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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.)


Catcher Team Pitches Runs Extra Strikes Strike Rate Zone 11
Zone 12
Zone 13
Zone 14
Zone 16
Zone 17
Zone 18
Zone 19
Hedges, Austin 2680 20 54.1% 23.0% 50.0% 25.0% 64.5% 68.3% 43.6% 61.1% 39.6%
Flowers, Tyler 2254 13 52.8% 22.1% 53.6% 11.7% 64.5% 67.4% 35.7% 62.1% 35.9%
Kelly, Carson 2581 7 52.2% 21.7% 44.6% 16.3% 69.7% 67.9% 39.3% 54.3% 37.3%
Leon, Sandy 1579 1 51.9% 31.0% 62.7% 24.1% 67.5% 67.5% 24.7% 45.1% 17.1%
Perez, Roberto 3031 12 51.7% 16.2% 47.8% 22.7% 65.3% 71.2% 42.5% 55.8% 32.1%
Barnes, Austin 1560 1 51.5% 15.1% 34.9% 14.9% 60.8% 69.5% 36.0% 63.2% 45.8%
Posey, Buster 2675 10 51.3% 28.4% 46.2% 15.9% 73.8% 67.5% 35.8% 50.2% 24.0%
Grandal, Yasmani 3703 13 51.1% 19.3% 51.5% 30.9% 58.4% 72.4% 32.1% 56.2% 31.4%
Vazquez, Christian 3262 11 50.7% 24.5% 53.8% 28.3% 65.8% 70.9% 31.0% 46.7% 28.7%
Murphy, Tom 1974 5 50.5% 14.6% 38.5% 12.1% 57.2% 66.4% 40.7% 64.6% 35.1%
Jansen, Danny 2846 7 50.2% 23.3% 47.6% 23.2% 70.5% 64.4% 39.1% 54.1% 26.6%
Realmuto, J.T. 3733 8 50.2% 20.1% 38.7% 22.9% 74.7% 63.4% 39.5% 50.5% 26.9%
Castro, Jason 2064 2 49.7% 17.9% 44.0% 20.5% 64.8% 68.6% 33.9% 51.8% 30.2%
McCann, Brian 2282 8 49.7% 21.1% 41.4% 17.0% 74.4% 64.2% 41.8% 49.1% 24.2%
Zunino, Mike 2024 -1 49.5% 21.5% 55.9% 23.7% 64.2% 69.4% 29.5% 53.0% 20.7%
Casali, Curt 1632 0 48.8% 7.6% 51.8% 22.2% 65.5% 67.7% 33.6% 50.4% 24.0%
Barnhart, Tucker 2359 2 48.8% 10.5% 45.4% 23.1% 61.5% 68.3% 31.4% 57.9% 29.6%
Molina, Yadier 3364 -1 48.7% 26.6% 58.7% 25.5% 66.6% 67.8% 30.6% 43.5% 19.4%
d'Arnaud, Travis 2225 -2 48.7% 22.0% 56.8% 27.2% 62.5% 63.5% 26.9% 50.2% 24.5%
Romine, Austin 1837 1 48.7% 22.3% 44.3% 24.7% 71.4% 62.6% 37.1% 47.3% 21.6%
Contreras, Willson 2881 1 48.5% 22.7% 46.0% 19.4% 62.8% 70.0% 31.1% 48.1% 21.6%
Maldonado, Martin 3019 -1 48.2% 18.9% 43.5% 20.1% 62.5% 70.1% 25.4% 50.3% 28.4%
Garver, Mitch 2216 -3 48.2% 14.0% 41.8% 14.0% 63.0% 63.6% 35.3% 57.8% 31.1%
Chirinos, Robinson 3453 -9 47.6% 18.1% 43.5% 15.3% 64.7% 65.2% 37.4% 50.3% 23.3%
Mathis, Jeff 2235 -3 47.5% 11.6% 36.6% 11.4% 59.3% 71.8% 30.2% 52.6% 31.4%
Gomes, Yan 2824 -1 47.5% 22.0% 36.6% 17.8% 70.6% 60.2% 36.3% 50.4% 19.2%
Greiner, Grayson 1630 0 47.5% 24.7% 39.2% 21.7% 64.2% 68.1% 31.7% 50.0% 19.8%
Alfaro, Jorge 3161 -3 47.2% 28.6% 47.8% 20.4% 65.6% 60.1% 36.5% 48.7% 19.1%
Lucroy, Jonathan 2274 -4 47.1% 11.9% 39.3% 19.8% 62.8% 68.0% 24.8% 50.2% 30.0%
Mejia, Francisco 1543 -3 47.1% 18.3% 36.8% 15.6% 61.2% 69.9% 33.6% 54.7% 28.7%
Sanchez, Gary 2815 -4 47.0% 25.0% 43.3% 22.4% 64.5% 68.1% 23.0% 43.2% 29.5%
Ramos, Wilson 3527 -4 46.8% 24.7% 58.2% 34.9% 63.3% 67.3% 22.6% 33.1% 16.5%
Suzuki, Kurt 2273 -4 46.6% 28.6% 47.0% 22.8% 67.7% 60.4% 33.3% 44.3% 18.0%
Narvaez, Omar 2828 -5 46.6% 20.0% 43.1% 31.0% 58.9% 64.7% 32.7% 45.5% 27.3%
Hicks, John 1717 -4 46.4% 20.0% 39.9% 24.4% 64.9% 65.7% 33.1% 45.2% 21.1%
Severino, Pedro 2521 -4 46.1% 19.5% 42.8% 20.3% 64.1% 61.7% 31.6% 48.3% 22.5%
Phegley, Josh 2660 -9 46.0% 19.1% 45.5% 19.1% 66.6% 59.9% 28.3% 43.7% 25.5%
Wolters, Tony 3060 -9 45.9% 15.2% 46.3% 17.2% 63.4% 65.5% 31.9% 47.1% 22.4%
McCann, James 3007 -16 44.7% 22.0% 50.5% 27.0% 65.3% 63.1% 20.5% 44.2% 13.2%
Diaz, Elias 2549 -9 44.6% 20.1% 47.1% 23.5% 63.3% 61.6% 33.0% 38.8% 19.9%