Before diving into the MLB games today here are the latest MLB standings in 2022. Sportsnaut’s MLB power rankings and MLB playoff predictions will provide additional perspective on where all 30 teams stand during the 162-game season.
What does MLB stand for?
MLB stands for Major League Baseball, a professional baseball organization in the United States. While professional baseball started in 1869. The National League was founded in February 1876 and the American League started in 1901. This is the 147th season in MLB history.
Sportsnaut will provide the latest MLB scores throughout the 2022 season, with MLB standings updated each day.
How many teams are in the MLB?
There are 30 MLB teams. The National League is home to the oldest teams, including the Atlanta Braves (formerly Boston Red Stockings), Chicago Cubs (previously Chicago White Stockings), Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, and San Francisco Giants.
The New York Yankees were founded in 1901, along with the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Guardians, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles, Minnesota Twins, and Oakland Athletics. In 1998, the Tampa Bay Rays and Arizona Diamondbacks were formed, becoming the most recently expanded MLB teams.
The MLB standings are broken down into six separate divisions, three each in the American League and National League. Each division has five teams.
How many games are left in the MLB season?
We’ve officially passed the first six weeks of the 2022 MLB season. Multiple games have been postponed until later this summer due to rainouts, resulting in teams having played a varied number of games. However, all 30 MLB teams have played at least 45 games thus far.
MLB standings use fractions, 0.5 games, to help determine the order when teams have played a different number of games. At the end of the 2022 season, every team will have played 162 games.
Who has the best record in MLB
Through the first two months in the 2022 season, the New York Yankees sit atop the MLB standings. New York is off to one of the best starts in recent baseball history, dominating the American League. The Los Angeles Dodgers currently have the best record in the National League, with the Milwaukee Brewers close behind them in the NL standings.
How many wild card teams are there in MLB?
Under the new MLB collective-bargaining agreement, the postseason was expanded starting in 2022. Under the new format, there are three wild card teams in the NL and thee teams in the AL. Each wild card team with the lowest seed faces the division winner with the lowest record. The format looks like this. with playoff positioning is determined by the MLB standings.
- No. 6 wild card team vs No. 3 division winner
- No. 5 wild card team vs No. 4 wild card team
Each AL and NL Wild Card series is a best-of-three set. The No. 1 seed, the team with the best record in each league, hosts the winner of the 4 vs. 5 matchup. Meanwhile, the No. 2 seed faces the winner of the No. 3 vs No. 6 in the Divisional Round.
Related: MLB playoffs schedule, projections
When is the MLB World Series?
The date for the 2022 World Series will be released later this year. The MLB regular season concludes on Oct. 5 with the playoffs beginning two days later. The 2021 World Series started on October 21.
Five days after the World Series concludes, MLB free agency begins. Below you can check out an overview of the loaded 2022-’23 MLB free agent class.
Who won the MLB World Series in 2021?
The Atlanta Braves won the World Series in 2021, defeating the Houston Astros in six games. Jorge Soler, who signed with the Miami Marlins this offseason, won 2021 World Series MVP after hitting three home runs and posting a 1.191 OPS with six RBI. It was a remarkable outcome considering Atlanta finished the 2021 regular season 12th in the MLB standings.
2021 World Series recap
Recent World Series winners
- 2020: Los Angeles Dodgers (6 games vs Tampa Bay Rays)
- 2019: Washington Nationals (7 games vs Houston Astros)
- 2018: Boston Red Sox (5 games vs Los Angeles Dodgers)
- 2017: Houston Astros (7 games vs Los Angeles Dodgers)
- 2016: Chicago Cubs (7 games vs Cleveland Guardians)
- 2015: Kansas City Royals (5 games vs New York Mets)
- 2014: San Francisco Giants (7 games vs Kansas City Royals)
- 2013: Boston Red Sox (6 games vs St. Louis Cardinals)
- 2012: San Francisco Giants (4 games vs Detroit Tigers)
- 2011: St. Louis Cardinals (7 games vs Texas Rangers)