We are only under a month away from the beginning of what will be one of if not the most historic postseason we have seen in baseball.

Now that we have 16 playoff teams, as well as a few of the other funky rules added such as the runner on second base to start extra innings and the universal designated hitter, we are in for an exciting playoffs. 

The end of the regular season should also be a lot of fun as well. There are still plenty of teams fighting for playoff spots, and remember, each regular season game holds over two times as much value than a normal game so the next month is crucial for the .500 teams on the verge of finding a playoff spot.

Two teams have already clinched a spot, the Dodgers and Rays, and it is highly unlikely that the other teams within the top 10-12 spots will fall short of the playoffs, but hey, you never know. There are two teams officially eliminated from postseason contention as well, the Red Sox and Royals.

A few teams to watch for the remainder of the season in the hunt that have been surprising and exciting include the Phillies and the Giants. Both teams have been very hot and if you were looking at last week’s rankings you were probably thinking they didn’t have a great shot of making the playoffs. 

The Padres and White Sox though. Not many baseball fans would have thought that they would both be in the top five at this point, even in a 60 game season. If these two end up matching up in the World Series, that would be an incredible series. 

30. Pittsburgh Pirates (13-26) Previous rank: 30

Playoff Probability: 0.1%

29. Texas Rangers (13-27) Previous rank: 25

Playoff Probability: 0.1%

28. Boston Red Sox (14-28) Previous rank: 24

Playoff Probability: 0.0%

27. Kansas City Royals (14-28) Previous rank: 22

Playoff Probability: 0.0%

26. Los Angeles Angels (17-25) Previous rank: 28

Playoff Probability: 7.1%

25. Detroit Tigers (18-21) Previous rank: 27

Playoff Probability: 6.1%

24. Seattle Mariners (19-22) Previous rank: 29

Playoff Probability: 6.6%

23. Washington Nationals (15-25) Previous rank: 19

Playoff Probability: 2.1%

22. Arizona Diamondbacks (15-27) Previous rank: 17

Playoff Probability: 0.3%

21. Baltimore Orioles (19-21) Previous rank: 26

Playoff Probability: 7.4%

20. New York Mets (19-23) Previous rank: 20

Playoff Probability: 40.7 %

19. Miami Marlins (18-18) Previous rank: 21

Playoff Probability: 31.7%

18. Cincinnati Reds (18-23) Previous rank: 13

Playoff Probability: 27.7%

17. San Francisco Giants (21-21) Previous rank: 23

Playoff Probability: 57.9%

16. Milwaukee Brewers (18-21) Previous rank: 14

Playoff Probability: 45.0%

15. Colorado Rockies (20-21) Previous rank: 15

Playoff Probability: 32.7%

14. Philadelphia Phillies (20-17) Previous rank: 18

Playoff Probability: 89.4%

13. St. Louis Cardinals (17-16) Previous rank: 16

Playoff Probability: 77.2%

12. Houston Astros (21-20) Previous rank: 9

Playoff Probability: 94.2%

11. New York Yankees (21-20) Previous rank: 5

Playoff Probability: 88.9%

Top 10

10. Toronto Blue Jays (23-18) Previous rank: 13

Playoff Probability: 90.2%

9. Chicago Cubs (24-18) Previous rank: 8

Playoff Probability: 96.8%

8. Atlanta Braves (24-17) Previous rank: 11

Playoff Probability: 98.8%

7. Cleveland Indians (26-15) Previous rank: 10

Playoff Probability: 99.9%

6. Chicago White Sox (26-15) Previous rank: 7

Playoff Probability: 99.9%

5. San Diego Padres (26-17) Previous rank: 6

Playoff Probability: 99.6%

4. Oakland Athletics (24-14) Previous rank: 2

Playoff Probability: 99.9%

3. Minnesota Twins (26-17) Previous rank: 3

Playoff Probability: 99.5%

2. Tampa Bay Rays (28-14) Previous rank: 4

Playoff Probability: 100.0%

1. Los Angeles Dodgers (30-12) Previous rank: 1

Playoff Probability: 100.0%