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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% 65.0% 77.5% 31.5% 59.0% 38.3%
Plawecki, Kevin 1280 4 53.5% 20.9% 45.4% 21.5% 64.2% 79.7% 30.9% 53.8% 26.6%
Martin, Russell 1491 6 53.1% 24.4% 53.4% 22.0% 70.2% 75.4% 36.3% 49.6% 28.0%
Flowers, Tyler 2252 15 52.9% 22.6% 53.8% 11.6% 64.8% 68.0% 35.2% 62.3% 35.2%
Avila, Alex 1406 4 52.4% 14.1% 50.4% 20.0% 69.7% 68.3% 37.1% 55.8% 32.1%
Pina, Manny 1182 4 52.2% 20.3% 50.0% 17.3% 61.2% 72.7% 50.0% 56.5% 31.7%
Kelly, Carson 2588 5 52.2% 22.2% 44.7% 17.5% 69.6% 68.2% 38.6% 54.5% 36.7%
Perez, Roberto 3036 12 51.7% 16.1% 48.0% 23.4% 65.8% 71.4% 42.5% 55.9% 32.1%
Barnes, Austin 1558 1 51.6% 13.6% 36.2% 17.1% 61.2% 69.7% 36.0% 63.3% 45.1%
Leon, Sandy 1567 3 51.6% 28.9% 62.5% 23.9% 68.1% 67.6% 24.7% 44.6% 17.3%
Knapp, Andrew 973 2 51.6% 35.1% 62.9% 29.4% 72.6% 57.8% 34.2% 47.4% 24.7%
Posey, Buster 2675 7 51.4% 28.3% 46.3% 14.6% 73.8% 67.3% 36.0% 49.9% 24.5%
Grandal, Yasmani 3701 12 51.0% 19.6% 51.7% 32.0% 58.5% 72.7% 32.1% 55.5% 31.2%
Caratini, Victor 1346 2 51.0% 28.0% 41.4% 21.5% 62.2% 74.3% 41.3% 53.6% 29.2%
Vazquez, Christian 3186 11 50.9% 23.9% 54.3% 27.7% 66.3% 70.5% 30.2% 47.3% 27.7%
Nido, Tomas 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% 37.0%
Murphy, Tom 1971 4 50.5% 14.6% 38.9% 12.1% 57.3% 66.5% 40.6% 64.8% 34.8%
Smith, Will 1315 2 50.5% 30.3% 54.7% 18.0% 68.7% 66.2% 27.2% 48.2% 31.2%
Realmuto, J.T. 3730 8 50.4% 20.8% 38.8% 23.7% 74.6% 63.1% 40.1% 51.1% 27.0%
Jansen, Danny 2841 4 50.1% 23.0% 47.0% 22.4% 70.5% 64.6% 39.4% 54.0% 26.4%
McCann, Brian 2269 8 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% 22.0% 54.5% 24.5% 64.4% 69.5% 28.9% 53.0% 20.2%
Barnhart, Tucker 2363 2 49.0% 10.6% 45.7% 23.4% 61.9% 68.5% 30.6% 58.2% 28.4%
Molina, Yadier 3365 0 48.8% 26.9% 59.6% 25.8% 66.5% 67.7% 30.6% 43.1% 19.7%
d'Arnaud, Travis 2224 -2 48.8% 21.6% 56.6% 27.6% 62.7% 62.7% 27.2% 50.6% 25.2%
Gallagher, Cam 1122 1 48.8% 18.1% 29.7% 14.0% 72.1% 56.5% 55.8% 52.6% 25.0%
Casali, Curt 1638 0 48.7% 7.5% 51.2% 22.2% 65.9% 67.0% 30.8% 50.7% 25.2%
Romine, Austin 1830 0 48.7% 22.1% 46.4% 25.9% 70.9% 62.0% 38.4% 46.4% 21.5%
Garver, Mitch 2205 -4 48.6% 13.4% 43.1% 12.6% 62.7% 64.0% 36.5% 58.4% 31.0%
Contreras, Willson 2872 -4 48.5% 23.4% 46.2% 21.8% 62.6% 69.8% 31.0% 47.9% 21.1%
Maldonado, Martin 2997 -1 48.1% 18.9% 43.6% 21.5% 62.4% 70.5% 24.9% 50.1% 28.4%
Chirinos, Robinson 3450 -10 47.9% 18.7% 44.5% 15.1% 64.5% 65.5% 38.3% 50.7% 23.6%
Greiner, Grayson 1600 1 47.8% 26.6% 40.2% 21.4% 63.9% 68.5% 31.3% 50.6% 19.7%
Mathis, Jeff 2231 -2 47.7% 11.6% 37.3% 12.7% 59.4% 71.7% 30.6% 52.9% 31.7%
Gomes, Yan 2816 1 47.7% 21.1% 38.1% 18.6% 70.8% 60.5% 36.8% 50.6% 18.7%
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% 40.0% 47.9% 22.8%
Rogers, Jake 1061 -1 47.4% 12.9% 46.1% 10.2% 64.0% 63.4% 23.5% 56.0% 28.3%
Alfaro, Jorge 3153 -6 47.4% 28.7% 48.3% 21.2% 66.0% 59.5% 35.5% 48.8% 19.7%
Lucroy, Jonathan 2270 -3 47.2% 11.9% 39.4% 18.9% 62.9% 68.3% 24.5% 50.0% 30.0%
Mejia, Francisco 1542 -4 47.1% 16.5% 36.5% 13.8% 61.3% 70.5% 33.3% 55.0% 28.3%
Ramos, Wilson 3509 -4 46.9% 26.0% 58.8% 35.2% 63.2% 67.4% 22.0% 32.8% 16.0%
Maile, Luke 1157 -3 46.8% 18.3% 46.8% 27.7% 60.7% 65.9% 41.3% 51.6% 21.4%
Sanchez, Gary 2760 -6 46.7% 25.0% 44.5% 22.1% 64.5% 68.1% 23.0% 42.0% 29.4%
Hicks, John 1711 -4 46.7% 21.1% 40.8% 24.4% 65.4% 66.3% 33.1% 45.1% 19.9%
Narvaez, Omar 2827 -7 46.6% 19.7% 42.8% 30.8% 58.7% 64.7% 33.2% 45.6% 27.4%
Iannetta, Chris 1242 -2 46.6% 23.6% 53.1% 30.2% 74.5% 60.3% 34.6% 33.9% 24.1%
Suzuki, Kurt 2264 -6 46.5% 29.4% 46.0% 24.0% 67.4% 60.3% 33.5% 43.7% 18.1%
Severino, Pedro 2522 -5 46.1% 20.5% 43.2% 21.6% 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 2665 -5 45.8% 19.0% 44.1% 18.8% 67.2% 59.8% 27.4% 43.7% 26.1%
Vogt, Stephen 1407 -3 45.3% 15.5% 31.1% 22.2% 65.1% 63.3% 30.3% 50.2% 27.5%
McCann, James 2992 -15 45.0% 22.3% 51.4% 26.6% 65.6% 63.4% 20.3% 44.1% 13.9%
Viloria, Meibrys 1222 -4 44.8% 22.1% 35.3% 25.4% 58.2% 67.6% 29.9% 47.6% 20.2%
Diaz, Elias 2551 -10 44.6% 20.0% 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 998 -3 43.7% 18.1% 36.7% 15.4% 58.1% 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% 19.0%
Castillo, Welington 1399 -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% 16.0% 37.5% 15.6%