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
Hedges, Austin sd 2682 16 53.9% 23.3% 47.8% 23.4% 64.2% 68.2% 44.1% 61.9% 39.9%
Flowers, Tyler atl 2251 15 53% 22.6% 54% 11.8% 64.9% 68.3% 35.1% 62.4% 35.4%
Grandal, Yasmani mil 3703 13 51% 19.5% 51.8% 31.7% 58.4% 72.5% 32.6% 55.7% 31.2%
Pérez, Roberto cle 3032 12 51.8% 16.4% 47.9% 23.4% 65.8% 71.4% 42.2% 56% 32.3%
Vázquez, Christian bos 3250 12 51.2% 24.6% 55.3% 28% 65.7% 71% 30.8% 47.2% 28%
McCann, Brian atl 2265 9 49.8% 23.4% 41.8% 16% 74.4% 64.3% 42.3% 48.7% 24.5%
Realmuto, J.T. phi 3727 8 50.4% 21% 38.4% 23.7% 74.7% 63.3% 40% 51% 27.1%
Posey, Buster sf 2673 7 51.4% 27.4% 46.3% 14.5% 74.2% 67.5% 35.9% 50% 24.6%
Stassi, Max ana 1203 7 53.6% 19.8% 43.3% 19.3% 65.4% 77.5% 31.5% 59% 38.3%
Martin, Russell la 1490 6 53.2% 24.6% 53.6% 22.2% 70.2% 75.2% 36.3% 49.8% 28%
Kelly, Carson ari 2587 5 52.3% 22.2% 45.1% 18.1% 69.6% 68.2% 38.6% 54.5% 37.1%
Plawecki, Kevin cle 1279 4 53.6% 20.9% 45.4% 21.5% 63.9% 79.7% 30.9% 53.8% 27%
Avila, Alex ari 1403 4 52.5% 14.1% 50.4% 20% 69.8% 68.2% 37.6% 55.8% 32.5%
Stallings, Jacob pit 1387 4 50.5% 18.1% 38.8% 10.9% 65.2% 68% 44.7% 52.3% 37%
Piña, Manny mil 1184 4 52.1% 20.3% 50% 17% 61.2% 72.8% 49.4% 57% 30.9%
Jansen, Danny tor 2831 4 50.3% 23.1% 47.2% 22.2% 70.5% 64.8% 40.1% 54% 26.8%
Murphy, Tom sea 1972 4 50.5% 14.6% 38.9% 12.2% 57.3% 66.4% 40.6% 64.5% 35.1%
León, Sandy bos 1570 3 51.8% 28.9% 63.1% 23.9% 68.2% 67.8% 24.7% 44.6% 17.5%
Smith, Will la 1317 2 50.5% 29.5% 55% 18% 68.4% 66.3% 26.9% 48.6% 31.2%
Caratini, Victor chc 1346 2 51% 28% 41.4% 21.5% 62.1% 74.1% 42.2% 53.8% 29.5%
Nido, Tomás nym 1011 2 50.5% 16.7% 43.3% 22% 59.8% 77.5% 25.8% 48.4% 39.8%
Knapp, Andrew phi 973 2 51.7% 34.5% 62.3% 29.4% 72.7% 57.8% 34.2% 47.6% 25.3%
Bemboom, Anthony ana 511 2 50.1% 6.5% 42.6% 17.9% 53.2% 82.4% 22% 58.1% 45.8%
Barnhart, Tucker cin 2359 2 49% 10.6% 45.5% 23.7% 61.9% 68.9% 30.8% 58.2% 28.8%
Higashioka, Kyle nyy 471 2 55.6% 29.6% 54% 29.6% 63.2% 79.3% 34.9% 53.9% 50%
Castro, Jason min 2067 2 49.9% 17% 43.7% 20.5% 65.5% 68.7% 33.1% 51.9% 32.1%
Molina, Yadier stl 3362 1 48.8% 27% 59.8% 25.6% 66.5% 67.8% 30.6% 43.1% 19.7%
Murphy, John Ryan atl 491 1 55.2% 12.5% 50% 0% 70.8% 75.3% 39.1% 63.7% 31.7%
Gallagher, Cam kc 1127 1 48.7% 18.1% 30.4% 14% 72.1% 56.4% 55.8% 52.4% 24.8%
Greiner, Grayson det 1629 1 47.6% 25.8% 40.1% 20.7% 64.2% 68.8% 30.5% 49.8% 19.6%
Gomes, Yan was 2811 1 47.7% 21.8% 38.1% 18.8% 70.5% 60.6% 37% 50.7% 18.7%
Nuñez, Dom col 289 1 54% 26.9% 32% 0% 71.4% 72.5% 41.7% 71.4% 18.9%
Garneau, Dustin oak 813 1 47.8% 4.3% 46.8% 14.6% 65.8% 63.7% 28.8% 53.4% 30.3%
Astudillo, Willians min 465 1 49.7% 19% 60% 15.4% 65.3% 65.3% 39.5% 45.1% 28.1%
Barnes, Austin la 1560 1 51.6% 14.9% 36.2% 16.7% 61.5% 69.7% 36% 63.1% 45.4%
Wilson, Bobby det 463 0 49.7% 28% 50% 7.4% 69.6% 71% 32.7% 50% 23.5%
Lavarnway, Ryan cin 153 0 47.7% 38.5% 59.3% 16.7% 69.2% 68.2% 50% 34.8% 5.9%
McGuire, Reese tor 728 0 50.7% 13.7% 47.1% 21.1% 61.6% 71.8% 33.9% 65.3% 24.7%
Farmer, Kyle cin 270 0 43% 17.4% 46.7% 20% 74.3% 63.1% 6.3% 37% 22.2%
Federowicz, Tim tex 729 0 50.5% 27.1% 55.8% 22.2% 75.8% 63.7% 35.8% 45.3% 16.9%
Wynns, Austin bal 635 0 47.4% 29.3% 46% 13.9% 66.9% 72.6% 20% 45.2% 20%
Casali, Curt cin 1636 0 48.7% 7.5% 50.6% 22.2% 65.7% 67% 32.1% 50.7% 25.2%
Allen, Austin sd 417 0 44.6% 13.2% 30% 15% 66% 58.9% 33.3% 49.4% 24.2%
Joseph, Caleb ari 349 0 49.9% 10.5% 40.7% 18.2% 61.5% 69.8% 53.8% 57.8% 11.9%
Davis, Taylor chc 133 0 48.1% 27.3% 43.8% 0% 73.7% 84.2% 37.5% 51.4% 9.5%
Garcia, Aramis sf 292 0 53.4% 33.3% 50% 40% 72.5% 67.8% 44.4% 49.1% 27.3%
Taylor, Beau oak 270 0 46.7% 10.5% 55.6% 18.2% 67.9% 77.3% 19.2% 41.7% 23.3%
Kratz, Erik tb 472 0 50.4% 30% 53.6% 30.3% 59% 73.3% 28.6% 50.6% 30%
Jackson, Alex atl 100 0 50% 20% 50% 16.7% 52.9% 82.6% 11.1% 63.6% 37.5%
Nola, Austin sea 123 0 49.6% 28.6% 28.6% 20% 46.2% 64.5% 85.7% 60.7% 27.8%
Sucre, Jesús bal 473 0 46.5% 16.1% 31.7% 35.7% 64.7% 62.8% 23.8% 55% 21.8%
Rivera, René nym 171 0 49.7% 17.6% 52.2% 40% 76.7% 60.5% 27.3% 33.3% 18.8%
Romine, Austin nyy 1846 0 48.7% 22.8% 46.2% 25.3% 71.1% 62.4% 37.9% 46.6% 21.3%
Trevino, Jose tex 1034 0 47.7% 25.3% 56.5% 23.7% 70.9% 63% 26.1% 41.5% 13.1%
Graterol, Juan cin 124 0 46.8% 25% 58.3% 40% 50% 61.5% 60% 40% 22.2%
Wallach, Chad mia 363 0 49.6% 26.1% 35.6% 20% 80.9% 66.7% 44.4% 43.3% 21.1%
Gale, Rocky la 101 0 51.5% 20% 66.7% 0% 61.5% 77.8% 20% 47.4% 14.3%
Butera, Drew col 410 0 44.9% 14.3% 41.4% 0% 61.7% 52.4% 46.2% 55.7% 20.9%
Centeno, Juan bos 120 0 36.7% 0% 55.6% 50% 48.1% 60.9% 25% 11.1% 0%
Swihart, Blake ari 209 0 40.7% 16.7% 38.1% 26.7% 58.1% 63.5% 20% 28.9% 21.7%
Murphy, Sean oak 429 -1 46.9% 26.3% 51% 38.1% 58.8% 56.3% 30.6% 51.7% 17.1%
Maldonado, Martín hou 3010 -1 48.2% 19% 43.5% 21.4% 62.5% 70.5% 25.3% 50.1% 28.4%
Rogers, Jake det 1058 -1 47.6% 12.9% 46.1% 10.2% 64% 64.3% 24.1% 56.2% 27.7%
Hundley, Nick oak 681 -1 44.3% 24.1% 52.1% 24.2% 67.8% 66% 28.9% 33.3% 14%
Cervelli, Francisco atl 1021 -1 47.4% 26.9% 43.9% 10.8% 67.2% 60.1% 40% 47.7% 23%
Stubbs, Garrett hou 234 -1 40.2% 25% 37.5% 20% 53.7% 47.1% 40% 50% 14.8%
Herrmann, Chris oak 632 -1 47.9% 16.3% 53.9% 17.1% 61.9% 66.7% 37.3% 50.4% 25%
Collins, Zack cws 320 -1 40.6% 14.3% 38.9% 12.5% 66.2% 53.3% 21.9% 36.5% 13.8%
Pérez, Michael tb 435 -1 45.3% 22.2% 54% 21.2% 73.2% 57.5% 33.3% 42.7% 9.3%
Zunino, Mike tb 2020 -2 49.4% 21.9% 54.9% 24.5% 64.6% 69.4% 29.5% 53% 21.1%
Mathis, Jeff tex 2230 -2 47.7% 11.5% 37.7% 12.7% 59.2% 72% 30.8% 52.7% 31.7%
Knizner, Andrew stl 446 -2 41.7% 19.4% 58.3% 25% 57% 64.9% 27.7% 23.4% 7.5%
Iannetta, Chris col 1240 -2 46.7% 23.4% 53.4% 30.2% 74.8% 60.6% 35.4% 33.6% 24.1%
d'Arnaud, Travis tb 2226 -2 48.8% 21.9% 56.8% 27.6% 62.7% 62.9% 27% 50.6% 25.4%
Dini, Nick kc 512 -2 42.6% 8.1% 28.6% 10.5% 54.8% 61.5% 40% 45.5% 35.5%
Maile, Luke tor 1156 -3 46.8% 18.1% 47.4% 27.7% 61% 66% 41.3% 51.2% 21.4%
Lucroy, Jonathan chc 2271 -3 47.2% 12.1% 39.4% 18.8% 62.9% 68.3% 24.5% 50.1% 30.4%
Holaday, Bryan mia 999 -3 43.7% 18.1% 36.7% 14.6% 58.3% 67.2% 33.8% 41.7% 22.5%
Hicks, John det 1711 -3 46.8% 20.8% 40.8% 26.2% 65.6% 65.9% 32.9% 45.2% 20.9%
Ramos, Wilson nym 3507 -3 46.8% 25.7% 58.8% 35.2% 63.3% 67.5% 22% 32.8% 16%
Vogt, Stephen sf 1406 -3 45.4% 15.5% 31.1% 22.2% 64.8% 63.5% 31.7% 50.2% 28.2%
Mejía, Francisco sd 1539 -4 47.3% 16.5% 36.5% 14% 61.9% 70.1% 33.3% 55.4% 28.7%
Viloria, Meibrys kc 1222 -4 45.1% 22.1% 35.8% 25.4% 58.2% 67.6% 29.9% 48.5% 20.2%
Garver, Mitch min 2205 -4 48.6% 13.4% 43.3% 13.6% 62.7% 63.9% 36.8% 58.4% 31%
Contreras, Willson chc 2874 -4 48.4% 22.9% 46.6% 21.6% 62.7% 70.1% 30.8% 47.6% 21.1%
Severino, Pedro bal 2520 -5 46.2% 19.9% 43.3% 20.3% 63.7% 61.4% 32.1% 48.4% 22.6%
Suzuki, Kurt was 2267 -5 46.7% 29.7% 46.2% 23.2% 67.6% 60.5% 33.5% 44.3% 18.1%
Sisco, Chance bal 1369 -5 44.3% 14.4% 40.4% 18.5% 67.1% 59.5% 34.3% 44.1% 18.5%
Phegley, Josh oak 2663 -5 45.9% 18.8% 44% 18.8% 67.2% 59.6% 28.3% 43.8% 26.4%
Alfaro, Jorge mia 3156 -6 47.4% 28.2% 48.3% 21.6% 66.1% 59.7% 35.8% 49.1% 19.6%
Narváez, Omar sea 2824 -6 46.7% 19.6% 42.7% 30.6% 58.8% 64.7% 33.2% 45.8% 27.3%
Sánchez, Gary nyy 2821 -6 46.9% 24.9% 44.4% 24.1% 64.6% 68.1% 22.9% 42.2% 29.5%
Kiner-Falefa, Isiah tex 1107 -6 42.6% 19.4% 37.6% 10.9% 65.3% 53.4% 20.3% 46.8% 20.8%
Wieters, Matt stl 1224 -6 43.2% 15.1% 49.1% 16.7% 68.8% 54.7% 26.2% 40.9% 19.1%
Smith, Kevan ana 1482 -7 42.8% 16.2% 52.1% 20% 64.1% 65% 16.8% 38.2% 15.6%
Wolters, Tony col 3049 -7 46% 15.7% 46.3% 16.4% 63.6% 65.9% 31.8% 46.8% 22.3%
Castillo, Welington cws 1397 -8 42.7% 9.2% 52.5% 16.9% 57.8% 65.4% 31.5% 38.3% 25%
Díaz, Elias pit 2545 -9 44.7% 20% 46.7% 24.8% 63.7% 61.7% 33.7% 38.7% 20%
Chirinos, Robinson hou 3448 -10 47.9% 18.6% 44.3% 14.7% 64.5% 65.5% 38.5% 50.7% 23.5%
McCann, James cws 2991 -15 44.9% 22.2% 51.1% 26.6% 65.8% 63.4% 20.1% 44% 13.9%