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%
Kelly, Carson ari 2587 5 52.3% 22.2% 45.1% 18.1% 69.6% 68.2% 38.6% 54.5% 37.1%
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%
Barnhart, Tucker cin 2359 2 49% 10.6% 45.5% 23.7% 61.9% 68.9% 30.8% 58.2% 28.8%
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%
Gomes, Yan was 2811 1 47.7% 21.8% 38.1% 18.8% 70.5% 60.6% 37% 50.7% 18.7%
Greiner, Grayson det 1629 1 47.6% 25.8% 40.1% 20.7% 64.2% 68.8% 30.5% 49.8% 19.6%
Barnes, Austin la 1560 1 51.6% 14.9% 36.2% 16.7% 61.5% 69.7% 36% 63.1% 45.4%
Casali, Curt cin 1636 0 48.7% 7.5% 50.6% 22.2% 65.7% 67% 32.1% 50.7% 25.2%
Romine, Austin nyy 1846 0 48.7% 22.8% 46.2% 25.3% 71.1% 62.4% 37.9% 46.6% 21.3%
Maldonado, Martín hou 3010 -1 48.2% 19% 43.5% 21.4% 62.5% 70.5% 25.3% 50.1% 28.4%
d'Arnaud, Travis tb 2226 -2 48.8% 21.9% 56.8% 27.6% 62.7% 62.9% 27% 50.6% 25.4%
Mathis, Jeff tex 2230 -2 47.7% 11.5% 37.7% 12.7% 59.2% 72% 30.8% 52.7% 31.7%
Zunino, Mike tb 2020 -2 49.4% 21.9% 54.9% 24.5% 64.6% 69.4% 29.5% 53% 21.1%
Lucroy, Jonathan chc 2271 -3 47.2% 12.1% 39.4% 18.8% 62.9% 68.3% 24.5% 50.1% 30.4%
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%
Contreras, Willson chc 2874 -4 48.4% 22.9% 46.6% 21.6% 62.7% 70.1% 30.8% 47.6% 21.1%
Garver, Mitch min 2205 -4 48.6% 13.4% 43.3% 13.6% 62.7% 63.9% 36.8% 58.4% 31%
Mejía, Francisco sd 1539 -4 47.3% 16.5% 36.5% 14% 61.9% 70.1% 33.3% 55.4% 28.7%
Phegley, Josh oak 2663 -5 45.9% 18.8% 44% 18.8% 67.2% 59.6% 28.3% 43.8% 26.4%
Suzuki, Kurt was 2267 -5 46.7% 29.7% 46.2% 23.2% 67.6% 60.5% 33.5% 44.3% 18.1%
Severino, Pedro bal 2520 -5 46.2% 19.9% 43.3% 20.3% 63.7% 61.4% 32.1% 48.4% 22.6%
Sánchez, Gary nyy 2821 -6 46.9% 24.9% 44.4% 24.1% 64.6% 68.1% 22.9% 42.2% 29.5%
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%
Wolters, Tony col 3049 -7 46% 15.7% 46.3% 16.4% 63.6% 65.9% 31.8% 46.8% 22.3%
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%