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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
Casali, Curt 57 0 59.6% 0% 62.5% 0% 84.6% 50% 83.3% 63.6% 25%
Maldonado, Martín 211 1 57.3% 22.2% 36.4% 16.7% 75.6% 87.2% 66.7% 63.3% 25%
Stephenson, Tyler 57 0 56.1% 14.3% 25% 0% 80% 84.6% 33.3% 37.5% 50%
Stallings, Jacob 173 0 55.5% 18.8% 57.1% 20% 66.7% 78.6% 42.9% 60% 22.2%
Kirk, Alejandro 118 0 54.2% 26.7% 42.9% 50% 77.3% 53.8% 42.9% 61.9% 54.5%
Garver, Mitch 147 0 53.7% 0% 64.3% 66.7% 61.5% 78.9% 33.3% 56.8% 23.5%
Narváez, Omar 177 0 53.7% 27.3% 50% 22.2% 70.6% 78% 18.2% 50% 31.6%
Gomes, Yan 38 0 52.6% 66.7% 75% 50% 75% 75% 25% 50% 0%
Realmuto, J.T. 207 0 52.2% 25% 28.6% 23.1% 78% 72.2% 33.3% 55.8% 34.8%
Castro, Jason 64 0 51.6% 0% 40% 33.3% 66.7% 71.4% 100% 77.8% 28.6%
Stassi, Max 169 0 51.5% 13% 33.3% 12.5% 50% 80% 81.8% 75.9% 33.3%
Alfaro, Jorge 119 0 51.3% 20% 70% 50% 55.6% 65.2% 50% 62.5% 10%
Ramos, Wilson 150 0 51.3% 33.3% 66.7% 25% 72.7% 71% 41.2% 35.7% 15.8%
Caratini, Victor 152 0 50.7% 40% 40% 0% 50% 59.1% 28.6% 62.2% 62.5%
Heim, Jonah 81 0 50.6% 40% 45.5% 25% 76.9% 66.7% 66.7% 33.3% 14.3%
Zunino, Mike 138 0 49.3% 22.2% 45% 16.7% 60% 72.7% 14.3% 67.9% 12.5%
Kelly, Carson 148 0 49.3% 0% 41.2% 0% 68.4% 60.6% 52.4% 52.6% 18.2%
Garcia, Aramis 177 0 49.2% 0% 46.2% 37.5% 71.7% 60.6% 22.7% 50% 30.8%
Contreras, Willson 228 0 49.1% 28.6% 37.9% 0% 69% 58.1% 41.2% 50.9% 30.4%
d'Arnaud, Travis 200 0 49% 7.7% 50% 16.7% 58.3% 70% 41.2% 49% 31.6%
McCann, James 134 0 48.5% 0% 22.2% 0% 64.7% 85.2% 40% 53.8% 42.3%
Smith, Will 178 0 48.3% 14.3% 47.8% 0% 75.9% 72% 28.6% 37% 16%
Vázquez, Christian 178 0 47.8% 25% 58.1% 22.2% 63.2% 46.2% 37.5% 56.7% 25%
Jansen, Danny 183 0 47.5% 21.4% 36.4% 11.1% 65% 60% 42.1% 61% 22.2%
Perez, Salvador 198 0 47.5% 27.3% 56.4% 25% 73.2% 63.3% 20% 27.9% 25%
Díaz, Elias 159 0 47.2% 30.8% 43.5% 50% 55.6% 66.7% 57.1% 50% 19%
Campusano, Luis 113 0 46.9% 0% 35.7% 14.3% 68.2% 72.7% 35.7% 50% 37.5%
Trevino, Jose 153 0 46.4% 20% 57.1% 14.3% 68.2% 69.7% 20% 41.4% 30.4%
Wallach, Chad 106 0 46.2% 33.3% 33.3% 0% 63% 58.8% 11.1% 52% 27.3%
Greiner, Grayson 63 0 46% 33.3% 37.5% 100% 57.1% 75% 25% 25% 20%
Perez, Michael 63 0 46% 22.2% 62.5% 50% 80% 40% 50% 37.5%
Posey, Buster 174 0 46% 9.1% 31.8% 23.1% 84.2% 56% 29.4% 45.5% 20%
Barnhart, Tucker 184 0 45.7% 0% 46.2% 33.3% 70.8% 57.4% 36.4% 45.7% 18.5%
Murphy, Sean 135 0 45.2% 33.3% 75% 0% 72.7% 56.5% 26.7% 40% 7.7%
Nuñez, Dom 171 0 45% 0% 23.1% 25% 56.3% 77.3% 30% 62.8% 21.1%
Jeffers, Ryan 78 0 44.9% 0% 40% 0% 81.8% 69.2% 20% 45.5% 18.2%
Molina, Yadier 260 0 44.6% 31.6% 45.7% 25% 73.5% 54.8% 26.7% 32.7% 35.3%
Torrens, Luis 164 0 44.5% 16.7% 30.4% 0% 61.9% 73.3% 7.7% 53.2% 33.3%
Mejía, Francisco 90 0 44.4% 12.5% 66.7% 0% 40% 89.5% 11.1% 43.5% 30%
Sánchez, Gary 185 0 44.3% 22.2% 23.3% 10% 53.1% 72.7% 40% 44.8% 44.4%
Grandal, Yasmani 170 0 44.1% 14.3% 50% 0% 50% 60.6% 46.7% 54.1% 0%
Murphy, Tom 111 0 44.1% 35.7% 36.4% 25% 62.5% 72.7% 50% 44.4% 0%
Pérez, Roberto 151 0 43.7% 5% 30.4% 33.3% 56.7% 75.9% 20% 48% 31.3%
Lucroy, Jonathan 81 0 43.2% 14.3% 41.7% 0% 92.9% 75% 0% 26.1% 10%
Suzuki, Kurt 147 0 42.2% 0% 27.8% 0% 65.2% 72.4% 18.2% 46.7% 22.7%
Vogt, Stephen 136 0 41.9% 20% 45.5% 0% 50% 65.7% 35.3% 36.7% 25%
Severino, Pedro 210 0 41.9% 22.2% 30% 5.9% 80.6% 59.6% 20% 38.3% 20.7%
Barnes, Austin 83 0 41% 11.1% 10% 16.7% 52.2% 40% 100% 90% 14.3%
Plawecki, Kevin 83 0 41% 20% 42.9% 0% 73.3% 37.5% 14.3% 56.5% 11.8%
Piña, Manny 71 0 40.8% 0% 57.1% 0% 16.7% 58.8% 16.7% 60% 9.1%
Collins, Zack 56 0 39.3% 20% 53.8% 0% 75% 55.6% 0% 25% 0%