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
Maldonado, Martín ana 3716 21 52% 16% 38.2% 16.2% 64.3% 74.4% 38.3% 57% 37.5%
Flowers, Tyler atl 2398 16 54.3% 14.8% 31.4% 15.1% 65% 82.2% 38% 62.3% 46.2%
Hedges, Austin sd 3120 10 51.9% 17% 37.2% 12.7% 70.2% 64.7% 40.4% 60.5% 33.8%
Pérez, Roberto cle 2078 8 49.9% 13.3% 37.5% 20.5% 65.1% 70.8% 41.5% 55.3% 33.3%
Molina, Yadier stl 3779 8 49.2% 22.1% 40.4% 22% 66.3% 67.5% 39.3% 50.3% 26.6%
Grandal, Yasmani la 3166 8 50.5% 13.2% 29% 12.4% 62.6% 76.2% 34.9% 63.9% 37.3%
Gomes, Yan cle 2737 7 49.5% 23.2% 29.3% 12.6% 72.8% 58.6% 46.5% 60.8% 23.9%
Zunino, Mike sea 3320 7 47.4% 15.2% 35.9% 17.6% 62.7% 67% 31.8% 54.5% 26.8%
d'Arnaud, Travis nym 2769 7 49.9% 21.4% 46.7% 20.1% 67.8% 67.1% 39.3% 48.6% 30.3%
Joseph, Caleb bal 2054 6 51.8% 15.6% 28% 9% 73.9% 69.1% 38.9% 54.7% 37.2%
Vogt, Stephen mil 1985 6 50.6% 16.3% 32.6% 19.7% 58.4% 71.8% 38.7% 53% 39.3%
Vázquez, Christian bos 2710 5 49.9% 14.1% 38.8% 23.8% 68.7% 72.6% 37.6% 49.2% 34.1%
Mathis, Jeff ari 1552 5 54.3% 8.6% 11.6% 3.8% 60.4% 70.1% 50.9% 69.9% 52.4%
Romine, Austin nyy 1744 5 50.3% 20.5% 40.1% 11.8% 67.4% 68.5% 42.2% 53.3% 29.5%
Realmuto, J.T. mia 3811 4 46.8% 14.6% 33% 10.6% 68.9% 60.8% 39.9% 48.8% 24.4%
Phegley, Josh oak 1338 4 50.4% 11.1% 16.3% 10.9% 66.8% 69.5% 43.9% 59.6% 34.3%
Sucre, Jesús tb 1570 4 49.3% 8% 32.1% 15.5% 72.8% 66.7% 43.2% 54.3% 29%
Montero, Miguel tor 1467 3 48.2% 10.3% 42.5% 14.5% 60.2% 69.3% 27.6% 54.2% 32%
Rivera, René chc 2009 3 47.9% 12.5% 34.1% 14.7% 62.4% 69.9% 30.5% 51.9% 37.9%
Posey, Buster sf 2631 3 49.1% 26.1% 38.9% 12.7% 72.4% 62.8% 33.9% 51.5% 26.2%
Barnes, Austin la 1732 3 49.6% 14.6% 24.4% 8.7% 57.1% 71.3% 42.2% 63.8% 45.7%
Martin, Russell tor 2272 3 49.5% 23.8% 38% 26.6% 63.4% 70.7% 28% 49.7% 32.5%
Garneau, Dustin oak 1029 3 48.4% 7.9% 30.5% 18.2% 61% 70.9% 40% 50.4% 37.6%
Gattis, Evan hou 1421 1 49.2% 2.1% 36.5% 27.9% 65.6% 70.2% 37.5% 58.7% 23.6%
Iannetta, Chris ari 2184 1 48.1% 6.7% 27.3% 11.2% 62.4% 69.8% 33.9% 53.2% 39.5%
Lobaton, Jose was 1330 1 47% 16.9% 34% 7.9% 66.7% 62.4% 34.1% 48.4% 33%
Gimenez, Chris min 1656 1 46.7% 17.8% 35.4% 19.6% 62.8% 71.4% 28% 44.1% 22.7%
Norris, Derek tb 1569 1 47.6% 7.6% 32.2% 16.1% 63.9% 72.1% 43.3% 55.2% 27.9%
Stewart, Chris pit 1150 1 48.3% 17.2% 33.1% 11.4% 63.2% 66.8% 42.1% 54.9% 30.9%
Castro, Jason min 2907 1 47.3% 10.7% 38.6% 22.2% 63.3% 74.1% 27.6% 44.2% 25.9%
Ramos, Wilson tb 1633 0 46.8% 21.2% 42.1% 21.3% 72% 67.2% 25.3% 37% 25.8%
Bandy, Jett mil 1373 0 49.8% 12.7% 34.2% 17.6% 69.1% 66.4% 50% 50.2% 28.7%
Smith, Kevan cws 2176 0 46.5% 21.7% 45.8% 19.4% 69.8% 67.6% 25.6% 36.8% 22.7%
Cervelli, Francisco pit 2095 0 48% 12.4% 16.8% 4.2% 68.9% 61% 44.7% 58.3% 29.6%
Wolters, Tony col 2079 -1 43.1% 9.9% 32.3% 14.3% 58.4% 60.8% 31.3% 49.9% 28.1%
Maxwell, Bruce oak 1894 -1 45.1% 18.1% 34.7% 17.2% 67.8% 58.1% 40.1% 46.6% 26.4%
León, Sandy bos 2388 -1 47.5% 23.5% 45% 24.8% 64.5% 66.8% 29.4% 46.2% 19.8%
Maile, Luke tor 1069 -1 49.4% 20% 40.2% 27.1% 68.4% 73.1% 31.2% 49.8% 33.3%
McCann, Brian hou 3259 -1 49% 10.9% 18.1% 13.2% 70.4% 62.2% 48.7% 59.4% 31.3%
Narváez, Omar cws 2347 -1 45.6% 26.2% 46.2% 19.3% 67.7% 63.2% 24.6% 37.9% 21.1%
Sánchez, Gary nyy 3240 -2 46.8% 18.1% 47% 22.1% 66.8% 73.5% 26.4% 38.1% 22.1%
Ellis, A.J. mia 1072 -2 43.3% 16.2% 44.5% 15.8% 67.8% 62.6% 26.5% 39.6% 12%
Chirinos, Robinson tex 2326 -2 44.4% 13.1% 36.1% 11.9% 62% 67.2% 26.8% 45.9% 28.2%
Hundley, Nick sf 2114 -2 45.4% 12% 39.5% 13.4% 63.1% 67.6% 29.4% 43.7% 26.6%
Knapp, Andrew phi 1572 -3 46.7% 16.8% 41.9% 17.9% 68.3% 66.4% 38.8% 37.6% 22.2%
Torrens, Luis sd 1026 -3 44% 11% 33.3% 17.5% 72% 56.3% 26.6% 45.7% 18.9%
Castillo, Welington bal 2679 -3 47.6% 16.1% 23.2% 14.3% 67.6% 70.2% 33.2% 48.9% 30.6%
Herrmann, Chris ari 1069 -4 45.3% 8.5% 27.5% 7.8% 59.9% 71.2% 26.1% 48.4% 36.6%
Contreras, Willson chc 3270 -4 46.1% 12.5% 29.5% 15.8% 57.4% 69.7% 32.4% 44.3% 33.3%
Ruiz, Carlos sea 1193 -5 41.4% 15.3% 16.4% 14.3% 61.7% 53% 27.4% 51.2% 20.7%
Piña, Manny mil 2528 -5 46.8% 20.1% 37.3% 15.6% 69.2% 71% 31.4% 40.3% 22.6%
Mesoraco, Devin cin 1097 -5 41.4% 13.8% 35.1% 12.2% 63.4% 53.7% 24.7% 45.4% 18.6%
Avila, Alex chc 2158 -5 43.3% 19.2% 39.8% 14% 66.1% 57.2% 25.2% 40.4% 19%
Suzuki, Kurt atl 2112 -5 46.1% 14.5% 36.4% 17% 56.1% 72.5% 25.2% 44% 28%
Butera, Drew kc 1540 -6 42.7% 9.2% 33.6% 8% 64.7% 57.7% 36.9% 43.5% 22.8%
Díaz, Elias pit 1453 -8 40.8% 20.6% 35.3% 10.4% 70.4% 50.8% 30.2% 39% 14.5%
Barnhart, Tucker cin 3134 -10 43.5% 15.2% 32.7% 12.5% 60.1% 65.3% 33.7% 43.4% 23.3%
McCann, James det 3069 -10 42.7% 20.1% 38.8% 14.9% 65.6% 60.3% 27.3% 38.8% 15.2%
Rupp, Cameron phi 2516 -10 43.3% 17.2% 38.6% 18.9% 65.3% 67.9% 19.4% 36.5% 16%
Lucroy, Jonathan col 3213 -10 41.7% 14.4% 26.1% 10.1% 58.3% 61.4% 29.1% 44.6% 25.1%
Perez, Salvador kc 3275 -12 44.1% 15.6% 33.1% 15.2% 67.1% 58.1% 33.7% 46.9% 20%
Wieters, Matt was 3455 -12 43.5% 21.5% 34.6% 15% 66.1% 58.8% 28.1% 42.9% 18.3%