Wild Card Standings [American League]
American League Magic numbers cover New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, and Houston Astros. The Yankees and Orioles are in the same AL East division.
These teams can clinch the wild card positions if they maintain their winning percentages in their respective divisions. All these AL data are from matches before 26 May 2023.
Baltimore Orioles is the all-time favorite to clinch the first wild card position since they have to win 94 games. They have to win 108 matches to become the AL East leader.
Under manager Brandon Hude, the Orioles has established 33 victories this year with 17 losses to date. Baltimore is behind their divisional leader Tampa Bay Rays, having only 4 wins. Baltimore has made great gains in the last 10 matches, winning 7 and losing only 3.
Furthermore, the team has registered a run differential of +45 this season and a .660 winning percentage. They have an 18-9 record in their home Camden Yards park and have an 18-9 record in their road games.
Austin Hays and Cedric Mullins are the star batters for the team this year. Mullins has contributed 8 homers and 12 doubles already from 182 at-bats. Meanwhile, Hays has a batting average of .307 and has made 25 runs for the Orioles.
As of 26 May, the Orioles have scored 62 dingers, 89 doubles, and 44 stolen bases from 1919 plate appearances. The Baltimore players also have registered 427 hits, with a .424 slugging percentage.
New York Yankees
New York Yankees are the second favorite team to reach the wild card since they have to win 97 matches to reach the playoff.
The Yankees have established a 30-22 win-loss record under their current manager Aaron Boone. They need 7 more wins than Bay Rays to become first in their AL East division. The Pinstripers have impressive progress in the last 10 games, with a 7-3 record.
With a .577 winning percentage and +27 run differential, the Yankees have established a 17-12 win-loss record on their home soil, while their road games performance showcases 13-10 data.
Captain Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo are the best batters on the team right now. Rizzo has the highest batting average in the team, with .301, while Judge comes second with .288. Anthony has also smashed 11 dingers and 30 runs from 193 at-bats appearances.
The batting team has developed 78 homers, 38 stolen bases, and 63 doubles from 1916 plate appearances. The pitching side has created 469 strikeouts and 30 wins from 464.2 innings.
Houston Astros are the third-best candidate to clinch the playoffs as a wild card since they need to win 99 games. Although Astros and Angels have 28 wins each, Astros has only 21 losses compared to the Angels' 23.
Under their manager Dusty Baker, Astros has registered 28 wins and 21 losses this season. They are 3 wins away from becoming the AL West leader since their top team Texas Rangers has 31 wins. In the last 10 matches, Astros has shown excellent performance with an 8-2 win-loss record.
Establishing +38 run differentials and a .571 winning percentage, Astros have registered 45 home runs, 82 doubles, and 28 stolen bases from 1832 plate appearances. Moreover, their pitching side has contributed 28 wins, a 3.23 ERA, and has made 471 strikeouts from 434.2 innings.
Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker are some of the best players on the Houston roster right now. Alvarez has scored 12 homers already and has a .297 batting average and 46 RBI. Meanwhile, Kyle Tucker has made 18 runs from 48 hits and has 7 dingers to his name.