FanGraphs recently released postseason percentages for every MLB team. There are some no-brainers in the American League, like the New York Yankees, but there are also a few surprises. Let’s take a look at these postseason percentages compared to MLB Division futures odds on DraftKings Sportsbook.

 

FanGraphs American League Postseason Percentages

AL East
New York Yankees 91.6%
Toronto Blue Jays 53.6%
Boston Red Sox 47.0%
Tampa Bay Rays 18.6%
Baltimore Orioles 0.0%

AL Central
Minnesota Twins 65.5%
Chicago White Sox 60.5%
Cleveland Indiana 17.4%
Kansas City Royals 10.1%
Detroit Tigers 2.0%

AL West
Houston Astros 71.4%
Los Angeles Angels 37.8%
Oakland Athletics 21.8%
Seattle Mariners 1.7%
Texas Rangers 0.8%

 

DraftKings Sportsbook’s American League Division Winner Odds

AL East
New York Yankees -200
Tampa Bay Rays +350
Toronto Blue Jays +350
Boston Red Sox +2000
Baltimore Orioles +5200

AL Central
Chicago White Sox -143
Minnesota Twins +175
Cleveland Indiana +650
Kansas City Royals +4000
Detroit Tigers +4000

AL West
Oakland Athletics +125
Houston Astros +160
Los Angeles Angels +370
Seattle Mariners +2500
Texas Rangers +4000

The Yankees are coming in at a 91.6% chance to make the postseason in 2021. Unsurprisingly, they are also the heaviest favorite to win any division in the AL this season at -200 odds. This makes sense considering the fact that the Yankees have the highest payroll in the AL and they didn’t lose much in the offseason.

However, there are two big surprises in the percentages — the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics. The Rays are the reigning AL champions, but Tampa’s front office was in sell-mode this offseason. The Rays hate paying players and usually end up trading their best guys before they have to sign them to a long-term deal — see Blake Snell.

After their World Series loss and underwhelming offseason, the Rays have an 18.6% chance of making the postseason according to FanGraphs.

As for the A’s, they are also poised to take a step back after winning the AL West last season. FanGraphs is pegging Oakland with a 21.8% chance to make the postseason as a division winner or a wild card team. With that said, Oakland is still the favorite to win the AL West on DraftKings Sportsbook.

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