MLB Playoff Picture: Updated MLB Playoff Standings for 2022

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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Jul 01, 2022, 10:55 AM

Reaching the MLB postseason is often the barometer for a successful season and many teams have aspirations beyond it. And with an expanded field, there’s more in-season movement for postseason berths.

There’s also a great deal of movement when it comes to MLB playoff odds and MLB World Series odds.

Here’s a look at the current MLB playoff picture with updated playoff standings:

AL Teams To Watch

AL Division Leaders

Houston Astros (48-27): The Houston Astros made a statement this past week with an 8-2 stretch against both New York teams. The Astros are a team built to be a World Series contender and should be on everyone’s radar going forward. 

Wild Card Spotlight

Boston Red Sox (43-33): The Boston Rex Sox are amidst another hot streak. They have won eight of their last 10 games. They could be getting even better with ace Chis Sale nearing a return. If the bats can keep producing, this team could make some noise in a loaded AL East. 

Seattle Mariners (37-41): Just like the two teams above them, the Seattle Mariners have also managed to win eight of their past 10 games. Their young talent has led them, with Julio Rodriguez and Logan Gilbert doing some heavy lifting. The recent winning streak has pulled them within five games of a wild card spot.

AL Standings

Team Record
New York Yankees 36-15
Houston Astros 33-18
Toronto Blue Jays 30-20
Tampa Bay Rays 30-21
Minnesota Twins 30-23
Los Angeles Angels 27-25
Texas Rangers 24-26
Cleveland Guardians 22-24
Boston Red Sox 24-27
Chicago White Sox 23-26
Seattle Mariners 22-29
Baltimore Orioles 22-31
Detroit Tigers 21-30
Oakland Athletics 20-33
Kansas City Royals 16-33

NL Teams To Watch

NL Divison Leaders

Los Angeles Dodgers (47-28): The Dodgers are hot once again, winning seven of their past 10 games. The recent stretch has put them a half-game ahead of the New York Mets for the best record in the National League. They might get even stronger as star outfielder Mookie Betts is set to return in the next few weeks. 

Milwaukee Brewers (44-34): The Milwaukee Brewers are in the middle of a tight race for the NL Central, and it looks like they will be battling the St. Louis Cardinals all season long. They recently got a boost with Brandon Woodruff returning from the IL and delivering two stellar performances. The Brewers will need solid pitching to stay atop the division.

Wild Card Spotlight

Atlanta Braves (44-33): The Atlanta Braves remain on this list as they just finished June 21-4. It will be interesting to see if they can stay hot through July.

NL Standings

Team  Record
Los Angeles Dodgers  25-12
New York Mets  26-14
Milwaukee Brewers 24-14
San Diego Padres  24-14
San Francisco Giants  22-15
St. Louis Cardinals 20-18
Colorado Rockies 18-19
Arizona Diamondbacks 19-21
Philadelphia Phillies  18-20
Miami Marlins 17-20
Atlanta Braves  17-21
Pittsburgh Pirates  16-21
Chicago Cubs 15-22
Washington Nationals  13-26
Cincinnati Reds 11-26

 

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