To tier a position means to group players with a similar projected outcome, creating an alternate form of rankings that will better serve you on Draft Day. Tiers make it immediately apparent during the heat of the draft where the drop-off is coming next so that you'll know which position to target with each and every pick.
Below are the shortstop tiers for 2021, depicting a well-distributed position that's host to some of the biggest stars in the game.
The Super Elite: Fernando Tatis, Trea Turner^, Trevor Story^
The Elite: Francisco Lindor, Corey Seager
The Near-Elite: Adalberto Mondesi^, Bo Bichette, Tim Anderson, Xander Bogaerts
The Next-Best Things: Gleyber Torres, Javier Baez, Carlos Correa, Dansby Swanson
The Fallback Options: Didi Gregorius, Marcus Semien, Tommy Edman, David Fletcher†, Jorge Polanco†
The Last Resorts: Andres Gimenez, Wander Franco, Jake Cronenworth, Willi Castro, Paul DeJong,
The Deep-Leaguers: Ha-seong Kim, Chris Taylor, Elvis Andrus, Jonathan Villar^, Willy Adames, Amed Rosario
The Leftovers: Nick Ahmed, Joey Wendle, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Nico Hoerner, Kevin Newman, Jeter Downs
^ one tier lower in points leagues
† one tier lower in categories leagues