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 sd 2682 16 53.9% 23.3% 47.8% 23.4% 64.2% 68.2% 44.1% 61.9% 39.9%
Flowers, Tyler atl 2251 15 53% 22.6% 54% 11.8% 64.9% 68.3% 35.1% 62.4% 35.4%
Grandal, Yasmani mil 3703 13 51% 19.5% 51.8% 31.7% 58.4% 72.5% 32.6% 55.7% 31.2%
Vázquez, Christian bos 3250 12 51.2% 24.6% 55.3% 28% 65.7% 71% 30.8% 47.2% 28%
Pérez, Roberto cle 3032 12 51.8% 16.4% 47.9% 23.4% 65.8% 71.4% 42.2% 56% 32.3%
McCann, Brian atl 2265 9 49.8% 23.4% 41.8% 16% 74.4% 64.3% 42.3% 48.7% 24.5%
Realmuto, J.T. phi 3727 8 50.4% 21% 38.4% 23.7% 74.7% 63.3% 40% 51% 27.1%
Stassi, Max ana 1203 7 53.6% 19.8% 43.3% 19.3% 65.4% 77.5% 31.5% 59% 38.3%
Posey, Buster sf 2673 7 51.4% 27.4% 46.3% 14.5% 74.2% 67.5% 35.9% 50% 24.6%
Martin, Russell la 1490 6 53.2% 24.6% 53.6% 22.2% 70.2% 75.2% 36.3% 49.8% 28%
Kelly, Carson ari 2587 5 52.3% 22.2% 45.1% 18.1% 69.6% 68.2% 38.6% 54.5% 37.1%
Piña, Manny mil 1184 4 52.1% 20.3% 50% 17% 61.2% 72.8% 49.4% 57% 30.9%
Avila, Alex ari 1403 4 52.5% 14.1% 50.4% 20% 69.8% 68.2% 37.6% 55.8% 32.5%
Jansen, Danny tor 2831 4 50.3% 23.1% 47.2% 22.2% 70.5% 64.8% 40.1% 54% 26.8%
Murphy, Tom sea 1972 4 50.5% 14.6% 38.9% 12.2% 57.3% 66.4% 40.6% 64.5% 35.1%
Plawecki, Kevin cle 1279 4 53.6% 20.9% 45.4% 21.5% 63.9% 79.7% 30.9% 53.8% 27%
Stallings, Jacob pit 1387 4 50.5% 18.1% 38.8% 10.9% 65.2% 68% 44.7% 52.3% 37%
León, Sandy bos 1570 3 51.8% 28.9% 63.1% 23.9% 68.2% 67.8% 24.7% 44.6% 17.5%
Caratini, Victor chc 1346 2 51% 28% 41.4% 21.5% 62.1% 74.1% 42.2% 53.8% 29.5%
Nido, Tomás nym 1011 2 50.5% 16.7% 43.3% 22% 59.8% 77.5% 25.8% 48.4% 39.8%
Castro, Jason min 2067 2 49.9% 17% 43.7% 20.5% 65.5% 68.7% 33.1% 51.9% 32.1%
Knapp, Andrew phi 973 2 51.7% 34.5% 62.3% 29.4% 72.7% 57.8% 34.2% 47.6% 25.3%
Barnhart, Tucker cin 2359 2 49% 10.6% 45.5% 23.7% 61.9% 68.9% 30.8% 58.2% 28.8%
Smith, Will la 1317 2 50.5% 29.5% 55% 18% 68.4% 66.3% 26.9% 48.6% 31.2%
Barnes, Austin la 1560 1 51.6% 14.9% 36.2% 16.7% 61.5% 69.7% 36% 63.1% 45.4%
Molina, Yadier stl 3362 1 48.8% 27% 59.8% 25.6% 66.5% 67.8% 30.6% 43.1% 19.7%
Gallagher, Cam kc 1127 1 48.7% 18.1% 30.4% 14% 72.1% 56.4% 55.8% 52.4% 24.8%
Gomes, Yan was 2811 1 47.7% 21.8% 38.1% 18.8% 70.5% 60.6% 37% 50.7% 18.7%
Greiner, Grayson det 1629 1 47.6% 25.8% 40.1% 20.7% 64.2% 68.8% 30.5% 49.8% 19.6%
Trevino, Jose tex 1034 0 47.7% 25.3% 56.5% 23.7% 70.9% 63% 26.1% 41.5% 13.1%
Romine, Austin nyy 1846 0 48.7% 22.8% 46.2% 25.3% 71.1% 62.4% 37.9% 46.6% 21.3%
Casali, Curt cin 1636 0 48.7% 7.5% 50.6% 22.2% 65.7% 67% 32.1% 50.7% 25.2%
Cervelli, Francisco atl 1021 -1 47.4% 26.9% 43.9% 10.8% 67.2% 60.1% 40% 47.7% 23%
Rogers, Jake det 1058 -1 47.6% 12.9% 46.1% 10.2% 64% 64.3% 24.1% 56.2% 27.7%
Maldonado, Martín hou 3010 -1 48.2% 19% 43.5% 21.4% 62.5% 70.5% 25.3% 50.1% 28.4%
Zunino, Mike tb 2020 -2 49.4% 21.9% 54.9% 24.5% 64.6% 69.4% 29.5% 53% 21.1%
Iannetta, Chris col 1240 -2 46.7% 23.4% 53.4% 30.2% 74.8% 60.6% 35.4% 33.6% 24.1%
Mathis, Jeff tex 2230 -2 47.7% 11.5% 37.7% 12.7% 59.2% 72% 30.8% 52.7% 31.7%
d'Arnaud, Travis tb 2226 -2 48.8% 21.9% 56.8% 27.6% 62.7% 62.9% 27% 50.6% 25.4%
Ramos, Wilson nym 3507 -3 46.8% 25.7% 58.8% 35.2% 63.3% 67.5% 22% 32.8% 16%
Vogt, Stephen sf 1406 -3 45.4% 15.5% 31.1% 22.2% 64.8% 63.5% 31.7% 50.2% 28.2%
Lucroy, Jonathan chc 2271 -3 47.2% 12.1% 39.4% 18.8% 62.9% 68.3% 24.5% 50.1% 30.4%
Maile, Luke tor 1156 -3 46.8% 18.1% 47.4% 27.7% 61% 66% 41.3% 51.2% 21.4%
Holaday, Bryan mia 999 -3 43.7% 18.1% 36.7% 14.6% 58.3% 67.2% 33.8% 41.7% 22.5%
Hicks, John det 1711 -3 46.8% 20.8% 40.8% 26.2% 65.6% 65.9% 32.9% 45.2% 20.9%
Viloria, Meibrys kc 1222 -4 45.1% 22.1% 35.8% 25.4% 58.2% 67.6% 29.9% 48.5% 20.2%
Garver, Mitch min 2205 -4 48.6% 13.4% 43.3% 13.6% 62.7% 63.9% 36.8% 58.4% 31%
Mejía, Francisco sd 1539 -4 47.3% 16.5% 36.5% 14% 61.9% 70.1% 33.3% 55.4% 28.7%
Contreras, Willson chc 2874 -4 48.4% 22.9% 46.6% 21.6% 62.7% 70.1% 30.8% 47.6% 21.1%
Sisco, Chance bal 1369 -5 44.3% 14.4% 40.4% 18.5% 67.1% 59.5% 34.3% 44.1% 18.5%
Phegley, Josh oak 2663 -5 45.9% 18.8% 44% 18.8% 67.2% 59.6% 28.3% 43.8% 26.4%
Suzuki, Kurt was 2267 -5 46.7% 29.7% 46.2% 23.2% 67.6% 60.5% 33.5% 44.3% 18.1%
Severino, Pedro bal 2520 -5 46.2% 19.9% 43.3% 20.3% 63.7% 61.4% 32.1% 48.4% 22.6%
Sánchez, Gary nyy 2821 -6 46.9% 24.9% 44.4% 24.1% 64.6% 68.1% 22.9% 42.2% 29.5%
Alfaro, Jorge mia 3156 -6 47.4% 28.2% 48.3% 21.6% 66.1% 59.7% 35.8% 49.1% 19.6%
Wieters, Matt stl 1224 -6 43.2% 15.1% 49.1% 16.7% 68.8% 54.7% 26.2% 40.9% 19.1%
Kiner-Falefa, Isiah tex 1107 -6 42.6% 19.4% 37.6% 10.9% 65.3% 53.4% 20.3% 46.8% 20.8%
Narváez, Omar sea 2824 -6 46.7% 19.6% 42.7% 30.6% 58.8% 64.7% 33.2% 45.8% 27.3%
Smith, Kevan ana 1482 -7 42.8% 16.2% 52.1% 20% 64.1% 65% 16.8% 38.2% 15.6%
Wolters, Tony col 3049 -7 46% 15.7% 46.3% 16.4% 63.6% 65.9% 31.8% 46.8% 22.3%
Castillo, Welington cws 1397 -8 42.7% 9.2% 52.5% 16.9% 57.8% 65.4% 31.5% 38.3% 25%
Díaz, Elias pit 2545 -9 44.7% 20% 46.7% 24.8% 63.7% 61.7% 33.7% 38.7% 20%
Chirinos, Robinson hou 3448 -10 47.9% 18.6% 44.3% 14.7% 64.5% 65.5% 38.5% 50.7% 23.5%
McCann, James cws 2991 -15 44.9% 22.2% 51.1% 26.6% 65.8% 63.4% 20.1% 44% 13.9%