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
Narváez, Omar 966 5 53.6% 30.3% 54.1% 17.2% 65.9% 68.8% 44.7% 54.3% 39.5%
Grandal, Yasmani 1074 3 50.9% 27.4% 51.1% 18.4% 63% 68.4% 38.7% 57.6% 29.9%
Murphy, Sean 1356 3 49.4% 20.5% 43.2% 10.1% 67.9% 67.1% 26.3% 56.6% 24.4%
Vázquez, Christian 1240 3 50.9% 23.8% 51.4% 32.3% 68.6% 67.7% 24.6% 53.3% 25.2%
Realmuto, J.T. 977 3 51.8% 23.9% 35.9% 17.6% 76.4% 67% 48.2% 50.4% 28.7%
Barnes, Austin 936 2 52.6% 20.4% 45.2% 16.7% 57.5% 73.8% 38% 64% 42.9%
Bemboom, Anthony 500 2 48.4% 29.3% 36.7% 12.5% 64.5% 67.1% 35.6% 50% 30.8%
Vogt, Stephen 601 2 51.9% 38.7% 37.5% 26.7% 57.1% 68.8% 30.8% 60.9% 35.9%
Molina, Yadier 1280 2 50.2% 15.2% 43.3% 11.4% 65.2% 74.2% 38.1% 60.3% 29.7%
Pérez, Roberto 862 2 51.2% 6.3% 50% 17.6% 67.1% 71.8% 31.1% 53.9% 32.1%
Caratini, Victor 611 2 52.9% 16.2% 59.5% 33.3% 63.1% 66.2% 48.5% 56.7% 24.2%
McCann, James 814 2 51.4% 5% 35.6% 22.5% 61.6% 75.5% 38.1% 61.8% 31.3%
Contreras, Willson 1082 2 51.3% 21.7% 50.4% 30.4% 65.5% 68.5% 39.2% 52.6% 28.3%
Stallings, Jacob 1226 2 48.6% 13.3% 35.9% 23.7% 60.1% 66% 29.9% 60.5% 33.3%
Garneau, Dustin 426 1 47.9% 25% 41.5% 30.4% 78.9% 63.5% 42.9% 47.9% 10.8%
Casali, Curt 722 1 50.3% 15% 43.6% 25.6% 65% 69.2% 37.5% 60.9% 33%
Tromp, Chadwick 540 1 50% 19% 37.1% 16.7% 70.4% 62.8% 37.9% 55.9% 37.2%
Allen, Austin 281 1 53.7% 30% 57.7% 10% 65.6% 75.4% 25% 48% 34.6%
Piña, Manny 335 1 54% 37.9% 63.6% 20% 66.7% 78.3% 40% 48.8% 31%
d'Arnaud, Travis 1409 1 49% 18% 52.1% 30.6% 66.6% 65.7% 28.9% 48.6% 20.8%
Jeffers, Ryan 581 1 51.6% 21.2% 34.5% 9.1% 72.6% 62.5% 40.4% 58.3% 38.7%
Kelly, Carson 1063 1 49.5% 20.7% 41.4% 23.3% 71.4% 64.2% 39.4% 52.9% 22%
Higashioka, Kyle 457 1 50.1% 17.6% 31.6% 18.8% 79.7% 71.7% 33.3% 54.5% 31.4%
Mathis, Jeff 691 1 49.3% 22.2% 54.5% 21.3% 62.2% 68.5% 32.7% 52.6% 24.3%
Nola, Austin 1444 1 51.7% 13.9% 40% 23.8% 59.7% 67.5% 34.3% 67.8% 40.4%
Barnhart, Tucker 992 1 50.4% 18.6% 44% 18.4% 69.9% 67.2% 31.4% 63% 26.6%
Flowers, Tyler 600 1 49% 22.4% 50.8% 34.6% 63% 67.5% 33.3% 55.3% 20.6%
Nottingham, Jacob 500 1 49.8% 15.6% 42.2% 26.3% 66.4% 67.5% 36.7% 55.9% 26.3%
Stassi, Max 785 1 50.2% 15.6% 50% 26.3% 58.8% 73% 32.9% 57.9% 35.1%
Heineman, Tyler 408 0 50% 7.4% 41% 30.4% 71.2% 63.8% 46.7% 57.3% 18.8%
Avila, Alex 454 0 46.9% 23.3% 56.3% 22.7% 60.8% 62.2% 27.5% 51.5% 17.4%
Trevino, Jose 567 0 49% 19% 48.7% 28% 68.8% 58.9% 51.9% 53.3% 21.7%
Heim, Jonah 263 0 46.4% 5.9% 43.2% 36.4% 60% 79.2% 21.1% 48.6% 14.7%
Díaz, Elias 453 0 47% 22.9% 31.9% 21.4% 77.5% 56% 36.6% 44.2% 20.5%
Hedges, Austin 740 0 49.3% 21.2% 45.3% 25% 60% 68.2% 29.7% 54.7% 32.6%
Perez, Salvador 996 0 48.9% 17.9% 45.3% 16.1% 76.2% 71.7% 36.8% 43.5% 26.4%
Huff, Sam 286 0 45.8% 13% 48.5% 30% 50% 59.4% 29.2% 52.8% 42.9%
León, Sandy 649 0 49.9% 15.4% 53% 27.1% 59.1% 67.2% 47.2% 60.7% 25%
Viloria, Meibrys 280 0 50.4% 16.7% 50% 25% 73.5% 58.9% 38.1% 51.6% 30%
Murphy, John Ryan 532 0 50.6% 12.2% 39% 16.7% 67.3% 67.8% 25% 62.2% 41.5%
Bart, Joey 843 0 49.2% 24% 38% 27.1% 62.1% 69.1% 40.4% 51.6% 37.7%
Ramos, Wilson 1112 0 44.9% 25% 59% 27.4% 66.2% 63.8% 22.8% 29.6% 15.7%
Cervelli, Francisco 443 0 47.6% 23.8% 42.6% 6.3% 70.1% 66.7% 27.6% 45.8% 15%
Mejía, Francisco 347 0 50.1% 21.4% 43.3% 15.4% 66.1% 65.2% 42.1% 54.4% 35.3%
Butera, Drew 440 0 46.8% 20.6% 40.5% 18.8% 68.9% 53.6% 44% 58.8% 17.2%
Castro, Jason 719 0 50.1% 30% 50% 15.9% 55.9% 68.6% 47.6% 54.9% 29.4%
Garver, Mitch 559 0 46.2% 14% 46% 18.5% 54% 58.9% 38.5% 54% 39.7%
Greiner, Grayson 489 -1 46.2% 34.2% 68.3% 24% 54.3% 61% 25% 41.2% 8.3%
Gallagher, Cam 542 -1 49.1% 14.9% 41.4% 10% 68.3% 57% 40% 67.5% 22.4%
Chirinos, Robinson 780 -1 46.7% 22.6% 40.4% 20.8% 63.6% 70.4% 36.6% 39.7% 28.9%
Wieters, Matt 338 -1 42.3% 19.2% 38.9% 16.7% 62.3% 60.5% 6.7% 44.9% 16.1%
Knapp, Andrew 600 -1 45% 18.4% 42.4% 18.8% 60.2% 52.1% 41.2% 52.2% 25%
Odom, Joseph 459 -1 43.8% 14.3% 54.8% 27.8% 54.3% 55.6% 15.6% 49.5% 30.4%
Jansen, Danny 1282 -1 46.3% 18.2% 38.3% 19.1% 65% 68.1% 25.5% 45.9% 32.3%
Smith, Kevan 250 -1 41.2% 5.9% 47.5% 7.7% 54.1% 65.3% 22.2% 37.7% 25%
McGuire, Reese 356 -1 47.5% 18.2% 51.1% 21.1% 56.7% 64.3% 34.6% 50% 28.6%
Wolters, Tony 1003 -1 47.5% 21.3% 47.6% 22.9% 63.9% 66% 40.5% 47.8% 15.7%
Wallach, Chad 521 -1 45.9% 17.9% 42.6% 14.3% 65.9% 60% 27.3% 55.8% 24.6%
Romine, Austin 1069 -1 45.8% 11.7% 32.4% 20.5% 61% 67.4% 31.6% 47.2% 30.9%
Sánchez, Gary 1152 -2 47.7% 13% 32.5% 14.9% 64.5% 67.8% 23.7% 52.4% 43%
Maldonado, Martín 1828 -2 47.8% 18.8% 47.4% 23.5% 64.3% 68.2% 24.8% 54.4% 22%
Perez, Michael 731 -2 46.4% 18.6% 65.3% 24.3% 62.4% 57% 20.4% 45.9% 17.6%
Gomes, Yan 885 -2 44.9% 20.7% 37.4% 16.7% 67% 60.7% 38.4% 45.7% 16.3%
Torrens, Luis 612 -2 45.8% 20.5% 46.9% 19.4% 63.8% 56.2% 37.1% 48.8% 19%
Plawecki, Kevin 598 -3 43.1% 17.9% 49.4% 13.3% 62% 59.3% 31.6% 41.6% 19.7%
Alfaro, Jorge 746 -3 41.4% 14.3% 47.1% 18.6% 58.6% 55.4% 20.7% 45.1% 17.2%
Sisco, Chance 700 -3 45.9% 18.8% 31% 13.6% 68.3% 56.9% 32.7% 49.1% 20.9%
Severino, Pedro 995 -4 45.7% 25% 38.4% 16.3% 64.2% 64.6% 33.3% 45.4% 28.5%
Suzuki, Kurt 876 -4 43.8% 22.6% 31.9% 12.5% 64% 64.3% 35.6% 44% 17.3%
Smith, Will 1130 -5 44.1% 13.3% 51.1% 23.3% 62.7% 63% 32.3% 46.2% 22.5%
Zunino, Mike 1277 -5 45.1% 17.3% 49% 26.4% 60% 65.3% 22.2% 44.8% 19.4%