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
Posey, Buster sf 3481 31 53.2% 26.8% 43.7% 13.9% 79.9% 68.6% 38.9% 50.5% 24.7%
Grandal, Yasmani la 3302 28 52.7% 28.6% 48.8% 23.2% 74.6% 71.8% 31.1% 47.2% 29.8%
Martin, Russell tor 3716 14 47.9% 18.3% 37.8% 14.9% 79.8% 59.5% 42.7% 46.7% 18.3%
Cervelli, Francisco pit 2734 14 49.7% 15.4% 21.2% 2.9% 71.9% 56.3% 51.6% 57.7% 27.4%
Castro, Jason hou 3118 12 49% 22.8% 41.6% 18.5% 72.8% 68.4% 35.3% 43.5% 23.4%
Molina, Yadier stl 4087 11 47% 19.5% 46.3% 11.8% 71.6% 61.8% 33.4% 43.9% 22%
Pérez, Roberto cle 1820 9 50.5% 23.3% 54.8% 20.2% 77.4% 66.7% 30.5% 40.9% 19.4%
Montero, Miguel chc 1913 9 50.6% 17.3% 39.8% 18% 75.5% 60.8% 36.9% 55.2% 32.9%
Flowers, Tyler atl 2242 9 50.5% 9.8% 29.8% 7.8% 76.8% 58.7% 49.4% 62.7% 29.3%
d'Arnaud, Travis nym 2096 8 51.4% 28.7% 39.2% 16.3% 77% 65.7% 38% 51.9% 26.4%
Wolters, Tony col 1585 7 49.5% 14.6% 26.2% 11% 79.2% 59% 44.9% 58.5% 29.5%
Norris, Derek sd 3431 7 46.6% 17.6% 37.8% 14.8% 80.2% 56.3% 42.5% 43.6% 18.4%
Rivera, René nym 1569 6 50% 22.4% 40.8% 14.3% 72.4% 70.9% 40.9% 42.8% 25.9%
Mathis, Jeff mia 1050 5 53.1% 14% 29.8% 8.3% 70.1% 66.5% 44.2% 58.3% 45.5%
Casali, Curt tb 1942 4 45.2% 30% 36.3% 16.3% 87.1% 54.6% 30.6% 36.6% 12%
Lobaton, Jose was 1008 4 51.4% 20.9% 31.8% 1.8% 77.4% 58.4% 53.4% 59.2% 31.4%
Vázquez, Christian bos 1461 4 48.1% 21.7% 32.3% 23.5% 71% 67% 31.3% 51.5% 25%
Maldonado, Martín mil 1938 4 48.8% 19.3% 33.8% 7.3% 78.8% 57.1% 49.4% 51.7% 23.4%
Ross, David chc 1533 3 50% 15.3% 37.7% 5.3% 68.8% 72.1% 36.8% 44.1% 33.7%
Zunino, Mike sea 1407 3 48.3% 10.7% 36.4% 20% 67.6% 59.4% 39.3% 52.8% 28.1%
Joseph, Caleb bal 1244 2 47.1% 36.8% 47.6% 10.6% 80.5% 47.8% 33.6% 45.8% 15.4%
Plawecki, Kevin nym 1136 2 48.9% 17.1% 44.4% 6.5% 76.7% 63.4% 36.4% 55.9% 16.5%
Gattis, Evan hou 1474 1 49.8% 20.8% 50.3% 16.7% 76.5% 68.1% 31.8% 46.9% 17.2%
Ellis, A.J. phi 1528 1 44.8% 21.2% 40.2% 10.6% 78.5% 58.7% 31.9% 35.6% 16%
Contreras, Willson chc 1671 1 48.2% 12.2% 32% 8.2% 72.1% 59.5% 44.8% 53.3% 30.2%
Thole, Josh tor 1125 1 41.7% 18.7% 46.3% 17.4% 77.4% 53.7% 23.9% 34.2% 6.1%
Pérez, Carlos ana 2283 1 47.4% 27% 43.4% 14.6% 72.9% 61.6% 30.8% 40.8% 19.6%
Castillo, Welington ari 3231 1 47.1% 13.3% 27.1% 6.5% 70.1% 57.5% 37.1% 48.5% 24.6%
Suzuki, Kurt min 2821 1 46.9% 19.8% 44.6% 17.5% 73.8% 61.7% 32% 36.7% 17.8%
Ramos, Wilson was 3543 1 45.6% 33.2% 52.8% 10.3% 82.1% 52% 34% 33.6% 11.4%
Bethancourt, Christian sd 1107 1 46.8% 27.1% 37.4% 17.4% 78.9% 59.9% 35.6% 37.6% 22.4%
McCann, Brian nyy 2512 0 47.8% 11.6% 25% 6.5% 76% 53.8% 48.6% 52.1% 23.3%
Gomes, Yan cle 1935 0 44.3% 26.8% 33.9% 13% 81.8% 46.4% 39.4% 38.9% 20.6%
Butera, Drew kc 1084 0 46.3% 17.3% 20.8% 12.5% 75.9% 60.6% 39.2% 51.3% 17.5%
Sánchez, Gary nyy 1038 0 48.4% 12.7% 43.8% 6.4% 75.5% 64% 35.3% 40.4% 19.3%
Fryer, Eric pit 1023 0 45.7% 18.8% 23.8% 4.2% 75.6% 51.2% 35.1% 50.7% 25%
Conger, Hank tb 1120 -1 43.8% 18.8% 41.3% 13.4% 75.3% 57.1% 32.9% 40.5% 19.4%
Brown, Trevor sf 1247 -1 44.1% 14.3% 33.6% 2.2% 79% 56.2% 27.3% 39.5% 15.4%
Romine, Austin nyy 1202 -1 46.3% 15.9% 33.6% 8.2% 82.3% 51.2% 49.5% 40.9% 13.3%
Gimenez, Chris cle 1303 -2 44.9% 11.6% 31.4% 12.1% 77.8% 58.7% 38.3% 43.9% 18.8%
Wilson, Bobby tb 2079 -2 44.4% 19.1% 34.3% 8.9% 78.4% 54.4% 26.9% 46.3% 18.5%
Maile, Luke tb 1031 -2 42.1% 23.2% 42.3% 12.7% 78.7% 53.7% 24.1% 34.6% 14%
Bandy, Jett ana 1733 -2 45.3% 11.3% 42.9% 23% 67.8% 69.9% 29.6% 39.6% 19.8%
McCann, James det 2650 -3 46% 31% 43.5% 23% 78.7% 61.1% 32.8% 31.1% 12.9%
Rupp, Cameron phi 3101 -3 46.3% 19.7% 36.3% 13.4% 70.6% 56.8% 33.9% 49.3% 21.9%
Barnhart, Tucker cin 3299 -4 44.7% 13.3% 18.4% 7.1% 71.5% 56.2% 40.2% 52.9% 24.9%
Avila, Alex cws 1477 -5 41.6% 12.9% 28.7% 17.1% 69.6% 59.9% 24.6% 33.3% 18.8%
Lucroy, Jonathan tex 3752 -5 44.2% 13.7% 29.6% 6.1% 73.3% 52% 34.2% 48.7% 21.6%
Hanigan, Ryan bos 994 -5 40.1% 19.1% 45.7% 20% 72.5% 47.1% 20.7% 34.2% 7.3%
Chirinos, Robinson tex 1413 -6 40.5% 18.3% 35.2% 12.2% 69.1% 56.6% 22.2% 36.9% 16.8%
Saltalamacchia, Jarrod det 1804 -6 42.7% 22.9% 40.4% 22.4% 73.6% 61.7% 22.7% 23.1% 14.2%
Holaday, Bryan bos 1059 -6 39.8% 7.1% 29.8% 6% 74.9% 50% 29% 33.6% 26.9%
León, Sandy bos 2020 -7 44.5% 22.6% 52.3% 23.2% 73.2% 57.9% 21.8% 32.8% 12.8%
Hundley, Nick col 2235 -7 42.5% 17.5% 32% 12.8% 70.2% 60.5% 29.9% 37% 18.2%
Pierzynski, A.J. atl 1839 -8 41.7% 13.2% 30.9% 9.8% 73% 55.8% 31.5% 40.8% 14.3%
Ruiz, Carlos la 1740 -8 42.5% 16.9% 28.4% 8.2% 78.4% 43% 36.9% 42.3% 13.1%
Centeno, Juan min 1466 -9 40.5% 10.9% 30.3% 6% 75.2% 47.7% 27.5% 32.1% 9.2%
Navarro, Dioner tor 2666 -10 43.4% 22.2% 43% 26.6% 66.9% 66.5% 19.2% 28.2% 13.4%
Wieters, Matt bal 3508 -10 43% 26.5% 35.8% 10.2% 83.4% 48.8% 36.8% 34.4% 11.4%
Realmuto, J.T. mia 3818 -11 44.9% 14.8% 27.6% 4.6% 74.8% 51% 36.8% 46% 19.5%
Vogt, Stephen oak 3084 -12 43.8% 15.3% 38.5% 13.5% 73.8% 57.8% 27.9% 36.5% 20.6%
Iannetta, Chris sea 2718 -14 42% 13.6% 34.8% 8.3% 69.7% 56.6% 23.5% 39.2% 20.2%
Cabrera, Ramón cin 1380 -16 35.8% 8.7% 20.5% 10.5% 62.6% 50% 42.9% 33.7% 15.6%
Perez, Salvador kc 3854 -17 42.6% 21.1% 41.6% 17.3% 72.7% 57.5% 24.5% 32.6% 14.8%