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 mil 2980 10 49.2% 14.9% 47.6% 22.6% 65.4% 70.9% 35.1% 48.3% 27.5%
Murphy, Sean oak 2874 9 49.8% 19.9% 48.8% 20.6% 63.6% 69.1% 32% 55.3% 27%
Heim, Jonah tex 1993 9 51.9% 20% 58.8% 33.6% 65.4% 74% 32.8% 50.6% 26.1%
Trevino, Jose tex 2379 8 51.8% 18.3% 57.8% 28% 65.4% 70.1% 37.8% 53.4% 31.1%
Zunino, Mike tb 2705 7 51.7% 18.7% 56.4% 29% 56.7% 70.2% 26.6% 56.7% 34.3%
Stassi, Max ana 2370 6 50% 22.2% 41.7% 19.7% 59.5% 75.8% 36% 55.1% 34.6%
Barnhart, Tucker cin 2991 5 49.6% 23.1% 45.7% 22.1% 65.1% 68.2% 34.7% 51.3% 28.6%
Posey, Buster sf 2883 5 49.2% 24.1% 51.9% 24.2% 68.1% 62.3% 33.9% 52.1% 19%
Nido, Tomás nym 1147 5 53.5% 20.3% 49.6% 26.2% 64.9% 79.9% 41.5% 51.4% 37.1%
Realmuto, J.T. phi 3335 4 48.7% 20.5% 45% 12% 69.6% 61.1% 38.9% 51.3% 27.3%
McGuire, Reese tor 1730 4 48.9% 29.6% 48.1% 20.2% 66.8% 62.5% 32.8% 50.5% 25.2%
Garver, Mitch min 1399 3 50.5% 14.9% 51% 33.8% 67.8% 69.5% 34.7% 52% 25.7%
Higashioka, Kyle nyy 1631 3 50% 17.9% 46.4% 10.6% 67.1% 68.1% 43.8% 52% 33.5%
Piña, Manny mil 1466 3 49% 15.2% 54.3% 24% 53.6% 71.2% 34.4% 56.3% 26.8%
Jeffers, Ryan min 2055 2 49.3% 22.2% 42.6% 22.5% 65.7% 67.9% 43.4% 55.4% 23.6%
Stallings, Jacob pit 2982 2 48.1% 15% 45.3% 21.1% 61.6% 68.6% 28.1% 56.3% 30%
Nola, Austin sd 1388 2 49.3% 14.6% 45.9% 21.3% 59.6% 68.5% 38% 57.2% 28%
Vogt, Stephen atl 1688 2 47.1% 14.7% 50.3% 29.6% 59.2% 72.2% 29.3% 40.7% 27.4%
Raleigh, Cal sea 1060 2 47.8% 29.5% 55.4% 28.1% 63.3% 61.3% 36.7% 45.2% 13.5%
d'Arnaud, Travis atl 1953 2 47.6% 18.9% 53.4% 19.6% 55.4% 61.9% 39.7% 55% 28.6%
Díaz, Elias col 2628 2 47.1% 30.5% 42.8% 26.7% 73% 53.8% 43.6% 48.3% 14.4%
Smith, Kevan atl 757 2 51.3% 14.6% 60.2% 37.5% 70.5% 69.1% 37.7% 40.1% 29.7%
Barrera, Tres was 821 2 49.8% 8.3% 41.7% 6.9% 67.1% 69.7% 36.7% 53.3% 32.2%
Smith, Will la 3445 2 49.2% 21.7% 45.5% 18.6% 65.3% 67.4% 28.9% 53.7% 31.4%
Jansen, Danny tor 1688 1 48.6% 29.3% 41.9% 11.3% 69.8% 60.8% 34.9% 52.3% 28%
Garcia, Aramis oak 734 1 49.9% 19.5% 45.9% 22.9% 65.1% 68.8% 26.4% 55.7% 32.1%
Rortvedt, Ben min 846 1 49.8% 10.3% 40.8% 13.6% 61.1% 66.2% 41.7% 62.4% 37%
Barnes, Austin la 1361 1 50% 10.5% 33.7% 15.9% 72.2% 63.9% 35.4% 61% 36.2%
Gallagher, Cam kc 1032 1 50.2% 12.5% 52.8% 17.6% 68% 64.4% 37.9% 56.3% 32.6%
Nuñez, Dom col 2145 1 47.1% 17.8% 35.3% 14.1% 67.1% 61.3% 44.7% 56.1% 21.7%
Vázquez, Christian bos 3898 1 49.1% 23.8% 54.9% 31.3% 66.6% 66.1% 24.8% 48.7% 24.1%
Plawecki, Kevin bos 1168 1 47.3% 30.5% 49.6% 18.5% 71.1% 59.8% 22.9% 50.7% 17%
Maldonado, Martín hou 3812 1 49% 17.5% 46.3% 21.2% 64.3% 66.5% 37% 53.6% 29.7%
Grandal, Yasmani cws 2105 1 48.3% 16.4% 54.1% 23.8% 64.2% 67.1% 36.1% 49.3% 25.3%
Kelly, Carson ari 2443 1 48.3% 23.9% 49.4% 23.5% 62.4% 63.8% 35.2% 49.2% 25.7%
Casali, Curt sf 1574 1 49.4% 11.4% 33.8% 10% 66.1% 62.4% 41.2% 58.7% 28.6%
Hedges, Austin cle 2356 1 47.3% 20% 48.8% 26% 61.1% 66.9% 38.8% 47.8% 23.6%
Henry, Payton mia 122 0 52.5% 36.4% 46.7% 42.9% 59.1% 59.3% 44.4% 66.7% 14.3%
Godoy, José sea 316 0 47.5% 10.5% 51.1% 13.3% 64.7% 60.4% 37.5% 50.7% 13%
Wolters, Tony chc 229 0 51.5% 8.3% 32% 50% 59.6% 68.6% 45.5% 63.8% 35.5%
Zavala, Seby cws 738 0 49.7% 26.1% 53.7% 27.5% 72.6% 62.9% 30.6% 57.3% 20%
Mazeika, Patrick nym 518 0 49.2% 30.2% 56.1% 38.9% 67.6% 65.7% 26.7% 46.8% 19.3%
Lucroy, Jonathan atl 156 0 42.9% 20% 46.7% 0% 85.2% 58.1% 14.3% 33.3% 11.8%
Brantly, Rob nyy 110 0 55.5% 75% 39.1% 33.3% 65% 76.9% 10% 75% 20%
Fortes, Nick mia 157 0 40.1% 7.7% 30.8% 25% 60% 61.5% 22.2% 32.6% 28.6%
Higgins, P.J. chc 148 0 51.4% 16.7% 44.4% 50% 51.7% 61.8% 36.4% 71.4% 35.3%
Campusano, Luis sd 274 0 52.2% 5.3% 42.3% 15.4% 63% 76.8% 29.6% 60.8% 46.4%
Alfaro, Jorge mia 1577 0 48.5% 29.5% 58.8% 30.8% 64.1% 58.8% 28% 49.6% 20.1%
Wallach, Chad mia 490 0 50% 25.6% 50.8% 7.1% 66.7% 61.6% 33.3% 52.9% 37%
Maile, Luke mil 230 0 47.8% 46.2% 51.5% 16.7% 70.4% 69.6% 22.7% 50% 8.7%
Pérez, Roberto cle 1116 0 48.5% 21% 55.2% 26.8% 65.6% 70.3% 26.5% 48.5% 25.8%
Knapp, Andrew phi 1113 0 48.2% 11.1% 46.9% 17.4% 64.8% 66.1% 40.3% 47.5% 26.5%
Astudillo, Willians min 150 0 38% 0% 44.4% 37.5% 72% 62.1% 21.4% 16% 13.6%
Holaday, Bryan ari 297 0 46.1% 13.3% 47.6% 6.7% 50.9% 73.6% 18.2% 42.9% 25%
Ruiz, Keibert was 668 0 47.3% 27.8% 52.5% 32% 73.1% 59.6% 25% 42.6% 26.4%
Rivero, Sebastián kc 367 0 45.5% 27.8% 43.5% 31.6% 70% 64.7% 24.2% 35.7% 34.3%
Lobaton, Jose chc 117 0 41% 11.1% 26.7% 14.3% 64.7% 61.3% 0% 43.5% 18.2%
Tromp, Chadwick sf 122 0 54.1% 0% 50% 10% 90% 52.4% 46.2% 61.9% 25%
Rivas, Webster sd 586 0 46.6% 20% 51.6% 12.1% 65.1% 62.2% 37.5% 48.1% 27.4%
Hicks, John tex 153 0 45.1% 20% 41.7% 20% 50% 76.2% 12.5% 46.2% 0%
Wong, Connor bos 100 0 49% 20% 36.4% 66.7% 66.7% 55.9% 33.3% 56.3% 30.8%
León, Sandy mia 1355 0 50.5% 33.3% 60.1% 33.3% 59.8% 68.6% 35% 49% 18.8%
Gomes, Yan oak 2618 0 46.9% 20.9% 47.9% 18.7% 70% 59.9% 29.3% 44% 26%
Lavarnway, Ryan cle 216 0 45.8% 31.6% 65.7% 50% 62.5% 56.8% 20% 34.9% 20%
Stubbs, Garrett hou 238 0 44.1% 16.1% 25.8% 26.7% 71% 58.2% 35.7% 65.7% 23.1%
Bemboom, Anthony ana 225 0 52% 19% 42.1% 11.1% 74.5% 77.1% 41.2% 51.9% 30.4%
Garneau, Dustin det 553 -1 43.4% 18.6% 47.8% 28.2% 58.8% 63.7% 24.4% 42.1% 19.6%
Chirinos, Robinson chc 700 -1 48.1% 18.2% 43.6% 15.2% 57% 68.8% 32.7% 54.7% 27.7%
Greiner, Grayson det 703 -1 48.5% 31.6% 53.9% 25% 60% 66.9% 27.5% 44.5% 14%
Romine, Austin chc 471 -1 41.4% 28.1% 34.5% 21.6% 56.5% 53.9% 26.1% 47.5% 30.2%
Marchán, Rafael phi 419 -1 43.2% 10.7% 38.1% 10.7% 58.1% 66.7% 26.9% 39% 28.6%
Castro, Jason hou 1176 -1 48% 15.4% 45.4% 30.3% 64.5% 69.9% 29.7% 53.2% 22.9%
Stephenson, Tyler cin 2004 -1 48.6% 17.6% 45.3% 24.6% 67.2% 65.6% 29.4% 49.2% 29.7%
Contreras, Willson chc 3157 -1 49% 21.4% 56.1% 27.9% 65.9% 64.5% 27.8% 49.8% 19.8%
Varsho, Daulton ari 1068 -1 47.6% 20.8% 47.8% 25% 67% 62.4% 38.6% 49% 16.5%
Murphy, Tom sea 2279 -1 47.2% 24.2% 46.2% 15% 70.3% 62.2% 32.3% 52% 18.9%
Kirk, Alejandro tor 1057 -1 47.1% 21.8% 36.9% 17.6% 56.3% 56.5% 41% 61.4% 27.9%
Pérez, Michael pit 1640 -2 46.1% 14.5% 58.1% 29.9% 63.7% 63% 27.4% 43.4% 14.9%
Ramos, Wilson cle 939 -2 47.1% 20.8% 54.9% 30.5% 60% 70.9% 36.7% 34.8% 15.6%
Torrens, Luis sea 961 -2 43.7% 16.2% 39% 17.4% 62.6% 60.3% 26.2% 47% 16.2%
Rivera, René was 731 -2 44.5% 16.7% 44.4% 14.3% 63.7% 57.5% 33.3% 48.2% 20.6%
Butera, Drew ana 333 -2 37.8% 20.7% 47.2% 9.1% 59.2% 49.2% 23.1% 38.9% 19.4%
Contreras, William atl 1317 -2 45.3% 19% 41.1% 21% 58.3% 56.5% 30.4% 53.1% 27%
Jackson, Alex mia 970 -3 46.8% 17.6% 41.8% 10.7% 61.6% 68.4% 38.8% 54.9% 26.6%
Molina, Yadier stl 3473 -3 48.4% 24.2% 58.6% 30.9% 64% 68.2% 32% 40.6% 25.1%
Caratini, Victor sd 2811 -3 46.3% 16.1% 40.9% 15.5% 55.8% 67.5% 33.1% 48.9% 33.4%
McCann, James nym 2601 -3 47.9% 12.4% 48% 17.5% 56.4% 73.8% 23.8% 51.7% 29.9%
Sisco, Chance nym 634 -3 43.2% 17.8% 44.7% 19% 63.6% 52.6% 26.2% 48.4% 29.6%
Avila, Alex was 752 -3 43.4% 10.7% 44.6% 13.3% 58.3% 58% 39.6% 55.4% 14.1%
Rogers, Jake det 1004 -3 44.4% 14.1% 46.6% 17.2% 58.7% 62.8% 26.2% 52% 22.1%
Adams, Riley was 817 -3 43.7% 14.5% 51.3% 21.9% 64% 62.6% 20.3% 38.7% 6.1%
Knizner, Andrew stl 1389 -4 43.8% 22.2% 45.1% 28.8% 57.8% 71.1% 27% 35.3% 22.1%
Wynns, Austin bal 1304 -5 42.9% 19.3% 50.7% 19.5% 65.6% 56.9% 23.8% 36.8% 14.3%
Mejía, Francisco tb 1704 -5 44.7% 14.6% 47.8% 20% 60% 64.7% 23.7% 46% 23.6%
Suzuki, Kurt ana 1963 -5 45.3% 19% 40.8% 16.5% 64.6% 67.2% 27.5% 45.8% 20.3%
Haase, Eric det 1759 -5 44.8% 21.1% 42.8% 16% 63.2% 64.2% 28.9% 42.4% 17.9%
Sánchez, Gary nyy 2807 -6 45.9% 22% 44.4% 14.4% 64.3% 70.1% 23.2% 45.9% 29.1%
Severino, Pedro bal 3132 -10 43.7% 17.3% 47.7% 18.4% 63.9% 59.7% 26.8% 45.7% 19%
Collins, Zack cws 1708 -10 41.4% 21.9% 52.6% 19.4% 71% 48.8% 19.6% 36.1% 13.9%
Perez, Salvador kc 3576 -18 44.8% 25.9% 53.9% 28% 65.1% 60.2% 28.5% 36.1% 19.4%