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.
The Fantasy Baseball Today team dove a bit deeper into Scott's tiered rankings, how to use tiered rankings for snake drafts vs. salary cap drafts, what to do with Anthony Rendon and Adalberto Mondesi, and more:
Below are the third base tiers for 2022, depicting a position where you could easily get burned if you're not keeping close track of what's still available.
The Elite: Jose Ramirez
The Near-Elite: Rafael Devers, Manny Machado, Austin Riley, Nolan Arenado, Alex Bregman†
The Next-Best Things: Adalberto Mondesi^, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rendon, Justin Turner
The Fallback Options: Josh Donaldson, Matt Chapman, Yoan Moncada
The Last Resorts: Eduardo Escobar, DJ LeMahieu
The Deep-Leaguers: Ryan McMahon, Eugenio Suarez, Luis Urias, Patrick Wisdom, Jeimer Candelario, Ke'Bryan Hayes
The Leftovers: Alec Bohm, Josh Jung, Jose Miranda, Cavan Biggio, Evan Longoria, Mike Moustakas, Jonathan Villar, Gio Urshela, J.D. Davis, Luis Arraez, Abraham Toro-Hernandez, Brian Anderson, Carter Kieboom, Josh Harrison, Jon Berti, Jake Burger
^ one tier lower in points leagues
† one tier lower in categories leagues