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 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