San Francisco Giants are the first team to make the MLB playoffs

The San Francisco Giants are being the surprise of MLB And very few people gave them a chance to even smell the postseason this year, being in a division with two real blunderbusss like the current World Series champs, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the super hardened San Diego Padres, who had an offseason that made them favorites. Now ready starting the final stretch of the season, the Giants have hit the ground running.

According to FanGraphs data, the San Francisco Giants are the first team in all of MLB to officially qualify for the postseason in 2021, having within their own calculations a 100% probability of reaching October, although it has not actually been made official that those of the Bay have assured their place in the playoffs no matter what happens between now and the end of the regular season.

However, the same portal does not have them anywhere near as favorites to win the World Series, since according to their data, they have a 4.2% probability of winning the Fall Classic, compared to the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Yankees of New York, who despite having a worse record than them, have probabilities of 22.6% and 10.2% respectively of being champions.

The Giants have led their division almost uninterruptedly since the start of the season, and while they have mathematically secured their place in the playoffs, the Western championship may slip away thanks to the pressure the Dodgers have put in in recent weeks.

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie on Al Bat in early 2018 and I am going into my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I am a fan of the San Francisco Giants, a number one defender of Barry Bonds and a critic of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to be taken away from the World Series for cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy soccer, football, basketball, and just about any other game that includes a ball or a ball. I am also an amateur musician, penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the shrimp capital of the world, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived in Australia for a while; i survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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