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MLB Playoff Picture Bracket as of August 23, 2021

David Kaestle
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Both the American League and National League playoff races are really heating up. Some clear favorites have emerged in the race for the various division titles, but the Wild Card hunt is as competitive as ever.

The New York Yankees have been the hottest team in baseball and have surged all the way to the No. 1 Wild Card spot in the American League, now just 4.5 games out of the AL East lead. The San Diego Padres have faltered and now sit outside the NL playoff picture, being overtaken by the Cincinnati Reds for the second Wild Card spot.

While the MLB playoff picture can change on a daily basis, it's good the know where things stand at the beginning of each week.

MLB Postseason Bracket 2021

The Duel has put together a printable bracket that shows what the MLB Playoff bracket would look like of the season were to end today.

MLB Playoffs Bracket 2021

To view, download and print this bracket, use this link.

2021 MLB Playoff picture bracket.
2021 MLB Playoff picture bracket.

Be sure to check back every week for the updated playoff picture bracket and follow along for all of the Duel's baseball betting coverage throughout the rest of the season and the playoffs as teams battle it out for a World Series.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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