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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
Nido, Tomás 1043 4 53.3% 19.1% 48.8% 23.1% 64.8% 80.5% 42.9% 51.1% 36.6%
Heim, Jonah 1797 9 52.6% 18.6% 61% 32.8% 65.3% 74.7% 33.9% 51.7% 27.2%
Trevino, Jose 2153 8 52.3% 18% 59.1% 28.7% 65.8% 69.6% 40.1% 53.5% 31.3%
Zunino, Mike 2371 7 51.7% 19.2% 57.7% 29.3% 55.8% 71.1% 25.7% 57% 33.5%
Garver, Mitch 1243 3 50.8% 12.8% 51.2% 28.1% 69.1% 69.5% 34.1% 53.3% 26.6%
Stassi, Max 2106 5 50.4% 20.8% 40% 22.1% 59.3% 77.4% 38.2% 54.6% 36%
León, Sandy 1310 0 50.4% 33.8% 59.5% 33.3% 59.2% 69.2% 34% 48.8% 18.8%
Higashioka, Kyle 1430 4 50.4% 20.2% 46.4% 9.9% 68.6% 68.6% 41.4% 52.7% 35%
Barnhart, Tucker 2719 5 50% 24.3% 44% 21.9% 67% 68.5% 34.7% 51.4% 29.8%
Barnes, Austin 1269 1 50% 10.4% 32.5% 16.7% 71.3% 63.6% 35.6% 61.6% 36.6%
Casali, Curt 1460 2 49.9% 11.8% 33.6% 10.3% 67.2% 62.3% 41.4% 58.7% 31.2%
Murphy, Sean 2687 9 49.9% 20.4% 47.8% 21.9% 64.4% 69.7% 32.5% 54.9% 27.6%
Narváez, Omar 2709 9 49.6% 14.4% 49.1% 22.2% 65.3% 71.6% 35.6% 49.6% 26.7%
Nola, Austin 1331 2 49.6% 13.7% 44.4% 22% 60.1% 69% 36.8% 58.2% 28.3%
Piña, Manny 1251 3 49.6% 14.9% 56.1% 23.5% 52.6% 70.8% 36.4% 57% 27.6%
Contreras, Willson 2968 0 49% 18.4% 55.3% 27.5% 65.6% 64.8% 29% 50.5% 20.4%
Jeffers, Ryan 1889 2 48.8% 21.8% 41.7% 22.1% 65.2% 67.6% 42.2% 55.5% 23.1%
Posey, Buster 2499 4 48.7% 25.7% 51.9% 22.8% 67.8% 61.5% 33.5% 51.5% 18.3%
Maldonado, Martín 3101 -1 48.7% 18.4% 47.6% 20.2% 65.2% 66.5% 35.7% 53.2% 24.9%
Vázquez, Christian 3381 0 48.6% 23.5% 54% 31.3% 66.6% 64.9% 23.8% 49.4% 22.9%
Realmuto, J.T. 3064 4 48.6% 20.9% 44.3% 11.8% 70.4% 59.7% 39.5% 52% 25.8%
Molina, Yadier 3215 -3 48.5% 24.2% 58.1% 31.8% 64.2% 68.1% 31.9% 40.8% 24.8%
McCann, James 2373 -3 48.5% 12.4% 49.6% 17.7% 56.7% 73.9% 26.2% 52.3% 29.7%
Alfaro, Jorge 1577 1 48.4% 29.5% 58.9% 30.8% 64.1% 58.4% 28% 49.4% 20%
Jansen, Danny 1470 0 48.4% 29.2% 39.7% 10.6% 68.4% 60.3% 37.7% 53.2% 30.7%
Pérez, Roberto 931 -1 48.3% 20.5% 55.6% 26.8% 64% 71.7% 25% 45.6% 26.7%
Stephenson, Tyler 1859 -1 48.2% 17.6% 43.9% 22.9% 67.8% 64.7% 30.2% 49.3% 29.2%
Castro, Jason 1041 -1 48.2% 16.3% 46% 29.2% 66.5% 70.2% 33.9% 51.8% 22.3%
McGuire, Reese 1644 2 48.2% 28% 47.6% 19.4% 65.3% 62.1% 31.7% 50.7% 24.8%
Grandal, Yasmani 1719 0 48.1% 17.5% 53.8% 23.2% 63% 68% 36.1% 48.2% 25.6%
Hedges, Austin 2113 2 48.1% 20.1% 48.8% 27% 61.8% 67% 40.5% 49.4% 25.5%
Stallings, Jacob 2877 2 48% 14.9% 45.3% 21.1% 61.8% 68.4% 28% 56.1% 30.2%
Smith, Will 2870 -2 48% 20.1% 45.4% 17.9% 63.7% 67.1% 23.7% 51.6% 31.5%
Kelly, Carson 2155 0 47.9% 22.9% 48.8% 20.8% 62.9% 65.1% 35.4% 47.9% 24.2%
Knapp, Andrew 1020 0 47.9% 11.9% 43.7% 17.9% 63.3% 65% 39.7% 49.7% 27.6%
Varsho, Daulton 931 -1 47.5% 22% 48% 25.4% 66.7% 61.8% 35.6% 49.8% 15.1%
Nuñez, Dom 1951 1 47.3% 17.9% 35.8% 14.1% 66.4% 62% 43.8% 55.9% 21.6%
Perez, Michael 1366 0 47.3% 15.6% 60.5% 33.3% 66.2% 64.1% 26.3% 43.7% 15.8%
Kirk, Alejandro 953 -1 47.2% 21.9% 37.2% 16.3% 56.7% 55.7% 41.2% 61.6% 28.8%
Raleigh, Cal 911 2 47.2% 29.9% 51.6% 27.3% 62.7% 62.5% 34.8% 45.7% 16.3%
Vogt, Stephen 1667 1 47% 13.8% 50.6% 29.6% 59.9% 71.7% 29.9% 41.1% 26.3%
Murphy, Tom 2042 -2 47% 22.3% 46.7% 14% 70.3% 61.3% 33% 52.5% 19.6%
Ramos, Wilson 940 -2 46.9% 20.8% 54.5% 30% 59.7% 71.2% 36.7% 34.8% 15.4%
d'Arnaud, Travis 1259 1 46.8% 16% 53.1% 17.1% 53.3% 67.5% 34.7% 53.3% 27.6%
Gomes, Yan 2390 0 46.8% 21% 47.6% 18% 69.8% 58.8% 27.8% 44.9% 26.6%
Plawecki, Kevin 997 0 46.7% 27.2% 50.4% 11.1% 70.5% 58.5% 22.5% 50.8% 16.4%
Caratini, Victor 2496 -3 46.3% 16.8% 41.2% 15.6% 55.7% 66.7% 33.1% 49% 34.5%
Díaz, Elias 2403 1 46.3% 29.1% 42.1% 25% 71.8% 52.4% 43.8% 48.7% 13.7%
Sánchez, Gary 2579 -5 46% 21.1% 43.4% 15.1% 65% 70.8% 24.5% 45.6% 29.7%
Suzuki, Kurt 1780 -5 45.1% 18.9% 40.9% 14.1% 63.4% 67.6% 27.6% 46.8% 19.8%
Haase, Eric 1586 -5 45.1% 22.4% 44.4% 17.6% 63.5% 62.9% 30.8% 42.3% 17%
Contreras, William 1210 -2 44.8% 20.5% 40.6% 18.2% 58.8% 54.9% 30.4% 52.1% 27.1%
Perez, Salvador 3383 -17 44.6% 26.8% 53.8% 27.7% 64.6% 59.4% 28.7% 35.9% 19.9%
Rogers, Jake 1003 -3 44.4% 14.1% 46.6% 17.2% 58.7% 62.4% 26.2% 51.8% 22.3%
Mejía, Francisco 1572 -5 44.2% 14.9% 47.1% 20% 61.5% 63.7% 24.1% 44.9% 21.7%
Severino, Pedro 2847 -9 43.8% 17.1% 45.1% 17.7% 63.9% 60.6% 27.2% 46.5% 18.6%
Torrens, Luis 961 -2 43.7% 16.4% 39% 17.4% 62.3% 60.3% 26.2% 47% 16.2%
Knizner, Andrew 1163 -4 42.9% 25.4% 42.5% 25% 57.4% 69.5% 17.8% 34.6% 22%
Wynns, Austin 1222 -4 42.6% 19.2% 49.7% 15.7% 65.5% 57.4% 25.3% 36.9% 14.3%
Collins, Zack 1568 -9 40.8% 22% 51.4% 19.4% 70.7% 46.6% 19.6% 35.5% 12.9%