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. Catcher Framing Runs 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: For catchers 6 called pitches (i.e., takes, or non-swings) in the ‘shadow zone’ per team game. For pitchers and batters 1.5 called pitches 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.)
For pitchers/batters: This shows the framing that occurred behind the plate while the player in question was pitching or hitting.


Rk. Catcher Team Pitches
Catcher
Framing
Runs
Strike
Rate
Zone 11
Zone 12
Zone 13
Zone 14
Zone 16
Zone 17
Zone 18
Zone 19
Trevino, Jose 2551 15 53.8% 20.3% 44.5% 19.5% 70.5% 68.8% 40.4% 62.3% 31.7%
Heim, Jonah 2923 12 51.5% 31% 58.5% 21.1% 65.8% 70.9% 36.2% 48% 26.7%
d'Arnaud, Travis 2718 10 48.9% 22.1% 43% 25.5% 65.5% 59.8% 38.5% 56.8% 24.9%
Kirk, Alejandro 1956 9 50.7% 24.3% 46.4% 14.7% 71.1% 60.4% 41.4% 58.3% 21.2%
Murphy, Sean 3269 8 49.6% 25.4% 48.3% 24.6% 61.1% 68.1% 29.8% 54.5% 30.7%
Raleigh, Cal 2664 8 49.1% 21.7% 54.4% 24.9% 64.2% 63.6% 24.6% 57.7% 26.6%
Serven, Brian 1565 6 50% 14.9% 60.2% 36.5% 59.2% 68.2% 33.7% 50% 26.3%
Narváez, Omar 2373 6 49.8% 17.6% 46.6% 21.7% 63.6% 67.1% 37.6% 55.2% 24.1%
Molina, Yadier 2155 5 49% 28.3% 60.2% 35.2% 63.6% 65.6% 30.8% 43.4% 22.6%
Nido, Tomás 2294 5 50.4% 16.8% 50.4% 26.8% 58.7% 71.9% 32.3% 54.6% 32.7%
Rutschman, Adley 2356 4 49.6% 28.3% 53% 31.4% 68% 62.3% 40.3% 55.2% 18.7%
Grandal, Yasmani 1706 4 47.7% 15.9% 58.9% 34.2% 62.7% 64.1% 19.3% 46.4% 22.4%
Zavala, Seby 1377 4 51.6% 19.2% 55.4% 30.1% 67.6% 68.1% 35.7% 55.4% 27.3%
Kelly, Carson 2599 3 47.6% 19.3% 50.8% 19.3% 61.2% 58.2% 36.1% 52.6% 23.6%
Heineman, Tyler 1462 3 48% 15.2% 44.3% 21.3% 61.1% 65% 36.1% 57.4% 26.6%
McGuire, Reese 2097 3 46.7% 32% 54.9% 23.5% 68.3% 60.3% 23.2% 45.7% 20.3%
Higashioka, Kyle 1915 3 48.5% 10.1% 43.5% 13.3% 70.5% 59.1% 40.9% 59.1% 29.4%
McCann, James 1409 2 47.9% 15.1% 53.6% 20.7% 48.8% 70.2% 25% 55% 28%
Delay, Jason 1449 2 48.5% 28.3% 49.4% 33.3% 55.7% 67.1% 28.9% 55.3% 26.7%
Barnes, Austin 1496 2 49.7% 11.1% 41.8% 14.7% 57.5% 65.3% 38.1% 67% 34%
Vázquez, Christian 2813 2 47.9% 23.3% 55.6% 24.9% 63.1% 63.2% 29.8% 50.6% 23%
Jeffers, Ryan 1542 2 48.1% 23.9% 56.8% 17% 64.2% 66.7% 25.8% 45.7% 28.3%
Caratini, Victor 2427 1 48.3% 15.2% 49.6% 20.5% 56.5% 69.6% 32.1% 52.9% 32%
Plawecki, Kevin 1484 1 48.2% 21.3% 56.5% 33% 62.3% 66.2% 29.3% 46.9% 18.8%
Sánchez, Gary 2279 1 47.2% 22.7% 51.2% 21.1% 60.4% 65.5% 28.6% 53.8% 23.6%
Hedges, Austin 2429 1 49.3% 16.9% 46.5% 25.2% 66.8% 66.9% 34.7% 56.2% 27.7%
Gomes, Yan 2000 1 46.5% 27% 56.1% 15.6% 66.8% 54.8% 31.5% 49.6% 15.7%
Garcia, Aramis 1075 1 49.1% 17.3% 50% 21.6% 71% 63.5% 46.2% 48.5% 23.2%
Stassi, Max 2499 0 46.8% 24.8% 46.5% 20.2% 64.5% 58.5% 29.2% 55% 19.9%
Realmuto, J.T. 3698 0 48.4% 21.2% 43.4% 23.6% 66.8% 63.9% 36% 51.5% 23.8%
Contreras, Willson 2050 0 46% 20.3% 58.3% 22.4% 65.4% 55.5% 31.3% 42.9% 22.1%
Jansen, Danny 1605 0 46.7% 15.9% 51.3% 12% 67.5% 60.2% 35.1% 48.4% 18.5%
Wynns, Austin 1323 0 47.8% 14.9% 54.5% 31.1% 63.2% 65.2% 18.1% 48% 22%
Bethancourt, Christian 1263 0 47% 14.3% 46.1% 22.7% 60.9% 67.6% 26.2% 51.1% 22.1%
Herrera, Jose 1194 0 46.6% 26.8% 38.5% 26.1% 61.4% 69.9% 30.2% 40.8% 24.1%
Alfaro, Jorge 1769 -1 46.6% 16.9% 47.4% 34.1% 54% 71.7% 19.5% 47.8% 22.1%
Fortes, Nick 1520 -1 48.6% 22.4% 50.3% 30.4% 62% 64.8% 28.1% 53.5% 22.8%
Bart, Joey 2317 -1 46.8% 18% 54.6% 15.2% 57.1% 68.3% 28.2% 48.6% 26.4%
Maldonado, Martín 2964 -1 47.5% 25% 54.3% 27.6% 66% 61.2% 30.9% 46.8% 19.2%
Casali, Curt 1316 -2 46.5% 19.2% 43.2% 17.5% 59.6% 62.2% 22.5% 52.3% 26.1%
Smith, Will 2941 -2 47.2% 19.3% 43.7% 21.5% 61.3% 68.3% 21.6% 52.5% 27%
Romine, Austin 1198 -2 44% 18.5% 54.3% 21.4% 58% 63.9% 30.9% 43% 14.4%
Maile, Luke 1533 -2 44.1% 20.1% 50.8% 20.9% 62.8% 61.8% 21% 38.9% 20.5%
Stephenson, Tyler 1359 -2 45.1% 16.8% 44.4% 21.3% 61.9% 63.2% 29.9% 44.6% 26.2%
Perez, Michael 1214 -3 44.1% 23.1% 45.8% 16.7% 54.6% 57% 32.1% 51.7% 21.7%
Barnhart, Tucker 2552 -3 46.7% 16.6% 42.3% 20.8% 62% 66.3% 25.1% 52.1% 27%
Mejía, Francisco 1946 -3 46.1% 19% 47.9% 20.2% 59.3% 61.4% 35.5% 52.1% 23.9%
Contreras, William 1630 -3 45.1% 18.6% 49.8% 24.1% 59.1% 64.5% 25.9% 43.6% 20.3%
Stubbs, Garrett 988 -4 43% 17.2% 36.4% 17.9% 61.2% 51.9% 29.9% 51.6% 20.5%
Suzuki, Kurt 1153 -4 42.4% 16.9% 46.3% 11.7% 63.9% 53.1% 23.9% 48.3% 19.1%
Ruiz, Keibert 3122 -4 45.7% 23% 51.2% 25.3% 68% 57.6% 34.2% 42.5% 15.6%
Haase, Eric 1981 -5 44.8% 16.1% 43.9% 26% 64.1% 56% 31.7% 50.3% 16.7%
Knizner, Andrew 2405 -6 44.1% 17% 48.7% 22.9% 56.1% 67% 21.9% 41.1% 22.1%
Adams, Riley 1279 -6 42.7% 20% 45.9% 26.3% 60.7% 58.7% 31.3% 40.8% 12.8%
Stallings, Jacob 2952 -7 45.9% 16.2% 43.5% 18.3% 58.6% 58.8% 29.1% 53.9% 25.9%
Díaz, Elias 2931 -7 43.9% 26.9% 54.1% 14.7% 65.5% 51.1% 27.8% 40.7% 16.9%
Perez, Salvador 2188 -8 42.9% 23.1% 53.4% 16.7% 64.5% 57.4% 25% 36.9% 15.5%
Nola, Austin 2758 -9 46.3% 24.3% 44% 20.5% 59.2% 64.5% 28.6% 49.9% 22.9%
Melendez, MJ 2102 -12 41.7% 13.3% 38.5% 11.4% 55.9% 59.8% 27.5% 45.3% 21.1%
Chirinos, Robinson 1804 -14 39.7% 11.7% 40.6% 19% 50.9% 53.9% 31.5% 50% 16.9%