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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 2686 15 53.8% 23.2% 47.8% 22.9% 64.0% 68.2% 43.8% 61.8% 39.7%
Stassi, Max 1204 7 53.6% 19.8% 42.9% 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% 79.5% 30.9% 53.8% 26.8%
Martin, Russell 1491 6 53.1% 24.2% 53.4% 22.2% 70.4% 75.2% 36.3% 49.6% 28.0%
Flowers, Tyler 2254 15 52.8% 22.6% 53.8% 11.6% 64.8% 67.9% 35.1% 61.9% 35.4%
Avila, Alex 1406 4 52.4% 14.1% 50.4% 20.0% 69.7% 68.2% 37.1% 55.8% 32.5%
Kelly, Carson 2587 5 52.2% 22.2% 44.9% 17.5% 69.6% 68.2% 38.6% 54.3% 36.7%
Pina, Manny 1185 4 52.1% 20.0% 50.0% 17.3% 61.2% 72.7% 49.4% 56.5% 31.5%
Perez, Roberto 3034 12 51.8% 16.5% 48.1% 23.4% 65.7% 71.4% 42.5% 55.9% 32.2%
Leon, Sandy 1567 3 51.6% 28.3% 62.5% 23.9% 68.2% 67.6% 24.7% 44.6% 17.3%
Barnes, Austin 1559 1 51.6% 13.6% 36.2% 18.2% 61.2% 69.6% 36.0% 63.1% 45.1%
Posey, Buster 2675 7 51.4% 28.2% 46.3% 14.6% 73.8% 67.5% 36.3% 50.0% 24.3%
Knapp, Andrew 973 2 51.4% 35.1% 61.9% 28.0% 72.6% 58.2% 34.2% 47.1% 23.5%
Grandal, Yasmani 3703 12 51.0% 19.6% 51.6% 32.0% 58.5% 72.6% 32.2% 55.6% 31.2%
Vazquez, Christian 3186 11 50.9% 24.3% 54.3% 27.7% 66.2% 70.5% 30.2% 47.3% 27.9%
Caratini, Victor 1347 2 50.9% 28.0% 41.4% 22.5% 62.4% 74.0% 40.3% 53.4% 29.4%
Nido, Tomas 1008 2 50.7% 16.7% 43.7% 23.5% 59.8% 77.4% 25.8% 48.7% 40.2%
Murphy, Tom 1972 4 50.5% 14.6% 38.9% 12.1% 57.3% 66.5% 40.6% 64.6% 34.8%
Smith, Will 1315 2 50.5% 29.9% 55.0% 18.0% 68.7% 66.2% 26.9% 48.4% 31.2%
Stallings, Jacob 1389 4 50.5% 18.1% 38.6% 11.1% 65.2% 67.7% 44.7% 52.5% 37.0%
Realmuto, J.T. 3727 7 50.3% 20.7% 38.9% 24.1% 74.7% 63.0% 40.1% 50.9% 27.1%
Jansen, Danny 2839 4 50.2% 23.1% 47.0% 22.4% 70.5% 64.6% 39.4% 54.0% 26.5%
Castro, Jason 2068 2 49.8% 17.0% 43.6% 19.8% 65.2% 68.6% 33.1% 51.8% 32.1%
McCann, Brian 2269 8 49.7% 23.6% 41.5% 16.0% 74.1% 64.3% 42.3% 48.5% 24.4%
Zunino, Mike 2026 -2 49.2% 21.9% 54.5% 24.5% 64.4% 69.5% 28.9% 53.1% 20.1%
Barnhart, Tucker 2363 2 48.9% 10.6% 45.5% 23.2% 61.9% 68.5% 30.6% 58.2% 28.4%
d'Arnaud, Travis 2223 -2 48.8% 21.6% 56.6% 27.6% 62.7% 62.9% 27.2% 50.6% 25.2%
Molina, Yadier 3365 0 48.8% 26.9% 59.6% 25.8% 66.5% 67.7% 30.6% 43.1% 19.6%
Casali, Curt 1636 0 48.7% 7.5% 50.6% 22.2% 65.8% 67.0% 31.5% 50.7% 25.2%
Gallagher, Cam 1123 1 48.7% 18.1% 29.7% 14.0% 72.1% 56.5% 55.8% 52.6% 24.8%
Romine, Austin 1831 0 48.7% 22.1% 46.4% 25.9% 70.9% 62.2% 38.4% 46.3% 21.4%
Garver, Mitch 2206 -4 48.6% 13.4% 43.4% 13.6% 62.7% 63.9% 36.5% 58.4% 31.0%
Contreras, Willson 2875 -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% 43.3% 21.5% 62.4% 70.5% 24.9% 49.9% 28.4%
Greiner, Grayson 1600 1 47.9% 26.6% 40.2% 21.4% 63.9% 68.5% 31.3% 50.8% 19.8%
Chirinos, Robinson 3448 -10 47.9% 18.8% 44.5% 14.6% 64.4% 65.5% 37.9% 50.8% 23.6%
Gomes, Yan 2813 1 47.7% 21.2% 38.7% 18.8% 70.7% 60.5% 36.8% 50.5% 18.8%
Mathis, Jeff 2232 -2 47.7% 11.5% 37.3% 12.7% 59.3% 71.7% 30.4% 52.9% 31.7%
Trevino, Jose 1036 0 47.5% 25.3% 56.5% 24.6% 70.6% 62.6% 25.8% 41.5% 13.1%
Alfaro, Jorge 3152 -6 47.4% 28.6% 48.4% 21.2% 66.1% 59.6% 35.5% 48.8% 19.7%
Cervelli, Francisco 1023 -1 47.4% 26.9% 43.9% 10.8% 67.2% 60.4% 40.0% 47.7% 22.8%
Rogers, Jake 1061 -1 47.4% 12.9% 46.1% 10.2% 64.0% 63.4% 23.5% 56.0% 28.3%
Mejia, Francisco 1542 -4 47.1% 16.5% 36.5% 13.8% 61.5% 70.4% 33.1% 55.0% 28.7%
Lucroy, Jonathan 2272 -4 47.1% 12.0% 39.3% 18.9% 62.9% 68.3% 24.5% 50.0% 29.7%
Maile, Luke 1157 -3 46.8% 18.3% 46.8% 27.7% 60.7% 65.9% 41.3% 51.6% 21.4%
Ramos, Wilson 3511 -4 46.8% 25.8% 58.8% 35.2% 63.2% 67.5% 22.0% 32.8% 16.0%
Sanchez, Gary 2761 -6 46.7% 25.0% 44.5% 22.7% 64.5% 67.9% 23.0% 41.9% 29.5%
Hicks, John 1712 -3 46.7% 21.1% 40.9% 25.3% 65.4% 66.1% 33.1% 45.2% 19.9%
Narvaez, Omar 2826 -7 46.6% 19.7% 43.0% 30.8% 58.7% 64.7% 33.2% 45.6% 27.4%
Iannetta, Chris 1240 -2 46.6% 23.6% 52.7% 30.2% 74.5% 60.3% 34.6% 34.0% 24.1%
Suzuki, Kurt 2265 -6 46.5% 29.4% 46.2% 24.0% 67.4% 60.3% 33.5% 43.8% 18.0%
Severino, Pedro 2524 -5 46.1% 20.1% 43.1% 21.6% 63.6% 61.2% 32.1% 48.0% 22.5%
Wolters, Tony 3054 -7 45.9% 15.7% 46.5% 16.4% 63.4% 65.9% 31.9% 46.6% 22.3%
Phegley, Josh 2665 -5 45.8% 18.9% 44.1% 18.8% 67.3% 59.8% 27.4% 43.7% 26.1%
Vogt, Stephen 1407 -3 45.3% 15.5% 31.1% 22.2% 64.9% 63.3% 31.0% 50.2% 27.5%
Viloria, Meibrys 1222 -4 45.0% 22.1% 35.8% 25.4% 58.2% 67.6% 29.9% 48.1% 20.2%
McCann, James 2992 -15 44.9% 22.1% 51.1% 27.1% 65.7% 63.3% 20.2% 44.0% 13.6%
Diaz, Elias 2548 -10 44.6% 19.9% 46.8% 24.3% 63.7% 61.8% 33.7% 38.8% 19.6%
Sisco, Chance 1370 -5 44.2% 14.4% 39.7% 18.5% 66.9% 59.5% 33.7% 44.1% 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 1225 -6 43.2% 15.3% 49.1% 16.7% 68.8% 54.7% 26.2% 40.8% 19.0%
Castillo, Welington 1400 -8 42.8% 9.2% 52.7% 16.9% 58.1% 65.1% 30.9% 38.3% 25.0%
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 1487 -8 42.6% 15.5% 52.1% 19.8% 64.0% 65.0% 16.0% 37.7% 15.5%