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
Flowers, Tyler 2252 15 52.9% 22.6% 53.8% 11.6% 64.8% 68% 35.2% 62.3% 35.2%
Hedges, Austin 2684 15 53.8% 23.2% 47.8% 22.9% 63.9% 68.3% 44.1% 61.9% 39.2%
Grandal, Yasmani 3618 12 51% 19.2% 51.7% 32.8% 58.4% 72.3% 32.4% 55.6% 31.2%
Pérez, Roberto 3017 12 51.7% 16.1% 47.7% 23.7% 65.5% 71.4% 43% 55.8% 32%
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%
Stassi, Max 1186 7 53.7% 19.8% 44.7% 21.1% 66.2% 77.1% 31.8% 58.5% 38.3%
Martin, Russell 1457 7 53.4% 25.2% 54.5% 22.2% 70% 76.1% 36.1% 49.2% 28.2%
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%
Avila, Alex 1406 4 52.4% 14.1% 50.4% 20% 69.7% 68.3% 37.1% 55.8% 32.1%
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%
Plawecki, Kevin 1284 4 53.3% 20.6% 44% 21.5% 64.2% 79.9% 30.9% 53.8% 26.4%
Stallings, Jacob 1354 4 50.3% 15.9% 37.3% 11.1% 65.1% 67.6% 45.1% 52.2% 37.6%
Murphy, Tom 1971 4 50.5% 14.6% 38.9% 12.1% 57.3% 66.5% 40.6% 64.8% 34.8%
León, Sandy 1567 3 51.6% 28.9% 62.5% 23.9% 68.1% 67.6% 24.7% 44.6% 17.3%
Castro, Jason 2068 3 49.8% 16.9% 43.6% 19.8% 65.4% 68.6% 33.1% 51.8% 32.1%
Nido, Tomás 1007 2 50.6% 16.7% 43.7% 23.5% 59.8% 77.4% 25.8% 48.4% 40.2%
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%
Caratini, Victor 1346 2 51% 28% 41.4% 21.5% 62.2% 74.3% 41.3% 53.6% 29.2%
Knapp, Andrew 972 2 51.5% 34.5% 62.9% 30% 72.6% 57.8% 33.3% 47.4% 24.7%
Gomes, Yan 2819 1 47.6% 21% 37.3% 18.6% 70.6% 60.6% 36.8% 50.6% 18.6%
Gallagher, Cam 1123 1 48.7% 18.1% 29.7% 14% 72.1% 56.1% 55.8% 52.6% 25%
Barnes, Austin 1561 1 51.6% 13.7% 36.6% 16.7% 60.9% 69.8% 36% 63.3% 44.8%
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%
Trevino, Jose 1034 0 47.5% 25.3% 56.5% 23.7% 70.6% 62.4% 25.8% 41.2% 13.3%
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%
Casali, Curt 1612 0 48.9% 6.3% 51.6% 22.2% 66.2% 67.3% 31.4% 50.7% 25.2%
Cervelli, Francisco 1020 -1 47.5% 26.9% 43.9% 10.8% 67.2% 60.4% 40% 47.9% 22.8%
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%
Zunino, Mike 2023 -2 49.2% 22% 54.5% 24.5% 64.4% 69.5% 28.9% 53% 20.2%
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%
Hicks, John 1712 -3 46.7% 20.8% 40.8% 24.4% 65.4% 66.3% 33.1% 45.1% 19.9%
Lucroy, Jonathan 2270 -3 47.2% 11.9% 39.4% 18.9% 62.9% 68.3% 24.5% 50% 30%
Vogt, Stephen 1406 -3 45.4% 15.5% 31% 22.2% 65.1% 63.3% 30.6% 50.4% 27.5%
Contreras, Willson 2875 -3 48.5% 23.1% 46.2% 21.6% 62.6% 69.8% 31% 47.9% 21.1%
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%
Holaday, Bryan 999 -3 43.6% 18.1% 36.7% 15.4% 57.8% 66.8% 33.8% 41.9% 22.1%
Viloria, Meibrys 1194 -4 44.6% 22.4% 35.1% 26.3% 57.6% 66.8% 29.4% 47.5% 20.5%
Mejía, Francisco 1542 -4 47.1% 16.5% 36.5% 13.8% 61.3% 70.5% 33.3% 55% 28.3%
Garver, Mitch 2205 -4 48.6% 13.4% 43.1% 12.6% 62.7% 64% 36.5% 58.4% 31%
Sisco, Chance 1336 -5 43.7% 15.1% 39.3% 18.5% 65.9% 58.6% 34.3% 43.2% 18.9%
Phegley, Josh 2664 -5 45.8% 19% 43.6% 18.8% 67.2% 59.9% 27.4% 43.9% 26.2%
Severino, Pedro 2524 -5 46% 20.4% 43.2% 21.5% 63.6% 61.1% 31.6% 47.7% 22.6%
Narváez, Omar 2828 -6 46.6% 19.6% 42.8% 30.8% 58.7% 64.7% 33.2% 45.6% 27.4%
Wieters, Matt 1226 -6 43.1% 15.3% 49.1% 16.7% 68.8% 54.7% 26.2% 40.6% 19%
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%
Wolters, Tony 2986 -6 45.9% 15.4% 45.9% 16.5% 63.1% 66.3% 30.8% 47% 22.9%
Alfaro, Jorge 3156 -6 47.3% 28.5% 48.3% 21.1% 66% 59.5% 35.5% 48.8% 19.7%
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%