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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
Narváez, Omar 966 5 53.6% 30.3% 54.1% 17.2% 65.9% 68.8% 44.7% 54.3% 39.5%
Caratini, Victor 611 2 52.9% 16.2% 59.5% 33.3% 63.1% 66.2% 48.5% 56.7% 24.2%
Barnes, Austin 936 2 52.6% 20.4% 45.2% 16.7% 57.5% 73.8% 38% 64% 42.9%
Vogt, Stephen 601 2 51.9% 38.7% 37.5% 26.7% 57.1% 68.8% 30.8% 60.9% 35.9%
Realmuto, J.T. 977 3 51.8% 23.9% 35.9% 17.6% 76.4% 67% 48.2% 50.4% 28.7%
Nola, Austin 1444 1 51.7% 13.9% 40% 23.8% 59.7% 67.5% 34.3% 67.8% 40.4%
Jeffers, Ryan 581 1 51.6% 21.2% 34.5% 9.1% 72.6% 62.5% 40.4% 58.3% 38.7%
McCann, James 814 2 51.4% 5% 35.6% 22.5% 61.6% 75.5% 38.1% 61.8% 31.3%
Contreras, Willson 1084 2 51.3% 21.7% 50.4% 30.4% 65.7% 68.5% 38.7% 52.6% 28.3%
Pérez, Roberto 862 2 51.2% 6.3% 50% 17.6% 67.1% 71.8% 31.1% 53.9% 32.1%
Vázquez, Christian 1240 3 50.9% 23.8% 51.4% 32.3% 68.6% 67.7% 24.6% 53.3% 25.2%
Grandal, Yasmani 1075 3 50.9% 27.4% 51.1% 18.4% 63% 68.4% 38.2% 57.6% 29.9%
Murphy, John Ryan 532 0 50.6% 12.2% 39% 16.7% 67.3% 67.8% 25% 62.2% 41.5%
Barnhart, Tucker 992 1 50.4% 18.6% 44% 18.4% 69.9% 67.2% 31.4% 63% 26.6%
Casali, Curt 722 1 50.3% 15% 43.6% 25.6% 65% 69.2% 37.5% 60.9% 33%
Molina, Yadier 1280 2 50.2% 15.2% 43.3% 11.4% 65.2% 74.2% 38.1% 60.3% 29.7%
Stassi, Max 785 1 50.2% 15.6% 50% 26.3% 58.8% 73% 32.9% 57.9% 35.1%
Castro, Jason 719 0 50.1% 30% 50% 15.9% 55.9% 68.6% 47.6% 54.9% 29.4%
Higashioka, Kyle 457 1 50.1% 17.6% 31.6% 18.8% 79.7% 71.7% 33.3% 54.5% 31.4%
Tromp, Chadwick 540 1 50% 19% 37.1% 16.7% 70.4% 62.8% 37.9% 55.9% 37.2%
Heineman, Tyler 408 0 50% 7.4% 41% 30.4% 71.2% 63.8% 46.7% 57.3% 18.8%
León, Sandy 649 0 49.9% 15.4% 53% 27.1% 59.1% 67.2% 47.2% 60.7% 25%
Nottingham, Jacob 500 1 49.8% 15.6% 42.2% 26.3% 66.4% 67.5% 36.7% 55.9% 26.3%
Kelly, Carson 1063 1 49.5% 20.7% 41.4% 23.3% 71.4% 64.2% 39.4% 52.9% 22%
Murphy, Sean 1356 3 49.4% 20.5% 43.2% 10.1% 67.9% 67.1% 26.3% 56.6% 24.4%
Hedges, Austin 740 0 49.3% 21.2% 45.3% 25% 60% 68.2% 29.7% 54.7% 32.6%
Mathis, Jeff 691 1 49.3% 22.2% 54.5% 21.3% 62.2% 68.5% 32.7% 52.6% 24.3%
Bart, Joey 843 0 49.2% 24% 38% 27.1% 62.1% 69.1% 40.4% 51.6% 37.7%
Gallagher, Cam 542 -1 49.1% 14.9% 41.4% 10% 68.3% 57% 40% 67.5% 22.4%
Flowers, Tyler 600 1 49% 22.4% 50.8% 34.6% 63% 67.5% 33.3% 55.3% 20.6%
d'Arnaud, Travis 1409 1 49% 18% 52.1% 30.6% 66.6% 65.7% 28.9% 48.6% 20.8%
Trevino, Jose 567 0 49% 19% 48.7% 28% 68.8% 58.9% 51.9% 53.3% 21.7%
Perez, Salvador 996 0 48.9% 17.9% 45.3% 16.1% 76.2% 71.7% 36.8% 43.5% 26.4%
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%
Garneau, Dustin 426 1 47.9% 25% 41.5% 30.4% 78.9% 63.5% 42.9% 47.9% 10.8%
Maldonado, Martín 1828 -2 47.8% 18.8% 47.4% 23.5% 64.3% 68.2% 24.8% 54.4% 22%
Sánchez, Gary 1152 -2 47.7% 13% 32.5% 14.9% 64.5% 67.8% 23.7% 52.4% 43%
Cervelli, Francisco 443 0 47.6% 23.8% 42.6% 6.3% 70.1% 66.7% 27.6% 45.8% 15%
Wolters, Tony 1003 -1 47.5% 21.3% 47.6% 22.9% 63.9% 66% 40.5% 47.8% 15.7%
Díaz, Elias 453 0 47% 22.9% 31.9% 21.4% 77.5% 56% 36.6% 44.2% 20.5%
Avila, Alex 454 0 46.9% 23.3% 56.3% 22.7% 60.8% 62.2% 27.5% 51.5% 17.4%
Butera, Drew 440 0 46.8% 20.6% 40.5% 18.8% 68.9% 53.6% 44% 58.8% 17.2%
Chirinos, Robinson 780 -1 46.7% 22.6% 40.4% 20.8% 63.6% 70.4% 36.6% 39.7% 28.9%
Perez, Michael 731 -2 46.4% 18.6% 65.3% 24.3% 62.4% 57% 20.4% 45.9% 17.6%
Jansen, Danny 1282 -1 46.3% 18.2% 38.3% 19.1% 65% 68.1% 25.5% 45.9% 32.3%
Greiner, Grayson 489 -1 46.2% 34.2% 68.3% 24% 54.3% 61% 25% 41.2% 8.3%
Garver, Mitch 559 0 46.2% 14% 46% 18.5% 54% 58.9% 38.5% 54% 39.7%
Sisco, Chance 700 -3 45.9% 18.8% 31% 13.6% 68.3% 56.9% 32.7% 49.1% 20.9%
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%
Romine, Austin 1069 -1 45.8% 11.7% 32.4% 20.5% 61% 67.4% 31.6% 47.2% 30.9%
Severino, Pedro 995 -4 45.7% 25% 38.4% 16.3% 64.2% 64.6% 33.3% 45.4% 28.5%
Zunino, Mike 1277 -5 45.1% 17.3% 49% 26.4% 60% 65.3% 22.2% 44.8% 19.4%
Knapp, Andrew 600 -1 45% 18.4% 42.4% 18.8% 60.2% 52.1% 41.2% 52.2% 25%
Gomes, Yan 885 -2 44.9% 20.7% 37.4% 16.7% 67% 60.7% 38.4% 45.7% 16.3%
Ramos, Wilson 1112 1 44.9% 25% 59% 27.4% 66.2% 63.8% 22.8% 29.6% 15.7%
Smith, Will 1130 -5 44.1% 13.3% 51.1% 23.3% 62.7% 63% 32.3% 46.2% 22.5%
Odom, Joseph 459 -1 43.8% 14.3% 54.8% 27.8% 54.3% 55.6% 15.6% 49.5% 30.4%
Suzuki, Kurt 876 -4 43.8% 22.6% 31.9% 12.5% 64% 64.3% 35.6% 44% 17.3%
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%