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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
Trevino, Jose 1335 6 52.5% 17% 57.1% 26.7% 65.8% 74.3% 36% 54.7% 32.8%
Heim, Jonah 800 4 52% 14.9% 56.5% 21.7% 61.4% 75.1% 39.3% 56.7% 27.3%
Higashioka, Kyle 734 3 51.6% 20.8% 43.3% 9.1% 68.1% 68% 51.5% 56.7% 39.3%
Nido, Tomás 604 1 51.5% 15.2% 45.6% 9.1% 59.3% 82.5% 42.3% 50.7% 39.2%
Zunino, Mike 1215 4 51.5% 20.6% 57.4% 30.2% 55.6% 72.5% 29.2% 54.1% 28.6%
Murphy, Sean 1489 5 50.6% 23.6% 49.1% 23.8% 60.6% 73.7% 33% 57.5% 26.4%
Posey, Buster 1347 3 50.3% 27.1% 50.6% 24.1% 71% 64.1% 31% 55% 20.8%
Garver, Mitch 825 2 50.3% 3.9% 51.3% 34.4% 66.7% 70.7% 33.3% 55.9% 24.3%
Piña, Manny 627 2 50.2% 5.9% 45.5% 6.7% 60.8% 70.8% 37.5% 64.9% 27.6%
Vázquez, Christian 1815 3 50.2% 24.1% 53.7% 26.9% 71.6% 65.5% 28.9% 53.5% 20.2%
Garcia, Aramis 542 1 50% 14.8% 42.6% 21.4% 66% 69.7% 23.6% 53% 39.3%
Gallagher, Cam 468 1 50% 0% 51.7% 11.5% 65.5% 59.3% 38.5% 69.8% 31%
Barnes, Austin 697 0 49.9% 8.1% 32.7% 20% 75.4% 59.3% 31.7% 60.5% 37.7%
Wallach, Chad 489 0 49.9% 25.6% 50% 7.1% 66.7% 61.6% 33.3% 52.9% 37%
Narváez, Omar 1375 3 49.5% 14.9% 46.9% 18.8% 66.7% 73.6% 35.1% 45.1% 28.5%
Stassi, Max 715 0 49.4% 19.7% 36.9% 23.1% 57.5% 82.1% 40.8% 52.6% 31.5%
Maldonado, Martín 1593 2 49.4% 16.3% 44.2% 21.4% 68.1% 68.5% 39.8% 55.2% 22.1%
Jeffers, Ryan 675 0 49.3% 18.6% 44.6% 13.8% 69.6% 66.9% 46.4% 48.5% 25.3%
Castro, Jason 481 0 49.3% 21.2% 41.5% 28.1% 70.8% 72.8% 55.6% 51.5% 18%
Barnhart, Tucker 1518 2 49.3% 23.6% 42.9% 24.7% 70.5% 65.5% 29.3% 50.5% 27.6%
Alfaro, Jorge 726 2 49.2% 25% 55.2% 37.8% 64.9% 61.4% 35.4% 52.9% 16.9%
Contreras, Willson 1701 1 49.1% 12.6% 55.1% 26.8% 61.3% 66.7% 30.1% 54.1% 21.7%
Casali, Curt 633 0 49% 10% 35.8% 8.3% 66.4% 60.6% 44.1% 53.7% 40.7%
Smith, Will 1422 0 48.6% 17.3% 44.6% 16.5% 66.5% 69.2% 24.4% 53.5% 32.7%
Realmuto, J.T. 1391 1 48.5% 14.7% 40.4% 11.8% 72.4% 58.4% 43.5% 53.6% 24.1%
Hedges, Austin 959 1 48.5% 18.1% 47.5% 27.8% 64.5% 67.5% 45.2% 50.7% 24.5%
Grandal, Yasmani 1266 0 48.4% 17.3% 57.7% 23.3% 65.3% 68% 33.3% 47.2% 24.1%
Jansen, Danny 1030 0 48.3% 29.3% 39.3% 6.8% 68.3% 61.4% 39.6% 54.7% 21.7%
Knapp, Andrew 657 0 48.2% 5.6% 39% 25.6% 65.9% 63.6% 40.6% 50.8% 27.9%
Murphy, Tom 1113 -1 48.2% 22.2% 43.3% 13.3% 72.6% 66.7% 39.4% 52.8% 19%
Stephenson, Tyler 836 -2 48% 15.9% 48.8% 21.2% 69.9% 62.2% 26.1% 49.7% 30.3%
Ramos, Wilson 644 0 48% 15.6% 59.7% 33.3% 62.6% 71.6% 37.9% 33.3% 16.4%
d'Arnaud, Travis 594 0 47.8% 12.8% 43.9% 15.6% 61.5% 74.3% 32.6% 52.5% 27.8%
Stallings, Jacob 1447 0 47.8% 17.5% 38.3% 22.6% 63.6% 67% 32.3% 55.4% 30.7%
McGuire, Reese 586 1 47.4% 28.8% 53.7% 22.5% 67% 60.7% 25% 48.5% 23.7%
León, Sandy 756 -1 47.4% 31.9% 66.7% 27.7% 53.1% 67.6% 30.2% 44.4% 16%
Nuñez, Dom 1293 0 47.3% 14.3% 33.9% 12.2% 66.1% 63% 46.4% 56% 19.4%
Kelly, Carson 1284 -1 47.2% 22.1% 45% 20.6% 65.9% 65.3% 40% 43.6% 22.2%
Pérez, Roberto 506 -1 47.2% 11.3% 56% 22.2% 64.7% 71.9% 24% 43% 28.8%
McCann, James 1209 -2 46.9% 6.5% 40.2% 13.7% 56.8% 73.8% 28.6% 50.2% 32.2%
Perez, Michael 646 0 46.6% 21.1% 59.5% 50% 65.4% 60.1% 12.5% 46.1% 14.5%
Vogt, Stephen 863 0 46.5% 14.3% 48.4% 20% 59.6% 70.9% 33.3% 39.2% 28.7%
Molina, Yadier 1653 -3 46.5% 23.5% 52.6% 27.4% 65.5% 62.9% 33.3% 39.1% 25.9%
Sánchez, Gary 1271 -2 46.4% 19.6% 40.9% 13.9% 65.4% 72.5% 24% 48.5% 34.8%
Haase, Eric 495 -1 46.3% 21.2% 42.6% 34.6% 69.1% 64.4% 26.3% 45.7% 11.1%
Caratini, Victor 1495 -1 46.2% 22.2% 44% 21.1% 59.9% 63.3% 26.7% 45.2% 32.7%
Gomes, Yan 1349 -1 46% 17.7% 43.6% 13% 69.1% 60% 26.7% 44.6% 27.7%
Rogers, Jake 613 -1 45.2% 11.4% 48.9% 14.7% 59.1% 61.6% 30.2% 51.6% 22.4%
Perez, Salvador 1746 -6 44.8% 24% 50.9% 28.2% 65% 60.9% 22.8% 40.1% 21.4%
Díaz, Elias 990 0 44.7% 29.4% 43.6% 30.2% 65.7% 51.4% 33.3% 49% 13.6%
Mejía, Francisco 785 -2 44.6% 17.2% 48.1% 21.3% 61.8% 62.8% 24.4% 44.3% 20.8%
Contreras, William 978 -2 44% 19.7% 40.3% 14% 58.3% 53.7% 32.5% 50.5% 25.6%
Torrens, Luis 732 -2 43.9% 17.9% 38.2% 20.6% 63.6% 54.3% 29% 51.1% 16.4%
Rivera, René 510 -1 43.5% 15.6% 50% 17.9% 63.9% 57.8% 29.6% 40.8% 18.4%
Sisco, Chance 567 -3 43.2% 16.7% 45.2% 21.6% 60.5% 51.6% 25% 50% 31.8%
Knizner, Andrew 704 -1 43.2% 29.4% 48% 28.6% 58.7% 69.3% 22.6% 30.2% 20.5%
Collins, Zack 728 -3 43.1% 21.8% 58.7% 27.4% 72.6% 48.9% 19.2% 38.6% 15.5%
Suzuki, Kurt 1006 -4 42.8% 10.4% 42.1% 7.1% 60.1% 62% 24.7% 49.2% 16%
Plawecki, Kevin 534 -1 42.7% 21.1% 42.6% 11.1% 67.8% 56.5% 23.1% 45.5% 14.9%
Severino, Pedro 1412 -5 42.6% 16.2% 43.4% 14.3% 67% 59.6% 22% 43.6% 18.3%
Avila, Alex 582 -3 41.8% 8.9% 40.8% 16% 57.7% 50.9% 45.5% 52.5% 14.9%