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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.)


Catcher Team Pitches Runs Extra Strikes Strike Rate Zone 11
Zone 12
Zone 13
Zone 14
Zone 16
Zone 17
Zone 18
Zone 19
Plawecki, Kevin 1227 4 54.2% 20.0% 47.4% 21.5% 64.7% 79.3% 31.8% 54.1% 28.7%
Hedges, Austin 2583 19 54.0% 23.2% 49.1% 24.1% 64.0% 67.8% 43.4% 61.4% 40.3%
Stassi, Max 1209 6 53.3% 20.0% 41.9% 20.7% 64.9% 77.6% 31.0% 59.0% 36.9%
Flowers, Tyler 2155 13 53.0% 21.8% 52.8% 12.1% 64.5% 68.7% 36.1% 62.5% 36.2%
Martin, Russell 1389 5 52.9% 25.0% 53.0% 18.1% 70.4% 75.0% 35.6% 49.6% 28.2%
Kelly, Carson 2422 7 52.4% 20.4% 44.5% 16.7% 69.3% 67.8% 40.6% 55.6% 37.8%
Avila, Alex 1293 4 52.4% 14.1% 50.8% 17.4% 68.9% 68.6% 38.4% 55.9% 33.3%
Pina, Manny 1115 5 51.9% 20.8% 51.0% 18.8% 62.4% 71.4% 50.6% 55.2% 31.6%
Posey, Buster 2527 10 51.8% 28.3% 46.5% 15.5% 74.3% 68.0% 36.9% 50.1% 24.3%
Leon, Sandy 1419 1 51.8% 29.2% 60.9% 24.7% 65.9% 68.9% 24.1% 46.4% 18.1%
Perez, Roberto 2853 11 51.7% 16.4% 45.6% 23.5% 66.0% 71.1% 40.9% 56.2% 32.5%
Barnes, Austin 1560 1 51.5% 15.1% 34.9% 14.9% 60.8% 69.5% 36.0% 63.2% 45.8%
Caratini, Victor 1302 2 51.4% 28.8% 41.0% 23.5% 63.8% 74.6% 41.9% 53.6% 29.3%
Murphy, Tom 1810 5 50.9% 15.6% 37.9% 12.2% 58.1% 65.4% 43.2% 66.3% 34.8%
Grandal, Yasmani 3526 11 50.9% 19.6% 51.0% 28.5% 57.5% 72.7% 32.6% 56.3% 31.4%
Vazquez, Christian 3103 10 50.9% 24.9% 53.7% 27.5% 65.9% 71.4% 31.5% 47.1% 28.7%
Smith, Will 981 2 50.9% 27.8% 54.0% 21.7% 64.9% 69.6% 25.0% 50.5% 33.0%
Realmuto, J.T. 3625 9 50.5% 19.9% 39.4% 22.9% 74.6% 64.3% 40.5% 50.6% 26.9%
Stallings, Jacob 1170 2 50.0% 17.7% 38.6% 13.9% 67.2% 67.5% 44.4% 49.8% 34.7%
Jansen, Danny 2732 6 50.0% 22.1% 47.2% 23.0% 70.6% 64.3% 39.6% 53.6% 26.4%
Zunino, Mike 1959 -1 49.5% 21.8% 55.2% 23.4% 63.9% 70.0% 29.7% 53.0% 20.3%
Castro, Jason 1925 1 49.4% 18.5% 42.6% 19.7% 65.3% 68.5% 33.0% 51.9% 29.5%
McCann, Brian 2042 6 49.2% 19.8% 40.3% 16.9% 76.0% 63.8% 40.9% 48.2% 22.1%
Casali, Curt 1543 0 48.9% 8.3% 50.6% 23.4% 65.1% 68.4% 32.7% 50.3% 23.9%
Gallagher, Cam 1122 1 48.8% 18.8% 31.7% 14.0% 72.2% 55.9% 55.8% 52.3% 25.5%
Barnhart, Tucker 2227 2 48.8% 9.2% 44.5% 24.1% 61.7% 67.7% 31.5% 58.1% 29.5%
Contreras, Willson 2641 1 48.6% 21.6% 45.1% 16.9% 62.5% 70.2% 32.8% 48.4% 22.7%
d'Arnaud, Travis 1854 -2 48.4% 23.0% 57.8% 26.1% 61.4% 63.7% 25.8% 51.2% 23.3%
Garver, Mitch 1987 -2 48.3% 15.0% 40.4% 12.3% 64.6% 64.2% 36.8% 58.0% 28.6%
Maldonado, Martin 2704 -1 48.2% 17.3% 42.4% 19.3% 62.2% 71.1% 26.3% 50.4% 28.7%
Molina, Yadier 2796 -3 48.0% 26.2% 58.5% 22.7% 66.5% 67.3% 27.6% 43.1% 19.2%
Greiner, Grayson 1495 0 47.9% 26.9% 39.0% 21.8% 63.3% 68.8% 32.1% 49.7% 21.3%
Romine, Austin 1665 0 47.9% 18.2% 42.9% 23.0% 70.2% 62.1% 36.6% 46.7% 21.9%
Gomes, Yan 2345 0 47.8% 20.6% 36.2% 17.3% 72.7% 60.6% 35.1% 50.7% 20.5%
Alfaro, Jorge 2940 -2 47.7% 29.5% 47.5% 20.3% 65.8% 60.4% 38.1% 49.8% 20.1%
Mathis, Jeff 2234 -3 47.5% 11.6% 36.4% 11.4% 59.3% 71.8% 30.2% 52.6% 31.4%
Suzuki, Kurt 1997 -2 47.3% 27.5% 48.6% 23.6% 67.9% 61.5% 35.5% 46.0% 17.0%
Chirinos, Robinson 2979 -8 47.3% 16.7% 40.1% 13.4% 65.0% 64.6% 38.7% 51.4% 24.3%
Lucroy, Jonathan 2212 -4 47.0% 11.5% 39.5% 18.5% 62.9% 68.0% 24.6% 50.3% 28.8%
Cervelli, Francisco 966 -2 46.9% 25.8% 41.4% 11.1% 66.7% 59.8% 40.5% 47.1% 25.0%
Sanchez, Gary 2499 -3 46.9% 24.0% 41.9% 22.4% 64.5% 68.5% 23.1% 43.2% 30.0%
Iannetta, Chris 1242 -2 46.9% 23.9% 53.7% 30.0% 74.2% 60.4% 35.9% 34.1% 23.3%
Maile, Luke 1074 -2 46.8% 17.8% 45.9% 24.1% 61.9% 67.7% 38.9% 52.6% 21.1%
Ramos, Wilson 3389 -4 46.8% 25.4% 58.1% 35.9% 62.9% 67.8% 23.0% 33.1% 16.9%
Mejia, Francisco 1412 -3 46.7% 14.8% 35.8% 16.1% 60.3% 68.5% 32.5% 55.1% 30.7%
Narvaez, Omar 2682 -6 46.5% 19.3% 43.3% 31.0% 57.8% 65.3% 33.2% 45.3% 27.3%
Rogers, Jake 948 -1 46.4% 13.1% 46.7% 8.7% 61.3% 63.3% 23.5% 54.8% 27.8%
Severino, Pedro 2408 -3 46.4% 20.0% 43.6% 21.3% 64.3% 62.6% 30.7% 47.9% 22.7%
Viloria, Meibrys 990 -2 46.3% 20.3% 35.0% 28.9% 58.5% 66.9% 31.3% 53.2% 22.6%
Hicks, John 1677 -4 46.3% 20.0% 41.1% 24.1% 64.9% 65.9% 31.7% 45.4% 20.9%
Phegley, Josh 2552 -9 46.0% 19.1% 45.6% 19.2% 66.6% 59.6% 29.0% 44.0% 24.8%
Wolters, Tony 2919 -10 45.7% 15.8% 46.5% 16.0% 62.2% 65.9% 33.2% 46.6% 22.1%
Vogt, Stephen 1314 -2 45.1% 16.1% 29.9% 22.2% 64.3% 64.1% 27.7% 51.5% 28.5%
Diaz, Elias 2445 -9 44.8% 20.2% 48.5% 23.2% 63.1% 61.6% 33.1% 38.3% 20.7%
Sisco, Chance 1291 -4 44.5% 13.3% 40.9% 18.3% 68.3% 60.0% 33.7% 43.0% 17.3%
McCann, James 2849 -16 44.2% 20.9% 50.6% 27.5% 65.4% 61.9% 20.3% 43.0% 13.0%
Holaday, Bryan 942 -3 43.6% 18.5% 36.6% 15.8% 56.9% 66.1% 32.4% 42.6% 21.9%
Kiner-Falefa, Isiah 1058 -6 42.8% 20.6% 37.1% 11.1% 65.6% 53.7% 23.0% 46.0% 20.7%
Wieters, Matt 1184 -6 42.6% 14.1% 48.1% 15.1% 68.8% 54.5% 25.3% 41.2% 17.4%
Castillo, Welington 1353 -9 42.4% 9.6% 51.8% 16.9% 57.9% 63.9% 31.1% 37.7% 24.8%
Smith, Kevan 1246 -7 42.0% 17.1% 50.3% 19.5% 64.9% 60.6% 17.0% 37.9% 17.4%