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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.”


Catcher Team Pitches Runs Extra Strikes Strike Rate Zone 11
Zone 12
Zone 13
Zone 14
Zone 16
Zone 17
Zone 18
Zone 19
Hedges, Austin 1702 13 54.8% 20.5% 48.8% 20.8% 64.5% 70.4% 42.7% 61.6% 40.0%
Plawecki, Kevin 791 3 54.6% 17.5% 38.0% 21.6% 68.9% 80.3% 33.3% 59.1% 27.5%
Kelly, Carson 1452 5 54.1% 19.1% 35.0% 16.1% 68.6% 73.5% 41.8% 61.0% 44.6%
Flowers, Tyler 1342 8 54.0% 22.1% 49.4% 8.6% 65.5% 73.4% 40.8% 65.2% 34.9%
Stassi, Max 633 3 53.7% 17.6% 44.3% 14.8% 69.8% 73.8% 35.4% 61.5% 39.4%
Posey, Buster 1661 6 52.4% 27.3% 46.1% 12.5% 74.4% 69.8% 35.1% 50.4% 27.5%
Martin, Russell 942 2 51.7% 24.4% 50.7% 15.1% 67.7% 76.1% 33.3% 45.3% 30.6%
Avila, Alex 715 1 51.7% 12.8% 52.2% 16.0% 68.3% 68.8% 43.1% 54.5% 20.8%
Perez, Roberto 1831 5 51.6% 13.5% 41.6% 19.1% 65.5% 71.6% 44.4% 57.5% 32.6%
Pina, Manny 670 2 51.6% 28.9% 42.6% 16.7% 55.7% 77.4% 47.9% 51.1% 34.0%
Realmuto, J.T. 2350 6 51.5% 15.3% 39.3% 23.6% 75.8% 62.1% 48.8% 55.6% 25.8%
Barnes, Austin 1467 1 51.4% 15.2% 33.3% 13.9% 60.3% 69.2% 37.2% 64.1% 46.5%
Vazquez, Christian 1888 7 51.3% 22.4% 52.0% 29.1% 65.9% 73.4% 34.4% 47.4% 28.0%
Castro, Jason 1273 2 51.3% 21.8% 44.3% 21.2% 63.4% 70.5% 34.9% 55.5% 32.2%
Leon, Sandy 982 -1 51.2% 28.0% 57.8% 26.0% 64.6% 69.6% 25.5% 48.1% 16.4%
Grandal, Yasmani 2416 9 51.2% 14.8% 46.4% 35.4% 58.4% 73.2% 36.9% 57.1% 32.4%
Murphy, Tom 1101 3 50.8% 22.8% 31.5% 16.7% 60.3% 65.7% 42.2% 64.5% 33.3%
Caratini, Victor 624 1 50.6% 29.7% 37.3% 19.4% 61.4% 76.6% 33.3% 57.6% 26.9%
Barnhart, Tucker 1275 3 50.4% 5.9% 39.4% 26.3% 68.2% 64.4% 35.8% 59.3% 33.8%
McCann, Brian 1413 5 50.0% 13.2% 41.4% 13.3% 78.4% 64.0% 42.6% 50.7% 22.0%
Jansen, Danny 1900 3 49.9% 19.8% 43.2% 25.3% 67.8% 66.4% 39.5% 54.7% 27.9%
Gallagher, Cam 891 1 49.6% 20.0% 30.4% 10.3% 73.1% 55.8% 58.7% 54.2% 27.5%
Zunino, Mike 1311 -2 49.6% 19.3% 54.9% 20.3% 66.3% 71.5% 26.0% 53.7% 22.4%
Nido, Tomas 643 2 49.5% 12.8% 48.4% 20.5% 60.0% 82.8% 23.3% 47.1% 29.4%
Maldonado, Martin 2095 0 49.0% 18.1% 40.5% 18.8% 63.5% 71.9% 26.3% 52.1% 30.9%
Casali, Curt 1221 0 48.9% 9.8% 49.2% 26.3% 66.0% 68.5% 33.3% 49.8% 23.5%
Mathis, Jeff 1508 0 48.5% 11.6% 39.6% 13.4% 61.3% 72.4% 28.6% 52.0% 31.4%
Mejia, Francisco 810 -1 48.4% 16.3% 29.9% 10.6% 60.8% 70.8% 26.5% 60.1% 36.7%
d'Arnaud, Travis 1065 -2 48.4% 23.2% 58.0% 14.0% 61.0% 68.0% 26.7% 52.0% 22.6%
Contreras, Willson 2180 -2 48.4% 20.6% 41.3% 16.9% 62.6% 69.0% 33.1% 49.7% 23.1%
Molina, Yadier 1936 -1 48.3% 24.7% 57.4% 24.2% 68.2% 68.1% 27.5% 45.4% 17.9%
Alfaro, Jorge 1780 1 48.1% 26.6% 47.5% 19.8% 63.4% 61.6% 36.5% 52.6% 21.8%
Suzuki, Kurt 1303 0 48.0% 24.4% 44.7% 22.0% 67.0% 65.4% 34.1% 48.0% 20.5%
Greiner, Grayson 1178 0 48.0% 25.8% 37.5% 20.6% 63.9% 68.0% 34.9% 49.8% 22.6%
Romine, Austin 927 0 47.9% 14.5% 41.0% 21.1% 71.1% 63.3% 36.2% 43.7% 26.8%
Gomes, Yan 1545 0 47.7% 14.1% 38.8% 9.6% 74.0% 60.5% 32.8% 50.5% 20.0%
Garver, Mitch 1165 -2 47.6% 15.4% 42.0% 13.2% 67.2% 62.6% 35.6% 53.3% 28.9%
Lucroy, Jonathan 1795 -4 47.6% 8.1% 39.6% 14.6% 63.3% 69.2% 25.5% 51.6% 29.0%
Vogt, Stephen 735 0 47.5% 15.1% 27.4% 16.2% 62.0% 68.8% 29.8% 57.7% 33.3%
Hicks, John 1199 -3 47.4% 21.6% 41.8% 27.4% 65.3% 66.2% 30.8% 47.5% 22.4%
Cervelli, Francisco 857 -2 47.1% 25.9% 41.7% 12.1% 66.0% 60.0% 44.1% 48.0% 24.7%
Sanchez, Gary 1834 -3 46.9% 22.5% 41.2% 20.8% 67.3% 68.6% 23.8% 42.7% 28.3%
Wolters, Tony 1823 -3 46.9% 16.3% 44.3% 16.9% 63.9% 67.9% 36.0% 47.1% 26.2%
Phegley, Josh 1872 -7 46.7% 20.8% 39.4% 15.6% 68.2% 60.8% 32.5% 47.4% 26.5%
Ramos, Wilson 2184 -3 46.7% 23.4% 56.3% 34.8% 62.9% 68.1% 24.5% 33.1% 17.4%
Maile, Luke 1028 -2 46.7% 16.7% 44.1% 22.2% 61.9% 68.1% 38.0% 52.5% 22.2%
Iannetta, Chris 1005 -2 46.3% 23.4% 54.1% 25.9% 74.9% 58.2% 36.5% 36.5% 19.0%
Chirinos, Robinson 2099 -9 46.2% 18.5% 39.0% 12.0% 64.4% 62.0% 39.3% 52.0% 23.8%
Narvaez, Omar 1997 -6 45.7% 19.5% 43.9% 29.6% 57.9% 65.5% 29.7% 44.1% 25.6%
Severino, Pedro 1485 -2 45.4% 20.0% 42.4% 18.4% 65.4% 64.1% 25.0% 43.4% 24.0%
McCann, James 1749 -8 45.3% 21.2% 47.0% 26.8% 65.6% 66.4% 23.8% 43.0% 13.9%
Hundley, Nick 680 -1 44.3% 23.1% 52.1% 27.3% 66.9% 65.3% 27.0% 33.6% 14.0%
Diaz, Elias 1610 -6 44.1% 23.6% 48.1% 26.3% 62.1% 60.4% 31.4% 36.8% 19.5%
Castillo, Welington 868 -4 43.7% 14.1% 48.3% 20.8% 58.1% 64.5% 35.5% 38.7% 24.7%
Wieters, Matt 747 -3 43.2% 12.1% 47.8% 9.4% 70.4% 58.6% 29.5% 41.9% 13.5%
Sisco, Chance 666 -2 43.2% 13.2% 45.8% 16.2% 63.7% 54.4% 41.7% 40.9% 20.3%
Kiner-Falefa, Isiah 1059 -6 42.8% 20.6% 36.8% 11.1% 65.6% 54.0% 23.0% 46.0% 20.5%
Smith, Kevan 701 -4 41.5% 19.6% 44.1% 19.6% 64.8% 61.4% 20.9% 39.3% 16.7%