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%
Grandal, Yasmani 3706 13 50.9% 19.5% 51.7% 31.7% 58.5% 72.6% 32.1% 55.5% 31.2%
Pérez, Roberto 3036 12 51.7% 16.1% 48% 23.4% 65.8% 71.4% 42.5% 55.9% 32.1%
Vázquez, Christian 3186 12 50.9% 23.9% 54.3% 27.7% 66.3% 70.5% 30.2% 47.3% 27.7%
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. 3732 8 50.3% 20.7% 38.8% 23.7% 74.6% 63.1% 40.1% 51.1% 26.9%
Posey, Buster 2676 7 51.3% 28.3% 46.3% 14.5% 73.8% 67.3% 36% 49.9% 24.5%
Stassi, Max 1206 7 53.6% 19.5% 43.3% 20.7% 65% 77.5% 31.5% 59% 38.3%
Martin, Russell 1491 6 53.1% 24.4% 53.4% 22% 70.2% 75.4% 36.3% 49.6% 28%
Kelly, Carson 2589 5 52.2% 22.2% 44.7% 17.3% 69.6% 68.2% 38.6% 54.5% 36.7%
Jansen, Danny 2842 4 50.1% 23% 47% 22.2% 70.5% 64.6% 39.4% 54% 26.4%
Piña, Manny 1183 4 52.2% 20.3% 50% 17% 61.2% 72.7% 50% 56.5% 31.7%
Avila, Alex 1406 4 52.4% 14.1% 50.4% 20% 69.7% 68.3% 37.1% 55.8% 32.1%
Stallings, Jacob 1388 4 50.6% 16.9% 38.6% 11.1% 65.3% 67.7% 44.7% 52.6% 37%
Murphy, Tom 1971 4 50.5% 14.6% 38.9% 12.1% 57.3% 66.5% 40.6% 64.8% 34.8%
Plawecki, Kevin 1281 4 53.5% 20.6% 45.4% 21.5% 64.2% 79.7% 30.9% 53.8% 26.6%
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%
Smith, Will 1317 2 50.4% 29.9% 54.7% 18% 68.4% 66.2% 27.2% 48.2% 31.2%
Barnhart, Tucker 2363 2 49% 10.6% 45.7% 23.4% 61.9% 68.5% 30.6% 58.2% 28.4%
Caratini, Victor 1346 2 51% 28% 41.4% 21.5% 62.2% 74.3% 41.3% 53.6% 29.2%
Nido, Tomás 1007 2 50.6% 16.7% 43.7% 23.5% 59.8% 77.4% 25.8% 48.4% 40.2%
Knapp, Andrew 974 2 51.5% 34.5% 62.9% 29.4% 72.6% 57.8% 34.2% 47.4% 24.7%
Barnes, Austin 1561 1 51.5% 13.4% 36.2% 16.7% 61.2% 69.7% 36% 63.3% 45.1%
Gallagher, Cam 1123 1 48.7% 18.1% 29.7% 14% 72.1% 56.1% 55.8% 52.6% 25%
Gomes, Yan 2817 1 47.7% 21.1% 38.1% 18.6% 70.7% 60.5% 36.8% 50.6% 18.7%
Molina, Yadier 3367 1 48.8% 26.8% 59.6% 25.6% 66.5% 67.7% 30.6% 43.1% 19.7%
Greiner, Grayson 1600 1 47.8% 26.6% 40.2% 21.4% 63.9% 68.5% 31.3% 50.6% 19.7%
Romine, Austin 1830 0 48.7% 22.1% 46.4% 25.9% 70.9% 62% 38.4% 46.4% 21.5%
Casali, Curt 1639 0 48.7% 7.4% 51.2% 22.2% 65.9% 67% 30.8% 50.7% 25.2%
Trevino, Jose 1034 0 47.5% 25.3% 56.5% 23.7% 70.6% 62.4% 25.8% 41.2% 13.3%
Rogers, Jake 1061 -1 47.4% 12.9% 46.1% 10.2% 64% 63.4% 23.5% 56% 28.3%
Maldonado, Martín 2997 -1 48.1% 18.9% 43.6% 21.5% 62.4% 70.5% 24.9% 50.1% 28.4%
Cervelli, Francisco 1020 -1 47.5% 26.9% 43.9% 10.8% 67.2% 60.4% 40% 47.9% 22.8%
Mathis, Jeff 2231 -2 47.7% 11.6% 37.3% 12.7% 59.4% 71.7% 30.6% 52.9% 31.7%
Zunino, Mike 2023 -2 49.2% 22% 54.5% 24.5% 64.4% 69.5% 28.9% 53% 20.2%
Iannetta, Chris 1243 -2 46.6% 23.4% 53.1% 30.2% 74.5% 60.3% 34.6% 33.9% 24.1%
d'Arnaud, Travis 2224 -2 48.8% 21.6% 56.6% 27.6% 62.7% 62.7% 27.2% 50.6% 25.2%
Contreras, Willson 2875 -3 48.5% 23.1% 46.2% 21.6% 62.6% 69.8% 31% 47.9% 21.1%
Maile, Luke 1158 -3 46.7% 18.1% 46.8% 27.7% 60.7% 65.9% 41.3% 51.6% 21.4%
Vogt, Stephen 1407 -3 45.3% 15.5% 31.1% 22.2% 65.1% 63.3% 30.3% 50.2% 27.5%
Hicks, John 1712 -3 46.7% 20.8% 40.8% 24.4% 65.4% 66.3% 33.1% 45.1% 19.9%
Ramos, Wilson 3510 -3 46.8% 26% 58.8% 35.1% 63.2% 67.4% 22% 32.8% 16%
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%
Viloria, Meibrys 1222 -4 44.8% 22.1% 35.3% 25.4% 58.2% 67.6% 29.9% 47.6% 20.2%
Garver, Mitch 2205 -4 48.6% 13.4% 43.1% 12.6% 62.7% 64% 36.5% 58.4% 31%
Mejía, Francisco 1542 -4 47.1% 16.5% 36.5% 13.8% 61.3% 70.5% 33.3% 55% 28.3%
Phegley, Josh 2666 -5 45.8% 18.9% 44.1% 18.8% 67.2% 59.8% 27.4% 43.7% 26.1%
Severino, Pedro 2524 -5 46% 20.4% 43.2% 21.5% 63.6% 61.1% 31.6% 47.7% 22.6%
Sisco, Chance 1369 -5 44.1% 14.6% 39.7% 18.5% 66.7% 59.5% 33.7% 43.9% 18.5%
Sánchez, Gary 2761 -6 46.7% 24.9% 44.5% 22.1% 64.5% 68.1% 23% 42% 29.4%
Suzuki, Kurt 2265 -6 46.5% 29.4% 46% 24% 67.4% 60.2% 33.5% 43.7% 18.1%
Narváez, Omar 2828 -6 46.6% 19.6% 42.8% 30.8% 58.7% 64.7% 33.2% 45.6% 27.4%
Kiner-Falefa, Isiah 1111 -6 42.7% 19.4% 38.6% 10.9% 65.3% 53.4% 20.3% 46.4% 20.8%
Wieters, Matt 1226 -6 43.1% 15.3% 49.1% 16.7% 68.8% 54.7% 26.2% 40.6% 19%
Alfaro, Jorge 3156 -6 47.3% 28.5% 48.3% 21.1% 66% 59.5% 35.5% 48.8% 19.7%
Wolters, Tony 3054 -7 45.9% 15.7% 46.5% 16.4% 63.3% 65.9% 32.1% 46.6% 22.3%
Castillo, Welington 1400 -8 42.7% 9.2% 52.7% 16.9% 58.1% 64.7% 30.9% 38.1% 25.2%
Smith, Kevan 1486 -8 42.5% 14.9% 52.1% 19.8% 63.9% 64.8% 16% 37.5% 15.6%
Díaz, Elias 2551 -9 44.6% 20% 47.1% 24.3% 63.7% 61.8% 33.5% 38.7% 19.6%
Chirinos, Robinson 3451 -10 47.9% 18.7% 44.5% 15.1% 64.5% 65.5% 38.3% 50.7% 23.5%
McCann, James 2992 -15 45% 22.3% 51.4% 26.6% 65.6% 63.4% 20.3% 44.1% 13.9%