Criteria for baseball rankings

This is a discussion of the criteria used in Don Davis's rankings of the top baseball players of the past 72 years. Refer to Baseball Rankings for the introduction, and to Batters and Pitchers for the rankings based on these criteria.

The eighteen criteria for batters are as follows. In all except the Hall of Fame and Golden Glove, a player's number of points for that criterion is, on a 0 to 10 point basis, his number of points as a fraction from the lowest scorer to the highest.

Now we describe the criteria for pitchers.