Padres Playoff Picture: Chances, Bracket, Seed for 2024

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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Dylan Cease works against a New York Yankees batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 25, 2024, in San Diego.
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Shane Jackson @Sjacksonmgm Jul 12, 2024, 1:26 PM

After an underwhelming 2023 campaign, the San Diego Padres could return to the 2024 MLB playoff picture.

Padres Playoff Chances

The Padres playoff odds are -120, which implies a 54.55% chance of making the postseason.

Their playoff odds are the second-best in the NL West:

  • Dodgers: Off the board
  • Padres: -120
  • Diamondbacks: +230
  • Giants: +260
  • Rockies: Off the board

Padres Playoff Seed

If the postseason began today, the Padres wouldn’t be in the six-team NL bracket. They’re seven games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for the division lead in the NL West, but are very much in the mix for a Wild Card spot.

If they claim the No. 6 seed, the Padres would travel to face the Milwaukee Brewers in a best-of-three Wild Card Series.

Here’s the current NL bracket:

Last Time the Padres Made the Playoffs

The Padres reached the postseason as recently as 2022, advancing to the NLCS before suffering a 4-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.

San Diego hasn’t made it to the World Series since a 4-0 loss to the New York Yankees in 1998.

Padres Playoff History

YearRoundOpponentResult
2022NLCSPhilliesLost, 4-1
2022NLDSDodgersWon, 3-1
2022NLWCMetsWon, 2-1
2020NLDSDodgersLost, 3-0
2020NLWCCardinalsWon, 2-1
2006NLDSCardinalsLost, 3-1
2005NLDSCardinalsLost, 3-0
1998World SeriesYankeesLost, 4-0
1998NLCSBravesWon, 4-2
1998NLDSAstrosWon, 3-1
1996NLDSCardinalsLost, 3-0
1984World SeriesTigersLost, 4-1
1984NLCSCubsWon, 3-2
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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.