Royals Playoff Picture: Chances, Bracket, Seed for 2024

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Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez bats during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Sunday, June 9, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Shane Jackson @Sjacksonmgm Jul 12, 2024, 1:01 PM

The Kansas City Royals haven’t reached the postseason since winning the 2015 World Series. They’re currently in contention for the 2024 MLB playoff picture.

Royals Playoff Chances

The Royals playoff odds are +165, which implies a 37.74% chance of making the postseason.

Their playoff odds are the third-shortest in the AL Central:

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

Royals Playoff Seed

If the postseason began today, the Royals wouldn’t be in the six-team AL bracket. They’re seven games behind the Cleveland Guardians for the division lead and one game behind the Boston Red Sox for the final Wild Card spot.

Here’s the current AL bracket:

Last Time the Royals Made the Playoffs

The Royals haven’t made the postseason since 2015, the second of back-to-back appearances that snapped a 28-year playoff drought.

They’ve reached the World Series in each of their last three playoff appearances:

  • 2015: Won, 4-1 (New York Mets)
  • 2014: Lost, 4-3 (San Francisco Giants)
  • 1985: Won, 4-3 (St. Louis Cardinals)

Royals Playoff History

YearRoundOpponentResult
2015World SeriesMetsWon, 4-1
2015ALCSBlue JaysWon, 4-2
2015ALDSAstrosWon, 3-2
2014World SeriesGiantsLost, 4-3
2014ALCSOriolesWon, 4-0
2014ALDSAngelsWon, 3-0
1985World SeriesCardinalsWon, 4-3
1985ALCSBlue JaysWon, 4-3
1984ALCSTigersLost, 3-0
1980World SeriesPhilliesLost, 4-2
1980ALCSYankeesWon, 3-0
1978ALCSYankeesLost, 3-1
1977ALCSYankeesLost, 3-2
1976ALCSYankeesLost, 3-2
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Shane Jackson

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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.