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 3476 31 53.2% 26.5% 43.7% 13.9% 80% 68.4% 39% 50.5% 24.5%
Grandal, Yasmani 3295 28 52.7% 28.2% 48.8% 23.1% 74.3% 72% 30.9% 47.4% 29.6%
Martin, Russell 3709 15 47.9% 18.4% 37.7% 14.5% 79.7% 59.5% 42.7% 46.8% 18.3%
Cervelli, Francisco 2733 14 49.7% 15.4% 21.2% 2.9% 71.7% 56.3% 51.8% 57.7% 27.1%
Castro, Jason 3115 12 49% 22.4% 41.9% 18.5% 72.8% 68.3% 35.5% 43.3% 23.6%
Molina, Yadier 4086 10 46.9% 19.7% 46% 11.8% 71.6% 61.5% 33.3% 43.8% 22.1%
Montero, Miguel 1911 9 50.5% 17.5% 39.3% 18% 75.4% 60.7% 36.4% 55.1% 32.9%
Flowers, Tyler 2239 9 50.5% 9.8% 29.8% 7.9% 76.9% 58.2% 49.4% 62.7% 29.7%
Pérez, Roberto 1818 9 50.6% 23.3% 54.8% 18.6% 77.4% 67.1% 30.9% 41.3% 18.9%
d'Arnaud, Travis 2097 9 51.4% 27.9% 39.5% 16.5% 77.5% 65.7% 37.6% 51.7% 26.5%
Norris, Derek 3423 8 46.7% 17.6% 38.2% 14.8% 80% 56.3% 43.4% 43.5% 18.5%
Wolters, Tony 1584 7 49.5% 14.6% 25.7% 10.9% 78.9% 59.2% 45.2% 58.5% 29.5%
Rivera, René 1564 6 49.8% 22.7% 40.6% 14.3% 72.2% 70.8% 40.9% 42.6% 25.9%
Mathis, Jeff 1052 5 53.1% 13.7% 29.8% 8.3% 70.4% 66.7% 44.2% 58% 45.4%
Casali, Curt 1944 4 45.3% 30.8% 36.5% 16.3% 87% 54.5% 30.6% 37.5% 11.4%
Lobaton, Jose 1008 4 51.5% 20.9% 32.1% 1.8% 77.4% 58.5% 54.2% 59.3% 31.1%
Vázquez, Christian 1460 4 48.2% 22.6% 32% 23.5% 70.9% 66.9% 31.3% 51.7% 25.6%
Maldonado, Martín 1935 4 48.8% 19.3% 33.8% 7.3% 78.8% 56.8% 49.4% 51.6% 23.8%
Joseph, Caleb 1243 3 47.1% 36.8% 47.6% 10.6% 80.5% 47.8% 33.6% 46% 15.4%
Zunino, Mike 1406 3 48.4% 10.7% 37.1% 20% 67.8% 59.3% 38.3% 53.1% 27.8%
Ross, David 1531 3 50% 15.3% 37.7% 5.4% 68.7% 71.8% 37.3% 43.9% 33.7%
Plawecki, Kevin 1133 2 48.7% 17.1% 43.9% 6.5% 77% 63.4% 35.9% 55.3% 16.7%
Thole, Josh 1124 1 41.7% 18.4% 45.5% 17.4% 77.7% 53.7% 23.9% 34.3% 6.3%
Pérez, Carlos 2280 1 47.3% 27% 43.9% 14.8% 72.6% 61.4% 30.8% 40.7% 19.5%
Ellis, A.J. 1524 1 44.8% 21.4% 40.1% 10.6% 78.1% 58.9% 31.9% 35.9% 15.9%
Gattis, Evan 1477 1 49.8% 20.8% 50% 16.7% 76.5% 67.8% 32.3% 46.8% 17.4%
Castillo, Welington 3225 1 47% 13.2% 27% 6.5% 70% 57.3% 37.2% 48.5% 24.5%
Contreras, Willson 1669 1 48.1% 13.3% 32% 8.2% 71.9% 59.5% 44.8% 53.2% 30.2%
Bethancourt, Christian 1104 1 46.6% 27.1% 37.4% 17.4% 78.8% 59.7% 34.8% 37.6% 22.2%
Suzuki, Kurt 2819 1 46.9% 19.8% 44.9% 17.6% 73.7% 61.7% 32.3% 36.5% 17.9%
Ramos, Wilson 3541 1 45.6% 33.1% 52.9% 10.3% 82% 52% 33.8% 33.8% 11.4%
Butera, Drew 1083 0 46.3% 16.3% 20.8% 12.5% 76% 60.9% 39.2% 51% 17.3%
McCann, Brian 2506 0 47.7% 11.6% 24.9% 6.5% 75.9% 53.7% 48.6% 52% 23.3%
Fryer, Eric 1022 0 45.5% 18.8% 22.9% 4.2% 75.5% 51.2% 34.8% 50.7% 25%
Sánchez, Gary 1039 0 48.5% 12.7% 44.3% 6.4% 75.6% 63.7% 34.3% 41% 20.2%
Gomes, Yan 1936 0 44.3% 26.2% 33.6% 13% 82.1% 46.3% 38.7% 39.2% 20.7%
Romine, Austin 1203 -1 46.3% 15.9% 34.1% 8.2% 82.3% 51.2% 49.5% 40.9% 13.3%
Brown, Trevor 1245 -1 43.9% 15.8% 33.3% 2.2% 78.9% 56% 27.3% 39.6% 14.6%
Maile, Luke 1029 -2 42.1% 22.2% 42.3% 13% 78.6% 53.7% 24.1% 34.8% 14.1%
Bandy, Jett 1727 -2 45.3% 11.3% 42.9% 23% 67.9% 69.8% 30.1% 39.3% 19.9%
Wilson, Bobby 2080 -2 44.4% 19.1% 34.3% 8.8% 78.4% 54.7% 27.6% 46.1% 18.5%
Conger, Hank 1120 -2 43.8% 18.8% 41.7% 13.4% 75.3% 56.9% 31.9% 40.5% 20.2%
Gimenez, Chris 1300 -2 44.8% 11.7% 31.4% 12.1% 77.7% 58.5% 38.3% 43.9% 18.8%
Rupp, Cameron 3096 -2 46.3% 19.6% 36.1% 12.6% 70.9% 56.9% 34.1% 49.2% 21.8%
McCann, James 2645 -3 46% 30.5% 44% 22.5% 78.8% 60.9% 32.8% 31.4% 12.9%
Barnhart, Tucker 3301 -4 44.8% 13.4% 18.8% 7.1% 71.5% 56.2% 40% 53.1% 24.9%
Avila, Alex 1472 -5 41.5% 12.9% 28.7% 17.1% 69.4% 59.9% 24.6% 33% 18.8%
Lucroy, Jonathan 3755 -5 44.2% 13.4% 29.6% 6.1% 73.2% 51.8% 33.9% 48.7% 21.7%
Hanigan, Ryan 994 -5 40.1% 19.1% 45.7% 21.7% 72.7% 46.6% 19.3% 34.2% 8.4%
Chirinos, Robinson 1411 -6 40.4% 18.3% 34.7% 12% 69% 56.8% 23% 36.7% 16.7%
Holaday, Bryan 1060 -6 39.9% 7.1% 30.6% 6% 74.9% 50% 29% 33.3% 27.2%
Hundley, Nick 2237 -6 42.5% 17.5% 32.3% 12.8% 70.2% 60.5% 29.9% 37.2% 18.2%
Saltalamacchia, Jarrod 1801 -6 42.7% 22.7% 40.1% 22.4% 73.7% 61.8% 22.8% 23.1% 14.1%
León, Sandy 2022 -7 44.6% 22.9% 52.1% 22.7% 73.2% 57.8% 21.8% 33.1% 12.9%
Ruiz, Carlos 1738 -8 42.6% 17.1% 28.7% 6.7% 78.4% 43% 36.9% 42.6% 12.6%
Pierzynski, A.J. 1838 -8 41.6% 12.5% 31.3% 9.8% 72.9% 55.5% 31.5% 40.7% 14.4%
Centeno, Juan 1466 -9 40.5% 10.9% 30.3% 6% 75.2% 47.9% 27.5% 32.1% 9.1%
Navarro, Dioner 2666 -10 43.4% 22% 42.5% 26.1% 67% 66.6% 19.2% 28.4% 13.7%
Realmuto, J.T. 3813 -10 44.8% 14.7% 27.2% 4.6% 74.7% 50.8% 36.7% 45.9% 19.3%
Wieters, Matt 3500 -10 43% 26.9% 35.6% 10.2% 83.4% 49% 36.5% 34.4% 11%
Vogt, Stephen 3086 -12 43.8% 15.2% 38.5% 13.5% 73.9% 57.9% 27.9% 36.7% 20.6%
Iannetta, Chris 2718 -14 42% 13.8% 34.6% 8.2% 69.8% 56.8% 23.5% 39.1% 19.9%
Cabrera, Ramón 1381 -15 35.9% 8.8% 21% 10.6% 62.3% 50% 42.9% 33.7% 15.9%
Perez, Salvador 3853 -17 42.6% 21% 42.1% 16.9% 72.8% 57.4% 24.3% 32.5% 14.8%