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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
Narvaez, Omar 965 5 53.7% 28.4% 54.1% 16.9% 66.9% 68.8% 44.7% 55.2% 39.0%
Caratini, Victor 611 2 53.0% 13.9% 59.5% 34.8% 63.5% 66.2% 48.5% 57.0% 24.2%
Barnes, Austin 932 2 52.8% 20.4% 46.3% 16.7% 58.1% 73.8% 36.4% 64.4% 42.9%
Realmuto, J.T. 973 3 51.9% 23.9% 36.7% 17.1% 76.6% 66.8% 48.1% 50.2% 29.8%
Vogt, Stephen 600 1 51.7% 37.5% 34.9% 26.7% 57.1% 69.0% 31.6% 60.9% 36.4%
Nola, Austin 1442 2 51.6% 14.3% 40.5% 23.8% 59.7% 67.5% 33.0% 67.3% 40.4%
Jeffers, Ryan 581 1 51.6% 21.2% 34.5% 9.1% 72.8% 62.5% 39.2% 58.3% 38.7%
McCann, James 814 2 51.4% 5.0% 35.6% 22.5% 61.6% 75.5% 38.1% 61.8% 31.3%
Perez, Roberto 857 2 51.3% 6.3% 50.4% 18.4% 66.7% 71.7% 32.6% 53.7% 32.7%
Contreras, Willson 1089 2 51.2% 17.9% 49.1% 29.1% 66.3% 68.5% 38.2% 53.0% 28.8%
Vazquez, Christian 1240 3 50.9% 24.8% 50.8% 32.3% 68.5% 67.7% 25.4% 53.6% 25.2%
Murphy, John Ryan 533 0 50.7% 11.9% 40.0% 20.0% 67.9% 67.8% 25.0% 62.2% 40.4%
Grandal, Yasmani 1078 3 50.6% 27.8% 50.4% 18.4% 62.4% 68.8% 38.2% 57.6% 29.2%
Casali, Curt 719 1 50.5% 15.3% 43.6% 26.2% 64.7% 69.2% 39.4% 60.9% 33.3%
Barnhart, Tucker 992 1 50.4% 18.6% 43.6% 18.4% 70.2% 67.2% 33.3% 63.0% 26.6%
Stassi, Max 784 1 50.3% 16.1% 50.0% 26.3% 58.5% 73.2% 32.9% 57.9% 34.2%
Molina, Yadier 1281 2 50.3% 14.4% 45.0% 10.3% 64.5% 74.3% 39.2% 59.7% 29.7%
Castro, Jason 718 0 50.1% 30.5% 50.0% 16.3% 55.9% 67.5% 47.6% 54.9% 30.9%
Higashioka, Kyle 455 1 50.1% 17.6% 31.6% 18.8% 81.0% 71.7% 33.3% 54.1% 31.4%
Heineman, Tyler 408 0 50.0% 7.4% 41.0% 30.4% 71.2% 63.8% 46.7% 57.3% 18.8%
Tromp, Chadwick 540 1 50.0% 19.5% 37.7% 16.7% 69.8% 62.8% 36.2% 56.3% 37.2%
Leon, Sandy 648 0 49.8% 15.4% 53.0% 27.1% 59.1% 67.2% 47.2% 60.3% 25.0%
Kelly, Carson 1064 1 49.5% 20.7% 42.0% 23.3% 71.4% 64.2% 39.4% 52.9% 22.0%
Nottingham, Jacob 497 1 49.5% 12.9% 40.9% 26.3% 66.7% 67.5% 35.4% 55.9% 25.0%
Hedges, Austin 739 0 49.4% 22.6% 44.7% 25.4% 59.6% 67.9% 29.7% 55.6% 32.6%
Mathis, Jeff 689 1 49.3% 21.7% 54.1% 21.7% 62.7% 68.5% 32.7% 52.6% 24.3%
Murphy, Sean 1359 3 49.3% 20.5% 43.2% 10.0% 67.9% 67.1% 26.0% 56.6% 24.3%
Trevino, Jose 567 0 49.0% 19.0% 48.7% 28.0% 68.8% 58.9% 51.9% 53.3% 21.7%
Perez, Salvador 998 0 49.0% 17.7% 44.6% 17.5% 76.1% 71.5% 37.7% 44.6% 26.6%
Flowers, Tyler 600 1 49.0% 22.4% 50.8% 34.6% 63.4% 67.2% 33.3% 54.9% 21.7%
Bart, Joey 845 0 49.0% 24.0% 36.7% 25.0% 62.1% 69.3% 40.0% 51.8% 37.2%
d'Arnaud, Travis 1408 1 48.9% 19.2% 51.6% 30.6% 65.8% 66.2% 29.4% 48.4% 19.2%
Gallagher, Cam 544 -1 48.9% 15.2% 40.6% 9.5% 67.6% 56.5% 40.0% 67.2% 23.7%
Stallings, Jacob 1225 2 48.5% 13.3% 35.7% 23.7% 60.1% 65.8% 29.5% 60.2% 33.8%
Bemboom, Anthony 500 2 48.4% 29.3% 36.7% 12.5% 64.5% 67.1% 35.6% 50.0% 30.8%
Garneau, Dustin 426 0 47.9% 25.0% 41.5% 30.4% 78.9% 63.5% 42.9% 47.9% 10.8%
Maldonado, Martin 1828 -2 47.8% 19.0% 47.4% 23.8% 64.1% 68.2% 24.7% 54.1% 22.0%
Sanchez, Gary 1152 -2 47.6% 12.8% 32.1% 14.9% 64.5% 67.5% 24.0% 52.2% 43.6%
Cervelli, Francisco 443 0 47.6% 23.8% 42.6% 6.3% 70.1% 66.7% 27.6% 45.8% 15.0%
Wolters, Tony 1004 -1 47.2% 21.6% 47.6% 22.9% 63.8% 66.3% 41.2% 46.5% 14.8%
Diaz, Elias 451 0 47.2% 28.6% 33.3% 25.0% 76.7% 55.3% 32.5% 44.2% 20.0%
Avila, Alex 455 0 46.8% 23.3% 55.1% 22.7% 60.8% 61.3% 27.5% 51.5% 17.8%
Butera, Drew 440 0 46.8% 20.6% 40.5% 18.8% 68.9% 53.6% 44.0% 58.8% 17.2%
Chirinos, Robinson 783 -1 46.6% 23.0% 40.4% 20.8% 62.7% 70.4% 36.6% 39.9% 28.9%
Perez, Michael 729 -2 46.4% 18.6% 65.6% 25.0% 62.1% 56.6% 22.0% 45.9% 17.6%
Jansen, Danny 1281 -1 46.4% 18.0% 39.0% 17.9% 65.3% 68.1% 25.5% 45.9% 32.3%
Garver, Mitch 557 0 46.3% 14.6% 46.0% 18.5% 54.0% 59.1% 38.5% 54.0% 38.6%
Greiner, Grayson 489 -1 46.2% 34.2% 68.3% 24.0% 54.3% 61.0% 25.0% 41.2% 8.3%
Torrens, Luis 610 -2 46.1% 20.5% 46.9% 20.0% 63.4% 56.7% 37.7% 49.6% 19.0%
Romine, Austin 1068 -1 45.9% 10.3% 31.0% 18.4% 62.1% 67.7% 30.9% 47.7% 30.3%
Sisco, Chance 700 -3 45.9% 18.2% 31.6% 13.6% 68.8% 56.9% 32.7% 48.9% 20.9%
Wallach, Chad 520 -1 45.8% 17.9% 41.3% 14.3% 66.3% 60.2% 25.9% 56.3% 25.0%
Severino, Pedro 995 -4 45.7% 25.0% 38.4% 14.6% 64.4% 64.4% 33.8% 45.4% 28.5%
Zunino, Mike 1278 -5 45.1% 17.3% 49.0% 25.6% 59.7% 65.1% 22.5% 44.4% 20.3%
Knapp, Andrew 600 -1 45.0% 18.9% 42.4% 18.8% 59.7% 52.5% 41.2% 52.2% 24.7%
Gomes, Yan 885 -3 44.9% 20.7% 37.4% 16.7% 67.3% 60.7% 37.9% 45.7% 16.3%
Ramos, Wilson 1112 0 44.8% 24.8% 58.7% 27.4% 66.2% 63.5% 22.8% 29.6% 15.8%
Smith, Will 1125 -5 44.1% 13.5% 51.9% 23.3% 62.7% 62.6% 32.3% 45.8% 22.7%
Suzuki, Kurt 875 -4 43.9% 23.5% 31.9% 12.5% 63.7% 64.3% 35.6% 44.0% 17.3%
Odom, Joseph 459 -1 43.8% 14.3% 54.8% 27.8% 54.3% 55.6% 15.6% 49.5% 30.4%
Plawecki, Kevin 598 -3 43.0% 19.3% 49.4% 13.3% 60.7% 59.3% 31.6% 41.6% 19.7%
Alfaro, Jorge 746 -3 41.3% 16.9% 46.3% 18.6% 58.2% 55.8% 16.7% 44.8% 16.9%