The Cleveland Indians leveraged a four-game winning streak to seize the AL Central lead from the Detroit Tigers. Too early to say whether the team is a contender or a pretender, but the Tribe's hot play has translated to power ranking success.
Another surprise team is the Pittsburgh Pirates, who sit just two-and-a-half games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central and continue to work their way up the rankings.
After an abbreviated regular season, the Stanley Cup playoffs have arrived. The Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins assume the role as favorites, but it's a tenuous perch, as the No. 8 seed Los Angeles Kings demonstrated last year during a championship run.
Our NHL simulation engine 'played' the entire postseason schedule 1,001 times to determine who is favored to hoist Lord Stanley's Cup.
The NBA Playoffs are wrought with intriguing matchups, as the league's best square off for the coveted Larry O'Brien Trophy. One champion will emerge from two months of postseason action.
Using our NBA simulation engine, we 'played' the 2013 playoffs 1,001 times to learn which team has the best claim to the NBA throne.
No American sport enjoys as rich or as storied a history as baseball. For toddleduc, one of the joys of SimLeague Baseball is learning more about our national pastime as he assembles teams with players from any season going back to 1885. Toddleduc has specialized in draft and progressive leagues since he first joined WhatIfSports.com in 2005. He took a short hiatus from his squads to discuss, among other things, his strategies for drafting teams and his favorite players to target.