There truly is no better way to prepare for a fantasy draft than preparing with tiers.. For a great example you should get out the preseason rankings that are always being updated by our very own Jim Bowden. Ever heard of him? But within those rankings you'll find certain players highlighted into a color scheme. And this is how Jim developed his own tiers.  Personally in looking at Jim's second basemen tiers I wouldn't put Ozzie Albies in a tier with José Ramírez , José Altuve , Javier Báez , and Matt Carpenter . But that's just my opinion, and everyone's free to formulate their own. If you don't have the time to generate your own rankings then make your own tiers. Sometimes it's best to keep it simple, and tiering is a great way to go.

Rankings!? What Rankings!?

Do you want to know why rankings are a moot point? Because if/when you enter the draft lobby and you have a first round pick that’s toward the back end of the draft, what do you do? Obviously you’re looking to take...