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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.)


Rk. 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 2684 15 53.8% 23.2% 47.8% 22.9% 63.9% 68.3% 44.1% 61.9% 39.2%
Stassi, Max 1206 7 53.6% 19.5% 43.3% 20.7% 65% 77.5% 31.5% 59% 38.3%
Plawecki, Kevin 1281 4 53.5% 20.6% 45.4% 21.5% 64.2% 79.7% 30.9% 53.8% 26.6%
Martin, Russell 1491 6 53.1% 24.4% 53.4% 22% 70.2% 75.4% 36.3% 49.6% 28%
Flowers, Tyler 2252 15 52.9% 22.6% 53.8% 11.6% 64.8% 68% 35.2% 62.3% 35.2%
Avila, Alex 1406 4 52.4% 14.1% 50.4% 20% 69.7% 68.3% 37.1% 55.8% 32.1%
Kelly, Carson 2589 5 52.2% 22.2% 44.7% 17.3% 69.6% 68.2% 38.6% 54.5% 36.7%
Piña, Manny 1183 4 52.2% 20.3% 50% 17% 61.2% 72.7% 50% 56.5% 31.7%
Pérez, Roberto 3036 12 51.7% 16.1% 48% 23.4% 65.8% 71.4% 42.5% 55.9% 32.1%
León, Sandy 1567 2 51.6% 28.9% 62.5% 23.9% 68.1% 67.6% 24.7% 44.6% 17.3%
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%
Posey, Buster 2676 7 51.3% 28.3% 46.3% 14.5% 73.8% 67.3% 36% 49.9% 24.5%
Caratini, Victor 1346 2 51% 28% 41.4% 21.5% 62.2% 74.3% 41.3% 53.6% 29.2%
Vázquez, Christian 3156 11 50.9% 24.2% 54.3% 27.5% 66.5% 70.5% 30.4% 47.3% 27.3%
Grandal, Yasmani 3706 12 50.9% 19.5% 51.7% 31.7% 58.5% 72.6% 32.1% 55.5% 31.2%
Nido, Tomás 1007 2 50.6% 16.7% 43.7% 23.5% 59.8% 77.4% 25.8% 48.4% 40.2%
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%
Realmuto, J.T. 3699 8 50.4% 20.7% 38.9% 23.7% 74.5% 63.1% 40.1% 51.5% 26.5%
Smith, Will 1317 2 50.4% 29.9% 54.7% 18% 68.4% 66.2% 27.2% 48.2% 31.2%
Jansen, Danny 2842 4 50.1% 23% 47% 22.2% 70.5% 64.6% 39.4% 54% 26.4%
McCann, Brian 2269 9 49.8% 23.6% 41.5% 15.1% 74.1% 64.3% 42.3% 48.7% 24.4%
Castro, Jason 2068 2 49.8% 16.9% 43.6% 19.8% 65.4% 68.6% 33.1% 51.8% 32.1%
Zunino, Mike 2023 -2 49.2% 22% 54.5% 24.5% 64.4% 69.5% 28.9% 53% 20.2%
Barnhart, Tucker 2363 2 49% 10.6% 45.7% 23.4% 61.9% 68.5% 30.6% 58.2% 28.4%
Molina, Yadier 3340 0 48.8% 26.6% 59.5% 26% 67% 67.6% 30.5% 42.9% 19.6%
d'Arnaud, Travis 2224 -2 48.8% 21.6% 56.6% 27.6% 62.7% 62.7% 27.2% 50.6% 25.2%
Casali, Curt 1639 0 48.7% 7.4% 51.2% 22.2% 65.9% 67% 30.8% 50.7% 25.2%
Romine, Austin 1830 0 48.7% 22.1% 46.4% 25.9% 70.9% 62% 38.4% 46.4% 21.5%
Gallagher, Cam 1123 1 48.7% 18.1% 29.7% 14% 72.1% 56.1% 55.8% 52.6% 25%
Garver, Mitch 2205 -4 48.6% 13.4% 43.1% 12.6% 62.7% 64% 36.5% 58.4% 31%
Contreras, Willson 2875 -4 48.5% 23.1% 46.2% 21.6% 62.6% 69.8% 31% 47.9% 21.1%
Maldonado, Martín 2973 -1 48.3% 19.1% 43.6% 21.7% 62.7% 70.5% 24.6% 50.3% 28.4%
Greiner, Grayson 1567 1 48.1% 26.9% 39.8% 22.2% 64.1% 68.8% 31.3% 51.9% 19.9%
Chirinos, Robinson 3451 -10 47.9% 18.7% 44.5% 15.1% 64.5% 65.5% 38.3% 50.7% 23.5%
Gomes, Yan 2817 1 47.7% 21.1% 38.1% 18.6% 70.7% 60.5% 36.8% 50.6% 18.7%
Mathis, Jeff 2231 -2 47.7% 11.6% 37.3% 12.7% 59.4% 71.7% 30.6% 52.9% 31.7%
Trevino, Jose 1034 0 47.5% 25.3% 56.5% 23.7% 70.6% 62.4% 25.8% 41.2% 13.3%
Cervelli, Francisco 1020 -2 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%
Alfaro, Jorge 3110 -6 47.4% 28.7% 48.5% 20.9% 66.2% 59.6% 35% 49% 19.6%
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%
Ramos, Wilson 3486 -3 46.9% 26% 59.3% 34.9% 63.2% 67.4% 22% 33% 16.1%
Maile, Luke 1158 -3 46.7% 18.1% 46.8% 27.7% 60.7% 65.9% 41.3% 51.6% 21.4%
Sánchez, Gary 2761 -6 46.7% 24.9% 44.5% 22.1% 64.5% 68.1% 23% 42% 29.4%
Hicks, John 1712 -3 46.7% 20.8% 40.8% 24.4% 65.4% 66.3% 33.1% 45.1% 19.9%
Iannetta, Chris 1243 -2 46.6% 23.4% 53.1% 30.2% 74.5% 60.3% 34.6% 33.9% 24.1%
Narváez, Omar 2828 -7 46.6% 19.6% 42.8% 30.8% 58.7% 64.7% 33.2% 45.6% 27.4%
Suzuki, Kurt 2265 -6 46.5% 29.4% 46% 24% 67.4% 60.2% 33.5% 43.7% 18.1%
Severino, Pedro 2524 -5 46% 20.4% 43.2% 21.5% 63.6% 61.1% 31.6% 47.7% 22.6%
Wolters, Tony 3053 -7 45.9% 15.7% 46.6% 16.4% 63.3% 65.9% 32.1% 46.6% 22.3%
Phegley, Josh 2651 -5 45.8% 18.6% 43.8% 18.8% 67.2% 59.7% 27.4% 43.7% 26.2%
Vogt, Stephen 1407 -3 45.3% 15.5% 31.1% 22.2% 65.1% 63.3% 30.3% 50.2% 27.5%
Viloria, Meibrys 1183 -4 45.1% 21.4% 35.1% 26.3% 59% 68% 29.4% 47.5% 21%
McCann, James 2963 -15 44.9% 22% 51.1% 26.9% 65.3% 63.4% 20.4% 44% 14.1%
Díaz, Elias 2551 -10 44.6% 20% 47.1% 24.3% 63.7% 61.8% 33.5% 38.7% 19.6%
Sisco, Chance 1369 -5 44.1% 14.6% 39.7% 18.5% 66.7% 59.5% 33.7% 43.9% 18.5%
Holaday, Bryan 999 -3 43.6% 18.1% 36.7% 15.4% 57.8% 66.8% 33.8% 41.9% 22.1%
Wieters, Matt 1226 -6 43.1% 15.3% 49.1% 16.7% 68.8% 54.7% 26.2% 40.6% 19%
Castillo, Welington 1400 -8 42.7% 9.2% 52.7% 16.9% 58.1% 64.7% 30.9% 38.1% 25.2%
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 1486 -8 42.5% 14.9% 52.1% 19.8% 63.9% 64.8% 16% 37.5% 15.6%