Tiers are a practical way of displaying rankings for optimal use on Draft Day. The goal is to accentuate which position is closest to a drop-off by denoting where the drop-offs are at each position. During the heat of the draft, you'll know that the position to target is the one that's current tier is closest to depletion.
Below are the second base tiers for 2022, which depict a position with more premium targets than in recent years.
The Elite: Trea Turner
The Near-Elite: Ozzie Albies, Marcus Semien, Jose Altuve, Whit Merrifield^, Brandon Lowe, Ketel Marte, Javier Baez^
The Next-Best Things: Jorge Polanco, Jonathan India
The Fallback Options: Max Muncy, Jake Cronenworth, Jazz Chisholm^, Tommy Edman^, Chris Taylor, Brendan Rodgers, Ty France
The Last Resorts: Eduardo Escobar, DJ LeMahieu
The Deep-Leaguers: Ryan McMahon, Jonathan Schoop, Jean Segura, Jeff McNeil, Enrique Hernandez, Kolten Wong, Luis Urias, Gavin Lux
The Leftovers: Nolan Gorman, Nick Madrigal, Robinson Cano, Cesar Hernandez, Nico Hoerner, Vidal Brujan, Luis Garcia, Garrett Hampson, David Fletcher, Luis Arraez, Adam Frazier, Abraham Toro-Hernandez, Nick Solak, Michael Busch, Josh Rojas, Josh Harrison, Andres Gimenez, Jon Berti, Dylan Moore, Tony Kemp
^ one tier lower in points leagues