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
Grandal, Yasmani 24027 97 50.4% 20.1% 46.9% 24.1% 64.3% 70.8% 33.5% 53.2% 30.4%
Posey, Buster sf 17035 65 50.9% 23.7% 45% 16.1% 72.3% 67.1% 35.7% 50.6% 25.6%
Flowers, Tyler 12506 59 51.6% 15.1% 39.2% 14.5% 68.1% 69.4% 40.4% 59.6% 34.1%
Hedges, Austin 17785 56 50.7% 20.4% 46.7% 24.7% 64.3% 66.9% 39.4% 57.4% 30%
d'Arnaud, Travis 18434 39 49.2% 21.1% 48% 21% 66.4% 63.4% 36.1% 52.3% 25.8%
Pérez, Roberto 12881 37 50.1% 17.3% 44.3% 22% 67.5% 69.8% 35.9% 51.7% 28.7%
Trevino, Jose 8968 35 51.5% 20.2% 50.9% 23.5% 68.1% 68% 38.9% 55.5% 27.9%
Vázquez, Christian 21067 34 49.1% 20.3% 48.5% 26% 65.3% 68.6% 30.6% 49.9% 27.2%
Heim, Jonah 9944 31 50% 22.7% 52.3% 28.2% 64.6% 71.3% 31.4% 48.4% 24.9%
Molina, Yadier stl 25310 30 48.3% 22.4% 50.9% 20.9% 68.3% 65.3% 33.6% 45.2% 22.5%
Zunino, Mike 18396 28 49% 19.1% 45.6% 22.2% 65.5% 64.7% 32.5% 54.6% 27.7%
Murphy, Sean 10855 26 49.3% 21.5% 46.8% 21.8% 62.1% 66.2% 31.2% 57% 26.7%
Montero, Miguel 6270 25 50.3% 14.9% 37.4% 13.9% 72.9% 65.1% 39.1% 54.9% 30.5%
Martin, Russell 13093 24 48.4% 22.2% 40.6% 19.3% 73.2% 64% 36.2% 47.8% 23.2%
Castro, Jason 14033 24 48.9% 19.2% 40.9% 20.1% 68.5% 70.9% 33.7% 46.5% 26.5%
Norris, Derek 8465 24 47.5% 16.2% 35.8% 14% 78.4% 59.2% 46.2% 45.3% 20.4%
Stassi, Max 9292 24 49.8% 19.7% 45.2% 20.8% 63.6% 70% 32.6% 55.3% 30.6%
Cervelli, Francisco 12536 23 49% 17% 29.6% 9.1% 69.9% 63.1% 45.2% 53.3% 28.2%
Mathis, Jeff 8171 22 51.5% 14.1% 32.3% 12.6% 62% 71.5% 40.4% 59.4% 42.6%
Raleigh, Cal sea 8172 20 48.4% 22.6% 52% 24.4% 63.9% 64.1% 32.5% 50.8% 23.4%
Higashioka, Kyle 7849 19 49.9% 14.8% 43.1% 17.6% 66.9% 66.2% 38.8% 57.9% 31.8%
Barnes, Austin la 10914 18 50% 12.2% 35.8% 12.8% 59.5% 71.1% 36.1% 61.5% 40%
Bailey, Patrick sf 3346 17 52.2% 25.6% 52.7% 27.8% 61.2% 66.6% 36.4% 58.8% 32.4%
Kirk, Alejandro tor 6582 16 49.6% 19.6% 46.2% 14% 65% 61.7% 39.1% 58.5% 25%
Rivera, René 7747 15 48.6% 19.5% 37.7% 13.8% 71.1% 66.4% 37.8% 48.6% 28.2%
Nido, Tomás nym 6628 14 50.1% 15.6% 46.3% 25.5% 59.4% 74.5% 30.6% 52.4% 33.7%
Maldonado, Martín 27296 12 47.8% 19.6% 43.9% 20.8% 64.2% 66% 33.2% 50.7% 27.6%
Joseph, Caleb 8959 11 47.9% 22.3% 38.4% 12.6% 75.4% 58.5% 38.5% 48.4% 23.9%
Zavala, Seby 4183 10 50.1% 17.6% 54.3% 28% 68.3% 66.9% 35.6% 54.3% 23.4%
Alvarez, Francisco nym 3444 10 48.8% 20.6% 49.1% 26.9% 64.6% 65.4% 36.6% 52.2% 26.7%
Kelly, Carson 11549 9 48.7% 19.2% 47.1% 20.4% 65.2% 63.7% 36.3% 51.6% 25.1%
Plawecki, Kevin 10384 8 48.2% 20.5% 45.7% 20.7% 66.3% 67.6% 30.3% 48.5% 22.9%
Gallagher, Cam 5206 8 49.6% 17.2% 44.8% 17.7% 69.2% 60.4% 45.9% 55.3% 25.7%
Lobaton, Jose 4007 8 49.2% 16.8% 32.1% 8.6% 72.8% 60.8% 42.1% 52.8% 32.9%
Murphy, John Ryan 4674 8 50.3% 13.9% 38.7% 11.6% 72.3% 65.2% 39% 55.2% 29.4%
Rutschman, Adley bal 6276 8 48.4% 25.6% 55.7% 29.8% 67.9% 61.9% 33.3% 47.5% 19.7%
Caratini, Victor 10705 7 47.6% 18.1% 44.6% 19.1% 58.2% 68.5% 32.4% 50.6% 29.6%
McGuire, Reese 7275 7 48.4% 27.5% 51.1% 22.7% 64.6% 63.3% 31.4% 52.3% 22.5%
Delay, Jason pit 3146 7 48.4% 23.2% 48.8% 31% 53.4% 68.4% 28.9% 57.6% 26.1%
Wolters, Tony 9544 7 47.3% 16.2% 38.9% 16.2% 65.6% 64.1% 37.4% 52% 27.1%
Kratz, Erik 3470 6 49.4% 24.9% 46% 24.5% 66% 67.6% 37.3% 50.3% 24.3%
Naylor, Bo cle 2775 6 48.4% 21.8% 50.5% 21.6% 62.1% 69.8% 29.8% 48.7% 25.4%
Jansen, Danny tor 10605 6 48.1% 20.8% 46.4% 17.4% 68.6% 63.2% 34.8% 49.3% 25.4%
Ross, David 2858 6 51.1% 18.2% 34.6% 5.6% 72.4% 70.2% 37.8% 46.5% 33.2%
Serven, Brian 1884 6 49.9% 16.9% 61.2% 35.4% 59.8% 67.5% 34.2% 48.7% 26%
Stewart, Chris 3237 5 48.7% 10.6% 31.3% 10.9% 68.6% 62% 43% 53.9% 32.2%
Rortvedt, Ben 2244 5 50.1% 12.5% 50.3% 22.4% 57.4% 70.5% 33.3% 58.3% 34.4%
Garcia, Aramis 2274 4 50% 19.9% 47.4% 24.1% 68.9% 67% 39.1% 50.6% 28.9%
Heineman, Tyler 2333 4 48.2% 14.4% 44.1% 23.8% 62.4% 65.9% 37.8% 56.1% 25%
Rogers, Jake det 5492 4 48.2% 17.5% 44.2% 18.1% 59.2% 64% 33.5% 59.3% 25.7%
Bemboom, Anthony 1860 4 49.1% 18.5% 35.2% 15.4% 64% 71.1% 31.5% 53.3% 37.4%
Wilson, Bobby 5077 4 47.1% 20.2% 36.4% 9.7% 76% 62.2% 30.2% 49.4% 24%
Romine, Austin 9654 3 47.7% 19.7% 41.3% 18.6% 68.6% 63% 39.2% 47.3% 23.8%
Gomes, Yan 21719 3 46.8% 22% 39.7% 15.9% 71.2% 57.5% 37.3% 48.6% 20.8%
Lopez, Raffy 1427 3 49.5% 15.8% 29% 9.1% 64.2% 74.2% 26.9% 50.7% 41.1%
Gattis, Evan 2902 3 49.4% 11.6% 43.3% 21.4% 71.3% 69.2% 34.2% 52.6% 20.7%
Piña, Manny 8860 3 47.6% 17.4% 40.8% 17.5% 62.3% 69.5% 36% 49% 27.4%
Wells, Austin nyy 1307 2 48.3% 17% 46.8% 18.4% 56.2% 67.5% 35.2% 58.1% 34.3%
Corporán, Carlos 1001 2 48.3% 25% 41.5% 8.2% 79.1% 53.9% 49.1% 46.5% 19.1%
Pinto, René tb 1923 2 48.7% 20.6% 56.2% 24.8% 57.6% 65.3% 37.4% 51.2% 29.3%
Tromp, Chadwick 1249 2 48.4% 13.1% 41.3% 13.4% 69.2% 65.6% 34.2% 50.6% 30.3%
Sucre, Jesús 5020 2 47.3% 13.5% 32.2% 13% 72% 59.3% 35.9% 52.5% 26.5%
Barrera, Tres 1342 2 48.5% 14.8% 51.5% 9.6% 66% 63.7% 37% 51.6% 26.5%
Fortes, Nick mia 5318 2 47.6% 18.3% 44.1% 17.7% 60.9% 63.7% 31.7% 55.8% 25.4%
Sabol, Blake sf 1571 2 48.5% 19% 48.8% 26.5% 57% 72% 27.4% 53.4% 24.4%
Amaya, Miguel chc 1930 2 48.1% 24.4% 50.8% 16% 55.5% 64.8% 36.6% 54.6% 25%
Graterol, Juan 1083 1 48.3% 19.5% 39.8% 24% 59.9% 75.1% 34.7% 49.7% 27%
Nottingham, Jacob 820 1 47.6% 13.7% 34.8% 16.7% 64.9% 68.7% 32% 54.5% 24.7%
Casali, Curt 10005 1 47% 18% 43.3% 16.9% 70.2% 60.6% 33.3% 49.3% 21.4%
Nuñez, Dom col 2770 1 47.5% 19.7% 36.5% 13.7% 66.9% 61.9% 43.5% 57.6% 19.2%
Susac, Andrew 1346 1 46.1% 14% 35.3% 12.7% 70% 69.9% 35% 43.1% 20%
Thole, Josh 1497 1 42.3% 18.4% 45.8% 18.5% 73.1% 59% 23.8% 36.7% 8.8%
Allen, Austin 858 1 48.6% 22.2% 42% 11.6% 68.3% 67.8% 27.7% 49.7% 25.7%
Fryer, Eric 1756 1 47.9% 22.6% 30.5% 5.7% 73.6% 59.8% 33.5% 50.5% 23.7%
Astudillo, Willians 1213 1 47% 19.7% 47.1% 16.2% 66.5% 66.4% 36.1% 45.7% 21.8%
Moreno, Gabriel 4749 1 46.1% 13.4% 40.3% 14.1% 58.9% 60.6% 37.8% 56% 24.1%
Sánchez, Ali 132 0 53.8% 0% 35.7% 20% 66.7% 69.6% 26.7% 57.6% 61.5%
Greiner, Grayson 3772 0 47.7% 27% 47.4% 18.7% 64.9% 67.1% 27.5% 46.5% 17.3%
O'Keefe, Brian sea 155 0 41.9% 16.7% 64% 30% 50% 67.7% 0% 40% 5.3%
Solano, Jhonatan 163 0 48.5% 22.2% 33.3% 11.1% 69% 75.8% 16.7% 57.1% 16.7%
Pagés, Pedro stl 149 0 52.3% 44.4% 33.3% 25% 70% 66.7% 33.3% 66.7% 20%
Huff, Sam tex 1152 0 48.1% 23.8% 46.7% 23.9% 65.8% 61.4% 34% 51.2% 32.5%
Mazeika, Patrick nym 1078 0 47.6% 26.8% 52.4% 26.7% 64.6% 63.5% 29.5% 46.2% 18.1%
Kolozsvary, Mark cin 202 0 47% 19% 48.5% 27.3% 52.8% 73.3% 22.2% 50% 13.3%
Pineda, Israel was 125 0 45.6% 25% 52% 57.1% 50% 64.5% 14.3% 33.3% 15.4%
Reetz, Jakson 106 0 55.7% 40% 43.8% 42.9% 64.3% 69.6% 42.9% 69.2% 14.3%
Bart, Joey 4503 0 48% 17% 47.6% 19.3% 57.4% 69.1% 31% 52.9% 29.1%
Rivero, Sebastián kc 647 0 45.3% 28.8% 50.7% 26.7% 58.6% 64.8% 25% 40.9% 25%
Nieves, Wil 129 0 41.1% 66.7% 31.3% 0% 95% 37% 20% 28.1% 16.7%
Taylor, Beau 508 0 49.8% 15.2% 49% 20.8% 65.4% 72.7% 27.8% 54.1% 27%
Hernández, Óscar 369 0 44.4% 13% 34.4% 6.7% 72.6% 71.9% 26.8% 39.2% 21.3%
Wallach, Chad 3373 0 47.1% 19.2% 41.1% 13.5% 64.3% 66% 32.2% 51.6% 28.5%
Millas, Drew was 304 0 43.1% 4.8% 29% 42.9% 61.1% 69.4% 13.8% 46.9% 17.2%
Lavastida, Bryan cle 118 0 38.1% 9.1% 52.6% 7.7% 62.5% 61.5% 22.2% 40.7% 20%
McCann, Brian 13289 0 47.7% 15.7% 24.7% 10.2% 75.7% 58.1% 45.6% 51.7% 24.4%
Freitas, David 1014 0 46.7% 27.9% 38.8% 4.2% 67.3% 63.7% 26.7% 48.3% 28.9%
Papierski, Michael cin 920 0 45.5% 28.8% 47% 27% 55.6% 65.9% 15.6% 51.5% 23.6%
Pacheco, Jordan 434 0 45.6% 15.4% 23.8% 18.8% 81.3% 54.7% 44.4% 41.9% 18.2%
Godoy, José 491 0 47.3% 14.7% 47.9% 21.7% 65.3% 61% 38.2% 51.9% 15.9%
Briceño, José ana 1037 0 47.5% 23.9% 42.6% 35.7% 61% 74.2% 25.3% 42.2% 29.2%
Moore, Adam 286 0 41.3% 30% 45.5% 18.2% 61.7% 41.4% 26.1% 36.2% 30.4%
Rodríguez, Endy pit 1380 0 46.8% 13.9% 54.4% 22% 62.6% 58.9% 37.2% 50% 22.5%
Iannetta, Chris 11156 0 47.2% 19.5% 40.4% 14% 71% 65% 31.9% 43.5% 28%
Rosario, Alberto stl 283 0 45.6% 9.1% 22.7% 16.7% 74.6% 42.3% 47.2% 48.4% 25.7%
Conger, Hank 2725 0 46.3% 18.2% 37% 11.3% 75.6% 61.7% 37.7% 45.3% 26.5%
Hamilton, Caleb 184 0 46.2% 10% 37.5% 44.4% 50% 68.8% 16.7% 64.3% 23.8%
Ashley, Nevin mil 151 0 39.7% 25% 42.9% 11.1% 88.9% 50% 25% 40% 13.8%
Ohlman, Mike tor 107 0 43% 16.7% 22.2% 25% 45.5% 80% 25% 54.5% 33.3%
Salazar, César hou 133 0 45.1% 16.7% 75% 0% 48.3% 57.1% 16.7% 47.1% 14.3%
Fermin, Freddy kc 2449 0 47.5% 13.3% 45.6% 17.6% 58.3% 59.9% 41.2% 58.2% 27.8%
Hudson, Joe 344 0 49.4% 23.1% 49.1% 8.3% 71% 62.9% 46.7% 50.8% 15.2%
Herrera, Iván stl 1288 0 45.4% 12.9% 42.8% 16.9% 66.4% 60.3% 24.7% 50.9% 28.9%
Rivas, Webster sd 586 0 46.6% 20% 51.6% 12.1% 65.1% 62.2% 37.5% 48.1% 27.4%
Gale, Rocky 223 0 47.5% 11.1% 55.2% 0% 67.7% 76.5% 47.1% 38.1% 19%
Schwarber, Kyle 491 0 49.5% 18.2% 45.5% 10.5% 70% 73.6% 30.8% 33.7% 40.5%
McBride, Matt 321 0 43.6% 19% 33.3% 0% 74.1% 61.8% 23.5% 36.8% 8.8%
Davis, Taylor 221 0 49.3% 35% 46.4% 28.6% 72.4% 80.6% 38.5% 49.2% 18.8%
Read, Raudy was 128 0 28.1% 14.3% 20.8% 0% 41.7% 62.5% 0% 19% 5.6%
Farmer, Kyle 293 0 42% 18.5% 45.2% 21.7% 71.8% 62.3% 5.9% 36.8% 20%
Henry, Payton mia 449 0 47% 20% 42.6% 25% 67.7% 51.2% 32.4% 59.3% 13.5%
Porter, Logan kc 250 0 48.4% 15.4% 51.5% 0% 51.8% 77.4% 41.7% 50.7% 26.3%
Okey, Chris 154 0 41.6% 7.7% 33.3% 0% 46.2% 70% 45.5% 50% 27.8%
Baron, Steven 212 0 48.6% 7.7% 40% 12.5% 82% 53.6% 37.9% 55.3% 9.1%
Jeffers, Ryan min 7064 0 47.4% 23.8% 49.9% 18.8% 63.1% 62.5% 37% 50% 23.5%
Federowicz, Tim 1356 -1 47.6% 20.9% 51.5% 15% 74.9% 61.5% 35.8% 42% 14.5%
Marjama, Mike sea 309 -1 40.5% 4% 21.4% 15.4% 74.5% 67.2% 24% 35.9% 19%
Robinson, Chuckie cin 612 -1 44% 29.3% 53.1% 23.3% 61.2% 70% 24.1% 29.3% 14.9%
Monell, Johnny 254 -1 40.6% 5.3% 28.6% 0% 70.9% 57.1% 38.1% 36.8% 18.5%
Fry, David cle 630 -1 40.3% 9.6% 24.1% 11.8% 60.3% 54.1% 39.6% 40.6% 28.1%
Thaiss, Matt ana 2658 -1 46.6% 19.9% 46.3% 18.1% 56.8% 69.9% 24.7% 50.9% 24.8%
Cruz, Tony 1180 -1 44.2% 16.9% 27% 5.8% 74.6% 63.2% 29.1% 38.8% 18.8%
Odom, Joseph 464 -1 43.5% 14.3% 53.5% 27.8% 54.7% 55.4% 15.6% 48% 30.4%
McCann, Kyle oak 431 -1 45% 9.4% 36.7% 18.2% 51.7% 66.7% 27.6% 51.8% 25%
Ciuffo, Nick 457 -1 43.3% 14.3% 44.1% 13% 67.9% 58.7% 26.9% 42.5% 17%
Turner, Stuart cin 669 -1 43.5% 18.8% 36.2% 15.2% 59.4% 63.9% 40% 38% 22.8%
Soderstrom, Tyler oak 477 -1 41.1% 6.5% 48.5% 16.2% 62.1% 52.5% 27.8% 43.6% 10.3%
Telis, Tomás 302 -1 32.8% 13.6% 30.8% 0% 69.1% 36.6% 22.6% 32.9% 2.9%
Pérez, Carlos cws 547 -1 42.6% 27.7% 46.9% 21.1% 58.6% 57% 28.9% 44.4% 13.4%
Varsho, Daulton 1932 -1 46.6% 17.9% 42.6% 21.2% 62.7% 64.3% 35% 48.7% 22.3%
Narváez, Omar 16359 -1 46.9% 20.5% 46.7% 23.1% 64.6% 64.5% 31.5% 45.5% 22.5%
Contreras, William 7592 -1 46.3% 16.9% 46.2% 22.7% 59.1% 62.5% 30.5% 52.5% 24.4%
McKenry, Michael 850 -1 46.6% 26.2% 47.8% 10.5% 79% 55.3% 36.6% 44.8% 12.8%
Davis, Henry pit 586 -1 44.2% 9.4% 41.9% 24.1% 44.8% 73.3% 33.3% 56.9% 18.5%
Arencibia, J.P. 530 -1 42.8% 28.6% 27.1% 0% 82.2% 48.9% 34.8% 42.6% 17.5%
Marchán, Rafael phi 519 -1 43.9% 15.2% 42.1% 16.7% 52.7% 67% 25.9% 41.1% 28.6%
Brown, Trevor sf 1604 -2 44.8% 12.9% 35.8% 3.3% 79.4% 55.4% 31.9% 39.8% 14.9%
Hummel, Cooper 433