The MLB postseason has moved on to the World Series in a showdown between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros.
Of course, any playoff format with this many teams is incomplete without the holy grail of sporting charts: a bracket.
Below you can print out your very own MLB Postseason bracket and fill in your picks to win each round and the World Series.
MLB Playoff Bracket 2023 Printable
MLB Postseason Picture
This year’s MLB postseason comes with a brand new format.
First, the pool of qualifying teams has been increased from 10 to 12. Secondly, the two single-elimination Wild Card Games that previously opened the playoffs have been replaced with four best-of-three Wild Card Series. The two teams with the best record in each league will each earn a BYE for the Wild card round.
After the Wild Card Series has been decided, there will be a best-of-five Division Series, followed by the traditional best-of-seven League Championship Series and the World Series.
World Series Bracket Outlook
Favorites to Win the World Series
The Houston Astros are the odds-on favorite to win the World Series. A lineup consisting of Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Yordan Alvarez, and Kyle Tucker is dangerous enough before considering their deep rotation led by AL Cy Young candidate Justin Verlander.
On the National League side, the Phillies upset the St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Diego Padres. Strong pitching performances from Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola and the offensive heroics of Rhys Hoskins and Bryce Harper have made Philadelphia very dangerous this postseason.
However, the Astros shine just a bit brighter in almost every area on the field and are therefore the odds-on favorite to win the World Series this season.
But it’s baseball, so anything can happen.
- Find the best Fall Classic betting tips with our World Series Best Bets and Odds.
2022 MLB Playoff Schedule
World Series Schedule
Friday, Oct. 28
Game 1 (at better record), FOX
Saturday, Oct. 29
Game 2 (at better record), FOX
Monday, Oct. 31
Game 3, FOX
Tuesday, Nov. 1
Game 4, FOX
Wednesday, Nov. 2
Game 5, FOX (if necessary)
Friday, Nov. 4
Game 6, FOX (if necessary, at better record)
Saturday, Nov. 5
Game 7, FOX (if necessary, at better record)
Empty World Series Bracket