After their historic second half, many around the league expected the Cleveland Indians to get back to the World Series, at the very least.
The Tribe were stunned by the Yankees in the ALDS, as the Yanks pulled off three consecutive wins on the brink of elimination to advance to the ALCS.
Following the series, the latest odds for each remaining team to win the World Series have been revealed, and surprisingly, the team that came back to shock the baseball world is atop the list.
Odds of winning World Series (updated today, season-to-date mode):— High Heat Stats (@HighHeatStats) October 12, 2017
The Yankees currently hold a 29.3% chance of winning the World Series, according to High Heat Stats.
That is the highest among remaining teams, with the Dodgers and Astros being given 25.7% and 23.8% chances, respectively.
The Yankees were never expected to make a splash in the postseason, yet after a convincing series against Cleveland, they are emerging as possible favorites to win the World Series.
Indians World Series Appearances: 1948, 1954, 1995, 1997, 2016— Justin Diamond (@justinddiamond) October 11, 2017
Yankees World Series Appearances: 1949, 1955, 1996, 1998..
Spot the pattern
Every game the Yankees have won this postseason has been with their backs against the wall, one loss from elimination, showing resilience on their way to advance into the next round.
Maybe that's why the oddsmakers like them the most.