Tiers are a form of rankings that better demonstrates the distribution of talent at each position. Alike players are grouped together, thereby denoting the biggest drop-offs within each position. This way, you can control for position scarcity in the heat of the draft. The position nearing a drop-off is generally the one you'll want to target.
Below are the third base tiers for 2023, depicting a position that starts out strong before dropping off a cliff.
For a deeper look at the position, check out Scott's 3B strategies.
The Unmatched: Jose Ramirez
The Elite: Rafael Devers, Manny Machado, Austin Riley, Bobby Witt^, Nolan Arenado
The Near-Elite: Alex Bregman†
The Next-Best Things: Gunnar Henderson, Max Muncy
The Fallback Options: Jordan Walker, Eugenio Suarez, Matt Chapman, Alec Bohm, Anthony Rendon†
The Last Resorts: Jose Miranda, Josh Jung, Ke'Bryan Hayes, Brandon Drury, Justin Turner, Josh Rojas, Ryan McMahon, Eduardo Escobar, Yandy Diaz†
The Leftovers: DJ LeMahieu, Jon Berti, Ha-Seong Kim, Patrick Wisdom, Luis Urias, Yoan Moncada, Josh Donaldson, Brett Baty, Spencer Steer, Christian Encarnacion-Strand, Wilmer Flores, Brendan Donovan, Jeimer Candelario, David Villar, Joey Wendle, Gio Urshela, Hunter Dozier, Elehuris Montero
^ one tier lower in points leagues
† one tier lower in categories leagues
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