With one week left until the calendar turns to October, the 2021 MLB playoffs are just around the corner. But there is still much to be decided in the final days of the regular season, with everything from division titles and final postseason berths to the No. 1 pick in the 2022 MLB draft still up for grabs.
Do the Los Angeles Dodgers or San Francisco Giants hold the top spot in our rankings as they battle for the National League West crown? Do our voters put the Toronto Blue Jays ahead of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox as three American League East teams vie for two AL wild-card spots? And at the other end of our list, do the Baltimore Orioles or Arizona Diamondbacks find themselves at the bottom?
Here is what the members of our eight-voter expert panel decided based on what they have learned over the course of the 2021 season. We also asked ESPN baseball experts David Schoenfield, Bradford Doolittle, Joon Lee, Jesse Rogers and Alden Gonzalez to weigh in with one Week 24 observation for all 30 teams.