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.  

Tiers 1.0: C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | OF | SP | RP    

Below are the shortstop tiers for 2022, which depict a position with ever-increasing star power and no shortage of early-round targets.

For a deeper look at the shortstop position, check out Scott's shortstop strategies for 2022 here

The Elite: Fernando Tatis, Trea Turner, Bo Bichette
The Near-Elite: Marcus Semien, Xander Bogaerts, Corey Seager, Trevor Story, Wander Franco, Carlos Correa, Javier Baez^
The Next-Best Things: Jorge Polanco, Francisco Lindor, Tim Anderson
The Fallback Options: Jake Cronenworth, Jazz Chisholm^, Willy Adames, Dansby Swanson, Bobby Witt, Chris Taylor, Brendan Rodgers
The Last Resorts: Brandon Crawford, Nicky Lopez^
The Deep-Leaguers: Eugenio Suarez, Luis Urias, Gleyber Torres, Oneil Cruz, Gavin Lux, Amed Rosario
The Leftovers: Kyle Farmer, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Jonathan Villar, David Fletcher, Gio Urshela, Paul DeJong, Jose Barrero, J.P. Crawford, Josh Rojas, Jordan Groshans, Bryson Stott, Andres Gimenez

^ one tier lower in points leagues