implies a 96.15% chance of making the postseason.

Their playoff odds are the best in the AL Central:

  • Guardians: -2500
  • Twins: -550
  • Royals: +165
  • Tigers: +1500
  • White Sox: Off the Board

Guardians Playoff Seed

If the postseason began today, the Guardians would be the No. 1 seed in the six-team American League bracket. They’re 4.5 games ahead of the Minnesota Twins for the division lead in the AL Central.

At this point, the Guardians would have a bye in the AL Wild Card round.

Here’s the current AL bracket:

Last Time the Guardians Made the Playoffs

The Guardians last made the playoffs in 2022, falling 3-2 to the New York Yankees in the 2022 ALDS.

Cleveland’s most recent trip to the World Series was 2016 when it lost to the Chicago Cubs in seven games.

Guardians Playoff History

YearRoundOpponentResult
2022ALDSYankeesLost, 3-2
2022ALWCRaysWon, 2-0
2020ALWCYankeesLost, 2-0
2018ALDSAstrosLost, 3-0
2017ALDSYankeesLost, 3-2
2016World SeriesCubsLost, 4-3
2016ALCSBlue JaysWon, 4-1
2016ALDSRed SoxWon, 3-0
2013ALWCRaysLost, 1-0
2007ALCSRed SoxLost, 4-3
2007ALDSYankeesWon, 3-1
2001ALDSMarinersLost, 3-2
1999ALDSRed SoxLost, 3-2
1998ALCSYankeesLost, 4-2
1998ALDSRed SoxWon, 3-1
1997World SeriesFlorida MarlinsLost, 4-3
1997ALCSOriolesWon, 4-2
1997ALDSYankeesWon, 3-2
1996ALDSOriolesLost, 3-1
1995World SeriesBravesLost, 4-2
1995ALCSMarinersWon, 4-2
1995ALDSRed SoxWon, 3-0
1954World SeriesNew York GiantsLost, 4-0
1948World SeriesBoston BravesWon, 4-2
1920World SeriesBrooklyn RobinsWon, 5-2
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Shane Jackson is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM, covering MLB and NBA. After graduating from the University of Kansas, his previous stops include MLB.com, Lawrence Journal-World, Manhattan Mercury, Bet Chicago Sports, WynnBET, and Sportsbook Review.

Shane Jackson is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM, covering MLB and NBA. After graduating from the University of Kansas, his previous stops include MLB.com, Lawrence Journal-World, Manhattan Mercury, Bet Chicago Sports, WynnBET, and Sportsbook Review.