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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 967 5 53.6% 28.4% 53.6% 16.7% 66.9% 68.8% 44.7% 55.2% 39.0%
Barnes, Austin 838 2 53.1% 20.8% 44.1% 15.9% 55.7% 74.8% 36.6% 66.8% 44.1%
Caratini, Victor 611 2 53.0% 13.9% 59.5% 34.8% 63.5% 66.2% 48.5% 57.0% 24.2%
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%
Higashioka, Kyle 438 1 50.9% 20.0% 31.5% 18.8% 80.6% 71.9% 33.3% 55.9% 32.0%
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 994 1 50.4% 18.3% 44.1% 18.4% 70.2% 67.2% 33.3% 63.0% 26.6%
Molina, Yadier 1281 2 50.3% 14.4% 45.0% 10.3% 64.5% 74.3% 39.2% 59.7% 29.7%
Stassi, Max 784 1 50.3% 16.1% 50.0% 26.3% 58.5% 73.2% 32.9% 57.9% 34.2%
Castro, Jason 717 0 50.1% 30.5% 49.5% 16.3% 55.9% 67.5% 47.6% 54.9% 30.9%
Tromp, Chadwick 540 1 50.0% 19.5% 37.7% 16.7% 69.8% 62.8% 36.2% 56.3% 37.2%
Heineman, Tyler 408 0 50.0% 7.4% 41.0% 30.4% 71.2% 63.8% 46.7% 57.3% 18.8%
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%
Murphy, Sean 1359 3 49.3% 20.5% 43.2% 10.0% 67.9% 67.1% 26.0% 56.6% 24.3%
Mathis, Jeff 689 0 49.3% 21.7% 54.1% 21.7% 62.7% 68.5% 32.7% 52.6% 24.3%
Trevino, Jose 567 0 49.0% 19.0% 48.7% 28.0% 68.8% 58.9% 51.9% 53.3% 21.7%
Bart, Joey 845 0 49.0% 24.0% 36.7% 25.0% 62.1% 69.3% 40.0% 51.8% 37.2%
Flowers, Tyler 600 1 49.0% 22.4% 50.8% 34.6% 63.4% 67.2% 33.3% 54.9% 21.7%
Perez, Salvador 998 0 49.0% 17.7% 44.6% 17.5% 76.1% 71.5% 37.7% 44.6% 26.6%
Gallagher, Cam 544 -1 48.9% 15.2% 40.6% 9.5% 67.6% 56.5% 40.0% 67.2% 23.7%
d'Arnaud, Travis 1407 1 48.9% 19.2% 51.9% 31.0% 65.7% 66.2% 29.2% 48.4% 19.0%
Stallings, Jacob 1225 2 48.5% 13.3% 35.7% 23.7% 60.1% 65.8% 29.5% 60.2% 33.8%
Bemboom, Anthony 498 2 48.4% 30.0% 33.3% 12.5% 64.0% 67.1% 35.6% 51.4% 31.6%
Garneau, Dustin 426 0 47.9% 25.0% 41.5% 30.4% 78.9% 63.5% 42.9% 47.9% 10.8%
Maldonado, Martin 1827 -2 47.7% 19.0% 46.8% 21.4% 63.9% 68.3% 24.7% 54.5% 22.2%
Cervelli, Francisco 443 0 47.6% 23.8% 42.6% 6.3% 70.1% 66.7% 27.6% 45.8% 15.0%
Sanchez, Gary 1152 -2 47.6% 12.8% 32.1% 14.9% 64.5% 67.5% 24.0% 52.2% 43.6%
Diaz, Elias 451 0 47.2% 28.6% 33.3% 25.0% 76.7% 55.3% 32.5% 44.2% 20.0%
Wolters, Tony 1004 -1 47.2% 21.6% 47.6% 22.9% 63.8% 66.3% 41.2% 46.5% 14.8%
Butera, Drew 440 0 46.8% 20.6% 40.5% 18.8% 68.9% 53.6% 44.0% 58.8% 17.2%
Avila, Alex 455 0 46.8% 23.3% 55.1% 22.7% 60.8% 61.3% 27.5% 51.5% 17.8%
Perez, Michael 713 -2 46.7% 19.0% 65.9% 25.7% 61.8% 56.7% 22.0% 47.4% 17.8%
Chirinos, Robinson 783 -2 46.6% 23.0% 40.4% 20.8% 62.7% 70.4% 36.6% 39.9% 28.9%
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%
Sisco, Chance 700 -3 45.9% 18.2% 31.6% 13.6% 68.8% 56.9% 32.7% 48.9% 20.9%
Romine, Austin 1068 -1 45.9% 10.3% 31.0% 18.4% 62.1% 67.7% 30.9% 47.7% 30.3%
Zunino, Mike 1098 -3 45.9% 14.1% 48.2% 25.3% 61.4% 64.7% 25.4% 47.0% 22.5%
Wallach, Chad 520 -1 45.8% 17.9% 41.3% 14.3% 66.3% 60.2% 25.9% 56.3% 25.0%
Severino, Pedro 982 -3 45.6% 25.4% 37.8% 14.6% 64.4% 64.2% 32.3% 45.8% 28.5%
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 1075 -4 44.3% 14.9% 52.0% 24.3% 62.9% 61.8% 33.3% 46.5% 22.6%
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%