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 2684 15 53.8% 23.2% 47.8% 22.9% 63.9% 68.3% 44.1% 61.9% 39.2%
Flowers, Tyler 2252 15 52.9% 22.6% 53.8% 11.6% 64.8% 68% 35.2% 62.3% 35.2%
Pérez, Roberto 3017 12 51.7% 16.1% 47.7% 23.7% 65.5% 71.4% 43% 55.8% 32%
Grandal, Yasmani 3618 12 51% 19.2% 51.7% 32.8% 58.4% 72.3% 32.4% 55.6% 31.2%
Vázquez, Christian 3187 11 50.8% 23.8% 53.5% 27.7% 66.3% 70.6% 30.2% 47.4% 27.5%
McCann, Brian 2269 9 49.8% 23.6% 41.5% 15.1% 74.1% 64.3% 42.3% 48.7% 24.4%
Realmuto, J.T. 3716 8 50.3% 20.8% 38.6% 23.9% 74.7% 63% 40.4% 51% 26.8%
Martin, Russell 1457 7 53.4% 25.2% 54.5% 22.2% 70% 76.1% 36.1% 49.2% 28.2%
Stassi, Max 1186 7 53.7% 19.8% 44.7% 21.1% 66.2% 77.1% 31.8% 58.5% 38.3%
Posey, Buster 2645 6 51.2% 27.1% 46.1% 13.8% 73.7% 67.4% 36% 49.9% 23.8%
Kelly, Carson 2589 5 52.2% 22.2% 44.7% 17.3% 69.6% 68.2% 38.6% 54.5% 36.7%
Stallings, Jacob 1354 4 50.3% 15.9% 37.3% 11.1% 65.1% 67.6% 45.1% 52.2% 37.6%
Plawecki, Kevin 1284 4 53.3% 20.6% 44% 21.5% 64.2% 79.9% 30.9% 53.8% 26.4%
Piña, Manny 1183 4 52.2% 20.3% 50% 17% 61.2% 72.7% 50% 56.5% 31.7%
Jansen, Danny 2842 4 50.1% 23% 47% 22.2% 70.5% 64.6% 39.4% 54% 26.4%
Murphy, Tom 1971 4 50.5% 14.6% 38.9% 12.1% 57.3% 66.5% 40.6% 64.8% 34.8%
Avila, Alex 1406 4 52.4% 14.1% 50.4% 20% 69.7% 68.3% 37.1% 55.8% 32.1%
Castro, Jason 2068 3 49.8% 16.9% 43.6% 19.8% 65.4% 68.6% 33.1% 51.8% 32.1%
León, Sandy 1567 3 51.6% 28.9% 62.5% 23.9% 68.1% 67.6% 24.7% 44.6% 17.3%
Nido, Tomás 1007 2 50.6% 16.7% 43.7% 23.5% 59.8% 77.4% 25.8% 48.4% 40.2%
Bemboom, Anthony 515 2 49.9% 6.5% 41.8% 17.2% 52.1% 82.5% 22.9% 57.9% 44.8%
Barnhart, Tucker 2363 2 49% 10.6% 45.7% 23.4% 61.9% 68.5% 30.6% 58.2% 28.4%
Smith, Will 1294 2 50.4% 30.3% 54.8% 16.7% 68.6% 65.9% 27.8% 48.6% 30.7%
Knapp, Andrew 972 2 51.5% 34.5% 62.9% 30% 72.6% 57.8% 33.3% 47.4% 24.7%
Caratini, Victor 1346 2 51% 28% 41.4% 21.5% 62.2% 74.3% 41.3% 53.6% 29.2%
Garneau, Dustin 813 1 47.8% 4.3% 46.8% 14.6% 65.5% 63.7% 28.8% 53.6% 30.3%
Gomes, Yan 2819 1 47.6% 21% 37.3% 18.6% 70.6% 60.6% 36.8% 50.6% 18.6%
Barnes, Austin 1561 1 51.6% 13.7% 36.6% 16.7% 60.9% 69.8% 36% 63.3% 44.8%
Gallagher, Cam 1123 1 48.7% 18.1% 29.7% 14% 72.1% 56.1% 55.8% 52.6% 25%
McGuire, Reese 731 0 50.5% 13.7% 47.1% 21.1% 60.6% 71.6% 33.9% 64.8% 25.6%
Casali, Curt 1612 0 48.9% 6.3% 51.6% 22.2% 66.2% 67.3% 31.4% 50.7% 25.2%
Greiner, Grayson 1602 0 47.8% 26.3% 40.8% 21.7% 64.1% 68.5% 31% 50% 19.7%
Molina, Yadier 3332 0 48.9% 26.9% 59.8% 25.8% 66.9% 68% 30.6% 43.1% 19.9%
Wynns, Austin 637 0 47.1% 28.8% 46% 13.9% 66.4% 72.6% 20% 44.4% 20%
Federowicz, Tim 732 0 50.3% 27.1% 55.2% 22.2% 75.3% 64% 35.8% 44.9% 15.8%
Trevino, Jose 1034 0 47.5% 25.3% 56.5% 23.7% 70.6% 62.4% 25.8% 41.2% 13.3%
Romine, Austin 1830 0 48.7% 22.1% 46.4% 25.9% 70.9% 62% 38.4% 46.4% 21.5%
Maldonado, Martín 2969 0 48.3% 19.6% 43.6% 21.5% 62.2% 70.8% 25% 50.3% 28.5%
Hundley, Nick 681 -1 44.1% 24.1% 52.1% 26.5% 66.9% 65.7% 28.9% 32.6% 14%
Cervelli, Francisco 1020 -1 47.5% 26.9% 43.9% 10.8% 67.2% 60.4% 40% 47.9% 22.8%
Herrmann, Chris 631 -1 47.9% 16.3% 53.9% 17.1% 61.9% 66.4% 37.3% 50.4% 25%
Rogers, Jake 1061 -1 47.4% 12.9% 46.1% 10.2% 64% 63.4% 23.5% 56% 28.3%
d'Arnaud, Travis 2224 -2 48.8% 21.6% 56.6% 27.6% 62.7% 62.7% 27.2% 50.6% 25.2%
Dini, Nick 514 -2 42.4% 8.1% 28.6% 10.5% 54.8% 61.5% 38.5% 45.5% 35.5%
Mathis, Jeff 2200 -2 47.6% 11.7% 37.5% 13.3% 59.5% 71.4% 29.8% 52.2% 31.9%
Iannetta, Chris 1243 -2 46.6% 23.4% 53.1% 30.2% 74.5% 60.3% 34.6% 33.9% 24.1%
Zunino, Mike 2023 -2 49.2% 22% 54.5% 24.5% 64.4% 69.5% 28.9% 53% 20.2%
Vogt, Stephen 1406 -3 45.4% 15.5% 31% 22.2% 65.1% 63.3% 30.6% 50.4% 27.5%
Ramos, Wilson 3512 -3 46.8% 26% 58.5% 34.6% 63.2% 67.4% 22% 32.8% 16.3%
Maile, Luke 1158 -3 46.7% 18.1% 46.8% 27.7% 60.7% 65.9% 41.3% 51.6% 21.4%
Hicks, John 1712 -3 46.7% 20.8% 40.8% 24.4% 65.4% 66.3% 33.1% 45.1% 19.9%
Contreras, Willson 2875 -3 48.5% 23.1% 46.2% 21.6% 62.6% 69.8% 31% 47.9% 21.1%
Holaday, Bryan 999 -3 43.6% 18.1% 36.7% 15.4% 57.8% 66.8% 33.8% 41.9% 22.1%
Lucroy, Jonathan 2270 -3 47.2% 11.9% 39.4% 18.9% 62.9% 68.3% 24.5% 50% 30%
Mejía, Francisco 1542 -4 47.1% 16.5% 36.5% 13.8% 61.3% 70.5% 33.3% 55% 28.3%
Viloria, Meibrys 1194 -4 44.6% 22.4% 35.1% 26.3% 57.6% 66.8% 29.4% 47.5% 20.5%
Garver, Mitch 2205 -4 48.6% 13.4% 43.1% 12.6% 62.7% 64% 36.5% 58.4% 31%
Severino, Pedro 2524 -5 46% 20.4% 43.2% 21.5% 63.6% 61.1% 31.6% 47.7% 22.6%
Phegley, Josh 2664 -5 45.8% 19% 43.6% 18.8% 67.2% 59.9% 27.4% 43.9% 26.2%
Sisco, Chance 1336 -5 43.7% 15.1% 39.3% 18.5% 65.9% 58.6% 34.3% 43.2% 18.9%
Suzuki, Kurt 2265 -6 46.5% 29.4% 46% 24% 67.4% 60.2% 33.5% 43.7% 18.1%
Sánchez, Gary 2761 -6 46.7% 24.9% 44.5% 22.1% 64.5% 68.1% 23% 42% 29.4%
Wieters, Matt 1226 -6 43.1% 15.3% 49.1% 16.7% 68.8% 54.7% 26.2% 40.6% 19%
Narváez, Omar 2828 -6 46.6% 19.6% 42.8% 30.8% 58.7% 64.7% 33.2% 45.6% 27.4%
Alfaro, Jorge 3156 -6 47.3% 28.5% 48.3% 21.1% 66% 59.5% 35.5% 48.8% 19.7%
Wolters, Tony 2986 -6 45.9% 15.4% 45.9% 16.5% 63.1% 66.3% 30.8% 47% 22.9%
Kiner-Falefa, Isiah 1111 -6 42.7% 19.4% 38.6% 10.9% 65.3% 53.4% 20.3% 46.4% 20.8%
Smith, Kevan 1478 -7 42.6% 15.8% 52.6% 19.8% 63.7% 64.8% 16% 37.3% 15.7%
Castillo, Welington 1400 -8 42.7% 9.2% 52.7% 16.9% 58.1% 64.7% 30.9% 38.1% 25.2%
Díaz, Elias 2551 -9 44.6% 20% 47.1% 24.3% 63.7% 61.8% 33.5% 38.7% 19.6%
Chirinos, Robinson 3450 -10 47.9% 18.8% 44.3% 14.5% 64.5% 65.5% 38.1% 50.7% 23.7%
McCann, James 2992 -15 45% 22.2% 51.2% 26.6% 65.6% 63.4% 20.3% 44.2% 13.9%