The 2022 MLB season has about a month and a half to go until we reach the playoffs. Since the format for the playoffs was adjusted before this season, there should be more drama heading into the home stretch with the standings tight. The American League wild card race has about seven teams involved while the National League is a bit more condensed. Here we’re going to take a look at the bracket as of August 15 and what the potential MLB playoff matchups could look like.
MLB playoff bracket: Matchups on August 16 [UPDATE]
No. 3 Cleveland Guardians (AL Central winner) vs. No. 6 Toronto Blue Jays (3rd WC spot)
No. 4 Seattle Mariners (1st WC spot) vs. No. 5 Tampa Bay Rays (2nd WC spot)
Update — Just to show how quickly things can change, yesterday there were a completely different set of matchups. The Jays dropped to the 3rd WC spot and the M’s took over the top spot with the Rays also moving up.