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Catcher framing is the art of a catcher receiving a pitch in a way that makes it more likely for an umpire to call it a strike. This page breaks down the catcher’s view into eight zones around the strike zone and shows the called strike percentage of all non-swings in that zone. Strike Rate shows the cumulative total of all zones. Runs From Extra Strikes converts strikes to runs saved on a .125 run/strike basis, and includes park and pitcher adjustments. To qualify, a catcher must receive 6 called pitches per team game.
How to say it: “In 2018, Jeff Mathis converted 55 percent of non-swing pitches into called strikes in the Shadow Zone, the best rate of any catcher in baseball.”
Qualifier: 6 called pitches (i.e., takes, or non-swings) in the ‘shadow zone’ per team game. (The shadow zone is essentially the edges of the strike zone, roughly one ball width inside and one ball wide outside of the zone. See what that looks like here.)


Rk. Catcher Team Pitches Runs Extra Strikes Strike Rate Zone 11
Zone 12
Zone 13
Zone 14
Zone 16
Zone 17
Zone 18
Zone 19
Narvaez, Omar 942 6 54.1% 28.4% 53.6% 15.8% 68.0% 69.9% 45.2% 55.7% 39.2%
Barnes, Austin 752 2 54.1% 20.5% 48.1% 16.7% 57.5% 74.4% 32.8% 67.4% 47.1%
Caratini, Victor 588 2 52.4% 11.4% 58.8% 34.8% 62.7% 67.2% 43.3% 56.9% 22.2%
Realmuto, J.T. 973 3 51.9% 23.9% 36.7% 17.1% 76.6% 66.8% 48.1% 50.2% 29.8%
Perez, Roberto 819 2 51.8% 7.0% 51.9% 19.1% 66.2% 71.1% 32.6% 55.4% 31.7%
Vogt, Stephen 600 1 51.7% 37.5% 34.9% 26.7% 57.1% 69.0% 31.6% 60.9% 36.4%
McCann, James 810 2 51.5% 5.0% 35.3% 22.5% 62.4% 75.5% 38.1% 61.8% 31.6%
Contreras, Willson 1053 2 51.5% 19.2% 48.6% 29.6% 67.2% 68.6% 37.8% 53.7% 28.3%
Nola, Austin 1252 1 51.1% 14.5% 40.0% 24.3% 60.1% 66.5% 30.3% 66.7% 38.9%
Grandal, Yasmani 1008 3 50.9% 28.6% 50.8% 18.8% 63.1% 68.1% 39.4% 57.7% 29.6%
Vazquez, Christian 1240 3 50.9% 24.8% 50.8% 32.3% 68.5% 67.9% 25.4% 53.6% 25.0%
Murphy, John Ryan 533 1 50.7% 11.9% 40.0% 20.0% 67.9% 67.8% 25.0% 62.2% 40.4%
Casali, Curt 707 1 50.5% 15.5% 43.0% 26.8% 64.1% 68.8% 39.4% 61.8% 33.3%
Molina, Yadier 1159 2 50.5% 15.5% 45.6% 11.0% 65.0% 74.0% 37.6% 60.2% 31.3%
Barnhart, Tucker 959 1 50.4% 18.6% 43.9% 18.7% 70.3% 66.7% 34.3% 63.0% 26.3%
Stassi, Max 784 1 50.3% 16.1% 50.0% 26.3% 58.5% 73.2% 32.9% 57.9% 34.2%
Leon, Sandy 635 0 50.1% 15.4% 52.4% 25.5% 59.6% 67.2% 51.5% 61.1% 25.4%
Castro, Jason 705 0 50.1% 31.0% 50.5% 16.3% 55.9% 67.1% 47.6% 54.2% 31.8%
Heineman, Tyler 408 0 50.0% 7.4% 41.0% 30.4% 71.2% 63.8% 46.7% 57.3% 18.8%
Tromp, Chadwick 540 1 50.0% 19.5% 37.7% 16.7% 69.8% 62.8% 36.2% 56.3% 37.2%
Jeffers, Ryan 554 1 49.8% 18.8% 30.2% 9.1% 73.1% 59.3% 38.0% 57.3% 37.0%
Nottingham, Jacob 470 1 49.6% 13.8% 42.9% 26.3% 66.3% 68.9% 36.4% 55.3% 23.6%
Kelly, Carson 1064 1 49.5% 20.7% 42.0% 23.3% 71.4% 64.2% 39.4% 52.9% 22.0%
Hedges, Austin 739 0 49.4% 22.6% 44.7% 25.4% 59.6% 67.9% 29.7% 55.6% 32.6%
Mathis, Jeff 689 0 49.3% 21.7% 54.1% 21.7% 62.7% 68.5% 32.7% 52.6% 24.3%
Murphy, Sean 1189 1 49.3% 20.0% 44.4% 12.5% 66.7% 66.8% 26.0% 57.6% 21.5%
Bart, Joey 845 0 49.0% 24.0% 36.7% 25.0% 62.1% 69.3% 40.0% 51.8% 37.2%
Perez, Salvador 998 0 49.0% 17.7% 44.6% 17.5% 76.1% 71.5% 37.7% 44.6% 26.6%
Trevino, Jose 567 0 49.0% 19.0% 48.7% 28.0% 68.8% 58.9% 51.9% 53.3% 21.7%
Gallagher, Cam 544 -1 48.9% 15.2% 40.6% 9.5% 67.6% 56.5% 40.0% 67.2% 23.7%
Flowers, Tyler 564 1 48.8% 23.4% 50.0% 32.0% 62.5% 67.3% 34.8% 55.1% 18.8%
d'Arnaud, Travis 1042 1 48.8% 23.1% 49.4% 34.8% 64.7% 71.3% 31.5% 43.7% 23.0%
Stallings, Jacob 1225 2 48.5% 13.3% 35.7% 23.7% 60.1% 65.8% 29.5% 60.2% 33.8%
Bemboom, Anthony 498 2 48.4% 28.2% 33.3% 12.5% 64.3% 67.1% 35.6% 51.4% 31.6%
Cervelli, Francisco 443 0 47.6% 23.8% 42.6% 6.3% 70.1% 66.7% 27.6% 45.8% 15.0%
Garneau, Dustin 406 0 47.5% 20.0% 41.3% 31.8% 79.1% 62.5% 44.4% 47.8% 11.1%
Maldonado, Martin 1470 -2 47.5% 17.4% 47.0% 25.0% 64.4% 69.8% 19.6% 54.1% 21.0%
Sanchez, Gary 1079 -3 47.5% 13.9% 30.3% 13.6% 64.4% 67.1% 22.4% 53.2% 44.0%
Diaz, Elias 451 0 47.2% 28.6% 33.3% 25.0% 76.7% 55.3% 32.5% 44.2% 20.0%
Wolters, Tony 1004 -1 47.2% 21.6% 47.6% 22.9% 63.8% 66.3% 41.2% 46.5% 14.8%
Butera, Drew 440 0 46.8% 20.6% 40.5% 18.8% 68.9% 53.6% 44.0% 58.8% 17.2%
Avila, Alex 455 0 46.8% 23.3% 55.1% 22.7% 60.8% 61.3% 27.5% 51.5% 17.8%
Perez, Michael 643 -2 46.7% 20.0% 65.5% 26.5% 62.0% 57.5% 20.0% 45.7% 19.7%
Chirinos, Robinson 783 -2 46.6% 23.0% 40.4% 20.8% 62.7% 70.4% 36.6% 39.9% 28.9%
Jansen, Danny 1251 -1 46.3% 18.5% 39.3% 17.9% 65.1% 68.0% 25.8% 45.7% 31.2%
Garver, Mitch 557 0 46.3% 14.6% 46.0% 18.5% 54.0% 59.1% 38.5% 54.0% 38.6%
Greiner, Grayson 489 -1 46.2% 34.2% 68.3% 24.0% 54.3% 61.0% 25.0% 41.2% 8.3%
Wallach, Chad 396 0 46.2% 24.1% 48.3% 18.8% 65.3% 54.2% 28.3% 59.8% 22.6%
Torrens, Luis 610 -2 46.1% 20.5% 46.9% 20.0% 63.4% 56.7% 37.7% 49.6% 19.0%
Sisco, Chance 700 -3 45.9% 18.2% 31.6% 13.6% 68.8% 56.9% 32.7% 48.9% 20.9%
Romine, Austin 1068 -1 45.9% 10.3% 31.0% 18.4% 62.1% 67.7% 30.9% 47.7% 30.3%
Severino, Pedro 971 -3 45.5% 25.4% 38.1% 14.6% 64.2% 63.6% 32.3% 45.7% 28.6%
Smith, Will 844 -3 45.4% 12.7% 49.5% 24.0% 63.0% 64.3% 37.5% 48.2% 25.5%
Knapp, Andrew 600 -1 45.0% 18.9% 42.4% 18.8% 59.7% 52.5% 41.2% 52.2% 24.7%
Gomes, Yan 885 -3 44.9% 20.7% 37.4% 16.7% 67.3% 60.7% 37.9% 45.7% 16.3%
Ramos, Wilson 1112 0 44.8% 24.8% 58.7% 27.4% 66.2% 63.5% 22.8% 29.6% 15.8%
Zunino, Mike 745 -2 44.8% 10.6% 50.0% 25.4% 63.6% 62.8% 27.3% 44.4% 22.5%
Suzuki, Kurt 875 -4 43.9% 23.5% 31.9% 12.5% 63.7% 64.3% 35.6% 44.0% 17.3%
Odom, Joseph 459 -1 43.8% 14.3% 54.8% 27.8% 54.3% 55.6% 15.6% 49.5% 30.4%
Plawecki, Kevin 598 -3 43.1% 19.3% 50.0% 13.8% 61.1% 58.8% 29.7% 42.2% 19.7%
Alfaro, Jorge 720 -3 41.7% 17.4% 46.0% 17.9% 58.5% 56.6% 17.0% 44.7% 17.7%