To tier a position means to bundle players with a similar projected outcome, creating an alternate form of rankings that will better serve you on Draft Day. Knowing which position to target means knowing where the biggest drop-off is coming, and having tiers will make it immediately apparent during the heat of the draft.
Below are the catcher tiers for 2021, depicting a position that's so lacking in high-end talent that it's difficult to gain a substantive advantage there.
The Elite: J.T. Realmuto
The Near-Elite: Salvador Perez, Willson Contreras
The Next-Best Things: Gary Sanchez, Travis d'Arnaud, Yasmani Grandal, Will Smith
The Fallback Options: Austin Nola, James McCann, Christian Vazquez, Mitch Garver
The Last Resorts: Sean Murphy, Daulton Varsho
The Deep-Leaguers: Max Stassi, Pedro Severino, Yadier Molina, Buster Posey, Carson Kelly, Jorge Alfaro, Wilson Ramos, Francisco Mejia, Tom Murphy, Alejandro Kirk
The Leftovers: Sam Huff, Joey Bart, Danny Jansen, Omar Narvaez, Yan Gomes, Ryan Jeffers, Luis Torrens, Adley Rutschman, Kurt Suzuki, Chance Sisco, Jason Castro, Andrew Knapp, Andrew Knizner, Tyler Stephenson, (Luis Campusano)