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
Trevino, Jose nyy 1155 6 51.3% 22.4% 42.4% 16.4% 65.2% 75.7% 34.6% 54.8% 31.3%
Bailey, Patrick sf 1334 5 51.6% 24.7% 51.1% 27.2% 62.4% 70.1% 30.2% 55.7% 33.6%
Raleigh, Cal sea 1540 5 48.8% 21.4% 54.4% 25.5% 61% 68.9% 31.5% 46% 30.1%
Díaz, Elias col 1285 4 47.9% 29.4% 55.4% 33.3% 66.8% 64.7% 24.4% 41.1% 13.4%
Wells, Austin nyy 1073 4 49% 19% 45% 23.2% 51.9% 68.8% 40.4% 60.3% 32.4%
Naylor, Bo cle 1258 4 50.7% 23.6% 50% 22.6% 62.5% 74.4% 31.4% 51.8% 23.6%
Vázquez, Christian min 1146 3 48.5% 10.6% 49% 31% 67% 72.8% 29.7% 45.1% 27.6%
Kirk, Alejandro tor 972 3 51.6% 23.5% 55.2% 22.9% 70.4% 63.7% 32.4% 56% 28%
Rogers, Jake det 1024 3 51.3% 23.9% 48.7% 23.1% 60.6% 58.4% 41.2% 63.9% 31.7%
Hedges, Austin cle 528 3 51.1% 34.5% 43.1% 19.2% 59.4% 69% 35.1% 56.2% 31.1%
Grandal, Yasmani pit 744 3 50% 12.2% 48.6% 32.6% 50% 68.5% 42.5% 56.4% 37.5%
Knizner, Andrew tex 517 2 51.1% 17.2% 49% 30% 55.1% 71.3% 47.4% 55.1% 18.8%
Rortvedt, Ben tb 1156 2 48.7% 15.7% 54.1% 19% 52.1% 71.6% 25% 52.2% 34.8%
Heim, Jonah tex 1600 2 47.8% 16.1% 37.3% 29.4% 65.7% 70.9% 33.7% 49.6% 21.2%
Moreno, Gabriel ari 1546 2 48.1% 16.8% 36.4% 20% 64.3% 66.8% 38% 56.5% 24.8%
Higashioka, Kyle sd 699 1 47.8% 12.1% 51.1% 22.2% 58.7% 69.3% 42.9% 55.8% 23.2%
McGuire, Reese bos 946 1 49.6% 25% 43.1% 26.7% 56.5% 68.5% 32.9% 62.9% 27.8%
Jackson, Alex tb 587 1 49.1% 5.6% 45.2% 22.2% 55.6% 69.2% 15.4% 63.5% 32.2%
Pagés, Pedro stl 466 1 45.3% 37% 40.9% 26.3% 69.5% 55% 31.3% 52% 12.5%
Stephenson, Tyler cin 1358 1 44.6% 16.8% 49% 28.9% 51.4% 69.2% 21.7% 48.9% 21.1%
Alvarez, Francisco nym 574 1 47.6% 15.2% 52.9% 14.6% 47.1% 70.6% 37% 52.2% 30.9%
Tromp, Chadwick atl 473 1 46.5% 13.8% 46.4% 15.4% 59% 75% 21.6% 44.6% 22%
Contreras, Willson stl 536 0 49.1% 8% 42.9% 17.2% 67.8% 63.7% 41.9% 55% 21.3%
Herrera, Iván stl 1166 0 45.9% 16.7% 35.9% 12.7% 65.1% 62.3% 28.2% 54.7% 29.9%
Barnes, Austin la 554 0 45.7% 10.5% 32.9% 8.3% 54.4% 74% 28.6% 53.5% 29.8%
Caratini, Victor hou 916 0 46% 20.3% 46.5% 16.7% 63.7% 68.2% 29.3% 46.3% 18.8%
Fermin, Freddy kc 1042 0 48.4% 12.9% 37.8% 27.5% 59.2% 62.7% 35.2% 67% 25.2%
Thaiss, Matt ana 483 0 44.9% 17.9% 47.3% 19.2% 60.7% 64.9% 30% 43.5% 11.4%
Kelly, Carson det 999 0 47.9% 17.5% 42.2% 20.8% 65.5% 71.1% 35.5% 50.4% 24.6%
Nido, Tomás nym 776 0 45% 6% 41.6% 18.5% 37.5% 79.7% 25.6% 48.6% 24%
Bart, Joey pit 570 0 43.9% 9.3% 28.8% 22.9% 47.2% 75% 21.7% 54% 29.3%
Barnhart, Tucker ari 652 -1 39.9% 0% 37% 11.6% 58.1% 55.6% 17.3% 46.6% 18.2%
Maldonado, Martín cws 1156 -1 43.1% 16.9% 43.8% 29.2% 52.7% 67.1% 22.8% 38.2% 19%
McCann, Kyle oak 624 -1 44.1% 8% 40% 16.7% 49.6% 63.8% 31.7% 54.2% 25.4%
d'Arnaud, Travis atl 1145 -1 46.3% 16% 51.8% 13.4% 57.2% 66.7% 22.4% 51.2% 19%
Amaya, Miguel chc 1476 -1 45.8% 20.7% 47.9% 17.3% 55% 63.6% 22.8% 53.1% 27.3%
Davis, Henry pit 710 -1 43.2% 8.9% 43.4% 21.9% 47.8% 71% 29.5% 54% 17.9%
Jansen, Danny tor 1036 -1 44.1% 18% 44% 11.5% 57% 66.8% 25.9% 43.4% 21%
Fortes, Nick mia 1421 -1 46.2% 12% 32.1% 16.2% 54.2% 68.5% 34.3% 58% 27.4%
Lee, Korey cws 1232 -1 44.6% 10.2% 38.4% 13.2% 57% 66% 22.2% 54.2% 25.8%
Realmuto, J.T. phi 1477 -1 46% 16.2% 33.5% 11.3% 62.1% 64.9% 34.7% 54.2% 20.4%
Sánchez, Gary mil 511 -1 43.4% 13.3% 40.3% 16.7% 64.9% 64.3% 24.3% 42.1% 20%
Perez, Salvador kc 1279 -1 46.9% 12.7% 39.4% 14.3% 58.5% 65.6% 37.4% 55% 26.1%
O'Hoppe, Logan ana 1720 -1 43.8% 25% 50.2% 22.3% 64.8% 56.1% 26.1% 41.3% 17.4%
Jeffers, Ryan min 1023 -2 45.7% 27.6% 47.1% 17.5% 54.5% 58.2% 40% 54.1% 18.9%
Rutschman, Adley bal 1378 -2 46.2% 30% 53.1% 37.4% 60.8% 62.7% 28.2% 44.8% 13.6%
Langeliers, Shea oak 1689 -2 43.8% 18.1% 50.5% 27.1% 57.1% 64.5% 24.1% 38.7% 17.9%
Adams, Riley was 750 -2 42.3% 7.8% 34% 8.5% 53.3% 59.8% 44.4% 50.6% 27.1%
Stubbs, Garrett phi 554 -2 41.2% 13.9% 32.1% 4% 58.1% 53.7% 22.2% 53.5% 20.6%
Narváez, Omar nym 690 -2 42% 18.5% 39.8% 21.7% 52.6% 56.7% 24.4% 57.9% 14.5%
Smith, Will la 1648 -2 44.7% 14.9% 39.7% 27.9% 54.3% 64.5% 34.1% 53.2% 21.2%
Ruiz, Keibert was 1265 -2 43.4% 17.9% 39% 21.2% 64.5% 63.3% 23.6% 42.7% 16.3%
Bethancourt, Christian mia 813 -2 44.3% 18.8% 41.7% 24.4% 64.6% 71.2% 17.9% 40% 14.1%
Wong, Connor bos 1270 -2 45.4% 12.9% 45.8% 18.6% 60.4% 64.3% 35.9% 49.1% 18.2%
Stallings, Jacob col 977 -3 44.1% 11.4% 44.9% 17.1% 53.5% 67.9% 32.1% 43.4% 29.2%
Gomes, Yan chc 813 -3 40.6% 19.7% 45.9% 26.1% 52.2% 63.4% 20.5% 41.4% 8.3%
McCann, James bal 884 -3 43.9% 19.5% 43.5% 18.5% 47.5% 61.4% 31.1% 58% 20%
Maile, Luke cin 747 -3 38.8% 8.8% 47.2% 30.2% 47.7% 65.2% 18.8% 34.8% 9.7%
Campusano, Luis sd 1569 -4 44% 17.3% 49.8% 19.4% 46% 67.7% 23.9% 50.2% 25%
Diaz, Yainer hou 1406 -4 43.7% 20.6% 52.7% 32% 57.9% 62% 20% 36.2% 23%
Contreras, William mil 1794 -4 45% 14.8% 37% 18.2% 59.5% 60.7% 34.5% 53.7% 22.5%