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
Mathis, Jeff 1730 12 55.1% 18% 31.7% 14.7% 59.8% 80% 40.2% 61.6% 49.4%
Grandal, Yasmani 3415 11 50.7% 11.9% 35.9% 17.8% 61.7% 68.7% 35.1% 65.8% 36.2%
Stassi, Max 1975 10 51.8% 13.6% 50% 21.8% 67.7% 70.6% 35.3% 54.6% 33.5%
Flowers, Tyler 2148 9 50.7% 16.3% 41.7% 20% 65.4% 70.9% 40.1% 60.5% 29.3%
Wolters, Tony 1587 9 52.2% 23.4% 39.6% 14.3% 67.4% 67.9% 45% 59.1% 38.2%
Alfaro, Jorge 2879 9 50.6% 19.9% 48.6% 20% 73.2% 62% 33.3% 51.1% 26.4%
Zunino, Mike 2882 8 50.8% 17.4% 37.6% 24.4% 65.2% 66.7% 34.5% 59.8% 32.8%
Gomes, Yan 2997 8 51.2% 18.2% 26.1% 12% 73.6% 64.8% 48.9% 56% 28.4%
Barnes, Austin 1596 7 51.6% 5.2% 33.8% 6.5% 54.4% 77.8% 39.6% 61% 47.4%
Avila, Alex 1609 7 51.8% 17.2% 41.7% 20% 71.1% 76.6% 38.7% 49.3% 35.1%
Iannetta, Chris 2558 7 50.7% 20.4% 45.6% 15% 72.8% 71.7% 29.8% 41.8% 31.2%
Hedges, Austin 2491 7 49.8% 18.4% 47.8% 25.4% 63.7% 67.3% 36.7% 55.2% 31%
Realmuto, J.T. 3316 6 48.3% 11.8% 29.1% 7.3% 71.1% 61.5% 39.1% 54% 26.5%
León, Sandy 2441 6 51.2% 19.8% 55.4% 27.2% 71.6% 70.6% 29.8% 47.5% 22.9%
Murphy, John Ryan 1496 6 51.5% 8.5% 33.9% 13.6% 64.3% 75.2% 38.9% 60% 43%
Kratz, Erik 1945 5 49.6% 22% 47.8% 25.8% 64.2% 70.1% 38.2% 51.1% 25.4%
Maldonado, Martín 3436 5 49% 14.4% 40.1% 18.3% 60.2% 71.3% 32.5% 54.4% 34.1%
Romine, Austin 2127 4 49.6% 21.1% 39.2% 21.5% 71.1% 65.6% 45.7% 48.1% 26.7%
Maile, Luke 1841 4 50.5% 26.4% 48.1% 28.3% 71.6% 72.5% 27.8% 47.8% 32.4%
Sánchez, Gary 2421 4 49.9% 17.9% 36.7% 21.9% 74.4% 69.6% 32.6% 47.5% 27.7%
Pérez, Roberto 1550 4 50.5% 15.4% 38.5% 20.5% 60.6% 75.8% 35.1% 55.9% 27.7%
Vázquez, Christian 2345 3 47.9% 13.8% 41.8% 15.1% 62.4% 71.8% 31.5% 49.6% 32.5%
Martin, Russell 2196 3 48.7% 17.8% 43.9% 28.2% 65.4% 70.9% 29.5% 51% 27.8%
Posey, Buster 2612 3 49.3% 16.7% 40.8% 17.8% 63% 70.9% 31.1% 52.7% 30.9%
Wilson, Bobby 1253 3 50.5% 13.8% 34.6% 7.3% 69.8% 74.5% 33.7% 52.6% 34.1%
Holaday, Bryan 1211 2 48.9% 7% 17.8% 21% 61.3% 73% 40.4% 55.8% 36.4%
Caratini, Victor 1059 0 45.5% 14.6% 27.5% 13% 62.1% 65.9% 31.5% 45.8% 30.3%
Piña, Manny 2655 0 46.4% 11.8% 30.1% 15.9% 57.6% 69.3% 35.6% 51.2% 32.4%
McCann, James 3403 -1 47.6% 20.6% 37.6% 17.4% 64.4% 68.1% 38.1% 49.5% 19.2%
Briceño, José 994 -1 48% 25.4% 44.1% 37.3% 60.4% 74.6% 26% 41.2% 29.8%
Sisco, Chance 1218 -1 45.9% 14.1% 34.3% 23.6% 75% 60.7% 41.9% 41.9% 18.9%
Severino, Pedro 1659 -1 47.5% 11% 29.9% 13% 76.4% 58% 45.9% 55.8% 21.3%
Peña, Francisco 1054 -1 45.8% 16.7% 51.7% 12.8% 68.8% 62.9% 31.7% 40% 15.7%
Wynns, Austin 1030 -2 45.2% 25% 39.2% 19% 71.9% 53% 38% 42% 23.8%
McCann, Brian 1689 -2 46.4% 8.3% 17.9% 14.3% 68.1% 64.7% 42.4% 50.6% 24.7%
Lucroy, Jonathan 3297 -2 46% 13.3% 33% 20% 64.6% 62.6% 29.7% 52.3% 27.6%
Díaz, Elias 1819 -2 45.9% 15.1% 38.2% 19.4% 68.3% 65% 36.8% 44.2% 19.5%
Smith, Kevan 1458 -2 45.6% 25.2% 57.9% 28.2% 70.8% 66.3% 25.8% 32% 14.5%
Suzuki, Kurt 2541 -2 46.1% 14.1% 40.9% 9.3% 65.3% 64.9% 32.7% 44.6% 26.6%
Molina, Yadier 3556 -3 46.6% 20.3% 50.9% 20.1% 66.2% 62.5% 26.7% 45% 17.3%
Knapp, Andrew 1225 -3 44.4% 16.1% 34.8% 17.4% 68.4% 56.8% 37.8% 45.7% 21.2%
Ramos, Wilson 2577 -3 46.1% 21% 49.7% 21.8% 70.3% 66.5% 28.3% 37.3% 18%
Plawecki, Kevin 2067 -3 45.3% 20.8% 41.5% 29.6% 54.7% 68.7% 23.9% 42.3% 23.4%
Joseph, Caleb 2459 -3 45.6% 20.7% 39.4% 18.2% 65.8% 61% 35.2% 45.2% 21.6%
Kieboom, Spencer 1193 -4 42.8% 16.7% 29% 15.3% 67.5% 61.2% 35% 42.6% 26.7%
Kiner-Falefa, Isiah 993 -5 40.6% 12% 32.4% 10.3% 62.9% 51% 25% 46.4% 17.9%
Castillo, Welington 1318 -5 43% 16% 31% 8.6% 60.9% 66% 24.8% 45.7% 19.5%
Wieters, Matt 1732 -5 43.2% 26.2% 38.3% 8.8% 74.4% 55.4% 25.9% 37.4% 17.2%
Sucre, Jesús 1552 -5 43.9% 14.1% 30.8% 7.4% 68.4% 53.7% 29.8% 52.4% 26.9%
Ellis, A.J. 1283 -6 40.9% 14.6% 38.5% 13.6% 68.2% 50.5% 25.9% 39.6% 12.1%
Hundley, Nick 2246 -6 45% 10.9% 42.1% 18.9% 59% 70.9% 24.4% 39% 22.4%
Butera, Drew 1480 -7 43.4% 14.1% 30.9% 9.1% 68.4% 63.5% 33.8% 41.9% 22.5%
Contreras, Willson 3902 -9 46.2% 13% 34.3% 19.9% 62.2% 67.4% 29.1% 45.9% 30.4%
Mesoraco, Devin 1936 -9 44.2% 13.3% 34% 11.9% 66.3% 63.4% 28.9% 48.6% 20.4%
Garver, Mitch 2372 -9 42% 13.3% 35.3% 24.3% 61.9% 67.1% 27.6% 33.9% 15.5%
Chirinos, Robinson 3261 -10 44.9% 9% 27.2% 15.3% 61.3% 64.8% 28.2% 50.9% 24.3%
Perez, Salvador 2927 -10 43.7% 17.6% 39.6% 20.3% 65.2% 59.2% 34.3% 39.2% 23.9%
Cervelli, Francisco 2733 -10 45.5% 18.1% 35.1% 12.5% 67.3% 63.8% 32.9% 47.9% 24.2%
Narváez, Omar 2222 -13 43.1% 20.9% 49.2% 20.6% 68.7% 57.8% 26.2% 35.6% 11.2%
Barnhart, Tucker 3467 -17 43.5% 14.4% 38.6% 14.3% 61.2% 57.9% 39.9% 47.8% 18.8%