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
Molina, Yadier 604 2 51.2% 41.5% 61.5% 34.2% 65% 68.4% 27.8% 40.7% 27%
Trevino, Jose 398 2 54.8% 27.8% 41.3% 19% 78.9% 65.8% 43.8% 58.5% 40.8%
Grandal, Yasmani 501 1 47.9% 7.1% 64% 34.5% 66.7% 67.8% 16% 45.9% 20.3%
Pérez, Roberto 541 1 49.4% 18.9% 44.8% 33.3% 55.7% 71% 33.3% 55.5% 22%
Herrera, Jose 372 1 47.8% 31.3% 33.3% 42.9% 57.1% 77.9% 33.3% 44.6% 20%
d'Arnaud, Travis 732 1 46.3% 16.1% 35.4% 23.7% 65.8% 53.3% 44.1% 59% 23.9%
Ruiz, Keibert 876 1 48.3% 26.7% 50% 27.3% 72.9% 63% 31.7% 41.8% 12.2%
Kirk, Alejandro 498 1 50.4% 19.4% 48.4% 5.3% 76.4% 49.5% 39.1% 64.3% 16.7%
Kelly, Carson 454 1 50% 27.6% 50% 16.7% 64.5% 61.9% 52% 57.1% 17.8%
McCann, James 463 1 51% 8% 41% 6.3% 48.6% 75% 27.3% 66.3% 34.9%
Murphy, Sean 769 1 48.5% 11.5% 43.9% 30% 52.1% 77.7% 37.3% 51% 34.7%
Jeffers, Ryan 559 1 50.6% 19.6% 59.3% 11.1% 62.4% 75.2% 29.2% 47.1% 39.7%
Bart, Joey 607 1 46.8% 14.3% 54.4% 25% 54.3% 64.6% 28.9% 52% 29.7%
Heim, Jonah 519 1 51.1% 30.8% 48.3% 17.6% 65.9% 73.9% 34% 51% 11.4%
Hedges, Austin 626 1 48.7% 21.4% 32.5% 29.7% 69.8% 70.1% 33.3% 53% 28.4%
McGuire, Reese 524 1 46.4% 30.6% 55% 20.6% 65.3% 62.2% 17.4% 45% 24.6%
Higashioka, Kyle 496 0 47.2% 6.9% 40.7% 20.7% 80.4% 60.4% 33.3% 55.8% 30.7%
Murphy, Tom 322 0 45% 23.1% 48.9% 17.6% 64.1% 71.7% 10.5% 32.7% 33.3%
Bemboom, Anthony 421 0 46.6% 15.6% 21.7% 14.3% 68.8% 51.4% 26.7% 61.4% 35.4%
Zunino, Mike 535 0 48% 8.8% 48.8% 32.6% 54.2% 71.7% 45% 55.4% 23.4%
Barnes, Austin 337 0 48.1% 4.5% 43.2% 13.6% 65.1% 67.8% 25.8% 63.1% 33.3%
Torrens, Luis 360 0 44.2% 15.6% 62.1% 7.7% 64.1% 57.1% 22.2% 39.2% 12%
Caratini, Victor 365 0 48.8% 5.3% 41.9% 23.1% 56.9% 61.5% 35.5% 63.3% 27.3%
Suzuki, Kurt 336 0 44.9% 12.5% 47.6% 21.9% 65.5% 50% 26.3% 59.7% 30.4%
Haase, Eric 219 0 44.3% 9.1% 50% 62.5% 52.4% 55.6% 40% 56.5% 10.7%
Gomes, Yan 336 0 50% 26.7% 50% 13.3% 74.4% 59.3% 35.7% 47.7% 10%
Vázquez, Christian 627 0 44.3% 17.2% 57.8% 25.6% 59.5% 62.8% 18.2% 44.3% 15.9%
Alfaro, Jorge 445 0 46.3% 16.2% 45.2% 12.9% 52.7% 74.4% 17.6% 60% 21.9%
Henry, Payton 294 0 44.6% 13.8% 41.7% 14.3% 67.7% 44% 29.2% 59.6% 15.4%
Plawecki, Kevin 317 0 47% 15% 50% 35.3% 63.5% 64.1% 30% 47.2% 20.6%
Narváez, Omar 649 0 46.7% 18.5% 42.3% 25.7% 62.9% 65.6% 41.5% 49.4% 14.5%
Varsho, Daulton 227 0 45.8% 11.1% 32.4% 0% 48.9% 68.3% 30.8% 54.3% 27.8%
Garcia, Aramis 403 0 49.4% 24.4% 54.3% 26.7% 76.1% 54% 48.6% 47.6% 19%
Garver, Mitch 451 0 47.2% 11.8% 51.4% 8.7% 63.3% 62.9% 27.8% 53.6% 25%
Casali, Curt 399 0 49.1% 25% 46.9% 15.4% 56.3% 59.3% 24.2% 60.2% 33.3%
Díaz, Elias 712 0 43.5% 20% 60% 21.9% 58.3% 56.8% 23.9% 37.5% 21.3%
Raleigh, Cal 282 0 50% 14.8% 46.5% 29.4% 68.5% 63.4% 28.6% 55.6% 31.8%
Smith, Will 571 0 46.9% 17.6% 42.9% 32.1% 54.4% 66.1% 26.4% 57.8% 19.6%
Nido, Tomás 452 0 49.1% 7.1% 34.9% 8.3% 62.2% 74.7% 36.7% 58.3% 27.8%
Stassi, Max 489 0 47.6% 20.6% 40.4% 11.5% 63.4% 57% 28.6% 57.3% 34%
Sánchez, Gary 361 0 49.9% 28% 47.2% 25% 66.7% 65.3% 25% 52.3% 37%
Castro, Jason 285 -1 42.1% 42.1% 43.2% 16% 70.3% 59.5% 33.3% 29.3% 12.8%
Maldonado, Martín 682 -1 45% 18.8% 53.9% 24.2% 63.6% 63.1% 22.2% 37.6% 14.3%
Perez, Salvador 618 -1 46.3% 25% 61.8% 24.4% 65.3% 67.8% 30.4% 35% 16.9%
Contreras, Willson 684 -1 43.4% 10% 60.3% 23.7% 59.7% 52.6% 37.5% 41.3% 22.7%
Knapp, Andrew 321 -1 42.4% 22.2% 40% 14.3% 52.9% 55.1% 23.5% 53.8% 20%
Nola, Austin 594 -1 47% 20.9% 38.2% 7.1% 59.2% 57.6% 40.4% 59.7% 28.1%
Realmuto, J.T. 853 -1 46.5% 17.7% 41.6% 29.8% 62.2% 64.7% 38.3% 48.3% 16.9%
Nuñez, Dom 269 -1 43.1% 28.6% 45% 16.7% 54.8% 58.3% 30.8% 52.7% 6.7%
Stephenson, Tyler 631 -1 45.6% 14.9% 45.4% 22.9% 66% 60% 33.3% 45.3% 27.3%
Adams, Riley 336 -1 41.4% 16.7% 52% 47.6% 62% 50% 17.6% 35.7% 7.7%
Stubbs, Garrett 219 -1 43.8% 18.2% 17.9% 8.3% 60.8% 58.8% 35.3% 59.3% 25%
Knizner, Andrew 446 -1 40.8% 22.2% 47.1% 15% 51.7% 67.1% 17.1% 31.3% 25%
Mejía, Francisco 310 -1 41.6% 23.8% 51.2% 10.5% 48.5% 66.7% 30% 40.9% 25%
Stallings, Jacob 748 -2 45.7% 11.8% 39.7% 24.1% 56.6% 56% 24.6% 60.8% 24.1%
Barnhart, Tucker 674 -2 46% 11.6% 38.8% 10.8% 60.5% 67.6% 14.3% 53% 35.1%
Chirinos, Robinson 597 -4 39.4% 8.7% 41.5% 23.1% 54.3% 58.5% 29.3% 45.9% 13.8%