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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. Runs From Extra Strikes 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: 6 called pitches (i.e., takes, or non-swings) 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.)


Rk. Catcher Team Pitches Runs Extra Strikes Strike Rate Zone 11
Zone 12
Zone 13
Zone 14
Zone 16
Zone 17
Zone 18
Zone 19
Mathis, Jeff 1730 11 55.1% 18.0% 31.7% 14.7% 59.8% 80.0% 40.2% 61.6% 49.4%
Wolters, Tony 1587 8 52.2% 23.4% 39.6% 14.3% 67.4% 67.9% 45.0% 59.1% 38.2%
Avila, Alex 1609 6 51.8% 17.2% 41.7% 20.0% 71.1% 76.6% 38.7% 49.3% 35.1%
Stassi, Max 1975 10 51.8% 13.6% 50.0% 21.8% 67.7% 70.6% 35.3% 54.6% 33.5%
Barnes, Austin 1596 6 51.6% 5.2% 33.8% 6.5% 54.4% 77.8% 39.6% 61.0% 47.4%
Murphy, John Ryan 1496 6 51.5% 8.5% 33.9% 13.6% 64.3% 75.2% 38.9% 60.0% 43.0%
Leon, Sandy 2441 6 51.2% 19.8% 55.4% 27.2% 71.6% 70.6% 29.8% 47.5% 22.9%
Gomes, Yan 2996 7 51.2% 18.2% 26.1% 12.1% 73.6% 64.8% 48.9% 56.0% 28.4%
Zunino, Mike 2881 8 50.9% 17.4% 37.6% 24.5% 65.2% 66.7% 34.5% 59.8% 32.8%
Iannetta, Chris 2557 6 50.7% 20.5% 45.6% 15.0% 72.8% 71.7% 29.8% 41.8% 31.2%
Grandal, Yasmani 3416 10 50.7% 11.9% 35.9% 17.8% 61.7% 68.7% 35.1% 65.8% 36.1%
Flowers, Tyler 2148 9 50.7% 16.3% 41.7% 20.0% 65.4% 70.9% 40.1% 60.5% 29.3%
Wilson, Bobby 1252 3 50.6% 14.0% 34.6% 7.3% 69.8% 74.5% 33.7% 52.6% 34.1%
Alfaro, Jorge 2879 9 50.6% 19.9% 48.6% 20.0% 73.2% 62.0% 33.3% 51.1% 26.4%
Maile, Luke 1841 4 50.5% 26.4% 48.1% 28.3% 71.6% 72.5% 27.8% 47.8% 32.4%
Perez, Roberto 1550 4 50.5% 15.4% 38.5% 20.5% 60.6% 75.8% 35.1% 55.9% 27.7%
Sanchez, Gary 2420 3 50.0% 18.1% 36.7% 21.9% 74.4% 69.6% 32.6% 47.5% 27.7%
Hedges, Austin 2490 6 49.9% 18.4% 47.8% 25.7% 63.7% 67.3% 36.7% 55.3% 31.0%
Kratz, Erik 1943 5 49.6% 22.2% 47.8% 26.2% 64.2% 70.1% 38.2% 51.1% 25.4%
Romine, Austin 2127 4 49.6% 21.1% 39.2% 21.5% 71.1% 65.6% 45.7% 48.1% 26.7%
Posey, Buster 2612 2 49.3% 16.7% 40.8% 17.8% 63.0% 70.9% 31.1% 52.7% 30.9%
Maldonado, Martin 3434 4 49.0% 14.4% 40.1% 18.5% 60.2% 71.3% 32.5% 54.4% 34.1%
Holaday, Bryan 1211 2 48.9% 7.0% 17.8% 21.0% 61.3% 73.0% 40.4% 55.8% 36.4%
Martin, Russell 2195 3 48.7% 17.9% 43.9% 28.2% 65.4% 70.9% 29.5% 51.0% 27.8%
Realmuto, J.T. 3316 5 48.3% 11.8% 29.1% 7.3% 71.1% 61.5% 39.1% 54.0% 26.5%
Briceno, Jose 993 -1 48.0% 25.8% 44.1% 37.3% 60.4% 74.6% 26.0% 41.2% 29.8%
Vazquez, Christian 2344 2 47.9% 13.8% 41.8% 15.2% 62.4% 71.8% 31.5% 49.6% 32.5%
McCann, James 3403 -1 47.6% 20.6% 37.6% 17.4% 64.4% 68.1% 38.1% 49.5% 19.2%
Severino, Pedro 1660 -2 47.5% 11.0% 29.9% 13.0% 76.4% 58.0% 45.5% 55.8% 21.3%
Molina, Yadier 3557 -4 46.6% 20.5% 51.0% 20.1% 66.2% 62.4% 26.7% 45.1% 17.3%
McCann, Brian 1688 -3 46.4% 8.3% 17.9% 14.5% 68.1% 64.7% 42.4% 50.6% 24.7%
Contreras, Willson 3900 -10 46.3% 13.0% 34.4% 19.9% 62.2% 67.4% 29.1% 45.9% 30.4%
Pina, Manny 2662 0 46.3% 11.8% 30.0% 15.7% 57.7% 69.2% 35.5% 51.1% 32.3%
Suzuki, Kurt 2540 -3 46.1% 14.1% 40.9% 9.3% 65.3% 64.9% 32.7% 44.7% 26.6%
Ramos, Wilson 2577 -3 46.1% 21.0% 49.7% 22.0% 70.5% 66.5% 28.3% 37.3% 17.9%
Lucroy, Jonathan 3295 -3 46.0% 13.4% 33.0% 20.0% 64.6% 62.6% 29.7% 52.3% 27.6%
Diaz, Elias 1818 -3 45.9% 15.1% 38.2% 19.7% 68.3% 65.0% 36.8% 44.2% 19.5%
Sisco, Chance 1219 -1 45.9% 14.1% 34.7% 23.6% 74.7% 60.7% 41.9% 42.1% 18.9%
Pena, Francisco 1054 -2 45.8% 16.7% 51.7% 12.8% 68.8% 62.9% 31.7% 40.0% 15.7%
Smith, Kevan 1458 -2 45.6% 25.2% 57.9% 28.2% 70.8% 66.3% 25.8% 32.0% 14.5%
Joseph, Caleb 2461 -3 45.6% 20.7% 39.4% 18.2% 65.9% 61.0% 35.2% 45.2% 21.5%
Caratini, Victor 1059 0 45.5% 14.6% 27.5% 13.2% 62.1% 65.9% 31.5% 45.6% 30.3%
Cervelli, Francisco 2733 -11 45.5% 18.1% 35.1% 12.5% 67.3% 63.8% 32.9% 47.9% 24.2%
Plawecki, Kevin 2067 -4 45.3% 20.8% 41.5% 29.6% 54.7% 68.7% 23.9% 42.3% 23.4%
Wynns, Austin 1029 -2 45.3% 25.4% 39.2% 19.0% 71.9% 53.0% 38.0% 42.0% 23.8%
Hundley, Nick 2246 -7 45.0% 10.9% 42.1% 18.9% 59.0% 70.9% 24.4% 39.0% 22.4%
Chirinos, Robinson 3260 -10 44.9% 9.0% 27.2% 15.3% 61.3% 64.8% 28.2% 50.8% 24.3%
Knapp, Andrew 1225 -3 44.4% 16.1% 34.8% 17.4% 68.4% 56.8% 37.8% 45.7% 21.2%
Mesoraco, Devin 1936 -9 44.2% 13.3% 34.0% 11.9% 66.3% 63.4% 28.9% 48.6% 20.4%
Sucre, Jesus 1552 -6 43.9% 14.1% 30.8% 7.4% 68.4% 53.7% 29.8% 52.4% 26.9%
Perez, Salvador 2927 -11 43.7% 17.6% 39.6% 20.3% 65.2% 59.2% 34.3% 39.2% 23.9%
Barnhart, Tucker 3472 -18 43.5% 14.4% 38.8% 14.2% 61.3% 58.0% 39.6% 47.8% 18.8%
Butera, Drew 1481 -7 43.4% 14.1% 30.9% 9.1% 68.4% 63.5% 33.8% 42.1% 22.5%
Wieters, Matt 1732 -5 43.2% 26.2% 38.3% 8.8% 74.4% 55.4% 25.9% 37.4% 17.2%
Narvaez, Omar 2220 -13 43.1% 20.9% 49.2% 20.8% 68.7% 58.0% 26.2% 35.6% 11.2%
Kieboom, Spencer 1190 -4 43.0% 16.7% 29.0% 16.4% 67.5% 61.2% 35.0% 42.6% 27.1%
Castillo, Welington 1318 -5 43.0% 16.0% 31.0% 8.6% 60.9% 66.0% 24.8% 45.7% 19.5%
Garver, Mitch 2372 -9 42.1% 13.3% 35.3% 24.5% 62.0% 67.1% 27.6% 33.9% 15.5%
Ellis, A.J. 1283 -6 40.9% 14.6% 38.5% 13.8% 68.2% 50.5% 25.7% 39.6% 12.1%
Kiner-Falefa, Isiah 993 -5 40.6% 12.0% 32.4% 10.3% 62.9% 51.0% 25.0% 46.4% 17.9%