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 la 2843 25 52.2% 32.2% 50.8% 20.4% 74% 74.6% 38.1% 36.9% 35.3%
Cervelli, Francisco pit 3511 21 52.5% 14.8% 30.6% 12.5% 71.9% 68% 51.1% 53.6% 33.1%
Posey, Buster sf 2759 15 52.2% 19.5% 46.8% 10.9% 75.2% 69.2% 39.7% 47.1% 28.3%
Norris, Derek sd 3465 15 48.3% 20.1% 36.1% 11.9% 82.9% 57.5% 51.5% 42% 18.8%
Montero, Miguel chc 2798 13 51.2% 16.1% 32.1% 10.7% 78.2% 65.9% 47% 54.4% 28.2%
Castro, Jason hou 2915 10 51.5% 24.1% 35.2% 16.5% 75.1% 73.9% 37.7% 46.3% 28.6%
Molina, Yadier stl 3577 9 48.5% 18.7% 44.6% 13.6% 76.6% 62.1% 36.5% 43% 20.1%
Flowers, Tyler cws 2873 9 50.4% 9.6% 35.1% 11.9% 69.7% 67.5% 41.8% 54.8% 32.1%
Iannetta, Chris ana 2456 9 48.9% 28% 44.2% 14.7% 74.9% 63.6% 37.6% 45.6% 23.4%
Zunino, Mike sea 2875 8 48.6% 26.9% 37.6% 8.9% 77.3% 53.6% 34.3% 53.5% 28%
Plawecki, Kevin nym 1830 8 51.9% 11.8% 41.8% 6.2% 76.5% 69.3% 41.7% 53.3% 29.2%
d'Arnaud, Travis nym 2251 8 50% 17.8% 37.2% 13.3% 77.5% 60.2% 46% 52.4% 25%
Hedges, Austin sd 1221 7 51.8% 23.3% 35.6% 18.5% 74.9% 66.9% 43.9% 59.4% 19.1%
Rivera, René tb 2505 7 49.3% 23.4% 35.6% 5.7% 80.2% 59.4% 47.7% 50.6% 21.2%
Joseph, Caleb bal 2775 5 47.1% 23.6% 38.4% 10.9% 84.1% 51.1% 40.6% 45.4% 19%
Stewart, Chris pit 1129 4 51.2% 4.1% 38.7% 14% 72.1% 63.1% 48.2% 55.2% 31%
Sucre, Jesús sea 1222 3 49.1% 19.4% 36.2% 8.3% 77.9% 55.8% 40.2% 49.3% 26.5%
Maldonado, Martín mil 2062 3 48.5% 15.8% 30.9% 16.7% 77.7% 62.7% 37.4% 48.7% 29.9%
Wilson, Bobby tex 1289 3 47.2% 24.2% 37.6% 14.5% 80% 57% 30.7% 50.7% 22.7%
Lobaton, Jose was 1099 3 52.1% 20% 28% 13.7% 80% 61.3% 49.4% 52% 36.2%
Ross, David chc 1325 3 52.4% 22.4% 30.2% 6% 76.3% 68.2% 38.8% 49.5% 32.6%
Corporán, Carlos tex 1001 2 48.3% 25% 41.5% 8.2% 79.1% 53.9% 49.1% 46.5% 19.1%
Barnhart, Tucker cin 2078 2 47.2% 19% 18.5% 3.3% 73.6% 56.3% 42.7% 49% 30.6%
Conger, Hank hou 1605 1 48.1% 17.9% 33% 9.3% 75.7% 65.2% 40.7% 48.6% 30.2%
Lucroy, Jonathan mil 2416 1 47.5% 20.1% 33.2% 10% 76.4% 62% 42.7% 49.7% 20.4%
Hanigan, Ryan bos 1581 1 48.6% 20.2% 38.8% 16.9% 75.7% 60.5% 41.6% 51.3% 23.4%
Pérez, Roberto cle 1738 1 47.1% 20.2% 32.5% 16.7% 72.9% 63.5% 39% 46.8% 25.7%
Gosewisch, Tuffy ari 991 0 46.6% 8.7% 29.6% 10.7% 73.2% 61% 39.7% 43.9% 24.4%
Wieters, Matt bal 1646 0 46.3% 28.3% 41.7% 15.9% 82.5% 45.1% 42% 40.1% 8.4%
Murphy, John Ryan nyy 1434 0 48.2% 19.8% 37.6% 6% 82.6% 55.2% 39.7% 46.2% 15.3%
Pérez, Carlos ana 2130 -1 45.7% 24.8% 38.2% 7.1% 73.9% 52.6% 32.2% 49.2% 18.3%
Soto, Geovany cws 1523 -1 46.8% 11.7% 33.8% 11.7% 74.4% 62.8% 29.4% 48.9% 29.8%
Martin, Russell tor 3423 -2 46% 26.7% 36% 10.9% 77.6% 55.1% 37.4% 45% 16.3%
Gimenez, Chris tex 1023 -2 43.4% 19.2% 28.6% 5% 83.8% 52.7% 43.7% 40.1% 18.6%
Navarro, Dioner tor 1068 -3 43.5% 24.2% 41.2% 20% 77.6% 58.3% 30.1% 28.6% 14.7%
Vogt, Stephen oak 2661 -3 45.4% 14.4% 27% 12% 77.5% 62.2% 31.2% 38.3% 21.4%
Bethancourt, Christian atl 1217 -3 43.5% 15.7% 30.8% 7.3% 83.3% 46.2% 42.7% 41.1% 11.2%
Castillo, Welington ari 2537 -3 44.7% 11.2% 27.9% 6.5% 68.1% 58.8% 34.1% 48.4% 22.5%
Phegley, Josh oak 1799 -4 45.8% 14.3% 19.3% 5.3% 79.7% 54.5% 34.8% 47.7% 25.6%
Ramos, Wilson was 3240 -4 46.6% 34.2% 50.4% 17.3% 82.3% 51.1% 27.2% 35% 7.8%
Butera, Drew kc 1032 -4 44.1% 15.3% 32.4% 10.2% 75.1% 61.6% 43.9% 39.7% 16%
Peña, Brayan cin 2487 -5 43.6% 21% 33.8% 15.7% 71.9% 59.1% 36.2% 34.9% 19.2%
Rupp, Cameron phi 2174 -5 44.5% 16.8% 30.4% 13.3% 76.3% 59.8% 25.8% 43.1% 20.8%
Saltalamacchia, Jarrod ari 1310 -5 43.8% 16.4% 33.6% 16.3% 73.4% 61.7% 23.6% 35.7% 18.9%
McCann, Brian nyy 3560 -5 45.8% 21.2% 22.6% 4.5% 82.6% 48.7% 44.3% 46.3% 15.6%
Avila, Alex det 1295 -6 42.8% 19.1% 32.1% 16.4% 73.1% 54.2% 35.2% 38.5% 13.6%
Gomes, Yan cle 2415 -6 44.2% 16.1% 33.3% 14.6% 83.3% 46% 41.9% 44.1% 11.8%
Ellis, A.J. la 1617 -7 41% 24.1% 51.2% 10.4% 72.1% 59.9% 20% 23.2% 11%
Chirinos, Robinson tex 2364 -7 44.6% 14% 34.2% 4.1% 75.8% 56.2% 36% 43.2% 20.4%
Realmuto, J.T. mia 3283 -7 44.6% 15.9% 31.2% 9.9% 72.3% 54.5% 36.1% 47.6% 18%
Swihart, Blake bos 2440 -8 42.6% 16% 39% 16.7% 65.3% 61.6% 27% 37% 21.6%
Pierzynski, A.J. atl 2987 -8 44.7% 21.5% 39.5% 14.4% 77.5% 57.4% 37.6% 32.9% 15.7%
Suzuki, Kurt min 3564 -10 45.8% 13.1% 26% 8.1% 75% 59.4% 40.9% 44.2% 23.4%
Hundley, Nick col 2907 -11 42.3% 21.3% 36.6% 16.9% 70.9% 64.4% 25.2% 29.7% 15.7%
Ruiz, Carlos phi 2421 -11 43% 13.1% 32% 12.8% 72.1% 49.5% 36.9% 46% 11.7%
McCann, James det 3151 -15 43% 17.2% 42.3% 15.6% 69.2% 60% 27.4% 35.9% 16%
Perez, Salvador kc 4347 -16 44.2% 23.3% 36.1% 13.5% 73.7% 58.2% 32.3% 40.3% 18.2%