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