Central
W L PCT GB HOME AWAY RS RA DIFF STRK L10
93 69 0.574 0 53-28 40-41 796 636
+160.0
L1 7-3
80 82 0.494 13 40-41 40-41 717 727
-10.0
W1 5-5
77 85 0.475 16 42-39 35-46 697 756
-59.0
W1 3-7
74 88 0.457 19 39-42 35-46 686 788
-102.0
L2 5-5
73 89 0.451 20 38-43 35-46 729 834
-105.0
W2 6-4
East
W L PCT GB HOME AWAY RS RA DIFF STRK L10
100 62 0.617 0 52-29 48-33 857 651
+206.0
L1 7-3
92 70 0.568 8 49-32 43-38 829 749
+80.0
W3 5-5
92 70 0.568 8 46-35 46-35 711 669
+42.0
W1 7-3
91 71 0.562 9 47-34 44-37 846 663
+183.0
W3 6-4
52 110 0.321 48 27-54 25-56 659 956
-297.0
L3 4-6
West
W L PCT GB HOME AWAY RS RA DIFF STRK L10
95 67 0.586 0 51-30 44-37 863 658
+205.0
W2 4-6
90 72 0.556 5 46-35 44-37 697 748
-51.0
L1 7-3
86 76 0.531 9 43-38 43-38 743 687
+56.0
L2 4-6
77 85 0.475 18 39-42 38-43 723 804
-81.0
W1 5-5
60 102 0.370 35 36-45 24-57 625 815
-190.0
L1 5-5
Central
W L PCT GB HOME AWAY RS RA DIFF STRK L10
95 67 0.586 0 45-36 50-31 738 623
+115.0
L4 4-6
90 72 0.556 5 45-36 45-36 706 672
+34.0
L2 7-3
83 79 0.512 12 44-37 39-42 786 760
+26.0
W1 5-5
71 91 0.438 24 39-42 32-49 705 839
-134.0
W2 4-6
61 101 0.377 34 37-44 24-57 609 833
-224.0
L1 4-6
East
W L PCT GB HOME AWAY RS RA DIFF STRK L10
88 73 0.547 0 42-38 46-35 790 656
+134.0
W2 8-2
82 80 0.506 6.5 47-34 35-46 734 745
-11.0
L2 4-6
77 85 0.475 11.5 47-34 30-51 636 668
-32.0
L2 4-6
67 95 0.414 21.5 42-39 25-56 623 701
-78.0
W2 3-7
65 97 0.401 23.5 35-46 30-51 724 820
-96.0
L5 2-8
West
W L PCT GB HOME AWAY RS RA DIFF STRK L10
107 55 0.660 0 54-27 53-28 804 594
+210.0
W1 8-2
106 56 0.654 1 58-23 48-33 830 561
+269.0
W7 9-1
79 83 0.488 28 45-36 34-47 729 708
+21.0
L1 2-8
74 87 0.460 32.5 48-33 26-54 739 796
-57.0
L2 3-7
52 110 0.321 55 32-49 20-61 679 893
-214.0
W2 4-6

Understanding Major League Baseball Standings

The Major League Baseball standings are a vital barometer to a team’s success over the course of the MLB season. In order to make the playoffs, teams have to finish at the top of their division or with a record that is good enough to earn a Wild Card spot. In each division, there are teams that gravitate toward the top, with each division in the MLB standings having its own perennial contenders.

American League East Standings

Perhaps the most watched section of the American League standings each year is the AL East standings. There, two of the most beloved franchises in all of American professional sports look to finish ahead of each other every year. Those teams are the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.

Both the Yankees and Red Sox look to use the regular season standings as a springboard into the postseason. And both teams have gone from being atop the division standings to winning championships in October. But the Tampa Bay Rays have been a consistent contender and a thorn in the side of New York and Boston for many years.

American League Central Standings

Another division that draws intrigue in the American League baseball standings is the American League Central. This division was responsible for the winningest regular season team of all-time in the 2000s when the Chicago White Sox finished with a better performance in the standings than any team in history to that point.

Today, the White Sox battle it out in a competitive division that features other contenders such as the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians. All three of those AL Central teams have gone onto the playoffs in the recent history of the league, with Cleveland getting to multiple World Series.

American League West Standings

The AL West standings are one of the most unpredictable in all of baseball, with multiple teams rising to the top of the division in the recent past. The Houston Astros have won the World Series out of this division, but that is just the tip of the iceberg of the success that this division has had this century.

The Los Angeles Angels have also made it to the top of the AL West standings en route to a championship. And the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics have all had runs of sustained success coming out of this division. Which teams will rise up and take this division is often anyone’s guess.

National League East Standings

In the National League baseball standings, the National League East is a division that carries a lot of intrigue. The division has been historically relevant thanks to the performances of teams like the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, and even the Washington Nationals who have come through to win championships for the division.

The Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies are not to be overlooked in this division either. Those teams have shocked the world and risen to the top of the standings and the rest of the baseball world by getting to the World Series and winning the championship. This division can produce champions from anywhere.

National League Central Standings

The National League Central has produced some of the best stories in baseball history. From the Chicago Cubs breaking their title drought in 2016 to the St. Louis Cardinals’ comeback over the Texas Rangers, this division has generated postseason intrigue stemming from the teams that have finished at the top of it in the past.

National League Central teams are all capable of coming out on top of this division’s standings. Everyone from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers have also qualified for the postseason from this division in the recent past. In this division, free agency can have a huge impact on where each team ends up in the standings.

National League West Standings

One of the more predictable divisions in the baseball standings is the National League West. The Los Angeles Dodgers have largely had this division firmly in their grasp in recent years, as they have finished on top of the standings en route to several playoff appearances and a World Series championship in 2020.

But there are multiple teams looking to knock the Dodgers from their perch atop the NL West standings. The San Diego Padres, Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants have all gone to the World Series this century. They are more than capable of leaping over the Dodgers in the standings en route to another playoff run.