How 2022 postseason would look if season ended today

With the calendar tilting towards October and the variety of Major League Baseball video games staying reduces, the 2022 playoff photo ends up being a little clearer.

Yet with 3 wild card slots in both the American and National leagues, the seeding and matches figure to go all the method to Game No. 162.

For the very first time, best-of-three wild card series will be objected to, with all 3 video games dipped into the house of the greater seed. Both leagues’ department winners with the 2 finest records get byes and will play the wild-card survivors in the best-of-five department series. The third-best department winner will get home-field benefit in the wild-card round, no matter record.

Also, there will be no one-game playoffs; all tiebreakers will be figured out by head-to-head records, with substantial tiebreaking procedures in location up until the deadlock is broken.

So, how would the playoff field look if the postseason started today? A take a look at the field as it presently stands:

(through video games of Sept. 18)

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American League

Wild-card series, Oct. 7-9

No. 6 Seattle Mariners at No. 3 Cleveland Guardians

No. 5 Tampa Bay Rays at No. 4 Toronto Blue Jays

All video games on ESPN

Division Series, Oct. 11-17

Mariners-Guardians winner vs. No. 2 New York Yankees

Blue Jays-Mariners winner vs. No. 1 Houston Astros

All video games on ESPN

ALCS

Oct. 19-26

All video games on TBS

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National League

Wild-card series, Oct. 7-9

No. 6 Philadelphia Phillies at No. 3 St. Louis Cardinals

No. 5 San Diego Padres at No. 4 Atlanta Braves

All video games on ESPN

Division Series, Oct. 11-16

Phillies-Cardinals winner vs. No. 2 New York Mets

Padres-Braves winner vs. No. 1 Los Angeles Dodgers

All video games on Fox or FS1

NLCS

Oct. 18-25

All video games on Fox or FS1

World Series

Oct. 28-Nov. 5

All video games on Fox

This short article initially appeared on U.S.A. TODAY: MLB playoff standings 2022: Postseason photo if season ended today

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