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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
Barnes, Austin 677 2 54.9% 20.0% 49.0% 19.4% 60.8% 76.0% 30.9% 66.2% 48.8%
Pina, Manny 335 1 54.0% 37.9% 63.6% 20.0% 66.7% 78.3% 40.0% 48.8% 31.0%
Narvaez, Omar 835 4 53.7% 28.8% 55.1% 15.7% 66.2% 69.7% 43.2% 53.6% 41.8%
McCann, James 654 2 53.2% 6.7% 36.3% 25.7% 65.3% 74.0% 41.2% 62.9% 34.9%
Realmuto, J.T. 890 3 52.2% 23.8% 37.0% 20.0% 75.8% 67.9% 46.6% 50.5% 31.5%
Nottingham, Jacob 304 1 52.0% 16.7% 37.9% 21.4% 67.7% 73.9% 43.5% 58.3% 29.7%
Contreras, Willson 927 2 52.0% 20.4% 47.4% 29.8% 70.6% 67.6% 39.4% 54.6% 28.6%
Vogt, Stephen 584 1 51.9% 35.5% 35.0% 25.0% 58.3% 68.8% 32.4% 60.8% 36.9%
Caratini, Victor 473 1 51.4% 10.3% 56.1% 42.1% 59.8% 67.3% 40.0% 57.5% 14.9%
Jeffers, Ryan 460 1 51.3% 19.2% 34.1% 13.3% 75.9% 56.7% 41.5% 55.7% 34.0%
Casali, Curt 587 1 51.1% 16.7% 40.2% 27.8% 64.3% 69.4% 39.3% 64.6% 36.0%
Flowers, Tyler 395 1 51.1% 30.6% 52.4% 33.3% 62.7% 70.0% 41.9% 55.7% 19.0%
Perez, Roberto 592 1 51.0% 9.1% 51.3% 11.8% 65.0% 69.9% 25.9% 58.4% 31.1%
Stassi, Max 633 1 50.9% 11.6% 52.1% 30.0% 60.3% 73.1% 32.8% 56.5% 32.7%
Grandal, Yasmani 847 2 50.9% 29.1% 50.0% 17.8% 63.3% 69.6% 39.6% 56.2% 29.1%
Nola, Austin 1123 1 50.7% 14.3% 40.2% 24.6% 60.1% 66.5% 31.8% 66.3% 36.4%
Tromp, Chadwick 508 1 50.6% 20.0% 36.8% 17.4% 70.6% 62.9% 37.7% 58.3% 36.6%
Heineman, Tyler 384 0 50.5% 8.0% 41.7% 33.3% 74.1% 64.0% 44.4% 58.3% 18.8%
Vazquez, Christian 1132 2 50.4% 25.8% 49.4% 31.6% 67.7% 67.6% 23.5% 53.7% 25.7%
Barnhart, Tucker 857 1 50.3% 18.5% 44.1% 18.8% 70.1% 65.6% 32.3% 63.5% 26.5%
d'Arnaud, Travis 916 1 50.3% 23.9% 51.1% 36.8% 66.8% 72.0% 30.4% 44.0% 27.9%
Molina, Yadier 917 1 50.3% 15.2% 42.1% 10.8% 66.7% 74.5% 37.3% 60.4% 31.7%
Mejia, Francisco 346 0 50.3% 21.4% 44.8% 15.4% 66.1% 65.2% 42.1% 54.4% 35.3%
Bart, Joey 588 1 50.0% 23.1% 41.5% 32.3% 61.3% 66.7% 46.0% 54.6% 32.1%
Stallings, Jacob 1043 3 50.0% 11.3% 39.2% 26.9% 60.4% 66.8% 30.4% 63.3% 33.6%
Murphy, Sean 972 1 49.8% 21.2% 46.0% 14.6% 65.3% 67.8% 27.4% 57.6% 22.4%
Leon, Sandy 582 0 49.7% 14.6% 54.8% 27.3% 59.8% 66.4% 48.1% 59.6% 25.0%
Murphy, John Ryan 483 0 49.5% 10.3% 38.6% 21.7% 64.4% 68.7% 23.1% 62.4% 41.2%
Sanchez, Gary 887 -1 49.2% 15.0% 32.3% 13.9% 66.2% 69.8% 22.0% 53.8% 46.7%
Hedges, Austin 711 0 49.1% 21.2% 44.6% 26.3% 58.6% 68.1% 31.4% 54.9% 32.1%
Trevino, Jose 567 0 49.0% 19.0% 48.7% 28.0% 68.8% 58.9% 51.9% 53.3% 21.7%
Gallagher, Cam 527 -1 48.6% 15.2% 38.8% 10.0% 67.0% 57.8% 40.5% 67.2% 20.0%
Kelly, Carson 929 0 48.5% 18.2% 41.9% 21.7% 71.6% 64.2% 37.7% 50.2% 21.8%
Castro, Jason 602 -1 48.2% 29.6% 48.6% 23.3% 54.1% 63.1% 43.2% 54.7% 25.4%
Butera, Drew 406 0 48.0% 21.2% 43.6% 20.0% 68.7% 58.4% 47.8% 58.2% 15.8%
Perez, Salvador 717 -1 47.6% 14.8% 46.1% 12.8% 75.2% 69.9% 37.5% 43.2% 25.0%
Garver, Mitch 450 0 47.6% 16.1% 43.6% 17.4% 56.6% 61.8% 38.9% 56.0% 40.0%
Cervelli, Francisco 443 0 47.6% 23.8% 42.6% 6.3% 70.1% 66.7% 27.6% 45.8% 15.0%
McGuire, Reese 353 -1 47.6% 17.4% 51.1% 20.0% 57.8% 65.2% 37.5% 49.3% 28.6%
Perez, Michael 585 -1 47.5% 21.2% 64.0% 27.3% 60.4% 60.6% 19.0% 47.7% 22.2%
Avila, Alex 402 0 47.5% 26.9% 55.6% 27.8% 62.2% 60.7% 28.6% 52.7% 14.6%
Maldonado, Martin 1294 -3 47.4% 13.5% 45.9% 24.3% 64.1% 69.6% 18.9% 56.2% 19.5%
Chirinos, Robinson 650 -1 47.4% 24.1% 41.8% 22.0% 61.8% 73.0% 41.4% 41.1% 28.2%
Mathis, Jeff 566 0 47.3% 18.4% 48.4% 20.6% 60.2% 65.8% 32.6% 53.5% 24.6%
Bemboom, Anthony 403 1 47.1% 29.7% 35.7% 15.8% 63.5% 63.6% 35.1% 48.8% 32.3%
Smith, Will 705 -2 46.7% 14.8% 49.4% 22.0% 64.7% 64.8% 36.2% 51.9% 25.9%
Jansen, Danny 1042 -1 46.7% 17.9% 38.9% 20.0% 65.7% 67.3% 29.1% 45.7% 32.0%
Romine, Austin 961 0 46.5% 11.9% 32.6% 20.6% 61.9% 68.2% 28.9% 48.7% 29.0%
Wolters, Tony 884 -1 46.4% 23.2% 44.3% 22.6% 62.0% 67.2% 42.3% 45.8% 15.6%
Sisco, Chance 585 -2 46.2% 19.2% 31.9% 15.8% 68.3% 56.9% 32.6% 47.9% 22.1%
Greiner, Grayson 489 -1 46.2% 34.2% 68.3% 24.0% 54.3% 61.0% 25.0% 41.2% 8.3%
Garneau, Dustin 306 0 45.8% 9.1% 36.2% 33.3% 78.4% 58.9% 36.4% 50.9% 11.1%
Severino, Pedro 870 -4 45.6% 22.2% 38.8% 16.1% 63.9% 64.0% 33.9% 46.2% 27.3%
Torrens, Luis 452 -1 45.1% 20.0% 50.0% 17.4% 63.4% 52.7% 37.5% 50.0% 10.0%
Zunino, Mike 591 -2 45.0% 11.9% 47.4% 21.7% 67.4% 64.3% 26.2% 47.1% 20.7%
Gomes, Yan 701 -2 44.4% 17.0% 38.8% 20.0% 68.8% 56.3% 39.5% 45.5% 13.2%
Ramos, Wilson 974 0 44.3% 29.1% 57.3% 25.4% 66.3% 63.7% 24.5% 27.8% 16.5%
Suzuki, Kurt 783 -3 43.9% 22.2% 32.5% 6.9% 65.1% 62.3% 36.4% 44.2% 17.5%
Knapp, Andrew 450 -1 43.8% 17.4% 34.8% 9.1% 67.9% 48.0% 38.6% 50.0% 23.3%
Plawecki, Kevin 452 -2 43.6% 20.5% 50.8% 9.5% 59.0% 64.3% 23.3% 45.7% 19.6%
Alfaro, Jorge 593 -2 43.0% 17.7% 50.0% 16.1% 59.9% 57.0% 20.9% 46.2% 18.8%
Wieters, Matt 305 -1 42.6% 13.6% 40.4% 13.0% 62.3% 63.5% 7.1% 42.2% 18.5%
Odom, Joseph 335 -1 42.4% 12.5% 50.0% 21.4% 60.6% 54.5% 4.0% 45.9% 30.0%