The 2022 MLB regular season holds just one more day of games, but the official postseason bracket is set. Not only did all 12 teams from both the American League and National League punched their tickets to October, but the seeding for both brackets was finalized on Tuesday night.
New MLB Playoff Format Bracket
The MLB revealed a brand-new postseason format for 2022, which includes the addition of one playoff spot in the form of a third Wild Card team from each league. With the bracket increasing from 10 teams to 12 teams, there's added competition and importance for the games down the stretch.
Fans are eager to know, what does the new postseason bracket officially look like? For starters, now two teams from both the American League and National League begin the playoffs with a first-round bye, the two division winners with the best records.
The third division winner will open up with a home Wild Card series against the final Wild Card team. The Wild Card round is now a best-of-three game series, with all three contests played at the home park of the higher seed.
From there, the ALDS and NLDS rounds continue on as previously scheduled, a best-of-five game series. The same applies to the ALCS, NLCS and World Series, but in the usual seven-game series formats.
Final MLB Playoff Bracket Printable
The Duel has put together a printable bracket that shows what the official MLB Playoff bracket heading into October.
As it stands, the 1-seed Houston Astros (105-56) and 2-seed New York Yankees (99-62) will earn first-round byes in the AL, while the 1-seed Los Angeles Dodgers (110-51) and 2-seed Atlanta Braves (101-60) will in the NL.
The Cleveland Guardians won the AL Central Division and will represent the 3-seed (91-70), while the St. Louis Cardinals accomplished the same standing in the NL Central (93-68). The three AL Wild Card teams, include the 4-seed Toronto Blue Jays, the 5-seed Seattle Mariners and the 6-seed Tampa Bay Rays.
On the NL side, the 4-seed New York Mets, 5-seed San Diego Padres and 6-seed Philadelphia Phillies represent the Wild Card spots.
MLB Playoffs Bracket 2022
To view, download and print this bracket, use this link.
Be sure to check back every week of the postseason for the updated playoff picture bracket and follow along for all of the Duel's baseball betting coverage throughout the rest of the playoffs as teams battle it out for a World Series.
AL Playoff Standings
AL Division Leaders
West: Houston Astros (105-56)
East: New York Yankees (99-62)
Central: Cleveland Guardians (91-70)
AL Wild Card Teams
1. Toronto Blue Jays: 91-69
2. Seattle Mariners: 89-72
3. Tampa Bay Rays: 86-75
NL Playoff Standings
NL Division Leaders
West: Los Angeles Dodgers (110-51)
East: Atlanta Braves (101-69)
Central: St. Louis Cardinals (93-68)
NL Wild Card Teams
1.New York Mets: 100-61
2. San Diego Padres: 89-72
3. Philadelphia Phillies: 87-74
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